About Owens Corning FOAMGLAS® business

Our company

Owens Corning FOAMGLAS® is part of Owens Corning, whom operate worldwide in the field of insulation, roofing, waterproofing and fiberglass-composite materials. Owens Corning develops, produces and markets innovative, sustainable solutions which improve safety and save energy.

Product applications include residential construction, public and commercial buildings and industrial installations. Our high-quality products and committed team of employees contribute to making the world a better place.

Close to our customers, worldwide

Our group headquarters is in Toledo, Ohio, USA. Owens Corning operates in 33 countries around the world, employing 20,000 people. In 2018 we achieved a turnover of $7.1 billion.

Owens Corning has been a public listed company since 1952 (NYSE:OC) and ranked in the Fortune 500® list continuously for 64 years.

Owens Corning FOAMGLAS® 

In 2017, Owens Corning acquired Pittsburgh Corning whom manufacture a wide range of FOAMGLAS® cellular glass insulation products. With applications in both the construction and industrial sectors, FOAMGLAS® insulation products fit seamlessly into the existing Owens Corning’s activities around the world.

FOAMGLAS® cellular glass insulation is produced in purpose built factories around the world. Tessenderlo (Belgium), Klášterec (Czech Republic), Yantai (China), Sedalia (USA) and Fresno (USA).

More than 80 years of innovation

with FOAMGLAS® cellular glass

1937
Two industry-leading American glass companies - Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company and Corning Glass Works - founded the Pittsburgh Corning Corporation. They focus on the production and sale of glass products for the construction sector.

1942
Pittsburgh Corning launches a new glass product – FOAMGLAS® cellular glass; an insulation material with exceptional properties. FOAMGLAS® insulation is durable, lightweight, and provides excellent protection against heat and cold. It’s non-flammable, totally unaffected by water and water vapour, which are the biggest threats to insulation materials.

1952
FOAMGLAS® insulation is used within the restoration of the White House in Washington DC.

1957
FOAMGLAS® insulation is introduced to the European market.

1963
Foundation of Pittsburgh Corning Europe NV.

1964
Pittsburgh Corning build a production facility in Tessenderlo, Belgium, to help meet the growing worldwide demand for FOAMGLAS® insulation.

1969
The serve the growing demand in the United Kingdom Pittsburgh Corning United Kingdom Ltd open a UK Office; providing FOAMGLAS® Sales and, technical support to the UK Customers.

2008
A new European FOAMGLAS® production facility is set up in Klášterec, Czech Republic.
New technology optimizes the production process, reducing energy use and maximizing the use of waste glass during manufacture.

2014
A new FOAMGLAS® production facility opens in Yantai, China, the first production facility in Asia.

2017
Owens Corning, world leader in insulation, roofing and fiberglass-composite materials, acquires Pittsburg Corning.