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Owens Corning Launches WUCS 9703 Providing Improved Glass Veil Line Speed and Strength

15 April 2014

Owens Corning has launched 9703 wet use chopped strands (WUCS) designed to enable improved line speed and tensile strength when manufacturing wet-process glass veils.

According to Owens Corning, the WUCS 9703 improves wet web strength enabling Owens Corning customers to increase their manufacturing line speeds while at the same time reducing veil defects, such as wrinkles, in their conversion processes.

It says, in addition, the new WUCS 9703 improves veil tensile strength by up to 8 percent compared to an Owens Corning reference product.

“Our new WUCS 9703 features wet web strength improvement of up to 40% compared to competitive products,” said Geoff Wilson, Owens Corning Director of Wet Use Chopped Strands and Glass Mats Platforms. “So, depending on their specific needs, veil manufacturers can choose to use fewer products, run their manufacturing line faster, or offer improved veil tensile strength in their end product.”

WUCS 9703 end-use applications include tile, cushion, and luxury vinyl flooring, as well as asphalt roofing shingles.

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