“Two years ago, we decided to increase production capacity in our Gous-Khroustalny facility to support the growing needs of our CIS customers,” explains Umberto Rigamonti, vice president and managing director for the Owens Corning glass reinforcements business in Europe.

“This is aligned with our business strategy to support growth in emerging markets with local assets and to continue to provide high quality products to our customers, wherever they are.”

The Gous-Khroustalny plant, now with double production capacity, will manufacture Owens Corning’s corrosion-resistant Advantex® glass. The facility will produce roving and wet use chopped strands (WUCS) as well as other products.

“This investment enables us to further strengthen our global presence to deliver quality product in Russia and CIS countries,” adds Rigamonti.


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