This increase in France is in addition to Owens Corning's recent announcement that it is re-starting its plant in Vado Ligure, Italy. Vado Ligure has recently been converted to Owens Corning's patented boron and fluorine-free Advantex® technology.

“As a company, we're excited about the signs we’re seeing that business activity is improving in the region,” says Arnaud Genis, vice president and managing director, Europe, OCV™ Reinforcements. “This production increase is a key part of our continued commitment to not only provide our customers with the industry’s leading portfolio of products, but also the flexible, responsive service and supply they need to maximise every opportunity in the marketplace.”

Owens Corning, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, USA, is a global producer of glass fibre reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems and residential and commercial building materials.