Owens Corning’s (OC) new furnace in its Tlaxcala, Mexico, glass reinforcements facility is now operational.

This is the latest step the company has taken to increase its global capacity to produce composite material. The company is a leading global producer of glass fibre reinforcements for composite systems and residential and commercial building materials.

“Last year we announced the decision to increase production capacity in our Tlaxcala facility to support the growing needs of our customers and the steady increase in global demand,” said Marcio Sandri, Vice President and Managing Director for the company’s global glass reinforcements business.

The Tlaxcala plant expansion will support increased manufacturing of OC’s corrosion-resistant Advantex glass and will initially produce assembled roving and dry-use chopped strands. The new furnace more than doubles production capacity at the facility.