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BUSINESS prospective
And, as an industry leader, our
growth plans and actions will
continue to be driven by our
commitment to responsibly
and effectively serving our customers and shareholders alike
as a means of maintaining our
leading position in the marketplace.
As for the issue of Chinese
import taxes, those decisions
are clearly driven by government and antitrust bodies in
conjunction with trade associations, so we are not in a position to speculate about the
continued existence of these
taxes in the future. Our sole
desire is for a fair and level
playing field.

A material answering construction requirements

sign and manufacturing technology excellence, to name
but a couple. Our search for
high-performance, cost-effective material solutions is also a
key focus. The common thread
through these and our other
R&D pursuits is enabling application development and
bold innovation to fill current
and future market needs in
terms of composite materials.
At a higher level, our efforts
are currently aligned around
our continuing drive for an
increasingly impactful product
portfolio, exploring innovations that will feed our growth
capability, and developing
reinforcements that replace
traditional materials solutions
and, consequently, can change
the landscape of composites.
J.C.M.: Great efforts have
been made for the environment, but do you think
glass fibres can be even
greener?
M.S.: Expanding our impact
through sustainability is a core
value and a key element of our

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business. We seek not only
to reduce our footprint on
the planet, but to expand our
handprint, or the good we do,
through our strategies and actions. Just last month, Owens
Corning was recognized for
the seventh consecutive year as
component of the Dow Jones
Sustainability World Index
(DJSI), a globally recognized
index established to track the
financial performance of the
leading sustainability-driven
companies worldwide. And for
the fourth consecutive year,
we led the Building Materials
Industry category of the DJSI.
We are proud of the continued "greening" of our product offering. Sustainability
is no longer a "nice to have,"
but rather a high-level expectation at Owens Corning. A
great example of this is our
proactive move to develop a
bio-based non-woven solution, Sustaina®, for carpet tiles,
which enables our customers
to improve their product life
cycle. Glass is, by definition, a
sustainable resource as it can

be easily recyclable. By developing bio-based chemistry on
glass, we aim to "green" our
products without compromising performance or processability.
J.C.M.: What could be the
impact of the CNBM/Sinoma
merger on Owens Corning's
activities? Will this have an
impact on the war on prices? Do you think the import
taxes on Chinese products
will be maintained?
M.S.: While we don't comment specifically on the strategic actions of our competitors,
I will say that we continue to
witness consolidation within
the industry, which is key to
composites penetration.
None of this changes our
growth ambition, which is to
grow in concert with the global market, while continuing to
maximize the shareholder value we have created. As I noted
earlier, we will be prepared to
take advantage of growth opportunities and react appropriately to competitive actions.

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J.C.M.: Where can we expect
Owens Corning to invest in
the near future?
M.S.: Owens Corning's commitment to the composites
industry is undisputable and
will continue as it has since
1938, when we discovered
commercially-viable processes
for making glass fibres. Our
investments will be geared toward furthering the penetration of composites and making
composites perform better to
help our customers achieve
their growth ambitions.
Our investments will be
aligned to growing in concert
with the global market, while
continuing to maximize shareholder value. We are extremely
confident in the future of the
composites industry over the
longer term. We will invest in
technologies and solutions
that support the growth of our
customers and the customer value chain that supports
them.
More information:
www.owenscorning.com


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016

Cover
Edito
Opinion: Public transportation
Contents
NEWS
In brief
Development
Graphene
Agenda
Cyclitech, the international conference on bicycle technology
BUSINESS
Prospective
Latin America
Biocomposites
MANUFACTURING
Overmoulding
RTM
Viscous resin
Feature Automation - The key to success?
Conferences
Awards
Floorplan
Preforming technology
Robotization
Carbon fibre
Cutting
SOLUTIONS
UAV
Sailing
Fire rescue
Public transportation
Autonomous vehicle
In the world
TECHNOLOGY
NDT
Certification
Index
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - In brief
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Development
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Agenda
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Prospective
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Feature Automation - The key to success?
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Conferences
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Awards
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Preforming technology
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Robotization
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #109 - November/December 2016 - Cutting
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