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Fiberglass

Fiberglass (or fibreglass) (also called glass-reinforced plastic, GRP, glass-fiber reinforced plastic, or GFRP), is a fiber reinforced polymer made of a plastic matrix reinforced by fine fibers of glass. It is also known as GFK (for German: Glasfaserverstärkter Kunststoff). Fiberglass is a lightweight, extremely strong, and robust material.

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Owens Corning

Owens Corning Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer of fiberglass and related products. It was formed in 1935 as a partnership between two major American glassworks, Corning Glass Works and Owens-Illinois. The company was spun off as a separate entity on November 1, 1938. However, major medical liabilities due to the company's use of asbestos as a fireproofing agent led to the company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2000. The company emerged from Chapter 11 in October 2006.

Companies established in 1935 Asbestos Glassmaking companies Companies based in Toledo, Ohio Companies that have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Fiberglas Tower

Fiberglas Tower is a skyscraper located at 200 North Saint Clair Street in Toledo, Ohio. Constructed in 1969, the building rises to a height of 400 feet (120 m). Until 1996, the tower served as the world headquarters for Owens Corning, when the company moved to a different location within Downtown Toledo along the Maumee River.

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