Chicago, IL/PRNewswire/ -- Society of Plastics Engineers' (SPE) Thermoset Division today announced the Keynote Speaker to appear at the SPE Thermoset Topical Conference (TOPCON) April 6-7, 2010. Chuck Dana, Group President, Composites Solutions Business, will deliver 'Emerging Markets and Composites: Opportunities for Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics (FRP) in BRIC Countries'. Owens Corning is a world leading composite materials manufacturer with a global footprint and his presentation will deliver key insights based on the company's worldwide operations, including in Brazil, Russia, India and China.
"Mr. Dana will kick off our proceedings with this timely and relevant Keynote," stated Len Nunnery, SPE Thermoset Division Chair. "As together we search for ways to grow our businesses, today's emerging markets represent tremendous organic potential."
"Composite materials represent an integral growth market for both developed and emerging markets," said Dana. "SPE is a key voice for the plastics industry. I look forward for the chance to discuss how fiberglass reinforced thermosets present unique opportunities for BRIC markets to benefit from the value proposition composites deliver."
About SPE Thermoset Division
The SPE Thermoset Division is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of thermosetting materials, processes, machinery and applied uses. The Division's annual Topical Conference (TOPCON) brings together experts representing a wide variety of thermoset related vocations. This TOPCON and exhibit is attended by OEMs, raw material suppliers, designers and engineers with interest in corrosion resistance, fuel cells, automotive, advanced equipment, laminates, sustainability and emerging markets.
For further information on the SPE Thermoset TOPCON, please visit www.spechicago.com
About Owens Corning
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC
) is a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems and residential and commercial building materials. A Fortune 500 company for 55 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability through delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. Founded in 1938, Owens Corning had sales of $6 billion in 2008 and about 16,000 employees in 28 countries. OCV™ Reinforcements, OCV™ Technical Fabrics and OCV™ Non-Woven Technologies are the three main business units that make up the Owens Corning Composite Solutions Business. The business delivers a broad range of reinforcement products that provide lightweight alternatives to steel, wood and aluminum, thereby reducing weight and improving energy efficiency. Additional information is available at www.owenscorning.com