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INNOVATION FOCUSED.

At Johns Manville, we love nothing more than a good challenge. By continuously pushing ourselves to create the next innovation, we optimize our portfolio of products to make diverse environments stronger, more durable, more energy efficient and comfortable. This not only strengthens our leadership position across the industries we serve, it ensures that we’re able to meet your ever-changing needs and challenges. Without such a strong commitment to research & development (R&D), many of our products would never exist. For example:

  • We were the first to introduce Formaldehyde-free™ fiber glass insulation, which we’re now manufacturing by using a binder technology made primarily of rapidly renewable materials—common and fast-growing agricultural plants.
  • Our state-of-the-art extrusion technology is delivering higher-quality, more consistent EPDM roofing membrane sheets.
  • Our JM Spider® spray-in building insulation features very low moisture install with no additional dry time in all climates.
  • JM Invisa’s high density, closed-cell formulation introduces a new level of roof system protection and performance.
  • On the Engineered Products front, JM has pioneered an engineered reactive glass fiber for improved performance in Structural Thermoplastic Composites.
  • Partnering with FunderMax, we have developed m.look, which replaces the cellulose-based papers used in current compact facade panels with a non-inflammable alternative.
  • By revolutionizing the nonwoven glass mat process, we’re able to deliver surface smoothness, permeability and performance requirements while allowing the elimination of a classical surface coating.
  • Bringing innovation to pool and spa cartridge filtration performance, our C-Clear® polyester spunbond nonwoven mats enable quick removal of fine dirt particles while maintaining good flow.


Not to mention, our wide range of custom-engineered solutions is further proof that whatever your needs, we’ll engineer a solution that delivers the benefits you require.