Johns Manville Announces MultiStar® 264 Roving for SMC which Meets Food Contact Regulations

Johns Manville (JM), a market-leading manufacturer of continuous filament glass fiber and a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced today MultiStar® 264 Roving for Sheet Molding Composites reinforcements comply with Regulation (EC) No 10/2011 (plastics regulation) and is suitable for use in materials and articles intended to be used in contact with food.

MultiStar® 264 Roving is used for low shrink and low profile SMC applications based on polyester resin where high mechanical performance is required. SMC can be used in a broad range of applications in transportation, electrical and electronics, building, and construction applications. SMC composites are durable, recyclable and can save 30% to 50% of CO2 emissions during the life-cycle compared to steel.

The product will be showcased this week at the JEC World 2017 Composites Show in Paris. The JM booth is at Hall 6-G32.

“The enhanced performance of MultiStar® 264 Roving for food contact applications allows SMC compounders to use a single reinforcement for multiple applications with improved productivity,” said Karin Demez, Global Marketing and Portfolio Leader in Engineered Products – Global Fibers. “This innovative product enhancement was made possible by JM’s investment in a state-of-the art laboratory scale SMC compounding line and by working closely with our customers.”

About Johns Manville
Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of approximately $3 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 43 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at

Philippe Bekaert Johns Manville +32 479 980 677