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Guardian Building Products’ New Fiberglass Insulation Combines Sustainability with Thermal Performance

Greer, SC, January 28, 2011 – Guardian Building Products (GBP) announces the launch of its new fiberglass insulation with ecoGuard™ technology. This technology produces eco-friendly fiberglass insulation that combines our advanced thermal technology and energy performance without adding dyes or formaldehyde.

    

The outcome is an exciting new product both in appearance and sustainability. Guardian Fiberglass Insulation with ecoGuard™ technology is a white, no formaldehyde added, high performance product line available to the residential and commercial construction markets. With at least 35 percent recycled content and no added dyes or formaldehyde, this latest technology is Guardian Building Products’ most innovative achievement to date, marking a significant change in Guardian’s 30-year fiberglass production process.

“The introduction of our new fiberglass insulation is an exciting development for Guardian Building Products,” said Bruce Schneider, GBP Senior Vice President of Sales. “We are proud of our record of bringing innovative products and programs to our customers. This new Guardian Fiberglass Insulation fits precisely with our core focus – to offer our customers a competitive advantage. With sustainability and our concern for the environment being on the forefront of all product development, this new technology meets our objectives.”

As with other Guardian Fiberglass products, Guardian Fiberglass Insulation with ecoGuard™ technology meets the highest and most stringent standards in the industry for indoor air quality -- GREENGUARD® Children and Schools certification. For years, GBP has made a point to produce products that will meet or exceed the rigorous GREENGUARD® testing in order to promote indoor air quality and better health. And most recently, Guardian Fiberglass Insulation with ecoGuard™ technology has achieved GREENGUARD’S newest standard – GREENGUARD® Formaldehyde Free Declaration. This declaration indicates that a product is virtually free of formaldehyde and meets the additional stringent certification requirements of the GREENGUARD® Certification Program.

Features of Guardian Fiberglass Insulation with ecoGuard™ technology include:

· Reduced VOCs (Volatile Organic compounds)

· GREENGUARD® Formaldehyde Free Declaration

· ENERGY STAR Partnered

· Improved handling

· Energy savings and efficiency

· Sound control

About Guardian Building Products:

Guardian Building Products Distribution, Inc. is one of the largest building products distribution networks in North America, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian Industries Corp. based in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Guardian Industries Corp. is a diversified global manufacturing company with leading positions in float glass, fabricated glass products, fiberglass insulation and other building materials for commercial, residential and automotive markets. Its automotive trim group, SRG Global Inc., is one of the world’s largest suppliers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 18,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Visit www.guardian.com.

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