3B, an innovative and entrepreneurial fibreglass manufacturer
3B-the fibreglass company is a leading developer and supplier of glass fibre products and technologies for the reinforcement of thermoplastic and thermoset polymers. We operate 3 state-of-the art manufacturing facilities located in Battice (Belgium), Birkeland (Norway) and Goa (India) as well as a dedicated R&D Centre in Battice (Belgium) and a Customer Service Centre in Brussels (Belgium, at the very heart of Europe). Our products are designed and optimized to serve the automotive industry, the wind industry and to be incorporated in performance composites.
Unique knowhow and assets to support our customers
3B is a dynamic company with a rich heritage in fibreglass development and production, thanks to an excellent knowhow and innovation capacity and many years of experience.
The company operates 100 percent boron-free glass fibre manufacturing platforms with E-CR glass formulations, delivering significantly improved corrosion resistance, enhanced stiffness, higher temperature resistance and longer service life. The company uses a unique eco-responsible and high performance glass technology, HiPer-tex®, in its Norwegian plant.
With a sound foundation of unique assets, 3B is committed to designing reliable and durable glass fibre solutions to support its customers.
Owens Corning establishes its first European facility in Battice, Belgium
Establishment of the Birkeland facility in Norway
Owens Corning and Saint-Gobain merge their reinforcement and composite business into a new company called Owens Corning-Vetrotex Reinforcements (OCV)
Platinum Equity acquires two facilities (Birkeland and Battice) from OCV to form 3B - the fibreglass company
Braj Binani Group acquires 3B
The Braj Binani Glass Fibre facility in Goa is integrated into 3B
A rich history
3B capitalizes on an extensive glass fibre expertise developed over the last 50 years. Our history started in our Belgian plant in Battice, which saw its first production run in 1966 as part of Owens Corning.
In 2008, 3B-the fibreglass company was formed as an independent company integrating 3 of the sites formerly owned by Owens Corning: the two benchmark manufacturing facilities of Battice (Belgium) and Birkeland (Norway), as well as our Customer Service Centre based in Brussels (Belgium).