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Gulf Extrusion’s stand at The Big 5 2015.

Gulf Extrusion’s stand at The Big 5 2015.

New powder coating meets region’s needs

January 2016

Gulf Extrusions (Gulfex), a leading global manufacturer of extruded aluminium products, has launched a new range of specialty powder coating specifically developed for the unique architectural demands of the region. In addition, it has also introduced new software and fire safety and acoustic solutions.

Safaa, as the powder coating is called, was launched at The Big 5 show which was held last November in Dubai, UAE.

Gulf Extrusions is a member of the UAE-based Metal Industries-Al Ghurair Group.

Modar Al Mekdad, CEO of Metals Industries and general manager of Gulf Extrusions, comments: “Gulfex’s new powder coating range Safaa, software, and fire safety and acoustic solutions are specially designed for the Middle East’s harsh environment, which is characterised by high temperatures and humidity.  These products have been receiving tremendous response.”

Meanwhile, Gulfex’s new software is for the optimisation of the estimated time of completion and structural calculation.

“The new solution will help in reducing production and estimation time by 50 per cent as well as preparing structural and u-value calculations,” says Al Mekdad.

Also showcased were solutions that meet and even exceed performance criteria for fire safety and acoustics in building envelopes.

“While noise reduction is an increasing priority for buildings, fire safety solutions ensure a safer built environment,” says Al Mekdad. “Visitors were given live demos so that interested clients could gain a better understanding of the products, enabling them to make quick decision.”

Al Mekdad says The Big 5 is one of the Middle East’s biggest and most established exhibitions for building and construction and a perfect platform for new launches.

Gulfex also conducted a Continuing Professional Development (CPD)-certified workshop on ‘Fire Safety in Facades’, in addition to organising a live demonstration of the best practices in façade installation covering accessory and fire-fighting equipment, during its participation at the construction show.

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