ETA-New Materials Division (ETA-NMD), a pioneer in aluminium composite sheet cladding, has made a name for itself in the UAE construction industry by meeting the varied architectural requirements of builders. The company was responsible for the cladding works at the Gulf Towers.

The company has been serving the market since 1993 supplying world-renowned composite panels such as Alpolic and A-LookEx from Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Japan. Alpolic panels are available in any solid/metallic colours, including specific stone series colours with gloss ranging 30 to 80 per cent, says a company spokesman.

In addition to the Gulf Towers, ETA-NMD has to its credit many prestigious cladding installations in the UAE covering a total area of more than 250,000 sq m. Notable among them are Dubai Creek Tower, a car showroom for Al Yousef Motors; new Dubai Islamic Bank Buildings in Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Ajman (with stone series material); Ettihad Tower in Sharjah; Abdul Aziz Rubaya Building, Al Kahily Building and Shaikha Hamda Bint Mohd Al Nahyan Building in Abu Dhabi.

"ETA-NMD has a fully-equipped production facility to undertake projects of any size and intricacy of aluminium cladding in the UAE. With its highly-skilled engineers, architects and staff, it can execute projects conforming to international standards," says the spokesman.

It has also launched uPVC doors and windows into the market using well-known European profiles to meet the architectural needs of the specific segments of villas and medium-sized commercial and residential buildings. NMD has a full-fledged fabrication facility at Al Quoz for uPVC doors and windows and is planning to introduce some new products, he adds.