The new machines can produce tapered sheets.

Rigidal Industries has announced the addition of yet another production unit for manufacturing its innovative Ziplok standing seam cladding system on site.

“But this machine comes with one major difference to our other machines – it will manufacture tapered sheets in one continuous operation, in one continuous length, no matter how long the sheet length needs to be,” says a spokesman for the Dubai-based company.
Architecture today demands special cladding systems to meet the ever-challenging designs being detailed. With its new modern mobile production facility, Rigidal can manufacture tapered standing seam sheets from a wide range of materials, which include aluminium and galvanised steel, in a wide range of paint systems, stainless steel, copper, zinc and even titanium, he adds.
“This state-of-the-art machine enables tapered sheets to be manufactured without length restrictions at ground level or even at roof level, thus saving the contractor the headache of lifting long sheets from the ground, saving time, labour costs and minimising the risk of damage to the material,” the spokesman points out.
He adds: “A further advantage with sheets being manufactured in continuous lengths means lateral joints can be eliminated.
Rigidal’s product range is extensive and includes structural decking sheets which can span up to 10 m, flat lining trays for vertical applications, a wide range of profiled sheets and composite panels for roof and wall applications and a host of bespoke products that enable almost any architectural design to be incorporated into the cladding envelope.
The company, which has 26 years of operational history, has been associated with numerous prestigious projects not only in the UAE but also across the region. It has innovated many products such as Thermal halters – which are manufactured using a fireproof resin-based material, giving virtually zero thermal transmission – and structural decks and lining sheets, which enable the designer to eliminate the need for purlins, providing cleaner lines within the building.