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Wall and ceiling systems

by Hannah Raven on Feb 7, 2015

The product is produced by saturating layers of kraft paper with a special resin, then printed décor paper is placed on top before pressing. This produces a sandwich which is fused together with heat and a pressure of more than 1,000PSI.

The resulting robustness of the material means it is ideal for high-traffic areas and it can even withstand outdoor climates. Ti Laminates will this year launch an outdoor structure collection which includes swimming pool shelters, patio canopies and even complete buildings made entirely from HPL.

“This year started with some amazing projects,” said Eldar Mullayanov, managing partner at Ti Laminates. “High-tech products are more penetrating to the UAE and GCC markets, which then become the new trend and vision.”

The firm’s research and development has just unveiled its HPL Suspended Ceiling line, which “has a long life span, is easy-cleaning, waterproof, chemical proof and fire retardant”.

“It will serve you for years without damaging or fading,” said Mullayanov.

The company is in the process of installing samples of the product in residential and commercial areas in the UAE, to show its benefits.

“I personally believe that this product will soon be recommended for use by municipalities, since sustainability is now a trend in UAE,” said Mullayanov.

“We are developing products which will last for at least 15 to 20 years.”

Alongside the development of new products, Ti Laminates is also planning to add some new machinery to cut down on manufacturing times.

“We aim to keep in line with the new requirements of the market, and try to be a bit ahead,” explained Mullayanov.
“I have a vision that 2015 will bring changes in the interior decoration market and we are here to support those ideas with our material,” he added.

“We want to show people how to use our products for different applications,” said Mullayanov.

Sustainability is also one of the benefits of drywall solutions, according to Jason Hird, senior technical development manager at Gyproc Middle East.

“People are focussing on issues like sustainability, build efficiency and speed of construction – areas that will shape the industry throughout 2015,” he asserts. “Issues like waste management, recycling and responsible sourcing of building materials will continue the drive towards drywall solutions.”

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