UAE: Alubond invests $13m in fire-resistant panels
Alubond will further add three lines of two million square meters capacity in its Sharjah production facility
Cladding manufacturer Alubond USA has increased its production capacity of A2 fire-resistant (FR) panels by setting up a six million square metres production capacity in UAE.
The new plant, with an investment of $13.6m (AED50m), is a first in the UAE and second in Middle East after Turkey.
Alubond is the only A2 brand in the UAE and Middle East, which has obtained the UAE Civil defense certification.
The new production lines adds to its existing two million square metres A2 panel production facility in Turkey, the first in the region, which also makes Alubond USA the largest producer of A2 fire resistant panels in the Middle East.
Shaji Ul Mulk, founder and chairman of Mulk Holdings, brand owner of Alubond, stated: “Alubond USA stands for quality fire resistant aluminium composite cladding products. We would like to set an example for other products in the cladding industry and build a new era of fire resistant and accident free cladding products.
"We hope the industry players will follow the trend, taking a cue from this.”
Alubond will further add three lines of two million square meters capacity in its Sharjah production facility, taking its total capacity of A2 FR panels to eight million square meters per year.