UAE firm supplies fire-retardant coating to Saudi Hajj authority

MVL Firestop's fire-retardant coating was used on Hajj tents by the Hajj authority in Saudi Arabia

Spraying MVLs fire-retardant coating on a fabric can help prevent the spread of fire, according to Elshafie [image: MVL Firestop].
Spraying MVLs fire-retardant coating on a fabric can help prevent the spread of fire, according to Elshafie [image: MVL Firestop].

MVL Firestop has revealed that it entered into a partnership with the Government of Saudi Arabia in 2017 to promote safety during the Hajj season.

The general manager of the MVL Group subsidiary told Construction Week that the company provided the kingdom’s Hajj authority with a fire-retardant coating called DC68.

DC68, according to Karim Elshafie, was its top-selling product in Saudi Arabia, where it was used on the Hajj tents.

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Transparent and odourless, the product can be sprayed on “anything that absorbs water”, to make the material fire-retardant, said Elshafie.

Its partnership with the Saudi authority was among the highlights of MVL Firestop’s business in 2017, he added, noting that the year also saw the company expand into Turkey to supply products for an airport expansion project.  

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In the region, the UAE-based company reportedly handed over nearly 90 projects last year, a number that MVL is hoping to more than double this year.

To know more about MVL Firestop’s plans for 2018, check out Construction Week issue 688, which will be published this Saturday, 24 February.

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