Glasswool manufacturer launches at Big 5
Pending green regs to throw spotlight on insulation
The Big 5 has seen an insulation manufacturer launch itself into the UAE market.
Glasswool Insulation Technology is a newly-established manufacturer of glass-fibre insulation products, based in Abu Dhabi Industrial City. “We began production in April this year, and have used The Big 5 to launch the new company,” said operations manager Jun Brigole.
The factory will have a yearly production capacity of 12 000 tons of glass-fibre products, ranging from boards to pipe insulation. “The applications are numerous, ranging from metal-roof insulation to insulation of air-conditioning ductwork, and even walls,” explained Brigole.
Brigole says the state-of-the-art factory has been equipped with advanced technology from STM Technologies of Italy, an supplier of quality glass-fibre production equipment and systems.
“This is a very competitive market, with some major manufacturers already well established, including one from Kuwait, and therefore The Big 5 is an ideal platform for us to introduce the new company,” says Brigole.
Commenting on launching a new company at such a difficult time in the marketplace due to the protracted economic downturn, and its impact on the construction industry, Brigole says the pending ‘green’ regulations and larger sustainability agenda is focusing the spotlight on proper insulation and the role it plays in energy saving.
“Insulation plays an important role in environmental comfort, thermal and noise control and fire safety. In Europe, for example, the use of proper insulation is proscribed. It helps conserve energy, thereby saving operating costs, which means it has an important bottom-line benefit. However, perhaps the greatest advantage, which is perhaps the least tangible, is that it lowers greenhouse gas emissions and the associated carbon footprint,” explained Brigole.