Demand for coatings and sealants on the rise
Firms hiring new staff to cope with demand
The growth of architectural finishes is moving at a fast pace, building material suppliers have revealed.
There is still a clear demand for sealants, paints and coatings in today’s market despite the economic downturn.
“Many projects are being put on hold or cancelled during the crisis once they are the sub-structure stage of development,” said Emirates Specialties area manager Shakeel Ahmed.
“But, those projects that have reached the superstructure stage tend to go on to be completed so our building materials are still very popular.”
Henkel Polybit Industries, a manufacturer of waterproofing products and allied construction chemicals from Germany also claims to be progressing well.
“The demand for our products is increasing. We even recruited 30 people this year rather than letting people go and we have recently opened three new offices in Saudi Arabia,” explains company general marketing manager Thorsten Schneider.
A bitumen membrane manufacturer initially, Henkel Polybit today has a range of products which include sealants and concrete related products like epoxy coatings and adhesives.
Speaking about The Big 5 2009, Schneider said: “This is an excellent platform to show what we can do and promote the products we have. We are looking forward to meeting new delegates and introducing them to our systems.”
“We have come here to introduce our products and systems to the world and The Big 5 is the perfect place to do so. We are hoping for an increased demand of our systems after the exhibition has finished because there will be people here who haven’t seen our systems before.”