Having registered a 30 per cent increase in net sales last year, Rubber World Industries (RWI), the leading manufacturer of closed-cell rubber insulation ‘Gulf-O-Flex’ in the Gulf and Southeast Asia, is looking at expanding production capacity by adding a new facility and new machinery.
A new aluminium fluoride plant in Abu Dhabi will meet demand from aluminium smelters in the UAE leaving a surplus for other applications and exports, it is learnt. The $410 million facility, run by Gulf Fluor, a family-owned private firm, began production recently.
UAE manufacturer RAK Ceramics is elated by the interest shown by local and export markets in its latest product, Continua+, which includes the world’s largest tile. Continua slabs, part of the company’s high-end and innovative Elegance Ceramics urban boutique tile collection, boasts the gigantic tile of size 135 x 300 cm in 14.
Two new expanded polystyrene (EPS) products launched by Saudi firm Plastbau Arabia have good export potential with one already shipped abroad, the company says.
The UAE’s RAKtherm, a manufacturer of plastic pipes and fittings, has made its first inroads into Indonesia, the latest development in a series of overseas market penetrations in recent years.
Bahrain’s Grapevine has handled a wide range of interior decor services including the designing and making of artistic geospherical domes, general furniture, stage settings and wall panels.
GULF Extrusions, extruded products manufacturer, is setting up a commercial office in Egypt in anticipation of coordinating greater exports to the African state. The office will begin functioning by year’s end to capitalise on a growing market fuelled by housing sector demand, said the company, a member of the UAE-based Al Ghurair Group.