Glass & Metal

BAHRAIN Aluminium Extrusion Company (Balexco), which this year commemorates 35 years of success in the regional markets, is in the midst of an extensive expansion and revamp which will culminate in a major rebranding scheduled for early next year.

IN LINE with regional moves over recent years to construct sustainable and efficient buildings, Technal Middle East (TME) reports increasing demand for its Technal Sunéal aluminium brise-soleil system as an ideal solution that provides solar protection, particularly in glass-clad high-rise buildings while enhancing their aesthetics and optimising

LAUNCHED barely three years ago with the objective of meeting the worldwide demand for float glass and offering value-added products, Arabian United Float Glass Company (UFG) has witnessed exponential growth since its inception with its ever-expanding range of products now reaching the far reaches of the globe.

BAHRAIN-BASED Modern Glass Technology (MGT), a relative newcomer in the local market, is looking to boost output and its portfolio of products as it gears up to spread its wings across the region.

WAJHAT Glass and Aluminium Company, which started operations in Saudi Arabia during June 2011 as the biggest aluminium and glass factory in the kingdom, has already charted a growth strategy that will see it emerge as the largest facility of its kind in the entire Middle East.

LISEC of Austria will showcase new technologies and systems for the flat glass industry under the slogan “All From One” at glasstec 2012, a leading international glass production, processing and products trade fair being held in Germany this month (October 23 to 26).

WITH the ever-increasing popularity of using aluminium standing seam roofing systems in the GCC region, German fastener manufacturer EJOT is well placed to provide first-class fastening solutions to both system manufacturers and installers alike, says Dirk Homrighausen, managing director of EJOT Middle East.

GULF Extrusions, one of the largest aluminium extrusion plants in the Gulf region, says its exports to India have increased by a whopping 300 per cent this year compared to figures for 2011. This, the company says, establishes the Indian market as a key destination in the global expansion strategy of the company.