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Arabian Fiberglass Insulation Company’s products receives Dubai Civil Defense certification

As the company’s distributor, Unigulf Group says that the strict fire safety standards set by Dubai regulatory authorities will help curtail mishaps

| | Jun 28, 2016 | 10:42 am
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Dubai, UAE: Unigulf Group, the distributor for Arabian Fiberglass Insulation Company (AFICO), a part of Zamil Industrial Company in Saudi Arabia, has announced that AFICO’s complete range of products has now been certified by Dubai Civil Defense (DCD). The products are now in accordance with the strict fire safety standards set by the DCD, added the announcement.

In order to curtail mishaps, the company said that Dubai regulatory authorities have been making strong efforts to raise the safety standards, and a greater weightage is being given to superior quality products that are used in building constructions.

The DCD certification process, Unigulf Group explained, includes a range of quality control tests and inspections of the manufacturing units, external third party laboratories conducting detailed technical product tests, as well as product testing to ensure that they are in line with the set expectations of the authorities. The inspection teams also assess factory safety procedures and conduct tests to evaluate the knowledge and skills of the technicians involved in the manufacturing process, added Unigulf Group.

With the DCD certification, AFICO’s products can now be available to a wider range of contractors involved in applications, such as pre-fabrication, ceiling, partitions, raised floorings, etc., highlighted the company.

“Unigulf worked closely with AFICO towards acquiring the DCD certificate for its entire range of insulation and acoustic products,” said Prakash Chablani, Managing Director of Unigulf Group. “At a time when the DCD is tightening the fire safety guidelines in the Emirate, the approval reinforces the need to conform with rules and regulations.”

Sreekumar VP, Sales Manager (GCC region) for Arabian Fiberglass Insulation Company, said: “The Dubai Civil Defence certification for our comprehensive range of products is one of our greatest achievements in 2016. This would not be possible without the assistance from Unigulf who ensured that we completed the approval process. It helps us further the opportunities we envisage in the building insulation market, especially with a run up to the major projects that are underway working towards EXPO 2020 where we expect the market to be at its peak from 2017 to 2019.”


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