Emirates Extrusion receives QUALICOAT certification for powder coating

Published May 26th, 2010 - 10:41 GMT

Emirates Extrusion Factory (EEF), a subsidiary of M’Sharie, the private equity arm of Dubai Investments PJSC and one of the leading aluminium extrusion companies in the UAE, has received the prestigious QUALICOAT certification – the international quality certification for powder coating processes and products.


The certificate was handed over by Huub Sips, the representative for QUALICOAT Middle East to Khalfan Al Suwaidi, Managing Director of Emirates Extrusion Factory.


Based in Zurich, Switzerland, QUALICOAT is an international quality label organization committed to maintaining and promoting the quality of lacquering, painting and coating on aluminium and its alloys for architectural applications. QUALICOAT verifies the entire powder coating process, from the powder used to the application of that powder.


“Emirates Extrusion products have always been known for their superior quality and performance, and now with the QUALICOAT certification, we receive official acknowledgment of our quality control procedures being at par with the highest international standards,” Khalfan Al Suwaidi said.


He added, “The QUALICOAT label will add considerable value to Emirates Extrusion powder coated products and will provide the company with a distinct competitive edge. Moreover, the certification assures our customers of coated products that meet a clearly defined quality and performance criteria and which comply with international standards.”


The audit, inspection and tests at Emirates Extrusion Factory were undertaken by IFO (INSTITUT FUR OBERFLACHENTECHNIK GmbH), a QUALICOAT-accredited German laboratory.


In receiving the QUALICOAT approval, Emirates Extrusion has become a permanent member of the QMEA (QUALICOAT Middle East Association). EEF, which has been an ISO 9001 certified company for many years, has also received the "APPROVED APPLICATOR" certificate for polyester and super durable polyester powder coatings from JOTUN, AKZO NOBEL and DUPONT - the key global players in powder manufacturing.


EEF had recently announced the adoption of new measures aimed at further enhancing the quality of its anodized and powder coated profiles, which included the introduction of a new water treatment line that has a daily capacity of 90 cubic meters and which is capable of supplying water with a quality less than 35 milligram per liter – ideal for anodizing and powder coating of aluminium profiles.


The company had also boosted its powder coating line by installing a high-quality powder booth and by adding guns and reciprocators, which together will help improve quality, maximize production and reduce downtime.


QUALICOAT defines comprehensive quality requirements and technical specifications and monitors their compliance by licensed plants worldwide. This gives customers the assurance that they will receive a premium-grade product delivering long-term value and consistent quality.

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