Danube Group, a Dubai-based company, in association with a US-based firm named Alucopanel USA, opened the first ever Aluminum Composite Panel (ACP) factory producing non-combustible ACPs and related materials in Technopark, Dubai. This initiative is a first of its kind of initiative in the field of safety based on the new fire code in the UAE after a series of fire-related accidents happened in the commercial and residential buildings in Dubai in recent months. The Dh100 million facility spans around 50,000 square feet with an expected capacity of four million square meters annually, making it the biggest in the region.
The factory is all set to produce more than 15 metallic finishes, and 15 solid and plane ends in approximately 10,000 colours to suit the wide variety of needs from the region’s property developers. The most important factor is that the panels made by Alucopanel will not allow the diffusion of flames and restrict smoke, discouraging the filing of fire in an upward motion, says Zohaib Rahman, division head at Alucopanel Middle East.
Owned by Rizwan Sajan, Danube group is one of the largest building materials suppliers in the Middle East.