NAFFCO, one of the world’s leading producers and suppliers of life safety solutions recently attended the Windows, Doors, and Façade Event, held at the World Trade Centre in Dubai.
Gulf Fire took the opportunity to meet with Mr. Imad Al Khatib, Head of the Fire Doors Division at NAFFCO, to discuss the innovative approach and look at the product ranges being offered.
Q What technologies / innovations are you working on?
We continuously explore all the latest machineries and technologies needed to manufacture steel doors, this includes CNC machines, hydraulic shearing, bending machines, welding machines etc.
Likewise, our advancement towards innovative products is endless. We have always had the most unique line-up of products achieved through our sustainable innovations and passion for safety. Currently, we are working on exceptional variants of Fire Rated Glazed Systems, Ballistic Doors, Security Doors, Blast Resistant Doors, Hurricane Doors, Special Utility Access Panels and much more.
Q How are you keeping up to date with market trends?
As an active member of NFPA and DHI, we constantly work through the updates and see to it that we strictly adhere to the required and up-to-date testing and certification needs for fire doors.
However, all through our experience as a leading producer and supplier of life safety solutions as well as our strong belief and passion in continuous development have always been our foundation.
Q What issues do your products address in relation to our current climates?
Our products are specifically designed to be highly resistant to rust and corrosion. These come with all the accessories needed to bare humidity, with long lasting powder coating against rust and insulation core to reduce the impact of high temperature.
We offer a wide range of products which offer exceptional insulating properties thereby offering innovative solution for today’s climatic conditions. Not only that, we also have doors that do not deteriorate fast in rainy conditions having fully sealed construction and we are developing doors that are completely air-tight and can withstand hurricane level loads. Meanwhile, our manufacturing processes focus on high recycled content, nullifying any volatile organic content. This contributes to the green environment and subsequently lessening the impact on climatic conditions.
Q How do your products support the need to achieve energy efficiency?
Our product range of external doors help with the reduction of heat transfer. This reduces the stress on the building cooling system and therefore improves energy efficiency.
Our array of products offer exceptional thermal resistance characteristics to provide superior solutions to energy efficiency. These products are formed from brilliant combination of insulating materials, which not only reduces environmental impacts but also significantly reduces the commercial impacts from energy bills.
Q How are your products different from your competitors?
We take pride in providing galvalume sheets ASTM 792, adding properties of aluminum to steel doors, and our superior raw materials.
Our Custom, Unique, Innovative and Bespoke Solutions have always kept us different and far ahead from our competitors. We offer unheard certified products in the Gulf Region such as Tempreture Rise Rated Doors, UL Listed Vision Panels and UL Listed Access Panel. Apart from the above, the kind of Total and Hassle Free Solution we provide is one of a kind in the region.
Q Why are you exhibiting at WDF 2017?
Last years event was truly a success. With this, NAFFCO is truely eager to participate in this year exhibition to increase our foothold in the construction industry. We believe that Windows, Doors and Façades Show is an effective platform for NAFFCO to showcase its latest product innovations and advancements. It is a great opportunity to expand our network with the industry players and key buyers.
For more information, go to www.naffco.com/uae/en/