UAE’s non-oil foreign trade last year rose to Dhs1.03 trillion, mostly dominated by imports.
However, the country’s economic diversification is working well as exports are also increasing.
JRD International’s latest venture will help the UAE’s exports to rise.
The Jebel Ali-based manufacturer has spent more than five years and Dh300 million in research and development of an exclusive technology for creating composite polypropylene boards which it has now launched in the GCC region through its newly formed RMD Board Division.
The division has also filed for provisional patent for one of its products and is preparing to file a patent globally in the near future as well.
Its RMD Board manufacturing plant is capable of producing more than 1,000 designs per year in its line of products for interior decorations that will cater to different tastes and cultures.
“RMD Board combines functionality and aesthetics without compromising on either one. Its features are relevant especially to the requirements of UAE and GCC markets making them the ideal construction and interior decoration choice for the savvy buyers,” said Anupam Lunavat, Managing Director – JRD International.
“With our patent, we will expand the ‘Made in the UAE’ products to a wider global customer base that will also help boost UAE’s exports and help us contribute to the UAE economy,” Mr. Lunavat explained further.
RMD Board’s manufacturing plant harnesses the power of this patented technology which is all the more unique for its versatility.
The same material is being used by RMD Board to create a diverse range of products from those with applicability in interiors such as Wall Panels, False Ceilings, Wall Coverings and Floorings to those that are made especially for the construction industry such as Shuttering Panels and Site Fencing.
Although officially launching during the Big-5 exhibition this year, RMD Board is already generating revenues as it is attracting enthusiasts who are impressed by the green technology as the product does not use any wood, is re-useable multiple times and is also recyclable.
The manufacturing plant also has undertaken eco-friendly practices and procedures whereby material refuse does not go to waste and all material carvings are re-used in the making new boards.
“It satisfies me to know that I am reducing my carbon footprint by buying from RMD Board. Even my clients appreciate this buying choice as not only are the boards environment-friendly, they are prove to be cheaper in the long run,” said Samuel – a freelance architect in Dubai.
The Shuttering Panels, of interest to contractors and construction consultants, are made by using engineered material such that their resilience is unmatched in the industry. This line of products can be reused as many as 200 times. In an economy looking to cut costs, this is a sound investment.
All the offerings by RMD Board are 100% termite-proof, waterproof, all weather-proof, light-weight, easy to install and fire retardant.
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