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FIPCO subsidiary gets accreditation for fire-proof fabrics

Dec '19
Filling and Packing Material Mfg Co (FIPCO’s) subsidiary FPC Industries Co has obtained a certificate of accreditation from the Pilgrims Housing Project for various kinds of FPC products of industrial fire-resistant fabrics to be used in building tents, shades and all other purposes related to pilgrims housing projects in Mina, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

The certificate has been obtained after passing all the necessary tests from the project consultant, following obtaining all the required quality certificates from US and European accredited laboratories, where FPC products obtained eleven quality certificates from specialised authorities, the most important of which are ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, flame-retardant and a certificate of using environmentally friendly materials in manufacturing (REACH).

The certification shall support FPC to supply its products in the pilgrims housing project in Mina, which is the largest project in the world that consumes high-quality fire-retardant fabrics (PTFE).

This type of product is characterised by enduring high temperatures up to 700 degrees celsius and isolates heat and dust-resistant by a greater percentage than other fabrics. In addition, the life span of these products ranges between 25 and 30 years.

Both FIPCO and FPC are strongly seeking to take advantage of the local content support programmes launched by the Local Content and Government Procurement Authority that works to develop requirements and targets for local content related to government procurement, in cooperation with the Center of Spending Efficiency (CSE), which gives priority to national factories and public joint stock companies by a greater percentage in contracts and projects affiliated with governmental and semi-governmental bodies.

A large number of recent and future governmental projects will achieve the vision of 2030 focused on tourism, entertainment and development sectors, which will lead to having a higher demand for FPC products.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (PC)

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