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Manifa ... quality products

Manifa ... quality products

Manifa Powder Coatings: the new kid on the block

In a short span of time, Manifa has become one of the leading manufacturers of fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) and polyester powder coatings in Saudi Arabia competing with the world’s leading powder coating industries

The ‘new kid on the block’ Manifa Powder Coatings has wasted no time in making its presence felt.

In a short span of time since its inception, Manifa Powder Coatings has become one of the leading manufacturers of fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) and polyester powder coatings in Saudi Arabia. Its products reflect its passion and efforts, research and development (R&D) and technological edge to compete with the world’s leading powder coating industries.

Situated at the Industrial City of Jubail in Saudi Arabia, Manifa Powder Coating’s head office boasts a very modern manufacturing and a R&D facility, equipped to meet the demands of existing customers and future growth. With a production capacity of 14,500 metric tonnes per year (mtpy) and with expansion plans in place, Manifa is geared to service any powder coater in the Middle Eastern region and beyond.

The R&D facility is focused on the creation and development of FBE powder coatings, hybrid epoxy/polyester, architectural polyester powder coatings and other specialised products.

As a technology provider, the manufacturing and R&D facilities reflect Manifa’s objectives to design and develop products benchmarking the highest international standards in the industry and to maintain a level of quality which enhances the company’s reputation with customers, says the company’s marketing manager Chris le Roux.


QUALITY IN EVERYTHING

Manifa is maintaining the highest standards of production results in optimum product performance which requires stringent and consistent quality control procedures. Careful strategic planning ensures that production facilities meet the demand for products without sacrificing quality, consistency or reliability, le Roux says.

Its dedication to quality is reflected in the number of certifications it has achieved. Recently, Qualicoat Class 1 was added to the already impressive list that includes Saudi Aramco approval for re-bar and pipe coating and WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme).

"Manifa is synonymous with expertise in the field of thermosetting powder coatings. Widely regarded as a connoisseur of fine quality products, we enjoy a great deal of trust from our users. We enjoy their patronage for providing them with unrivalled products in quality and durability," he adds.


BEING CUSTOMER CENTRIC

Manifa’s meteoric rise would not have been possible without its large customer base. This was made possible due to the fact that it offers a round-the-clock technical assistance and hands-on training to sales staff and powder coating operators during its full day powder school training sessions.

Its customers have full access to the complete range of testing facilities. For instance, the salt spray chamber ensures that the products coated with Manifa powder are truly the best in the market.


PRODUCT RANGE

Manifa may have its roots in FBE coatings but with an ever growing customer base across all market sectors which includes architectural, functional, and general industrial markets, this demands an extensive product offering specifically designed for the unique requirements of each application. The Manifa range consists of:

Manifa PY Series: Manifa PY polyester and hybrid powder coatings are a Triglycidylisocyanurate (TGIC) powder designed to provide excellent weather resistance, excellent mechanical properties and outstanding chemical resistance. These are aimed at the general industrial market.

Manifa PY-F Series: Manifa PY-F standard (Qualicoat Class 1) durability architectural polyester powder provides exterior colour stability, aesthetic touch, gloss retention and corrosion protection. This series is formulated to withstand the onslaught of any harsh, rough, unpredictable weather conditions and can stand on extreme temperatures.

Manifa HD Series: Manifa HD – super durable series is a special line of super durable polyester powder coating that provides outstanding weathering capabilities ensuring the maximum levels of protection and long lasting aesthetic appearance.

Manifa EY Series: Manifa EY Series is a FBE powder coating that is widely used to protect steel pipe used in pipeline construction, concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) and on a wide variety of piping connections, valves from corrosion. FBE is thermosetting materials that achieve a high bond to metal surface as a result of heat generated chemical reaction.




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