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LPG cylinder: Greener package for green fuel

Ahmed Shaaban / 20 January 2013

The UAE will soon have the first of its kind eco-friendly gas cyclinder, which is also fire and bullet proof.

The breakthrough has been undertaken by an Emirati businesswoman, who recently secured a deal with a German factory to establish a plant for LPG cylinders in Sharjah.

The fully automated factory will be built in Sharjah’s Industrial Area on an area of 80,000 square feet, and is expected to start production in mid-2014 with a capacity of 500,000 cylinders a year, to be increased to one million.

The technology adopted in manufacturing the new LPG cylinders will save 95 per cent power over conventional thermal ovens. In addition to being eco-friendly, the cylinders are anti-explosive and weigh 70 per cent less than standard cylinders.

Nazira Abdulraheem Al Zarouny, a member of the Entrepreneurs Forum in Dubai, has obtained an exclusive licence for establishing the factory in the UAE: “The German factory will equip the factory with all the devices, machines, labs and raw materials needed in manufacturing the new LPG cylinders.”

Al Zarouny told Khaleej Times that the green LPG cylinder is made of fibreglass, saturated with resinous basic materials, and treated with ultra-violet light which is eco-friendly and safe for use: “The first of its kind product in the Middle East is unmatchable worldwide in terms of quality and specifications.”

Al Zarouny hoped the production would open new channels for commercial and industrial cooperation in line with the directives of the UAE to boost investment in all sectors and support small and medium projects: “More cylinders shall be marketed in several countries in the second stage when production reaches one million cylinders.”

Al Zarouny said she has won the deal after two years’ ofmeetings with the German experts of COIA factory: “I have also visited many relevant exhibitions in France, Indonesia, Polonia, Qatar, Kuwait and Malaysia, apart from international organisations and labs.”

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

 
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