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Saudi American Glass unravels Smartglass & FireLite technology at Saudi Build expo

Riyadh, November10, 2014: Saudi American Glass [SAG] – part of Glass LLC, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC and a leading processor of Architectural Flat Glass in the Middle East,hasannounced that it is unveiling its revolutionary Smartglass and FireLite® technology at the Saudi Build 2014 exhibition, currently under way in Riyadh.

With $195.4 billion worth of construction planned in Saudi Arabia in the coming three years, the focus is on the implementation of rapidly-changing technologies, materials and techniques in the projects. As part of its participation, SAG is bringing forth the latest innovation in the glass industry to the construction industry in Saudi Arabia.

SAG is reinforcing the uniqueness of the Smartglass concept and technology – an innovative flat glass product that can turn from translucent to opaque, and which allows instant privacy at the flick of a switch. Smartglass is currently enhancing environments in more than 33 countries across six continents.

SAG, which provides glass for industrial, architectural and construction applications, is also showcasing the FireLite® solutions – a thick fire-rated and glazing material that blocks fire and smoke and equipped to meet impact resistance requirements. SAG is the exclusive provider of the FireLite® technology in the country.

Mr Rizwanullah Khan, Executive President of SAG, Emirates Glass and Lumiglass, said: “Since its inception in 1978, Saudi American Glass enjoys a strategic leadership in architectural flat glass in Saudi Arabia. With the Smartglass and FireLite® technology, we are taking our leadership to the next level. We are constantly working in tandem with building code officials, designers and manufacturers to identify and develop glass products that adhere to the safety, aesthetics and other requirements of the building industry, and happy to showcase these at Saudi Build.”

SAG enjoys an excellent reputation in the country, with an enviable portfolio of projects under way – including Al Obeikan, Elegance Towers, Al Rajhi Hotel and the General Audit Bureau Headquarters in Riyadh, a number of new commercial towers in Makkah, Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Al Khobar, a new 5-Star hotel in Jeddah, as well as numerous faculty buildings for universities in Dammam, Najran, Jizan, Madinah, Hail, Tabuk and Qassim.

The Saudi Build expo, which continues till November 13 at Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre, has brought together over 850 local and international exhibitors.

 

About Saudi American Glass

Saudi American Glass Company (SAG), based in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was established in 1978, and is today the best equipped supplier for processed flat glass in the Middle East. SAG supplies numerous tempered, strengthened and laminated varieties of glass under the K-Lite brand. Saudi American Glass is the region’s first and one-of-the-largest Middle Eastern glass manufacturers, annually supplying more than three million metres of glass.

 

About Glass LLC

Glass LLC, the first glass holding company in the Middle East, is dedicated to meeting the growing needs of the regional glass industry. Glass LLC incorporates five subsidiaries: Emirates Glass LLC, one of the largest processors of flat architectural glass in the region; Emirates Float Glass, one of UAE’s first integrated glass manufacturing and processing facility in Abu Dhabi; Lumiglass Industries, makers of automotive and architectural laminated glass products, Saudi American Glass Company, one of the largest glass manufacturers in the Middle East; and Emirates Insolaire, which products the first-of-its-kind coloured, energy-generating solar glass in the world.

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