Shanghai, China -- Insulation equipment maker Shanghai Zhonji Machinery Manufacturing Co. Ltd says representatives from Qatar made a special visit to the company's premises to sign a contract to buy equipment for making insulation board.
Zhingji said in a news item on its website that this follows a previous order for polyurethane insulating materials and equipment.
One reason the Middle East is keen on insulation equipment results from a fire in Dubai in a major shopping centre a few years ago, according to the Chinese machinery supplier. Since then the region has preferred polyurethane/polyisocyanurate and phenolic foam for insulation.
Also, Zhonji said, its equipment is less expensive than that of some competitors.