Unicoil develops thin gauge, pre-painted galvanized steel

Unicoil says it is committed to continuously improve and enhance its product portfolio by providing complete solutions to multifarious market requirements under one umbrella.
Updated 31 October 2016

Unicoil develops thin gauge, pre-painted galvanized steel

Unicoil reports that it has developed thin gauge galvanized steel and pre-painted galvanized steel, described as the first of its kind in Middle East.
Till date the minimum thickness for galvanized steel manufactured in the region was 0.27 mm and the minimum thickness for pre-painted galvanized steel was 0.30 mm, “only by Unicoil.”
Along with its vision of continual developments of innovative products and business solution to cater various industrial needs, Unicoil succeeded to bring down the thickness for galvanized steel to 0.20 mm and for pre-painted galvanized steel to 0.22 mm, aimed at indoor ceiling (acoustic and non-acoustic) panel industry, electrical cable tape industry and many more light weight applications, which will provide diversified solutions to various industries and can lead to import substitution.
With this achievement, Unicoil, claimed as the market leader of galvanized and pre-painted galvanized steel in Middle East, says it thus surpasses its own record of being the only the national company providing thin gauge requirements to the industry.
Unicoil launched in the past smart products for energy savings and antibacterial application for enhanced hygiene requirements of the industry aside from developing eco-friendly chrome free pre-painted products.
Unicoil says it is committed to continuously improve and enhance its product portfolio by providing complete solutions to multifarious market requirements under one umbrella.

Pearson unveils Mideast winners of BTEC Awards

Updated 09 July 2020

Pearson unveils Mideast winners of BTEC Awards

Outstanding students, tutors and colleges from 25 countries, including from the Middle East, saw their achievements recognized at the BTEC Awards 2020 ceremony, held online for the first time due to coronavirus.

Hosted by presenter of the United Stand, YouTube influencer and BTEC ambassador, Flex, 17 category award winners were celebrated from the UAE and around the Middle East as well as internationally in subjects such as health and social care, performing arts, engineering, IT, business and sport.

Double Olympic gold medalist Max Whitlock and architect, TV presenter and campaigner George Clarke were among those presenting awards. 

They were joined by journalist and TV presenter Steph McGovern who spoke about her passion for vocational education and the BTEC Awards.

Spanning across 21 categories, the awards showcase the exceptional BTEC learners and teachers that have been nominated to win a gold, silver or bronze BTEC award. Accepted in more than 200 universities worldwide, BTEC is a highly regarded, career-focused qualification, studied in over 60 countries.

The Middle East winners are:

• BTEC Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Student of the Year Silver Winner — Finn Page, DESC, UAE

• BTEC Teacher of the Year (schools only) Bronze Winner — James McBlane, British School Al-Khubairat, UAE

• BTEC IT and Computing Student of the Year Bronze Winner — Sangeetha Philip, Cambridge International School, Dubai, UAE

• BTEC Business and Enterprise Student of the Year Bronze Winner — Delma Sharyl D’Silva, The Winchester School — Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE

Cindy Rampersaud, senior vice president, BTEC and apprenticeships at Pearson Education, said: “This year I’ve been overwhelmed by the quality of BTEC Award nominations we received, and I am delighted to celebrate this year’s winners and the achievements of all learners who will be awarded a BTEC this year. 

Over the past few weeks and months, we’ve seen how the current pandemic has highlighted the critical role of key workers and individuals who are likely to have followed a vocational educational pathway such as BTEC.”

In the UAE, BTEC qualifications are available in sectors including applied science, art and design, business, childcare, construction, engineering, media, health and social care, hospitality, ICT, performing arts, public services, sport, travel and tourism.

Pearson has been delivering BTEC qualifications worldwide since 1984. A recent study revealed that 90 percent of BTEC students are employed full-time after graduating.

Globally, nearly 1 million students studied toward a BTEC in the past year, via 784 approved BTEC centers in 60 countries.

In response to new careers emerging within industries and ongoing change, Pearson is continually adapting and innovating its BTEC curriculum and learning to ensure it is relevant for young people and adults, supporting progression and career aspirations throughout lives.