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COVER STORY: Safintra – environmentally responsible options

Online since 27.06.2018 • Filed under Cover Story • From Issue 24 page(s) 14-15
COVER STORY: Safintra – environmentally responsible options

In our July edition, To Build hosts Safintra as our Cover Story. Safintra invites users to Go Green with its Saftherm brand of PET blanket insulation – an environmentally responsible choice for built environment professionals and homeowners.


Safintra prides itself on offering components that work optimally with each other to make up a long-lasting and sustainable steel roofing or cladding system. Its latest offering, Saftherm blanket insulation, is no exception.

Made from 100% recovered and recycled PET formed into an insulation “blanket”, it offers excellent thermal resistance to heat transfer, is completely non-irritating to live beneath and to install and does its bit to reduce the environmental impact of the building industry. Made to order for Safintra and other Safal Group companies, Saftherm is the effective, responsible and compliant choice for professionals and home owners.


Saftherm properties

• Polyester fibre insulating blanket manufactured using recycled polyester (PET Coke bottles). Supplied in roll form in various thicknesses.

• Saftherm is kind to the touch, will not irritate the skin and does not affect breathing in any way.

• Saftherm has been tested by the SABS for thermal performance as well as for fire propagation.

• Saftherm is manufactured to ISO 9001 standards. Saftherm does not collapse over time and retainsits loft.

• On flat ceilings, Saftherm can be laid in between the trusses on top of the battens.

• VOC free / ODP 0%


Fire rating

• Tested in accordance with SANS 10400 National Building Regulations.

• FTClS-148-B/B2/2.

What is PET?
PET is the acronym for a versatile plastic called Polyethylene Terephthalate, used to make
the most common container in the soft drink market today: the plastic bottle.
PET is globally recognised as a safe, recyclable packaging material for both food and non-food products. Given global awareness of the impact of plastic waste in the environment, it is good to know that PET is 100% recyclable that can be made into new PET products, for instance, fibre for clothes, insulation, packing materials and even new bottles.

About Us
Safintra started operations in Johannesburg in 1991, rapidly opening new branches in Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Polokwane, Nelspruit and Bloemfontein.In 2003 the company changed the face of concealed-fix roofing systems in southern Africa with the launch of its Saflok concealed fix roofing system, complementing the range of existing pierced-fix profiles. Innovation continued in 2012 with the launch of Saflok 410 for use in high-wind coastal applications and the unique tile-profiled sheet called Versatile® profile. 2015 ushered in a pioneering launch with the introduction of the Newlok standing seam profile. Safintra forms part of the Safal Group of companies - the largest manufacturer of steel coil and roofing profile on the African continent.

We have branches in Johannesburg, Polokwane, Nelspruit, Durban, PE, Cape Town, and Bloemfontein. Full services are also offered to Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia and neighbouring territories.
Safintra also has operations in: Angola, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Burundi.

Source: Safintra website

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