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RIGIFOAM PTY (Ltd) was established on 2000 with Head Office located at 3 Detroit Street, Apex Ind, Benoni. We are already recognized in the industry as the leading manufacturer of high quality polyurethane products. Products include profiled polyurethane foam, 2 component urethane systems and LAMBDABOARD. The manufacturing process is composed of personnel with good skills. In 2009 we received our ISO 9001 accreditation with international company DQS. Our ability to control the production process is good as evidenced by our reputation for quality products. Because of our small size (compared to local based multinational competitors), RIGIFOAM has capabilities to limit competition, especially for our new products, so we intend to compete on a cost leadership basis. Alternatively, our small size, good profitability and strong technical expertise allow us considerable freedom to act independently. RIGIFOAM has a strong commitment to the marketplace and we are confident we have the ability to maintain growth in the polyurethane/insulation business, develop and market laminated products as a highly differentiated product.

RIGIFOAM was founded by Duncan Goldsmith, Bill Goldsmith and Michael Yacoby. Bruce Elliott joined mid 2001.RIGIFOAM was founded based on the industry need for high quality polyurethane products that would meet customer’s satisfaction when used in their products and applications. By implementing our technical strengths, RIGIFOAM has been able to satisfy that demand and has quickly gained the reputation of producing high quality products and service. RIGIFOAM has been profitable since it began and has gained a significant share (75%) of the discontinuous rigid foam market in the last 12 years. In 2001 our sister company RESICHEM was launched to offer 2 component polyurethane chemicals into the market, RESICHEM is a marketing house for RIGIFOAM with the same share holders. RIGIFOAM were the first to commercially offer environmentally friendly polyurethane in 2003 in block foam and in 2004 the first HFC chemical system. Today we are still the only foam company to be "green" and have now been successful in introducing ECOMATE blown systems into the market.

RIGIFOAM, introduced LAMBDABOARD into the Southern African building industry in September 2008. With the introduction of SANS 204 in the building code LAMBDABOARD is best suited to meet these demands as it offers the highest insulation properties of all commercially available insulation products.

The following industries are serviced by RIGIFOAM:

Cold chain
Petro chemical plants
Moulding and sculpture
Tank containers

Website: http://www.rigifoam.com/index.php


RIGIFOAM, manufacturers of (discontinuous) Polyurethane and Polyisocyanurate Block Foam. We offer a range of densities from 32kg/m3 to 80kg/m3. With the aid of computerised profile cutters material can be supplied in any 2-dimensional shape, from flat sheet to pipe insulation. READ MORE

Polyurethane foam systems are extremely versatile materials. Consisting of a formulated Polyoland Diisocynate that is mixed together, the reaction producing a foam that flows and fills the cavity. Two basic types of foam are produced - Rigid foams and flexible foams. READ MORE

LAMBDABOARD is a flexible faced Polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation board made on a continuous laminator. Installations include; over purlin, ceilings, side cladding and cavity walls. The core material (PIR) a thermosetting closed cell foam plastic, offering the highest levels of insulation properties. READ MORE

Ecospray is an affordable non-ODP, non-GWP, and VOC exempt polyurethane foam that helps protect the environment - while providing excellent insulation and safety properties to products for a variety of industries. READ MORE


Block Foam
RIGIFOAM manufacture Polyurethane (PUR) and Polyisocyanurate (PIR) in a discontinuous block form. Density ranges from 32kg/m3 to 80kg/m3 in both grades. Both products are closed cell thermoset materials used predominantly as a thermal insulation. All our grades are OZONE friendly and do not contain HCFC's.

PUR is used in:
Insulated transport
Tank containers
Petro chemical plants
Chiller plants

PIR foam is recommended for applications where high fire risks are present. With an index of 300 plus indicates that our PIR foam is NOT a highly fire retarded PUR. Toxicity reports are available on request.

Technology Development:
RIGIFOAM are always looking at ways to improve its product range, staying ahead with new technologies, this makes us unique in that we can tailor make foam to suit everyone’s application. All our technology is in house and are totally independent raw material sourcing.

With 2 full production facilities (Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth) RIGIFOAM has the resources to manufacture 300m3 per day in a single shift, including a converting facility in Natal there are 8 CNC cutting units.

All foam is cut or converted into sizes and forms to suit the end application using 2 dimensional CNC cutters. All foam is supplied under the SABS 1383 specification and audited by DQS ISO 9001 system.

Rigibond 5
Rigibond 5 is a two-component filled polyurethane adhesive for use in the lamination of various materials. The adhesive does not contain any solvents. The adhesive has a relatively long pot life with a clamp release of +/- 4 to 6 hours, depending on the application. This adhesive is suitable for batch mixing. This adhesive bonds porous materials like soft board and gypsum very well.

Typical Physical Properties:

Resin (polyol blend) Appearance                                    White
Density                                          1.76 g/ml

Isocyanate: Composition                                    Technical Grade MDI
Appearance                                     Dark Brown Liquid
Density                                           1.22-1.23 g/ml

Typical Reaction Profile (40 g cup mix at 20°C):

Ratio 5 : 1 (m/m)                                   (polyol : Isocyanate)
Specification Pot Life (pourable)                           15 - 20 minutes
Gel Time                                        30 minutes
Open Time                                     40 minutes

Safety Considerations:
Anyone working with urethane chemicals must understand all the hazards involved in handling such materials and follow safe work procedures.

DIY (Touch 'n Seal)

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3 Detroit Street
Apex, Benoni

Contact Numbers:
Tel: +27 (0)11 421 0313
Fax: +27 (0)11 421 0410

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GIL Africa 2017