RIGIFOAM was established in 2000 with its head office located at 3 Detroit Street, Apex, Benoni. We are already recognized in the industry as the leading manufacturer of high quality polyurethane products. Our range of 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 multi-national 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, 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. RIGIFOAM were the first to introduce "OZONE FRIENDLY" foam in South Africa, with continuous innovations and product research, RIGIFOAM remains the market leader.
Resichem, a sister company within the Rigifoam group, was founded by the shareholders of Rigifoam in 2001.
With more than 90 man years of PU foam formulating and application experience in the group, over the past 10 years Resichem has captured the major market share of the Southern African PU foam systems market, excluding domestic refrigerators.
LAMBDABOARD is a flexible faced Polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation board made on a continuous laminator. The polyisocyanurate cored insulation uses a hydrocarbon-based blowing agent which has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and complies with Kyoto Protocol regarding Global Warming Potential (GWP). LAMBDABOARD insulation is the answer to HCFC and HFC free insulation.
“ARCHITECT” – A cool word used for everything from a clever IT-guy who’s apparently pivotal to some kind of software solution, to the inventor of something cool and sometimes not so cool. Yet, those who are actually practicing what we originally knew as architecture are increasingly under pressure to keep up the “Greek god-ish” facade of an architect such as Howard Roark, for those who have read The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.
When SANS 204 was introduced, insulation went from being a nice-to-have to a must-have. But many saw this as a getrich-quick opportunity and the new “gold rush” was on. So-called specialists came out of the wood works with biased claims, multiple products were offered as solutions and more selling was done on what other products can’t do. As more tenants were seeing the financial rewards of reduced energy costs, the drive to insulate gained momentum, but so did the misleading representation of products.
The new 85 000m² Cornubia Mall near Mount Edgecombe in KwaZulu-Natal was designed with interconnected, landscaped walkways, park-like spaces and transparent, double-level display windows to create an open-air shopping experience. Due to the high humidity and hot climate of the area, the choice of insulation was critical and with leading retail tenants such as Pick n Pay, Virgin Active and Shoprite cognisant of the benefits of excellent insulation, Rigifoam’s LAMBDABOARD® was specified.