United Metal Coating (UMC) has commenced operations at its 18,000 square metre plant at Dubai Industrial City. UMC will manufacture pre-painted aluminium and galvanised steel coils in various thickness and width with an annual production capacity of 75,000 tonnes, for building products including roofing and claddings, as well as interior false ceilings and rolling shutters. The company also has a double loop slitting line to slit the painted coils into different widths.