29 June 2011, Wednesday, 14:36

A modern plant for production of mineral cotton is launched in Bashkortostan

author: Galya Nabieva

The official start of the plant for production of heat-insulating materials has taken place on Wednesday, June 29, in the town of Blagoveshensk and the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov was taking part in the start-up ceremony.

During several weeks the plant was working in the starting condition and today the industrial production started.

“The today’s start is an important event in life of the Republic” – the President RB said at the ceremony – “It means new workplaces, new opportunities for earning good salaries and new taxes – i.e. what we really need now and what we are all working for”.

The economic crisis is nearly over and Republican industry needs new building materials. After the new production in Blagoveshensk is launched, the development of the branch will be more dynamic. As the member of the Russian Federation Council Anatoly Bondaruk, who headed the plant till recently, said, the capacity of the plant is 60-70 thousand tons of mineral cotton. The annual need of the Bashkir building industry in this material is about 100 thousand tons, so the enterprise is able to meet the needs of the Republican building market by 60-70%.

The President RB has become acquainted with the technology of cotton production on all stages beginning from the batch and up to the packing. The new high-tech equipment, made in Slovenia and Denmark, is fully automated. Rustem Khamitov was also interested in the staff, used here. The staff is of local origin and delivered for the plant from the nearest open pit. Besides, the President of Bashkortostan has highly appreciated the ecological properties of the new material. By these properties the mineral cotton has certain advantages before the glass cotton thanks to the natural components in its structure.

The President RB was also interested in the control over the quality and in the production security. Special laboratory monitors every production stage, beginning from the staff control. The ready-made product is also checked for thermal protection and the lower the thermal protection, the higher is the quality of the final product. The plant produces the slabs of mineral cotton with the thickness 3-7 microns.

“I am happy for you” – the President RB said, talking to the plant’s workers – “For all of you, working here and wish your plant to become the most successful enterprise, working on the territory of the Republic”.