MOSCOW (MRC) - TechnoNICOL, Europe's largest manufacturer and supplier of roofing, waterproofing and heat-insulating materials, intends to invest 4 billion rubles in the construction and modernization of factories in two Far Eastern regions, TASS reported citing co-owner and managing partner of the corporation Sergey Kolesnikov.
"This year we plan to reconstruct the Khabarovsk plant for the production of mineral insulation. In the near future we have a new investment project in Primorye. We are planning to build a training center and three new plants in the region at once: for the production of rolled bituminous materials, thermal insulation from extruded polystyrene foam ( e-PS, XPS) and an enterprise for the processing of secondary polymers. Now, together with the authorities of the Primorsky Territory, we are looking for a site for the location of enterprises. We plan to invest about 4 billion rubles in the implementation of these projects, "said S. Kolesnikov.
Kolesnikov noted that both the Khabarovsk Territory and Primorye are now actively engaged in construction. Also, the demand for the corporation's products, and these are roofing, waterproofing, soundproofing and heat-insulating materials, is in view of large-scale projects that are being implemented in the Arctic. "In addition, Vladivostok and the Primorsky Territory are a convenient location for export to the Asia-Pacific region. Therefore, we are going to introduce new production facilities and reconstruct existing ones," added S. Kolesnikov.
Now the share of export of products from the Khabarovsk cluster of the corporation, which includes a training center and five enterprises for the production of heat and sound insulation materials from stone wool and extruded polystyrene foam, plastic drainage systems, recycling of polymers, remains at the level of 7%. Products are supplied to China, Canada, Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region.
The production site produces 1.2 million cubic meters of heat and sound insulation materials and up to 3 thousand tons of drainage systems per year, and also recycles more than 1,000 tons of polystyrene waste every month. “We plan to send up to 30% of products manufactured at new enterprises in Primorye to the countries of the Asia-Pacific region and to implement projects in the Arctic," S. Kolesnikov said.
TechnoNICOL plans to implement a large investment project in the Saratov region. In 2022, a plant for the production of SHINGLAS soft roofing bitumen tiles and HAUBERK facade tiles will appear in the region. When it reaches full capacity, the plant will produce up to 8 million m2 of finished products per year.
In general, TechnoNICOL intends to invest 60 billion rubles in the Russian economy in the next five years. Such data was announced by the head of the Corporation at the XXIV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
As noted earlier, TechnoNICOL plans to install two new extrusion lines in Poland and Russia. The Italian company BG Plast (Italy) signed a contract with TechnoNICOL for the supply of two extrusion lines for the production of dimpled sheet membranes with and without a geotextile joint, 2000 mm and 4000 mm wide.
Earlier it was reported that TechnoNICOL launched the first line in Russia for the production of geocomposite polymer membranes for underground insulation on the basis of the Logikruf plant (Ryazan). This line will produce PVC membranes for tunnels and underground structures and a geocomposite based on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) up to 6 mm thick for insulation of hydraulic structures. The line's capacity will be 5 million m2 of finished products per year. The company allocated over 450 million rubles for the project.
According to MRC's ScanPlast, in May the total production of unmixed PVC in Russia amounted to 86.1 thousand tons versus 86.6 thousand tons a month earlier, RusVinyl reduced the capacity utilization level. The total volume of polymer production in January - May 2021 amounted to 432.1 thousand tons, which corresponds to the indicator a year earlier. A decrease in production volumes was recorded for two manufacturers; it was possible to increase the production of resin from the Bashkir Soda Company and "Kaustik" (Volgograd).
TechnoNICOL Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of hydro, heat and sound insulation. The company includes 49 factories in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and the Czech Republic, its own trade network of 140 branches and consulates in 33 countries. The company was founded in 1992 by Sergey Kolesnikov and Igor Rybakov.