MOSCOW (MRC) - The Belarusian petrochemical company Mogilevkhimvolokno is at full capacity, orders are scheduled until the end of the year, BelTA informs.
“The situation with the coronavirus and the pandemic did not play a negative role for the enterprise - in recent months, quotations for our products have only been growing,” said Vitaly Zenkov, Deputy General Director for Ideological Work and Social Issues. - initial material for the production of medical masks and gowns, as well as wet and sanitary napkins. all the main indicators were fulfilled, as a result of which the salary was increased: in the first quarter the rate of the first category increased by 25%. "
The advantage of the enterprise, according to Vitaly Zenkov, is its unique geographic location, due to which transport costs are reduced and the speed of fiber delivery to the consumer increases. In recent years, the line of products of the enterprise has been significantly replenished with the release of "thin" assortments - in particular, conjugate, which is used as a universal filler and insulation for pillows, mattresses, blankets, outerwear. Previously, this type of polyester fiber was not produced in Belarus and the CIS countries.
In future plans Mogilevkhimvolokno - progressive development of the enterprise, implying the introduction of investment projects that can bring significant economic benefits. So, to date, agreements have been signed on the implementation of two projects. One of them concerns the modernization of the production of industrial threads. The second project aimed at import substitution will be the production of spunlace. Today this material is made in Russia from the threads of the Mogilev enterprise. Then the raw material goes back and only then is used by Belarusian producers.
In January 2019, Mogilevkhimvolokno put into operation the production of polyester fiber by the direct molding method. The new equipment with a capacity of 50 thousand tons per year will make it possible to obtain a new assortment of synthetic fibers, which is in demand in the markets of far and near abroad.
According to the ICIS-MRC Price Report, the cost of material on the Belarusian market has not changed this week. Consumer activity in the domestic PET market is moderate to high. There is still a shortage of raw materials on the domestic market. The cost of material for Russian manufacturers in the current month is 125,000 rubles / t, FCA Mogilev, excluding VAT.
JSC "Mogilevkhimvolokno" is the only large producer of dimethyl terephthalate, PET polyester granules, including food grade, polyester fibers and threads in the Republic of Belarus, and the main supplier of raw materials for the light industry. The state's share is 90.53%.