Ural Plant of Deicing Material will launch two high-tech production facilities by the end of the year. This will allow to expand the range of products for winter maintenance, stop using raw materials from foreign producers, adjust the cost of goods and make materials for export. In addition, the new production lines will provide Perm Region with additional jobs and tax revenues to the budget.
Both investment projects of UZPM (a member of WTG business community) are related to the development of deicing range of products and materials for it. The first one, Glatt, envisages the creation of a new, fully automated line for the production of highly efficient chloride-free deicing materials for the needs of airports. The products are certified and comply with the requirements of industry-specific Russian and international legislation. The serial production of products is planned for the IV quarter of this year.
The second investment project - Ebner - is related to the production of high-quality raw materials for deicing products and the needs of the oil industry.
Dmitry Pylev, Director of UZPM, specified that both projects are implemented with the support of the federal and regional Industry Development Funds. A total of almost 380 million rubles were invested in Glatt, 70 of which were obtained in the form of a concessional loan from the federal fund, 30 - from the regional one. For Ebner with a total investment of almost 1.1 billion rubles almost 400 million were obtained from the federal fund.
“Funds on beneficial terms and for a period of 5 years we obtained with the support of the regional government and Perm Region Industry Development Fund. We used this money to purchase main equipment that meets the requirements of the best available technologies,” said Dmitry Pylev.
“Production of modern deicing materials is a strategically important task for our country. The Glatt and Ebner projects are a systematic development of the winter maintenance industry, a new round in the evolution of deicing materials that ensure the safety of people not only on roads and sidewalks, but also guarantee the possibility of flying on airplanes in winter. Our deicing agents are of the highest quality and undergo different examinations and tests during development as well before use,” - says Rustam Gilfanov, Chairman of the WTG Innovation and Strategic Development Council.
Most of the enterprise’s products are specialized deicing agents, of which there are about 20 kinds. They are widely used in Russia and abroad. Flagship product of UZPM, a range of deicing materials Bionord, has become especially popular also in retail. Anti-snow and deicing product can now be purchased in the largest chain stores in the country.
Aleksandr Orlov, the Head of Chemistry and Technology Complex and Biological Engineering Department of Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation particularly noted two components innovative product by UZPM.
“It will result in the promising development: it reduces the amount of deicing materials needed, allows better contact with surface, with roads first of all. I hope that the courses chosen by UZPM will be achieved and implemented in the near future,” - the expert added.