Tampere, Finland - February 13, 2020 - Winter street cleaning technologies that are implemented in Moscow and in dozens of other Russian large cities have attracted praise and great interest from experts at the international Winter Road Congress in Tampere.
While road services around the world are trying to find a method to reduce the harmful effects of salt and increase its effectiveness, Russia solved this problem some ten years ago. Rustam Gilfanov, UZPM’s founder, created formulations that include several types of salts that melt ice more efficiently, and, at the same time are less aggressive towards metals and soils. Such materials are now deployed in over 50 large cities with populations over half a million, and these ice-melts have allowed to abandon sand applications during winter maintenance, since sand poses a danger to human health, the environment and urban infrastructure.
Our Ural Plant of Deicing Materials (UZPM) represented this advanced technology from Russia at the Winter Congress in Finland. UZPM has been successfully producing this multicomponent ice-melt for more than 10 years. The very possibility of creating individual recipes for special ice-melting formulations for a particular city or facility that are selected to work as efficiently as possible become a big sensation at the Congress in Tampere.
UZPM held dozens of meetings with representatives of road service organizations from different countries, and the composition specially developed for the Scandinavian countries, BIONORD ECOSALT has been met with great interest. Its ability to melt ice more effectively while its corrosive properties are significantly less than that of technical salt (sodium chloride) was a truly unique solution presented at the regional industry forum in Finland.