The project of the Ural Plant of Deicing Materials for production of special purpose agents for treatment of airports and bridges and of anti-frost concrete additives for the needs of construction industry has been financially supported by the Industry Development Fund and its regional department in Perm Krai.
Head of UPDM Group Rustam Gilfanov says that the company’s Krasnokamsk site is going to accommodate a storage and processing center for materials which are presently produced primarily abroad.
“Thus, we will use our in-house resources to significantly decrease the dependence of Russian consumers on the Chinese and European markets where most of the necessary materials are currently produced. The total amount of investment approximates RUB 378 million and is partially provided by the Fund. The attracted investment amount is RUB 100 million”, Rustam Gilfanov comments.
The potential consumers of the new products are the major national airports, road services and construction industry enterprises.
The Head of UPDM also mentions other implications of the new line such as more workplaces in the company and more taxes paid to the budget.
As was previously reported, UPDM concluded a contract with Glatt Ingenieurtechnik (Weimar, Germany) for manufacturing of a versatile production unit that will enable a launch of a new series of special purpose chloride-free deicing materials. In the course of several years, the Perm company has been conducting laboratory tests in the Glatt engineering and technology center. As a result, the best product compositions and production technologies were determined.
Commissioning of the unit is planned for 2019. Glatt Ingenieurtechnik is a leading equipment manufacturer in the European market.