Joint Stock Company «Polotsk-Steklovolokno» World experience in glass fiber production and products on glass fiber basis Rus

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Events chronicle

In January, 1965

 the second stage of the plant having complete production cycle, from glass fiber forming up to its processing into fabric, was put into operation. 

In December, 1967

there was produced the first batch of consumer goods from glass reinforced plastic at the plant — 300 pieces of five-section fishing rods. 

In November, 1970

Polotsk glass fiber plant was named after Lenin Komsomol of Belarus, and in 1971 glass fabric of TRCF (b)-О type was marked by the state Quality symbol as the first glass fabric at the enterprise.

In June, 1976

the third stage of the plant was put into operation.

In December, 1977

there was completed the construction of workshop No 5, separate division of the factory specializing in production of consumer goods from glass reinforced plastics and already in the first half of 1979 the workshop No 5 achieved its designed capacity.

On January 17, 1979

the contract with «Woodall-Duckham» company was signed in Moscow on purchasing of the complete equipment for textile glass fiber plant in Ksty. This was the first step in modernization of the plant and transfer to direct melting process of glass fiber forming. 

On September 21, 1981

there was signed the order of the Council of Ministers of the USSR according to which Polotsk Production Association "Steklovolokno” was established on September, 29.

On December 30, 1982

the first complex of textile glass fiber plant was put into operation.

On April 21, 1984

Start-up of glass melting furnace for direct melting process of glass fiber forming and already on May 15, 1984 the first products were received in direct melting glass fiber forming area, the second complex was put into operation. 

On October 22, 1984

the millionth meter of glass fabric was produced.

On February, 1989

own facility for the production of glass marbles was built, the third complex was put into operation.

On August 15, 1990

there was formed the department of foreign economic relations, and since July 1, 1991 the commercial service was set up, i.e. the first steps in orientation of products of the plant to export were made.

On June 19, 1997

1.5 milliard meter of glass fabric was produced.

In October, 1998

the furnace for manufacturing of glass fiber by direct melting process for silica materials was started, which is still one of the most perspective directions of activity of the enterprise at present.

In April, 2000

the direct melting furnace for glass fiber forming was started in the area No 12.

On September 1, 2001

the enterprise was visited by the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Grigorjevich Lukashenko.

On December 20, 2002

for the first time 25000 tons of glass fiber were produced from the beginning of the year.

On January 30, 2003

from the date of the state registration of open Joint-Stock Company "Polotsk — Steklovolokno" by Vitebsk regional Executive Committee the society has got the status of a legal entity.

On March 4, 2003

there was produced the 500th ton of glass fiber from the moment of start-up of the plant.

On February 17, 2004

the 2 milliardth meter of glass fabric was produced, and already on February 26, 2008the2,5 milliardth meter of glass fabric was produced.

On November 27, 2008

JSC"Polotsk — Steklovolokno" celebrated its 50-years anniversary together with its partners from different regions of the world!

In 2010

a new glass melting furnace with the capacity 15 thousand tons of glass fiber per year was put into operation.

Today JSC "Polotsk — Steklovolokno" is one of the leading manufacturers of glass fiber and materials on its basis in the world. It is a modern, dynamically developing industrial complex with the area of 1 million sq.m. having more than thousand units of modern special equipment.

On the 11th of February 2012

During the meeting of Polotsk Executive Committee and General Committee of administrative board of delegates according to the results of competitions among the organizations of Polotsk JSC “Polotsk-Steklovolokno” was awarded the nomination «The best enterprise of the industrial complex»

On the 27th of November 2013 

JSC “Polotsk-Steklovolokno” together with partners from different regions of the World celebrated its 55th anniversary!

2013. 

According to the results of 2013 JSC “Polotsk-Steklovolokno” reached a record level on the geography of product supplies of the enterprise from the moment of its establishment - 50 countries of the World.

On the 27th of August 2014.  

JSC “Polotsk-Steklovolokno” became the first company in the former Soviet Union, which has received the certificate of conformity for the integrated management system.
 

November 2014. 

JSC “Polotsk-Steklovolokno” is realizing a great investment project, which costs more than 27 billion of belorussian rubles! The installation and commissioning of a modern high-performance automated line of Slovak company Technos a.s. is done for the production of a new product from E-glass by the enterprise – emulsion CSM (chopped strand mat). The project has allowed to create the production of imports replacing product, which does not have analogs in the Republic of Belarus. The project capacity of the line - 6 000 tons/year.

December 2014. 

As part of the implemented investment project there were 15 new winding machines of «Shimadzu» company, Japan, installed to one of the furnaces.

2014. 

JSC “Polotsk-Steklovolokno” started to produce a new product – basalt fiber and products on its basis (rovings, chopped fiber, fabrics, thermal insulation material). The raw material is basalt rocks.

June 2015. 

JSC “Polotsk-Steklovolokno” has bought and has done the commissioning of the universal plying-twisting machine (the production of “Verdol SAS”, France)for the production of plied glass yarns in 2-8 plies on 8 kg spools. 

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