According to the chief technologist of the company Ludmila Kuschenko, stated POLOTSK24, commissioning of a new facility will bring production capacity up to 600 tons of basalt fiber per year. A modular unit with a multiple-draw hole feeder previously had been developed and put into operation at JSC Polotsk-Steklovolokno within the “Kompromat” programme. For 8 months of operation, the plant has managed to produce and sell 125 tons of various products, including basalt rods, fabrics, and fibers.
At present Ukrainian basalt rock is used as a raw material. However, a basalt deposit recently discovered in Belarus gives the opportunity for the enterprise to withdraw from import and to start production based on the domestic material.