Basalt materials plant located in the Russian Sakha (Yakutia) Republic started to deliver stone wool heat insulation to the customers in the Far East in the second half of 2017. Altogether the plant shipped over 60 thousand cubic meters of insulating slabs last year.
The press service of the Republic of Sakha and the Republic of Sakha Government commented that the plant managed to reach these figures and provide its customers with products despite the halting of production in the first half of the year.
The plant director Nikolay Matus stressed that his company started operating in full capacity after the resumption of the work and plans to release at least 80 thousand cubic meters of basalt fiber slabs in 2018.
Yakutia is a promising region for the basalt fiber manufacture from local raw materials.
Although evaluated at 6-7 million tons, at present 1-2 million tons of high-quality basalt deposits are confirmed in the republic.
The Yakutia enterprise has a competitor in the region, it is TechnoNICOL – Far East in the Khabarovsk priority development area. In autumn of 2017, the corporation announced plans to build a new stone wool processing plant in the Far East.