Official ceremony marking the launch of a new production facility took place in Engels, Saratov Region, on January 21, 2022, with participation of the region Governor Valery Radaev. Alexander Pavlov, General Director of R&P POLYPLASTIC and Evgeny Parshikov, General Director of Saratov Polymer Materials Plant pressed the symbolic start button.
After the lines started, participants of the opening ceremony inspected the entire production chain and observed operation of the equipment and finished products packaging. Then they left their autographs and wishes on the first ton produced on the plant lines during commissioning.
Saratov Polymer Materials Plant investment project was implemented with the support of the region Government. On December 12, 2020, Ministry of Economic Development of the Saratov Region signed the Order to include Saratov Polymer Materials Plant in the register of participants in region investment projects. Civil works started in March 2021, and the first equipment arrived at the plant in May-June. Commissioning of the lines began on December 10, 2021.
After reaching full production capacity, the plant will produce about 20.000 MTY of compounds based on polypropylene and polyamide to replace imports of engineering plastics in the domestic market and increase export sales. Two energy-efficient high-tech lines based on Blue Power extruders delivered to Saratov Polymer Materials Plant by Krauss Maffei (Germany) are the first extruders of this class in Russia. The lines themselves have modern equipment from leading world and domestic manufacturers: Brabender Technologie, MAAG, Moretto. The installation was carried out by the Russian company Polytесhnika.
The total investments in fixed assets during the implementation of Saratov Polymer Materials Plant project amounted to more than 4.8 million euro. The enterprise created 30 high-tech jobs. The production is automated as much as possible; a shift of only 5 people is required to ensure the operation of the lines.