Russian plastics compounder Kontur-Kompozit is understood to be preparing to launch a new manufacturing line to produce glass fibre-reinforced polypropylene composites at its plant in the Sverdlovsk region.
The company, part of the Kontur plastics pipe extruding group, has added a new 1,400m2 production hall at its plant in Zarechny, east of Yekaterinburg where it is due to launch a third PP compounding line in October, according to media reports.
Kontur-Kompozit has already commissioned two similar lines at the site, east of the Urals, and has invested more than €2.2m so far on its latest compounding project. The firm is planning to reach an overall PP capacity by 2020 of 1,200 tons.
Kontur-Kompozit operates a total production area of 9,500m2 at its Zarechny site and currently employs a total workforce there of around 200.
The company’s production portfolio focuses mainly on manufacturing a range of polyethylene granules including high-density polyethylene (HDPE), LDPE and LLDPE as well as polypropylene granules and halogen-free elastomer (TPE) compounds.
Kontur group, formed in 2007, specialises in PP pipe extrusion and plastics fitting moulding with output aimed chiefly at cold and warm water and sewerage applications.