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NEWS AND EVENTS
June 25, 2012
Modern materials of the 21st century will be produced in Qibray
In the 4th quarter of 2012 the Uzbek-British JV JSC \"Elektroizolit\" will launch the first plant for production of glass fiber composite materials. This was informed by company manager Pyotr Gapparov during the first phase of the 6th International Industrial Fair and Cooperation Exchange.

Construction of the new plant on production of fiberglass is conducted since the 4th quarter of 2011 in Qibray district, Tashkent region, he said. The estimated construction cost is $8 million, including $6 million of direct foreign investments, $2 million of own funds of Uzbekenergo and JV JSC Elektroizolit.

The expected annual production of fiberglass at two production lines is 403.2 thousand meters. 12 new types of products will be mastered.

Glass fiber composites are a new modern material of the 21st century, combining durability and reliability inherent in the metals, and chemical resistance and ease of polymeric materials, he said.

The range of fiberglass covers non-ferrous metallurgy, chemical, construction, petroleum, metallurgical industry and the energy sector. In the energy sector this composite material is used for lighting towers, cable trays and channels, traverse, decking and many other items.

Fiberglass is obtained through pultrusion, that is a method based on the beam pulling of glass fibers pre-impregnated with a polymer composition through a heated die of given profile. The finished material has high strength, rigidity and durability, it is 4 times lighter than steel and has a lifespan of 50 years, said Pyotr Gapparov. (Source: UzReport.com)


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