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Polotsk-Steklovolokno to sell more firefighting blankets in eastern countries

The Belarusian company Polotsk-Steklovolokno intends to expand the market of firefighting blankets, which are made of siliceous fabric, in eastern countries. Traders from China, South Korea and Singapore are among potential buyers, Polotsk-Steklovolokno representatives told BelTA.

The company established new contacts as it took part in an expo of fire-fighting technologies and materials in Shanghai, China in September. At the expo the company presented siliceous fabric materials, which are designed to be high-temperature insulation: fibers, yarns, fabrics, ready-made products. Polotsk-Steklovolokno’s booth attracted around 50 representatives of the companies, which are interested in cooperation, and negotiations with representatives of 20 companies took place.

Polotsk-Steklovolokno products have been available in China, Japan, and Australia for more than ten years. Firefighting blankets, which are made of siliceous fabric, have been available for the last five years. The company has been selling these products to the USA Forest Service for years.

Firefighting blankets, which are made of siliceous fabric, can withstand temperatures up to 1,100C. They are supposed to localize fires in the initial phase and to extinguish fires on people’s clothes by cutting out oxygen supply.

The open joint-stock company Polotsk-Steklovolokno is part of the Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim. Polotsk-Steklovolokno is an integrated business, which comprises the processing of raw stock, glass manufacturing, glass fiber production and its textile conversion, glass fabric finishing, and fiberglass production. The company specializes in fiber glass and products made of it. The company offers electric insulation and structural glass fabric, construction and heat insulation materials, silicon dioxide products. The company exports nearly 90% of the output to 45 countries across the globe. The company’s latest startup complex was commissioned in 1958. In 2003 the enterprise was converted into an open joint-stock company. The state has the controlling interest. The company employs over 4,500 people

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