Rotational move for Belarus plastics converter

By Richard Higgs

This year Belarus plastics converter Invet is starting operation of five additional rotational moulding lines, introduced to boost production, expand its product range and cut costs.

The moulder of plastic buckets, tractor fuel tanks and moulded road furniture invested RB5bn (?121m) to acquire the imported rotomoulding equipment. The investment was part of a two-year move to update its machinery, according to Invet's chief executive officer Sergei Gromadko.

Bihosau-based Invet has already started introducing new moulded plastics products. Recently it began to turn out rotomoulded polymer support piers used to reinforce the banks of lakes and rivers. These comprise solid 1 metre x 2 metres moulded units that can be interconnected to create different sized structures.

The pillars are used at the water's edge to improve the banks and help to create water recreation facilities.

The company, which is 47% state owned in Belarus, employs 367. Its product range also includes bulky traffic separation units, road cones and traffic signals as well as machinery components, flower bowls and other moulded plastic consumer goods.


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