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18 Mar 2015

Modernized Belarusian woodworking enterprises to export products to over 30 countries

MINSK, 18 March (BelTA) – The Belarusian timber, woodworking, pulp and paper industry concern Bellesbumprom intends to export new products that modernized enterprises can now make to over 30 countries, BelTA learned from Bellesbumprom head Yuri Nazarov on 18 March.

Thanks to modernization Bellesbumprom enterprises can now make a larger choice of products. With the larger choice of products Bellesbumprom enterprises will be able to reach new target markets and export more, noted the Bellesbumprom head. The promising markets include Latin America, Asia, and Arab countries, where active construction operations are in progress.

According to Yuri Nazarov, Bellesbumprom enterprises are ready to offer an entire lineup of absolutely innovative kinds of products, including insulating fiberboards. The Mozyr-based woodworking factory can now make these fiberboards. This kind of merchandise is unparalleled in Belarus as well as CIS and Baltic states, stressed the source. The manufacturing facility uses state-of-the-art European equipment that can make insulating wooden fiberboards with excellent environmental parameters for a wide choice of applications in civil engineering and industrial engineering. Construction companies are expected to become the main consumers of the product. The company has already shipped the first few batches of the merchandise to retail in Belarus.

OAO Mostovdrev, OAO Gomeldrev, and OAO Vitebskdrev are busy mastering the production of laminated floor pavement. The output is expected to reach 15 million m2 by 2017.

Pulp and paper industry enterprises are busy mastering the production of new kinds of merchandise that has not been seen in Belarus yet. As part of the modernization of its paper manufacturing line the Dobrush-based paper mill Geroy Truda has mastered the production of top liner (pasteboard used to make packaging with white coating) and the Vlieseline-type paper used as the basic material for making premium-quality wallpapers.

The Bellesbumprom head remarked that the implementation of investment projects by the pulp and paper industry in 2015 will allow manufacturing sulfated bleached pulp, pure-cellulose pasteboard with one-sided coating, and triple-layer cardboard with double-sided coating (used by printing, medical, and food industry enterprises), and base paper for decorative facing materials.

Bellesbumprom unites major timber, woodworking, pulp and paper enterprises of Belarus. Bellesbumprom comprises 45 enterprises and holding companies of various types of ownership. Bellesbumprom enterprises export their merchandise to 44 countries.

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