BREST, 31 March (BelTA) – Antopol Cotton Spinning Factory, based in Drogichin District, Belarus, has established cooperation with Russia's AvtoVAZ, BelTA learned from director of the company Gennady Radchuk.
In 2018, the Antopol enterprise purchased and installed two new lines with the help of the innovation fund of the Brest District Executive Committee. The first line produces heat-bonded and needle-punched nonwovens, while the second line produces aerodynamic nonwovens. The lines are fully loaded and operate in three shifts. Products are used in furniture, construction, and automotive industries.
“The factory makes a wide range of nonwoven materials. These products are in demand in the domestic market and abroad. We supply nonwoven fabrics for the Russian automotive industry. We make a lineup of aerodynamic materials that are used for noise insulation in Lada cars,” Gennady Radchuk said.
The factory sees the prospects for expanding cooperation with the automotive industry. The company has sent samples of its materials to France. If trials are successful, they will be used in the production of Peugeot and Renault cars in Russia.
“We plan to develop this project further. We are going to install special presses to produce soundproofing parts, for example, for the vehicle underbody or doors,” the director said. He added that innovative products account for almost 24% of the factory's overall output.
The history of the cotton spinning factory began in 1944 with the foundation of the Antopol District Industrial Complex. It included brick factories, carpentry and sewing workshops, mills, blacksmiths, and a power plant. In 2003, the enterprise was reincorporated into a joint stock company. Today, the Antopol Cotton Spinning Factory specializes in the production of nonwoven materials, sewing products, yarn, wet wipes for agriculture.