Export of Russian stone wool abroad has increased 1.5 times


The demand for stone wool for thermal insulation of residential and non-residential facilities from European and Asian companies has increased by a factor of 1.5. Singapore and China are among the main importers in the East, Romania and Italy - in the West. According to the analysts of TECHNONICOL, the rise of stone wool export, which has started at the end of 2014, is continuing to grow.

“There are several types of stone wool, but it is precisely the construction wool that is best exported. Compared to the previous year, the export of this product has grown by one and a half times. The main importers are China, Singapore, Canada, New Zealand and almost all of Europe, with the exception of England,” said Roman Kolesnikov, commercial director of Mineral Insulation, TECHNONICOL.

Stone wool produced in Russia is competitive in both price and quality. This is evidenced by the demand for this product.

Experts predict that next year export is about to increase by at least 20%. Regarding this, in 2019 TECHNONICOL plans to increase the production of building insulation products, as well as to bring to the market other types of stone wool.

“We aim to develop more niche areas: technical and shipbuilding insulation, as well as stone wool substrates for growing vegetables. In our opinion, these are the most promising products,” summarized Roman Kolesnikov.

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