In the steel wire shop No. 3 of OJSC “BMZ” - the management company of the “BMK” holding, produced the 50,000th ton of fiber. About 70% of these products, intended for concrete reinforcement, are currently exported by the enterprise.
Based on the results of work in January-August 2020, BMZ exported fibers to 6 countries for more than $ 1.2 million. In comparison with the same period of the previous year, supplies to Poland and Serbia increased significantly. Companies from Russia, Lithuania, Germany and Italy were also consumers of this product this year. Fiber, which increases the strength of concrete by 10-15%, is actively used by construction organizations in Belarus.
Production of a new type of product for BMZ started in 2008. Then, in the steel wire shop No. 3, cold-heading machines for the production of microfiber and anchor fiber with a total capacity of up to 400 thousand tons per month were put into operation. Over time, due to the additional installation of equipment, the productivity of the fiber section, depending on the assortment, increased to 500 tons per month. By the way, in 2021 it is planned to modernize three machines to organize the production of export fiber with a diameter of 1.0x50mm. The expected increase is 180 tons per month.
BMZ fiber was used in the construction of breakwaters on the Panama Canal, as well as a railway tunnel in the Alps.