Sulingen, Germany – H&S Anlagentechnik has won two large orders in the Russian market, and been awarded a Russian patent for its recycling process.
The company said it is supplying and installing a tank farm and blending station for automotive supplier Sistemi Dom in Tartaristan H&S said that it has also been commissioned by a ‘well-known automotive supplier’ to build a tank farm. This will be located in Tolyatti, which is 1000km east of Moscow.
The tank farms are designed to provide a buffer of stock between foam production and the raw material suppliers, H&S said. The blending plant at Tartaristan will enable a range of ingredients to be mixed with the polyol. Sistemi Dom will use these formulations to make flexible, integral and rigid foams for the automotive and construction industries, H&S said.
The company has also successfully patented its polyurethane to polyol technology in Russia. '[This] has come at just the right time,' said H&S managing director Rudiger Schaffrath.
Mila Skokova, H&S product manager, added: 'The Russian government plans to introduce an environmental fee for mattresses.' Mattress makers will have to take back 10% of their products from customers, and either recycle or dispose of them, if they fail to do this, then they the fee will be due.
The patent enables H&S to sell the polyurethane-to-polyol technology behind the Renuva project, which is already under way in western Europe, in Russia.