Waterfall Plant is Officially Launched!

WATERFALL PRO, a plant producing high-quality biaxially-oriented films, was officially launched in Shakhty, Rostov region, on August, 23.

“The opening of the plant is an important event both for the developing national chemical complex and for the film packing sector,” Denis Manturov said after the introductory tour around the plant. “Such projects contribute to dynamic development of hydrocarbon processing in our country and replacing of imported deep processing products by domestic ones without compromising quality.” According to the Ministry of Trade and Industry the new player in the polymeric materials market will boost competition in the domestic market. WATERFALL PRO plant is the most state-of-the-art enterprise not only in Russia and CIS but also in Europe. Its high-tech production site is equipped with innovative world-class machinery.

WATERFALL PRO plant has two production lines capable of producing about 20 types of 3 and 5-layer 8.7 meters wide BOPP films. The lines had been designed especially for WATERFALL PRO by DORNIER Company (Germany) and optimized for a wide range of BOPP films from 10 to 40 microns thick. Both lines are equipped with modern high-speed metallizers as well as by Kampf and Atlas CW500 reel cutting machines. Upon launching the second line in autumn 2016 the planned production capacity will make 60 thousand tons of the finished products per year. The total investment volume will amount to 8.4 million rubles. General Financial Partner of the project is “Rosselchozbank”.

“Today we are launching our new plant that was built from scratch. Credit for this should be given to those people who promoted the project that enters the list of 100 Governor Projects,” said Vasily Golubev, Governor of the Rostov Region. “317 new jobs were created; 8.4 million rubles were invested. The new plant is the best proof of the consistency of our policy in attracting investment and providing for import substitution.”

Among the plant suppliers are Russian and world-known producers of high-quality raw materials for BOPP film production: “LUKOIL”, “SIBUR”, “Nizhnekamskneftechim”, INEOS (The Netherlands), CONSTAB Polyolefin Additives GmbH (Germany), Ampacet Europe SA (Belgium).

As part of the opening ceremony Denis Manturov, Minister of Trade and Industry of the Russian Federation, handed over special diplomas to WATERFALL PRO employees who contributed to successful launch of the project. Valery Sereda, Technical Director of the plant, Michail Bekrenev, Leading Engineer, Vladimir Spitzin, Chief Manager of BOPP department, Oleg Zinchenko, Chief Manager of metallization, cutting and packing department, were awarded special diplomas to mark their personal contribution to the development of the Russian industry.

Currently WATERFALL PRO is making final preparations to have its Quality Management System attested and gain the international ISO 9001 Standard and BRC, Global Standard for Food Safety, Certificates, the latter acknowledged by the world’s leading food producers and retailers. The main spheres of BOPP film application are flexible food packaging, non-food packaging, manufacturing of labels, adhesive packing tapes. The products are intended for high-speed printing lines and are designed to reduce the weld threshold.

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