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History Stupino fiberglass plastic manufacturing plant today has a nearly 50-year history.
This page contains the main milestones in the development of our company.
Year 1958
Governmental Programme of Chemicalization of the Nation’s Economy. Accelerated development and introduction of innovative advanced materials, among which are composite plastics reinforced with glass fiber – fiberglass plastic.
23rdJuly 1958
Resolution of the USSR Communist Party Central Committee to build in the Moscow region town of Stupino a fiberglass plastic production facility in the sanitary buffer zone about 5 km from town.
Year 1959
Presentation of the plant’s design project with operational capacity of 20 thousand tons of products per annum.
Year 1960
Commencement of the plant construction.
Year 1965
Stupino fiberglass plastic production facility, still under construction, is commandeered to All-Union Association of Glass-fiber and Fiberglass Plastic Production of the USSR Ministry of Chemical Industry.
Year 1966
First facilities are commissioned, namely: the first section of repair and maintenance workshop # 24, administration building and canteen seating 200 people.
Year 1967
Glass production workshop # 11 is commissioned along with composite and ceramics production areas.
Year 1968, January
Regenerating furnace # 1 with four (4) stationary automated hinge blocks for brooding and build-up welding is commissioned.
12th March 1968
Nominal birthday date of the Stupino Plant – the first glass-fiber article (spherical glass granules) leaves the production line.
Years 1968-1970
Gas-heated puddling furnaces are built and commissioned for the manufacture of glass fiberstock from glass of alumina-borosilicate compound.
Construction, outfit and commission of the largest fiberglass production workshop (#12) in USSR.
The plant commissions production lines of complex glass fibers, glass (finishing) coatings, glass-fiber roving.
The construction of the following facilities is completed: fiberglass plastics production and auxiliary workshops (power & electrics, construction blocks, transportation depot, compressor station and others).
Commissioning of hybrid electric-and-gas furnaces for the manufacture of spherical glass granules out of high-modular glass.
Innovational production line starts to yield DSV moulded materials, as well as styrene and non-styrene prepregs.
Operational production of diversified moulded articles out of moulded materials for the auto car industry.
Manufacture of consumer goods employing contact (manual) shaping technology is launched, e.g. Volga “M-21” automobile side panels and road sign frames.
22nd December 1970
Two additional fiberglass plastics production facilities of the workshop #14 become operational.
Year 1971
Serial output of DSV & GSP moulded materials on N-39 production units is commenced.
Manufacture of large-size articles (battery vats and lids) is launched.
Fiber-stitched glass sheeting production on “Malimo” stitch-bonding machines for thermal insulation purposes is commissioned to satisfy national economy needs.
Year 1974
Modernisation of the production facilities that allowed to double glass-fiber output capacity.
Glass veil manufacture is launched.
The plant starts to produce ice hockey sticks with stems made using contact shaping technology and hooks made using moulding technology.
Year 1975
The construction of production facilities #51 and #54 for mass manufacture of prepregs and moulded articles begins.
December 1975
The National Mark of Quality is awarded to the following products of Stupino plant: spherical glass granules VM-1 and GSP-8 moulded material.
Year 1977
Further modernisation of the production facilities that allowed to increase glass-fiber output capacity by 2,5 times.
The launch of glass-fiber mats production on Italian machinery.
One of the “Malimo” machines is modernised to produce fiber-stitched glass sheeting (NPU grade).
A new DSV & GSP moulded materials processing and production workshop is completed, this allowed to significantly diversify the assortment of manufactured end-products.
Year 1978
Mass production of prepregs and of moulded articles fabricated out of prepregs has begun.
Year 1979
A dedicated furnace unit #5 is commissioned to recycle glass-fiber waste into raw material for subsequent use in glass production. This resolved the ecological problem of waste storage and disposal, as well as reduced furnace fusion mixture consumption and spherical glass granules production costs.
Reconstruction of glass roving production line equipped with modern glass fiber drying and thermotreatment units and doubler winders.
Year 1980
Installation in the prepreg workshop of high-capacity German-made production assembly “A. Spay”
Year 1981
Contact shaping is replaced by pultrusion technology, this enabled to diversify the assortment of epoxy fiberglass plastic profile end-products for various sectors of national economy.
Year 1983
Fiberglass plastic production workshop #15 is nominated as the best manufacturer by the All-Union Association of Glass-fiber and Fiberglass Plastic Production of the USSR Ministry of Chemical Industry.
Year 1984
The “A. Spay” unit is commissioned into exploitation.
Year 1986
The plant becomes a pioneer in implementing the technology to reduce boric oxide content in e-glass that allowed to prolong the furnaces’ life-cycle by 8 years.
Year 1987
The Stupino facility starts production of glass roving out of VM-1 type glass material; and of HPS type glass veil out of soft glass fiber waste.
Year 1988
Single-stage production of roving in launched for the needs of fiberglass laminate manufacture.
Year 1989
Three milestones of the year: a) serial production of battery vats empoying automated pneumatic-vacuum saturation technology instead of the conventional contact production method; b) moulding technology instead of the contact method in manufacture of products out of prepregs; c) “Excel” (Finland) fiberglass laminate production unit is mantled and launched to supply ski manufacturers.
Year 1990
Accelerant yield technology is implemented enabling to increase the speed of epoxy profile drawing through process by 1,5-3 times.
Year 1992
Organisational restructure of the production facility into a joint-stock enterprise – OAO “Stupino Fiberglass Plastic Manufacturing Plant”.
The revised business strategy is introduced, that is aimed at development and implementation of innovative technologies, optimisation of the existing ones, establishing product marketing and supply channels in various segments of national economy.
Year 1996
Slaking roving production line is commissioned for export abroad.
Year 1997
One of the furnaces at glass manufacturing workshop #11 is remodelled to produce glass bottles.
Year 2000
A supplementary slaking roving production workshop for export purposes is completed.
Glass fiber conditioning workshop is constructed.
Import of the new winding machines for workshop #12.
Litigation procedures between the major shareholders.
Years 2001-2003
Constant rotation in the organisation’s top management.
Year 2003
Legal reorganisation into LLC “Stupino Fiberglass Plastic Manufacturing Plant”.
Year 2004
Single-stage production of chopped glass strands is launched.
Year 2005
Assembly and commissioning into production of four (4) pultruder lines for polyester profile articles manufacture, such as conduct rail safety casings.
Year 2006
Moulded articles assortment diversification as well as increase in production volumes.
Year 2008
Production of phenol-formaldehyde moulded materials using new filler compounds such as: carbon fiber, basalt fiber, silica fiber, arselon cotton fiber and manufacture thereof to customer specification.
Year 2009
The plant resumes production of fiberglass plastic articles using contact formation method for numerous sectors of national economy, as well as fulfills individual orders for various consumer goods.
Year 2010
Modernisation of pultrusion lines producing polyester profiles and execution of individual orders for manufacture thereof.
Year 2011
Remodelling of the furnace #2 for air barbotage processing of glass melt and launch of single-stage production of chopped glass fiber.
Year 2012
Shutting down of non-profitable production lines, clearing of the aggregated tax and utility debts, financial stabilisation of the business and job security for employees.
Year 2013
Along with the commissioning of fiberglass plastic reinforcement articles production line and of furnace #4 with hybrid electric-and-gas heating, the plant has also resumed production of alkaline acid-resistant glass (7-A grade), spherical glass granules (ShS-7A grade), glass fibers and rovings out of the glass material thereof with designated use in special purpose fiberglass plastics production.
Year 2014
Introduction of the new logo and supporting slogan: “Reliability created by professionals”.
Implementation of quality management procedures and certification under international ISO 9001 standards.
Overhaul of the second unit for fiber-stitched sheeting manufacture.
The launch of modernised “Malimo” workshop.
Opening of the retail outlet selling Stupino Fiberglass Plastic Manufacturing Plant merchandise.
Installation and commissioning of a 100-ton tensile-testing machine to perform ongoing production trials and to support experimental research.
Year 2015
Official reception of his own trademark
Certification of Quality System ISO 9001
Year 2016
Running glass furnace number 2 for the production of glass beads brand SHSE.

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