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Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant supplied new polymer coated ropes to CIS, EU

Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant (BMK AO, part of Mechel Group) shipped pilot batches of polymer-coated steel ropes to Kazakhstan, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Bulgaria and Estonia. These types of ropes are characterized by increased durability and wear resistance in operation compared to conventional ropes. Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant was the first plant in Russia to produce them.

Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant exported ropes with 11 to 57 mm diameter. They are intended for all types of excavators, elevating cranes and pulling devices, and also for the production of slings.

Coated ropes have improved operating performance. Plastic can be used to coat individual strands, core, and the rope as a whole. It protects steel cables from external/internal attrition, and against abrasive effect of rock particles and friction in the mechanisms, reduces the impact of dynamic loads and contact stresses, provides longer operation of both the product and expensive parts of the equipment.

Production of this promising product started at Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant in 2019 after the commissioning of new modern European equipment.

"Initially, the project for the plastic coated ropes production was aimed at import substitution of such products on the Russian market. However, there is a huge interest from foreign consumers due to our ropes’ competitive price. We sent the first batches of our new product to Mechel Group’s own mining enterprises where they confirmed their durability and wear resistance. Now we are expanding our sales geography, offering our promising product to foreign consumers,” Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant’s CEO Viktor Kamelin commented.


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