Moscow, May 19, 2020: EPM Group launched a modern direct heating graphitization furnace at the EPM-Novocherkassk electrode plant.
The cost of building the furnace amounted to 45 million rubles. The new equipment possesses improved technical parameters, high energy efficiency and environmental safety. The furnace will increase the output of 610 mm- electrodes by 280 tons per month.
“Despite the processes taking place in the global economy, our company maintains the production output, and keeps modernising equipment and increasing efficiency. Thanks to the launch of the new equipment, the plant is able to increase the production of large-diameter electrodes,” said Nikolai Naumov, EPM Group General Director.
At present, four runs have been carried out on the new furnace for loading and unloading 610 mm- electrodes.
EPM GROUP is a leading Russian company specializing in the production of carbon-graphite products. The main activity is the production of high-tech electrode, cathode and other carbon-graphite products for enterprises in the steel, aluminium, ferroalloy, silicon, chemical and engineering industries. The company is in the TOP 10 of the world's largest manufacturers of carbon-graphite products. Geography of deliveries - more than 60 countries of the world. The EPM Group includes three largest electrode plants: Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk and Novocherkassk, as well as LLC Donkarb Graphite (sites in Novocherkassk and Chelyabinsk).