Belstekloprom to launch glass bottle factory

The Belstekloprom company of Belarus is to start the first line of a glass bottle factory before the end of 2005.
The annual capacity of the line is 500 million bottles. The firm will operate in the ..

The Belstekloprom company of Belarus is to start the first line of a glass bottle factory before the end of 2005. The annual capacity of the line is 500 million bottles. The firm will operate in the Gomel Raton free economic zone. Originally, the line was intended to enter service in July 2004 to make 340 million bottles a year, but the projected capacity was then raised, increasing the total cost from USD 7.0 million to USD 15 million. The plant expects to fully meet local demand for glass bottles, put by Belstekloprom at 70 million a year, exporting the remainder to Russia.