Russia: plan to revive Tulun glassworks

A group of Chinese businessmen plans to revive glass production in Tulun (Irkutsk province, east-central Russia) by restarting the Tulun glassworks company, it was reported. The parties entered into b…

A group of Chinese businessmen plans to revive glass production in Tulun (Irkutsk province, east-central Russia) by restarting the Tulun glassworks company, it was reported. The parties entered into bilateral cooperative agreement to start re-equipment of the works. The Chinese partners have already started shipping equipment. Their plan is to reassemble the plant, start the furnaces and launch production of beer bottles and other glass containers. The furnaces will be fuelled with lignite from a local open-cast deposit. According to preliminary forecasts, the works will require 250 employees. The Tulun glassworks, which once boasted Russia“s second widest range of glass products after the glassworks in Gus-Khrustalny, have been idle for a long time. In the past the works was known for its window and profile glass, glass blocks, wine bottles, and high quality glassware including wine glasses, carafes, ashtrays and giftware.