Pigment JSC produced 183.4 thousand tons of chemical products in 2021 in the amount of about 14 billion rubles. The production index in kind amounted to 117%. In monetary terms , output increased by 58%.
"Pigment" at the end of 2021 received a net profit of 20% more than in the same period of 2020. The growth of profit from the shipment of products - 114%. The volume of sales last year increased by 54 percent and amounted to 14 billion rubles.
At the end of 2021, foreign consumers purchased 47 thousand tons of products from Pigment JSC , which is 20% more than last year. Among foreign buyers, the most popular product lines were acrylic dispersions for coatings, concrete additives, sulfamic acid, and formaldehyde resins . MMA-based gasoline additive is still in demand .
Over the past year, the company has significantly strengthened its position in the market, and expanded its presence in a number of commodity items. Almost all product lines show growth in output. The best result in 2021 was shown by concrete additives - plus 36% and organic pigments - plus 35% . In third place is sulfamic acid - plus 29%. The output of formaldehyde resins and gasoline additives increased by 22 and 14 percent , respectively . The production of optical brighteners, paints and varnishes and acrylic dispersions increased by 7-10% . .
The company on a permanent basis is actively working to promote its products, improve product lines, introduce new brands. So, in the direction of "pigments" in 2021, the Tambov company actively expanded the production of pigments for flexographic inks , which made it possible to produce record volumes compared to previous years. Such brands as “Yellow 2K m. A NTs”, “Ruby Lacquer SK m. A NTs”, “Red Lacquer ZhB NTs”, “Blue FTS 15:3 m.A NTs” appeared on the market.
It is also worth noting the product line "pigments for plastics" . At the end of 2021, the following graduation forms of pigments were created: “Red Lacquer ZHB POL 3102” (highly concentrated pigment brand) , “Ruby Lacquer SK M. B 4603” (pigment with the maximum blue tint).
Dyes. In this product area, this year the specialists of Pigment JSC presented a novelty - a range of basic brown dyes "KRATA BROWN" for coloring cardboard and packaging papers. These products are designed to meet individual requirements. The presence of the production of a new cycle makes it possible to vary the shade and intensity of the dye under the standard of the consumer.
acrylic dispersions . In 2021, specialists from the Tambov company developed new dispersions for the high-pressure coatings market: Akratam AS 02.1M styrene- acrylic dispersion (recommended for the manufacture of architectural paints, glossy enamels, paints for exterior and interior work without the use of coalescent, materials for mineral surfaces) , pure acrylic dispersion "Akratam A01.1" (recommended for the production of high-quality varnishes and enamels for wood), styrene-acrylic self-crosslinking dispersion "Akratam AS 08.1" (recommended as a universal binder for high-pressure coatings for construction purposes, which require increased water resistance and resistance to alkalis).
It is also worth noting acrylic dispersions for the construction market : styrene acrylic dispersion "Akratam AS01.5" and "Akratam AS05.1 m. A" (designed for elastic waterproofing, modification of cement-containing formulations) and "Akratam AS05.1" and "Akratam AS05 .1 m. A " (they differ in the elasticity of the polymer film, because they have different glass transition temperatures (Tg): -10ºC and - 30ºC, respectively).
Paints and varnishes. As part of the digital transformation of the enterprise, from the 1st quarter of last year, Pigment JSC launched a new project - an online store of finished paint and varnish products http://shop.krata.ru/ , which offers retail and small-scale wholesale customers the most demanded range of products at the most favorable prices. Products can be purchased by bank transfer by placing an order through the basket of the online store.
formaldehyde resins. Pigment specialists have developed the following novelties: melamine urea formaldehyde resin KMF-S (for fiberglass and nonwoven materials), a complex for cold curing - melamine urea formaldehyde resin KMF-K and liquid hardener LPZh-2 (for the production of plywood and timber without the use of hot presses), as well as Fenotam GR 326 T90 resin (for the production of waterproof wood-based panels: fiberboard and MDF).
Optical brighteners . A new brand "Belofor OB dm.A" was developed for high-quality paper. It should be noted that tests on this product have already been successfully carried out last year.
Additives in concrete . In 2021, specialists from the Tambov company developed products such as Kratasol Premium with sulfates up to 6%. The product has a high water-reducing effect (up to 27%). At the same time, this product is characterized by a low minimum dosage (at the level of 0.3% by dry matter of the mass of cement). "Kratasol Flowret Next" - technologies for obtaining new formulations for individual consumer requirements have been developed. These polymers make it possible to achieve the preservation of the mobility of the concrete mixture for up to 4 hours without the use of retarders. Also, new formulations of cement grinding intensifiers TM Kratacem, which allow you to simultaneously increase the productivity of grinding mills and increase the early and grade activity of cement.
It should be noted that in 2021, more than 1,045 million rubles were invested in projects focused on the implementation of the company's strategic goals, which is two and a half times higher than in the same period. This applies primarily to key product areas , in which the company's management sees not only growth prospects, but also the need to increase capacity. These include sulfamic acid, phenol-formaldehyde resins, concrete additives . The second phase of the "Energoblock" project was implemented , the launch of a new cogeneration unit.
Also, significant funds were allocated by the company to such investment projects as the digitalization of the enterprise and the implementation of a large-scale environmental program aimed at switching the industrial waste disposal system without the use of storage ponds. The company's specialists do not stop there, in 2022 the Tambov company plans the same large amount of work in other areas.
The results of work in 2021 allow us to build ambitious plans for the future. The management of the enterprise sees great prospects in expanding export activities, supporting the innovative component of the business and developing its team.