"Biysk factory of glass-fibre reinforced plastics" LLC was founded on February 14, 1991.
Immediately upon the foundation the company developed and set up production of unique design "Bicom" series armor vests. Produced armor vests contain a hard glass-fibre reinforced plastic layer and a soft SVM fabric (Kevlar) layer.
Starting in 1993 the company addressed the problem of production technology improvement for armored glass used in banking organisations and swap bodies and entered mass production of telescopic fishing rods.
By 1996 company sales peaked at 80 000 fishing rods per year.
In the same year the factory and "Bomond" company launched joint production of PS and PVC profiles for in-store equipment. Manufacturing process was supported by use of the most advanced production lines. During this period the company also went ahead with production of furniture edge-banding materials. Company products were marketed all over the country.
In 1997 in search for new solutions the company developed and adopted a new ski poles production process. This made it possible to increase the utilisation rate of reeling lines and the production output itself. Within a few years Biysk factory of glass-fibre reinforced plastics (hereinafter referred to as BF) took up dominant position among manufacturers of sports requisites and recreational goods and was awarded several honorary diploma for participation in international expos.
In 1998 BF designed, constructed and commissioned the first in Russia continuous line for production of glass-fibre reinforced plastic rebars and shot-fired nails. Several patents were obtained. By 1999 the factory obtained Gosstroy (the RF State Committee for Construction, Architectural and Housing Policy) Certificate. This was preceded by a large amount of work done. Rebars and shot-fired nails produced by the company are extensively used within the framework of the most advanced, technically sophisticated construction projects and pick up awards at various construction expos.
Following new trends in mid 1999 "Biysk factory of glass-fibre reinforced plastics" launched production of central members for optical fibre cables. At that time BF was sole manufacturer of such products at the Russian market.
In 2000 the company established a dedicated research and development unit ("Composite") for further investigation of glass-fibre reinforced plastics and improvement of advanced product manufacturing techniques.
In 2001 the company obtained certificate for the central member. Beyond that the factory set upon improvement of production technology for thick glass-fibre reinforced plastic rods used in polymer electrical insulators. In the same year the factory was ranked among top 1000 Russian companies. Since 2002 the company set up production of electrical glass-fibre reinforced plastic rods used as a part of polymer electrical insulators.
On June 4, 2004 the company started up the first reeling line located within the boundaries of a new site and commissioned new storage areas and an area intended for accommodation of the test, research and development facilities.
Coming back to production issues it is worth mentioning the corrugated glass-fibre reinforced plastic rods reeling technology developed in 2005. Global experience in using these products as reinforcing elements shows that in many instances they surpass similar metal items due to their unique properties. Based on this technology the company launched production of glass-fibre reinforced plastic ties used to fix the formwork for cast-in-place concrete structures.
In 2005 the factory started production of glass-fibre reinforced plastic shaft lining anchorage widely used in Kuzbass mines. To this end the factory introduced state-of-the-art computer-aided technologies for production of complex-shaped moulds and parts. Based on this technology the company launched production of glass-fibre reinforced plastic ties used to fix the formwork for cast-in-place concrete structures. For this purpose the company used an advanced machining center and a graphical milling simulation module.
In mid 2008 the company launched production of complex-shaped glass-fibre reinforced plastic pipes. In December that same year company products ("Biysk" DS-2 disc-shaped dowel) won the "Top 100 goods of Russia" competition.
In 2010 the company provided samples for testing the glass-fibre reinforced plastic pumping rod.
In 2011 the company successfully completed pilot testing of the glass-fibre reinforced plastic pumping rod. Preliminary figures indicate that the operational life of this product was extended by one hundred percent. At the present time dispatched samples of glass-fibre reinforced plastic pumping rods are still being used in the field.