After a break, the company resumed trips to industrial enterprises. This time our way lay in Korolev city. It was there that a new production facility for the processing of rare-earth raw materials was recently created with the release of individual oxides (lanthanum, cerium, neodymium, etc.) - LLC LIT, which is part of the Skygrad Group of Companies.
Such separation capacities are available in Russia at only two enterprises, but in Korolev, according to experts, they are more modern and efficient.
Employees of the enterprise, headed by the head of the experimental production Mr. Vladimir Gerya showed us the whole complex chain of the technological process of separation of rare-earth metals, based on the use of centrifugal extractors. Particular attention was paid to process control. Then the questions of the guests were answered by Mrs. Janette Galieva, one of the most experienced specialists in the field of REM technologies in the country.
We were impressed by the high level of the technological process and the available equipment, pleasantly surprised by its young team, which includes true enthusiasts in their field.
In conclusion, the management of INFOMINE had a meeting with the founders of the company SK Skygrad Mr. Alexey Abramov and Mr. Yuriy Sobol. We learned about the company's new projects to expand its capacities, improve raw material supply through the processing of phosphogypsum, and create facilities for the production of rare earth magnets.
I really want to believe that what the Skygrad company has planned will be implemented.
A visit to such enterprises gives us, analytic experts, new impulses in our research on markets and an understanding that there are “growth points” in Russian industry.