Minister of Ecology got acquainted with environmental projects of Kastamonu

03 june 2018

During the visit to the Alabuga Special Economic Zone, the delegation led by the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Tatarstan Alexander Shadrikov visited the Kastamonu plant. The guests learned about the environmental projects, production process, products and had a look at how the plant was arranged.

At the Kastamonu plant, the ecologists were told about the closed loop water treatment system, which allows reusing purified water in the production process. Due to continuous and efficient operation of the up-to-date water treatment facilities, the enterprise successfully switched to the recycling of the technical water circulation.

"The whole technological process is designed to ensure non-waste production and to make maximum use of raw materials,” said Ali Kılıç, General Director of Kastamonu in Russia. “The use of own treatment facilities allows saving resources for the purchase of water, as well as it is significant reduction in the amount of waste water discharged into the sewage system. It is complete environmental safety for the region, which excludes any impact on the environment. We are scrupulous about addressing environmental issues, and currently we can state that our production is in full compliance with the world leading environmental standards.”

The new equipment is unique in that the multi-stage membrane filtration system allows purifying water at the molecular level. The waste water is not discharged into the sewerage system, and after purification it is reused for technological needs.


KASTAMONU was established in 1969 as a part of the holding HAYAT, which has been working since 1937. The annual production of wood boards at the KASTAMONU plants amounts to 5 million m3, including 2.45 million m3 of MDF and 2.55 million m3 of particleboards. KASTAMONU enters the top five largest companies in the wood processing industry in Europe. The company specializes in the manufacturing of MDF wood boards, particleboards, laminate flooring, door skin panels, glossy panels and table tops. Its annual turnover in 2015 amounted to €1 billion.