Specimens of innovative and environmentally friendly products made by domestic companies of the aluminium industry will be presented by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia at INNOPROM.Central Asia, an international industrial exhibition, which will be held in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. Within the framework of the forum, which will be held in the congress and exhibition complex of the National Exhibition Company Uzexpocentre from April 25 to April 27, 2022, more than 200 exhibitors from Russia, Uzbekistan, France, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Germany, the representatives of the largest companies, and also medium and small businesses, will demonstrate their innovations.
The exposition at the booth of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia includes specimens of products for the construction and automotive industry produced by the Aluminium Association's members.
The products for the construction industry include a model of a greenhouse, the structures of which are made in cooperation with a partner from Uzbekistan who produces aluminium extrusions for frames of industrial, farm and domestic greenhouses, as well as propagation benches. The service life of aluminium alloy subsystems in moderately aggressive environments is more than 50 years, which is twice as long as that of galvanised steel systems with a polymer powder coating at a comparable cost. The latter fact is especially relevant for those who invest in the construction of new energy-saving greenhouses in Uzbekistan.
Aluminium bridge construction in Russia is represented at the exhibition by a model of a pedestrian bridge with increased corrosion and seismic resistance. Advanced aluminium bridges are a representative product of innovative construction. They protect pedestrians from bad weather, include elevators and platforms for reduced mobility people, as well as advanced video surveillance systems. Anodised aluminium structures make it possible to give the bridges colour characteristics that correspond to the colours of the surrounding architecture. Bridge structures made of aluminium alloys can be easily transported to the installation site and can be quickly assembled and erected directly on site, even in a difficult terrain. It is worth noting that due to the use of aluminium alloys resistant to corrosion and temperature fluctuations to make spans, the total costs throughout the entire life cycle of the structure are significantly reduced: there is no need to regularly restore the protective coatings.
Aluminium metal tiles and three-layer sandwich panels with aluminium cladding, demonstrated at INNOPROM.Central Asia can be included in the category of environmentally friendly building materials. These structures, made of the AMg2 alloy, are lightweight (the weight is 2.5 times lower than steel sheet), more corrosion-resistant compared to galvanised sheets (the lifespan is from 50 to 60 years) and can be recycled many times.
Multi-layer backlit 3D panels, which quite recently entered the Russian market, are an interesting novelty in the construction industry. Aluminium and coloured glass panels allow architects not to be limited while choosing facade solutions, but to create bright things, giving an unusual look to their projects. Russia makes facade series and solutions for office premises and space zoning. Using aluminium makes it possible to fit the structure into the given dimensions and at the same time maintain its advantages. The panel can be created using ordinary and energy-efficient glass.
For the automotive industry of Uzbekistan, which ranks first among the Central Asian countries in terms of vehicle production, innovative products of Russian specialised companies may be in demand. For example, 17, 19 and 20-inch forged (single piece) and cast alloy wheels will be exhibited at the booth. Light-alloy wheels are supplied to the conveyors of the world's leading automakers and are used by the styling and tuning industry to improve the vehicle performance and make it look individual. Aluminium alloy wheels can significantly increase the range and reduce the fuel consumption in vehicles with internal combustion engines and, especially, in electric traction vehicles (electric buses, electric cars and other vehicles). Forged wheels installed on cargo trucks and tank trucks can significantly increase the vehicle payload without changing the road train's total weight.
The use of aluminium wires also can reduce the vehicle's total weight and thereby reduce harmful emissions from vehicles. An example is a power harness of the engine control system presented at the booth: while being 30 cm long, it weighs only 200 g. In addition to reducing the vehicle weight, using aluminium in the wiring allows reducing the cost of operations for automotive components.
The listed aluminium-based solutions are distinguished by their energy efficiency, the absence of toxic impurities in the material composition, the use of production technology that exclude carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere and the possibility of complete recycling. Innovative and environmentally friendly solutions of the Russian aluminium industry's companies will undoubtedly arouse interest in such a dynamically developing region as Central Asia.
'It is important for us to show that Russia, while maintaining its significance for the global economy as the largest supplier of primary aluminium with a low carbon footprint, is also developing the facilities to make high-tech aluminium products with high export potential. The range of the presented aluminium products reflects our desire to build sustainable production chains with the Central Asian countries in the most promising areas,' said Artem Asatur, Co-Chair of the Aluminium Association, on the eve of the forum opening.
We invite guests and participants of the INNOPROM.Central Asia International Industrial Exhibition to visit the Aluminium Association's exposition at the booth of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia at Pavilion 2, Booth 2B1.
ABOUT INNOPROM.Central Asia
The INNOPROM.Central Asia International Industrial Exhibition is organised by the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. The exhibition is intended to promote the expansion of industrial cooperation with the Central Asian countries, the identification of new points of the industry development and the launch of joint production projects. Traditionally, business contacts are established and strengthened within the forum's framework. The exposition of the exhibition includes six sections: Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy, Energy, Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Industrial Automation. At the exhibition's communication site, thematic sessions of the business programme are held with the participation of leading international experts, presentations of business projects are made and B2B meetings are arranged. The guests and participants of INNOPROM.Central Asia include representatives of state authorities, industry experts and buyers from the Central Asian countries: Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The organising committee of the exhibition expects that this year it will be visited by more than 10,000 guests.