During mass privatization in the 90s Chelyabinsk Paint and Varnish Plant was privatized by parts like many other major enterprises. At that time, the zinc oxide workshop was turned into a leased enterprise, then into a production cooperative. Later it was reorganized into a closed joint stock company, then - into “Oxide” Production and Commercial Firm CJSC.
The enterprise had been running properly until about 2005, but production was discontinued due to a number of reasons, including economic and financial ones.
However, the situation changed in 2007. A strategic investor with extensive experience in chemical market decided to resume production at the Chelyabinsk industrial site. Reconstruction of the destroyed plant was heavily invested. The plant is still upgraded and reequipped which contributes to products quality.
Zinc oxide state-of-the-art production technologies exclude any negative impact on the environment by virtue of the substance of physical and chemical processes the production is based on.
In Russia, there are only two zinc metal production plants: one is located in Vladikavkaz city, the other one is Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant which is just a hundred meters away from “Oxide” CCP LLC. Reducing transport expenses directly effects the cost of final products. In accordance with the requirements of GOST 202-84 only zinc of SHG brands with at least 99,975% zinc content is used as a source raw material allowing to achieve high quality of products. ZINCO Chelyabinsk products have already been approved and are used by the major Russian and foreign companies: tire production holding Cordiant JSC (Omsk city, Yaroslavl city), YOKOHAMA R.P.Z. LLC, Belshina JSC, Keramin JSC, Kerama Marazzi LLC, LLK-Naftan LLC, Uralelastotehnika CJSC, Ural Plant of Industrial Rubber Products OJSC, Ishimbay Specialized Chemical Plant of Catalysts Ltd., Cherkizovo Group, Miratorg Agribusiness Holding, Experimental Machine-Building Plant Rocket and Space Corporation Energia ZAO, BIAXPLEN LLC, etc.