At Kukmara factory. Report from famous cookware production of Tatarstan

At Kukmara factory. Report from famous cookware production of Tatarstan © Technomode media

Not only the whole Russia hears about Kukmorsky plant of metal ware, but also near abroad countries. Aluminium kitchen utensils, non-stick cookware, forms for flour products and also plenty of goods for tourism and country rest are sold in all popular stores. Let’s walk around the production of the company and see how this excellent cookware is made.

Let’s begin with the history of the plant. Archaeological excavations tells scientists that Kukmor settlement is existed for 700 years. In chronicles Kukmor is mentioned right after appearing of copper smelting plant, that is in the beginning of the 17th century. The founder of Kukmorsky copper smelting plant was a merchant Semen Eremeev-Inozemtsev. In the middle of the 18th century this production consisted of 5 powerful furnaces and was served by 700 workers. However, the production didn’t go further – due to the fact that the mines have exhausted themselves, production had to be closed.

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New history of the smelting plant had already began in 1930. In 1940 the production has been established so that it could ensure an uninterrupted supply of sleighs and carts to the front. After the war aluminium cookware began to produce here. In 1967 the official name was appeared ‘Kukmorskiy plant of metal ware’. In 2017 the plant celebrated its half-century anniversary.

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What is the process of making cookware itself

Today 3 methods of casting are used on the production: casting in chill, in forms and casting under pressure. Various covers, frying pans, baking plates and saucepans with non-stick coating are produced by casting in horizontal chill molds. Semi-mold casting method is used for production of ordinary pots, bread forms, kazans and cauldrons, and the finished ware is then simply squeezed out. Complex forms for baking are casted under pressure and it’s done on the special machines.

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After casting loops are remained on workpiece s, which are chopped by simple-action crank presses. After exemption from unnecessary details, the workpiece is sent to the turning area for alignment of the upper end of the product. Having finished all these procedures, cookware takes familiar for our eyes form.

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Then cheching of the received products for possible defects begins. At this stage, cookware, in which any sediment or casting shells are found, is eliminated. Cookware with scratches and deformed bodies don’t also pass control.

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Other cookware is specially marked, meaning that it’s ready for the stage of applying of the non-stick coating. If the product is subject to non-stick coating application, it’s needed to set the oxide smooth surface with defined level of roughness on its surface.

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Without this process non-stick coating may exfoliate during use of the product. Coating is applied manually with the help of spray gun. It’s made in special cameras. Then products pass the procedure of drying under temperature of 250C in tunnel kilns and are cooled.

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After cooling chamber saucepans, baking plates and other non-stick cookware are sent to the packing area.  Before putting in a box every piece passes control OTK. Defective cookware are sent back to molding furnace, good ones are paсked. Instruction for use must be attached to the cookware. With compliance with all recommendations, cookware will serve for a ling time.

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Management of ‘Kukmorskiy plant of metal ware is very attentive to the quality of manufactured production. Only quality food grade aluminum tested for radioactivity is used for their production. Today 800 employees work at the plant, who make their tasks reaponsibly. Fifteen minute meetings with workers are held here daily. Also specialist s monitor target market regularly in order to upgrade their products and please the wishes of consumers.

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