Sibur launches second phase EPS plant in Perm, Russia

Sibur launches second phase of EPS plant in Perm, Russia

5:10 AM, 31st October 2012
Sibur launches second phase of EPS plant in Perm, Russia
Dmitry Konov, CEO, Sibur.

PERM, RUSSIA: Sibur launched its second phase of ALPHAPOR expandable polystyrene (EPS) production line in Perm, Russia. The design capacity of the new line is 50,000 tonne of EPS per year, and with its launch the company’s aggregate polystyrene design capacity in Perm has reached 100,000 tonne per year. The company has invested RUB 4.1billion (0.13 billion) in the EPS production.

The launch of the second phase of EPS production line completes Sibur’s styrene production chain in Perm, which consists of ethylbenzene, styrene and EPS lines. At the first phase of the project, Sibur launched production lines for styrene (135,000 tonne per year) and ethylbenzene (220,000 tonne per year), decommissioned the older production line, and constructed the first phase of Alphapor expandable polystyrene production line, with a design capacity of 50,000 tonne per year.

“Sibur continues efforts aimed at full upgrade and capacity expansion across its production chain, from processing of associated petroleum gas to production of polymers. Experience of the Western Europe and the US shows that expandable polystyrene has great potential in energy-efficient insulation in the housing and utilities industry, and we hope that this potential will be fully unlocked in Russia. We gratefully acknowledge the support this investment project received from the Governor of the region and the City Mayor. Implementation of this project has led to enormous improvement of our local production site, including its environmental and labour safety,” said Dmitry Konov, CEO, Sibur.

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