Russia's Sibur in EPS contract sales talk ahead of unit start-up

01 July 2010 11:16  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS news)--Russia’s Sibur has begun expandable polystyrene (EPS) sales contract talks ahead of the material being produced at one of its subsidiaries, it said on Thursday.

A new 50,000 tonne/year EPS facility at Sibur-Khimprom, using Austria's Sunpor technology, was due to come on stream in late 2010, Sibur said.

Sibur-Khimprom was also building a new 220,000 tonne/year ethylbenzene unit. It needs this extra capacity to expand styrene production, which in turn would serve the EPS facility.

This was due to come on stream by the end of the year as well, Sibur said.

Based in the town of Perm in the Urals, Sibur-Khimprom includes three plants: Perm Gas Refinery, Butyl Alcohol Plant and styrene producer Stirol.

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