Russia's Sibur-Khimprom starts building new EPS unit

07 February 2011 09:56  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Sibur-Khimprom has started construction of a second expandable polystyrene (EPS) unit which will have a capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year, the subsidiary of Russian major petrochemical holding Sibur said on Monday.

The new unit is due on stream in 2012, a Sibur spokesman said, without disclosing further details.

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

Sibur-Khimprom announced in November 2010 that it had started operating its first 50,000 tonne/year EPS unit.

The company also said that modernisation of its existing styrene production facility had increased its capacity from 100,000 tonnes/year to 135,000 tonnes/year.

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