12 January 2012 16:16 [Source: ICIS news]
MOSCOW (ICIS)--SIBUR-Khimprom has completed construction of a second expandable polystyrene (EPS) unit, the subsidiary of Russian major petrochemical holding Sibur said on Thursday.
When operational, the new unit, with a production capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year, will double SIBUR-Khimprom's EPS capacity to 100,000 tonnes/year.
SIBUR-Khimprom plans to start operation of the new EPS facility in a test mode this spring, while full-scale production is expected in summer 2012, it said.
The launch of the second unit will boost the company’s share in the Russian EPS market. According to ?xml:namespace>
Sibur-Khimprom announced in November 2010 that it had started operating its first 50,000 tonne/year EPS unit. The company is
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