Russia's NKNKh to start producing ABS plastics later this year

06 September 2012 16:03  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia's leading petrochemical producer Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNKh) said on Thursday it would start producing acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) plastics later this year.

NKNKh expects its new 60,000 tonne/year ABS production facility to start operating in November, it said, with full capacity reached in 2013.

Based in Tatarstan, central Russia, NKNKh is the country's major petrochemical manufacturer. It produces more than half of Russia's total styrene and butyl rubber output, and nearly half of the country's isoprene rubber and polystyrene (PS) output.

Earlier this year, NKNKh pledged to build new ethylene (C2) and polymer facilities in 2016-2017. NKNKh aims to finish construction of its new 1m tonne/year C2 production unit in 2016, 600,000 tonne/year polyethylene (PE) and 400,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) production facilities in 2017.



By: Sergei Blagov
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