Russia's SANORS increases acetone and phenol output in 2012

16 January 2013 14:55  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russian petrochemical holding company SANORS said on Wednesday its acetone and phenol production volumes increased last year.

In 2012, the company produced 76,600 tonnes of phenol, 17% up year on year, and 46,900 tonnes of acetone, or 15% up, SANORS said. Last year, it produced 59,700 tonnes of tertiary amyl methyl ether (TAME), the company said.

In October, SANORS started operation of its new 300,000 tonne/year TAME facility, which cost €18m ($24m).

And in August last year, the company approved a project to build a new facility to produce 70,000 tonnes/year of methyl methacrylate (MMA).

It also plans to build a major petrochemical complex in the Samara region of central Russia to produce up to 1m tonnes/year of polyolefins.

($1 = €0.75)

By: Sergei Blagov
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