23 May 2013 17:29 [Source: ICIS news]
Correction: In the ICIS story headlined “Russia's SIBUR commissions new TPE plant” dated 23 May 2013, please read in the second paragraph … the new plant will increase the site's polymer production capacity by 50,000 tonnes/year, from 35,000 tonnes/year, up to 85,000 tonnes/year … instead of … from 35,000 tonnes/year up to 50,000 tonnes/year … A corrected story follows.
MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia-based SIBUR has commissioned a new unit to produce styrene-butadiene thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) at its site in Voronezh, the petrochemical holding firm said on Thursday.
The Voronezh site is the only TPE manufacturer in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the new plant will increase the site's polymer production capacity by 50,000 tonnes/year, from 35,000 tonnes/year, up to 85,000 tonnes/year, SIBUR added.
The TPE project started in July 2011 and it cost Russia rouble 4.5bn (€112m), the company said.
SIBUR's biggest Russian TPE customers include Gazprom Neft, a subsidiary of gas giant Gazprom, while TPE is also exported to Germany, Italy and France, SIBUR said.
(€1 = Rb40.28)
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