Russia's SANORS raises acetone, phenol capacity

22 August 2013 14:40  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia-based SANORS has increased its acetone and phenol production capacities at its site in the Samara region, the petrochemicals holding company said on Wednesday.

The company raised its phenol capacity up to 100,000 tonnes/year, and acetone capacity up to 62,000 tonnes/year, SANORS said in a statement on 21 August. It was not confirmed what the previous capacities were.

According to the company, in 2012 SANORS produced 76,600 tonnes of phenol and 46,900 tonnes of acetone.

The expansion process took place in 2010-2013. The new capacity will be used to supply customers in central Russia, it added.

Total investment in the modernisation and capacity increase of its units was over roubles (Rb) 973m (€22m), SANORS said.

In October 2012, SANORS, formerly known as Samaraorgsintez, started operation of its new 300,000 tonnes/year tertiary amyl methyl ether (TAME) facility that cost around €18m to build. Last year, SANORS produced 59,700 tonnes of TAME.

SANORS also plans to build a major petrochemical complex at its premises to produce up to 1m tonnes/year of polyolefins.

(€1 = Rb44.27)

By: Sergei Blagov
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