Russia's NKNKh launches new 50,000 tonne/year PS unit

14 April 2014 17:01  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia's leading petrochemical producer Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNKh) on Monday started operating its 50,000 tonne/year fourth stage polystyrene (PS) production facility, the company said.

The new unit is due to produce 13 grades of PS, the company said in a statement. NKNKh had chosen Toyo-Mitsui technology for the facility, it said.

NKNKh, based in Tatarstan, central Russia, is the country's petrochemical major.

The plant produces about two thirds of Russia's total styrene output, more than half of which is PS.

The facility started PS production in 2003, and the first two stages of the PS project have a capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year. In August 2008, NKNKh started operation of its third stage PS, raising its PS capacity up to 150,000 tonnes/year.

By: Sergei Blagov
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