Krasnoyarsk, Russia - The nitrile rubber plant in Krasnoyarsk, Russia has appointed an agent to promote sales of its materials into the UK and Ireland. Ivan Lyashenko, head of development for the Krasnoyarsky plant, said: "The UK/Ireland market is extremely important for us." To help develop this market, Krasnoyarsk has appointed UK-based Russia Britannia Business Connections Ltd (RBBC), run by Anna Sixsmith, as its agent for the UK and Ireland market.
Krasnoyarsk is owned by the Russian Sibur group, one of Russia's largest petrochemical concerns and has been operating consistently for a number of years. The IISRP lists the capacity as 34 kt/year, and Sixsmith said actual output in 2005 was 31 800 tonnes, up from 29 400 tonnes in 2003. The company's products are currently being used in Eastern Europe, Turkey, India, and Korea. The company displays an ISO 9001 certificate on its data sheets, awarded by the nqa.
Sixsmith said the plant produces 11 different grades of NBR with acrylonitrile content ranging from 17 percent to 40 percent. Technical specifications can be obtained via the website (see below). On her website, Sixsmith notes, "as part of its forthcoming expansion plans, the company views the UK and Ireland markets as strategically important."
Sixsmith declined to give a price comparison with existing suppliers to the UK, saying the products have not previously been available in the region, but added, "the pricing policy will be very flexible and attractive."
Sixsmith said the key Russian executives at Krasnoyarsk are still on their Christmas break, but many will return next Monday (8 January), when the company can start to deal with detailed requests for information and quotations.
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Website of RBBC
List of Krasnoyarsk products and downloadable data sheets