SIBUR increases Russian butyl rubber production capacity
ERJ staff report (TP)
Tolyatti, Russia − Tolyattikauchuk, a subsidiary of SIBUR, has commissioned a third butyl rubber separation line, expanding its production capacity from 48 to 53 kilotonnes per annum.
The new line is part of an investment project to upgrade the butyl rubber production facility, increasing its design capacity, improving equipment reliability and reducing environmental impact.
The automated butyl rubber production line developed by Welding (Switzerland) includes extruders, dryers, moulding machines, a conveyor belt and other equipment.
The new line will adopt Tolyattikauchuk’s existing butyl rubber production technology with its unique solution polymerisation method.
SIBUR is a “uniquely positioned vertically integrated” gas processing and petrochemicals company. The company owns and operates Russia’s largest gas processing business in terms of associated petroleum gas processing volumes.
As of 30 September 2013, SIBUR operated 27 production sites across Russia and employed more than 28,000 personnel. The company serves over 1,500 customers operating in the energy, automotive, construction, fast moving consumer goods, chemical and other industries in approximately 60 countries.
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Press release from SIBUR