4th Polystyrene Production Line Formally Commissioned

On April 14, 2014 Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Vladimir Busygin, Board Chairman, Nizhnekamskneftekhim OJSC, and Oleg Nesterov, General Director, Nizhnekamskneftekhim OJSC, took part in a formal ceremony to put into operation the 4th polystyrene production line.

The construction of the line commenced as early as in the 1st quarter of 2013, and on December 27, 2013 the commissioning work started. The unit is designed to produce 13 polystyrene grades including 7 main and 6 additional grades that are supposed to be processed by molding, extrusion and foam molding processes. The production is based on a process licensed by Toyo – Mitsui (Japan).

Implementing a long-term strategy aimed at switching from monomer production to the manufacturing of high-yielding polymers, in July 2013, Nizhnekamskneftekhim OJSC launched the first polystyrene production line with a 50 KTA capacity. In July 2005, the second production line with equal capacity was commissioned. On August 11, 2008 the first general-purpose polystyrene pellets were produced at the third production line having a 50 KTA capacity. On April 18, 2013 a 60 KTA acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABC) plastic production facility was formally commissioned.

The main areas of polystyrene application are as follows: household appliances, disposable cutlery, medical and laboratory equipment, office materials, XPS panels, BOPS- films and etc.

Nizhnekamskneftekhim OJSC is a large petrochemical company, a leader in synthetic rubber and plastics production in the Russian Federation. It is a TAIF Group enterprise. The company was established in 1967, its major production facilities are located in Nizhnekamsk, the Republic of Tatarstan.
The product slate includes over 120 types. The company’s products are exported to 50 countries in Europe, America and South-East Asia. The share of export in the overall production output volume is about 50%.

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