BIAXPLEN increases 2014 output by a quarter

In 2014, SIBUR's BIAXPLEN increased its annual output.

The company manufactured over 120,000 tonnes of biaxially-oriented (BOPP) and non-oriented co-extruded polypropylene (CPP) film, 25% up y-o-y.

Clear heat sealable film used for laminating and packaging food products accounted for about 50% of the output. There was also a hike in production of polymer film for adhesive tape and floral packaging, and metallised film (over 23% and 10%, respectively).

Most of the output was sold in the domestic market, while exports to the EU and Turkey made up 15% of the total sales.

“In 2014, as part of the import substitution initiative, we marketed several types of new film, including those not manufactured in Russia before, and launched a new production line in Novokuybyshevsk. BIAXPLEN increased domestic supplies, while also expanding its export geography, with Italy, Poland and Germany as priority destinations. First-ever batches of our film were shipped to Israel, Spain and Serbia. This year, we intend to be more active in the European market,” says Anton Matvienko, BIAXPLEN's CEO. “Our plan is to maximise export volumes both through sales to BIAXPLEN's traditional markets, i. e. Italy, Poland, Turkey and Greece, and by exploring new ones, such as Germany, France or Israel.”

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