Tobolsk-Polymer Ltd is one of the top three polypropylene producers in the world, with a production capacity of about 500,000 tons per year. After polyethylene and PVC, polypropylene is the third most popular plastic consumed globally and is widely used in many industries, such as the automotive industry, the housing and utilities sector, consumer goods, packaging, films and wraps, furniture, and dishware.
The company has a plant that produces propylene through the dehydrogenation of propane (510,000 tons per year), as well as a polypropylene-production plant (500,000 tons per year).
The feedstock (propane) comes from Tobolsk-Neftekhim’s gas-fractionation plants. The use of state-of-the-art production, environmental control, and industrial safety procedures ensures that the plant poses no danger to the environment. Tobolsk-Polymer uses the safest technologies available in the polymer industry. The company’s compliance with Russian and international environmental law was verified by an independent environmental audit that was conducted at Tobolsk-Polymer.
Polypropylene (PP) is produced at a licensed (by INEOS LLC, U.S.A.) plant, using the proprietary Innovene gas-phase technology. The INEOS Innovene™ PP Polypropylene process features a high-performance, very selective catalyst that yields a high-quality product. The selectivity of the catalyst can easily be adjusted based on market demand. In addition, the Innovene proprietary technology includes a unique, heavy-duty, energy-efficient reactor. Its high-performance catalyst, proprietary reactor, other high-efficiency equipment and materials, plus its automated process control system, make Innovene a high-performance and low-cost method for producing polypropylene without endangering the environment or staff.