Moscow, 30 October 2014. BIAXPLEN, part of SIBUR, a leading Russian petrochemical company, has expanded its export supplies of biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film to the European market. The first lots of BIAXPLEN products have been shipped to Spain and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The film procured to major printing companies of these countries was produced at BIAXPLEN's Kursk branch.
"The European market with its well-developed infrastructure and transparent practices is one of the most attractive for BIAXPLEN. Over the last year, we geared up to expand Russian supplies to this market as two new BOPP production lines were launched, in Tomsk and Novokuybyshevsk, boosting BIAXPLEN's overall capacity by over 60%. Today, our Company's five sites are capable of producing up to 180 kt of BOPP film yearly", said Ilya Papusha, Sales and Marketing Director of BIAXPLEN.
According to Market Report’s data, 2013 consumption of BOPP in the Customs Union countries reached 150 kt.
EU exports of BOPP film account for 17% of BIAXPLEN's total sales. BIAXPLEN already supplies over 20 BOPP film grades to European countries such as Poland, Italy, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Turkey, Greece, Israel, Serbia and the Baltic countries. BIAXPLEN’s products are renowned for their quality and dependable logistics.