Dusseldorf, 18 October 2019. SIBUR, Russia’s largest integrated petrochemicals company presents its plastics at K 2019, the world's largest trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, hosted in Dusseldorf, Germany. This year, the Company showcases not only the LDPE and PP homo grades, but also its new product lines, including HDPE, LLDPE and PP copolymers as SIBUR’s major new ZapSibNeftekhim (ZapSib) Complex moves from test production to coming fully on stream. Alongside Russia and the CIS, the new volumes will be exported to Europe, Turkey and China.
Europe is an important market for SIBUR accounting for about 26% of the total PP and PE exports. Of no less importance, China accounts for about 30% of the total PP and PE exports. Once ZapSib is on stream, SIBUR will offer its European and Chinese customers a wide range of PP and PE solutions:
HDPE and LLDPE grades for extrusion of films
HDPE with bimodal technology (real homo-copolymer structure) for production of pipes
HDPE grades for small blow moulding
HDPE grades for medium and large blow moulding
PP and PE grade for injection moulding
One of the Company’s key expansion areas in the mid-term is new dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) production at SIBUR-Khimprom (Perm). SIBUR launched a new DOTP facility this year with a total capacity of 100,000 tonnes. It became the largest production site of its kind in Europe, and its size means that the Company will not only be able to substitute imports but will also be able to supply DOTP to international markets.
In addition to operating production facilities SIBUR offers a wide range of client services, including development of new product solutions, assistance in homologation and technical support. To drive the development of the production business the Company runs Polylab - own competence centre for polyolefin processing technologies. Polylab is focused on the development and optimization of product solutions, and acts as a platform for the development of plastic consumption. SIBUR’s technical support services include the processing of customer requests, selection and testing of products, consulting and selection of processing modes.
Sustainable development is an important element of SIBUR's growth story, and the Company has been making significant efforts to strengthen its position in this area. SIBUR has made the following contributions to address the issue of CO2 emissions and plastics recycling:
SIBUR is the leader of the Russian petrochemical industry and one of the largest companies globally in this sector. It has more than 26,000 employees. The Company’s unique vertically integrated business model allows it to create highly competitive products consumed in the chemical, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), automotive, construction, energy and other industries in 80 countries worldwide.
SIBUR helps to reduce CO2 emissions stemming from the burning of oil extraction by-products, such as associated petroleum gas (APG), by recycling them instead. In 2018, SIBUR processed 22.3 billion cubic metres of APG, thus cutting greenhouse emissions by 72 million tonnes, which is equivalent to the annual CO2 footprint of a middle-sized European country.
In 2018, SIBUR reported revenue of USD 9.1 billion and EBITDA of USD 3.2 billion. Over the past 10 years, SIBUR has implemented a number of large-scale investment projects worth more than RUB 850 billion. Each year, the Company spends no less than 70% of its EBITDA to finance the investment program, while maintaining a balanced debt burden.
ZapSibNeftekhim is designed to operate a steam cracker with a capacity of 1.5 mtpa of ethylene, around 500 ktpa of propylene and 100 ktpa of butane-butylene fraction (BBF),along with units with a total capacity to produce 1.5 mtpa of various grades of polyethylene and a polypropylene unit of 500 ktpa. The Complex is located in Tobolsk (Russian Federation).
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