Moscow, 23 April 2014. SIBUR has added ten PP grades to its product mix. Unique to the Company's grade range and developed for the purpose of import substitution, these grades have different uses, and their quality is in line with the best foreign counterparts.
PP H085 CF grade is utilised in non-oriented multi-layer packaging CPP films manufactured by BIAXPLEN, SIBUR's subsidiary. CPP films are used for lamination, packaging bakery, noodle and cosmetic products.
PP H033 FF grade is utilised to produce raffia, a mono-axially oriented film thread. The grade's specific composition offers a number of advantages over the basic PP grades, both in terms of the process (e. g., reduced waste and higher output) and the quality of finished products. It improves mechanical properties of the film thread resulting in a more effective textile processing of raffia into soft packaging.
PP H032 TF grade is used in thermoforming. Its unique composition with innovative additives helps to boost output, improve end-user performance of finished products and optimise polymer processing, eliminating the need for special additives to the general purpose grade.
The company has also launched the production of PP R003 EX grade used to manufacture PPR80 pressure pipes and fittings. Its special stabilising composition ensures a longer product life cycle at high temperatures.
SIBUR has also developed new products for the injection moulding segment, launching six special PP grades. The composition of PP H251 IM, PP H351 IM and PP H451 IM special grades ensures a high transparency of finished products, while that of PP H252 IM, PP H352 IM, PP H452 IM grades optimises the production process and improves physical, mechanical and optical properties.
«The expanded PP grade offering is in line with the strategy of SIBUR's Tomsk-based BIAXPLEN and NPP Neftekhimiya to penetrate the market's special grades niche», says Sergey Komyshan, SIBUR's Managing Director. «The company offers its customers new PP grades with optimal compositions that can be effectively used in specific segments depending on the customer's target product.»
Out of all plastics, polypropylene ranks third in the world by volume of consumption after polyethylene and PVC and is widely used across an array of industries, including automotive, housing and utilities, and consumer goods (packaging, film, furniture, tableware).
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