Company — SIBUR
Plant capacity — 50 000 tonnes per year (second place)
Commissioning — Summer 2012
On installation of the 2nd turn on the issue of expanded polystyrene Alphapor ™ completed construction and installation work and commissioning started. Commissioning of the 2nd stage of the capacity of 50 thousand tons per year is expected in the summer of 2012.
The official launch of the 1st stage of the production of expandable polystyrene capacity of 50,000 tonnes per annum was made at the end of 2010 (the news was on the site). In 2011, production reached its design capacity. The total production of expandable polystyrene in the Permian site SIBUR after the 2nd phase of the complex will reach full capacity 100,000 tons per year.
Expandable polystyrene Alphapor ™ is produced by Austro-Norwegian technology company Sunpor. Current production is intended for the manufacture of a wide range of products, including energy-efficient building insulation, concrete panel, household appliances and packaging of food products. The largest world centers of consumption of building styrofoam are the U.S. and Europe (France, Italy, Germany, Poland).
All brands of expandable polystyrene Alphapor ™ meet stringent European standards for fire safety, grain size, density, and physical and mechanical properties. Stamps expandable polystyrene intended for the production of building insulation, without fail contain flame retardants that prevent the spread of fire.
The consumption of expandable polystyrene (EPS) in Russia in 2011 is estimated at 127 thousand tons. As before, a significant share of the total consumption of imports occupy PSV. Major suppliers — China and Korea.
In November 2010, the Perm company "Sibur-Khimprom" were commissioned in three inter-related production — ethylbenzene, styrene and 1 line of expandable polystyrene Alphapor ™. The total investment in the renovation and construction of new capacity was more than 8 billion rubles. Thanks to the renewal of production, the burden on the environment of the enterprise significantly reduced.
The use of the latest technology based on zeolite catalysts allowed a complete stop the release into the atmosphere of hydrogen chloride and aromatic hydrocarbons, as well as wastewater pollution by chlorides and aluminum salts. Force at the time unit for production of ethylbenzene by obsolete technology with capacity of 120 thousand tons a year was subsequently decommissioned and dismantled.
Construction of the second stage of PSV (July 2011)