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SIBUR continues unification of PP grading codes

July 18/2013

MOSCOW (MRC) --  As part of its efforts to unify polypropylene grading codes, SIBUR has introduced a new component that will indicate each productís production plant of origin, reported SIBUR on its site.

For example, in the grading code PP H030GP/1, PP indicates the polymer type (PP Ė polypropylene) and H, its class (H Ė homopolymer); the digits show the target melt flow rate (MFR) times ten, the GP letters after the digits designate the productís use or processing methods (in this case, GP stands for general purpose), and digit 1 indicates the production plant Ė Tomskneftekhim.

For polypropylene grading codes produced by NPP Neftekhimiya, a joint venture of Gazprom Neft Moscow Refinery and SIBUR Holding, the digit 2 is used.

NPP Neftekhimiya has been using the new coding standard since March 2013 and Tomskneftekhim switched over to the universal grading codes in 2011. Once commissioned, the new Tobolsk-Polymer facility will also use this coding standard.

The new codes are more informative as they indicate the polymerís type, use and MFR, making it easier for consumers to choose the grade they need while giving them a better understanding of the companyís grade range. In addition, the codeís new component will instantly indicate which production facility the product comes from.

We remind that, as MRC informed previously, in May 2013, SIBUR began integrated equipment testing at the propylene storage facility and trial production of the first polypropylene line at the companyís Tobolsk-Polymer complex. This follows testing of the first production line at the extrusion plant and the polypropylene packaging and dispatch plant. Over the course of the next few months SIBUR will continue commissioning operations across all production facilities and expects to begin production at the complex by the end of 2013, once all approvals have been granted.

SIBUR is a uniquely positioned vertically integrated gas processing and petrochemicals company. SIBUR owns and operates Russiaís largest gas processing business in terms of associated petroleum gas processing volumes, and is a leader in the Russian petrochemicals industry. As well as thermoplastic elastomers for the road construction sector, SIBUR also produces polymer-modified geosynthetics. Use of these materials extend the time between repairs and equalise the loading intensity and prevent ruts and potholes. These materials also serve a variety of purposes such as reinforcement, separation, filtration, drainage, protection, and water proofing of pavement layers.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PP-Impact, PP-Homo, PP-Random, Moscow Refinery, Tomskneftekhim, Neftehimia, Sibur-Neftekhim, Tobolsk-Polimer, Russia.
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