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Sibur selects LyondellBasell PP process for Amur gas chemical complex in Russia

December 17/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- LyondellBasell, the worlds leading licensor of polyolefin technologies, announced that the Amur Gas Chemical Complex project, being implemented by SIBUR Holding PJSC, the largest integrated petrochemicals company in Russia, has selected LyondellBasells Spheripol technology for a new facility, said the company.

The process technology will be used for a 400 KTA polypropylene unit to be built in Svobodny, Amur region, Russia. We are honored that SIBUR has again opted to utilize the Spheripol technology for its Amur GCC project in the Russian Far East, said Jim Seward, senior vice president of research and development, technology and sustainability at LyondellBasell. Seward added: The process robustness and CAPEX effectiveness of the Spheripol process allows SIBUR to create benchmark polymers on a sustainable basis."

"LyondellBasell's technology will help to achieve the highest level of diversification at Amur GCC and expand SIBUR's mostly homopolymer-oriented portfolio with a few PP random copolymers by adding a wide array of other copolymers, e.g. high-impact polypropylene-ethylene copolymers, and thermoplastic grades", said Pavel Lyakhovich, Management Board Member and Managing Director of Basic Polymers Division at SIBUR. Total design capacity of AGCC is 2,700,000 KTA of PE and PP products.

Spheripol is the benchmark PP process technology with more than 30 million tons of licensed capacity. The latest fifth generation Spheripol technology includes process improvements that further maximize operational efficiency. The plant will commence operations using Avant ZN catalyst.

New licensees can take advantage of LyondellBasells in-house expertise of continuous production improvement, sustainable product development and catalyst knowhow, by optionally joining our Technical Service program.

According to MRC's DataScope report, Russian companies increased external purchases of polypropylene in November, imports reached 20,400 tonnes against 17,900 tonnes a month earlier. Thus, overall PP imports into Russia reached 202,000 tonnes in January-November 2020, compared to 167,400 tonnes a year earlier. Purchasing of all grades of propylene polymers in foreign markets increased, with homopolymer PP imports accounting for the most noticeable rise.

LyondellBasell is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polymer compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, PP random copolymer, LyondellBasell, Sibur Holding.
Category:General News
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