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Nizhnekamskneftekhim started production of a new grade of polystyrene for food packaging

September 22/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNKh, part of TAIF) has launched the production of a new brand of low-flow general-purpose polystyrene PSON 30FEB, which is primarily intended for food packaging manufacturers, the company said.

It is noted that a distinctive feature of the new PSON brand is a high molecular weight and practically no residual styrene, therefore it can be used in the extrusion of foamed products, for the production of foamed heat-insulating sheets, as well as for the production of biaxially oriented (BOPS) polymer films.

The company emphasizes that the food film obtained from general-purpose polystyrene grade PSON 30FEB is safe for human health, withstands high mechanical and thermal loads, and does not enter into chemical reactions with food.

As per ICIS-MRC Price report, Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNKh, part of TAIF Group) shut its polyethylene (PE) production capacities for a scheduled turnaround on 17 September. According to the producer"s clients, producer started the scheduled shutdown of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) on 17 September. The shutdown will be short and will last for about 10 days. As it was reported earlier, Nizhnekamskneftekhim shut its ethylene production for scheduled turnaround from 14 September to 16 September.

According to MRC's ScanPlast, July total estimated consumption of PS and styrene plastics in Russia increased by 4% compared to the same month last year and amounted to 46,540 tonnes. The total consumption of PS in the country amounted to 328,980 tonnes, up 23% year on year in January - July 2021.

Nizhnekamskneftekhim is one of the largest petrochemical companies in Eastern Europe, occupying a leading position among domestic producers of synthetic rubbers, plastics and ethylene. Part of the TAIF group of companies, Tatarstan. The nomenclature of manufactured products includes more than 120 items. The products of the joint-stock company are exported to 50 countries in Europe, America and Southeast Asia. The share of exports in the total volume of production is about 50%.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PS, PE, Taif, Kazan, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Russia.
Category:General News
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