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SIBUR to use Millikenís Millad NX 8000 for new grades of PP

March 31/2011

(Milliken) -- Leading Russian petrochemical company SIBUR will use Millikenís pioneering clarifying agent Milladģ NXô 8000 for new grades of highly transparent polypropylene that it is launching to enter the local market for transparent packaging materials.


SIBUR says the Russian market for plastics products is currently one of the most dynamic in the country, and the demand for attractive and cost-effective packaging for food, household chemicals and cosmetics is constantly growing. The company is the largest polypropylene producer in Russia and the first in the country to offer high-quality clarified homopolymer PP.


The company has already produced pilot quantities of the first grade of clarified PP, a homopolymer, and will begin full-scale production before the end of June. Initial output will be up to 500 tonnes per month. As it develops the market, SIBUR plans to expand its range of PP products by adding several homopolymers and one clarified random copolymer grade.


Millikenís Millad NX 8000 clarifier provides unparalleled improvements in clarity and gloss in polypropylene products. It provides an improvement of at least 50% in clarity of PP over the previous benchmark grade, taking it to a level very close to that of more expensive solutions using other polymers. It is enabling a growing number of processors to take advantage of the polymerís performance and cost advantages. Haze values are around half of those obtainable with the previous top-performing PP clarifier.


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