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  1. Global expertise in polymer foaming

    Skolkovo hosted a lecture by an international expert in foamed polymers. Organised by International Plastic Guide, the event aimed to acquaint Russian manufacturers with international best practices in polymer foaming. Professor Chul B. Park from the University of Toronto shared his knowledge and unique competencies in this area. Russian companies can benefit from new approaches to the use of gas-filled polymers to develop innovative materials ...

  2. Anti-counterfeit labelling

    ... development of individual sectors and industry as a whole". In polymer pipework, one example is subpar products made by dishonest companies from ersatz non-GOST-compliant materials or recycled waste, such as bottles or other packaging. Compliance certificates for products like those are often fake. According to the Pipeline Systems Manufacturers Association (PSMA), about 30% of pressure pipes available in the market are counterfeits. The Foundation for Development of Tube Industry (FRTP) estimates ...

  3. Plastic packaging industry trends

    ... new trends entail significant costs and limitations for businesses, yet, manufacturers need to explore new horizons to fit in with the high-tech development. Shifting to a circular economy can indeed be an effective answer. Vladimir Rush, CEO of PolyER, giving a welcome speech. According to Denis Penshin, Chief Expert at SIBUR's Sustainable Development, packaging companies have already confirmed their readiness to make their products more environmentally friendly. Yet, this requires ...

  4. Client focus

    ... to our customers. What trends and challenges are typical for the paints and coatings segment of the Russian specialty chemicals market? Our key problems are strong seasonality and poor mid- and long-term procurement planning by domestic producers of paints and coatings. High Rouble volatility also puts great pressure on the segment’s profits, resulting in the low quality of after sales services. What is the share of domestic chemicals in your product mix? And what is the share of SIBUR?...

  5. "We are nurturing ambitious goals"

    Mikhail Tovmasyan, CEO of SLT AQUA, shared his experience launching a successful polymeric pipe production startup. How did the idea of producing polypropylene pipes come about? Is this the kind of business that enjoys substantial demand in the market? SLT AQUA is a ...

  6. SIBUR for сlients: summer event

    ... views, and listen to prominent speakers. The latter included Natasha Alperowicz, Executive Editor of the Chemical Week magazine, and Patrick Kirby, Chief Analyst at Wood Mackenzie. Ekaterina Kopaeva, Head of Customer Engagement and Promotion of Customer-Centric Practices at Sibur, delivered the opening remarks. She talked about the shift in the Company's strategy from a product-oriented to a customer-oriented model. Natasha Alperowics spoke about the specifics of the industry editors’ work and reviewed ...

  7. New criteria for chemicals

    ... of Industry and Trade has proposed to amend the Government Resolution “On Confirming the Production of Industrial Products in the Territory of the Russian Federation” to include the Chemicals section. Previously, the resolution extended only to certain paints and varnishes in the chemicals market. The Ministry's draft resolution “On Amending the Annex to Russian Government Resolution No. 719 dated 17 July 2015” is expected to amend the effective regulation by adding the “XXIV. Chemicals” ...

  8. Packaged in Russia

    Vladislav Yatsenko, CEO at Conflex, on becoming a leader in the flexible packaging market, import substitution and withstanding market shifts. In 2001, Conflex launched production of flexible film packaging using flexographic printing technologies and in just five years ...

  9. Green light to sustainability

    ... quality or aesthetics. One might think that this should always encourage packaging companies to cut costs and pay little attention to anything but the main purpose of their business. That is not the case with Conflex, as our set of values and reference points is broader. As we put it on our website, “The world around us is huge and multifaceted, and Conflex is an integral and organic part of the world”. I would like to stress the importance of those words – integral and organic. We are proud ...

  10. Lean manufacturing

    Sergei Novikov, CEO of HOMA, talks about import substitution, successful deployment of a lean manufacturing system, and similarities between Russians and Japanese. Polymer dispersions are among the Company’s key products. What are the specifics of their production ...

  11. Polymer piping to support public utilities

    ... Group’s event set to promote cutting-edge materials for public utilities Russia has embarked on the major upgrade of its public utilities. New technologies are bringing in cutting-edge polymeric materials with a wide range of applications. In December, SIBUR participated in an extended offsite conference also attended by central government agencies and service and utility providers based in the Moscow Region. The conference was hosted by one of SIBUR’s key partners, POLYPLASTIC Group, which ...

  12. Efficient solutions for ZapSib

    TECHNONICOL is engaged to provide solutions for construction of SIBUR’s petrochemical facility. TECHNONICOL Corporation is a leading international producer of reliable high-performance construction materials and solutions. The company and SIBUR share a lasting strategic partnership. SIBUR does not only supply polymers to TECHNONICOL which uses it as a key component of its many building materials, it ...

  13. Quality roads are within our grasp

    Dmitry Orlov , CEO of Gazpromneft-Bitumen Materials, on how the duo of black bitumen, a petroleum product, and styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) makes the road pavement sturdier, how to improve Russian roads so they no longer are a national disaster, what is the situation ...

  14. Cutting reliance on imports

    Upgrade of HOMA’s polyvinylacetate (PVAc) dispersion line will reduce the Russian economy’s dependence on foreign adhesives. On 24 April, HOMA, SIBUR’s long-term partner, celebrated the launch of an upgraded PVAc dispersions processing line in Dzerzhinsk, the Nizhny Novgorod ...

  15. POLYPLASTIC launches a new shop

    ... programmes. “The 20 ktpa shop equipped with five state-of-the-art production lines for gas and water pressure pipes and high-voltage electrical cables is set to create 45 jobs,” said Lev Gorilovsky, President of POLYPLASTIC Group at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “These special-purpose multilayer pipes are a true innovation: their inner layer is neither erasable nor flammable. The pipes see demand from a broad range of industrial companies as they are four to five times more durable than other ...

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