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  1. SBS polymers: high potential

    ... to cold, which makes them indispensable in cold climates. One of TPE’s key application areas is the production of polymer-bitumen binders (PBBs), which are part of the road pavement’s top layer. This segment successfully contributes to Russia’s import substitution strategy: most of the production is domestic. “We seek to make the main highways’ interval between repairs longer,” says Liliya Zhukova, Head of Marketing and Strategic Development at Gazpromneft–Bitumen Materials. “They ...

  2. 2018/2019 winter trends

    ... auto chemical private labels by retail and gas station networks. While helping market players to boost their brand awareness, this turn has also tightened competition in the low-price segment bringing benefits to both sellers and buyers. With targeted import substitution among the factors supporting this trend, Gennady Cherevko relies on “substitution of imported components with high-quality Russian products” to drive the cost of production and the cost of end products further down. Retail ...

  3. BOPP films – flexible strategy

    The BOPP film market in Russia had already been deep into import substitution by the time the country officially adopted the strategy in 2014 in response to Western sanctions. Domestic players are committed to ensuring full imports substitution. Until the end of 2004, high-quality Russian BOPP films ...

  4. Paints and varnishes – in search of solutions

    ... some positive trends happening across the sector. For example, dispersion manufacturers reported higher production, a testament to a gradual phase-out of imports. Though the market-share winning stage is over, companies continue to seek out niches for import substitution. The market grows below expectations, but it still grows. Participants of the industry conference on Paints and Raw Materials Markets. Source: http://lkmconf.com Many paints and varnishes producers have pointed out ...

  5. NIOST: new achievements

    SIBUR’s R&D Centre provides Russian manufacturers with innovative solutions that help take the product quality to a new level. NIOST is currently working on several dozen projects, including the development of new products and processes associated with organic synthesis, catalysts, and polymers. Using proprietary technologies in production, such as that developed by NIOST for producing the 2-EHA complex ester, gives the company a competitive edge on both the domestic and international markets...

  6. Eyes on MAN production

    ... of countries against Russia have drastically changed the situation in the domestic market. Now the Russian economic policy focuses on the development of local production capacities. The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade has developed a plan for import substitution in the chemical industry to completely replace imported MAN, among other products, with locally produced. The Ministry also encourages Russian businesses to concentrate on the external market and to increase by several times the volume ...

  7. DOTP – from imports to exports

    ... industrial infrastructure. The Perm Territory, Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, and SIBUR-Khimprom signed a special 8-year investment contract to implement the project. Ambitious plans for the future The DOTP facility in Perm is a major import substitution project for the Russian petrochemical industry. Foreign-made plasticisers currently account for 40% of the Russian market. According to SIBUR experts, the launch of the new plant will enable local products to replace imports during ...

  8. Progress: 99.8%

    ZapSibNeftekhim's polypropylene unit produces first granules. The polypropylene unit at ZapSibNeftekhim is 99.8% complete. Construction and installation works on the process unit are over, and commissioning is underway. In particular, systems are undergoing functional testing and safety systems are being checked for proper performance. During commissioning, the unit produced a pilot batch of polypropylene granules from third-party feedstock. “We have only produced several tonnes of polypropylene...

  9. “We continue building new facilities”

    ... details on digitalisation initiatives at SIBUR. 2018 was extremely fruitful for both the Company and the industry as a whole. According to Mikhail Karisalov, this is a result of long-term trends for the replacement of conventional materials and the import substitution policy. Russia's polymer landscape will also be greatly impacted by the launch of ZapSibNeftekhim. Its product range will be adjusted to support import substitution to the fullest extent possible and create extra opportunities ...

  10. DOTP: an important start

    ... jobs relying primarily on equipment produced in Russia.” Guests and management touring the new production site for DOTP, an eco-friendly plasticiser. “DOTP is a new product for the Russian market. Along with being one of the key import substitution projects in Russia’s petrochemical industry, the Perm facility is also going to drive the growth of the country's non-commodity exports. Finally, DOTP is an eco-friendly product, which is very much in line with the industry trends,...

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