Russian petrochemical company unveils new polypropylene grade

Russian petrochemical company unveils new polypropylene gradeChemical technology experts at SIBUR, a sizable Russian gas-producing and petrochemical company, have developed and tested a brand new polypropylene grade to be mass-produced in Siberia?s Tomsk.

Chemical technology experts at SIBUR, a sizable Russian gas-producing and petrochemical company, have developed and successfully tested its brand new polypropylene grade, portal Oil & Gas News Agency reports. Trial batches of BOPP-films that contain the new polypropylene grade are reported to have been made on the premises of a SIBUR subsidiary, Biaxplen, a dynamic young manufacturer of BOPP-films in Russia headquartered in Moscow and running production sites in Central Russia and the Volga area. The 15-to-40 micrometer thick films are a raw material for labels or a substrate for metal plating. The source claims that the new polypropylene grade features a range of positive properties, including ?superb transparency, high tensile strength, top-class dielectric characteristics, and barrier properties.? The new type of polypropylene will be reportedly used as raw material at Biaxplen?s upcoming production site in Siberia?s Tomsk to be completed later this year...