Sibur launches new film production facility in Tomsk
Mary Page Bailey
Sibur Holding’s (Moscow, www.sibur.com) subsidiary Biaxplen has launched a new production facility of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films in Tomsk.
The opening ceremony was attended by Sergey Zhvachkin, Governor of the Tomsk region, Leonid Mikhelson, Chairman of SIBUR Holding’s Board of Directors, Dmitry Konov CEO of SIBUR and other company managers.
BOPP film is used in the manufacturing of flexible packaging for food and non-food products, labels and adhesive tape. BOPP film manufacturing technology provides for high strength and elasticity properties, high barrier properties, resistance to various corrosive environments, and inertness, and therefore the product is not harmful to humans and the environment.
The new production facility is located on the site of SIBUR’s Tomskneftekhim plant, which is the company’s main polypropylene supplier. The new production line has a nameplate capacity of 38,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) and investment in the project has exceeded RUB 2.4 billion (approx. $75 million). More than 150 new jobs have been created through the construction of the BOPP-film production line at the Tomsk site.