31 Aug 2022 16:35

SIBUR to produce up to 50,000 tpy of hexene at Nizhnemkamskneftekhim

KAZAN/MOSCOW. Aug 31 (Interfax) - SIBUR will build a facility to produce up to 50,000 tonnes of hexene per year at the Nizhnemkamskneftekhim petrochemical plant's olefins complex, SIBUR head Mikhail Karisalov said at a petrochemical forum in Kazan.

"Development of the technology and its piloting have been successful, and a decision was made to build this facility using in-house technology at Nizhnemkamskneftekhim," he said.

"This covers 125-130% of SIBUR's immediate demand, and what we used to buy in the UK and Germany. We expect to start pilot operation of this capacity within 18-20 months, and have it in our portfolio as a product from the end of 2024," Karisalov said.

Hexene is used to produce polymers. It is not currently produced in the former USSR, including in Russia, Karisalov said.