Russian Butyl Rubber Sibur of Russia Brings New Butyl Rubber Line On–Stream

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Russian gas and petrochemicals company boosts its production capacity for butyl rubber: The company's subsidiary Tolyattikauchuk has expanded its production capacity from 48 ktpa to 53 ktpa with a new, third butyl rubber separation line.

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Production at Tolyattikauchuk in Russia. The Sibur subsidiary produces three types of rubbers (butyl, copolymer and isoprene), monomers, fractions and high-octane fuel additives.
Production at Tolyattikauchuk in Russia. The Sibur subsidiary produces three types of rubbers (butyl, copolymer and isoprene), monomers, fractions and high-octane fuel additives.
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Moscow/Russia – The new line is part of an investment project to upgrade the butyl rubber production facility, increasing its design capacity, improving equipment reliability and reducing environmental impact, Sibur stated. Machinery and hardware for the facility was developed by Welding (Switzerland) includes extruders, dryers, moulding machines, a conveyor belt and other equipment and is distinguished by highly mechanised production processes. Production will adopt Tolyattikauchuk’s proven butyl rubber production technology.

Butyl rubber is used in the tyre industry, including for the production of shaper-vulcaniser bladders and rubber fabrics, for health care and food products, and in the construction industry. Around 70% of Tolyattikauchuk’s output is exported to markets like the USA, Canada, Spain, Hungary, the Netherlands and other countries.

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