Russia: Plasticiser Production Sibur Starts Construction of DOTP Plant in Perm
Sibur has broken ground for a 100 ktpa dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) facility in Perm, Russia. The construction project is carried out in cooperation with the Perm Territory Government as part of a special eight-year investment contract. Production is scheduled to start in 2019.
Perm/Russia — DOTP is a key component in floor and roof coatings, wallpaper, cable compounds and other construction products, ensuring higher strength, wear and cold resistance. In addition, the material is a phthalate-free plasticiser that meets environmental requirements.
The plant will be use the company's feedstock and become a part of the process stage along the value chain. The Russian market of common plasticisers faces a shortage of about 60 ktpa, the company announced. The Perm-based project is to substitute a major part of alternative product imports and enable plasticiser supplies to export markets, where the demand for DOTP is also rapidly growing.
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As part of the project, the company signed a licence agreement with Aekyung Petrochemical, South Korea. Nipigaspererabotka, a Russian research centre for facility design, procurement, logistics and construction, was selected as the general designer to develop the design and engineering solutions. Russian contractors will be engaged for construction and commissioning works.