MOSCOW (MRC) - The Polyplastic Group, the largest manufacturer of polymer piping systems in Russia, has launched a new line for the production of three-layer polymer pipes with a diameter of 160 to 450 mm at the Sibgazapparat Tyumen pipe plant, the company said.
"Investments in the amount of Rb62 m in new production will lead to an increase in the supply of innovative products with a long service life (more than 50 years) and unique technology to strategically important construction and housing and communal services facilities. New equipment has been purchased for the production of innovative products at the pipe plant," he said general director of the plant Oleg Kukharevich.
The produced three-layer pipes have increased resistance to tensile forces due to the absence of soot in the carrier layer.
"The launch of a new line of three-layer polymer pipes is a significant event for the formation of a petrochemical cluster in the Tyumen region. The petrochemical cluster will unite industrial and service enterprises of the Tobolsk industrial site and enterprises engaged in the processing of petrochemical products," the message says.
The first batch of three-layer tubular products from the Sibgazapparat plant will go to a facility in Perm. The new line will cover the demand for pipes of the entire Ural Federal District, Perm Territory and Orenburg Region, and its more active use will increase the quality and safety of utility and industrial facilities networks.
Earlier it was reported that the Novomoskovsk Polymer Pipes Plant (NZPT), a member of the Polyplastic Group (Moscow), on 25 September, 2020 opened the first production of a special reinforced profile made of unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in Russia for the restoration of pipelines. The Polyplastic Group's investments in new production exceeded Rb 140 m.
According to MRC's ScanPlast, the estimated consumption of PE in Russia amounted to 1.176.86 m tonnes in the first half of 2021, which is 5% more than in the same period a year earlier. The supply of exclusively low-density polyethylene (LDPE) decreased.
The Polyplastic Group was founded in 1991 and today is a leading European supplier of thermoplastic compounds and polyethylene pipes for construction with an annual turnover of about EUR1 billion. The company's factories are located in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. The group unites 20 enterprises and exports products to more than 50 countries.