MOSCOW (MRC) - The Biaxplen Group of Companies (part of SIBUR Holding) announced the modernization of extrusion lines produced by the German Bruckner for the production of biaxially oriented films (BOPP films) at its facilities, the company said.
“The long-term partnership with Bruckner Servtec resulted in a system upgrade in 2021. Despite the challenging epidemiological environment, the upgrade went very quickly. Bruckner's Moscow office, partner network, support from Bruckner's Siegsdorf office and collaboration with Biaxplen staff ensured the project was carried out professionally. ", - the message says.
“The line we are currently modernizing is a prime example of the fact that, with optimal support, our lines can operate at the highest level for many - many years and therefore is also a prime example of sustainability,” summed up Christian Aigner, Director Sales and Service Bruckner Servtec.
Earlier it was reported that in July, Biaxplen introduced a metallized film of the HBV.M brand, which has high barrier properties. The new brand will be produced at the Kursk plant. The production capacity will be 500,000 tonnes per year. The production launch of the film is scheduled for the second half of 2021.
According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,176,860 tonnes in the first half of 2021, up by 5% year on year. Shipments of exclusively low density polyethylene (LDPE) decreased. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market were 727,160 tonnes in the first six months of 2021, up by 31% year on year. Supply of homopolymer PP and block-copolymers of propylene (PP block copolymers) increased. Supply of statistical copolymers of propylene (PP random copolymers) subsided.
All five Biaxplen factories are certified according to the quality management system ISO 9001. The group's total BOPP film production capacity is over 160 thousand tons per year. The company is actively developing export supplies of films to the EU market.
Biaxplen is a subsidiary of the petrochemical holding SIBUR, the leader of BOPP in Russia. Production capacity - 180 thousand tons per year, 8 high-speed lines. Brand assortment - over 40 types. Production sites are located in five regions. The products are exported to 27 countries.