TOLYATTI, Russia—Tolyattikauchuk, a subsidiary of Russian petrochemicals giant and synthetic rubber producer Sibur, has commissioned a third butyl rubber separation line, expanding its production capacity from 48 to 53 kilotons per year.
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.
The automated butyl rubber production line developed by Welding of Switzerland includes extruders, dryers, molding machines, a conveyor belt and other equipment.
The new line will adopt Tolyattikauchuk's existing butyl rubber production technology with its unique solution polymerization method.
Sibur owns and operates Russia's largest gas processing business in terms of petroleum gas processing volumes.
As of September, Sibur operated 27 production sites across Russia and employed more than 28,000. The company serves more than 1,500 customers operating in the energy, automotive, construction, fast moving consumer goods, chemical and other industries in approximately 60 countries.