COLOGNE, Germany—Orgkhim Biochemical Holdings Co., a Russian supplier of rubber processing oil and other chemicals to the rubber industry, is considering establishing a production facility in North America.
The proposed project would build on the Nizhny Novgorod, Russia-based company's plans to increase its presence in overseas markets; it currently is establishing a 50,000-tons-per-year production plant in Malaysia, scheduled for start-up in mid-2017.
Proposals concerning the construction of a production unit in North America are currently under discussion, Orgkhim head of marketing Ilya Zakharov told European Rubber Journal, a sister publication of Rubber & Plastics News.
“We will, anyway, increase our market share in North America and Latin America. But a decision on the way we do that—by delivery or making our own product—in that region will be made, I suppose, next year,” Zakharov said.
The Russian company has received offers with “attractive conditions” for three North America locations, added Orgkhim, who gave a six-month timeline for the announcement of any further details about the planned project.