9 December 2021

"Polymers of Russia and the CIS": main trends in petrochemistry discussed in Kazan

German Petrushko, General Director of Pskov Plant Titan-Polymer, presented the investment project at the professional forum in Kazan.

Kazan is hosting the 2nd International Congress and Exhibition "Polymers of Russia and the CIS: construction and modernization of plants", on December 8-9. Producers of basic polymers and synthetic rubbers, investors in the polymer industry, representatives of the regulatory and supervisory authorities, licensors of know-how, developers, manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, engineering and design-construction companies, service providers gathered together at the professional platform.

The largest investment projects on construction and modernization of polymer production facilities are discussed at the event, as well as the efficiency improvement of the existing plants.

Petrushko told about the main stages of the investment project of Titan Group in the Pskov region in the Special Economic Zone Moglino.

The first stage, which is the launch of Line 1 and Line 2, is expected in 2022. The Lines will produce about 72 thousand tons of BOPET-film per year. These are films of various types and purposes: transparent, protection, with twist effect, metallized, matte, films with various chemical coatings. Coating compositions for films of different purposes will be made in-house.

The second stage is a pre-project stage now and involves a plant for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) of textile and film grades. According to Petrushko, there is a critical situation with the textile PET on the domestic market, there is a high demand for filament and fiber materials.

Additionally, there are plans to create a research and development center that will not only analyze existing materials on the market, but also design new ones. "Now we are in the active stage of negotiations, we are working on the front-end development, among other partners with the Institute of Plastics and with the Ministry of Industry and Trade," said Petrushko. This part of the project is to be implemented between 2022 and 2025. The production capacity will run at 40-50 tons of yarn per year, including yarns of special strength.

Petrushko highlighted the advantages of the plant's location on the territory of SEZ Moglino, 8 km away from Pskov. The seaport Ust-Luga is 280 km away and two border crossing points with Estonia and Latvia are only 40 km away.

It is planned to export about 30% of the manufactured products, 70% of which will go to the domestic market. "We did European market research, held talks on the future cooperation and we see clearly that they are waiting for us. We are looking forward to this project," added Petrushko.

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