Russian plastics giant dips toes into WPC market


One of the largest plastics suppliers in Russia is now installing a new extrusion line for wood/plastics composites. Next month the line is to begin production of WPC profiles for decking and other building applications.

The new line, a BiTrudex unit supplied by extrusion systems supplier Reifenhäuser Extrusion, is being installed in the Kamskije Poljany industrial park. The park is being built in the Republic of Tatarstan is a project financed 51% by private investors, with the remaining 49% provided by the Tatarstan government and an investment fund of the Russian Federation. Of the private investors, a main one is OAO Nizhnekamskneftekhim, one of Russia's largest petrochemical and plastics suppliers. Plastics it supplies are polypropylene, polyethylene and polystyrene....
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