Tips and advice

Polypropylene Low-density polyethylene BOPP & СРР films Rubbers Organic synthesis
Polypropylene
  • What is the difference between basic PP grades and SIBEX grades?

    SIBEX is a range of special polypropylene grades tailored to feedstock requirements of each segment to ensure high quality of end products. Basic PP grades lack special properties required by a specific segment and can be used across various processing areas.
  • Which grade is suitable for the production of PP bags?

    SIBEX PP H043 FF polypropylene grade (Raffia segment) is a special solution for PP bags. PP H030 GP grade can also be used for the production of PP bags. For technical details, go here.
  • Which grade is best for the production of syringes?

    SIBEX PP H451 IM (Injection Moulding segment) special grade can be used for the production of syringes: it offers high transparency of end products. For more details, go here.
  • Where can I find safety data sheets for SIBEX products?

    Safety data sheets for SIBEX products are available here, and those for general purpose grades (labelled GP) can be found here.
  • Where can I find expert opinion and approval for food contact?

    Expert opinion on the basic grades is available here, and for SIBEX grades, please use the following link.
  • How do you pack polypropylene?

    Polymer granules are packed in polyethylene bags of 25 kg each and delivered on stretch-wrapped pallets. For a number of regions, we can deliver in bags with inliners.
  • Do you deliver in big bags?

    No, granules can only be delivered in 25 kg bags.
  • Can you provide a GOST R certificate of conformity?

    SIBUR cannot provide this type of certificate as polypropylene grades are not subject to the conformity assessment procedures established by the TR TS 005/2011 technical regulations pursuant to Clause 1, Article 1 of these regulations.
  • Where can I find technical information on the products?

    All necessary information is available here.
  • Do you sell blockcopolymers?

    Currently, SIBUR does not offer propylene-ethylene block copolymers. Their production is planned for 2020 after ZapSibNeftekhim is put on stream.
  • Do you have an alternative to PP 270?

    SIBUR offers SIBEX PP H270 FF as an alternative to PP 270. For technical details, go here.
  • Do you have an alternative to PP 250?

    SIBUR offers PP H250 GP as an alternative to PP 250. For technical details, go here.
  • Do you have an alternative to PP 30 (21030)?

    SIBUR offers PP H030 GP as an alternative to PP 30 (21030). Depending on your processing segment, you can also opt for SIBUR's special grades with MFI 3, including SIBEX PP H032 TF (Thermoforming segment) and SIBEX PP H033 FF (Raffia segment). For more details on SIBUR’s grade range, go here.
  • Do you have an alternative to PP 7445?

    SIBUR offers SIBEX PP H022 CM as an alternative to PP 7445. For technical details, go here.
  • Do you have an alternative to PP 4445?

    SIBUR offers SIBEX PP H451 IM and SIBEX PP R451 IM as alternatives to PP 4445. For technical details, go here.
  • Do you have an alternative to PP 01270 / PP 21270?

    SIBUR offers SIBEX PP H270 FF as an alternative to PP 01270 / PP 21270. For technical details, go here.
  • Do you have an alternative to PP 01250?

    SIBUR offers PP H250 GP as an alternative to PP 01250. For technical details, go here.
  • Do you have an alternative to PP 01130?

    SIBUR offers PP H120 GP as an alternative to PP 01130. For technical details, go here.
  • Do you have an alternative to PP 03003?

    As an alternative to PP 01130, SIBUR offers SIBEX PP R003 EX, which is designed for polypropylene piping. For technical details, go here.
  • Do you have an alternative to PP 01030 / PP 21030?

    Depending on your segment, you can opt for SIBEX PP H032 TF (Thermoforming segment), SIBEX PP H033 FF (Raffia segment) or PP H030 GP (general purpose grade). For more details on SIBUR’s grades used in various segments, go here.
  • Which grade is suitable for the production of blow-moulded containers for cosmetic products?

    SIBEX PP R018 BM polypropylene grade (Extrusion Blow Moulding segment) is a special solution for this type of containers. For technical details, go here.
  • Which grade is suitable for the production of buckets?

    SIBEX PP H452 IM, SIBEX PP H451 IM and SIBEX PP H552 IM are special solutions for buckets (Injection Moulding segment). PP H250 GP basic grade can also be used for the production of buckets. For more details on SIBUR’s grades used in Injection Moulding segment, go here.
  • Which grade is suitable for the production of plastic packaging for semi-preserved foods?

    SIBEX PP H452 IM, SIBEX PP H451 IM and SIBEX PP H552 IM are special solutions for plastic packaging in semi-preserved foods (Injection Moulding segment). PP H250 GP basic grade can also be used.  For more details on SIBUR’s grades used in Injection Moulding segment, go here.
  • Which grade is suitable for the production of disposable tableware?

    SIBEX PP H032 FF polypropylene grade is a special solution for disposable tableware (Raffia segment). SIBEX PP H032 FF has improved physical and mechanical properties and greater transparency. PP H030 GP basic grade can also be used. For technical details, go here.
Low-density polyethylene
  • Where can I find technical information on the products?

    All necessary information is available here.
  • Where can I find safety data sheets for LDPE?

    Safety data sheets for LDPE are available here.
  • Where can I find expert opinion and approval for food contact?

    Expert opinion on LDPE is available here
  • How do you pack polyethylene?

    Polymer granules are packed in polyethylene bags of 25 kg each and delivered on stretch-wrapped pallets. For a number of regions, we can deliver in bags with inliners.
  • Do you deliver in big bags?

    No, granules can only be delivered in 25 kg bags.
  • Can you provide a GOST R certificate of conformity?

    SIBUR cannot provide this type of certificate as polyethylene grades are not subject to the conformity assessment procedures established by the TR TS 005/2011 technical regulations pursuant to Clause 1, Article 1 of these regulations.
  • Where can I find expert opinion and approval for food contact?

    Expert opinion on LDPE is available here.
  • Where can I find information on new LDPE grades?

    All necessary information is available here.
  • Does your film range include PE sheets?

    SIBUR only produces LDPE granules used as a feedstock for manufacturing films and sheets.
  • Do you have an alternative to LDPE 15313-003, LDPE 15813-020, LDPE 10803-020?

    SIBUR offers LDPE 15303-003 (PE LD03210 under the new classification) as an alternative to LDPE 15313-003. LDPE 15803-020 (PE LD20190 under the new classification) as an alternative to LDPE 15813-020 and LDPE 10803-020.
  • I am looking for HDPE and LLDPE. Is there anything you can offer?

    Currently, SIBUR does not offer HDPE and LLDPE. Their production is planned for 2020 after ZapSibNeftekhim, which is currently under construction, is put on stream. The plant’s capacity will be 1.5 mtpa of HDPE and LLDPE grades.
BOPP & СРР films
  • Technical regulations for BOPP films

  • Technical regulations for metallised films

  • What quality guarantees do you provide?

    According to TU 2245-003-70378591-2015:

    • Film retains its physical and mechanical properties over a guaranteed shelf life of six months from the date of manufacturing indicated on the roll label;

    • For metallised films, film retains its minimum allowable surface tension level of 36 dynes/cm over a guaranteed shelf life of 15 to 30 days from the date of manufacturing, depending on the film’s brand. The date of manufacturing is indicated on the roll label;

    • Film retains its physical and mechanical properties over a guaranteed shelf life of six months from the date of manufacturing indicated on the roll label;

    • CPP film has a shelf life of six months from the date of manufacturing indicated on the roll label. 

    Upon shelf life expiry, all quality parameters of a film is to be checked for compliance with relevant requirements. If found compliant, it can be used as intended.
  • Do you offer discounts?

    We offer individual discounts to our clients. For more details, please contact your personal manager.
  • How can I reach tech support?

    Tech support contacts are available here.
  • Where do I get a conformity certificate?

    Conformity certificates can be found in the palette. Alternatively, you can request them from your manager or tech support.
  • Where can I find specifications for different film grades?

    Film grade specifications are available in the BOPP Films section on the official website of SIBUR Holding.
  • Where can I find safety data sheets?

    Safety data sheets and certificates are available in the BOPP Films section on the official website of SIBUR Holding.
Rubbers
  • Is it possible to use butyl rubber for the production of closures or sealants for food packaging?

    In accordance with the expert opinion of Rospotrebnadzor, butyl rubber produced by SIBUR Togliatti: can be used to produce rubber products intended to come in contact with foods; meets the FDA requirements (Title 21, section 177.2600) and European regulations (Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 and No 10/2011). Certificates of conformance are provided upon customer request.
  • Which SIBUR rubbers can be used to produce high-speed and eco-friendly tires?

    We particularly recommend a range of SSBR grades and Nd-BR grades. More information is available in the Rubbers section on the official website of SIBUR Holding.
  • Can styrene-butadiene rubbers produced by emulsion polymerisation at Voronezhsintezkauchuk and SIBUR Togliatti be used interchangeably?

    These rubbers are interchangeable, with their quality parameters nearly identical. They are designed as alternatives to each other. Specific features: to produce rubbers, Voronezhsintezkauchuk uses styrene (styrene-butadiene rubbers), while SIBUR Togliatti uses alpha-methylstyrene (butadiene-alpha-methylstyrene rubbers). More information is available in the Rubbers section on the official website of SIBUR Holding.
  • What is the difference between different TPE grades?

    We produce linear butadiene-styrene thermoplastic elastomers (SBS L, DST L) and radial styrene-butadiene thermoplastic elastomers (SBS R, DST R) with different molecular characteristics, kinematic viscosity and application scope. More information is available in the Rubbers section on the official website of SIBUR Holding.
  • What is the difference between SBS and DST?

    These thermoplastic elastomers are produced at two independent facilities of Voronezhsintezkauchuk. They are interchangeable, however, they are not alternatives to each other. They have the same application scope. More information is available in the Rubbers section on the official website of SIBUR Holding.
  • Where can I find certificates of conformity for rubbers?

    Since 2010, rubbers are not subject to compulsory certification under the applicable laws of Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union.
  • Where can I find technical specifications for different rubber grades?

    Technical specifications for rubber grades are available in the Rubbers section on the official website of SIBUR Holding.
  • How do you pack TPE?

    TPE in granules is packed in polypropylene big bags of 700–800 kg or 500 kg each. Powder TPE grades are packed in polyethylene bags of 12 kg and delivered in corrugated cardboard containers or on stretch-wrapped pallets. More information is available in the Rubbers section on the official website of SIBUR Holding.
  • How do you pack rubbers?

    All rubber grades are packed in box pallets: 1.08 t DoodPack metal (return) containers; 1.08 t general purpose (plywood) containers; 0.54 t corrugated cardboard containers. Machine loading with different box pallets: metal containers – 18.36 t; general purpose containers – 19.44 t; corrugated cardboard containers – 19.44 t or 20.52 t.
  • What is the minimum shipment size?

    For single packaging, a range of box pallets is used. The minimum shipment weight depends on the box pallet: 1.08 t for DoodPack metal (return) containers; 1.08 t for general purpose (plywood) containers; 0.54 t for corrugated cardboard containers.
Organic synthesis
  • I would like to pick up my Alphapor EPS order myself, which vehicle fits your standards?

    Alphapor EPS products have been assigned hazard class 4. Hazard class 4 cargo does not belong to explosive materials and substances, but can ignite through friction, spontaneous chemical reactions, heating, or from external sources of ignition. Therefore, the driver must be trained in transporting this type of cargo, and the vehicle must comply with Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 272 Rules for Transportation of Goods by Car dated 15 April 2011.
  • What quality guarantees do you provide for Alphapor EPS?

    The shelf life of unopened expandable polystyrene is: 

    • six months if stored below 15°С;

    • five months if stored below 25°С.

    Upon shelf life expiry, all quality parameters of expandable polystyrene shall be checked for compliance with relevant requirements. If found compliant, it can be used as intended. 
    According to TU 2214-019-53505711-2010 EXPANDABLE POLYSTYRENE (EPS), the manufacturer guarantees that expandable polystyrene is in compliance with the requirements of these technical regulations provided that the customer adheres to the transportation, storage and usage conditions.
  • Where can I find regulatory documents on Alphapor EPS?

    Regulatory documents are available here or in the Documents section on the official website of SIBUR Holding Alphapor.ru.
  • Which grade of Alphapor EPS should I choose? What is the difference between EPS grades?

    Recommended scopes of different types and grades of expandable polystyrene are included in the technical regulations available here or in the Documents section on the official website of SIBUR Holding Alphapor.ru.
  • What are the processing recommendations for different Alphapor EPS grades?

    TU 2214-019-53505711-2010 EXPANDABLE POLYSTYRENE (EPS) contains general processing recommendations for Alphapor EPS. It is available in the Documents section on the official website of SIBUR Holding Alphapor.ru. For more details, please consult our technical support using the contacts available here or in the Contacts section on the official website of SIBUR Holding Alphapor.ru.
  • Do you pack PET in 20–25 kg bags?

    This packaging is not available. PET is packed in big bags of 1,050 kg or 1,100 kg each depending on the manufacturing plant.
  • How do you pack Alphapor EPS?

    We normally pack Alphapor EPS in big bags of 840 kg each. However, we can deliver in 25 kg bags if ordered in advance. Please inform your personal manager accordingly.
  • Are there any regional sales offices specializing in Alphapor EPS?

    Currently, there are no such sales offices available. Instead, we have established a warehouse network. Warehouse locations are shown in the Contacts section on the official website of SIBUR Holding. Please contact your personal manager to choose the warehouse location that suits you best.
  • What are the payment and delivery terms for Alphapor EPS?

    We ship by car against 100% advance payment. You can choose between delivery and pickup options.
  • Do you offer discounts?

    We offer individual discounts to our clients. For more details, please contact your personal manager:
  • Where can I buy thermal insulation and structural materials made from Alphapor EPS?

    All necessary information is available in the Alphapor.ru Partners section on the official website of SIBUR Holding.
  • How can I contact your sales manager?

  • Where can I find the price list?

    Prior to purchasing SIBUR’s products, you are required to provide the documents necessary to sign an agreement with us. Your manager will send you the list of documents and will be assisting with preparing the delivery contract. After that, you are required to register in the e-trading platform to place orders and monitor orders implementation. If needed, you can also use reports on approved transactions.
  • What is the minimum order for Alphapor EPS?

    The minimum shipment weight is 840 kg due to the packaging requirements (Alphapor EPS is normally packed in big bags of 840 kg each). However, we can deliver in 25 kg bags if ordered in advance. Please inform your personal manager accordingly.
  • What plants manufacture the products?

    • Acrylates: SIBUR-Neftekhim, Dzerzhinsk.
    • Ethylene oxide and glycols: SIBUR-Neftekhim, Dzerzhinsk.
    • Alcohols: SIBUR-Khimprom, Perm.
    • Styrene and EPS: SIBUR-Khimprom, Perm.
    • Flotation reagents: SIBUR Togliatti, Togliatti.
    • MTBE: SIBUR Tobolsk, Tobolsk; SIBUR Togliatti, Togliatti.
    • С9 fraction: Sibur-Kstovo, N.Novgorod
    • Heavy resin of pyrolysis (HRP): Sibur-Kstovo, N.Novgorod, Sibur Khimprom, Perm, Tomskneftekhim, Tomsk
    • Liquid pyrolysis products: Sibur-Khimprom, Perm
    • Alsohol-ether concentrate (AEC): Sibur-Khimprom, Perm
    • KON-92 petrochemical stillage residue (Heavy oil resin): Sibur-Khimprom, Perm
    • Benzene: Sibur-Kstovo, N.Novgorod
    • Methanol additive (Octane number enhancer): Sibur-Togliatti, Togliatti
  • What custom clearance and tax codes opportunities do you offer?

    We are registered in eight European countries for custom clearance and
    VAT accounting purposes.
  • What off-plant logistics facilities are available (in Europe)?

    Containers and warehouses for ISO tanks storage in the Amsterdam-
    Rotterdam-Antwerp area (ARA), transshipment facilities in ports of the
    Baltic and Black Seas.

  • What kind of transportation and packaging is provided for each product?

    Road, multimodal (TC), railway and maritime transportation.

  • What terms of delivery are available?

    FCA, FOB, CPT, CIF, DAP, DDP.