“SIBUR” opened the first research center in Russia for the development and testing of polymer products

“”SIBUR Holding”, the petrochemical company, opened the first research center in Russia for the development and testing of products from polymers, named “PolyLab”,” the press service of the company said.

The task of the “PolyLab” center is to expand the possibility of efficiently using polymers both in the production of goods that are already existing on the market and in creating unique innovative product solutions necessary for the technological development of such industries as medicine, light industry, automotive, construction. One of the Center’s objectives is to develop the use of secondary materials and the realization of the polymers’ potential in a closed-cycle economy.

In order to realize the Center’s goals samples of the developed polypropylene and polyethylene grades will be processed into pipes, medical products, films, food packaging and other products on the pilot lines of the Center, which will allow a deeper study of the properties of the polymer material and its impact on the quality of the final product for further improvement of materials and improvement production efficiency.

Due to the latest scientific developments the "PolyLab" is designed to strengthen the competitiveness of both domestic polymers and products based on them.