Sibur, the largest integrated petrochemicals company in Russia, and Norner, a global leader in petrochemical R&D services, have signed an agreement to cooperate in product development and polymer recycling at Sibur’s PolyLab.
Thanks to their durability, strength, eco-friendliness and other advantages, such polymers as polyethylene and polypropylene are some of the most widely used synthetic materials, popular with the construction, utilities, automotive, healthcare, food and other industries.
“Partnering with Norner will take our polymer production to the next level and will help us launch advanced grades in line with the highest environmental standards. I am certain that our joint expertise will move the recycling market forward,” said Management Board Member, executive director at Sibur Sergey Komyshan.
“We are proud to see the PolyLab as a result of our cooperation with Sibur,” said Lars H. Evensen director of business Development at Norner. “The plastics industry believes that plastics are a valuable resource that bring numerous benefits to modern society, significantly contributing to sustainable solutions.”
Under the cooperation agreement, SIBUR and Norner will jointly develop new product solutions and optimise polymer stabilising formulas. These will include innovative green polymer grades, catalysis testing, as well as new chemical and technical recycling technologies.