Biaxplen has expanded its export supplies of biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film to the European market. The first lots of Biaxplen products have been shipped to Spain and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The film procured to major printing companies of these countries was produced at Biaxplen's Kursk branch.
"The European market with its well-developed infrastructure and transparent practices is one of the most attractive for Biaxplen. Over the last year, we geared up to expand Russian supplies to this market as two new BOPP production lines were launched, in Tomsk and Novokuybyshevsk, boosting Biaxplen's overall capacity by over 60%. Today, our Company's five sites are capable of producing up to 180 kt of BOPP film yearly", said Ilya Papusha, Sales and Marketing Director of Biaxplen.
According to Market Report's data, 2013 consumption of BOPP in the Customs Union countries reached 150 kt.
EU exports of BOPP film account for 17% of Biaxplen's total sales. Biaxplen already supplies over 20 BOPP film grades to European countries such as Poland, Italy, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Turkey, Greece, Israel, Serbia and the Baltic countries. Biaxplen's products are renowned for their quality and dependable logistics.
Biaxplen's plants produce more than 40 kinds of BOPP-films with a thickness ranging from 12 to 80 microns, used in the production of flexible packaging for food and non-food products, labels and tape. The company also produces barrier films and synthetic paper. The company's total output capacity is 111 tonnes per annum. Biaxplen's production facilities consist of four plants located in Nizhny Novgorod, Kursk, Novokujbyshevsk and Zheleznodorozhny. The company is part of Sibur Group.