At its plant of oligomers and glycols, Nizhnekamskneftekhim started production of solid polyethylene glycol (SPEG).
Today, these products are used in many industries and are increasingly incorporated into daily life of every Russian family. SPEG is applied as a viscosity regulator, antistatic agent, softener, gelatinising, granulating, and tabletting auxiliary substances in the ceramic and rubber industry.
Solid polyethylene glycol also enjoys application in the pharmaceutical industry for the dissolution of liquid drugs, production of suppositories, ointments and tablets.
In addition, SPEG serves as the basis for cosmetics, in particular creams for skin care, in the production of detergents. SPEG consumers are Russian and foreign companies.
To receive SPEG, Nizhnekamskneftekhim commissioned a unique new equipment – a crystallisation unit, as well as a robotic product packaging line.
The finished SPEG product is packed into dense three-layer 25-kg paper bags. To pack solid polyethylene glycol in the future, the plant expects to apply polypropylene containers up to 1000 kg (big bags).
Based on information by Nizhnekamskneftekhim press service