Siberiangroup of Chemical Enterprises Finishes Commissioning of Production of Titanium Dioxide in 2018
Siberiangroup of Chemical Enterprises (SGChE, included into fuel company of Rosatom TVEL) plans to carry out all commissioning and test of the equipment on production of titanium dioxide in the first quarter 2018 that to come to industrial volumes by 2019-2010.
Earlier it was reported that SGChE plans to start production of titanium dioxide. The new enterprise "Siberian Titanium" was created for its start. SGChE and Moscow Loco-bank act as cofounders of the project. Large-scale production was planned to start in 2019. The project assumes 780 million rubles of investments, including 130 million – on creation of trial production in 2017.
"Almost all working documentation necessary for manufacture of the experimental equipment is developed, competitive procedures are carried that this year to make all set of the necessary equipment. Then to install, to carry out commissioning and working tests of the experimental technology in the first quarter (2018)", – General Director of SGChE Sergey Tochilin told.
He said that it is planned to realize this project, to fulfill all necessary nuances at SGChE with a big share of confidence.
"And we will create a normal plant on production of titanium dioxide with 20 thousand tons per year on raw materials and about 10 thousand tons per year on a ready-made product during 2019-2020", – the General Director said.
Titanium dioxide is a basis of white paint and various dyes, including food. Its production on SGChE will be based on the effective fluoride technology developed at Tomsk Polytechnic University. Titanium dioxide isn't manufactured in Russia today.