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PP production in Ukraine reduced by quarter

March 07/2012

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Ukrainian producer Linik in February reduced the production of polypropylene by a quarter compared with January. In March, the company plans to keep capacity utilization at the February level, according to MRC ScanPlast.

Ukrainian producer Linik last month reduced the output of polypropylene to 6,170 tonnes. Since March the company has stopped to work by tolling scheme due to non-expediency of further work. By mid-March the oil refinery will have stopped completely its work. The unit for the production of PP will continue to work on imported feedstock (PPF).

In March, Linik will produce polypropylene with imported feedstock. As per market participants, this month the company plans to produce about 6,000 tonnes of polypropylene. The main volume of the polymer will be suupplied to the domestic market, export sales were suspended for indefinite period.

Last two weeks, Ukrainian producer did not ship polypropylene to the domestic market. Due to the switching to the new scheme of work the company was busy with the execution of export contracts, though some of contracts had been cancelled. Since March 1, the shipments of polypropylene to the domestic market were resumed.
Author:Anna Larionova
Category:General News
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