Last month Karpatneftekhim (Lukoil Group) reduced the capacity
utilization of PVC. Its output of resin made about 17,000 tonnes. In
March, this figure exceeded 20,000 tonnes. In general, over the four months, the
company produced 61,000 tonnes of suspension PVC.
Karpatneftehim slightly decreased the production of HDPE in April. The
decline in production was due to the calendar factor. The total output of
PE last month made slightly more than 9,000 tonnes.
In mid-April, Ukrainian producer Linik suspended the production of PP. Over
the fortnight the company produced about 2,800 tonnes of polymers of propylene.
The date of the resumption of PP production at Linik will be known this week.
Stirol Group continues to increase production volumes on the back of a
seasonal increase in demand. Last month, the production of general purpose
polystyrene (GPPS) and expandable polystyrene (EPS) made about 2,100 tonnes. In
March, this figure was about 1,450 tonnes.