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Kazanorgsintez to shut HDPE capacities for scheduled maintenance

September 11/2013

MOSCOW (MRC) - Russian largest producer of polyethylene - Kazanorgsyntez (TAIF, Tatarstan) began a gradual shutdown of its high density polyethylene (HDPE) capacities for scheduled maintenance, according to MRC analysts.

Kazanorgsintez stopped the operatoin of one of its three reactors for HDPE production on Tuesday, 10 September.
The rest two reactors for HDPE production are to be stopped by the end of the week.

Scheduled shutdown of the plant's HDPE capacities, a part of the annual preventive maintenance, will last about 30 days.

The annual HDPE production capacity of the Kazanorgsintez plant is 470,000 tonnes. As per MRC data, Kazanorgsintez produced about 284,000 tonnes of HDPE in January - July 2013.

Kazanorgsintez , a  wholly owned subsidiary of the TAIF group, is the largest Russian PE producer. The company produces more than 38% of Russian polyethylene. It also produces polyethylene pipes. In the first quarter of this year, the total production of polyethylene by Kazanorgsintez made more than 185,000 tonnes.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PE, HDPE, Kazanorgsyntez, Russia.
Category:General News
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