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Nizhnekamskneftekhim shut down PP production

September 24/2013
MOSCOW (MRC) -- Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNKh), one of the largest Russian producers of petrochemical products, shut down its polypropylene (PP) production for scheduled maintenance works on 17 September, according to ICIS-MRC Price report.

On 17 September, Nizhnekamskneftekhim shut down its PP production for a week-long turnaround. The plant's annual PP production capacity is 220,000 tonnes. The overall PP output by the plant exceeded 141,000 tonnes in the first eight months of 2013. The other polymer production (polyethylene and polystyrene) will not be shut down for maintenance.

Earlier, on 10 September, Nizhnekamskneftekhim shut down its ethylene production for a scheduled 20-day  maintenance. The plant's annual ethylene production capacity is 600,000 tonnes. The company intends to commission a new ethylene complex with the capacity of 1 million tonnes per year in 2017. The cost of its construction is estimated at USD3 billion.

Nizhnekamskneftekhim is the largest petrochemical company, a leader in the production of synthetic rubber and plastics in the Russian Federation. The range of products includes more than 120 items. Major commodities are: synthetic general and special-purpose rubber, polystyrene (PS), polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE).
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PS, PE, ethylene, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Russia.
Category:General News
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