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PE output in Russia grew by 29% in January-September 2013

October 29/2013

MOSCOW (MRC) -- The overall output of polyethylene (PE) in Russia rose by 29% in the first nine months of 2013. "Gazprom neftekhim Salavat" and Stavrolen accounted for the largest increase in production this year, according MRC ScanPlast.

PE total in Russia grew to about 1,245,000 tonnes in January-September 2013 from 963,000 tonnes during the same period a year earlier. "Gazprom neftekhim Salavat"  increased significantly its capacity utilisation this year, the production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) rose by 78%. Stavrolen was shut down during nine months because of the failure in 2012, the plant produced about 228,500 tonnes of PE in 2013.

The total output in terms of PE grades is, as follows.

The overall HDPE production was around 764,000 tonnes in January-September this year, while a year earlier it was 502,300 tonnes. "Gazprom neftekhim Salavat" accounted for a major growth of production (+78%) up to 51,500 tonnes this year. The largest producer Kazanorgsintez increased HDPE production by 4% to 346,300 tonnes. Nizhnekamskneftekhim reduced its HDPE output by 2% to 152,000 tonnes because of scheduled and unscheduled outages at the ethylene unit.

The output of low density polyethylene (LDPE) grew up to 466,500 tonnes in the first nine months of the year from 446,300 tonnes in the previous year. All Russian producers increased their LDPE capacity utilisation with the exception of Tomskneftekhim. The Tomsk plant reduced its LDPE production by 14% to 159,000 tonnes because of a long outage for maintenance in July-August.

The Angarsk Polymer Plant raised its LDPE production to 27,600 tonnes, an increase of 24% year on year, despite a prolonged turnaround (about 50 days). Kazanorgsintez increased its LDPE output to 163,400 tonnes (up 11% year on year), "Gazprom neftekhim Salavat" raised its production to 26,000 tonnes (an increase of 7%). Ufaorgsintez produced about 69,000 tonnes of LDPE, up by 2% year on year.

Nizhnekamskneftekhim produced about 14,400 tonnes of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) in January-September 2013, which  virtually equals its LLDPE output in 2012.

Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, Tomskneftekhim, Angarsk Polymers Plant, Gazprom neftekhim Salavat, Kazanorgsyntez, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Stavrolen, Ufaorgsyntez, Russia.
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