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October HDPE output grew by 9% in Russia

November 21/2013

MOSCOW (MRC) -- The overall October output of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) in Russia rose by 9% from September. Stavrolen and Kazanorgsintez accounted for an increase in production, according MRC ScanPlast.

The HDPE production in Russia went up to 72,300 tonnes in October from 66,300 tonnes in September. Stavrolen and Kazanorgsintez increased their output last month, whereas the other two Russian producers - Nizhnekamskneftekhim and Gazprom neftekhim Salavat, on the contrary, decreased it.

Kazanorgsintez raised its output up to 30,700 tonnes in October after the September"s scheduled outage for maintenance. The plant"s overall HDPE production grew to 377,000 tonnes for the ten months of 2013 from 359,100  tonnes a year earlier.

Stavrolen increased its HDPE output up to 24,700 tonnes last month from 23,600 tonnes in the previous month. The plant"s HDPE production totalled 253,200 tonnes in January-October, 2013.

Nizhnekamskneftekhim switched to the production of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) in mid-October, resulting in a reduction of HDPE production to 9,200 tonnes. The plant"s HDPE output dropped to 146,700 tonnes for the ten months of 2013  from 155,900 tonnes in the same period last year.

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat reduced its HDPE production last month by 8% from September to 7,700 tonnes. The plant"s HDPE output grew to 59,200 tonnes in January-October this year from 34,800 tonnes a year earlier.

The overall HDPE output at Russian plants increased to 836,200 tonnes in January-October of 2013 from 572,200 tonbes in the same period of 2012.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, HDPE, Gazprom neftekhim Salavat, Kazanorgsyntez, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Stavrolen, Russia.
Category:General News
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