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PVC production in Russia grew by 21% over eleven months of 2015

December 22/2015

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia"s overall production of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) rose over the first eleven months of 2015 by 21% year on year and totalled 711,600 tonnes. All Russian plants increased their output, with the exception of SayanskKhimplast, according to MRC"s ScanPlast report.


November production of unmixed PVC in Russia grew to 69,500 tonnes from 63,300 tonnes because of the increased capacity utilisation at RusVinyl. Russia"s overall PVC production reached 711,600 tonnes from January to November 2015 versus 589,100 tonnes a year earlier. All plants increased their PVC production, SayanskKhimplast, a leader in the previous years, which was forced to reduce its output by 23% because of lower ethylene supply, being the exception. 

The PVC production structure by producers looked the following way over the stated period.


SayanskKhimplast had to cut its production to 13,600 tonnes last month from 18,100 tonnes in October because of an even greater reduction in ethylene supply from Angarsk Polymer Plant. As reported earlier, the Sayansk plant has been forced to operate at lower capacity utilisation since February due to a shortage of ethylene. As a consequence, the plant"s total production of suspension polyvinyl chloride (SPVC) fell to 193,200 tonnes over the first eleven months of the year, down by 25% year on year.

Bashkir Soda Company produced 21,600 tonnes of SPVC in November, whereas this figure was 22,100 tonnes in October. The Bashkir plant"s total output of resin rose to 220,200 tonnes from January to November 2015, up by 10% year on year. The producer is most likely to produce over 240,000 tonnes of PVC in 2015, which corresponds to the plant"s adopted strategy.

in November, RusVinyl (JV of SIBUR and SolVin) virtually reached 100% capacity utilisation both at its production of emulsion polyvinyl chloride (EPVC) and at its SPVC production. Last month"s output of these PVC grades was 2,200 tonnes and 24,100 tonnes, respectively, versus 1,050 tonnes and 14,300 tonnes in October. Thus, the plant"s overall production of resin totalled 210,900 tonnes (8,400 tonnes of EPVC) over the first eleven months of the year, whereas this figure did not exceed 32,000 tonnes a year earlier.

Kaustik (Volgograd) slightly increased its production last month, the output of SPVC was about 8,000 tonnes versus 7,800 tonnes a month earlier. The plant"s total production of resin exceeded 87,300 tonnes from January to November 2015, up by virtually 5% year on year. The increased output was mainly achieved due to a delay of a scheduled shutdown for maintenance (the turnaround was postponed from October 2015 to March 2016).

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Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PVC, EPVC, SPVC, ethylene, Rusvinyl, Nizhni Novgorod, Solvin, Bashkir Soda Company, Kaustik Volgograd, SayanskKhimPlast, Sibur Holding, Russia.
Category:General News
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