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Kaustik Volgograd shut PVC production

May 16/2019
MOSCOW (MRC) -- Volgograd Kaustik, Russia"s fourth largest polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer, has begun shutting down its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production capacities for a scheduled turnaround, according to ICIS-MRC Price Report.

The plant"s customers said the shutdown of PVC production for scheduled maintenance started from 15 May. The outage will be short and will last for three weeks. The plant"s PVC production capacity is 90,000 tonnes/year.

It is also worth noting that next shutdowns for maintenance at Russian PVC plants are scheduled from mid-July.
SayanskKhimPlast and Bashkir Soda Company, which  annual capacities are 350,000 tonnes and 240,000 tonnes, respectively, will take off-stream their production capacities for maintenance.

PVC production at Volgograd Kaustik was launched in December 1972 with the assistance of the Japanese firm Kureh"s specialists. Nikokhim Group is one of the leaders of the Russian chemical industry, the main production assets of which are located in the southern industrial hub of Volgograd.

The holding company includes: JSC Kaustik is the principal plant of the group, manufactures basic products - caustic soda, chloroparaffins, synthetic hydrochloric acid, chlorine trademark, polyvinyl chloride, sodium hypochlorite, etc .; CJSC NikoMag - production of anti-icing materials, magnesium chloride, magnesium oxide and hydroxide; Zirax, Ltd. - production of high-purity reagents for various industries and JSC Poligran - the production of plastic compounds and rigid PVC compounds.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PVC, liquid caustic soda, kausticheskaya soda, EPVC, SPVC, rigid caustic soda, Kaustik Volgograd.
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