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Five PP productions will be shut for scheduled maintenance works in Russia in September

August 21/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) - Five producers of polypropylene (PP) intend to shut their capacities for the scheduled maintenance works in September. The longest turnaround will be at Stavrolen, according to the ICIS-MRC Price Report.

The upcoming September will be unusual  for the Russian PP market, as five producers plan to shut their capacities at once. At the same time, in most cases, scheduled maintenance works will be short, the only exception is Stavrolen, which intends to stop production for more than 40 days.

So, in the early days of the calendar autumn, their capacities for carrying out repair work will be shut by Stavrolen (from 1 September) and Tomskneftekhim (from 5 September for two weeks), the annual PP production capacities at these producers are 120,000 tonnes and 140,000 tonnes/year respectively.

Ufaorgsintez plans to shut the production of polypropylene from 12 September, the shutdown is planned for 12 days. The plant"s annual production capacity is 120,000 tonnes.

Poliom and Nizhnekamskneftekhim are expected to shut their PP plants for two weeks and one week respectively in the second half of September; their annual capacity are 230,000 and 210,000 tonnes/year, respectively. Producers have not yet announced the exact dates of the shutdowns.

It is worth noting that currently in Russia there are seven producers of polypropylene, the total annual capacity of which is 1.45 ml tonnes. ZapSibNeftekhim will start up new production with a capacity of 500,000 tonnes/year by the end of this year.


mrcplast.com
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, Stavrolen, Ufaorgsyntez.
Category:General News
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