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Ecopet plans in January 2020 to shut PET production for scheduled maintenances

September 06/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) - Ecopet, the largest producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in Russia and Eastern Europe, plans to shut the production of PET for scheduled repairs in January 2020, according to ICIS-MRC Price Report.

According to the source, the scheduled maintenance works will last about one month. Plant capacities were loaded at a level close to maximum.

The producer have built up stocks of PET chips for a period of preventive shutdown.

Ecopet shipped a small batch of PET to the US market in the first time after a long break.

It was previously reported that in May 2017, Alco-Nafta CJSC was reorganized into a joint-stock company, and from June 26, 2017 it was renamed Ecopet AO.

The company is based on the territory of the free economic zone of the Kaliningrad region. The plant"s total PET production capacities are 220,000 tonnes per year. PET chips are produced under the EcoPet trademark and is used for the production of food packaging and PET bottles.


mrcplast.com
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PET-granulate, PET bottles, PET preforms, Ekopet, Russia.
Category:General News
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