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Polief partially suspended production due to leakage

October 11/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) - The Polief, part of SIBUR holding, partially suspended the production process due to a leak from a tank with industrial effluents, the company told Interfax.

The leak occurred due to the collapse of a part of the wall of a concrete structure. To investigate the cause of the incident, the company will create a commission, according to the website of the company. Eight tonnes of industrial effluents leaked from a 20-tonnes tank.

The waste fell "on the adjacent territory", no one was injured in the incident, the Ministry of Emergency Situations informed. Emergency recovery work was carried out by 167 people, 83 pieces of equipment are involved, an obstruction wall has been created on the way of drains. The quality of drinking water is examined every hour by Ufavodokanal on 105 indicators. This is the third accident at the enterprise over the past six months.

As MRC reported previously, Polief launched the production of terephthalic acid (PTA) in Blagoveshchensk in September 2019. The modernisation of the production of terephthalic acid (PTA) at Polyef was completed in mid-August. The volume of consumption of PTA in the Russian market is about 500,000 tonnes per year. Thus, the reconstruction of the existing production at Polief with an increase in the production capacity of the product from 272,000 tonnes to 350,000 tonnes per year will significantly replace imports.

SIBUR began the reconstruction of the production of PTA in Blagoveshchensk in December 2017. Polief is the only producer of terephthalic acid in Russia; it is 100% owned by SIBUR; it produces terephthalic acid and polyethylene terephthalate - raw materials for the production of food packaging.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PET-granulate, terephthalic acid, PET bottles, PET films, PET preforms, POLIEF, Sibur Holding.
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