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Scheduled shutdowns for maintenance at Russian HDPE plants come to end

October 22/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia"s two largest producers of high density polyethylene (HDPE) - Kazanorgsintez and Stavrolen - have resumed their operations after long maintenance works, according to ICIS-MRC Price report.

The plants" customers said Kazanorgsintez and Stavrolen had completely resumed their HDPE production by Monday, 21 October, after the shutdown for turnarounds. The outages were planned and began on 6 September and 26 September, respectively. These are the last scheduled turnarounds at Russian plants this year.

PJSC "Kazanorgsintez" (part of TAIF Group) is one of Russia"s largest plants. Kazanorgsintez produces 40% of overall Russian polyethylene (PE) and is the country"s largest exporter. To date, the plant produces PE, polycarbonate (PC), PE pipes, phenol, acetone, bisphenol A. Kazanorgsintez is Russia"s only PC producer. It manufactures a total of 170 items of products. Kazanorgsintez"s annual output is 1.6 million tonnes. The plant"s annual HDPE production capacity is 540,000 tonnes, its output totalled 401,500 tonnes in the first nine months of 2019, up by 1% year on year.

Stavrolen"s (part of Lukoil) HDPE production capacity is  300,000 tonnes. The plant"s overall HDPE output exceeded 214,200 tonnes in January-September 2019, down by 4% year on year.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, HDPE, Kazanorgsintez, Stavrolen, Russia.
Category:General News
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