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Linear PE imports to Russia exceeded 110 KT

January 17/2011
MOSCOW (MRC) -- Import supplies of linear PE to the Russian market in 2010 increased by 20% compared to 2009 and beat the record of 110 KT, according to MRC analysts.

Linear polyethylene is one of few large capacity polymers demand for which didnt fall even during the crisis. In pre-crisis 2008 total volume of linear PE imports made about 82 KT. In 2009 polymer supplies from external suppliers increased by 15%.

The main driver of demand for linear PE is films sector, particularly, sector of cast stretch-films production.

At present in this sector about a dozen of producers work, whose total capacity exceeds 120 KT.

Recently demand for linear PE has considerably grown in the sectors of injection-molding and rotational molding  production of overall products. Upcoming trend is the sector of pressure pipes production with the use of linea polyethylene PERT.

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