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OxyChem conducted PVC turnaround in Texas in May

June 01/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- OxyChem, the chemical division of Occidental Petroleum, had planned for a turnaround at its  polyvinyl cloride (PVC) plant in Pasadena, Texas,  in April, but the work was pushed to May, reported S&P Global with reference to a source familiar with company operations.

The turnaround is slated to last seven to 10 days.

This plant's production capacity is 1 million mt/year.

Initially, the company planned to conduct seven-day maintenance works at this plant in April, 2020.

As MRC wrote before, OxyChem's La Porte complex has 1,250,000 tpa of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) production capacity, which suffered a production upset in late June, 2015. VCM is an intermediate material that is later transformed into PVC.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russian producers of unmixed PVC decreased capacity utilisation in April. However, Russia's overall PVC output totalled 351,000 tonnes in January-April 2020, up by 2% year on year.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OxyChem) is a California-based oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, the Middle East, North Africa, and South America. Oxychem is Oxy"s Texas-based subsidiary which manufacture polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda used in plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PVC, SPVC, OxyChem, Rossiya, USA.
Category:General News
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