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Angarsk Polymer Plant resumes PE production

August 04/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Angarsk Polymers Plant has resumed its low density polyethylene (LDPE) production after a scheduled turnaround, according to ICIS-MRC Price Report.

The plant"s customers said Angarsk Polymers Plant brought on-stream its LDPE production on 31 July after the scheduled maintenance. The outage started on 22 June and lasted for more than one month. The plant"s annual production capacity is about 75,000 tonnes.

As reported earlier, Gazprom neftekhim Salavat intends to resume its LDPE production in the next few days after shutdown for a turnaround. The outage began on 1 July. The plant"s annual production capacity is 45,000 tonnes.

It is also worth noting that three producers simultaneously intend to shut their production capacities for a turnaround in late August-September: Ufaorgsintez (shutdown in two phases, the first one - in late August), Tomskneftekhim (for two weeks from 2 September) and Kazanorgsintez (shutdown n two phases from 17 September to 13 October).

Angarsk Polymer Plant (controlled by Rosneft through OOO Neft-Aktiv) is the only petrochemical full-cycle plant in Eastern Siberia. The bulk of the produced ethylene is used by the plant for the production of LDPE, styrene monomer (SM) and polystyrene (PS). Straight-run gasoline and hydrocarbon gases, mainly produced by OAO Angarskaya NHK, are the feedstocks for the plant.


mrcplast.com
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, LDPE, Gazprom neftekhim Salavat, Tomskneftekhim, Angarsk Polymers Plant, Kazanorgsintez, Ufaorgsyntez, Russia.
Category:General News
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