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Angarsk Polymer Plant resumes PE production

September 01/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Angarsk Polymers Plant has resumed its low density polyethylene (LDPE) production after an unscheduled shutdown because of a technical issues at the ethylene unit, according to ICIS-MRC Price report.

The plant"s customers said Angarsk Polymers Plant had brought on-stream its LDPE production by 28 August after the forced shutdown due to technical problems at its ethylene production. And the first shipments of polyethylene (PE) to customers began on 31 August. The outage lasted slightly over two weeks and began on 10 August The plant"s annual production capacity is about 75,000 tonnes.

As reported earlier, Ufaorgsintez has begun a gradual shutdown for maintenance, which will last until 11 October, at its LDPE production capacities since 25 August. Tomskneftekhim (for two weeks from 2 September) and Kazanorgsintez (shutdown in two phases from 17 September to 13 October) will also shut down their production capacities for turnarounds.

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.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, LDPE, ethylene, Tomskneftekhim, Angarsk Polymers Plant, Kazanorgsintez, Ufaorgsyntez, Russia.
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