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Karpatneftekhim shuts PVC and HDPE production

October 30/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- The Ukrainian plant Karpatneftekhim (Kalush, Ivano-Frankivsk region) has shut down its suspension polyvinyl chloride (SPVC) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) production capacities for a scheduled maintenance, according to ICIS-MRC Price report.

The plant"s customers said the Ukrainian producer had taken off-stream its SPVC and HDPE production capacities for a scheduled turnaround by the beginning of this week. The outage will last for several weeks until 18 November.

Karpatneftekhim produced 53,900 tonnes of HDPE and 205,000 tonnes of PVC in the first nine months of 2020, down by 19%  and up by 19%, respectively, year on year.

Karpatneftekhim is one of the largest enterprises of Ukraine"s petrochemical complex. Currently, the plant can produce annually 300,000 tonnes of PVC, 200,000 tonnes of caustic soda, about 180,000 tonnes of chlorine, as well as 250,000 tonnes of ethylene and 100,000 tonnes of polyethylene.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PVC, PE, SPVC, HDPE, Karpatneftekhim, Ukraine.
Category:General News
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