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Fire at Ufaorgsintez did not lead to shutdowns of PE and PP production

January 27/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- A fire at Ufaorgsintez (a subsidiary of ANK Bashneft, part of PJSC "NK Rosneft") did not lead to a shutdown of low density polyethylene (LDPE) and polypropylene (PP) production capacities, according to ICIS-MRC Price report.

On 25 January, two containers with a methane-hydrogen fraction caught fire at the Ufa plant, and the blaze was extinguished in the morning of 26 January. The plant"s customers said the fire was not critical for polymer production. PP production has been operating normally, whereas the LDPE production has temporarily reduced its capacity utilisation, thus, production of 158 grade polyethylene (PE) was suspended. 

As MRC reported earlier, Ufaorgsintez resumed PP production on 13 October, 2020 after the shutdown for a scheduled maintenance. The outage was quite long and started on 12 September. Ufaorgsintez"s overall PP production capacities are 120,000 tonnes/year.

Ufaorgsintez is one of the largest Russian plants specializing in the large-scale production of high-quality organic synthesis products and polymer materials, providing about 30% of phenol produced in Russia, 15% of polyethylene and 8% of polypropylene. The company occupies a leading position in the country as regards the output of acetone and is the only manufacturer of rubber with dicyclopentanediene, and now also with ethylidene norbornene.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, LDPE, Rosneft, Bashneft, Ufaorgsyntez, Russia.
Category:General News
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