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EPC to restart its PVC plant in Egypt after unscheduled shutdown

March 25/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Egyptian Petrochemicals Company (EPC), Egypts local polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer, plans to restart its PVC plant by the beginning of next week after an unscheduled shutdown, reproted NCT with reference to a source from the company.

The plant with a nameplate capacity of 80,000 tons/year of PVC was taken off-stream after a fire that broke out on March 19, Friday. 

A shortage of ethylene was cited as another reason behind the shutdown.

"We have limited stocks and we are only delivering to the local market," the source reported.

We remind that in late March, 2020, another major petrochemical producer in Egypt - The Egyptian Propylene and Polypropylene Company (EPPC), one of two producers of propylene and polypropylene (PP) in Egypt - resumed production at its polypropylene (PP) plant at Port Said, Egypt after a planned turnaround. The maintenance works at this plant with a capacity of 350,000 tons/year of PP began in early February, 2020.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's overall PVC production reached 169,200 tonnes in the first two months of 2021, down 4% year on year. All producers decreased production volumes over the reported period.

Egyptian Petrochemicals Company is one of the Egyptian petroleum sector companies and a subsidiary of the Egyptian Holding Company for Petrochemicals Company. Egyptian Petrochemicals is the first petrochemical company produces of PVC originating in the Arab Republic of Egypt.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PVC, PP, SPVC, propylene, petrochemistry, Egyptian Petrochemicals Company (EPC), EPPC, Egypt, Russia.
Category:General News
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