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Shintech running operations at its PVC complex in Louisiana at reduced rates after fire

July 29/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Shintech, a subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. and the largest US polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer, has been running its PVC production capacities at Plaquemine, Louisiana, complex at reduced rates after fire, reported S&P Global with reference to market sources.

One unit with the capacity of 445,000 mt/year of PVC was shut on 2 July, 2021, after lightning struck and ignited a fire at a transformer at the site, and it still remained off-line in mid-July. The company's overall production capacity for PVC at its Plaquemine site is 1.606 mln mt/year.

Market sources said the interruption has reduced Shintech's August export volume availability,

As MRC informed earlier, in late Marchl, 2020, Shintech shut its PVC facility in Freeport, Texas for a turnaround. The complany ended maintenance works at its 1.4 million mt/year PVC complex in Freeport in early May, 2020.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's overall production of unmixed PVC totalled 515,900 tonnes in the first half of 2021, up by 1% year on year. At the same time, two producers reduced their output.

Shintech Inc. is the world's largest producer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). PVC is a general-use resin that is finding wide application in goods used in daily life and a significant number of industrial materials. Shintech is committed to operating safe and environmentally responsible facilities
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PVC, SPVC, Shin-Etsu, Shintech, USA.
Category:General News
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