Russia's Khimprom Volgograd to increase methylene chloride output

21 March 2011 14:39  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Khimprom Volgograd is to increase its methylene chloride output, the Russian state-controlled chemical manufacturer said on Monday.

Khimprom Volgograd increased its methylene chloride output in February from 1,200 tonnes/month to 1,400 tonnes/month, the company said.

Production will be increased to 1,600 tonnes/month later this year, it added.

The increases were made possible after the company added a new unit capable of producing 400 tonnes/month.

Methylene chloride is widely used as a solvent.

Based in the Volgograd region of southern Russia, Khimprom makes about 70% of Russia's total methylene chloride output, 50% of chloroform, 45% of ethylene, 60% of calcium carbide and 12% of caustic soda.

In 2009, the company faced insolvency but its financial situation subsequently improved due to state support.

By: Sergei Blagov
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