Russia's NKNKh increases 10-month polymer production

09 November 2011 14:05  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russian major petrochemical producer Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNKh) said on Wednesday its polymer production increased year on year in the first 10 months of 2011.

In January-October, NKNKhs total output of high density polyethylene (HDPE) was up by 25% year on year, at 163,000 tonnes, the company said.

Polypropylene (PP) output increased by 6.5% year on year, at 175,000 tonnes, and polystyrene (PS) production reached 156,000 tonnes, or 2.5% up on the corresponding period in 2010.

NKNKh produced 118,450 tonnes of butyl rubber, a 6.5% rise year on year, it said.

The company, based in Tatarstan, Central Russia, produces more than half of Russias butyl rubber output, and nearly half of the countrys PS output.

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By: Sergei Blagov
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