Russia's Omsk Rubber halts acetone, phenol production

06 March 2014 15:02 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Omsk Rubber has stopped production of acetone and phenol at its petrochemicals complex in western Siberia following a fire and explosion at the site, the Russia-based producer said on Thursday.

Production was stopped following the incident, which took place at 10:35 Moscow time on Thursday, according to Omsk Rubber parent company Titan Group. All other production facilities at the site, located in the Omsk region of Sibera, continue normal operation, Titan added.

Omsk Rubber has capacities to produce 35,000 tonnes/year of acetone, and around 60,000 tonnes/year of phenol, nearly a quarter of Russia's total phenol output.

The company is also a key producer of butadiene rubber, MTBE and other chemical products in Russia, as well as of gasoline and diesel fuel.

By Sergei Blagov