Gazprom neftekhim Salavat shuts HDPE production for turnaround

04 October 2016 10:19 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Gazprom neftekhim Salavat  (GNS), one of the largest Russian petrochemical producers, shut production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) for scheduled maintenance work, according to customers of the company.

Maintenance work started from 1 of October and will take about a week and the producer plans to restart HDPE production by 8 of October. The plant’s HDPE capacity is 120,000 tonnes/year.

As MRC reported earlier, Gazprom neftekhim Salavat produced 24,400 tonnes of low-density polyethylene and 73,800 tonnes of HDPE in the first eight months of 2016, respectively.

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat is one of Russia’s largest complexes for oil refining and the production of petroleum and petrochemical products. Its monomer plant products include ethylene; propylene, styrene, polyethylene, polystyrene products, including GPPS, HIPS, and EPS, HDPE, LDPE.

MRC, a partner of ICIS, produces polymers news and pricing reports from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

By Sergey Karaichentsev