MOSCOW (MRC)--Polycarbonate (PC) production at the Kazanorgsintez plant in August amounted to 5,100 tonnes against 1,500 tonnes a month earlier, according to the ICIS-MRC Price Report.
Production of the extrusion grade PC-007 UL1 was 4,700 tonnes, or 91% of the production volume for the month.
Because of Kazanorgsintez’s shutdown for maintenance in July overall production at the plant dropped by 9% in the first eight months of 2017 to 43,600 tonnes from 48,000 tonnes a year earlier.
The output of extrusion grades was 37,700 tonnes or 86% of the total PC production in January-August 2017, compared to 42,400 tonnes or 88% for the first eight months of last year.
Exports of Kazanorgsintez’s PC dropped by 28% year on year in the first eight months of 2017 to 4,900 tonnes from 6,800 tonnes a year earlier.
Supply of Kazanorgsintez’s PC into the domestic market dropped by 6% year on year in the first eight months of 2017 to 38,700 tonnes from 41,200 tonnes a year earlier.
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