Russia's Kazanorgsintez shuts down PE production for scheduled maintenance

Source: ICIS News

2017/09/29

MOSCOW (MRC)--Kazanorgsintez (part of TAIF Group) has shut down its high density polyethylene (HDPE) production for a scheduled turnaround, according to the ICIS-MRC Price Report.

Kazanorgsintez had completely shut its polyethylene (PE) production for the planned maintenance by 28 September.

The plant’s representatives said the outage would be quite long, with full resumption of HDPE production scheduled for 19 October.

Along with HDPE production, some production capacities of low density polyethylene (LDPE) were also taken off-stream for a 5-day turnaround.

Thus, as of 28 September, production capacities of Russia’s two largest HDPE manufacturers - Stavrolen and Kazanorgsitez - were shut for maintenance.

Stavrolen took off-stream some of its production capacities for turnaround and modernization on 16 September, the plant’s annual capacity is 300,000 tonnes.

Kazanorgsintez produces over 38% of all Russian PE and is its largest exporter. To date, the plant produces PE, polycarbonate (PC), PE pipes, phenol, acetone, bisphenol A.

The plant's annual output is 1.6m tonnes and is Russia’s largest producer of high density polyethylene (HDPE). Annual HDPE production capacity is 540,000 tonnes and its annual LDPE capacity is 225,000 tonnes.

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