MOSCOW (MRC)--Production volumes of high density polyethylene (HDPE) in Russia reached 154,600 tonnes in the first two months of the year, practically flat year on year, according MRC ScanPlast.
February production of HDPE in Russia decreased to 73,500 tonnes, whereas a month earlier this figure was 81,100 tonnes.
Last month, all Russian producers decreased their volumes of HDPE production.
Russia’s February HDPE production at Kazanorgsintez decreased to 41,200 tonnes from 44,800 tonnes a month earlier.
The Kazan plant’s overall HDPE production was 86,000 tonnes in January-February 2018, up by 6% year on year.
Stavrolen also reduced output of HDPE last month, to 23,300 tonnes against 26,000 tonnes in January.
The plant’s HDPE output reached 49,300 tonnes in January-February 2018, up 2% year on year.
Gazprom neftekhim Salavat cut capacity utilisation and February HDPE production at the plant reached about 9,000 tonnes, compared with 10,300 tonnes in January.
Total HDPE production at the plant reached 19,400 tonnes in January-February 2018, up 28% year on year.
Nizhnekamskneftekhim switched to linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) production in the early November, and will continue to produce it until May.
The company produced only 65,600 tonnes of HDPE in 2017.
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