Ukraine’s Karpatneftekhim shuts HDPE, PVC units for maintenance

Source: ICIS News


MOSCOW (MRC)--Ukraine’s Karpatneftekhim petrochemical plant, the largest in the country, has taken offline production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for maintenance, according to ICIS-MRC Price report.

The scheduled turnaround started on 5 November and is expected to conclude around 4 December for HDPE and a few days later for PVC.

Karpatneftekhim resumed operations in June 2017 after a five-year outage.

Karpatneftekhim has capacities to produce 300,000 tonnes/year of PVC, 200,000 tonnes/year of caustic soda, about 180,000 tonnes/year of chlorine, as well as 250,000 tonnes/year of ethylene and 100,000 tonnes/year of polyethylene (PE).

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