MOSCOW (MRC)--Russian producers of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) maintained average January capacity utilisation of over 93%, with total volumes amounting to 87,760 tonnes, according to MRC ScanPlast.
January production of unmixed PVC in Russia decreased compared to the 89,800 tonnes recorded January 2018, but was up against the and 87,600 tonnes in December 2018. Overall PVC production reached 958,600 tonnes in January-December 2018, compared to 906,200 tonnes a year earlier.
RusVinyl, a joint venture of SIBUR and SolVin, produced about 29,500 tonnes of PVC in January, with about 2,500 tonnes of which accounted for emulsion polyvinyl chloride (EPVC), compared to 31,300 tonnes in January 2018 and 29,000 tonnes a month earlier.
SayanskKhimPlast in January 2019 produced 27,700 tonnes of SPVC, while in January and December last year it was 27,100 tonnes and 27,300 tonnes respectively. Total PVC production at SayanskKhimPlast in 2018 was 278,8500 tonnes.
Bashkir Soda Company (BSC) in January produced about 23,000 tonnes of SPVC, compared to 23,300 tonnes in January and 23,700 tonnes in December a year earlier. Total SPVC production at Bashkir Soda Company in 2018 was 253,400 tonnes.
Kaustik Volgograd in January 2019 produced about 7,600 tonnes of SPVC, while in January and December last year it was 8,200 tonnes and 7,700 tonnes respectively. Total PVC production at Kaustik in 2019 reached about 92,200 tonnes.
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