MOSCOW (MRC)--Russia’s polyolefins producer Stavrolen has shut production of polypropylene (PP) due to technical problems, according to a MRC Price Report.
According to sources, Stavrolen shut PP production on 1 March, and the outage is expected to take only a few days.
Stavrolen, a subsidiary of Lukoil, has production capacities of 120,000 tonnes/year for low density polyethylene (LPDE) and of 300,000 tonnes/year for high density polyethylene (HDPE).
In 2018, the company produced 111,800 tonnes of LDPE and 293,600 tonnes of HDPE, up by 11% and 26%, respectively, year on year.
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