Kazanorgsintez resumes LDPE production

Author: Sergey Karaichentsev


MOSCOW (MRC)--Kazanorgsintez has begun a restart of its low-density polyethylene (LDPE) production capacities after shutdown for a scheduled turnaround, according to ICIS-MRC Price Report.

A plant representatives said that consecutive works on resuming operations at Kazanorgsintez's third LDPE line began on 5 May.

The full shutdown of this LDPE line was carried out on 12 April, and the full capacity utilisation was expected to be reached by the end of last week. The third line"s production capacity is 140,000 tonnes/year.

It is also worth noting that next shutdowns for maintenance at Russian LDPE plants are scheduled for July. Thus, Angarsk Polymers Plant and Gazprom neftekhim Salavat will take off-stream their production capacities for turnarounds.

Part of TAIF Group, Kazanorgsintez is one of Russia's largest plants. Kazanorgsintez produces 40% of overall Russian polyethylene (PE) and is the country"s largest exporter. To date, the plant produces PE, polycarbonate (PC), PE pipes, phenol, acetone, bisphenol A.

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