Ukraine PVC production grows by 15% in 2019

Author: Sergey Karaichentsev


MOSCOW (MRC)--Karpatneftekhim, Ukraine’s largest petrochemical plant,  increased its output of suspension polyvinyl chloride (SPVC) in the Ukrainian market by 15% year on year to 240,400 tonnes, according to MRC’s ScanPlast report.

December’s SPVC production of the Ukrainian producer rose to 23,550 tonnes from 21,700 tonnes a month earlier.

Overall output of SPVC reached 204,400 tonnes in 2019, compared to 209,840 tonnes a year earlier.

Currently, the Kalush plant in the Ivano-Frankivsk region can produce annually 300,000 tonnes of PVC, 200,000 tonnes of caustic soda, about 180,000 tonnes of chlorine, as well as 250,000 tonnes of ethylene and 100,000 tonnes of polyethylene.

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