Kazakhstan’s Neftekhim shuts PP plant on lack of feedstock from Pavlodar refinery

Author: Sergey Karaichentsev

2020/04/29

MOSCOW (MRC)--Kazakhstan’s only producer of polypropylene (PP) Neftekhim has shut down its production for an  unscheduled maintenance, according to an MRC Price report.

Sources said the PP facility shut PP production on 26 April on the back of lack of feedstock shipments from the Pavlodar refinery, which has suspended operations after a sharp decrease in demand.

The plant’s PP production capacity stands at 45,000 tonnes/year.

Neftekhim also produces methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).

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