Russia's Kazanorgsintez resumes LDPE production after turnaround

Author: Sergey Karaichentsev


MOSCOW (MRC)--Kazanorgsintez has restarted some of its low density polyethylene (LDPE) production capacities after a turnaround, according to the ICIS-MRC Price report.

The plant’s customers said Kazanorgsintez had completely resumed production at its third, 140,000 tonne/year LDPE line after the annual scheduled maintenance.

A gradual launch of production began a week earlier. The outage started on 19 April.

Kazanorgsintez produces 40% of Russia’s polyethylene (PE) and is the country’s largest exporter. It produces PE, polycarbonate (PC), PE pipes, phenol, acetone and bisphenol A.

The plant’s annual HDPE production capacity is 540,000 tonnes and its annual LDPE capacity is 225,000 tonnes.

The next turnarounds at Russian LDPE plants are scheduled for late June-early July. Angarsk Polymers Plant will shut down its production capacities for a month from 22 June and  Gazprom neftekhim Salavat will take its production off-stream from 1 July.

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