Russia’s Ufaorgsintez shuts PE units for maintenance

Author: Sergey Karaichentsev

2021/06/07

MOSCOW (MRC)--Ufaorgsintez has shut down operations at some of its low density polyethylene (LDPE) capacities for a scheduled turnaround, according to an MRC Price report.

UOS shut its second LDPE line, producing 158 and 153 grade PE, for a one-week scheduled maintenance on 1 June; the first LDPE line, producing 108 grade PE,, will be shut for scheduled maintenance in September.

Ufaorgsintez’s LDPE production capacity stands at 90,000 tonnes/year; it also has production capacities for polypropylene (PP) at 120,000 tonnes/year.

The company is the petrochemicals subsidiary of Bashneft.

Producers Angarsk Polymers Plant and Tomskneftekhim will also shut down their LDPE production capacities for turnarounds in June.

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