Angarsk Polymers Plant shut PE production

Author: Sergey Karaichentsev


MOSCOW (MRC)--Angarsk Polymers Plant has shut down its low density polyethylene (LDPE) production for a scheduled turnaround, according to ICIS-MRC Price Report.

The plant's customers said Angarsk Polymers Plant took off-stream its LDPE production for the scheduled maintenance on 21 June.

Production is expected to resume at the beginning of August. The plant's annual production capacity is about 75,000 tonnes.

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat shut down its LDPE production is scheduled for a turnaround on 12 July.

Angarsk Polymer Plant (controlled by Rosneft through OOO Neft-Aktiv) is the only petrochemical full-cycle plant in Eastern Siberia.

The bulk of the produced ethylene is used by the plant for the production of LDPE, styrene monomer (SM) and polystyrene (PS).

Straight-run gasoline and hydrocarbon gases, mainly produced by OAO Angarskaya NHK, are the feedstocks for the plant.

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