Ukraine’s Karpatneftekhim shuts PE production
MOSCOW (MRC)–Karpatneftekhim (Kalush, Ivano-Frankivsk region), Ukraine’s largest petrochemical plant, shut down its high density polyethylene (HDPE) production, according to ICIS-MRC Price report.
Market sources said the Ukrainian producer was forced to take off-stream its PP production on 23 September due to technical issues. The outage will not last long, and polyethylene (PE) production is planned to resume operations by 28 September The plant’s annual production capacity is 120,000 tonnes.
Karpatneftekhim is one of the largest enterprises of Ukraine’s petrochemical complex. Currently, the plant 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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