Gazprom neftekhim Salavat restarts PE production after turnaround

12 October 2016 11:20 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Gazprom neftekhim Salavat (GNS), one of the largest Russian petrochemical producers, has resumed production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) following scheduled maintenance work, according to customers of the company.

Maintenance started from 1 October and finished on 8 October. The producer fully restarted HDPE production by 10 October. The plant’s HDPE capacity is 120,000 tonnes/year.

Kazanorgsintez on 20 September shut its 540,000 tonne/year HDPE production for three-weeks of preventative maintenance. The facility will begin the gradual resumption of PE production from 14 October. 

Stavrolen had to suspend some HDPE production on 7 October because of technical issues but the producer plans to restart PE production by 13 October.

As MRC reported earlier, Gazprom neftekhim Salavat produced 24,400 tonnes of low-density polyethylene and 73,800 tonnes of HDPE, respectively.

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat's monomer plant products include ethylene, propylene, styrene, polyethylene, polystyrene products, including GPPS, HIPS, and EPS, HDPE, LDPE, ethylene, propylene, styrene, polystyrene (general purpose and high impact), low density polyethylene, high density polyethylene.

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By Sergey Karaichentsev