Russia Stavrolen resumes HDPE production after outage on technical issues

17 October 2016 10:50 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Stavrolen, Russia’s major polyolefins producer, resumed production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) after a shutdown due to technical issues, according to the ICIS-MRC Price report.

Stavrolen resumed production on Thursday 13 October following the forced outage. The plant stopped producing polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) on 7 October.

The outage at the plant’s PP production will last for another week.

In September, overall output of HDPE and PP at Stavrolen totalled 25,300 tonnes and 10,500 tonnes, respectively. The plant’s output of polymers reached 205,600 tonnes and 87,700 tonnes, respectively, in the first nine months of 2016.

Stavrolen (part of Lukoil) is Russia’s second largest HDPE producer after Kazanorgsintez and the fifth largest producer of PP in the country. Stavrolen’s HDPE and PP production capacities are 300,000 and 120,000 tonnes per year, respectively.

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By Sergey Karaichentsev