MOSCOW (MRC)--Stavrolen, Russia’s major polyolefins producer, has shut production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) for a short turnaround, according to an ICIS-MRC Price Report with reference to the plant’s customers.
Stavrolen shut down its PP and HDPE production for a scheduled short maintenance on 1 April. The plant’s customers said the outage would last only 10 days.
According to MRC’s ScanPlast, the Budyonovsk plant produced 40,100 tonnes of PE and 19,600 tonnes of PP in the first two months of the year.
Stavrolen, a subsidiary of Lukoil, is the second-largest Russian producer of HDPE after Kazanorgsintez and the fifth-largest PP producer. Stavrolen’s HDPE and PP production capacities are 300,000 tonnes/year and 120,000 tonnes/year, respectively.
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