Kazanorgsintez shuts LDPE production for lengthy turnaround

18 April 2017 09:23 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Kazanorgsintez (part of TAIF Group) has shut down its low density polyethylene (LDPE) production for a long turnaround, according to the ICIS-MRC Price Report.

Kazanorgsintez, Russia’s second largest LDPE producer, has started scheduled maintenance at its production site in Kazan, southwest Russia.

The plant’s representatives said all reactors were taken off-stream for the turnaround on 13 April. The outage will be long and will last about one month. The plant’s annual production capacity is 225,000 tonnes.

This is the first shutdown at Russian LDPE plants this year. July will account for the peak of the shutdowns for maintenance, when Angarsk Polymer Plant, Gazprom neftekhim Salavat and Tomskneftekhim will take off-stream their production capacities.

According to MRC’s data, Kazanorgsintez’s LDPE output was 59,900 tonnes in the first quarter of 2017, whereas this figure did not exceed 55,000 tonnes a year earlier.

PJSC "Kazanorgsintez" is one of the largest plants of the Russian Federation (Group of Companies JSC "TAIF"). It produces over 38% of all Russian PE and is its largest exporter.

To date, the plant produces PE, polycarbonate (PC), PE pipes, phenol, acetone, bisphenol A. Kazanorgsintez is Russia’s only PC producer. It manufactures a total of 170 items of products.

MRC, a partner of ICIS, produces polymers news and pricing reports from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

By Sergey Karaichentsev