PC production in Russia remains flat in January-April 2017

25 May 2017 10:59 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Kazanorgsintez’s production of polycarbonate (PC) totalled 24,900 tonnes in January-April 2017, compared to 24,800 tonnes a year earlier, according to MRC’s ScanPlast report.

April output of material was 6,230 tonnes versus 6,665 tonnes a month earlier. The plant has been operating normally.

Since the beginning of the year, the plant has gradually increased its production of PC-007 UL1 extrusion grade, and in April, its output reached 99% of the total production for the month.

Overall production of the extrusion grade reached 20,700 tonnes in the first four months of 2017 or 83% of the plant’s total output, which equalled the last year’s structure. Injection moulding grades accounted for the rest of the output with 4,200 tonnes.

Kazanorgsintez did not ship the majority of its material for export in April, having focused on saturation of the domestic market.

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

By Sergey Karaichentsev