Polymir’s overall LDPE output was 25,800 tonnes in January-May 2017 versus 54,800 tonnes a year earlier. The plant has a production capacity of 130,000 tonnes/year.
According to the National Statistics Committee of Belarus, Polymir, the local LDPE manufacturer, produced about 5,000 tonnes of polyethylene (PE) in May, a similar amount than in April.
Polymir shut down its LDPE production for a scheduled turnaround on 3 June. The maintenance will be carried out in two stages, with some of the production capacities resuming operations on 17 June.
Polymir, part of Naftan, produces chemicals such LDPE, acrylic fibers, products of organic synthesis or hydrocarbon fractions.
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