Russia’s SayanskKhimPlast shuts down PVC plant for maintenance

26 July 2017 14:20 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Russian producer SayanskKhimplast, in the Irkutsk region, has began a gradual shutdown at its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production capacities to proceed with an scheduled turnaround, according to the ICIS-MRC’s Price report.

The plant’s representative said the process of shutting down PVC production started on 24 July, adding the shutdown would last for approximately 30 days.

The company said in June it had completed tests to increase production capacities at the site for PVC, caustic soda and chlorine.

According to the source, PVC’s production capacity will now stand at 350,000 tonnes/year, 216,000 tonnes/year of caustic soda and 183,600 tonnes/year of chlorine.

This was the second scheduled shutdown for maintenance at Russian PVC plants this year.

Bashkir Soda Company, with a PVC annual production capacity of 240,000 tonnes, took its production offline for maintenance on 15 July.

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

By Sergey Karaichentsev