Russia’s Kazanorgsintez resumes HDPE production

19 October 2017 12:07 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Russian producer Kazanorgsintez, a subsidiary of TAIF Group, has resumed production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) after a shutdown for a scheduled turnaround, according to a MRC Price Report.

Kazanorgsintez began gradually resuming its HDPE production on 17 October after the scheduled maintenance.

Sources at the plant said the full resumption of production would take several days and would have been finished by the beginning of next week.

It was also reported that commercial production would be received only by the weekend.

The outage at Kazanorgsintez was long,  partially beginning on 12 September and extended to a complete shutdown on 28 September.

As reported earlier, HDPE production at Stavrolen (part of Lukoil) was still shut for maintenance.

The partial resumption of polyethylene (PE) production at the Budyonovsk plant is expected in November, and the plant will reach the full capacity utilisation only in January 2018.

The plant"s annual production capacity is 300,000 tonnes.

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

By Sergey Karaichentsev