PVC production resumes at Kaustik Volgograd plant

20 October 2017 13:39 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Kaustik resumed its Volgograd polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production after a scheduled turnaround, according to the ICIS-MRC’s Price report.

The plant’s representative said works on the resumption of PVC production have begun since 18 September after a long outage for maintenance. The outage began on 25 September, and the plant annual production capacity is 90,000 tonnes. Kaustik is part of the Nikokhim Group.

This was the last scheduled turnaround at Russian PVC plants this year. Bashkir Soda Company and SayanskKhimPlast conducted turnarounds in July-August.

As reported earlier, Kaustik Volgograd’s overall output of resin reached 67,700 tonnes in the first nine months of 2017, compared to 64,800 a year earlier.

PVC production was launched at Kaustik Volgograd in December 1972 with the assistance of the Japanese firm Kureh’s specialists.

Nikokhim Group is one of the leaders of the Russian chemical industry, the main production assets of which are located in the southern industrial hub of Volgograd.

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By Sergey Karaichentsev