Russia’s Stavrolen resumes PP production after scheduled maintenance

27 October 2017 13:17 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Stavrolen, a major producer of polyolefins in Russia, has resumed production of polypropylene (PP) after a long scheduled shutdown, according to sources.

Stavrolen completely resumed PP production on 26 October, after a long-planned scheduled maintenance.

According to the sources, the first shipment of commodity polypropylene to the market is planned to be done on 27 October. The scheduled shutdown began 6 October, and initially was planned to last for two months.

It is also worth noting that capacities for high-density polyethylene (HDPE) production were shut for scheduled maintenances on 16 September. The shutdown was also planned to last two months but the relaunch will take place earlier.

Stavrolen, Lukoil's subsidiary, is Russia’s second largest HDPE producer after Kazanorgsintez and the fifth largest PP manufacturer. Stavrolen’s production capacities for HDPE and PP are 300,000 and 120,000 tonnes/year, respectively.

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By Sergey Karaichentsev