According to the National Statistics Committee of Belarus, the local LDPE producer Polymir increased capacity utilisation in June and produced slightly over 5,600 tonnes of polyethylene (PE) versus 3,400 tonnes a month earlier.
Polymir’s total LDPE output was slightly over 31,000 tonnes in January-June 2018, compared to 28,500 tonnes a year earlier.
As reported earlier, Polymir shut down its LDPE production for a scheduled overhaul from 5 May to 20 May.
The Belarusian producer also plans to reach full capacity utilisation at its PE production by late November. Due to a fire occurred in the ethylene unit in 2016, Polymir was forced to reduce its capacity utilisation at LDPE production by almost two-fold.
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