PE production in Belarus up in January-August

11 September 2018 13:27 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Belarus’ overall production of low density polyethylene (LDPE) totalled 42,800 tonnes in the first eight months of 2018, up by 10% year on year, reported MRC analysts.

According to the National Statistics Committee of Belarus, the local LDPE Polymir reduceded its capacity utilisation in August  to slightly over 5,500 tonnes of polyethylene (PE) versus 6,200 tonnes a month earlier. The company's total LDPE output was slightly over 42,800 tonnes in January-August 2018, compared to 38,900 tonnes a year earlier.

As reported earlier, the Belarusian producer plans to reach full capacity utilisation at its PE production by late November. Because of the fire at the ethylene unit in June 2016, Polymir was forced to reduce its capacity utilisation at LDPE production almost two-fold.

The plant’s annual production capacity is 130,000 tonnes.

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By Sergey Karaichentsev