Ukraine’s Karpatneftekhim to shut HDPE, PVC production for Nov maintenance

04 October 2018 12:40 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Ukraine’s largest petrochemical plant, Karpatneftekhim, plans to take off-stream its production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for maintenance in November, according to the ICIS-MRC Price report.

The plant’s clients said the scheduled turnaround will start from 5 November. HDPE production will resume on 4 December and PVC a few days later.

Karpatneftekhim resumed operations on 9 June 2017 after a five-year outage.

The plant can produce 300,000 tonnes/year of PVC, 200,000 tonnes/year of caustic soda, around 180,000 tonnes/year of chlorine, as well as 250,000 tonnes/year of ethylene and 100,000 tonnes/year of PE.

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By Sergey Karaichentsev