Petrotahlil - Stavrolen, a major producer of polyolefins in Russia, resumed its polypropylene (PP) production by the end of last week after a prolonged shutdown, according to MRC analysts.
The plant’s clients said Stavrolen had resumed production by last weekend after the forced outage due to technical issues.
It did not produce PP for almost one month, with the forced shutdown began on 16 July.
Shipments of the product to consumers will begin this week.
Stavrolen’s annual capacity of PP and high density polyethylene (HDPE) production is 120,000 and 300,000 tonnes respectively.
Tomskneftekhim, Ufaorgsintez and Poliom will shut down their production capacities for scheduled turnarounds in September. The outage at these plants will be short, expected to last for around two weeks.
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Source : ICIS