Karpatneftekhim Shut HDPE Production
2020-01-13    [Source:mrcplast.com]

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Karpatneftekhim (Kalush, Ivano-Frankivsk region), Ukraine"s largest petrochemical plant. shut down its high density polyethylene (HDPE) production in early January, according to ICIS-MRC Price report.

The plant"s representative and customers said the Ukrainian producer took off-stream its HDPE production on 2 January. The shutdown of polyethylene production was due to high feedstock prices, which are not covered by the current world prices of polymer.

The exact dates of the outage has not been determined yet, and they will greatly depend on international prices of HDPE and feedstock for its production. But the current shutdown will take, at least, one month.

Karpatneftekhim is one of the largest enterprises of Ukraine"s petrochemical complex. Currently, the plant can produce annually 300,000 tonnes of PVC, 200,000 tonnes of caustic soda, about 180,000 tonnes of chlorine, as well as 250,000 tonnes of ethylene and 100,000 tonnes of polyethylene. 


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