MOSCOW (MRC) -- In 2010 PVC processing capacities in Russia grew by 283 KTa which was 3% higher than in 2009, according to MRC Annual report.
The biggest capacities gain (162 KTa) was marked in the profiles sector. Here new profile capacities were launched - 140 KTa, and siding capacities - 7 KTa.
In 2010, 215 complete lines were installed, including 27 Mikrosan Makina lines and 21 Krauss Maffei lines. Last year Narodniy Plastic, Plafen, Veka Rus and Docke Extrusion actively developed their production sites.
Capacities of PVC granulates production grew by 27 KTa in 2010 (24 complete lines). In this sector two companies should be pointed - Uralchemplast and Polymerplast.
Producers of PVC pipes increased their capacities by 12 KTa (22 lines). Still the most popular segment for investments is the sector of hoses production (11 complete lines).
In 2010 PVC-S production for pipes manufacturing exceeded the level of 66 KT. Capacities of cable insulation grew more than by 10 KT (investments of Uralcable, Electrocable, Pskovgeocable, Tomskcable).
Detailed analytics on investments in PVC processing by regions, sectors and converters in Russia is presented in MRC Annual report PVC in Russia 2011.