MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia's production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) totalled 155,800 tonnes in the first two months of 2019, up by 1% year on year. Only two producers out of four increased their output, according to MRC's ScanPlast report.
February total HDPE production in Russia decreased to 70,200 tonnes, whereas this figure was 85,600 tonnes a month earlier. Gazprom neftekhim Salavat and Stavrolen shut down their production capacities for short maintenance works. However, overall HDPE output reached 155,800 tonnes in the first two months of 2019, compared to 154,600 tonnes a year earlier. Only Gazprom neftekhim Salavat and Kazanorgsintez raised their output.
The structure of polyethylene (PE) production by plants looked the following way over the stated period.
Kazanorgsintez's total HDPE production dropped to 42,000 tonnes in February from 44,000 tonnes a month earlier. The Kazan plant's overall HDPE output reached 90,600 tonnes in January-February 2019, up by 5% year on year.
Stavrolen produced 18,200 tonnes last month versus 26,800 tonnes in January, the plant shut its production capacities for a one-week turnaround in early February. The plant's overall output reached 45,100 tonnes over the stated period, up by 9% year on year.
Gazprom neftekhim Salavat also took off-stream its production for a short period of time in February, the plant produced 9,300 tonnes versus 10,800 tonnes a month earlier. The Baskhir plant's total HDPE output exceeded 20,100 tonnes in the first two months of 2019, up 4% year on year.
Nizhnekamskneftekhim produced exclusively linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) over the stated period.