MOSCOW (MRC) -- Chemplast Sanmar is likely to undertake a planned shutdown at its Cuddalore polyvinyl chloride (PVC) unit this month, as per Apic-online.
A Polymerupdate source in India informed that the company is likely to start maintenance at the unit on September 27, 2020. The unit is expected to remain off-line for about 4-5 days.
Located in Tamil Nadu, India, the Cuddalore PVC unit has a production capacity of 300,000 mt/year.
As MRC reported earlier, the company last conducted a turnaround at this plant from 22 September, 2019, to 3 October, 2019.
According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's overall PVC production reached 632,500 tonnes in the first seven months of 2020, which, in fact, corresponded to the last year's figure. Two producers managed to increase their PVC output.
Chemplast Sanmar Limited is a chemical company based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is part of Sanmar Group which has businesses in Chemicals, Shipping, Engineering and Metals. It has a turnover of over Rs.65 billion and a presence in some 25 businesses, with manufacturing units spread over numerous locations in India.Chemplast Sanmar's manufacturing facilities are located at Mettur, Panruti, Cuddalore and Ponneri in Tamil Nadu, Shinoli in Maharashtra, and Karaikal in the Union Territory of Puducherry. It is a major manufacturer of PVC resins, chlorochemicals and piping systems. The Cuddalore PVC project commissioned in September 2009 is the largest such project to come up in Tamil Nadu. It's aggregate capacity of 235,000 tons makes it one of the largest PVC players in India.