MOSCOW (MRC) - Kazanorgsintez (KOS, part of the TAIF group) plans to reconstruct reactor B of the low-density polyethylene (HDPE) production and processing plant, Biznes Gazeta reports.
A public discussion will be held in Kazan on the assessment of the impact of this production on the environment. The meeting will take place on June 1 at the Kazan Petrochemical College at 23 Gudovantseva Street.
Earlier it was reported that Kazanorgsintez and NextChem together with MET Development, subsidiaries of Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. (Italy), signed a memorandum of understanding on the joint development of a project for a new plant for the production of biodegradable polymers in the Republic of Tatarstan. The project will use the know-how of NextChem and the capabilities of MET Developmen. In accordance with the agreement, Kazanorgsintez and Maire Tecnimont Group will jointly assess and analyze the possibility of building a plant for the production of biopolymers in Tatarstan. Maire Tecnimont Group will provide technological solutions and the best know-how for project design and implementation, building on its portfolio of projects.
In addition, according to the ICIS-MRC Price Report, Kazanorgsintez (KOS, part of the TAIF Group) has stopped part of its low-pressure polyethylene (LDPE) production facilities for scheduled preventive maintenance. On 16 April, KOS completely stopped LDPE production at the third stage for annual scheduled preventive maintenance. The annual capacity of LDPE production at the third stage is 140,000/tonne.
PJSC Kazanorgsintez is one of the largest enterprises in the Russian Federation (PJSC TAIF Group of Companies). It produces 40% of all Russian polyethylene and is its largest exporter. Currently, PE, polycarbonate (PC), polyethylene pipes, phenol, acetone, bisphenol A are produced. KOS is the only Russian PC manufacturer. There are 170 types of products in total. The annual production volume is 1.6 million tons. The enterprise is the largest producer of low-pressure polyethylene (HDPE) pipes in Russia. The annual production capacity of HDPE is 540,000 tonnes, and LDPE - 225,000 tonnes.