Kazanorgsintez (part of TAIF Group) has completely shut its polyethylene (PE) production capacities for a scheduled turnaround.
The plant's customers said Kazanorgsintez had completely took off-stream its low density polyethylene (LDPE) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) production capacities for the annual scheduled maintenance on 14 September. The outage will be lengthy, the completion of the maintenance works is scheduled for the second decade of October.
It is also worth noting that Gazprom neftekhim Salavat plans to resume its HDPE production after a long turnaround in the third decade of September, and its LDPE production - in early October. The plants' production capacities are 120,000 and 45,000 tonnes per year, respectively.
PJSC "Kazanorgsintez" (part of TAIF Group) is one of Russia's largest plants. Kazanorgsintez produces 40% of overall Russian polyethylene (PE) and is the country's largest exporter. To date, the plant produces PE, polycarbonate (PC), PE pipes, phenol, acetone, bisphenol A. Kazanorgsintez is Russia's only PC producer. It manufactures a total of 170 items of products. Kazanorgsintez's annual output is 1.6 million tonnes. The plant is Russia's largest producer of high density polyethylene (HDPE). The plant's annual HDPE production capacity is 540,000 tonnes and its annual LDPE capacity is 225,000 tonnes.