Volumes of production of bulk polymers in Russia continues to grow, both by increasing capacity utilization, and through the introduction of new production facilities. At the end of eleven months of total output of the five basic polymers exceeded 3.2 million tons, according to a ScanPlast MRC.
In November, the total production of polyethylene in Russia amounted to 137 thousand tons, up 19% compared with October. In October, for scheduled maintenance facilities were stopped once the four Russian producers of polyethylene, "Kazanorgsintez", "Stavrolen", "Nizhnekamskneftekhim" and "Gazprom Salavat Petrochemical." In general, in the first eleven months of this year, the total volume of production of polyethylene in Russia amounted to 1,403,000 tons, an increase of 2% over the same period last year.
In November, the total production of polypropylene in Russia increased by 2% compared with October and amounted to 57.5 thousand tons. In general, in January-November, Russian manufacturers produced about 626 thousand tons of polypropylene and its copolymers, up 10% compared with the same period a year ago. Virtually all Russian producers in the current year working with loading capacity of close to 100%.
Last month, the total volume of Russian producers of PVC production was 55.4 million tons, up 3.2 million tons more than in October. Low levels of October due to technical problems on the site, "Sibur-Petrochemicals’ and reduced capacity utilization" Sayanskchimplast. " In January-November this year, the total production of PVC in Russia rose to 518.6 thousand tons. In 2010, the figure was about 500 tons. The main increase in output provided "Caustic" (Sterlitamak) in the second half of the year, the company increased the production of PVC to 17-18 thousand tons per month.
The volume of production of polystyrene and styrene plastics in Russia in January-November 2011 amounted to 292.11 thousand tons, which is 14% higher than in 2010. About 80% of the produced material occurred in the HIPS and GPPS. Production of expandable polystyrene for 11 months of the year nearly doubled, reaching 43 million tons, of which 23.02 million tons are "Sibur-Himprom."
In November, the total time of PET granulate at Russian enterprises fell by 4 million tons and amounted to about 25 thousand tons. The main reason for the fall in output in November — a stop for scheduled maintenance of two Russian plants to produce PET. Last month, the power plant Solnechnogorsky RFP "Senezh" stood for scheduled maintenance for about 20 days. Maintenance work on the "Polyef" lasted about 10 days. Also, there is a decrease load on businesses "Alco-Naphtha" (Kaliningrad) and "Sibur-PET" in Tver, which is primarily due to the seasonal factor. For eleven months of the total production of PET granulate in Russia amounted to 362 thousand tons.