At present, it is not known whether the plant of Ineos, a major international producer of petrochemical products, was damaged in Cologne (Germany) for the production of high-pressure polyethylene (LDPE) after the incident in the Kempark (Chempark, Dormagen) petrochemical park on March 23
In particular, in the morning of March 23, there was a loud explosion, according to local media. Also, a fire was noticed, but no one was hurt, according to the report.
Ineos refused to give comments on the situation.
As reported by the Market Report, in the middle of November 2016, Ineos declared force majeure for the supply of some grades of metallocene linear polyethylene (MLPNP) from its plant in Cologne. Then Ineos also refused to comment on the state of affairs at the enterprise in Cologne.
According to the Price Review of ICIS-MRC, on the Russian market, Kazanorgsintez, from April 13, stops its LDPE facilities for long-term preventive maintenance. Simple capacity will last until the 10th of May. At the same time, the full production capacity will be released only after the 20th of May. The annual production capacity is 225 thousand tons.
Ineos Group produces and sells a wide range of petroleum products and specialty chemicals including acetone, acrylonitrile, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, cyclic copolymers of olefins, ethylene, ethylene glycol, ethylene oxide, low pressure polyethylene, polypropylene and other aromatic compounds, polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride , Propylene, propylene glycol, propylene oxide, PVC compounds, styrene.