Stavrolen, a major producer of polyolefins in the Russian Federation, has stopped the production of low-pressure polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) in Budennovsk for scheduled repairs, according to the ICIS-MRC Price Review.

According to the company’s customers, from September 6, Stavrolen stopped the production of HDPE and PP for a long and planned preventive repair. A downtime of capacities is planned until October 15th.

It is also worth noting that Kazanorgsintez intends to start a sequential shutdown of HDPE capacities for preventive repairs from September 14, which will last until October 20. The total annual capacity is 540 thousand tons.

Earlier it was reported that from September 5th Tomskneftekhim stopped the production of polypropylene and high-pressure polyethylene (LDPE) for a two-week preventive repair.

Stavrolen (part of Lukoil’s structure), the annual production capacity of PP and HDPE is 120 thousand tons and 300 thousand tons, respectively. In the first four months of this year, the production of propylene and low-pressure polyethylene exceeded 99.5 thousand tons and 33.8 thousand tons, respectively.