Kazanorgsintez (part of the TAIF group) has begun a sequential shutdown for scheduled preventive maintenance of its low-density polyethylene (HDPE) production facilities, MRC analysts report.

According to the clients of the enterprise, last weekend a sequential shutdown for the preventive maintenance of the HDPE capacities of Kazanorgsintez began, a complete shutdown of capacities is planned by the end of this week. The idle capacity will be quite long and will last until mid-October. The annual production capacity is 540 thousand tons.

It is also worth noting that in parallel with the preventive maintenance of HDPE capacities, there will be short stops to repair the high-pressure polyethylene (LDPE) production facilities. The annual production capacity is 225 thousand tons.

As already noted, Ufaorgsintez stopped its LDPE capacity for maintenance over the weekend for repairs.

Kazanorgsintez is the largest domestic producer of polymers and ethylene copolymers, a leading enterprise in the chemical industry of the Russian Federation, which is of strategic importance for the development of the economy of the Republic of Tatarstan and is part of the TAIF Group of Companies. Currently, the enterprise produces ethylene, polyethylene, polycarbonate, polyethylene pipes, bisphenol, phenol, acetone, ethylene glycols, ethanolamines and other organic synthesis products. The product range includes over 170 items. The annual production volume is 1.7 million tons. The products meet international quality standards and are exported to 31 countries around the world. The main types of raw materials for production are: ethane, ethylene, liquefied hydrocarbon gases (propane, butane), benzene, ethylene oxide, propane-propylene fraction, vinyl acetate.