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Russian Polypropylene Plant Resumes Production

10:56 PM MST | February 27, 2009 | Deepti Ramesh

Energy company Lukoil (Moscow) says Stavrolen, its petchem subsidiary, has resumed production at its polypropylene (PP) plant at Budyennovsk, Russia, following a complete overhaul of the unit. Production at the PP plant was halted after a fire in the propylene-polymerization reactor, last April killed three workers. The accident caused no leakage of toxic substances, Lukoil says, The plant, which was commissioned in 2007, has a production capacity of 120,000 m.t./year and uses Unipol gas-phase technology supplied by Dow Chemical. Lukoil says the plant will...

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