KPI Plant in Atyrau Sends the First Train with Polypropylene for Export
On 18 November 2022, the plant of Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries Inc. (KPI) located in Atyrau sent for export its first container train (62 containers) loaded with 1.5 thousand tonnes of polypropylene.
At the same time, the first batches of polypropylene were shipped to domestic processing companies — RGC-Kaspi LLP, Universal LLP, ALPHA PLAST LLP. The plant intends to fully provide Kazakhstan’s domestic market with polypropylene.
By the end of this month, it is planned to supply products to consumers in Kazakhstan and send for export another 6 container trains to carry more than 9 thousand tonnes.
The quality of the Kazakh plant’s products is confirmed by SGS, a world-famous Swiss company, whose laboratory is already operating at the plant.
Let us recall that the plant was launched by KPI (JSC “National Company “KazMunayGas” has a stake in this company) on 8 November 2022 and is the first gas chemical complex in the history of Kazakhstan’s economy. During his visit to Atyrau region, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev gave the go-ahead for the enterprise. When the plant reaches its full capacity of 500 thousand tonnes per year, it will be put on a par with the largest players in the global polypropylene production market.
Polypropylene is a basic raw material not only in mechanical engineering, medicine, electrical engineering. It is also used to produce packaging materials, containers, fibres, pipes, office equipment, garden and office furniture, as well as in construction, textile and food industries.