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Azerbaijan ups caustic soda production

Oil&Gas Materials 14 May 2011 12:23

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 14 / Trend /

The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic's (SOCAR) Azerkimya Production Unit (production of chemical products) produced more than 1,000 tons of caustic soda in January-April, which is 6.1 times more than the same period of 2010, Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee said on Saturday.

An increase was observed in several basic chemical products produced by Azerkimya in January-April.

Production of basic chemical products:

Products

January- April 2011

Compared to January- April 2010 (%)

Sulfuric acid (thousands tons)

0 .1

4 .8

Polyethylene (thousands tons)

29 .3

147 .3

Propylene (thousands tons)

9 .2

87 .7

Isopropyl alcohol (thousands tons)

5 .3

113 .3

Paintwork material (tons)

636 .7

101 .4

Caustic soda ( liquid in tons )

10 .1

6 .1 times

Thus, about 2.264.3 tons of solid polyethylene pipes, tubes and hoses were produced in January- April. It is 36.8 percent more compared to the same period of last year. About 53 tons of porous polyurethane plates and strips were produced in the republic. It is 37.6 percent less than the same period of last year.

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