Hungarian chemicals company BorsodChem to sell its PVC business



Platts 2005/1/25

Hungary's TVK new ethylene cracker reaches 100% capacity

The new Olefin-2 plant at Hungary's Tiszai Vegyi Kombinat is now operating at full capacity, a TVK source told Platts, Tuesday. The 620,000 mt/yr ethylene cracker, constructed by TVK under a license from Linde, began production in the last week of December.

Tiszai Vegyi Kombinat

Tiszai Vegyi Kombinat Rt is one of the major chemical complexes and sole polyolefins producer in Hungary and represents more than 20% of petrochemical capacities in Central Europe. With its high quality products, the Company has a leading role on domestic polyethylene and polypropylene markets, while being a reliable producer and supplier to a number of Western customers as well.

The predecessor to today's Company, Tiszavideki Vegyi Kombinat, established in 1953, changed its name to Tiszai Vegyi Kombinat after commissioning its first production unit, a paint plant in 1961.
The aim of the then government was to speed up industrial development in the provinces and to create new jobs in the north-eastern region of the country. This political decision resulted in a new town, Tiszaujvaros, on the Tisza river. The history of the town, with a population of 18 thousand today, has undergone a social development that well reflects the success story TVK has produced in industry in the last few decades.

TIPOLEN - low density polyethylene

Tipolen is the trade mark of the low density polyethylene grades manufactured by Tiszai Vegyi Kombinát Rt., Tiszaújváros. Low density polyethylene grades (LDPE) are produced by high pressure polymerisation in ICI autoclave and BASF tube reactors.

TIPELIN - middle and high density polyethylene

Tipelin is a registered trade mark for medium and high density polyethylene grades manufactured by TVK Rt. TVK medium and high density grades are produced by continuous polymerization using low-pressure catalytic process under licenceof Phillips Petroleum Co. The density range of co-polymers produced with hexene-1 co-monomer and homopolymer grades is: 0.934-0.964 g/cm3

TIPPLEN - polypropylene products

Tipplen is the registered trade mark for isostatic polypropylene produced by the Polymer Business Unit of TVK Rt. Our products mix includes homopolymers, impact copolymers and random copolymers with the exception of terpolymers.