Petromidia refinery supplies to petrochemicals units the entire quantity of polypropylene. The varieties of polyolefins (polypropylene and polyethylene) produced by the Petromidia refinery are used in agriculture, the food industry and for a wide range of products, from FMCG, personal care, electronics and electrotechnics to the auto industry, textiles, and constructions.
The petrochemical division has 3 installations
One installation of polypropylene (PP) and 2 for polyethylene, low density polyethylene (LDPE) and high density polyethylene (HDPE), with a combined output of over 220,000 tons/year.
The company operates the only marine terminal for offloading ethylene at the Black Sea and the only cryogenic tank with a storage capacity of 10,000 tons.The petrochemicals division produces more than 30 special, niche varieties with added value..
Raw material for medical equipmentRompetrol petrochemical division has developed a special type of polypropylene dedicated to protective medical masks.
It is used for the middle layer of the mask, the most important layer for filtering and protecting against pathogens.
The new type - RMB30H will be delivered in granules in bags of 25 kilograms and will be used in “meltblown” units - a conventional method of manufacturing micro and nanofibers.
Rompetrol produces and provides all the necessary types of products for obtaining type FPP1 and FPP2 sanitary and surgical masks and medical accessories.
The RSB25 (industrial applications), RSB35H and RSB40H (medical and personal hygiene applications) types are dedicated to obtaining nonwoven material for the outer layers of the protective masks, and RMB30H to obtaining nonwoven material for the inner/filtering layer of the masks.
Results 1st quarter 2022
The gross turnover of the petrochemical segment increased by 50%, from 46.8 million USD in Q1 2021 to 70.3 million USD in Q1 2022. In the first quarter of 2022, the total polymer production of the petrochemical division was 28.2 thousand tons, a slight increase compared to the same period last year. Also, the total sales of the petrochemical segment registered an increase of 19%, reaching 40 thousand tons sold in January - March 2022.
The total polymer production of the Petrochemical Division was 106 kt in 2021, down 26% compared to 2020, due to the non-functioning of the polymer installations between July and September 2021, due to the lack of necessary raw materials. However, the company managed to process a total of 110 kt of propylene, a level similar to that of 2020.