Rompetrol  contributes to the diversity of the Romanian industry

The petrochemicals division within Petromidia refinery is the sole supplier of polymers and provides more than half the necessary of petrochemical products for internal consumption in Romania.

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 equipment

Rompetrol 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.

 


Key Results

Results T3 2023

In the third quarter and the first 9 months of 2023, the total polymer production of the Petrochemical Division was 21 thousand tons and 78 thousand tons, respectively, down 33% and 16% compared to the same periods last year.
 
The petrochemical segment is the only producer of polypropylene and polyethylene in Romania, with the ability to regain its competitive position on the domestic and regional market, with the stabilization of the profile market.
 

Read more about the financial and operational results in T3 2023

Results 2022

The Petrochemical Division's total polymer production was 129 kt in 2022, up 21% from 2021, driven by the steady operation of polypropylene (PP) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) units.

Read more about the financial and operational results in 2022


Highlights 2022

Artboard 15 copy 12  126,000 tons of processed propylene

Artboard 15 copy 15  129,000 tons of total polymer production

 

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