In May 2020, SOCAR Polymer’s Propylene Plant produced HB2662FS grade of polypropylene, which is applicable to manufacture about 611 tonnes of medical masks, Deputy Chief of Public Relations, and Events Department of SOCAR Ibrahim Ahmadov told Report.
According to him, at least 1,500-2,000 tonnes will be manufactured in August after the production of the next test batch of this type of polymer: “The volume of production will be confirmed after researching the market.”
In May, SOCAR Polymer planned and launched production of the HB2662FS grade of polypropylene, which can be applied as feedstock in the production of face masks, which have become a broadly used item of personal protection means amidst the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. The first batch of this PP homopolymer grade has successfully passed quality laboratory tests.
The HB2662FS grade of polypropylene is applicable for the production of nonwoven materials subsequently used to manufacture protection masks, respirators, disposable medical clothing, sanitary pads for children, furniture fabrics, construction textiles, and even some geotextile types.