Eurasian chemical market
№4(16), 2008

№4(16), 2008



- Gazprom Passes its Chemical Activities to Mezhregiongas
- Sibur Selects Engineering Company for Construction of Ethyl Benzene Plant in Perm
- SOCAR’s Azneft to Purchase 9,400 Tonnes of Methanol
- Itera to Build a Gas-Processing Complex in the Urals
- Kazanorgsynthez JSC Started Industrial Output of Bisphenol A


Trends in the Polypropylene Market of the CIS Countries

     The outlook for polypropylene market trends in Russia together with new production and processing technologies were discussed at the 5th Polypropylene Conference held by Creon CJSC in Moscow on 25 March 2008. Polypropylene (PP) is rated the world’s second polymer after polyethylene in terms of processing output (24% PP vs. 39% PE). The PP market has been intensively developing...

The Development of the Russian Polyethylene Market

     In Russia, polyethylene holds the first place among other plastics and synthetic resins. In 2007, it accounted for 43.5 % of the production of thermoplastic polymers and for 28.6 % of the total production of synthetic resins and plastics. A number of polyethylene facilities have already been commissioned and new even larger PE plants are yet to come on stream. In 2007, HDPE...


- Russia’s Sibur Chooses Ineos
- Russia Repeals 6.5% PE Export Tax
- Plans for Plastics Recycling Plant in Kazakhstan
- Kazanorgsynthes JSC to Produce an Enhanced LDPE Composition
- Pipelife Russia Ltd to Expand the Production of PE Pipes

Rubbers and tyres


- Russia Mulls Over Removal of Duties Imposed on Butadiene and Natural Rubber Imports
- Goodyear Plans Russia Tyre Facility
- Nairit Plant CJSC Reduced Synthetic Rubber Output by 42.4% in January-February 2008
- Belshina to Increase its Rubber and Tyre Output by 7% in 2008


Polymeric Petroleum Resins

     Polymeric petroleum resins (PPR) are efficient substitutes for such expensive materials as acrylates, epoxy resins, and polyurethanes, which are widely used in the production of paints and coatings. PPR materials are useful over a wide range of applications. The construction and the pulp and paper industries are also taking a great deal of interest in PPR. Low manufacturing...


- Gazprom Passes its Chemical Activities to Mezhregiongas
- Sibur Selects Engineering Company for Construction of Ethyl Benzene Plant in Perm
- SOCAR’s Azneft to Purchase 9,400 Tonnes of Methanol
- Itera to Build a Gas-Processing Complex in the Urals
- Kazanorgsynthez JSC Started Industrial Output of Bisphenol A



- Ukraine Intends to Prepare the Feasibility Study of Titanium Dioxide Facility in Vietnam
- Crimean Soda Plant JSC to Increase Output in 2008
- Ammonia Output Reduced by 3.6% to 469 000 Tonnes in March in Ukraine
- DneprAzot to Stop Its Ammonia Facility for Overhaul in September-October 2008
- Concern Stirol JSC Increases Its Carbamide Production by 8.5% in Q1
- Kazakhstan’s Atyrau Petroleum Refinery Launched the Granulated Sulfur Production
- Uhdenora Receives Order from Kaustik JSC (Kazakhstan)
- Kazakhstan to Start Up an Acid Plant in June this Year



- EuroChem Recaps IFRS-based Financial Results for 2007
- Uralchem JSC Announces its First Quarter Results
- Russia to Assign Belarus Additional Quotas for 50,000 Tonnes of Phosphoric Fertilsers
- India to Invest in Potash Mining in Belarus
- Belarusian Potash Company Raises Prices for Exports to China

Paints and coatings


- Russia’s Pigment-Tambov JSC Announces Successful Q1 Results for 2008
- Gamma Industrial Paints Ltd Expands Product Range
- Empils CJSC (Russia) Expands its Zinc White Production Capacity
- Kemira to Sell its Russian JV to Sto AG
- BASF Coatings Starts Operations at Production Site for Paints in Russia
- Lakokraska JSC to Double its Phthalic Anhydride Production
- DuPont Holds Seminar to Target Paint Market Customers

Chemistry and energy


- Bioenergy Ltd Plans Bioethanol Plant in Nevinnomyssk
- Ukraine Producers Convert Animal Fat to Biofuel
- Energy Study is Next Step in Greenfield’s Ethanol Project

Chemistry and business

Implementation of Investment Projects in the Russian Polymer Market

     Positive trends in the Russian polymer market and rising prices (mainly owing to the expansion of the construction and packaging industries) have allowed the Russian polymer manufacturers to redirect their deliveries from external markets to the Russian one. In 2002-2006, the average annual increase of the domestic markets of polyethylene, polypropylene, and polyvinylchloride...


- The Shareholders of Nizhnekamskneftehim Inc. Summed Up the Results for 2007
- The Income of TAIF’s Chemical Units Made USD 7.2bn in 2007
- Chemical and Petrochemical Companies of Luhansk Region Increased Production by 3.2% in Q1, 2008
- Russian Potash Manufacturer Mulls Purchase of Fertiliser Producers in Canada
- Rubber Producer Voronezhsynthezkauchuk: Results for the First Four Months of 2008
- KuibyshevAzot JSC Sums Up Its First Quarter Results
- The Companies of PhosAgro AG Revealed their Q1 and April Operation Results

Speciality chemicals

Magnesium Hydroxide: an Outlook for the CIS Market

     The production of magnesium and its compounds are increasing year by year, accompanied by the expansion in their application fields. The key manufacturing facilities for synthetic magnesium hydroxide are located in North America (the USA and Mexico), Israel, Western Europe, and Japan. In China, the magnesium hydroxide industry rests upon the use of minerals – magnesite...


- Lukoil to Start Production of Lubricants in Novopolotsk
- Rohm and Haas to Increase Prices for Paint Binders and Additives Sold in Europe, Turkey, Russia, and the Middle East
- Tiumen Plastics Plant CJSC Proposes Modern Technologies for Refractory Production

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