Eurasian chemical market

№12(24), 2008 (Map)


Plastic Industry Show 2008 in Moscow

     Plastic production seems to be thriving in spite of the global recession badly affecting the world chemical industry. The annual 9th Moscow international exhibition of raw materials, equipment and technologies for plastics “Plastic Industry Show 2008” took place 27-30 October, organised by Maxima Inc. (Moscow) in co-operation with Expocentre. It displayed the present...

Russian Polymer Market: Development Trends

     Polymers play a vital role in the development of the economy, finding applications in most industries. For the last seven years, the Russian market of plastic goods has been exhibiting a steady growth. Due to the extensive investment requirement of the polymer projects in Russia and the present economic turbulence, start-ups may stumble due to financial obstacles. Russian companies...

Production of Polymer Sheets in Russia

     We are presently seeing a new trend; a growth in demand for plastic sheets is outpacing consumption by 1.5 times, boosting import sales to Russia. The last two years were basically characterised by diminishing imports that were being pushed out by domestic products, as modern extrusion lines for plastic sheets have been introduced into the manufacturing facilities. However,...

CentralAsia Plast 2008

     The 4th International Plastic Expo CentralAsia Plast was held on 18-21 November 2008 in the Atakent Exhibition Centre, Almaty, Kazakhstan. It was attended by 189 exhibitors from 18 different countries and 5,684 professional visitors from the major cities of Kazakhstan such as Almaty, Astana, Ozkemen, Semey, Pavlador, Chimkent, Aktobe and neighbouring countries Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan,...


- 40% Drop in Polyethylene Production at Tomskneftekhim Ltd
- Polimatiz CJSC (Russia) to Manufacture PP-based Products
- New Polypropylene Plant in the Omsk Region
- Uralchimplast JSC Presents Results for Eleven Months
- Association of Polycarbonate Sheet Producers Formed in Russia
- Orton Kemerovo JSC to Produce Geotextile by 2011
- Bottle Project: Show Must Go On
- Polotsk Steklovolokno JSC Moves East
- Svetlogorsk Khimvolokno (Belarus) Introduces Big Bags
- Viscose Filament Imports to Ukraine Up 5% in October

Rubbers and tyres

Silicone Rubber. Overview of the CIS Production

     Due to a multitude of positive qualities, organosilicon rubbers are steadily pushing out other rubbers. However, a relatively high cost limits their popularity and extensive use.
     Only four companies are involved in the production of organosilicon rubbers within the CIS. These are Kazan Synthetic Rubber Plant JSC (Kazan), Penta Silicones Ltd (Moscow),...


- Russia Cancels Import Duty on Natural Rubber
- Ural Rubber Goods Plant JSC Posts Results for Q3, 2008
- Kama Trading House Ltd Amends its Sales Plan
- Tolyattikauchuk to Spend EUR 11.7m on Key Assets Maintenance Programme
- Voronezhsynthezkauchuk Posted Results for November 2008
- Bridgestone Opens Pole Position Tyre Centre in Kyiv
- Ukrainian Tyre Production Down by 35.7% in November
- Rosava Considers Possibility of Producing Tyres for Ukrainian Armed Forces
- Ukrainian Output of Cord Fabric Down 24.3% in November



- Russian Petrochemicals: Forecast and Risks
- Salavatnefteorgsintez JSC Meets REACH Requirements
- Russia's Sibur Holding Divests Methanol Business to Focus on Core Activities
- Butadiene Production Slowdown at Tobolsk-Neftekhim Ltd
- Nizhnekamskneftekhim Inc. Estimates Construction of Ethylene Unit at USD 2.86bn
- Styrene Imports 12.9% Up To 3,500 Tonnes in October
- Prices of Organics Set by Russian Manufacturers as of 10 December 2008



- Altaisoda to Produce Soda Ash
- Crimean Soda Plant: Chronicle of Development in 2008
- Ukraine: Soda Ash Output 4.5% Down in November
- Ukrainian Caustic Soda Production Down by 66.4% in November
- Ukrainian Experts to Assist in Developing of Soda Ash Production in Kazakhstan



- Russia Cuts Fertiliser Production
- Uralchem JSC Presents New Sulphur-containing Fertiliser ASN
- Eurochem Ups Stake in German Potash Maker
- Ukraine’s Chemical Industry Association Calls for Anti-Dumping Duties on Phosphate Fertiliser Imports from Russia
- Dniproazot Resumes Production of Urea
- TDK-Trans to Invest USD 2.3m to Modernise Fertiliser Trans-shipment Complex in Kherson Seaport
- Fertiliser Price Drop in Belarus
- Belorussian MoP Supplier Rejects Indian Government’s Bulk Supply Proposal
- Belgorhimprom to Prepare Substantiation for Exploiting Venezuelan Phosphorite Deposit in 2009

Paints and coatings


- Russian Coatings JSC Addresses the Global Economic Crisis
- Emplis’ Roadmap for 2009 Responds to the World Economic Challenges

Chemistry and energy


- Siemens to Supply Equipment for Gas Turbine Plant of Grodno Azot
- Uzbekistan Investments in Environmentally Clean Fuel

Chemistry and business


- Ukraine's Bromine Manufacturer Cuts Staff
- Russian Industrial Production Shrinks Most Since 1998
- Nizhnekamskneftekhim Inc. Announced Results for 9 Months
- Acron Acquires Chinese Distribution Company
- Lukoil Products Meet REACH Requirements
- Volgograd Chimprom Completed REACH Pre-Registration
- Himmashexport (Russia) to Invest into a New Project
- Russian Government Considering Fertiliser Holding
- Sibur Neftekhim JSC Adjusts Its Operations to the Current Economic Situation
- Production Slowdown at Ukrainian Chemical Companies
- PVC Unit for Sale at Khimprom Pervomaiskoie (Ukraine)
- Staff Cuts at Karpatnaftochim Ltd
- Uzbekistan Puts a 51% Share of Farg’onaazot on Sale (282)

Countries and regions

Every Country Is Full of Whims…A Review of the Turkmen Chemical Industry

     What do we know about Turkmenistan? As a rule, our vision of this mysterious country is limited to the matters of common knowledge. In spite of the recent “thaw”, Turkmenistan is still referred to as the most “introverted personality” among all the post-Soviet republics.
     At the same time, there are a number of preconditions...


- Kazakh Government to Set Up an LLC and Implement 11 Investment Projects
- Moldova Increases Chemical Production
- Tajikistan Reduces Chemical Production
- Armenia Stops the Production at Its Major Plants

Speciality chemicals


- Azmol Claims Customs Overstating Value of Raw Materials Imported to Ukraine
- Max-Well Company Starts To Produce Pharmaceutical Goods in Kyiv Region

Special topic

Chemical Equipment. Review of the Ukrainian Manufacturers

     Presently the production of equipment for the chemical industry in Ukraine is on the rise after a long period of decline. At the moment, there are 37 manufacturers of equipment for chemical and petrochemical plants in Ukraine, including 15 manufacturers of polymer processing machinery.
     The largest Ukrainian companies working in this field are Sumy...
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