Eurasian chemical market
№11(35), 2009

№11(35), 2009



- Simferopol Plastics Plant JSC (Ukraine) Plans to Expand the Production of Masterbatches
- New High-Impact Polystyrene Production Launched in Horlivka
- Sibur to Buy 50% into the Largest Russian Polypropylene Film Manufacturer
- Kopejsk Plastic CJSC Put into Operation a Nine-Layer Polymer Film Production
- The Production of New-Generation Nonwoven Material AquaSpan Started in Belarus

Rubbers and tyres


- Tatneft JSC to Commission a New Tyre Plant
- Ukrainian Production of Cord Fabric 84.2% down in October
- Altai Tyre Plant Gets on Well
- State Property Fund of Ukraine to Auction off 89.5% in Bila Tserkva Rubber Factory
- Ukrainian Tyre Makers Increased Output by 6.8% in October

Market of Polysulfide Rubbers and Thiokol-based Sealants in CIS

     Polysulfide rubbers (polysulfide elastomers, thiokols) are the oldest of the specialty rubbers and are characterized by excellent solvent and chemical resistance, great electrical properties, very-low-temperature flexibility, oxygen and ozone resistance, impermeability, good adhesion properties and excellent flex-crack resistance. Russia is one of the three world producers...


- Akrilat JSC: Economical Indexes and Prospects
- Metafrax JSC to Increase Its Production Efficiency
- Ukraine Reduced Styrene Imports by 30.3% in October



- Giprohim Ltd: the History of Success and Future Plans
- Kaustik JSC: Commercial Output Is Down 12.6%
- Ukrainian Inorganic Chemicals Production in October
- Uzbekistan to Fully Supply its Oil and Gas Industry with Locally Produced Barite Concentrate
- Crimean Soda Plant JSC Announced 9 Months Results of the Year 2009
- New Road Construction near the Nepskoje K Salt and Bromine Deposit Enables Quicker Development
- AS BCT Launches Ammonia Transshipment

Review of Calcium Carbonate Production in CIS

     Calcium carbonate CaCO3 occurs naturally as one of polymorphous modifications – calcite mineral. It is a common substance found in rocks (chalk, limestone and marble). In recent years, the total worldwide natural CaCO3 production capacity has been growing by 9% and today it is estimated at 80m tonnes. The world market of chemically obtained CaCO3 (precipitated calcium...


- Silvinit JSC Started the Manufacturing of 99% Potassium chloride
- Uralkali JSC Specifies the Date of its New Production Capacities Startup
- Mineral Fertilisers Plant of Kirovo-Chepeck Chemical Complex CJSC Produced a Millionth Tonne of Calcium-Ammonium Nitrate
- Rivneazot Restarted Production
- Crimea Titan Suspends Production of Ammophos
- Ukrainian Manufacturers Raised MAP Production and Decreased Output of NPK in October
- Ukrainian Carbamide Production Rose, Ammonium Nitrate Fell
- Does the Dumping of Russian Manufacturers Destroy Ukrainian Production of Nitrogen Fertilisers?
- Ukraine: Court Starts Financial Rehabilitation of Novyi Rozdil Plant of Complex Mineral Fertilisers
- Delegation from Iran Visited Belaruskali
- Uzbekistan: Mineral Fertiliser Production Is Recorded to Show 4.7% Growth

World and Russian Fertilisers Market

     The International conference «Mineral Fertilisers – 2009» was held 7 September in Moscow and was organised by consulting company Creon CJSC. The main focus pertained to the current situation in the world and Russian fertiliser markets. Particularly, experts analysed the nitrogen and phosphorous markets in detail. The world nitrogen fertilisers market did not...
Chemistry and energy


- Draft Law “On the State Regulation of Biofuel Production and Turnover” Approved in Kazakhstan
- AREVA and Kazatomprom Sign a Fuel Marketing JV Agreement
- Slovak Holding ORAVing to Invest in Biofuel Production in Belarus
- ORLEN Group Settled Tender for Supplies of Bioethanol
- Lukoil Commissions New Sulphuric Acid Alkylation Unit at its Refinery in Bulgaria
- International Consortium to Invest in Indonesian Oil Refinery Project
- Taminco and SPE-Luminus Take the Road to Sustainability with Combined Heat and Power Installation

Chemistry and business


- Uralchem is the First Russian Company to Become Full Members of the Agricultural Industries Confederation of Great Britain
- Dorogobuzh Releases Consolidated RAS Statements for Q1-3, 2009
- Sumykhimprom Agrees with Naftogaz on Restructuring its Gas Debt

Countries and regions

Chemical Industry of Kyrgyzstan: Mountains in Fog

     Kyrgyzstan or The Kyrgyz Republic is a state in the northeast of Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan has an abundance of gold and mercury deposits as well as a marked hydroelectric power output. The significant uranium reserves and possibility for their concentration may be soon utilised to produce fissile materials needed for nuclear power station operations. The country possesses rich...
Speciality chemicals


- Skamol Acquires a Majority Share of the Brick Business of Diatomovy Kombinat, Russia
- Nefis Recorded 18% Rise of its Sales Proceeds to RUB 10.2bn (EUR 234.9m)
- IFF Opens New Moscow Facility for Flavors and Fragrances Businesses
- New Hot-Melt Adhesive Termokont
- Taminco Reinforces its Commitment to the Rubber Industry
- Brest Household Chemicals Plant to Produce Car Care Products

Wollastonite Market in Russia and Ukraine

     Wollastonite is a natural calcium silicate (CaSiO3) of white and light-grey colors. World production volume of wollastonite ore amounted to 600,000 tonnes in 2008. In Russia its production is carried out only in Gorny Altai (Wollastonite Ltd). Wollastonite products manufacturers are Geokom CJSC and Trans-Resurs Ltd. Russian wollastonite imports went up from 3,500 tonnes to...

Carbon Black in CIS: Production and Market

     Carbon black, sometimes incorrectly called soot, is widely used as a reinforcing agent in tyre and mechanical rubber goods production, consumer goods, cables, etc. It is used in the manufacturing of strong and wear-resistant rubbers for tyre treads, conveyor belts, and other products. As a pigment, carbon black is notable for its deep black colour, excellent spreading capacity,...


- Sanofi-Aventis to Strengthen Its Position at the Russia’s Pharmaceutical Market
- Veropharm JSC Announces the Preliminary Results for the Nine Months of 2009
- Kyivmedpreparat JSC has 46% of profit increase comparing to the Results of the First Nine Months of 2008
- Kazakhstan Plans 34 Pharmaceutical Plants
- Poland’s Drug Sales Spike as Vaccines Are Rejected
- Krka Awarded Recipe of the Year 2009
- Maxigra – Innovation of the Year 2009
- Latvia’s Grindeks JSC Operational Results for the Nine Months of 2009
- Sanitas: Activity Results for 9 Months of 2009

Chemical Equipment


- Tomskneftekhim to Launch New Titanium-Magnesium Catalyst Unit
- Glazov Plant Khimmash Ltd Supplies Steam Coolers to Taneko JSC
- First 100 Tonnes of Equipment for Melamine Plant Arrives at Nevinnomyssky Azot
- Chem Builds New Absorption Tower in Belorechensk
- SIBUR Choose an EPC-contractor as Part of a Polypropylene Production Complex Construction

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