Eurasian chemical market
№12(36), 2009

№12(36), 2009


Dow Izolan Inaugurates its State-of-the-art Polyurethane Systems Manufacturing Plant in Vladimir, Russia

     December 11, 2009 was marked by the important event for the whole polyurethane systems market. Dow Izolan, the joint venture between The Dow Chemical Company and Izolan, officially inaugurated its new state-of-the-art polyurethane systems manufacturing facility in Vladimir, Russia. Equipped by high technologies, the plant meets all quality standards and is able to compete with...


- New Plant Producing Moulds and Auxiliaries Commissioned in Leningrad Region (Russia)
- SIBUR Choose a second EPC-contractor as Part of a Polypropylene Production Complex Construction
- Chemical Fibres Production in Ukraine down to 336 Tonnes in October
- Ukraine: Viscose Filament Import down to 61 Tonnes in October
- China and Uzbekistan to Produce Jointly Plastic Pipelines of Big Diameter

Rubbers and tyres


- Voltyre-Prom's Tyre Production Drops by 1.6 Times down to 917,000 Units in the January-October
- Michelin Planning to Increase Tyres Production in Russia
- Last Trends of Cord Fabric Market in Ukraine: Exports Down, Imports Up
- EIB and Pirelli: financing agreement for 50m Euros signed to increase tyre production in Romania
- Czech firm CGS Tyres Presents the New Brand Cultor
- Asphalt Modified with Rubber is Noiseless and Environmental Friendly


Global Market of Phenol

      Phenol is one of the key-chemical products, which determines the progress first of all in the polymeric field. It has colourless, needle-shaped crystals, which turn pink when exposed to the air because of the oxidation which it brings to the coloured products. It is soluble in water, alkali solutions, alcohol, benzol and acetone. Without phenol the commercial development...


- New Method of producing Methyl Formate Patented in Russia
- Polish Petrochemicals Industry Prospects in 2010



- Ukraine, Russia Agree Ammonia Transportation Quota at 1.8m Tonnes for 2010
- Uralelectromed’s Blue Vitriol Meets EU Requirements
- First Cargo Company Provides Rosneft with Calcium Chloride
- Crimea Titan Needs State Guarantees to Raise EUR 23 Million for Constitution of Sulphuric Acid Plant
- Russian company GeoProMining will launch a USD 10m project to produce dry sodium cyanide in Uzbekistan in 2010-2011
- Qo’ng’irot Soda Zavodi Exported 23,000 Tonnes of Soda Ash



- Four core production units at Azot reached their planned annual production volumes in the first eleven months of 2009
- Uralkali Sets Upper Price Limit for Russian Agrarians in H1, 2010 and Adjusts Investment Programme Schedule
- Siverskodonetsk Azot Amalgamation Expecting Growth of Prices for Ammonium Nitrate of 10-15% in March-April 2010
- Ukraine Interested in Imports of Phosphate from Morocco
- Ukraine and Brazil Agree on Joint Manufacture of Mineral Fertilizers
- Minimum Prices of Urea and Ammonium Nitrate Up in Ukrainian Domestic Market in Early December
- Uzbekistan to Launch Production of Potash Fertilizers in 2010
- Bulgarian Nitrogen Fertilisers Plant Himko to Re-start Production in 2010

Paints and coatings


- Prime Minister of Belarus urges to spread Lakokraska technologies across the country

Chemistry and energy


- Siberian Chemical Complex to Fully Process the Nuclear Fuel of its Liquidated Reactors
- First Russia’s Plant to Reprocess Depleted UF6 into Uranium Oxide Opened
- Russian Silicon Accepted Project Documentation for Trichlorosilane Production
- Kuibyshev Refinery OJSC to Commission a New Hydrogen Production Unit
- LA Investment Capital announces BioFuel Venture in the Republic of Moldova
- Orlen Group Settles Tender for Supply of Esters in 2010
- Bulgaria Boosting its Biofuels Position

Chemistry and business


- Russian Railways Concluded an Agreement with Sibur
- Nizhnekamskneftekhim Wins the CIS Prize for Quality
- Acron Placed Third Bond Issue of RUB 3.5bn at MICEX
- Assets Value of Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers down 38% in Q1-3, 2009
- Azot (Novomoskovsk): Operation Profit down to RUB 3976.062m in Q3
- Ukrainian Industrial Policy Ministry Drafts Law on Providing Domestic Chemical Companies with State Guarantees for Modernizing Production Facilities in 2010-2014
- Ukrainian Cabinet Decides to Launch Anti-Dumping Investigation into Imports of Mineral Fertilisers
- Borschahivka Chemical Pharmaceutical Plant Ups Yield Rate for 20th-23rd Coupons on Series A Bonds from 13% to 26.7% per Annum
- Crimea Titan Appeals to Supreme Business Court against Court Ruling that Ordered Arrest of Assets of Irshansk Ore Plant and Vilnohirsk Metallurgical Plant
- Siverskodonetsk Azot President Kunchenko Opposed to Privatisation of Odesa Portside Factory
- One British-Based and two Cyprus-Based Companies Acquire 63% of Cherkaske Khimvolokno
- Uzbekistan Prolongs Tender on Sale of Farg’ona Chemical Factory of Furan Compounds
- Turkmen-Japanese and Japanese-Turkmen Economic Cooperation Committees Hold Meeting in Tokyo
- PKN Orlen Signed Agreement with TOTSA for Crude Oil Deliveries to Orlen Lietuva

Countries and regions


- Belarus’ chemical, petrochemical output up 31% in January-October

Speciality chemicals


- New Desinfectant Invented in Russia
- Industrial Detergent Astatine-K
- New oilfield chemicals from Russia’s Mirrico
- Cypriots to Build Detergent-making Plant in Mogilev Region (Belarus)
- NATO Launches Rocket Fuel Oxidiser Destruction Project in Uzbekistan



- Memorandum to the Russia’s President Medvedev’s Instructions Following Meeting of Commission for Modernisation and Technological Development of Russia's Economy
- Indian pharmaceutical producer eyes brand buys in Russia
- Ukraine: Imports of Pharmaceutical Products down to USD 221m in October
- Jurabek Labotatories Launch New Line on Production of Intravenous Infusions
- Beacons Pharmaceuticals Enters Uzbek market
- Pharmaceutical Sector in Armenia is Being Developed under its own Inertia

Chemical Equipment

Obtaining Tantalum Pentoxide in Pulsating Column

     The most widely used method of separation of tantalum and columbium and removal of impurities from target products is the liquid extraction. Fluoride complexes of tantalum and columbium are extractable by organic solvents. From the re-extract, which contains the fluoride complex of Tantalum, tantalum hydroxide is precipitated by ammonia water. In order to avoid contamination...


- Chemical Reactors: New Designs Proposed by Russian Inventors

Special topic

Chemical companies have something to show: an overview of the Khimia’2009”exhibition

     The XV International Exhibition of the chemical industry and science Khimia’2009 took place in Expocentre in Moscow and held from 28 of September to 2 of October. This event is traditionally considered to be one of the main forums of the chemical complex of Russia and the CIS. This year the number of member countries was 29. The exhibition Khimia’2009 traditionally...

Review of International Exhibition «Interchem-Oilchem—2009»

     At 20-22 October in Kyiv on the territory of the National Complex «Expocenter of Ukraine» in the framework of Industrial week-2009, the International Exhibition «Interchem-Oilchem- 2009» was held. Vladimir Krishtal, a member of the Editorial Board of our journal, described this event and also other special exhibitions («Guma-2009», «Fuel-Resources-Energy-2009»,...

The perspectives of Ukrainian industry development were highlighted at Kyiv’s Forum

     The international forum Innovations and Highest-Quality Technologies held in Ukrainian capital became one of the largest industrial events in the innovative sphere. On the exhibition project site, which was 4,053 square metres, the participants presented their newest achievements in the field of analytical and measuring laboratorial equipment, a wide range of general laboratorial...
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