Eurasian chemical market
№1(37), 2010

№1(37), 2010



- Polystyrene Production in Ukraine Down to 1,800 Tonnes in November
- Greiner Packaging Strengthens its Position in Estonia and on Neighbouring Markets
- Filtering Material for Respirators Made from PC Developed in Russia
- Serbia: Hipol to Purchase from Petrohemija 3,000 tonnes of PP Monthly, at Lower Price
- Hungarian Firm to Help Indian Partners to Obtain Bio-degradable Plastic from Tannery Waste
- Sayanskkhimplast to Increase Production Capacities
- Grodno Khimvolokno to Co-operate with Foreign Companies

Development of Composite Materials Production as a Component of Industrial Growth

Composites represent non-homogeneous solid materials, which consists of two or more components. Among them the reinforcing elements can be singled out, which provide all the necessary mechanical characteristics of material and matrix (or coupling agent that is filler), and support the joint action of reinforcing elements.
They are successfully replacing such kind of traditional materials as metals,...
Rubbers and tyres


- Pirelli and Russian Technologies Sign Agreement to Extend Collaboration
- Armenia’s Nairit Plant to Produce Butadiene Rubber in Spring

State of Butyl Rubber Production and Market in the World and CIS

Butyl rubber (isobutylene-isoprene rubber, IIR) is a copolymer of isobutylene and a small amount of isoprene. It was first commercialized in 1943. The major application of butyl rubbers is the production of tyre inner tubes. The use of chlorobutyl and bromobutyl rubber is currently growing due to their higher curing rate and wear resistance. The global butyl rubber capacities make up about 1.1m tonnes....


- Putin Signs Decree Fixing new Export Duties on Liquefied Hydrocarbons
- Russia’s First Imidazole Plant Undergone Registration
- New Method of Producing 1-Acetyl-4-Propionylbenzene patented in Russia
- Petrom Finalized Negotiations with Oltchim for the Transfer of Petrochemical Activities from Arpechim
- Linde to Build the Gas Separation and Ethylene Plant in Siberia

Russia’s Caprolactam Plant Celebrates its 70th Anniversary

The pioneer of the Russian domestic chemical industry – Caprolactam Plant, which is successfully working as a subsidiary of Sibur-Neftekhim JSC, celebrated its 70th anniversary on December 14, 2009. 
The article deals with the history and the present situation of the company.


- Ammonia Production in Ukraine Down, Caustic Soda and Titanium Dioxide Up in November
- Kaustik and Optima-Trans Signed the Protocol Concerning Cooperation
- New Method of Producing Trisodium Phosphate Introduced by Russian Inventors



- Ukrainian Cabinet Extends Licensing of Importation of Plant Protection Means until 2011
- Ukrainian Fertilisers: Ups and Downs
- Nitrogen Fertilisers are in Major Demand in Uzbekistan
- BPC Concluded a Contract on Potassium Chloride Delivery to China at USD 350/tonne
- Mining Complex at the Tyubegatan Potassium Salts Deposit in Uzbekistan Put into Operation
- Romania’s Petrom Shuts Down the Fertiliser Plant in Craiova

Superphosphates: Production and Market in the CIS

Superphosphates are high-performance universal fertilisers, which could be applied in any kind of use, in any soil or climatic zone and for every crop. Superphosphates are produced in such CIS countries as Russia (Phosphorit PG Ltd), Ukraine (Sumykhimprom JSC), Belarus (Gomel Chemical Plant JSC), Kazakhstan (Kazphosphate LLC) and Uzbekistan (Qo’qon Superfosfat Zavodi JSC and JV Elektrkimyozavodi...
Paints and coatings


- Rusnano to Finance Production of Functional Nanostructured Coatings
- Sales of Empils’ Industrial Coatings Increased 37 Percent
- O’zkimyosanoat to Construct Pigment Production Plant in Qo’qon
- Synthesia: New Benzimidazolone Pigment
- ShawCor Announces JV Agreement for Pipe Coating in the Russian Offshore Pipeline Market
- Lakokraska Invites Foreign Investors

Chemistry and energy


- Rusnano and Chinese Thunder Sky Team Up to Produce State-of-the-Art Li-Ion Batteries
- Engineering Company ZORG Ukraine Announced Development of New Waste-management Solution for Ethanol Producing Plants
- President of Estonia Opened VKG’s New Shale Oil Plant in Kohtla-Jarve
- Uranium Mining: Kazakhstan Takes Top Spot in 2009
- Turkey confirms environment impact assessment of refinery project in Izmir
- Fire at the Butyl Acrylate producing plant in China Resulted in no Pollution to Russia
- Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy Receive Support to Reduce SO2 Emissions

Chemistry and business


- Moody’s Rating Agency Confirmed High Investment Rating of SIBUR
- Operational Results of KuibyshevAzot in 11 Months of 2009
- Ukrainian State Property Fund to Sell Stockholdings of Several Chemical Enterprises in 2010
- Rompetrol: Investment Plans of USD 240m in 2010
- Czech Republic: Better Trade Balance Due to Decreases of Deficit in Mineral Fuels, Lubricants and Chemicals
- Belarus National Statistic Committee: Despite the Global Crisis Chemical and Petrochemical Industries Show an Increase in Production
- Russian Production of Basic Organics and Polymers in 11 Months, 2009

Speciality chemicals

Beauty Made from Silicone

Trends and developments of silicones (Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Alkyl Methicones like  Cetyl Dimethicone and Behenyl Dimethicone, Hydroxyl Silicone Oil, Silicone Waxes,  Silicone Elastomers, Silicone Copolyol and Alkyl Polyglucosides)) applications in personal care industry, the current situation at the Silicones market… A reader will have to learn a lot about these...


- Nizhfarm to Expand Product Portfolio in 2010
- Russian Government to Help Diod Out of Crisis
- Irbit Chemical and Pharmaceutical Plant to Launch Two Workshops According to the GMP Standards
- Amurfarmacija to Take a RUB 250m Loan For 5 Years from Asian-Pacific Bank
- Bio-Farma to Wind Up Its Activity

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