Eurasian chemical market
№3(39), 2010

№3(39), 2010


State of the Russian Polyethylene Market

The VII International Conference “Polyethylene-2010” was held on the 15th of February in Moscow. The event, arranged by Creon CJSC and supported by Centropolimer and Europlastic, touched upon the issues of the Russian polyethylene sector, the key of which was a pricing at the polyethylene market. This problem is especially acute today for the PE processors, for at the beginning of this...


- Some Forecasts for Polyolefins in Russia

- Grodno Azot, Grodno Khimvolokno, KuibyshevAzot Talking over PA-6 Joint production

- Weidenhammer Launches Production in Russia

- Croatia’s AD Plastik Acquired 99.9% Shares of Russian Maker of Automotive Plastic Components

- Russia’s biggest PET Plant under Construction at Kaliningrad

- Rapak Increases Russian Focus and Support

- Chemical Fibers Production in Ukraine Up to 45 Tonnes in January

- Mogilevkhimvolokno Produced Pilot Batch of Polyester Fiber with Low Flammability

- High Prestige of Turkmen Polypropylene

- Hungarian Pannunion Group Reported Extraordinary Growth in Results

- Polish Customer Relies on Cincinnati Extrusion’s KryoSys for the Production of PE Multi Layer Pipes

Rubbers and tyres

The production and market of nitrile butadiene rubber in the CIS

Nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR, nitrile rubber) is the product of copolymerisation of butadiene and acrylonitrile. It is the most mass rubber of a special purpose. Last year 550,000 tonnes of NBR were produced in the world, among them 45,800 tonnes were manufactured in Russia. Russia is the only manufacturer of nitrile rubber in the CIS. The production of NBR is occupied by three companies: Krasnoyarsk...


- New Curable Rubber Mixture Developed in Russia

- Russian ROLF Group Entered into a Franchise Agreement with Kwik-Fit, a British Supplier of Tyres

- Tyres Production in Ukraine Up by 112.6% in January

- Ukrainian Production of Cord Fabric Totals 137,000 Square Meters in January

- Russian Tyre Plants Reduced Output in Q4, 2009

- Tatneft Will Cover 70% of the Russian Market Needs in SSC-Tyres

- Tigar Set for Further Growth



- Rusnanoto Invest in Production of Chrome-Aluminium Catalysts and Adsorbents for the Russian Petrochemical Sector 

- Belarus: Naftan’s Plans

- Tatneft Will Increase Recovery of Ethane from Associated Gas

- Russia's Globotek to Build Associated Petroleum Gas Plants in Nigeria

- Russia and Azerbaijan to Build New Methanol Plants

Metaprocess to Commission a New Methanol Plant in Russia



- Meleuz Mineral Fertilisers JSC Closes the Books

- Court Upholds Dorogobuzh Right to Long-Term Contract with Silvinit

- Uralchem Delivers First Shipment of NP 33:3 to UK

- Minimum Price of Nitrogen Fertilisers on Ukrainian Market Unchanged

- Tender of Mineral Fertilisers held at the Moscow Stock Exchange

- Belarusian Potash Company Reaches Agreement on Potash Shipments to India

- Japanese Loan for for Mary-based Fertiliser Plant in Turkmenistan

- Belarus’ GrodnoAzot : Summing up for 2009

- Lifosa Sales of DAP down in February

Paints and coatings


- Empils Delivers its Products in Turkmenistan and Standardized them in Industrial Packaging

- Brozex Expands Product Portfolio

- Optimist Company Introduces a New Paint for Garden Trees

- Good results for Romania’s Azur

Chemistry and energy

N-methylaniline Production and Market in Russia

N-methylaniline (monomethylaniline, N-methylphenylamine, MMA, C6H5NHCH3) is a substituted aromatic amine. In its pure form MMA is an oily liquid of a pale yellow color. It is primarily used in the production of antiknock (octane-improvement) additives for motor fuels. Moreover, as a feedstock it is applied in organic synthesis and as a by-product – in the manufacture of dye varieties (e.g. methyl...


- Salavatnefteorgsintez: Comprehensive Processing at ELOU AVT-6

- Lukoil and Rusnano to Introduce Innovative Technologies

- Orlen Achieved National Indicative Target for Biofuels

- Biodiesel Plant to Be Commissioned in Czech Republic Soon

- Technip Awarded Reimbursable Services Contract for GTL plant in Uzbekistan

Chemistry and business


- Sales Profit of Nizhnekamskneftehim May Amount to 2,9bn in 2009

- EuroChem Reports IFRS Earnings for 2009

- Credit Rating Downgrades Rating of Sumykhimprom’s Series A and B Bonds

- Mast Invest and two Individuals Concentrate 89% of Kharkiv Cable Factory

- Holding Companies May be Set up in Belarus to Make Fertilisers, Oil Products

- Svetlogorsk Khimvolokno Awarded Second Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certificate

- Chemical Plant Ohis (FYR Macedonia) Was in Red in 2009

- Lukoil Neftochim Burgas Restarts Production

Speciality chemicals

Asia Surfactants Personal & Homecare Markets Conference in Shanghai

The 9th Asia Surfactants Personal & Homecare Markets conference was held on 24-25 September, 2009 in Shanghai (China). The event was organised by the Centre for Management Technology and is the 9th edition of Asia’s biggest surfactant industry gathering, which has seen participation from over 400 delegates from Asia, Africa and Europe.
Many leading surfactants market players and end...


- Rusnano Supports Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing for Age-Related Illnesses

- Arterium to Invest UAH 59m in Production Development in 2010

- Grindeks Signs agreement with Investment and Development Agency of Latvia on co-financing of LVL 2.8m from ERDF

- Olainfarm Plans to Maintain the Sales Growth and to Open a Representative Office in Bangkok

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