Eurasian chemical market
№4(40), 2010

№4(40), 2010


Perspectives of Smart Polymers Market in Russia. Overview of Exhibitions Composite-Expo-2010, Polyurethanex-2010, Innovative Materials and Technologies

Composite-Expo-2010, the 3rd International Specialised Exhibition on composite materials and technologies, came to an end on 26th February 2010. The event had the purpose to stimulate the Russian market of composites using the modern marketing means, as well as to develop and implement composite technologies in various industries.
The 2nd International Specialised Exhibition Polyurethanex ran...

Interplastica-2010: Positive Trends on the Russian Market of Plastics, Rubber and Processing Equipment

Interplastica-2010 – the 13th International Specialised Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber in Moscow – exceeded all expectations. About 21 thousand people visited this event. The Trade Fair took place from 26-29 January 2010 at the Krasnaja Presnja Ex¬pocentre in Moscow. About 800 exhibi¬tors presented their production and ser¬vices at the area of about 15,000 m2.


Vladimir Chemical Plant Raised Its Q1 Output by 1.44 Times in Financial Terms
Polystyrene Production in Ukraine Down to 900 Tons in February
Chemical Fibers Production in Ukraine Down to 42 Tonnes in February
ECEBD to Launch M&A “Match-Making” Service
Rompetrol Petrochemicals Invests over USD 18m for Expanding


Rubbers and tyres

World Production of Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Elastomers

Ethylene-propylene-diene rubber (EPDM) is one of the most widely used and highly-developing synthetic rubbers. It takes the third place in the world synthetic rubber consumption after styrene-butadiene and butadiene rubber. As of March 2009, there are 15 companies in the world that produce EPDM. Currently, their total capacity is about 1.2m tonnes per year. The largest manufacturers are ExxonMobil...


Yokohama Breaks Ground on Russian Tyre Plant

Ukrainian State Property Fund Again Puts Up for Sale 74.6% of Rosava

Tyres Production in Ukraine Down by 10% in February

Orgkhim Becomes Newest Affiliate to Join the IISRP



Market for Resorcinol in Russia and Ukraine

Resorcinol (m-dihydroxybenzene, 1,3-dihydroxybenzene, and benzene-1,3-diol) is used in the production of resorcinol-formaldehyde resins, synthetic dyes, flame retardants, light stabilisers, explosives and etc. The global resorcinol production capacity to date is about 84,000 tpy. There are twelve manufacturers the main of which are Indspec Chemical, Sumitomo Chemical and Mitsui Chemicals. A single...


Novatek Launches Second Methanol Production Unit

Unipetrol: Rather Good Results for Petrochemical Business in Q1, 2010



Mikhailovsky Chemical Reagent Plant Opens New Manufacturing Facility

Empils-Zinc Ltd Wins Best Don Exporter 2009 Contes

Irkutsk BrineSib Requires RUB to Establish Lithium Carbonate Production Line

Kuchuksulfat to Raise Output by 5.8% in 2010

Sulphuric Acid Production in Ukraine Up to 62,100 Tonnes in February

Court Begins Financial Recovery Program for Lysychanska Soda

Qo’ng’irot Soda Plant Targets to Reach Its Projected Capacity

Soda Ash Exports from Ukraine 17.3% Down to 22,500 Tonnes in February



Uralkali Signs Agreements with Russian Complex Fertiliser Producers for 2010

Toyo Engineering, NIIK JSC Helping Salavatnefteorgsintez with Urea Production

Floor Price of Urea at Ukrainian Market Unchanged at UAH 2,500 per tonne in Middle April

Agricultural Policy Ministry of Ukraine Initiating Allocation of UAH 300m from State Budget 2010 to Cheapen Phosphorous Mineral Fertilisers

ZA Pulawy Invests in Fertilisers and Extends Its Range of Products

Lowest Price of Ammonium Nitrate Down at Ukrainian Market to UAH 2,130 per tonne in Middle April

Paints and coatings

ExpoCoating-2010 Shares with Achievements

On March, 17-19, 2010 an international exhibition ExpoCoating and a theoretical and practical conference Coatings and Surface Treatment, Latest Achievements in Technologies and Equipment took place at the Olimpyisky Sport Complex in Moscow (Russia). The event was held under official assistance of the Department of Science and Industrial Policy of the Moscow Government, the Russian Chemists Union and...


Empils Set up a Manufacturing Line

Neva Paints Plant Ltd Introduces New Products

Optimist Group Represents New Acrylic Paint

Chemistry and energy


Mozyr Oil Refinery Announces Tender for Construction of Oxygenates Production Unit

Chemistry and business


Ukrainian Electricity Regulation Commission Raises Ceiling GasPrice for Nitrogen Fertilizer Producers by 3.1%

New Petrochemical Complex in Kazakhstan: Sinopec Instead of LyondellBasell

Court Begins Financial Recovery Program for Lysychanska Soda

Tomskneftekhim Increased Polymers Output and its Feedstock Production in 2009

The Ukrainian State Property Fund’s Chairman Favors Retentionof State Control of Odesa Portside Factory after its Possible Privatization

Poland’s Largest NPK Fertiliser Producer Changes the Composition of the Supervisory Board and is Waiting for a State Bailout

Alchevsk Coke Chemical Plant Posted UAH 73.2m Net Profit in 2009

SAHO-Khimprom Opens New Affiliates in Kazakhstan

Countries and regions


Ukrainian Chemical Output Better in March
Bulgaria’s Chemical Producer Prices Rise 0.7% in February
Latvia’s Chemical Manufacturing Turnover Increased by 22% in February
Azerbaijan Exports More Chemicals

Speciality chemicals


New Method of Producing Concentrate of Anthocyan dye Patented in Russia

Krasnoyarsk Synthetic Rubber Plant Tested a New Antioxidant

Zirax Re-Registrated from a Public to a Private Company



Gerresheimer Strengthens Business in Russia

Russia’s Veropharm Announces 2009 Preliminary Results

Latvia’s Grindeks Plans to Increase its Turnover to LTL 70m this year


Chemical Equipment


Computer Simulator Is a Guarantee of Urea Unit Effective Operation

Manuli Hydraulics Announces Distribution Agreement in Russia

Emerson, Lukoil Sign Multi-Year Agreement to Modernize Automation at Refining and Petrochemical Facilities


Special topic

REACH: Near the Deadline

The fifth international conference on the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The REACH Europe conference was organised by Smither Rapra Technology Ltd, which is a subsidiary of the Smithers Group – US-based independent testing, research and consulting organisation.
Since it entered into force there were lots of misconceptions...
Chemistry and Ecology


Czech Republic and Armenia to Cooperate to Reduce Obsolete Pesticides Danger

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