Eurasian chemical market
№9(45), 2010

№9(45), 2010


Conference Polymer Films 2010 in Moscow

On June 1, the hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow welcomed the 5th anniversary conference “Polymer Films 2010”, arranged by Creon company. The conference gathered the representatives of various polymer films market segments, who examined almost all aspects of the market development. The participants discussed the production problems and prospects, as well as the current trends of the Russian...


Novatek Disposes of Equity Interest in its Daughter Company
SIBUR and Moscow Oil Refinery Established JV for Manufacture of Polypropylene
Vladimir Chemical Plant Mastered Production of PET Foil with High Heat Shrinkage
Polystyrene Production in Ukraine Down by 49.9% to 1,070 Tonnes in July
10th Anniversary of Polystyrene Plant at Nizhnekamskneftekhim
Tula Polymer will be Able to Produce Yearly 70, 000 Tonnes of PVC compounds
Chemical Fibers Production in Ukraine Down by 87.2% to 37 Tonnes in July
Viscose Filament Imports into Ukraine Down by 61.6% to 43 Tonnes in July
Two Polymers Processing Plants Commissioned in Uzbekistan

Rubbers and tyres


Trelleborg Offers New Business Solutions for Russian Customers
3,000 Square Meters of Cord Fabric Produced in Ukraine in July
Tyres Production in Ukraine Up to 387,100 Items in July
Czech Tyre Manufacturer Streamlines Sales Organisation in France and will Build a Plant in USA



Review of Russian LPG Market

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) includes propane, butane and their mixtures, such as technical propane-butane mix, propane-propylene fraction (PPF), propane-butane-propylene fraction (PBPF), autogas and butane-butylene fraction (BBF). In 2009 the manufacture of LPG in Russia made up 11.051m tonnes, up 10% compared to 2008. Many experts have repeatedly claimed a necessity to invest funds into the diversification...


SIBUR Planning to Build Second Gas Processing Installation in Tobolsk
Russian Government Interference Helped to Find Temporary Solution for Dispute Over Ethylene Price
Termination of Investigation Concerning Acetone Imported from Russia to India
Ukraine: Styrene Imports 57.3% down to 694 Tonnes in July


Carbon Dioxide and Dry Ice Production and Consumption in CIS

In CIS countries there are three basic groups of carbon dioxide producers: – specialised carbon dioxide enterprises;
– industrial companies;
– alcohol and beer plants. Specialised enterprises make carbon dioxide by burning hydrocarbon raw materials. The latter two groups produce carbon dioxide as by-product of the manufacturing operations. They obtain CO2 as associated...


Voronezhsintezkauchuk Inked a Contract with a U.S. Company for the Construction of a New Plant
Sulphuric Acid Production in Ukraine 60.4% up to 120,000 Tonnes in July
Ukraine: Titanium Dioxide Production and Exports Grew in July
Epitaxial Heterostructures based on Gallium Arsenide will be Produced in St. Petersburg
Ukrainian Soda Ash Production and Exports down in July
Caustic Soda Production in Ukraine 62.2% up to 6,000 Tonnes in July

Manufacture and Consumption of Thionyl Chloride in CIS

Lanxess Basic Chemicals (Germany) is the biggest global producer of thionyl chloride. The company has two thionyl chloride plants in Germany and  in India. Another Indian company Transpek Industry is the second major SOCl2 maker. This list is added with a Swiss thionyl chloride enterprise SF-Chem AG which was acquired in 2007 by CABB GmbH (Germany), one of the leading producers of monochloroacetic...


R&D Institute of Urea Won a Tender for Urea Plant Modernisation in Uzbekistan
Ukrainian Environment Ministry to Reclaim 4,000 Tonnes of Pesticides by 2012
Foreign Trade with Ammonium Nitrate in Ukraine in July
Minimum Price of Ammonium Nitrate Unchanged at UAH 1,800 per Tonne on Ukrainian Domestic Market During September 3-10
Minimum Price of Urea Unchanged at UAH 2,150 per Tonne on Ukrainian Domestic Market from September 3 to 10
Potassium Chloride Imports into Ukraine 12.5 Times up to 15,119 Tonnes in July
Carbamide Exports from Ukraine down by 51.5% to 115,580 Tonnes in July
Belaruskali Reincorporated as a Joint-Stock Company Intends to Double Export in 2010


Paints and coatings


Empils Assembly Adhesives: Both for Professional Use and DIY Sector
Khimprom (Novocheboksarsk) Manufactured Pilot Batch of Enamel for Lighting Equipment
Ceramic Pigments for Refractory Enamel and Lacquer Coatings
Caparol Ukraine to Increase Number of its Warehouses from 18 to 25
Teknos and Oliva to Srengthen their Presence in Poland by Joining Forces
SCS Opens New Coating Center on Mainland Europe


Chemistry and energy


Production of Lithium-Ion Batteries in Novosibirsk Region will be Launched in 2011
Russia to Produce Biobutanol in Irkutsk Region and Aims to Boost Agricultural Exports through Bioenergy


Chemistry and business


Board of Directors of Nizhnekamskneftekhim Reviewed Results of Financial and Economic Activities for 6 Months of 2010
Cherepovets Ammofos Summed up Results for July and 7 months of 2010
Cherepovets Azot JSC in July: Ups and Downs
In July Balakovo Mineral Fertilisers Reduced the Production of Agrochemicals in Comparison with Last Year
Pigment JSC: Pre-Crisis Figures Exceeded
Salavatsteklo JSC Acquired Part of Shares in UPEMAC
Lysychanska Soda Raises RUB 134m in Credit from Russian Avilon
Prosecutor-General’s Office: Kyiv Has Sold 51% of Kyivkhimvolokno to Novyi Rehion
Henkel Ukraine to Cut Statutory Fund to UAH 283.4m
Grodno Azot's Net Income 4 Times up in January-July 2010
Croatia’s Petrokemija: Commercial Papers Redemption Made on September 17
Great Deals with Petrochemical Products at State Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange of Turkmenistan
Armenia’s Vanadzor-Khimprom Resumes Production
Nairit Chemical Plant Needs Efficient Management Company
Univar Expands in the Baltics with Distribution Agreement and New Office

Countries and regions

Overview of the chemical industry of the Siberian Federal District

The Siberian Federal District (SFD) is an administrative unit in the Siberian part of Russian Federation, formed by presidential decree of 13 May, 2000. The area is 5145.0 km2 or 30% of the area of RF (second place after the Far Eastern Federal District). It includes 12 subjects of RF, in particular, the four republics, three territories, and five regions. There are many large chemical companies...


New Anticaking Agent for Fertilisers Developed in Russia
5,300 Tonnes of Sarin Destroyed at Russian Chemical Weapons Disposal Plant
Japan’s DIC to Build Ink Factory near Moscow
German company MC-Bauchemie to Manufacture Chemicals and Additives for Construction Industry in Serbia
Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan Introduce New Regulation of Trade of Chemical Production

Speciality chemicals


Russian Chemical and Rubber Rose in Prices in August
Russia’s Prime Minister Wants to Establish Centre for Chemical Technologies
Bulgaria’s Chemical Producers Prices Increase in July
Chemical Producer Price Inflation Slows in Czech Republic
Azerbaijan's Petrochemical industry in 2010: Strong Growth but from a Very Low Base
Foreign Trade with Chemicals in Lithuania in January–July 2010
Kazakhstan's Chemical Sector Grew by 170.5% in January–July of 2010

Hexamine Production and Market in Russia

There are two hexamine producers in Russia: Metafrax JSC (Gubaha, Perm region) and Shchekinoazot JSC (Pervomaysky, Tula Region). In Russia hexamine is obviously an export-oriented product. Imports are limited and made up only 15.1 tonnes in 2009. In 2009 the yearly exports enlarged to 18,500 tonnes. Our valuable subscribers are invited to read the full text of the article downloading the current issue...


Imports of Pharmaceutical Products into Ukraine up to USD 200.6m in July
Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine: Prohibition of Advertising Will Cause Lower Prices of Medicines
NASB, India’s Cipla to Set up JV Producing Medicines
Galapagos to Acquire GlaxoSmithKline Research Centre in Croatia
Hungary’s NanGenex to Introduce the New GMP Compliant Industrial Scale NanoPilot™ Instrument


Chemical Equipment


Large-Sized Columns for a Polypropylene-Production Complex Delivered to Russia
Chemical Plant Luch in Yaroslavl Puts into Operation New Extrusion Blow Molding Machine
Crimean Soda Factory To Build Steam Power Plant
Cherkasy-Based Azot Repairs Second Unit in Its Workshop A-3
MFP KCCW Starts up a New Water Purification System


Chemistry and Ecology


Voskresensk Mineral Fertilisers Reclaims Phosphogypsum Ground
Purifying Water in Novomoskovsk

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