Eurasian chemical market
№10(46), 2010

№10(46), 2010


World Market of Polyamides and Caprolactam

Caprolactam is a cyclic amid of hexoic acid, used mainly in the manufacture of large-tonnage polymer – polyamide-6. In 2009 the global demand for caprolactam was estimated at 3.65m tonnes with world’s capacities utilized at 69%. In the CIS, there are five operating caprolactam plants with a total capacity of 516,000 tpy. Last year, the overall 6-hexanelactam output in the CIS made up...


Tomskneftekhim Introduces New PP Grades
Visteon Opens Manufacturing Facility in Kaluga, Russia
Composite Capacities Added at Polyplastic's Saratov Pipe Plant
EBRD Decides Borrow EUR 29.8m to Ukrplastic
Polystyrene Production in Ukraine down by 99.4% to 15 tonnes in September
Chemical Fibers Production in Ukraine down by 61.9% to 59 Tons in September
New BASF Polyurethane System House Opened in Poland
Acrylic Yarn Produced in Uzbekistan Domestically from Now on
Second PP Sack Line Commissioned at Navoiyzot

Polymer Materials Welding (Second Theoretical and Practical Conference in Moscow)

The second theoretical and practical conference “Welding of polymer materials” was held in Moscow. The purpose of the conference was to provide the specialists the information of the latest welding methods and technologies. The attendees were challenged to deal with the issues of upgrading the present and adopting the newest welding technologies in a view to facilitate the industry to effective...

Ukraine’s Polymer Sheets Market Review

The sheets made of polycarbonate, polyvinyl chloride, polymethylmethacrylate as well as of polystyrene, ABS and propylene build up the base of the Ukrainian polymer sheets market. The consumption of all kinds of polymer sheets was on the wane under the influence of the economic crisis. The biggest failure was in the market for PVC-sheets – in 2009 its capacity decreased threefold. In years to...
Rubbers and tyres


Sibur to Exit Tyre Business in Future
Kremenchuk Technical Carbon Factory Shareholder Meeting Fails over Lack of Quorum
Ukrainian SPF Again Puts up for Sale 89.5% of Bila Tserkva Fabricated Rubber Product Plant
KyivHuma Decides to Convert Shares into Book-Entry from Certificated Form
Production of Cord Fabric in Ukraine down by 81.5% to 89,000 Square Meters in September
Belarus Introduces Licensing of Tyre Exports to Ukraine
Very Good Results for Nokian Tyres in Russia/CIS
Michelin Adding Retreading Capacity to Russian Factory




Launch of Taneco Oil Refining Complex First Stage
Lukoil Selected Burckhardt Compression for Refinery Upgrade
Azerkimya Delivered the First Lot of Butane-Butylene Fraction to Nizhnekamskneftekhim



Air Liquide to Invest, Build and Operate a New State-of-the-art Air Separation Unit in Russia
Conference Devoted to the Future of Ammonia Production at EuroChem’s Nevinnomysskiy Azot
Gazprom Exports 2.3m tonnes of Sulfur in H1 2010
Praxair Expands into Russia
Ammonia Production in Ukraine 52.2% up to 389,700 Tonnes in September
Soda Ash Production in Ukraine 27.5% up to 65,000 tonnes in September
Titanium Dioxide Production in Ukraine up by 14.4% to 12,400 tonnes in September
Caustic Soda Production in Ukraine 2.3% Up To 4,500 tonnes In September
CN National Chemical inks contract with Belarusian firm



Salavatnefteorgsintez Offers Support for Bashkir Agricultural Producers
Cherepovets Azot Fulfilled August Production Plan at 100 percent
Cherepovets Ammofos Increased Production by 136,800 Tonnes during 8 Months
Berezniki Azot Upgrade Urea Manufacturing Unit
Balakovo Mineral Fertilisers Increased Production by 14.3% for Eight Months
R&D Institute of Urea Won Prestigious Award
Odesa Portside Factory Ends Q3 with Losses of UAH 188.7m
Industrial Policy Ministry of Ukraine: USD 205 Per 1,000 Cubic Meters is Optimum Gas Price for Producers of Nitrogen fertilisers
Derzhzovnishinform: Companies with Ukrainian Assets will Most Probably Lease DniproAzot's Assets
Cherkasy Azot To Reconstruct Carbamide Plant M-6 By Mid November
Minimum Price of Carbamide up 1.59% to UAH 2,950 per Tonne on Ukrainian Domestic Market during October 15-22
Minimum Price of Ammonium Nitrate 4.3% up to UAH 2,200 per Tonne on Ukrainian Domestic Market during October 15-22
Ammonium Nitrate Production in Ukraine 88.1% up to 148,400 tonnes in September
Carbamide Production in Ukraine down by 19.6% to 237,500 Tonnes in September
Production of Carbamide-Ammoniac Compound in Ukraine up in 4.6 Times to 38,100 tonnes in September
Ammophos Production in Ukraine up by 78% to 17,800 Tonnes in SeptemberUkrainian N-P-K Production 3.1 Times up to 23,000 tonnes in September

Computer Process Simulators: Safety and Efficiency of Industrial Facilities

Computer process simulators - a modern highly efficient tool for personnel training/retraining - can be of valuable help in preparation of personnel and reduction of human factor influence. Aplication of computer process simulator for personnel training at hazardous industrial facilities in Russia is obligatory. Such a process simulator was developed by R&D Institute of Urea for explosion hazardous...
Paints and coatings


Dow Coating Materials Meets Needs of CIS Coatings Industry
Novocheboksarsk-based Khimprom Launched the Production of Insulating Varnishes and Resins Ahead of Schedule
Empils has Added New Products to the Oreol Titan Specialized Series of Paints and Varnishes
New High-Performance Protective Coating Composition

Chemistry and energy

Practical Use of MTBE-petrol and ETBE-petrol Coefficient-Factors

In recent years, over 60% of automobile users opted for diesel fuel with more improved ecological and economical characteristics. This resulted in a decline in petrol consumption in Europe. So, in 2009 there were used 96m tonnes of petrol compared to 119.1m tonnes in 2003. In Europe there are 135 refineries with a total capacity of 853m tpy of oil. The Europe-made petrol consists of 30% cat-cracked...


New Plant Manufacturing Solar Panels with Thin Film Coatings will be Commissioned in Russia in Early 2012
Biotechnology Corporation to Build in Russia 30 Plants Producing Biofuel
Production of Biodiesel in Belarus up 67.2% in January-September
AREVA and Kazatomprom Strengthen their Partnership in the Front-end Nuclear Cycle


Chemistry and business


Rosneft to Acquire 50% of Ruhr Oel GmbH
Russian-Kazakhstan Nanotechnology Venture Fund Moves Closer to Founding
SOCAR and Nizhnekamskneftekhim to Сo-operate in World Markets
American, Russian Scientists to Join Forces to Take Laboratory Chemical Innovations to the Marketplace
Uralchimplast Increased Production Kuibyshev
Azot Completed Acquisition of the Baltex Property Complex
Aspo : Telko First Safety and Quality Assessed Chemical Industry Distributor in Russia
Ukrkhimtransammiak Intending to Raise USD 35m in Credit
Sumykhimprom Preserves Yield Rate of its Series B Bonds At 24% per Annum in 13-16 Coupon Period
Ukrainian SPF Commits to Return UAH 400m to Frunze Flora of Security Deposit for Participation in Privatisation of Odesa Portside Factory by December 24
Halnaftokhim Ends Q3 With Profit Of UAH 2.4mAzmol Ends Q3 with UAH 6.4m in Losses
ECHA to Register Grodno Azot Products by December
CFR Marfa Inked Contract with Oltchim

Countries and regions


Chemical Production in Russia's Krasnodar Territory Grew Up
Chemical Deicers Prohibited in Moscow Residential Areas
Detergents Based on Soda Ash and Sodium Bicarbonate to be Produced in Uzbekistan
Growth in the Chemical Industry of Kazakhstan
Chemical Output in Armenia Exceeded 7.1bn Drams in January-September
In First Six Months of 2010 Croatian Chemical Producers Got EUR 104.9m Foreign Investments

Blooming «oasis» of the Russian chemical industry?

The Central Federal District (CFD) is one of the most developed Russian regions in the socio-economic terms. A prominent place in the CFD industry occupies chemical complex. In 2008 on it fell about 27.3% of total Russian chemical production with an annual growth rate of 25.9%. According to the indicators the region occupies a leading position in the country. Almost all segments of Russia's chemical...
Speciality chemicals


Pavlohrad Chemical Plant Says Ukrainian Government has not Financed Program for Destruction of Ammunition since Beginning of 2010
Tosol-Sintez Presented New Brake Liquid
Magnetic Field Reduce Viscosity of Adhesive Composition Based on Urea-Formaldehyde Resins
Polotsk-Steklovolokno to Sell More Firefighting Blankets in ATR countries
DuPont Offers New Cable Insulating Materials for Submersible Pumps Used at Russian Wells Requiring Artificial Lift for Oil Extraction
Henkel to Build EUR 14.7 m Adhesives Plant in Hungary
Sonoco to Handle Henkel's Adhesives from its Service Center in Poland




Establishing Pharmaceutical Cluster in Kaluga Region
NL Biotechnologies and Naptor Ink Co-operation Agreement in Kazan
Ukrainian Cabinet Assigns UAH 65m to Maintain Quality of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment
Farmak to Commission Shop for Production of Sterile Drug in Vials and Ampoules by 2012
Court Maintains Ban for Farmak to Use Chondrasil Trademark
New Pharmaceutical Company Launched in Uzbekistan
Serbia and Kazakhstan to Co-operate in Making Pharmaceuticals
Romania’s Pharmaceutical Market Likely to Attain EUR 2.4bn in 2010
European Standards to be Introduced in Pharmaceutical Regulations in Serbia
Grindeks Receives the Baltic Corporate Excellence Award

Chemical Equipment


100-metre High Pillar for Propane Dehydrogenation Facility Delivered to Tobolsk-Polymer Industrial Site
New Pyrolysis Furnace to be Built at Salavatnefteorgsintez
Planned Completion of the First Phase Construction Works of Taneco Refinery and Petrochemical Plant Complex
Gubkinsky Gas Processing Complex Became the Russian Leader in the Deep Processing of Associated Petroleum Gas


Chemistry and Ecology


Nizhnekamskneftekhim Awarded for Effective Environmental Management
EuroChem to Build an Industrial Waste Dump in the Murmansk Region and Starts a Program Clean Water in Novomoskovsk
Serbian Minister: “Proper Management of Chemicals Important for Economy, Health”
Romania’s Senate Banned Potential Polluters from Black Sea Shoreline
Lviv Pilot Lubricant Plant Should Pay UAH 71.9m in Compensation for Polluting Water


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