Eurasian chemical market
№11(47), 2010

№11(47), 2010


Russian Polymers 2010 Forum

Today's polymer business environment in Russia looks very unhealthy. To improve the situation, the attendees of the Russian Polymers 2010 Forum agreed to do their best, however, not without the participation of the government... The event, organised by the consulting company Creon CJSC, brought together many companies engaged in production, distribution and processing of polymers. Now just the...


Agreement on Carbon Fibre Textiles Facility in Russia
Fire-Resistant Polymer Nanocomposites
Rosneft selects Ineos Technologies for Angarsk Polymer Plant in Russia
Sibur Starts Production of Alphapor™ Insulation for the First Time in Russia
Court Returns 51% in Kyivkhimvolokno into Municipal Property
Ukrainian Companies Imported 66 Tonnes of Viscose Filament in September
Pegas Nonwovens Announces the Establishment of a New Subsidiary in Czech Republic

Rubbers and tyres


Pirelli, Russian Technologies and Sibur Holding Sign Agreement to Develop Joint Activities in Russia
Investment Project of Nairit Plant Estimated at USD 150-300m


World and Russian Market of Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A is the most essential phenol derivative. 43 percent of world's C6H5OH consumption falls on BPA. Bisphenol A is primarily used to produce polycarbonate. It is one of the key monomers in epoxy resins manufacture. The demand for bisphenol A in the world was estimated at 3.9m tonnes in 2009. The global diphenolpropane demand is predicted to rise by 4.4% in 2011, up to 4.15m tonnes. The...


Styrene Imports to Ukraine 24.8% up to 3,000 Tonnes in October
South Korea's STX Heavy Industries Wins USD 210m Order from Azerbaijan's AzMeCo to Build a Methanol Plant
Financing of Construction of the Methanol Plant in Nizhnij Tagil to Commence in April 2011
M+W Group is to Set up an Amino-Acids Plant in Siberia
Temporary Reduction of Processing Capacity in Litvinov Refinery in Czech Republic
Gazprom and Itochu to Build LNG Plant




Lukoil Starts Chlorine and Caustic Soda Production at Karpatnaftokhim
Stans Energy Signs MOI with the All-Russian Research Institute of Chemical Technology
EuroChem Installing Efficient Technologies in Novomoskovsk
Dagfos Builds RUB 2.2bn Complex for Production of Sulphuric Acid and its Derivatives
Jewelry Looks Much Better when Coated with Rhodium




Uralkali Enters into Long-Term MOP Contracts with Russian NPK Producers and Keeps Prices Unchanged for Russian Agriproducers in H1, 2011
Acron Announces H1 2011 Fertiliser Price Cap for Russian Farmers
MHI and Sojitz Receive 1bn Order from Russian Republic of Tatarstan For Large-scale Urea Fertilizer Plant Construction
Ukraine Drops Antidumping Import Duty on Ammonia Nitrate for Russian EuroChem
Syria to Boost Supplies of Phosphates to Ukraine
BPC: Higher Prices for Potassium Chloride for Brazil, Southeast Asia, Getting Exclusive Right to export Belarusian Nitrogen Fertilizers
New Chemical Fertilizer Plant Commissioned in Croatia
Bulgaria's Agropolychim to Invest in New Production Units

Paints and coatings

Chromium Pigments Production and Market in CIS

The CIS has only chromium oxide pigment commercially produced. Chromium oxide green is used in the manufacture of prime coatings, paints and enamels (including heat-resistant ones), various kinds of decorative and printing inks, as well as for colouring plastics, glass enamels, money printing and painting of porcelain. There are three manufacturers of chromium oxide in CIS: Aktobe Plant of Chromium...


British Producer Invests in its Wall Coating Factory in Moscow
Coating Changing Lyophilic and Sorption Properties Patented in Russia
New Method for Obtaining Powder Coatings Based on Metal Matrix Developed in Belarus
Bodo Möller Chemie : Partnership with BASF Extended to Poland

Chemistry and energy


Russian Planes to Use the Aircraft Biofuel Made of Sawdust
Chemically Purified Rapeseed as a Component of Biofuel
BioLand to Present Biodiesel Project at Investment Forum in Germany
German Investor to Produce Silicon in Belarus
90,000 Tonnes of Biofuels Should Be Used in Estonia in 2020

Chemistry and business


The President of SIBUR Meets the President of Yokogawa Electric Corporation
Rusnano and Plastic Logic Announce Agreement to Establish New Plastic Electronics Production in Russia
EuroChem Series 03 Rouble Bond Issue Attracts RUB 9.2bn in Demand
Loan from EBRD will Enable Finnish Rani Plast to Build a EUR 20m Polyethylene Film Extrusion Plant in Russia
Magna International Announces Plant Opening in Kaluga
DniproAzot Endorses Decision to Lease out Property Complex, Decides to Convert its Shares into Electronic Form
Ukrainian State Property Fund Again Offers 91.6% of Svema for Sale
Kremenchuk Technical Carbon Factory Shareholder Meeting Fails Again for Lack of Quorum
EBRD Loans Ukrplastyk EUR 29.8m
Belarus Interested in Borrowing BASF Technologies
Serbia: Chemical Company Nevena will not be Sold to Bulgaria's Bulcvet
No Bidders for Macedonian Loss-making Chemical Plant Ohis Again

Countries and regions


Belarus' Chemical and Petrochemical Producers: Strange Trend
Belarus, Vietnam Agree on Cooperation in Petrochemical Industry
Chemical Production in Azerbaijan Edges upwards
During 18 Years of Independence Croatia's Chemical Sector Got EUR 1.7bn of Direct Foreign Investments
Higher Prices for Chemicals, Coke and Refined Petroleum Products in Czech Republic
Turnover Growth in Manufacture of Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals in Latvia
Prices for Chemicals Rose 14.6% in October (YOY) in Hungary

Speciality chemicals

Organic Peroxides for Crosslinking: Review of World Production

Almost all thermoplastics, as well as natural and synthetic elastomers, can be crosslinked using organic peroxides. The major classes are dialkyl peroxides, peroxyesters and ketone peroxides. Today, the polymer market consumes more than 100,000 tpy of peroxides. In the last two decades, the average annual growth rate ranged between 2.5-4.5%. Three major producers dominate the market with three-quarters...


Eastman Completes Benzoflex™ Plasticizer Expansion at Estonia Site
Nalco and LUKOIL Form Energy Chemicals JV to Serve Western Siberia
Rusnano Supervisory Board Approves New Investment Projects Totaling RUB 7bn
Cooperation Agreement in the Sphere of Lubricants Design Signed between Gazpromneft-Lubricants and SIBUR Holding
Swedspan to Plan Adhesive Resin Plant in Poland



Pharmstandard Reports on Closing Transaction Sales 11, 4% Ordinary Shares of the Latvia's Pharmaceutical Company Grindex
Kyivmedpreparat to Convert Shares into Book-Entry from Certificated Form
Armenia’s Pharmaceutical Industry Grows from 1.9bn Drams in 2005 to Almost 3bn Drams in 2010
Bosnian Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Bosnalijek: EUR 2.9m Euro Net Profit in 9 Months
Romania's A&D Pharma Posted EUR 469.1m Consolidated Sales in Q1-3, 2010

Chemical Equipment


Two Giant Columns Installed at the Tobolsk-Polymer Site
Russian Manufacturer Orders Complete System for Continuous Production of Foam Insulated Pipe from KraussMaffei Berstorff
China Valves Technology to Supply Its Equipment to Kazakhstan

Chemistry and Ecology


Nizhnekamskneftekhim is the Leader of Environmental Activity again
Kovdorsky GOK Invests in Hazardous Air Emission Reductions and Cleaner Environment
Saratov Oil Refinery Invests in Reducing Atmospheric Emissions, Biological Remediation of Contaminated Soil
SOCAR's Ecology Department and Temiz Sheher to Cooperate for Environmental Protection
Bulgaria to Introduce Eco-Tax on Plastic Bags

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