Eurasian chemical market
№12(48), 2010

№12(48), 2010



Chemical Fibers Production in Ukraine down by 54.8% to 152 Tonnes in October
Ukraine Imports no Viscose Filament in October
Two Polymer Project to be Effected in East Kazakhstan
Mogilevkhimvolokno to Launch New Types of Polyester Materials
PET Bottles Black Market in Croatia worth HRK 500m
Positive Outlook for Hungarian PVC Producer


Rubbers and tyres

Chloroprene rubbers: Back to the Future

Currently, the world market welcomes the producers of chloroprene rubber. This elastomer recovers its importance. In recent years, global chloroprene rubber demand declined because of its relatively high costs and growth of competition from other elastomers, for instance ethylele-propylenediene rubbers. This trend is most clearly observed in the automotive industry, which consumes about 20% of world...


Tatneft Manufactured 100,000 Solid Steel Cord Tyres
Reliance Industries and SIBUR in a JV for Butyl Rubber Production in India
Rosava Delivers 5,000 WQ Tyres to Germany
Ukraine's Property Fund again Offers for Sale 50.1% of Lysychansk Mechanical Rubber Goods Factory


Global and Russian phenol markets

After the recession in 2008-2009, the world phenol market began to recover. In the coming years the production output is expected to grow at a rate of 5.5% per year, and in Asia the growth rate will be 7% annually. If this situation do not goes worse the production output will reach pre-crisis level next year. The growth rate of phenol consumption in the world will amount to 5-6% per year. Chiefly,...


Fluor and Russia’s SIBUR Sign Memorandum of Understanding
Ukrainian Court Liquidates Fobos — Producer of Petroleum Solvents and Aromatic Hydrocarbons



Sodium Cyanide Production and Market in CIS

Sodium cyanide is a product of hydrocyanic acid and sodium hydroxide with a variety of applications, the main of which is gold extraction. The cyanides refer to extremely dangerous substances and require a very careful treatment. The world sodium cyanide production makes up 520,000 tpy, 3% of which or 15,000-30,000 tpy is manufactured in CIS. Basic CIS producers include Korund-Cyan CJSC, Saratovorgsintez...


Russia'a PhosAgro Starts USD 83m Sulphuric Acid Mill
EuroChem Refits Belorechensk Facility
Environmentally Sound Production of Sodium Cyanide in Russia: Evonik Grants Licenses to EPC Engineering Consulting
Stans Energy Reports on Round Table Rare Earth Meeting at the Canadian Embassy in Moscow
Russian Rare-Earth Reserves May Be Higher than Forecast
Ukrainian Export and Import of Ammonia in October
Soda Ash Production in Ukraine 6.7% up to 65,100 Tonnes in October
Caustic Soda Production in Ukraine 6.5% up to 4,900 tonnes in October
Titanium Dioxide Exports from Ukraine 7.5% up to 11,400 tonnes in October
Group DF Interested in Creating Single Vertically Integrated Entity in Ukrainian Titanium Industry Jointly with Government
Sulphuric Acid Production in Ukraine 10.4% down to 107,000 Tonnes in October



PhosAgro Applied for a Loan from Sberbank to Finance a Possible Acquisition of Potash Corporation
Merger of Russia's Top two Producers of Potash to Create the World's No. 2 Player
BPC to Continue Export of Uralkali Products after Uralkali-Silvinit Merger
BPC to Supply 5m Tonnes of Potash Fertilisers to Norwegian Yara
Uralkali and Silvinit enters into Long-Term Agreements with all major Russian NPK Producers
Uralchem, OJSC Announces Completion of another Reorganization Stage
Uralchem Received Certificate of Participant of Global Responsible Care Initiative
EuroChem, Krasnodar Territory’s Administration Entered into the Agreement for Performance of Full-scale Agricultural Work
EuroChem and Stavropol Territory Administration Sign Agricultural Co-operation Agreement
Indian Government Invites Russian Companies to Participate in Revival of eight Nitrogen Fertiliser Plants
In January-November Production of Mineral Fertilisers in Belarus up 85.2%
Gomel Chemical Plant to Triple Production of NPK Fertilisers by 2015
Sunkar Resources: Update on Chilisai Phosphate Fertiliser Project
Ukraine's Ammonium Nitrate Exports up, Imports down in October
Minimum Price of Ammonium Nitrate up 0.1% at Ukrainian Domestic Market during November 26 - December 3
Carbamide Exports from Ukraine down by 64.3% in October
Minimum Price of Carbamide down to UAH 3,100 per tonne at Ukrainian Domestic Market during November 26-December 3
Ukraine Exports 25,000 tonnes of UAN in October
Potassium Chloride Imports into Ukraine up to 22,020 tonnes in October

Paints and coatings


Tikkurila to Sell its Powder Coatings Business in Russia
New Method of Preparing Orange G Pigment Developed in Russia

Chemistry and energy


Kazakhstan-based Subsidiary of Arcelor
Mittal Considers Use of EcoloCap M-Fuel in Steelmaking
BDI – BioEnergy International Know-How now Playing a Leading Role in Belarus too
Germany Refuses to Ship Radioactive Waste to Mayak Pending Safety Evaluations
Mozyr Oil Refinery Processed 950,000 Tonnes of Venezuelan Oil
New Catalyst for Production of Methyl Ethers of Fatty Acids Patented in Russia

Chemistry and business


SIBUR Liquidates AK Sibur OJSC in Connection with the Fulfillment of Terms of a Settlement Agreement with Creditors
Indian Chemical Industry Looking for Russian Investors
Stirol Intends to Reorganize into Public from Open JSC
Crimea Titan Invites Tender For Banks To Raise UAH 262.4m Loan
Group DF Interested In Acquiring Enterprises For Production Of Titanium Products In European Union
Firtash Forecasts Stirol to Gain 100% Capacity before 2012
Group DF May Float Its Shares at Foreign Exchanges
SPF Sells 40% In Siverskodonetsk Azot Association To American Worldwide Chemical
Court Confirms Kyiv's Ownership for 51% of Kyivkhimvolokno
Borschahivka Chemical Pharmaceutical Plant Lowers Yield of 24th-27th Coupons of Series A Bonds from 26.7% to 19% per Annum
DCH Still Planning Sell Cherkasy Azot
Program for Development of Small and Medium Chemical Enterprises to be Worked out in Armenia
Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz Representatives Pay Visit to Azerikimya Production Unit
Azerbaijan Invests in Turkish Chemical Producers

Countries and regions

Problems and prospects of the Ural chemical industry

Today the Ural Federal District (UFD) is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing regions of the Russian Federation for socio-economic aspects. It occupies the 1st place for the extraction of natural resources and the 3rd for industrial production. Chemical industry of the UFD is represented virtually by all segments: oil processing and gas chemistry, manufacture of pharmaceuticals, organic and...


Ukraine: Negative Balance in Foreign Trade with Chemicals, Polymers and Rubbers in January-October
Production at Azerbaijan’s Chemical Enterprises Makes up AZN 172.8bn during 11 Months
In January-October 2010 main trading partners of Ukraine were Russia, China, Germany, Poland and USA for imports and Russia, Turkey, Italy, Belarus, Poland and Germany for exports

Speciality chemicals


Gabriel-Chemie Significantly Extends its Activities in Russia
Rusnano to Finance the Production of Materials Made with Nanomodified PTFE




Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Visits the High-tech ChemRar Centre in Khimki
Supplies of Molybdenum Isotopes from Russia Sufficient to Cover all Global Demand
Slovenian Drug Maker Krka in Russia: Results for Q1-3, 2010 and Plans for 2011
Novartis Affirms Commitment to Russia through USD 500m Multi-year Healthcare Investment
Farmak Launches First Phase of Facility for Production...
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