Eurasian chemical market
№2(50), 2011

№2(50), 2011


Production of Ion-Exchange Resins in CIS

In CIS ion-exchange resins (IER) are manufactured only in Russia and Ukraine. Four companies representing these countries successfully compete with foreing producers in terms of price and quantity of the products. A bulk of ion-exchange resin output is applied in CIS mainly in the processes of water treatment and water purification for nuclear and thermal power facilities. Yet, a dynamic growth of...


Sibur-Khimprom Launched EPS Plant
Biaxplen NC Launches Production of three New Kinds of Film
In December, 2010 Ukraine's Stirol Produced 763 Tonnes of Polystyrene
Chemical Fibers Production in Ukraine Down to 99 Tonnes in December
Viscose Filament Imports into Ukraine Down to 30 Tonnes in December
Indorama to Invest in PE Plant in Uzbekistan
FYR Macedonia Prompting a Switch to Biodegradable Shopping Bags by 2013

Rubbers and tyres

Russia's and Ukraine's Market for Rubber Gloves

The Ukrainian and Russian markets of rubber gloves are provided by over 20 manufacturers. There are four basic kinds of gloves depending on the usage sphere: medical, protective, dielectric and household. The first one in the highest demand in the market. The import of medical gloves makes up over 75% in Russia and about 70% in Ukraine. The import of rubber gloves is expected to grow in a view of...


Ukrainian Manufacturers Produced 409,600 Tyres in December, 2010
Kremenchuk Technical Carbon Plant Ends 2010 with Profit and Aiming to Increase Production to 54,860 Tonnes In 2011
Ukraine's Production and Imports of Cord Fabric in December, 2010 Up, Exports Down
Court Launches Bankruptcy Procedure at Rosava
Kyiv Regional Governor Prysiazhniuk Expects Construction of Tyre Recycling Plant in Bila Tserkva to Commence in March
Eurotire Opens New Office In Kazakhstan
No Governmental Guarantees for Nairit Rubber Plant
Austrian WIL AG to Effect Turn-key Tyre Recycling Project in Poland


Prospects of World and Russian Melamine Market

The Moscow Conference «Melamine 2010» was held to deal with problems concerning the economic and technological development of melamine industry which is currently a major focus of attention of both Russian and global investors. Melamine is a component of furniture, laminates, floor covering, chip boards, utensils, and buildings, etc. Globally, 97% of melamine is applied in the production...


Upgrade of Transalkylation Unit in Progress at the Monomer Plant of Salavatnefteorgsintez
SIBUR and TNK-BP Expand their APG Processing JV
Ukraine Imported 2,100 Tonnes of Styrene in December
Smoly Signs Contract with British Chemical Management on Supplies of Vinylbenzene And Divinylbenzene for USD 1.7m in 2011
Mogilevkhimvolokno Successfully Finished Dimethyl Terephthalate Registration in Accordance with European Union Regulation RЕАСН
Russian Institutes to Prepare Feasibility Study of Reconstruction of Azerbaijani Base Chemical Enterprise



Russia: Output of Ammonia and Sulphuric Acid Grew
Evraz Signed Contract with Praxair Rus for Supply of Industrial Gases
Rusal to Restart Production of Alumina from Bauxite in Jamaica
Crimean Soda Plant Increased Production of Soda Ash by 14.6% in 2010
Crimea Titan Raises Titanium Dioxide Production by 22.1% in 2010
Chinese Investor to Finance Building of Soda Ash Plant in Belarus
Turkmenistan to Start Production and Export of Rare Earth Metals



Shareholders Approval of Combination of Silvinit with Uralkali
Ukrtekhnofos Incurs Losses of UAH 12.7m in 2010
During February 10-17 Minimum Price of Urea on Ukrainian Domestic Market Down and Export One Up
During February 10-17 Minimum Price of Ammonium Nitrate on Ukrainian Domestic Market Up and Export One Unchanged
Belaruskali to Increase Potash Salts Production to 42m Tonnes by 2015
Preliminary Information on Feasibility Study for Chilisai Phosphate Project in Kazakhstan
Mineral Mining PLC: Drilling Underway on Tajikistan Potash Project

Paints and coatings


Tikkurila Remains a Key Player at the P&C market of Eastern Europe
Empils Updated RastsvetTM Product Range
Synthesia Introducing its New Product - Pigment Red 255

Chemistry and energy

Future Trends of Global AdBlue Market

Today urea found its prospective industrial application as its aqueous solution in a process called selective catalyst reduction (SCR) to reduce emissions of oxides from the exhaust of diesel engined motor vehicles.

In 2009 Adblue consumption in EU countries exceeded 1m tone. Over 90% of Adblue consumption falls on Europe. A number of AdBlue producers are the affiliated companies of urea...


Uralkali Continues Implementing Energy Saving Programme
Method of Producing Biodiesel Proposed by Russian Chemists Makes Process Simplier
Lancaster Group Plans to Export Polysilicon from Kazakhstan Production Facility

Chemistry and business


Acron Increases Club Loan to USD 425m
In 2010, Sibur Increased its Production of Petrochemicals by 6%
Rusnano and Dow Chemical to Explore Joint Projects with Emphasis on Nanotechnologies
Sumykhimprom Ended 2010 with Losses of UAH 150.9m
UkrAhro NPK Ended 2010 with Profit of UAH 18.8m
Ukrainian Property Fund Fails to Sell 99.4% of Vuhlekompozyt
Crimea Titan Attracts UAH 221.5m and USD 129.7m from Ukreximbank
Grodno Azot Reported December and 2010 Full-Year Results
Georgia in Negotiations with Azerbaijan on Construction of Oil Refinery
Azerbaijan: Phenomenal Growth of Chemical Production in January
Unipetrol posted EBIT of +122m in Q4, 2010
Ciech Finalised the Agreement with Banks
Dynea Expands its Presence in the South Eastern Region of Europe
Azmol Ended Q4, 2010 at Loss of UAH 15.6m

Speciality chemicals


Russian Detergents Market Cannot Be Characterised as Well-Established
Russia's Karbonik to Manufacture Ascorbic Acid from Wheat
New Corrosion Inhibitor for Oil Field Equipment and Gas Pipelines
Stakhanov Technical Carbon Plant Ends 2010 with Profit of UAH 2.4m
Bridgestone's Daughter Company to Manufactur EVA Films in Poland



Galenika, AstraZeneca to Build Drug Plants in Russia's Kaluga Region
Imports of Pharmaceuticals into Ukraine Up to USD 310.5m in December, 2010
Sale of Medicines in Ukraine Grows to 1.2bn Packs in 2010
InterChem Planning to Supply Pharmaceutical Goods to Moldova, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Belarus
Kyiv Vitamin Plant to Open Office in Belarus
Halychfarm Ended 2010 with UAH 4.9m in Profit
Farmak to Put into Operation SAP ERP Information System in 2012
Kyivmedpreparat Ends 2010 with Profit of UAH 34.4m
Farmeks Group Begins Production of Medicines in Boryspil, Kyiv Region
Borschahivka Chemical Pharmaceutical Plant Earns UAH 59.5m in 2010
Poltava Medical Glass Factory Ended 2010 with UAH 43.3m in Profits
Ukrainian Agrarian Policy Ministry Urges Cabinet to Study Effects on Veterinary Medicine of Decision to Refer Ketamine to Psychotropic Substances
Contradictory Trends at Romanian Pharmaceutical Market

Chemical Equipment


Bugulma Mechanical Plant Expands the Range of Partners
Grasys First Innovative Industrial Plant for Associated Petroleum Gas Recovery Launched in Russia

Special topic

International Year of Chemistry

The International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC) was officially opened by UNESCO and IUPAC. The event is carried out under the motto "Chemistry: Our life, our future." The main goals are to increase the public appreciation of chemistry in meeting world needs and to encourage interest in chemistry among young people. The objectives that the organisers of the event and its participants have set for this...
Chemistry and Ecology


Norilsk Nickel Considerably Reduced Emissions in 2010
New Method of Reducing Content of Calcium Ions in Waste Water Patented in Russia
Ukrainian Environment Ministry Eyeing Disposal of Toxic Wastes of Horlivka Chemical Factory at Dow Chemical Company

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