Eurasian chemical market
№4(52), 2011

№4(52), 2011


Russian PE Market: Results, Problems, Perspectives

On February 15, 2011 the Moscow hotel Baltschug Kempinsky hosted the VIII International Conference Polyethylene 2011 where the problems and prospects of the polyethylene market as well as the industry investment development and price formation were highlighted. The reports of the participants were dedicated to the the state of the Russian polyethylene market, the problems of the raw materials supplies,...

The Future Belongs to Composite Materials

On March 1-3, the 4th Composite Expo 2011 exhibition, a leading international specialised event of the Russian composites industry, took place to stimulate the development of the Russian market for composites, create and introduce composites technologies and materials in different branches of industry such as aircraft building, mechanical engineering, construction, etc. The exhibition included over...

Polyurethanex 2011 Conference Outlook

The 3rd International Specialized Exhibition Polyurethanex-2011 held on March 1-3 represented a wide variety of raw materials manufacturers, equipment and polyurethane products. The purpose of the exhibition was to promote Russian polyurethane market, development and introduction of polyurethane technologies and materials in different branches of industry, including mechanical engineering, construction,...


Tomskneftekhim Produced Experimental Batch of Clarified Polypropylene Homopolymer
New Grades of Plastics Mastered at Nizhnekamskneftekhim
Spanish Grupo Antolin Opened Automotive Plastic Components Manufacturing Plant in Leningrad Region
Nanotech’s Green Polyurethane to Enter Russian Market
Caprolactam Production in Ukraine Jumped to 5,000 Tonnes In February
Khimprom Puts up for Sale Polymerized Vinyl Chloride Complex
Mogilev Viscose Fibre Plant to Produce Thermoshrinkable Polyolefin fFlm in June, 2011
Mueller Kunststoffe: New Trade Partnership for the Eastern European Market

Rubbers and tyres

Used tyres – where do they go?

Used tyres are 100% good for recycling and they found their end application in a variety of industries. Western Europe and USA recycle about 80% of used tyres, but global rates are much lower (20%). Russia's rates do not exceed 15%, but future of its used tyre market is rather promising. More detailed information is in the issue.


Nokian Tyres to Build New Plant in Russia
New Method of Processing Elastomeric Wastes Patented in Russia
Tyres Production in Ukraine Up to 328,000 Items in February
Dniproshyna to Resume Production by May
Ukraine's Rosava Started Second Stage of Implementation of International Technical Specification ISO/TS 16949:2009
Armenian Government Should Provide Guarantees to Nairit Synthetic Rubber Plant
Hankook Tire Magyarorszag Raises Wages


Russian and Ukrainian Market for Dimethyl Sulphate

Dimethyl sulphate is a strong alkylating agent, highly toxic and carcinogenic. Currenly, it is used as a methylating agent in lab synthesis and number of industries. Its global market numbers 20 producers. DMS total capacity makes up 500,000 tonnes per year. The bulk of dimethyl sulphate production accounts for India and China. Russian market capacity amounts to 130-140 thousand tonnes, and it does...


Shchekinoazot Start Reconstruction Cyclohexanone Oxidation Workshop
Overhaul at Slavneft-Yanos
Siverskodonetsk Azot Overhauls Acetylene and Vinyl Acetate Production Unit
Ukraine Imported 1,000 Tonnes of Styrene in February
Kazakhstan to Continue Regulating Prices of Petrochemicals
Belarusian Refineries Operating at 100% Capacity
Lithuanian Refinery Resumes its Operations
OMV Petrom Shuts down Arpechim Refinery in Romania
Hungarian MOL Interested in Acquiring Stake in Polish Refinery



Grasys Put into Operation Adsorption Nitrogen Plants for LUKOIL-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez
Ukrainian Companies Produced 131,000 Tonnes of Sulphuric Acid in February
Vilnohirsk Mine Contracts Supply of Ilmenite Concentrate to Sumykhimprom for UAH 54.9m by 2012
Lviv Chemical Plant Ends 2010 with Profit of UAH 2.1m
Kazatomprom to Invest USD 800m in Rare-Earth Ventures with Japan and Russia


Chemistry Steps in Agriculture: New Cooperation Considerations

On January 31 Creon CJSC held a first International Conference called “Combined fodders and Premixes – 2011” to draw attention of the chemical manufacturers to this branch of the farm industry. The production of combined fodders is like a jeweller's art: to obtain a good product, the combination of all components should be done very precisely. Last year, specialised enterprises...


Uralkali and Silvinit Announce Q1 2011 Production Results
SIBUR Acquires 26.3% Stake in Cherepovets "Azot"
Siverskodonetsk Azot Amalgamation Launches Ammonium Nitrate Production Shop after Repair
Ukrainian Agribusinesses Stock 827,000 Tonnes of Mineral fertilisers: more than Required for Spring Field Works
Minimum Export Price of Urea Manufactured by Ukrainian Companies Up 4.8% to USD 325 per tonne during April 7-14
Minimum Export Price of Ammonium Nitrate Produced in Ukraine 6.9% Down to USD 270 per tonne during April 7-14
Belaruskali Eager to Sell IPC Stock and Introduces Two Investment Projects
Kyrgyzstan to Build Fertilisers Plant with Chinese Assistance

Paints and coatings

Lead Pigments Production and Market in CIS

Lead pigments are different compounds of lead. There are various kinds of pigments in dependence on the chemical composition: lead whites, lead monoxide and red lead. All these compounds are poisonous. Lead pigments are used mainly in the manufacture of paints and varnishes and glasses, and as a raw material for PVC stabilisers, as well as for the protection against corrosion. In CIS only Kazakhstan...


Eco-friendly Innovations from BASF at Mosbuild Trade Fair
Jaroslavskije Kraski and DuPont Inks License Agreement for Teflon® Surface Protector Technology

Chemistry and energy


Nizhnekamskneftekhim Awarded for Implementation of Energy-Saving Technologies

Chemistry and business


Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia Approved Combination of Uralkali and Silvinit
Common Name of HaloPolymer Holding Assets
Results of Slavneft-Yanos Operation in Q1, 2011
Changes in Uralkali Shareholder Ownership Structure
Shareholders of Nizhnekamskneftekhim Summarized the Results of 2010 Activity
Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine Asks Businessman Firtash to Provide Information about Purchase of Siverskodonetsk Azot
Ukrnafta Commences Sales of Natural Gas to DniproAzot and Cherkasy Azot
Ombridzh Acquires 20.1% of Cherkasy Azot from Plg Ua
Crimea Titan Invites Tender for Attraction of UAH 120m
Romania's InterAgro Group Closed down Last two Chemical Plants
Hungary's TVK Board to Pay no Dividend for 2010
Great Wage Debts at Tajikkhimprom
Songwon Extends Local Customer Support in Balkans with New Distribution Partner
DSM Dyneema Appoints Gruschwitz GmbH Tech-Twists as Premium Distribution Partner in Central and Eastern Europe
PGNiG Sold 4m Shares in Zaklady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Moscicach for PLN 148m

Countries and regions


Belneftekhim, Achema Group Agree on Cooperation in Logistics
In Near Future Annual Chemical Product Export from Azerbaijan to Reach 1m Tonnes

Speciality chemicals


Russia's Shebekino Industrial Chemicals Designed Innovative Products and Technologies for Tanneries
Pavlohrad Chemical Plant Launches Operation of Industrial Facility for Extracting Rocket Fuel
Azerkimya Commissioned the Surface-Active Substances Plant after Repair Work
Lactic acid and its Downstrean Derivatives to be Produced in Hungary from Wheat Starch



Russia to Ease Entry of Bangladeshi Pharmaceuticals
Altajvitaminy Meets Requirements of Moody International
Fitofarm Ends 2010 with Profits of UAH 0.1m
Kazakhstan to Produce Pharmaceuticals Jointly with India

Chemical Equipment


Israeli Manufacturer of Drug Precursor and Explosive Detection Kits to Enter Russian Market
Volgogradneftemash to Produce Ball Valves
New Thermal Oven Commissioned at Chemmash Plant in Udmurtia
Siverskodonetsk Non-Standard Equipment Factory Signed UAH 20.8m Contract With Zaporizhia Titanium And Magnesium Plant

Special topic

Great plans for Russian chemists

On March 23, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs' (RUIE) Commission on the chemical industry held a meeting dedicated to discussion of the project on the “Plan for development of gas and petrochemical industry in Russia until 2030.” During the session the representative of the Russian Chemists Union told about the implementation of the plan's first stage and described...
Chemistry and Ecology


EuroChem to Build Wastewater Treatment Facility in Kotelnikovo
New Aluminium Silicate Adsorbent Offered by Russian Inventors
Pesticide Processing Plant to be Constructed in Ukraine
Chemical Sector Progresses Voluntary Initiative in Ukraine

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