Eurasian chemical market
№5(53), 2011

№5(53), 2011


Market for Flexible Packaging: New Products and Trends

World Packaging Organisation says flexible packaging market is one of the top ten biggest packaging markets. It sales totaled USD 12.5bn in 2010. The company International Plastic Guide hold traditional annual seminar “Global trends in flexible packaging technology” to estimate and overview flexible packaging market. The participants discussed new developments in polymer additives and...

"Evanescent" Plastics: Russia Declares War on Plastic Waste

What an environmental hazard plastic is! It does not break down for 150-200 years. Russia throws away 60,000 tonnes of plastic annually. But the way out is found – hydro-biodegradation and oxo-biodegadation, which allow to reduce brake up rate manifold. However, plastic production switches over to biodegradable bags very slowly. Read more detailed information about oxo-biodegradable additives,...


Ukrainian Enterprises Produced 5,740 Tonnes of Caprolactam in March
Solvay's Cash Shortfall in Q1, 2011 is due to Capital Infusion in PVC Plant in Russia
Russia may Ban Sales of Beer in PET Bottles
Polystyrene Production in Ukraine Down to 1,184 Tonnes in March
29 Tonnes of Chemical Fibers was Produced in Ukraine in March

Rubbers and tyres

Acrylate Rubbers Global Production and Market

Among the special-purpose rubbers acrylate elastomers take the intermediate place between HNBR and fluorine rubbers but are much cheaper than the last ones. Acrylic rubbers occupy 10–15% of the global market for special-purpose rubbers. In the present year, once the plant of Kuraray is put into operation, the world acrylic rubbers capacities will account for about 60,000 tpy. Nowadays, the leaders...


Bila Tserkva Fabricated Rubber Product Plant Ended 2010 with Losses of UAH 2.2m
Ukraine's Tyres Production Up by 55.5% in March
Rosava Decides to Reorganize itself into Private From Closed JSC
Balkan Advisory Company Ready to Build Tyre Recycling Plant in Belarus
Belshina to Deliver New Radial Tyres to Russia
Production of Agricultural Tyres in Belarus Up 4.9% in Q1, 2011


Production and Market for Benzene in CIS

The CIS countries have long been deficient in commercial benzene. One of the main reasons is that this product is manufactured mainly by large refineries and petrochemical companies and its production is integrated in such way as to maximize profits. The bulk of the manufactured benzene is consumed by the producers themselves, or within the holding structure. Refineries use it in gasoline manufacture...


Nizhnekamskneftekhim to Deliver Styrene to Finland
Ukraine Imported 1,527 Tonnes of Styrene in March
BorsodChem's TDI-2 Plant on Track!
Prices of Russian producers for ethanolamine as per May12, 2011



Sulphuric Acid Production in Ukraine 15.1% Up to 152,000 Tonnes in March
Ukraine: Titanium Dioxide Production and Export Rose in March
Ukraine: Ammonia Production and Export Up in March
Ukraine's Soda Ash Production and Exports Up in March
Caustic Soda Production in Ukraine Reached 10,600 Tonnes in March
Chlor-Alkali Plant to be Constructed in Belarus



EuroChem Announces Willingness to Acquire Yaibera Holdings Ltd
EuroChem Sets Up R&D Center Uralchem Trading SIA Certified within FIAS
Belaruskali Plans to Produce up to 11m Tonnes Annually by 2015
Belarus Premier Visits Construction Site of NPK Fertilisers Plant
Turkmenistan to Sell Potash Fertilisers via BPC
New Fertiliser Granulation Plant to be Built in Estonia
Australia's Fortis Mining to Acquire Two Potash Mines in Kazakhstan

Paints and coatings


Hempel Inks Investment Agreement for its First Paint Production Facility in Russia
Leading Hungarian Paint Maker 2010 Revenues Backed by New Products

Chemistry and energy


Completion of Works under Program of MTBE Production Increase
Powertec Energy Corporation to Establish New Polysilicon Production
Ukraine to Manufacture Biofuel from Potatoes
Leading Producer of Isoglucose in EU Hungrana to Install Biofuel Furnaces
New BorsodChem Initiative : Energy from Hydrogen

Chemistry and business


Antitrust Approval of Merger of Uralkali and Silvinit in Ukraine
Uralchem Holding Reports Full Year 2010IFRS Financial Results
Acron Releases RAS Statements for Q1, 2011
Dorogobuzh Releases RAS Statements for Q1, 2011
Uralchimplast Held Annual Shareholders’ Meeting
Crimea Titan Summed up Results of Monitoring of the Collective Bargaining Agreement-2010
Iodobrom was in the Red in 2010
WorleyParsons Uzbekistan Engineering JV to Work out Technical Solutions for Chemical Enterprises
Rompetrol Rafinare Improved its Operational and Financial Results in the First Trimester of the Year

Countries and regions

Overview of the chemical industry of the Russia's North-West Federal District

Northwestern Federal District is one of the leading districts of Russia. The share of industry in gross regional product makes up about 22.7%. Annual growth rates in manufacturing industry amount at an average 22.6%, and the district’s share in Russian industry totals 11.7%. The basic sectors are machine- and shipbuilding, fuel and energy industry, chemical sector, forestry and wood processing....


Chemical Products Account for 5.5% of Russia's Exports in Q1, 2011
Belarus Cut Chemical Output in Q1, 2011
Azerbaijan Produced More Chemical Products in Four Months of the Year
Romania to Import More Pakistani Chemicals
Higher Prices for Chemical and Derivative Products in Slovenia

Speciality chemicals


KuibyshevAzot Introduces Polymer-Concentrate Stabiliser
Aerosol Bottles Manufacturing Factory Commissioned in Hungary
Turkish Company Reopened Adhesive Strips Factory in Macedonia
Bridgestone to Produce Adhesive Film for Solar Modules in Poland
Roquette Takes Shares in Amilina, Lithuanian Starch Producer



Sotex Launches New Drugs — Nimesulide and Ursorom Rompharm
India to Invest in Belarus’ Pharmaceutical Industry
Jordanian company Now Co-Founder of BelVitunipharm
Uzbekistan and India Inked USD 85m MoUs in Pharma Sector

Chemical Equipment


Foster Wheeler Awarded Contract for New Terrace WallTM Steam Reformer in Russia
Dzerzhinskhimmash Gaining Orders for Manufacture of Ball Tanks and Gas Holders

Special topic

Substance Characterization

Leading regulatory expert Dr Kath Carr, from The REACH Centre, believes that analytical strategy driven by technical judgment will be critical to the robustness of registrations in 2013 and 2018. Key lessons can be learnt from 2010 registrations and Dr Carr provides us with an in-depth look at those that relate in particular to substance characterization.

Logistics and Modern Chemical Business

The Russian Chemists Union have recently hold the V Annual All-Russian conference ''Logistics of the Russian Chemical Market'' (ChemoLogic 2010–2011). The conference took place in Moscow and was dedicated to innovative solutions in logistics. Read more in the conference press release.
Chemistry and Ecology


In 2010, SIBUR Doubled Spending on Environmental Protection Measures
EuroChem to Install Two Environmental Monitoring Stations at EuroChem-BMU
Magnezit Group Developed Strategic Program of Environmental Safety

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