Eurasian chemical market
№6(54), 2011

№6(54), 2011


Insulate Oneself (Overview of Foamed Polyolefin Market in Russia and Ukraine)

CIS thermal insulation materials market became one of the fastest growing markets in the construction industry in 2004-2009. Over the past five years, it grew more than double. Annual growth rate amounted 15-18%. The need for thermal insulation materials continues to grow and in the next five years it might double. No doubt, that the crisis strongly affected Russian and Ukrainian foams markets. All...

Struggling for Supremacy at PET Market

In the hotel Baltschug Kempinsky (Moscow) Creon CJSC held the 7th International Conference “PET–2011.” The conference was attended by a great number of participants from Russia and foreign countries who discussed the problems and prospects of the world and Russian market for PET. From estimates, in 2011 out of the global overall polyester consumption, the use of polyester fibres...


- Sheerfill® Membrane Launched in Russia
- Anti-dumping Duty on Russian PVC Considering in India
- Karpatnaftokhim to Launch Facility for Production PVC Articles by 2012
- Svetlogorsk Khimvolokno Eager to Sell Fireproof Products to South Korea
- Grodno Khimvolokno to Launch Mineral-Filled Material Grodnamid PA6-M25P
- Armenia's Polymer Pipes Manufacturer Needs Governmental Support
- KuibyshevAzot and DSM Form Two JV for Engineering Plastics
- Geosynthetic Material to be Manufactured in Azerbaijan

Rubbers and tyres


- Tatneft Produced 200,000 Solid Steel Cord Tyres
- Continental Invests in New Passenger Tyre Plant in Russia
- Rosava Presents New Tyre Model for Off-Road Vehicles
- Four Ukrainian Companies Contracted Supply of Bands and Driving Belts for UAH 125.4m to Rovenkiantratsyt By 2012
- Mitas to Launch Row-Crop Tyre Line
- Kama Expands its Operations into Czech Republic


Associated Petroleum Gas in Russia: from Disposal to Commercialisation

The Conference “Associated Petroleum Gas 2011” was organised by Creon to tackle with the problem of the effective usage of associated gas in Russia. All market participants gathered to reveal what is really happening in the sector of associated petroleum gas and discuss the possible solutions to the situation. More detailed information read in the issue.


- Shchekinoazot Successfully Completed Overhaul of Cyclohexane Oxidation Unit
- New Method of C4-C16 Isoalkanes Synthesis Patented in Russia
- Alkyl Methacrylates to be Produced in Russia under New Technology
- Romania`s Oltchim to Re-Start Arpechim
- Unipetrol Cuts Temporarily Ethylene Output
- Europe’s most Advanced PX/PTA complex Launched in Poland



- Air Liquide to Supply Industrial Gases to EMZ
- Korund-Cian LLCto Launch Sodium Cyanide Production in December 2011
- Ammonia Production in Ukraine Reaached 447,000 Tonnes in May
- Kazatomprom Develops New Production
- Kazfosfat to Complete the Construction of New Sulphuric Acid Plant
- Sodium Silicate Plant Commissioned in Kazakhstan
- Qo'ng'irot Soda Zavodi to Master New Production
- Solvay Acquired Bulgarian Fluorspar Mine



- Uralkali Pays Premiums to Russian NPK Producers
- Uralchem Presented its Complete Product Line to the British and Irish markets at the Cereals Event 2011 in Lincolnshire, UK
- Uralchem’s Methods of Fertiliser Analysis Compare with those of EC Regulation
- Ammonium Nitrate Production in Ukraine Reached 221,400 tonnes in May
- Minimum Prices of Ammonium Nitrate on Ukrainian Domestic Market Unchanged during June 16-23
- Minimum Export Prices of Ammonium Nitrate Originated from Ukraine Up 1.3% from June 16 to June 23
- Urea Production in Ukraine Reached 323,500 tonnes in May
- Domestic and Export Price on Urea in Ukraine during June 16-23
- Derzhzovnishinform Predicts Rise in Urea and Ammonium Nitrate Export from Ukraine in 2011UAN
- Production in Ukraine Up by 59.6% in May
- Ammophos Production in Ukraine Reached 11,500 tonnes in May
- Cherkasy Azot Manufactured 7,400 Tonnes of Ammonium Sulphate in May
- N-P-K Production in Ukraine Reached 26,600 Tonnes in May
- Ukrainian Enterprises Produced No Superphosphates in May
- Belarus Raises Export Duty on Potash Fertilisers 1.5 Times
- Uralkali Considering USD 1bn Advance Payment to Belaruskali for Future Sales
- Construction of Fertiliser Plant in Azerbaijan to Start this Year
- Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine Sees No Market Monopolization in Businessman Firtash's Buying Siverskodonetsk Azot

Paints and coatings


- Kraski KVIL to Manufacture New Coatings Remover

Chemistry and energy

To Bring Diesel back

Diesel fuel is exported from Russia more and more actively, while the surrogates are thriving on the domestic market. The Russian government rushes about trying to impose European quality standards, to lead the oilers to the stock exchange and to restrict prices’ growth. But there is only one way to avoid the deficit on the domestic market: to open the borders for cheap imports. Find a detailed...


- Rusnano to Invest in High Tensile Strength Sawing Wire for Solar Energy and Microelectronics

Chemistry and business


- Dow and Skolkovo Sign LOI on R&D Centre
- Gazprom neftekhim Salavat takes out USD 500m Loan
- Sberbank of Russia and PhosAgro Group Entered into General Cooperation Agreement
- EuroChem reported a IFRS financial information for Q1 2011
- RusVinyl Finalizes EUR 750m Project Financing Agreement
- Nizhnekamskneftekhim Distributed Dividends
- Dorogobuzh Releases IFRS Consolidated Statements for 2010
- EBRD to Allocate EUR 85m to Air Liquide Ukraine
- Ukrainian Property Fund again Offers for Sale 99.4% of Vuhlekompozyt
- Belarusian Ambassador does not Confirm Belaruskali Deal, but Says Russian Companies Interested
- Output results of Grodno Azot for April Summed up
- EurAsEC Loan to Armenia May be Spent for Reconstruction of Nairit
- Hungarian State to Re-Purchase MOL Shares
- Chemical Companies and Exporters Generated the Highest Yields for Romania's Stock Exchange Investors in the first Months of 2011

Countries and regions

Retrospect, Nowadays and Future Trends of Moldova Chemical Industry

The current state of the chemical industry in Moldova is quite contradictory and complicated. Chemical plants and units, as well as other industrial enterprises are fitted out with obsolete equipment. Products manufactured are mainly of small added value and lower quality. However, Moldova’s chemical industry has been developing steadily during last five years. Capacity of chemical and processing...


- Azerbaijan Preparing to Renew its own Chemical Complex
- Bulgaria Reports Higher Chemical and Pharmaceutical Output in April

Speciality chemicals


- Rhodia and SIBUR Inked LOI for JV in Surfactants in Russia and CIS
- Results of Nizhnekamsktekhuglerod in 2010
- Khimimpeks to Supply Enerhoatom with Ion-Exchange Resins For UAH 6.7m
- Benzol Agrees with Skhidnyi OMEP on Delivery of Blasting Compounds for UAH 9m
- Construction of Sulfated Bleached Pulp Factory in Belarusian Svetlogorsk to Start in 2011
- Serbia's Beohemija to Install New Lines for Production of Household Chemicals



- India Seeking Better Market Access for Pharmaceuticals from Russia
- India's Claris Lifesciences to Export more to Russia
- Schott Inaugurated New Production for Pharmaceutical Packaging in Russia
- UNMC Scientist Receives Mega-Grant from Russian Government
- Novartis Begins Construction of New State-of-the-art Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plant in Russia
- Pfizer and ChemRar High Tech Center Announce Plans to Explore Innovative Medical R&D Partnership in Russia
- Ukraine's Imports of Pharmaceutical Products Up by 26.3% to USD 215m in April
- Farmak Intending to Expand Share of Export Sales to 30% until 2014
- Olainfarm Sales in May Grew by 52%
- Latvia's Grindeks Adds Capacity for Ursodeoxycholic Acid

Chemical Equipment


- Bugulma Mechanical Plant has been Granted an ASME Certificate

Special topic

PLASTPOL 2011 - 20% bigger

680 exhibitors from as many as 31 countries, 17 thousand visitors - this is just a brief description of one of the largest exhibitions in this business sector in Europe – 15th International Fair of Plastics and Rubber Processing PLASTPOL held in Targi Kielce from 24th to 27th May 2011. Read our report from the event in this issue.
Chemistry and Ecology


- New Car Battery Recycling Plant Commissioned in Romania

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