Eurasian chemical market
№3(63), 2012

№3(63), 2012


Review of World’s Polypropylene Production and Market

Polypropylene (PP) ranks the second most widely spread polymer. The CIS countries account for 36% of the total polypropylene capacity of the Central and Eastern Europe. In 2010, the total polypropylene output in Russia amounted to 628,000 tonnes, up 5.6% as compared to 2009. According to forecasts, in 2015, the manufacture of polypropylene in Russia will reach 1.14m tonnes, which is 1.8 times higher...


- Operating Results of Russian Polymer Industry in 2011
- Uralchimplast Increases Synthetic Resins and Plastics Output
- Stavrolen Launches Polypropylene Manufacture
- HaloPolymer Holding Announced Results of 2011
- Works at RusVinyl in Full Swing
- Ukrainian Polystyrene Production Went Down 70.2% in January 2012
- Karpatnaftokhim to Launch Plant for PVC Resin Goods by June 2012
- Ukrplastyk Ends 2011 with USD 10.8m in Profits
- Ukraine Imported No Viscose Filament in January 2012
- Cherkaske Khimvolokno Ends 2011 with Losses of USD 7.6m
- Chernihivske Khimvolokno Suffers Losses of USD 11.2m in 2011
- Slovnaft to Invest EUR 300m in Plastics

Rubbers and tyres

Production and Global Market for Vinyl-Pyridine Latexes

Vinyl-pyridine latex (VPL) is used for dipping tyre cord fabric and industrial cloth to enhance their adhesion to rubber compounds. Though VPL is produced in relatively small quantities, it is an excellent tyre life extender. The world demand for VPL averages 100,000 tonnes, of which China satisfies 40%. Russia consumes vinyl-pyridine latexes in very small quantities. The country's yearly imports...


- Rusnano Invests in Used Rubber Recycling
- Tatneft Produced 350m Tyres
- Nokian Tyres Reported Successful Results of its Operations in Russia and the CIS in 2011
- Ukraine Produced No Cord Fabric in January 2011
- Rosava Resumes Tyre Exports to Britain
- Uzbekistan and China to Create Tyre JV
- Czech Investment in Serbia's Tyre Manufacturing
- Indian Company to Construct Tyre Plant in Poland



- Shchekinoazot to Produce Concentrated Formalin with Low Methanol Content
- Omsk Refinery Adopted USD 485.4m Investment Programme
- Sanors to Increase Synthetic Ethanol Output by 20%
- Ukrainian Caprolactam Production Went Up by 2.6% in January 2012
- Ukrainian Styrene Imports Went Down by 25% in January 2012
- Sumitomo to Produce Propylene from Natural Gas in Russia



- Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Suggested Proposals to Modernise Chlorine and Caustic Soda Production
- Rusnano and East-Siberian Metals Invest in High-Tech Materials of Beryllium
- Shchekinoazot Began Preparatory Operations for Assembling Hydrogen Plant
- Praxair Acquired Volzhsky Azot
- Sterlitamak-based Soda Net Income Grew by 16% in 2011
- Usolye-Sibirskoye Silicon Launched Hydrogen Unit
- Air Products to Construct Industrial Gases Liquefier and Cylinder Gases Depot in Rostov Region
- Ukrainian Sulphuric Acid Production Sunk by 10.3% in January 2012
- Ukrainian Titanium Dioxide Production Declined 1.9% in January 2012
- Ukrainian Ammonia Production Declined by 8% in January 2012
- Ukrainian Soda Ash Production Sunk by 30.4% in January 2012
- Ukrainian Caustic Soda Production Declined by 14.3% in January 2012
- Crimea Titan to Commission Sulphuric Acid Production Complex before June 2012
- Crimea Titan Starts Repaying Debt to SPF for Leasing Irshansk and Vilnohirsk Plants
- Crimean Soda Plant Suffered Losses in 2011
- India to Impose Anti-dumping Duty on Ukrainian Soda Ash
- Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex to Construct New Sulphuric Acid Production Facilities


Fungicides, Seed Disinfectants and Bactericides: Foreign Trade Operations in Russia

We see them on plants or their seeds and on our foodstuff. They propagate on construction materials covering ceilings and walls. They are numerous but all together they make up a formidable army of pests deteriorating everything they appear on. The invasion of various pathogenic fungi and different bacteria forces us to look for effective means to confront them. The aggregate volume of fungicides imported...


- Uralkali Pays Premiums to Russian Fertilisers Producers
- EuroChem Developed Export Programme For Nearest Future
- Uralkali Starts Preparatory Operations at Ust-Yayvinsky Mine
- Belarusian Potash Company Reaches Agreement on Potash Shipments to China in Q2 2012
- Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat Decreases Prices for Mineral Fertilisers
- Sibur-Mineral Fertilizers Obtained Individual Credit Rating
- PhosAgro Announces High N-P-K Demand in Q1, 2012
- Ukrainian N-P-K Production Plunged 75.1% in January 2012
- Rivneazot Ends 2011 with Losses of USD 5.1m
- Ukrainian Enterprises Produce 190,000 Tonnes of Ammonium Nitrate in January 2012
- Ukrainian Urea Production Down By 7.9% in January 2012
- Cherkasy Azot Incurs Losses of USD 24.1m in 2011
- Sumykhimprom to Launch Refurbished Superphosphate Production Unit by April 2012
- Ukrainian Ammophos Production Slumped 92.1% in January 2012
- Belgorkhimprom Made Feasibility Study of Talitsky Ore Mining and Dressing Plant
- More Belarusians Invited to Build Garlyk Mining and Processing Complex
- Azomures Doubled Net Profit in 2011

Paints and coatings


- Dugla from Nizhny Novgorod to Launch Production of Rust-Preventive Compounds
- A+B Turned Out New Fire Retardant Coating
- Akvest to Start Manufacturing Elastomeric Paints

Chemistry and energy


- Shymkent Oil Refinery Can Increase Capacity to 12m Tonnes

Chemistry and business


- Sibur Becomes Winner in Best Corporate Governance in Russia 2012 Category
- Uralchem Reports IFRS financial results for 2011
- Chinese Manufacturer of Plastics Pipes Considers Possibility to Construct Plastic Plant in Omsk Region
- Gazprom Neft’s Board of Directors reviewed progress on 2020 strategy
- Stirol Ends 2011 in the Red
- Crimean Soda Plant Suffered Loss of USD 5.8m in 2011
- Rivneazot Ends 2011 with Loss of USD 5.1m
- Cherkasy Azot Incurs Losses of USD 24.1m in 2011
- PhosAgro Shares Resume Trading After Share Split
- Stakhanov Technical Carbon Plant Ends 2011 With Loss of USD 4.54m
- Borshchahivskiy Chemical Pharmaceutical Plant Earns USD 2.34m in Q4 2011
- Hemoplast Ends 2011 in the Red
- Lukor Reported Loss of USD 41m in 2011
- Farmec Cluj-Napoca Raised Sales 15.6%
- Slovenia’s Helios Generated EUR 337.5m in Net Sales Revenue in 2011

Countries and regions


- Russian Production of Industrial Alcohols Increased in 2011
- Ukrainian Cabinet Allocates Funds for Purchasing Urea as Humanitarian Aid to Cuba
- Average Wages in Ukrainian Chemical Industry Rose in January 2012
- Ukraine's Imports of Chemical Products Exceeded Exports by USD 2.63bn
- Development Plans of Zhambyl Region in Kazakhstan
- Turkmenian Chemical Industry Witnessed Growth in January-February 2012
- Azerbaijan to Invest in Urea Plant in Georgia
- Azerbaijani Chemical Production Reduced by 11.7% in January-February 2012
- Vietnamese Doosan Vina Exports Chemical Equipment to Turkmenistan
- Bulgaria to Manufacture more Rubber and Plastics Products in January
- Romania's Oltchim Put on Sale

Speciality chemicals

Production and market of Natural Graphite in CIS

Graphite's properties are useful over a wide range of industrial applications. This is a good conductor of heat and electricity and a neutron moderator. In 2011, the consumption of the natural graphite in Russia was 25,000 tonnes. It also should be noted, that imports share, amounted to 60-70% at the Russian market in 2007-2010, dropped to 24% in 2011. The output for the same year went up threefold...


- Unilever Commissioned New Capacity at Cosmetics Factory in Saint Petersburg
- Khimprom Expands its Portfolio with Chlorinated Paraffin HP-470



- Rusnano and Domain Announced Partnership
- Russian Scientists Developed Drug on Succinic Acid Basis for Treatment of Ischemic Pathologies
- Valenta Pharmaceuticals Approved Investment of USD 120,000 in Quantum Pharmaceuticals
- Akrikhin Developed Eight New Pharmaceuticals in 2011
- Kursk-based Pharmstandard-Leksredstva Certified Under GMP Requirements
- Sanofi to Expand its Presence on Ukrainian Market
- Ukrainian President Orders to Introduce Single Prices for Same-Type Medicines by Different Manufacturers
- Ukrainian Imports of Pharmaceutical Products Decreased by 4.5% in January 2012
- Indar Remains in the Black in 2011
- Kyivmedpreparat Ends 2011 with Profit
- Pharmstandart Biolek Ends 2011 with USD 1.48m Profit
- Kyiv Vitamin Plant Ends 2011 with Profit of USD 100,190
- Ukraine and Turkmenistan Healthcare Ministries Concluded MoU on Cooperation in Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Activities
- Halychfarm Ends 2011 in the Black
- Luhansk Chemical and Pharmaceutical Plant Ends 2011 with Loss of USD 75,140
- O'zfarmsanoat : Achievements and Investments
- Romania Imposed EUR 12m Anti-trust Fine on Bayer, Sintofarm, and 9 Pharmaceutical Distributors

Chemical Equipment


- Khimmash Installed Column Equipment at Kuibyshev Refinery
- Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat Started Testing Column Equipment at Crude Desalting and Atmospheric & Vacuum Distillation Unit
- Tomskneftekhim Put into Operation New Granulation Unit
- Russian Inventors Patented New Detachable Joint of Pipelines
- German Companies Supply New Equipment to Rosava
- Strommashina to Manufacture New Mining Equipment for Belaruskali

Special topic

Sino-Pack/China Drink 2012: Largest and Most Significant Packaging Event in China

The 19th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery & Materials (Sino-Pack 2012) and the 16th China International Exhibition on Brewery, Beverage and Liquid Packaging (China Drink 2012) was held in early March, 2012 at the China Import & Export Fair Pazhou Complex in Guangzhou, PR of China. Driven by the market trend, customer needs, the show’s unique advantages and continuing...
Chemistry and Ecology


- Mozyr Oil Refinery to Save Minimum 10,000 Tonnes of Oil Owing to Flottweg Unit
- EuroChem and John Nurminen Foundation Discuss Technical Expertise
- Russian Ministry of Education and Science Co-finances Red Mud Recycling Project
- Sibur Sells Its First Carbon Units

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