Eurasian chemical market
№10(70), 2012

№10(70), 2012



- Building and Installation Commenced as Part of Polief’s PET Production Expansion
- Ukraine Carrying Out Anti-Dumping Investigation into Suspension Polyvinylchloride Import From USA
- Polyplastic Launched Line for Producing Large Diameter Pipes
- Sibur Begins Production Overhaul at Tomskneftekhim
- Magnitogorsk Alkor Scales Up Manufacturing Capacity
- Ukrainian Production of Polystyrene 34.8% Down in August 2012
- Chemical fibres Production in Ukraine 77.8% Down in August 2012

Market Perspectives for Biodegradable Plastics in CIS

Bioplastics industry is a relatively young but very promising polymer and agricultural field. Every year it attracts new manufacturers that generate innovative solutions. In 2011, the world capacity for biodegradable plastics averaged 1m tonnes. By 2015 this figure is expected to reach 1.71m tonnes as the society is becoming more aware of the necessity to produce these materials and the price for petroleum-based...

Ukraine's Position at CIS Polyolefins Market

Today, the CIS polyolefins market is rapidly growing: in the next eight years, manufacturing capacity for polyethylene and polypropylene will increase by three to four times. Major driving forces are markets of Russia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. But what about Ukraine and what outlook is for the domestic polyolefins market? To date, Ukraine has only one producer of polyethylene and one...
Rubbers and tyres


- Cordiant Aims at Tyre Output Expansion by 2018
- Rosava Expands its Presence in European and Asian Markets
- Ukrainian Manufacturers Made No Cord Fabric in August 2012
- Ukrainian Cabinet Approves Agreement with Belarus on Terms of Delivery of Car Tyres to Ukraine


The Russian and Ukrainian Toluene Markets

Toluene (methylbenzene, C6H5CH3) finds relatively restricted application in the chemical industry, though it is quite a valuable feedstock. In paricular, it would be impossible to obtain some polyurethanes and explosives without it. Currently, demand for toluene in the world is far lower than its production volumes. Therefore, most of C6H5CH3 produced at oil refineries is processed into benzene and...


- Tobolsk-Neftekhim Expanded Butadiene Production
- Omsk Refinery Launches Diesel Hydrotreater
- Nizhnekamskneftekhim Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Ethyl-benzene Production
- Kinef to Build LK-2B Unit for High-octane Petrol Components
- Shchekinoazot Finished Turnaround Maintenance at methanol M-450 unit
- First Stage of Yaysky Oil Refinery Completed
- Ukrainian Imports of Styrene 2.3 Times Up in August 2012
- Group DF to Invest USD 2.5-2.7bn Petrochemical Production at its Enterprises
- European Union Representative for Energy Sector Visited Pancevo Oil Refinery



- Sibur Сommissions Air Separation Plant by Air Products in Voronezh
- Russian Ammonia Production Decreased in Q1-Q3, 2012
- Production of Antimony and Beryllium to be Set up in Russian Transbaikal Territory
- Cherkasy Azot Repairs its Ammonia Production Shop
- Ukrainian Production of Ammonia 0.4% Up in August 2012
- Ukrainian Titanium Dioxide Production in August 2012
- Ukrainian Production of Sulphuric Acid Decreased in August 2012
- Ukrainian Soda Ash Production in August 2012
- Ukrainian Caustic Soda Production in August 2012
- Metinvest and Air Liquide Start Construction of Air Separation Facility at Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works
- Inorganic Production at Olmaliq Mining and Metallurgical Complex Rose in September 2012
- People in Kyrgyzstan Demand to Re-start Rare-earth Elements Plant
- Sulphuric Acid Workshop to be Built at Turkmenabat Chemical Plant



- PhosAgro Launched New Urea and Electricity Generation Facilities
- Uralkali's Optimisation of Production in September 2012
- Fitch Affirms Acron at 'B+'; Outlook Stable Ratings Endorsement Policy
- Russian Exports of Potassium Chloride Fertilisers Increased 14.4% in January-August 2012
- Ukrainian Production of Ammonium Nitrate in August 2012
- Ukrainian Production of Carbamide in August 2012
- N-P-K Production in Ukraine 40.9% Down in August 2012
- Cherkasy Azot Repairs Carbamide Shop M-6
- UAN Production in Ukraine in August 2012
- Ammonium Sulphate Production in Ukraine Plunged in August 2012
- Ukrainian Imports of Potassium Chloride 33.3% Down in August 2012
- Ukrainian Ammophos Production 28.0% Up in August 2012
- Group DF to Invest in Ammonium Nitrate Production at Stirol
- OstChem Forecasts Significant Growth of Ukrainian Nitrogen Fertilisers Market by 2018
- Ukrainian Agribusinesses Acquire Mineral Fertilisers for Autumn Field Works

Paints and coatings


- New Paints and Coatings Plant to Be Built in Leningrad Region
- Surface Tolerant Epoxy Enamel by Jekaterinburg-based VMP Approved by Gazprom
- Irkutsk Nanotechnocenter Released First Batch of YouColors Paint

Chemistry and energy


- Sibur Begins Production at Vyngapur Gas Processing Plant
- Belarusian Gas Processing Plant to be Reconstructed

Chemistry and business


- PhosAgro Board to Consider Authorised Capital Increase
- Acron Sets Coupon Rate for its First Exchange-Traded Bonds Issue
- Uralchimplast Passed ISO 9001:2008 Audit
- Sibur Reports Revenue Growth of 12.6% for H1, 2012
- QMS Pigment: Efficient Management, Maintenance and Improvement
- EuroChem Group SE Decreased its Share in EuroChem Mineral & Chemical Company
- Lukoil Opened Research and Development Centre in Kstovo, Russia
- PhosAgro Signs Purchase Agreement for RF Apatit Stake
- EuroChem-VolgaKaliy Filed Lawsuit against Shaft Sinkers
- Ukrainian Cabinet Transfers 74.6% in Rosava to Bila Tserkva Communal Property
- Ukrainian Court Declares Chernihivske Khimvolokno Bankrupt
- Saratov Oil Refinery Resumed Operations after Fire
- HaloPolymer Opens its Warehouses in South Korea
- Top Management Representatives of Royal DSM and Regional Ministry of Industry Visited KuibyshevAzot
- Omsk Titan Improved its Position in Rating of Largest Russian Companies
- Rosneft to Acquire 50% Stake in TNK-BP from BP

Speciality chemicals

The Current State of the Global and the CIS Coal Tar Markets

Coal tar is a unique raw material extracted from coal. This product can be processed into the six main fractions. The CIS market of coal tar is represented by approximately 25 producers, 11 of them being the major ones. Their plants are located mainly in Russia and Ukraine, and some - in Kazakhstan. The Russian and Ukrainian companies produce about 1.5m–1.8m tonnes and 1.1m–1.3m tonnes...

Lanolin: Production and Application

As a part of wool grease, lanolin is a complex of a thousand various lipid compounds: a mixture of polyol esters (cholesterol and isocholesterol, etc.) with fatty acids (myristic, palmitic and cerotic, etc.). Within the CIS, only six countries import lanolin in big quantities. Almost 79% of overall imports fall on Russia, 16% – on Ukraine, and 4% – on Belarus. Small batches of lanolin are...


- Sibur and Solvay Form JV to Produce Surfactants and Oilfield Process Chemicals
- Pigment Presents Products for Pulp-and-Paper Industry at PAP-FOR Russia 2012 Exhibition
- Sibur and Gazprom Neft Concluded Road Polymers Agreement
- Penza Region Embarks on Diatomite Production
- Eskaro Chemical Introduces New Anti-Freeze Modified Additive for Cement and Sand Mixtures
- Kremenchug Carbon Black Plant Output Down 30.7% in Q3, 2012

Chemical Equipment


- Fractionating Column Delivered to Sibur-Kstovo
- Electrolysis Equipment Delivered to RusVinyl
- Unprecedented Exports of Russian Electrochemical Machine to Japan
- Dzerzhinskhimmash Started Delivering Screw Dissolvers to Belaruskali

Chemistry and Ecology


- Gazprom Neft Completes Sales of Emission Reduction Units under Kyoto Protocol
- Khimprom from Volgograd Formulated Aspects of Environmental Strategy
- Russian Chemists Patented New Method for Purifying Waste Water from Cobalt, Manganese and Bromine
- Environmental Assessment Confirms Andash Deposit in Kyrgyzstan Poses No Ecological Risks

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