Eurasian chemical market
№2(74), 2013

№2(74), 2013


Too Valuable to Be Replaced: Plastics in the Building Industry of the CIS Countries

Polymer materials have already taken quite deep roots in everyday life. It is impossible to imagine the production of automobiles, household appliances, electronics, and household articles without polymers. The construction industry cannot do without them as well. Out of all polymers, polystyrene is the most widely-used one for heat and sound insulation purposes in Russia and the CIS countries. There...

A time to gather bottles. Prospects for the global PET market

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is probably the only polymer used to feed and dress mankind. It is employed to manufacture fibres for household and technical purposes, plastic bottles and other packaging and wrapping materials, products for the automotive and engineering industries and electrical engineering and electronics. The textile industry accounts for roughly 65% of the global consumption...

Production and Market of Styrenics in Russia and Ukraine in 2012

The terms “styrenics” describes a family of major plastic products that use styrene as their key building block. This family of chemical products includes polystyrene (PS), expandable polystyrene (EPS), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene co-polymer (ABS) and styrene acrylonitrile co-polymer (SAN). All styrenics except SAN, are commercially produced in Russia. Ukraine, the second economy among...
Rubbers and tyres

Thinking ahead: Novel Rubber Products Patented in Russia

Since the Soviet times, the Russian synthetic rubber industry has been considered a well-developed branch of the economy. Now Sibur Holding JSC ranks sixth worldwide in terms of synthetic rubber capacity. But the list of the Russian producers of synthetic rubber and thermoplastic elastomers is not limited to the manufacturing plants of Sibur. There are also other big manufacturers of these products...

A Quick Glance at Asian Market of Melamine in 2012

Melamine is an industrial chemical product used mainly in the construction industry in the production of coatings, laminates and flame retardants. It is also used to manufacture adhesive resins, which have excellent handling and moulding properties and are used to make wood panels to build kitchens, bathrooms, furniture and flooring. Asia is the largest regional manufacturer accounting for over 64%...

A Brief Outlook for Production and Market of Hydrogen Peroxide in Russia

In Russia, the driving force of today's H2O2 production is mainly the pulp and paper sector, as this industry shifts step-by-step from chlorine bleaching and the attendant dioxin and chloroform formation to environmentally friendly peroxide chemistry. One company in Russia buying hydrogen peroxide as a raw material to produce chemicals for household use and detergent bleach applications. Thus,...

Production of Sulphur in Russia/CIS in 2012

Russian sulphur production is notable for its stability: both in 2011 and in 2012, the country's annual output made up 6.4m tonnes. The main sulphur suppliers in Russia is gas processing companies accounting for 89.2% of the whole market, whereas the shares of oil refineries and metallurgical plants are in fact insignificant. The market is still dominated by the Russian gas giant Gazprom. The...

Recent Developments in the CIS Sulphuric Acid Market

Since 2010, there has been a steady upward trend in global sulphuric acid production, and Russia has not been an exception to this rule. In terms of sulphuric acid monohydrate output, Russia held the fourth position in the world. The production of sulphuric acid in Kazakhstan which suffers a deficit of sulphuric acid follows the global pattern. It is to be stressed that the trend in Ukraine is quite...

Brief articles

- Ammonia Production in Ukraine: Better in December, Worse in whole 2012
- Production of Titanium Dioxide in Ukraine/CIS Down in 2012

Ammophos Production in Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan in 2012

Ammophos is a complex NP fertiliser based on monoammonium phosphate NH4H2PO4 (MAP) with a small content of diammonium phosphate (NH4)2HPO4 (DAP) and normally considered as MAP. According to data provided by the statistics services of Russia and Ukraine, in 2012 ammophos production in both these countries went down, but in Uzbekistan, the third manufacturers if MAP in CIS, significantly increased....

Brief articles

- Soyuzkali: New Big Player at Global Potassium Chloride Market
- Production of Urea in Ukraine: Up in December and Down in whole 2012
Paints and coatings

The Ukrainian Paints & Coatings Market: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

The Ukrainian paint and coatings industry is rather a new and up-to-date sector of the national economy. In 2011, paints and coatings production was carried out by more than 130 Ukrainian enterprises, with the 15 largest producers accounting for over 75% of total output. During January – October, 2012, the production of paints and coatings in Ukraine declined 3.4% compared to the same period...
Chemistry and energy

Brief articles

- Lukoil Launches Major Upgrade Project at Volgograd Refinery
- Honeywell’s UOP Technology Selected to Modernise Refinery in Kazakhstan
- Donetsk Biofuel Plant: Paving the Way for Petrol-Ethanol Mixtures in Ukraine
Chemistry and business

Brief articles

- EuroChem Reports IFRS Financial Information for 2012
- Gazprom Neft Publishes Unaudited IFRS Financial Results for FY2012
- Acron Group: Successful Operating Performance in 2012
- HaloPolymer Seeks Head Start over Competitors with New Achievements in Early 2013
- KuibyshevAzot Reports Decrease in Profits
Countries and regions

Russian Chemical Industry at the Crossroads

According to the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, over RUR 14 trillion (USD 465bn) may be invested in the domestic chemical industry. Provided that a plan for innovative development of the given industry is adopted, such huge investments will be made for the period through 2030. The chemical industry accounts for 1.8% of the Russian GDP. Today, the the domestic chemical industry...

Brief article

- The Belarusian Chemical Industry Enjoyed Good Results in 2012
Speciality chemicals

Basalt Production and Market in the CIS countries

Basalt is usually used in the form of crushed stones, which are useful over a wide range of application. Today, the most developed area of basalt fibres application is production of heat and sound insulations. Consumption of basalt insulation is growing every year. The CIS countries have sufficient amount of raw materials. There are more than 100 operating open-pits. Besides that, basalt deposits...

Global and Russian Surfactants Market in 2011-2012: Current Situation and Outlook

Following the results of 2012, the world surfactants market is estimated at USD 27bn. According to expert estimations, the market will annually grow by 6.19% in money terms, to reach USD 36.5bn by 2017. The capacity of the world market in physical terms for 2012 is preliminary estimated at 13m tonnes. Annual growth rates of the global surfactants market in physical terms make up about 3.5% on average....

Brief article

- The CIS Pharma Producers Declare 2012 Results
Chemical Equipment

A Closer Look at Expansion Joints Made of Special Plastics

In process plants, high-performance plastics are increasingly used as a replacement for steel components, and pipe joints are no exception. Dependable service-life prediction is of critical importance to guarantee reliability and availability. This article written by Franz Hingott (TÜV SÜD Chemie Service) takes a closer look at the combination of type of plastic, component function and test...
Special topic

LANXESS: High-tech Innovations from the Test Tube

LANXESS, one of the valuable subscribers of the Eurasian Chemical Market, is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 8.8bn in 2011 and currently around 17,100 employees in 31 countries. The company is currently represented at 48 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals....
Chemistry and Ecology

An Effective System of Cleaning Large Volumes of Waste Gases from Urea Prilling Towers

The production and consumption of carbamide show a stable growth in the world1. Moreover, the total capacity of the Russian urea production soon will reach the Soviet level. Units for granulating and cooling urea granules utilise a lot of the atmospheric air, which is further subject to cleaning. Until the mid-80's, one of the main tasks of environmental protection from harmful emissions in urea...

Brief article

- Dow and HidroLotus to Build the World’s Largest Surface Water Ultrafiltration plant in Azerbaijan
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