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4(76), 2013

4(76), 2013

Polymers

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- The Russian PVC and PS Films Market in 2012
Rubbers and tyres

Production of Rubber Mixtures in Russia in 2010-2012

In Russia, rubber mixtures are usually divided into three groups: 1) dispersions, solutions filled with carbon black or silicium dioxide; 2) dispersions, solutions containing other fillers; 3) rubber mixtures in granules. According to Russian Federal State Statistics Service, the domestic output of rubber mixtures belonging to the first group last year rose by 35% over 2011 and amounted to...

Business of the Long Knives: Production of Reclaimed Rubber in Russia

About 1m tonnes of tyres are discarded across Russia every year. According to various estimates only from 2% to 15% of this quantity is re-processed, which is obviously a negligible amount for the largest country in the world. Surely, the absence of a necessary legislation framework is a big barrier for the advancement of rubber recycling in Russia. In the present article, we, however, will focus more...
Organics

Review of the International Conference The feedstock vector of the Russian petrochemical industry-2013

On 18 February, 2013, there was held the International Conference «The feedstock vector of the Russian petrochemical industry 2013» under the auspices of the «Plan for the development of the Russian petrochemical industry for the period up to 2030», that had been developed and approved by the Russian Ministry of Energy. Alliance-Analytics CJSC (Moscow) had been the organiser...

Russian Phenol Production in 2012

Russian Federation is the only country in CIS that produces synthetic phenol. According to the Russian Federal State Statistics Service, the domestic output of synthetic phenol in 2012 amounted to 277,639 tonnes, which is a 10.8% YOY increase as compared to 2011. This article contains comprehensive information about last developments at the Russian market of phenol.

Styrene Production & Market in Russia and CIS

Styrene is the simplest and by far the most important member of a series of aromatic monomers. Also known commercially as styrene monomer (SM), it is produced in large quantities for polymerisation. In Russia, there are five companies currently producing styrene. They apply an ethylbenzene hydrogenation process. Driven by polystyrene demand, styrene production in the country has been growing well after...
Inorganics

Caustic Soda Production in Russia and Ukraine in 2012 and Early 2013

In Russia, caustic soda is produced by 12 companies. According to the Russian Federal State Statistics Service, 1,094.4 thousand tonnes of caustic soda was produced in Russia in 2012. In Ukraine it is manufactured by Karpatnaftokhim LLC and DniproAzot PJSC. Last year, their output made up 127,400 tonnes, which is a 17.9% YOY decrease. Read the full article in the issue #4, 2013 (76).

Uralelectromed Raises its Tellurium Production

Uralelectromed JSC, a subsidiary of UMMC metallurgical complex, is going to put into operation a new production unit for tellurium at its chemical and metallurgical workshop. At the moment, start-up operations are underway, in particular, process steps and a process control system are being tested. The new unit is expected to produce the first batch of tellurium in two months. The cost of the...

Russian Market of Selenium in 2012

In the CIS countries, elemental selenium is manufactured in Russia (three key plants), Kazakhstan (2), and Uzbekistan. Russian makers account for the lion’s share of the selenium output. The three Russia-based selenium-manufacturing companies are Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant CJSC, Uralelektromed JSC, Norilsk Nickel Mining and Metallurgical Company JSC . According to Russian Federal...
Agrochemicals

Global Potassium Chloride Market in 2012-13 Seen from CIS

The global potash market in 2012 was characterised by several factors: higher inventory levels that challenged the potash market over the first quarter, unfavourable weather conditions in many regions of the world, and continued macroeconomic volatility throughout 2012. Uralkali, one of the world’s largest potash producers during Q1, 2013 produced 2.08m tonnes of potassium chloride, representing...

Russian and Ukrainian Production of Ammonium Nitrate in 2012 and in Early 2013

According to the Russian Federal State Statistics Service, the domestic output of ammonium nitrate last year fell by 2.6% and amounted to 8,033,200 tonnes. In 2012, Ukrainian companies produced 2,030,200 tonnes of ammonium nitrate against 2,444,400 tonnes in 2011. Our magazine is glad to present you the newest and comprehensive data about most important Russian and Ukrainian production of...

Ukrainian UAN Production Grows

Liquid fertiliser solutions are popular in many areas because they are safe to handle, convenient to mix with other nutrients and chemicals, and are easily applied. A solution of urea [CO(NH2)2] and ammonium nitrate [NH4NO3] containing between 28 and 32% N is the most used and highly effective nitrogen fluid fertiliser. UAN is produced in Ukraine by two companies - Cherkasy Azot OJSC and...
Paints and coatings

Recent Updates on Russian Butyl Acetate Market

n-Butyl acetate of industrial (technical) grade is produced in Russia only by two companies - Nevinnomyssk Azot JSC and Dmitrievsky Chemical Plant – Production LLC. Together they manufactured 46,800 tonnes of the product in 2012. Besides, in 2010, they exported it to Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Latvia, Poland, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Finland, Turkey, India, Venezuela. Read...

Brief article

- Swedish Eskaro Group Launches Factory for Paint and Varnish Products in Ukraine
Chemistry and energy

Rosneft Upgrades its Refineries

Russian oil giant Rosneft OJSC implements a number of projects at its refineries, of which the largest is the reconstruction of a refinery in the Tuapse region. Rosneft is building cutting-edge production at its refinery’s site. Investments in the project make up RUR 245.5bn (USD 7.8bn). The Tuapse Refinery in the Krasnodar region has been part of Rosneft since the company’s establishment,...

Russian Refineries to Operate more Efficiently due to Implemented Innovations

Being one of the leading countries in oil and gas production, Russia cannot boast of great achievements in its refinery and petrochemicals industry. Two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the need to modernise the refining sector and increase both output capacity and refining quality is clear. Demand within Russia for higher quality oil products is increasing. Therefore, the...

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- Slavneft-YANOS Improved Performance due to Equipment Upgrade
- Pavlodar Refinery: Progressing to a New Stage
Chemistry and business

Nizhnekamskneftekhim Group Published Consolidated IFRS Financial Statements for 2012

Nizhnekamskneftekhim Group’s Revenue in 2012 reached its all-time peak. The production gain was 2.7% compared to 2011. Maximum outputs were achieved in production of polybutadiene, halobutyl and polyisoprene rubbers, and plastics, polyethers, ethylene and isoprene. This article contains comprehensive information about Nizhnekamskneftelhim activities for 2012.

Sibur Reports 2012 Revenue Growth of 9.1%

On 3 April 2013, Sibur Holding published its operational and financial results for the year ended 31 December 2012 in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. In 2012, Sibur’s gas processing plants processed 18.7bn cubic meters of associated petroleum gas, an increase of 3.8% YOY. Sibur’s revenue increased by 9.1% YOY to RUR 271.3bn — everything you want...

Phosagro Reports: 2012 was Successful

Russian chemical companies continue to publish financial reports for the past year. The demand for chemical products in Russia keeps up increasing with fertilisers being one of the fastest growing segments in the industry. Phosagro's report perfectly fits into upward trends in the fertiliser market providing the reader with most comprehensive information about the company's activities and financial...
Speciality chemicals

Production and Market of Chelating Agents in Russia

Chelating agents are a number of compounds notable for an effect of chelation, a particular way that ions and molecules bind metal ions. Globally, more than 70% of chelates are used in household and industrial cleaning agents, water treatment, and the pulp and paper industry. To date, more than 200 types of chelating agents are produced in the world, that belong to various classes of chemical substances....
Pharmaceuticals

Brief article

- New API Patented in Russia
- Gedeon Richter Decides Start Production of Pharmaceuticals in Ukraine 
Chemical Equipment

Recent Updates on Chemical and Petroleum Machine Building in Russia and Ukraine

Russia and Ukraine are actively working on development of new equipment. For example, Russian-Norwegian company Rugasco begins installation of the line for the production of polymer-composite gas cylinders type 4. Zarya research and- production enterprise, the biggest Ukrainian manufacturer of explosives, has commissioned a new production line for making packaged explosives... Our subscribers...

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- Microreactor Technology in Russia: from Lab to Plant
- Sandvik Process Systems: Adding Value to Commodity
Chemistry and Ecology

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- Stirol to Invest USD 1.2m in System for Cleaning Ammonium Nitrate Production Facility
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