Eurasian chemical market
№5(77), 2013

№5(77), 2013


Russian Epoxy Resins Production and Market

Contrary to the global trends in epoxy resins production, so far most of the major Russian players have slowed down or even stopped their production. Moreover, the decline in the output in the Russian Federation took place against the background of the continued growth in demand, primarily from the paints and coatings industry, and then the production of adhesives, sealants and building materials....

The Russian Polypropylene Market: Waiting for Polypropylene Revolution

The Russian polypropylene (PP) market is among the emerging ones, however, it has been developing actively recently. On the one hand, it is close to saturation point, and now its growth rates are going down. It can be said that Russian producers satisfy most domestic PP demand, and the 2012 data of the Russian market confirm it. The total Russian output of polypropylene for the whole 2012 made...

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- PLASTPOL'2013 : Business Talks Worth Millions
Rubbers and tyres

Russian Synthetic Rubbers Production in 2012

From 2005-2012, the Russian output of synthetic rubbers, the main feedstock for tyres production, was fairly stable fluctuating from 1.1m to 1.5m tonnes. A distinct upward trend in the output of products has been observed since 2009 — everything you want to know you will find in our article. 

Bridgestone to Build Passenger Car Tyre Plant in Russia

On April 12, 2013 Bridgestone Corporation announced plans to build a passenger car radial tyre plant in the Zavolzhye Industrial Zone in Ulyanovsk region, Russia. Bridgestone concluded an investment contract with co-investor Mitsubishi Corporation and with the Ulyanovsk region government and Ulyanovsk Region Development Corporation. Bridgestone Corporation will have 90% equity ownership, and...

Russian Glycerol Production in 2012

In Russia, there are several producers of glycerol: Nefis Cosmetics JSC, the Kazan Chemical Integrated Works named after M. Vakhitov JSC, Nevskaya Cosmetika JSC and Aist CJSC, and Svoboda JSC. In 2012, the domestic output of glycerol in 2012 amounted to 3,389 tonnes, which represents a 26% YOY decrease as compared to 2011, when it made up 4,582 tonnes. For detailed information about glycerol...

Chinese Phenol and Acetone Market: Review and Outlooks

China accounted for 12% of global phenol capacities and 15% global phenol consumption. Producers of phenol are mainly located in Asia, United States and Western Europe. In 2012, global phenol capacity was 10,750 kt/y, while Chinese phenol capacity totalled 1295 kt/y. If you are interested in the information about Chinese market of phenol and acetone, you can find it in our magazine.

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- Ex Oriente Lux : New Horizons of Cooperation for Rosneft in Japan and Vietnam

Russian Production of Potassium Hydroxide

In Russia, potassium hydroxide is manufactured by HaloPolymer Kirovo-Chepetsk LLC and Soda-Chlorate. During the first wave of the economic cirisis in 2008, there was a significant 16.3% YOY fall and the output of KOH hit a low of 17,400 tonnes. In 2011 potassium hydroxide manufacture in Russia reached a peak of almost 23,500 tonnes — everything you want to know you will find in our article.

Latest Data on Russian Production of Zinc Sulphate

Zinc sulphate is an inorganic compound, as well as any of commercially produced monohydrate ZnSO4 *H2O and heptahydrate ZnSO4 *7H2O. It was historically known as “white vitriol.” It is a colourless solid that is a common source of soluble zinc ions. According to the Russian Federal State Statistics Service, the domestic output of zinc sulphate in 2012 made up 4,584 tonnes,...

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- Linde to Build Large Ammonia Plant in Russia

Production of Ammonium Sulphate in Russia and Ukraine

Ammonium sulphate, (NH4)2SO4, is a white, soluble, crystalline salt having a formula wt of 132.14. The crystals have a rhombic structure; d204 is 1.769. According to the Russian Federal State Statistics Service, the domestic output of ammonium sulphate in 2012 amounted to 1,368,000 tonnes, which is a 1.8% YOY decrease as compared to 2011, when it made up 1,393,000 tonnes. The Ukrainian...

A Brief Overview of the Russian Market of Herbicides

A herbicide, in the broadest definition, is any agent which destroys or inhibits plant growth. Thus an herbicidal agent may be animal, i.e., a home-gardener with a hoe or a grazing herbivore; vegetable, i.e., a parasitic weed or one plant species competing successfully with another; or mineral, i.e., chemicals with herbicidal activity. Russian output of herbicides in 2012 reached 11,436...

Ukrainian Production of Urea and Ammonium Nitrate in Q1, 2013

In Ukraine, carbamide is produced by five production plants including Concern Stirol PJSC, Odessa Port Plant, Cherkasy Azot JSC, Severodonetsk Azot Association JSC, and DniproAzot JSC. In March 2013, carbamide production in Ukraine fell by 1.8% or 5,800 tonnes over March 2012 to 310,000 tonnes in physical terms. It is to be especially stressed that Severodonetsk Azot Association did not produce...

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- Belaruskali to Reach NPK Fertilisers Design Capacity in June
Paints and coatings

Turpentine as a Solvent for Resins: Production in Russia

Demand for turpentine in Russia is met mainly by domestic producers. Turpentine is made by the following companies: Vologda Wood-Chemical Plant CJSC, Orgkhim Biochemical Holding OJSC, Orgsyntez JSC, etc. Sulphate and sulphite turpentine are manufactured by the following pulp and paper plants: Pitkyaranta Pulp Plant JSC nd Selenginskiy Pulp and Cardboard Plant JSC. Apart from Russia,...
Chemistry and energy

Underhood chemicals: Russian market of additives to motor fuels and oils

Foreign manufacturers play the main role at the Russian market of fuel additives. Domestic companies, though not so active, also make their contribution. In particular, All-Russian Scientific and Research Institute of Oil Refining OJSC is engaged in the development of new fuel additives. Currently, ARSRIOR is developing an anti-wear additive to jet fuels and an anti-static additive to fuels and...
Chemistry and business

Sumykhimprom: 2012 Production Results

In 2012, Sumykhimprom continued realising its quite a big upgrade programme. For instance, it installed equipment for processing mineral fertilisers with an anti-clotting agent at granular superphosphate and complex mineral fertilisers units in 2012. In 2013, it is scheduled to produce roughly 400,000 tonnes of fertilisers of various grades. Distribution of fertilisers by grades is not...

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- Belneftekhim’s Foreign Trade Surplus at USD 1.950bn in Q1, 2013
Countries and regions

Reshoring Lifts Chemical Business in North America

The great migration of manufacturing from North America to China began 20 years ago when companies, believing they could reduce production costs 30 to 40%, began establishing facilities and working with third parties there to benefit from special economic zones, new industrial infrastructure, favourable tariffs, low currency-exchange rates and, importantly, cheap labour. In 2013, the world’s...

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- Azerbaijani SOCAR Attracts International Consortium for STAR Refinery Construction in Turkey
Speciality chemicals

Russian Alkyl Sulphates Production

There are two major producers of alkyl sulphates in Russia: TehnoHimSintez Ltd and Ivkhimprom OJSC. According to the Russian Federal State Statistics Service, the domestic output of alkyl sulphates in 2011 amounted to 687 tonnes, which is a 9.9% decrease as compared to 2012, when it made up 763 tonnes, and if our subscriber is interested in changes which occurred at the Russian market of alkyl sulphates...

Veropharm Reported 2012 Financial Results

Veropharm, one of the largest producers of generics and pharmaceutical products in Russia, has announced its audited financial results for 2012 in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards. Sales for 2012 amounted to RUR 5,507m (USD 175.3m). This article contains comprehensive information about 2012 financial results of Veropharm.

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- Ukrainian Pharma Companies Reported 2012 Production Results
Chemical Equipment

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Competence Days at Witmann Battenfeld – into the future with “Power”
Chemistry and Ecology

Global Trends in Sulphur-Alkaline Wastewater Treatment

At present the sulphur-alkaline wastewater clearance becomes a serious environmental problem for different industries. Sulphur-alkaline wastewater (SAW) is the most contaminated water, which forms in large quantities during the leaching of crude oil at refineries and petrochemical plants. The most toxic components of SAW are sulphur compounds as sodium sulphide and alkali metal mercaptides (30...
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