Eurasian chemical market
№7(79), 2013

№7(79), 2013


Non-trivial materials of the Russian market of cable compositions

Market of polymer materials for insulation and cable jackets is based on polyvinyl chloride and polyethylene compositions. The share of other materials makes up only few percent of the market, but they are very important for the cable industry. Where traditional materials can not deal with the set task, compounds based on fluorine plastic, chlorosulphonated polyethylene, various rubbers and thermoplastic...

Plastics in Medical Technology on Course for Further Success

Be it contact lenses, intubation tubes, single-use syringes or cannulas, more than half of all medical products manufactured around the world are made of plastics. But even beyond these mass-produced articles, the prospects for polymer materials in medical technology look rosy. This is a fast-growing market – and one which will remain expansive and lucrative, given the increasing world population...

CHINAPLAS 2013: Record Breaking Show Scale

CHINAPLAS 2013 was held from 20-23 May at China Import & Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, (Guangzhou, China). The show had set new records by attracting 114,103 visitors from 138 countries and regions. The exhibition is quickly becoming one of the most important events in the global plastic industry, and has already won respect of foreign plastic producers. China with its vast market, fast-growing...
Rubbers and tyres

Russian Tyres Market: Current State and Outlooks

Tyre production growth in Russia is especially remarkable against the background of the stagnating European and American markets. But can tyre makers in Russia including production units of renowned tyre brands face stiff competition from cheap Chinese exports? It is difficult to say, but the article gives much food for thought presenting most probable outlooks for market development.

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- Tyres Production in Ukraine Increased in May  

Production and market of ethylene in Russia and the CIS countries

Ethylene (C2H4) is a very important chemical. Globally, its output prevails over other organic substances. It is primarily used for producing polyethylene. Besides, ethylene is used for manufacturing vinyl chloride, ethylene oxide, ethylbenzene, ethylene dichloride, ethyl alcohol, acetic acid, vinyl acetate, etc. In Russia, ethylene is produced at 10 plants – Nizhnekamskneftekhim OJSC, Kazanorgsintez...

A Brief Overview of the Russian Methionine Market

Methionine is a sulphur-containing aliphatic α-amino acid. It is one of the essential amino acids widely used as an animal feed supplement. The only manufacturer of amino acids in Russia is Volzhsky Orsynthese JSC. All in all, Russian methionine production for 2012 amounted to 28,040 tonnes. Sustainable growth of the Russian agricultural sector well stimulates methionine manufacturing, and the...

Sodium Sulphate Production in Russia

Sodium sulphate is one of the most common water-soluble minerals in nature. Currently, Kuchuk Lake is the only commercially operated deposit of natural sodium sulphate in Russia. Sodium sulphate is produced by Kuchuksulphate JSC (Stepnoje Ozero village, Altay territory). Volzhsky Orgsynthese based in Volzhsky (Volgograd region) manufactures sodium sulphate of technical grade as a by-product. Novotroitsk...

Ukrainian Output of Some Basic Inorganics in May, 2013

Inorganic chemicals are probably the basis of the Ukrianian chemical industry. Their monthly production allows us to more or less precisely evaluate the current state of the country's economy. In May 2013 Ukrainian enterprises generally remained their production volumes at the level of the previous month, though the output of some commodities considerably fell. For instance, the country's output...

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- MHI and Sojitz Receive Order to Build Large-scale Ammonia Plant in Russia

Production of Potassium Magnesium Sulphate in Russia

Potassium magnesium sulphate K2SO4·MgSO4 (''kalimagnesia'' in Russian) is a highly efficient potassium magnesium fertiliser produced by re-crystallisation of natural potassium sodium salts. This fertiliser is useful for such plants as potato, clover, and linum requiring an additional amount of magnesium and sensitive to chlorine. The present article analyses K2SO4·MgSO4...

Ukrainian Output of Mineral Fertilisers in May, 2013

Highlighting the monthly Ukrainian production of a group of fertilisers including ammonium nitrate, urea, UAN, ammophos, NPK, ammonium sulphate, and superphosphate, we continue to keep you abreast of current agrochemicals manufacturing in the country.  

Belarus to Build Potash Fertiliser Plant in Laos

Belarus, one of the biggest KCL producers globally, can provide its assistance and expertise to Lao People’s Democratic Republic in building a potassium chloride plant in Laos. The latter possesses abundant potassium salt resources, and has already started some projects in this sphere. Sinohydro Mining Co (Lao) Ltd has a project for a 120,000 tpy KCl operation with a 30-year life, using solution...

Summing up Results of VII International Scientific and Practical Conference «Carbamide-2013»

From 4-6 June, 2013 the R & D Institute for Carbamide JSC (NIIK, Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgo rod region) held the VII International Scientific and Practical Conference "Carbamide-2013" in the Marins Park Hotel in Nizhny Novgorod. The event was devoted to new developments of the institute and its implemented projects relating to construction and reconstruction of chemical plants. Leading fertiliser...

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- Uralkali Expects Strong Demand for Potash Fertilisers in 2013
- EuroChem Announces Fertiliser Project in Louisiana 
Paints and coatings

Russian Production of Printing Inks and Artist's Colours

Although commercial production of fine art materials and printing inks in Russia has no such long history and brands as Winsor & Newton, the country manufactures quite a big amount of these products. In 2012 for example, domestic production of printed inks amounted to 2,846 tonnes. Moreover, statistical data from our article emphasise positive trends in this sector of the chemical industry testifying...
Chemistry and energy

Russian Fuel Oil Production in January-May 2013

«Oil makes the world go round.» The saying may just as well be applied to fuel oil, especially to bunker fuel oil, the fuel powering engines of a countless number of ships worldwide. The Federal State Statistics Service of Russia has announced statistics about the domestic production of fuel oil in 2012 and January-May, 2013. It is to be stressed the Federal Statistics Service...
Chemistry and business

Chemical Industry in CEE Region: JVs, Mergers and Acquisitions on the Agenda

Thinking that Central/Eastern Europe and Russia are located somewhere on the fringes of the global market is no longer relevant. The region is currently showing sustainable growth rates when it comes to the development of the chemical industry. This is especially noticeable against the background of the stagnation in the major developed countries. Consequently, levels of M & A activities in the...
Speciality chemicals

Production and Market of Tall Oil in Russia

Tall oil, dark-colored liquid with a pungent odor, which is a mixture of organic compounds, especially unsaturated fatty acids is manufactured as a by-product of the pulp-and-paper industry. Currently in Russia crude tall oil are able to produce 13 companies. Of these, only 5 have the equipment for its further processing. Unfortunately, it should be stated that in the near future, the number of...

LANXESS to Produce Polymer-bound Rubber Additives in Russia

LANXESS has launched its first production plant in Russia. The new plant will manufacture predispersed, polymer-bound Rhenogran rubber additives. Moreover, its product range will soon be completed with new additives for the tyre industry owing to fast growth of this sector of the Russian economy. Time will show whether Russia will be a gold mine for the German producer, but one thing is obvious: it...

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- Dow Сelebrates 5th Anniversary of Production Launch in Moscow Region

Analgesic and Antipyretic Drugs: Recent Russian Statistics

According to the Federal State Statistics Service of Russia, the country's production of analgesic and antipyretic medicines in ampoules in 2012 made up 366,345,000 ampoules. As for the domestic production of analgesic and antipyretic drugs in packs, Russian manufacturers produced 729,212,000 units in 2012. The brief analysis of the situation at the Russian market of analgesic and antipyretic medicines...
Chemical Equipment

Tracking Corrosion with Ultrasound

Defects in industrial plants caused by corrosion can pose a risk to staff and reduce plant availability. Ultrasonic testing using the phased-array method is able to visualise the actual size of the defect in 3D. Having considerable technical and scientific expertise in this sphere, specialists of TÜV SÜD Chemie Service provide insight into techniques for detecting corrosion with the...

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- Latest Data on Russian Production of Big Plastic Containers 
Chemistry and Ecology

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- How to Clean Gases in Modern Ways : New Patents Awarded to Russian Inventors
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