Eurasian chemical market
№8(80), 2013

№8(80), 2013


Russian Manufacturing of Urea-furan Resins in H1, 2013

Сarbamide-furan resins are useful as a binder for the manufacture of cores in the foundry shops of automobile industry, tractor industry and other branches of mechanical engineering. The article contains some detailed data on types of carbamide-furan resins made in Russia currently and statistics on their production released recently by the Russian Statistics Service.   

Bioplastics: an Alternative with a Future?

As a complement and in some areas as an alternative to conventional plastics, bioplastics appear to be a logical and necessary step for a modern and forward-looking plastics industry. There are two different types of them: bio-degradable and bio-based ones. If you want to find out about the prospects for and potential of bioplastics along with the latest developments and innovative applications, you...
Rubbers and tyres

Brief article

- More Stake for Pirelli in Russian JV
- Tyres Production Up in Ukraine Up 46.4% in June

Recent Data about Russian Vinyl Chloride Monomer Output

Vinyl chloride (H2C=CHCl) also known as vinyl chloride monomer or just VCM is one of the most important feedstocks in the chemical industry predominantly used to manufacture polyvinyl chloride. According to the Federal State Statistics Service of Russia (Rosstat), the Russian production of vinyl chloride monomer in 2012 rose 7.6% YOY. The growth supported by several new projects is a remarkable achievement...

Production of Vanadium Pentoxide in Russia

Vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) also known as vanadium (V) oxide is regarded as the most stable vanadium compound. The property of V2O5 to lose oxygen while heating and, thus, to catalyse a big number of chemical reactions is widely used. In Russia, V2O5 is commercially produced by two enterprises: Evraz Vanady Tula is the largest European producer of vanadium pentoxide, ferrovanadium-50 and ferrovanadium-80...

Ukrainian Production of Basic Inorganics in H1, 2013: Slowdown Continues

Our magazine regularly introduces our reader to the latest Ukrainian statistics on inorganic chemicals. Unfortunately, negative trends in the country’s chemical production are prevalent currently. The article contains all comprehensive and detailed statistics data as regards the production of ammonia, sulphuric acid, caustic soda, soda ash, and titanium dioxide.   

Crimean Soda Plant Launches Baking Soda Production Line

The Crimean soda plant (CSP, Krasnoperekopsk, Crimea), which is largest producer of soda ash in Ukraine, has launched a line for production of baking soda with a capacity of 20,000 tonnes per year. The article devoting to this very important event well describes the current situation at the plant. 

Brief article

- Latest Data on Russian Argon Production
- Soda Ash Plant Project to be Launched in Belarus this Year

Dismantling Russian-Belarusian Potash Cartel Seen from Moscow and Minsk

Following the meeting on 29 July 2013, the Board of Directors of Uralkali, one of the world’s largest potash producers, has decided to stop Uralkali’s export sales through Belarusian Potash Company (BPC) and direct all export volumes through Uralkali Trading. Detailed information about the collaboration between the two companies, one of the largest KCL producers in the world will be useful...

EuroChem to establish JV in China to Produce Fertilisers

China is the biggest client of large and small fertiliser companies across the globe. However, the country also wishes to develop its own agrochemical production as fast as possible. A new JV, which will produce up to 60,000 tonnes of potassium nitrate and some other fertilisers  between Eurochem, a Russian fertiliser producer, and Migao Corporation, a China-based specialty potassium chloride...

PhosAgro Fertiliser Sales Up 14% YOY in H1, 2013

Russian agrochemical producers, in particular, PhosAgro continue reporting their production results for the fist half of the current year. Looking at them, one may say that there are very real grounds for optimism.

Production of Mineral Fertilisers in Ukraine in H1, 2013

In June 2013, Ukrainian enterprises decreased carbamide production (in physical weight) by 33% or 107,400 tonnes over June 2012 to 218,300 tonnes (without data from Severodonetsk Azot Association PrJSC). More details about carbamide manufacturing (including but not limited to) can be found in the present article.  
Paints and coatings

Brief article

- New Fluoropolymer Enamel for Military Purposes Developed in Russia
- Romania's AdePlast to Supply with Paints Customers in Ukraine and Moldova 
Chemistry and business

Latest News from Uralchem

Production from all enterprises in the Uralchem group of companies, a fertilisers producer,  amounted to 3.14m tonnes in H1, 2013. Its output increased by 0.7% compared to the same period last year. It seems that Uralchem's development is quite brisk, but the company is not going to rest on its laures.   

Ukrainian Chemical and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Shown Mixed Results in H1, 2013

Speciality chemicals

Review of the Russian Vulcanisation Accelerators Market

It takes only a few minutes to vulcanise rubbers with the use of vulcanisation accelerators, whereas the same process in the presence of sulphur without them lasts for three or four hours. The only producer of the accelerators in Russia is Nocheboksarsk-based Khimprom. It also exports some share of its output (1,720 tonnes – in 2011). The present article provides an analysis of the current state...

Russian Tall Oil Production and Market

Tall oil (tallol), a dark liquid with a pungent odour, is a mixture of organic compounds, chiefly, of unsaturated and fatty acids. It is produced via treatment of sulphate soap by sulphuric acid. Having enormous forest resources, Russia at first glance should have developed wood processing. In fact, the state of the pulp and paper industry, which among other products manufactures tall oil is rather...

Brief article

- Total to Establish Russian JV to Produce Modified Bitumen
- Rostec Pyrotechnics Came into German Market

New Horizons for Pharmsynthez

Pharmsynthez OJSC, one of the leading Russian pharmaceutical companies that specialises in the development, manufacture and distribution of pharmaceuticals, has reported though later about its progress in 2012. The company judging by financial results and its new products seem to be in a good shape.

Brief article

- Belmedpreparaty to Develop 130 New Medicines by 2020
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