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10(82), 2013

10(82), 2013

Polymers

Global and Russian Trends in Polyphenylene Sulphide Market

Last year the polyphenylene sulphide industry celebrated a 40-year anniversary of launching the first PPC production by Phillips Petroleum (today – Chevron Phillips Chemical). Since that time PPC demand has been growing worldwide including Russia.  

Worlds Largest Polypropylene Facilities Commissioned in Tobolsk, Russia

2013 in Russia is marked with grand opening of one of the world’s largest polypropylene production facilities Tobolsk-Polymer. They say that after launching the plant Russia will become an exporter of basic brands of polypropylene. But will the Russian market of polypropylene stop being unprofitable?

High Expectations Exceeded at K 2013

It was with great expectations that companies from the plastics and rubber industries came to Düsseldorf, to the world’s most important trade fair in their sector, K 2013. The upturn experienced in the sector for months now along with the confidence of its companies to be able to showcase pioneering product innovations for all sections of the value added chain raised justified hopes of a...

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- Jokey Plastik Expands in CIS
- Ready-to-drink Products Stimulate Growth in the PET Market 
Rubbers and tyres

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- New Owners of Voltyre-Prom
Organics

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- Rosneft and ExxonMobil Select Contractors for Russian Far East LNG Project
- New Petrochem Processing Complex to be Built in Azerbaijan 
Inorganics

Ukrainian Production of Basic Inorganics in August, 2013

According to the statistical data given by Ukrainian News information agency there is a reduction in sulphuric acid, soda ash, caustic soda and titanium dioxide production in 2013 in comparison with 2012. For instance, in August 2013 the Ukrainian chemical enterprises decreased the sulphuric acid production by 10.6% over August 2012. The article gives in-depth statistics about recent Ukrainian inorganics...

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- Karakul Cobalt Project in Progress
- Rostec, IST Group to Pursue Extraction of Rare Earth Metals 
- Rusnano Sells Portion of Shares in Russian Quartz to Sumitomo
Agrochemicals

Urea Production and Market in the CIS

Carbamide (urea) is a bulk chemical product mainly used as a nitrgoen fertiliser. Global production is estimated at more than 160m tonnes CO(NH2)2. About 90% of the production find application in agriculture. In addition, it is widely used for the synthesis of melamine, urea formaldehyde and urea melamine formaldehyde resins, purification of flue gases from nitrogen oxides of heat power stations, boiler...

PhosAgro Fertiliser Sales Up 10% in Q1-3, 2013

PhosAgro, a leading global vertically integrated phosphate-based fertiliser producer, announces its production results for the nine months ended 30 September 2013. Total fertiliser production and sales for Q1-3, 2013 grew 8.6% and 9.8% year-on-year, respectively. The present article introduces our reader to latest news from one of the leading Russian fertiliser producers.

Ukrainian Production of Mineral Fertilisers in August, 2013

Production of mineral fertilisers in Ukraine went down in August, 2013. Ukrainian enterprises produced only 155,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate. Ammophos production in Ukraine decreased by 17.1% . Production of UAN (water solution of urea and ammonium nitrate) reduced by 15.5%. Generally the country's fertiliser sector seems to suffer an obvious decline. 

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- Acron Mineral Fertilisers Output Up
- ThyssenKrupp AG Awarded Contract to Build Fertiliser Plant in Belarus
Paints and coatings

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- PPG to Invest in New Manufacturing Facility in Russia
Chemistry and energy

Biodiesel from Belarus

Using biodiesel is a current global trend. Belarus is not an exception to the rule. That is why the country has adopted a programme for the development of FAME production. On 1 August, 2013 the Organic Synthesis Plant (OSP) of Mogilevkhimvolokno JSC officially put ito operation a biodiesel unit and one more investment project in the history of the company was successfuly completed. 

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- Vladimir Putin Greenlights Launch of CDU-12 Unit at Tuapse Refinery 
Chemistry and business

Russia's Sistema Overtaking Assets in Petrochemicals

Sistema JSFC is the largest publicly-traded diversified holding company in Russia and the CIS. It is a major shareholder of companies serving over 100m customers in the sectors of telecommunications, high technology, oil and energy, radars and aerospace, banking, retail, mass-media, tourism and healthcare services. Now the company is overtaking its petrochemical assets. On 1 October, 2013 Sistema...

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- Teijin Strengthens Operations in Russia and CIS
-Uralchem Places High Emphasis on Railway Transportation
- No Plans to Reduce BPC Presence in China 
Countries and regions

Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industry Waiting for Sweeping Changes

Today Kazakhstan is rapidly developing its chemical industry. Kazakhstan's three refineries -- the Atyrau, Pavlodar and Shymkent plants -- processed a total of 14.2m tonnes of crude oil in 2012. But they are unable to fully meet domestic demand, leaving the country obliged to import Russian fuel. Russian petrol and diesel met some 30% of the Kazakh demand for high-specification fuels in 2012. In...
Speciality chemicals

Russian Market for PVC Thermostabilisers

The growth in the consumption of PVC heat stabilisers in Russia will certainly depend on total PVC production in the country. This year there should not be a significant difference in consumption volumes as compared with 2012. Growth rates are likely to remain at the same level within the nearest years and will not exceed 1-3% per year. As for the lead-based stabilisers, worries about their use in...

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- New Factory Builds on Strong Henkel Presence in Russia
Pharmaceuticals

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- Ukrainian Pharmex Group to Expand Domestic and EU Operations
- Three Armenian Pharma Companies to Apply for GMP 
Chemical Equipment

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- GE to Deliver Turbomachinery Equipment for Russia’s Yamal LNG Megaproject
Chemistry and Ecology

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- UK Based Global Consultancy Atkins Begins Audit of Surface Run-Off Treatment System at  Phosphorit Factory in Russia 
- Bashneft Selects GE Technology for its New Wastewater Treatment Plant 
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