Eurasian chemical market
№11(83), 2013

№11(83), 2013


Aramid Fibres Market in CIS

Aramids are a class of synthetic fibres with high heat and mechanical strength. Thanks to outstanding technical performance aramid fibres are widely used (f.i., in production of armour fabric for modern bullet resistant helmets and vests and fire resitant clothing and so on) Production of aramid fibres in the CIS is available only in Russia. Today only one large-scale manufacturer is working in Kamensk-Shahtinsk...

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- SIBUR Launches New BOPP-films Production Facility in Tomsk
Rubbers and tyres

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- Continental Expands its Presence in Russia

Russian market in ethylene oxide

Ethylene oxide (EO) is one of the main intermediate products of organic synthesis. It is basic raw material for production of ethylene glycol, ethanolamine, surfactants, polyethers and other valuable chemical products. SIBUR-Neftekhim (Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod region), Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Nizhnekamsk, Republic of Tatarstan), and Kazanorgsintez (Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan) have production capacities...

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- Russian Production of Methylene Dichloride in January-August, 2013 
- Review of XII Oil Refining, Gas & Petrochemical Week–2013

Phosphorus Market in the CIS

Phosphorus is one of the most widespread elements on the earth. It forms about 200 minerals. It is also an ingredient of proteins and other most important organic substances (ATP, DNA). Phosphorus has a wide range of usage. Now the only producer of yellow phosphorus in the CIS countries is Novodzhambul Phosphorus Plant (NPP). Currently, Kazakhstan yearly produces more than 80,000 tpy of phosphorus....

Ukrainian Output of Basic Inorganics in September, 2013

In 2013, Ukrainian production of basic inorganics fell. For example, sulphuric acid production decreased by 24.2%. Enterprises decreased ammonia output by 51.2%. In September 2013, output of soda ash (100%) decreased by 27.5% against September 2012 and production of caustic soda fell by 76.4%. Production of titanium dioxide in Ukraine went down by 3.7%. Statistics given in the article shows that the...

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- Commercial Aluminium Hydroxide: Review of Russian Production 
- PhosAgro Begins Construction of Ammonia Production Facility in Vologda Region

Ukrainian Production of Mineral Fertilisers in September, 2013

In September, Ukraine exported mineral fertilisers for USD 66m and imported them for USD 73.28m. Nitrogen fertilisers were in particular demand and their exportation made USD 51.09m. The major importer of mineral fertilisers was Brazil (USD 17.18m). In January-September 2013 Ukraine exported mineral fertilisers for USD 1,022.12m and imported them for USD 670.38m. In August, Ukraine exported mineral...

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- BPC Focuses on its Growth Plans
Paints and coatings

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- Rusnano’s Akrilan Triples Output of Aqueous Nanodispersions 
- New Quality Paint Association Established in Russia 
- AkzoNobel to Optimise Coil Coatings Activities in Russia and Europe 
Chemistry and energy

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- Gazprom Neft and PetroVietnam to Upgrade Dung Quat Refinery 
Chemistry and business

EuroChem Reports IFRS Financial Information for Q3 2013

On 13 November, 2013 EuroChem, one of the world’s largest fertiliser companies, reported consolidated IFRS revenues for Q3, 2013 of RUR 41.0bn (USD 1.3bn), as compared to revenues of RUR 47.1bn (USD 1.5bn) during the same period in 2012. EBITDA for the period amounted to RUR 8.7bn (USD 264m), down 26% from RUR 11.7bn (USD 364m) the previous year.
The challenging third quarter market...

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- Ukrainian Chemical Production Plummets 
- SPF, Group DF Complete Creation of Limited Liability Company Based on ZTMK 
Countries and regions

Kazakhstan Defines Top Priority Chemical Commoditiesfor Future Production

With the purpose of finding so-called ''growth areas'' in Kazakh chemical sector, Mckinsey&Company's research team was invited to carry out a research. According to it, demand in agricultural chemicals rises. The agrochemical market annually increases by 3.5% on average. The chemical industry of Kazakhstan also can't help taking into consideration the global trends. New...
Speciality chemicals

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- Nevz-Ceramics Initiates Serial Production of Nanoceramic Goods 
- Cornerstone of 3M Volga Factory Laid in Yelabuga 
Chemical Equipment

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- Rosneft Completes Major Stage of Hydrocracking Reactor Transportation to Achinsk Refinery 
- Ukrainian Chemical Plants Upgrading Equipment
Chemistry and Ecology

REACH: Strategic Approach to Authorisation

Companies that produce or use substances of very high concern (SVHC) in accordance with REACH may have to apply for authorisation at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki.The procedure is very complex and requires the persons responsible at companies to take timely and appropriate actions to minimise risks. The article contains valuable information concerning authorisation of chemical substances...

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- Dow Enables Sochi 2014 to Be the First Games in Olympic History with Carbon Neutral Travel Footprint
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