Eurasian chemical market
№2(86), 2014

№2(86), 2014


Current trends in the global lactic and polylactic acid market

Recently polylactic acid has become one of the most popular biodegradable polymers available on the market. The key application field of polylactic acid is the production of packaging for foodstuff. In this aspect, PLA is considered to be a substitute for polyethylene terephthalate and polystyrene. China possesses the largest potential in terms of consumption and production of polylactic acid. According...

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- CHINAPLAS 2014: Featuring Top Notch Technologies and Green Solutions
- Turkmenistan Selects Ineos Technologies' Innovene™ S Process for New Petrochemical Complex 

The Global Phthalic Anhydride Market

Phthalic anhydride is mainly used for manufacturing plasticisers for plastics, unsaturated polyester and alkyd resins. Today, production capacity for phthalic anhydride in the world exceeds 6m tonnes per year. China is the largest importer of phthalic anhydride. In the last 5 years, phthalic anhydride production in China increased by 6% annually, and in 2013 it was about 1.5m tonnes.  In Russia...

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- SIBUR and NOVATEK Announce Major Raw NGL Transportation and Processing Capacity Additions

NIIK Expands Horizons of Working Relationships

Research and Design Institute of Urea and Organic Synthesis Products (JSC NIIK) was founded in 1952 as the Dzerzhinsk Branch of the State Institute of Nitrogen Industry (GIAP). Today NIIK JSC is a dynamically developing company. The company's niche area is high quality R&D activities, including laboratory and pilot studies, feasibility studies, projects and working papers in the field of industrial...
Paints and coatings

The Colour of Changes

Pigment OJSC, current manufacturer of more than 350 various high-tech environmentally friendly chemical products, claimed about itself in 1949. Nine key areas of the company’s activity are: pigments, additives for gasoline, additives for concrete, formaldehyde resins, acrylic dispersions, paints and semifinished laquers, optical brighteners, sulphamic acid, dyes and textile-processing chemicals....

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- The V Interindustry Conference ‘Corrosion protection – 2014’
Speciality chemicals

The Substituted Silanes Market in Russia

The Russian chemical industry significantly falls behind the world in terms of production of various organic and inorganic derivatives of silanes. Due to the limited production of substituted silanes in Russia they are shipped to foreign markets in very small amounts. In 2013, exports amounted to 812 tonnes. The main import products are methyltrichlorosilane and tetraethoxysilane. In 2013, their shares...
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