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Svetlogorsk Khimvolokno to take part in «ZINK-2006»

Svetlogorsk Khimvolokno intends to participate in «ZINK-2006», an international conference to be held in Bulgaria on September 11-12, 2006, for studying zinc market conditions and prospects in Europe.The conference is targetted at a wide range of issues which are to the current interest

Coextrusion Line with Adjustable Adapter

Research and Production Association "Arsenal of Industry" (Russia) launches a full-scale production of a new coextrusion line with  adjustable adaptor "Rotator-3".The adaptor is aimed at providing  a uniform apportionment of a sleeve on the web width. "Rotator-3"...

New Water-dispersion Paints from Lakokraska JSC

Lakokraska JSC (Russia) has introduced a trial batch of water-dispersion materials, including water-dispersion primer for metal base "Lidakril" and "Aquaprime" that can be covered by  enamels soluble in all organic solants; water-dispersion varnish for wooden base "AquaLid...

Polotsk Steklovolokno JSC (Belarus) gets new production grades approved

Polotsk Steklovolokno JSC  has recently obtained several certificates of approval on its
Т-10-14, Т-11, Т-11-GVS-9, SE-0-1 fiberglass grades and PP-300, PP-600, PP-1000 fire blanket grades, said the press-service of the Belarussian company. Т-10-14, Т-11, Т-11-GVS-9, SE-0-1 fiberglass...

Sodium Sulphide Consumption in CIS Is Expected to Grow

INFOMINE agency forecasts the average growth ratio of sodium sulphide consumption to make 3-5% annually in CIS within the next few years. Sodium Sulphide and Sodium Hydrosulphide are used in non-ferrous metallurgy, textile and tanning industries as well as in other businesses.The evaluated total consumption...

Tikkurila Establishes Sales Company in Kazakhstan

Tikkurila Oy, which is responsible for Kemira's paints and coatings business, aims at continuous improvement of its market position in the CIS area including the Central Asian countries. Following its strategy, Tikkurila has established a fully-owned sales company TOO Tikkurila in Almaty, Kazakhstan,...

Silicium Kazakhstan to build silicon plant in Pavlodar Region

Silicium Kazakhstan will set up 25,000 tpa  silicon plant in Ekibastuz (Kazakhstan, Pavlodar Region) by the end of 2007, Kazinform reported lately.The new enterprise is expected to create above 150 workplaces. Dzhezkazgansk deposit (Kazakhstan) will supply quartzite as a raw meterial for the production. ...

PET Production in CIS to Drive Out Import Deliveries by 2010

According to INFOMINE, PET manufacturing in CIS will exceed 360,000 tonnes and completely replace import deliveries  by 2010.Analysis of PET production in CIS for the last 6 years reveals stable growth dynamics. Thus, 2002 PET output hit a low of 122,000 tonnes, while 2005 figures reached a peak...

Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant commissions a new hydrogen unit from Hydrogenix

Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (Novosibirsk, Russia) has recently launched a   unit for hydrogen manufacturing designed by a leading Russian equipment supplier Hydrogenix. The transportable unit  with an automatic operation system is aimed to replace worn out equipment at the...

Uralkaly in Kommersant-Dengi’s List of Top 30 Russian Companies

The magazine "Kommersant-Dengi" has recently published its rating of 300 Major Russian Companies. JSC Uralkaly (Berezniki, Perm Territory) with a capitalisation of US$3,128.2 miilion is ranked in 26th position on the list, six points higher than a year ago. The company from Berezniki has the...

A petrochemical school will be opened in Kazakhstan

The construction of a giant petrochemical complex that will begin in the near future in Atyrau oblast (region) actualizes the problem of training of specialists. For this purpose there will be erected a vocational school of petrochemistry, Kazinform agency reports. According to the deputy director of...

Lukoil-Neftekhim to launch suspension polyvinilchloride facility in Ukraine

 Lukoil-Neftekhim ( Russia), a leading petrochemical producer, has recently signed a  USD300m agreement with German  UHDE GmbH for  construction of a suspension polyvinilchloride  (PVC) facility  at  the industrial site of Karpatneftekhim.Karpatneftekhim JSC (Ivano-Frankovsk,...

Altai Tyre Industrial Complex Begins Production of New Tyres

In August 2006, Altai Tyre Industrial Complex (ATIC) expanded a range of tyres by introducing three new types designed for agricultural purposes, said the company lately.  ATIC purchased  necessary equipment from Krasnojarsk Tyre Plant together with a package of documents and, at present, is...

August 2006 Tax Payment of Severodonetsk Azot Association made USD1.6m

In August 2006 Severodonetsk Azot Association  JSC (Ukraine) paid USD1.6m taxes, including USD484,000 to the local  and USD987,000  to the national budget, said the companey lately.Cash assets transfered to the Pension Fund and the Social Insurance Fund constituted USD1.1m and USD113,000...

Ukrtatnafta JSC plans to expand high-octane gasolines production

Ukrtatnafta JSC continues increasing high-duty fuel manufacturing within the framework of its technological strategy. During I and II quarters the share of the product in gasolines has almost tripled, making up 60%. The company improves the quality of production as well. The substitution of the current...

Rexam to Build New Beverage Can Plants in Russia

Rexam has announced that it is to build its second beverage can making plant in Russia.The new plant in Russia is in Chelyabinsk in the Urals. Customers have already made important can filling investments in the Central and Eastern area of Russia which has a population of more than 60 million people....

'Sayanskkhimplast' Converts to Chlorine Production by New Technology

On August 30, 'Sayanskkhimplast' (Russia) officially opened a membrane electrolysis unit. The new facility has the capacity of 150 thousand tons of chlorine per annum. Engineering services under the project were provided by Germany's Lurgi and equipment was supplied by Japan's Asahi...

Polymer Production Launched at Dzerzhinsk Chemical Plant at the End of August

Dzerzhinsk Chemical Plant (established on the production base of Zarya OJSC), Russia at the end of August put into operation the production of polymers, FIS reported.

Freudenberg to open fiber plant in Nizhny Novgorod region (Russia)

Italy's Freudenberg Politex Group is planning to open the first section of a plant to produce high strength polyester nonwoven fiber on September 12 in Zavolzhye, in Nizhny Novgorod region, the company said in a statement. The first section will produce 8,000-11,000 tonnes of polyester nonwoven fiber...

Lifosa (Lithuania) announces Q1 and Q2 results

In the first half-year of 2006 net profit of  Lifosa JSC (Lithuania) made LTL11.274m (EUR3.3m), said the press-service of the company.  Sales revenue increased by LTL39.6m (EUR11.5m)  and totalled LTL311m  (EUR90.2m) as compared with the same period last year. Sales of Diammonium...

Polyplastic Group evaluates its 1995-2006 results

Polyplastic - Technopol Group ( Moskow, Russia) has evaluated  results achieved within the 1995-2006 period. Over the analysed period the production output totalled about 130,000 tonnes of engineering thermoplastics  and 200,000 tonnes of polymer pipes.The company expanded capacity of the composite...

VolgaOrgKhim (Russia) to open new chemical plant in Nizhnij Novgorod

VolgaOrgKhim JSC held a project presentation concerning monochloracetic acid production  in Dzerzhinsk (Nizhnij Novgogrod Region, Russia. The USD14m project implies a set-up of a chemical plant with annual capacity of 15,000 tonnes of monochloracetic acid at the site bought  from Sintez JSC...

French company to build Euro 37 million polypropylene film production plant in Turkmenistan

Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov signed a decree approving the expert commission's conclusion signed June 29 that had determined winners of international tenders in the oil and gas sector and fishing industry of the country. As the Ashgabat correspondent of reports with reference...

Eesti Energia Group plans to build a new shale oil plant

Eesti Energia Group is studying the prospects of increasing shale oil output at the operational plant in Narva, Estonia. Another issue being discussed is the construction of a new shale oil plant. Details are not disclosed, said BPS recently.According to Ilmar Petersen, the President of Narva Elektrijaamad...

Azerkimya State Enterprise employed 600 people in January-June 2006

During the first half-year nearly 600 people have been employed in the facilities with State Enterprise Azerkimya, Trend reports with reference to the company. The company employees salary rose by 50.4 percent over year. Officials of Azerkimya said economic growth boosted the facilities operation and...

Avdeevsky coking plant shows 14.3% production increase

In July, 2006 Avdeevsky coking plant (Donetsk region, Ukraine) enhanced its production output by USD5.9m  (14.3%) to make USD47.5m compared to June,. In June Avdeevsky coking plant cut back its production output  by USD2.8m (6.3%) to amount USD41.6m compared to May. Net income of 2005 totalled...

Khimprom (Ukraine) announces start-up after a 4-month break

Khimprom plant  has started  operations after a 4-month break in Pervomajsk (Kharkov region, Ukraine), said the Objective media group. This year in May the plant shut down due to a UAH200m (USD41.5m) debt.The newly appointed Khimprom administration intends to pay off the debts to employees...

EuroChem and Krasnodar Territory have concluded an agreement of social and economic co-operation

August 23, Governor of the Krasnodar Territory (Russia)  Alexander Tkachev and General Director of the EuroChem Mineral and Chemical Company Dmitry Strezhnev signed an agreement of social and economic cooperation, as the Company informs.The production of fertilizers by EuroChem-BMU OJSC in...

Taif Group (Russia) to close petrochemical and oil processing projects

'Taif' Group, the owner of several major enterprises of Tatarstan (Russia), announced its plans to sell out the assets. In 2007-2008, the group will sell its telecommunication and building enterprises, in 2012-2014 - petrochemical enterprises. It is worth noting that 'Taif' is not...

New Non-brominated Epoxy Syntactic

Among the newest products now used at Canada’s Cascade Aerospace is a Huntsman Advanced Materials bromine-free flame-retardant epoxy syntactic that produces high-strength reinforcement of fasteners installed in overhead baggage bins and other honeycomb core parts. Canada’s Cascade Aerospace...

Lightweight magnesium alloy composites for automotive components

Germany 's University of Erlangen-Nuremberg is developing lightweight magnesium alloy composites for automotive components. By reinforcing cast alloys with rigid ceramic foams, improved strength and creep resistance at high temperatures is possible. The process involves preparing open cell polymer-derived...

U.S. Patents Related to Plastics Additives and Issued Between January 2005 and May 2006

This article takes an assignee based approach to exploring what has issued in the field of plastics additives in the last year and a half. The companies studied were Ciba, BASF, and Cytec. Ciba Ciba dominates the numbers as usual. Stabilizers dominated, and Ciba continues to receive patents for blends...

Improved platinum catalyst could clean factory exhaust gases

Researchers in Japan have developed a new efficient platinum-alumina catalyst that can remove harmful compounds from factory exhaust gases. NGK Insulators, together with scientists including the Meso-Porous Ceramic Group's Toshihiko Osaki, developed a highly-porous catalyst that has a reaction temperature...

Methanex's New Zealand Methanol Plant Resumes Production

Methanex Corporation announced that is has re-started its 530,000 tonne per year Waitara Valley methanol plant located in New Zealand. This plant is operated by Methanex as a flexible asset. The operation of this plant is dependant upon methanol industry supply/demand dynamics and the availability of...

BASF concludes Sales Agreement with IMCD Group

BASF Aktiengesellschaft is transferring part of its acrylic monomers business for selected Eastern European countries to IMCD Group (Rotterdam, Netherlands) with immediate effect. The agreement applies specifically to goods supplied in barrels and small containers (IBC) and also to small volumes transported...

New Chemical Industrial Complex to Be Set Up in Kazakhstan

Kazazot Ltd. ( Aktau, Manghystau region) will commission an ammonia-carbamide plant on the basis of Aktau Chemical Industrial Complex this month, informed Kazakhstan Today. Kazazot Ltd., a division of Russian Aspekt Ltd., aquired Aktau Complex in 2005. The 730,000 tpa facility will produce ammonia, nitric...

Heritage Plastics plans Milford plant

A Texas-based company said Wednesday it will base a new division in Milford, Beaver County.Heritage Plastics said Heritage Plastics -- West will be its first plant in this part of the United States and will serve seven Western states and Hawaii. Based in Weatherford, Texas, the company manufactures electrical...

Polymer Group sales increase

Polymer Group reported: Sales increased 5.4% to $248.7 million over the second quarter of 2006 and 6.0% for the first six months compared to the same period of the prior year; Gross profit was $36.5 million in the second quarter and $79.7 million for the first six months compared to $41.9 million and...

Rohm&Haas sells automotive-paint unit

Rohm&Haas Co., the chemical company based in Center City, has agreed to sell its North American automotive-paint division to Nippon Paint Co. of Japan. Nippon will pay about $230 million, with the final price 'subject to adjustment, Rohm&Haas said. Rohm&Haas acquired the business when...

Uhde Contracted to Build HDPE plant for SABIC Polyolefine

SABIC Polyolefine GmbH of Gelsenkirchen, Germany, a 100 percent subsidiary of SABIC Europe B.V., Sittard, The Netherlands, has commissioned Uhde to build a new 250,000 tonne-per-year high-density polyethylene plant (HDPE). Uhde's scope of supplies and services includes the engineering, project management,...
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