Eurasian chemical market
№8(20), 2008

№8(20), 2008


ROSMOULD 2008: Moulds. Die Moulds. Stamps

     Russia is one of the essential growth markets in the world today showing an increasing demand for specialised equipment and tooling simply because of the immediate need for industrial goods and services. The Third International Fair “ROSMOULD 2008: Moulds. Die Moulds. Stamps”, took place at the International Exhibition Centre Crocus Expo (Moscow) from 17 to 19 June...

An Outlook for the Russian Polyurethane Market

     Today polyurethanes (PU) are a large group of resins, widely varying in their chemical natures, molecular chains, properties, and their containing groups (-NHCOO-). PU has been developed to substitute for such an important material as natural rubber. As a result, some of the physical and mechanical properties of up-to-date PU are better than those of rubbers, resins, and even...

Thermoplastic Elastomers 2008

     Simple and speedy processing together with non-waste producing technology has recently made thermoplastic elastomers quite popular. This product field has become one of the most promising sectors in polymer production. In the past few years the output of thermoplastic elastomers has been stably growing with an annual rate ranging from 10 to 15%. In their outlook for 2008, experts...


- First Production of PVC Membranes in Russia 
- Tehnonikol Launches Second Bitumen/Polymer Material Line
- Expanded PS Permanent Shuttering to Emerge in Moscow Region 
- Uzbekneftegaz Boosts PE Production 
- Insulation Materials Enjoy Growing Demand in the Russian Market
- Nizhnekamskneftekhim Inc. Launches Third Polystyrene Line 
- Plastic Laminate Plant to Be Constructed in the Samara Region
- Rubezhnoe Pipe Plant Commissioned Polyethylene Pit Production
- Russia: MAM TD Enters Packaging Market
- Ukraine’s Karpatnaftokhim to Launch Polyvinyl Chloride Emulsion Facility by 2012
- Russia’s Sibur to Launch Facility for Geotextile Production
- HaloPolymer, One Step Ahead
- Russia’s Sibur to Launch Facility for Geotextile Production

Rubbers and tyres

The Russian Market of Industrial Rubber Goods

     The Russian market of industrial rubber goods (IRG) expanded slowly in 2007. The consumption of IRGs in Russia rose by only 1% to 385,000 tonnes over the previous year. There is now a growing trend towards the improvement of the qualitative characteristics of IRGs. This also implies an increase in the working life of rubber products. Despite the relatively high growth rates...


- Russian/Italian JV to Produce Rubber Goods for Fiat
- India Ready to Fully Finance Creation of Joint Venture Producing Ultra Large-size Tyres
- Ukrainian Tyre Industry up 17.8% in H1, 2008
- Amtel-Vredestein’s Kirov Facility Suspended
- India Ready to Fully Finance Creation of Joint Venture Producing Ultra Large-size Tyres
- Voronezhsynthezkauchuk JSC Enjoys 24% Growth in Consolidated Profit
- Altai Tyre Plant JSC Posts H1, 2008 Results


Trends in the CIS Monoethylene Glycol Market

     Over the past few years, the world market for monoethylene glycol has been perceived by producers as a promising springboard for the launch of new production facilities. At the same time, CIS-located companies are slow in building new plants. They prefer to expand the existing production capacities instead.
      The 2007 world MEG production is...


- Linik CJSC to Carry Out Maintenance in September
- Kazanorgsintez Commenced MEG Production
- Stroytransgaz to Build Gas and Chemical Complex in Novyj Urengoj



- Azerkimya Issues Tender for Buying 60,000 Tonnes of Industrial Salt
- Red Hot Rhenium Metal Prices Skyrocketed due to the Depleted Stockpiles in Kazakhstan and Russia
- Crimean Soda Plant JSC Completes First Stage of Upgrade
- Ammophos JSC to Use Hexafluorosilicic Acid for Aluminium Fluoride Production
- Svyatogor Set to Launch Sulfuric Acid Production
- Kashagan is to Annually Produce 3.3m Tonnes of Sulphur


The State of the Russian Phosphate, Complex, and Potash Fertiliser Market

     The production of fertilisers constitutes a large, stably growing sector of the Russian chemical industry. Moreover, nitrogen, phosphate, complex, and potash fertilisers are of utmost importance for the domestic economy as a whole. They are regarded as important export and exchange-traded commodities.This article analyses the modern state of the phosphate, complex, and potash...


- Bright Prospects for Ukrainian Fertiliser Manufacturers 
- Belaruskali to Beef up Fertiliser Output to 9.65m tpy by 2015
- Kemerovo Azot JSC Holds Strong Positions in the Domestic Fertiliser Market
- Salavatnefteorgsintez JSC Proceeds with Carbamide Production Upgrade 
- Ukraine Ammonia Exports in June Reach 112,400 Tonnes
- Russia to Boost Fertiliser Export Duties

Paints and coatings

Dye Production in the CIS

     The Russian and Ukrainian markets of dyes and bleaching agents are dominated by suppliers from Western Europe and India. During the past several years, the weak demand for domestic dyestuff has made a number of large Russian and Ukrainian companies move away from their core business or shut down their manufacturing capacities. WTO membership may only escalate business competition...


- Kemira: Tikkurila to Establish a Sales Company in Minsk, Belarus
- Huntsman-NMG Launches New Polyurethane Lacquers
- Empils Made Debut with Private Label
- Birss GK Produces One-Pack Paint for Swimming Pools
- The Performance of the Russian Paint and Coating Market

Chemistry and energy

The First International Conference Gasoline 2008

     The First International Conference Gasoline 2008 was held at the Baltschug Kempinski Moscow hotel on 18 April. The conference highlighted the most recent developments and future trends in the Russian petrol market. The quality of Russian motor fuels is now becoming an urgent issue. Although Russia is one of the global leaders in terms of oil reserves and oil production, the...


- Foster Wheeler Italiana SpA to Supply Fired Heaters to Tatarstan
- Bioethanol Plant to Emerge in Tambov Region
- Severodonetsk Azot Association JSC Curtails Steam Consumption at Acetylene Unit

Chemistry and business


- The Ukrainian State Property Fund to Auction Cherkasy State Plant of Chemical Reagents
- Ukrainian Khimprom Puts Magnesia Product Complex Up for Sale
- Lisichanskaya Soda JSC (Ukraine) Changes Owner
- Stirol Pack – CJSC for Ltd?
- Berezniki Chemical Manufacturer Beraton JSC on Brink of Shutdown

Countries and regions


- Ukraine’s Chemical Industry on the Rise in July, says State Statistics Committee
- Kazakhstan to Develop Petrochemical Industry

Speciality chemicals


- Polyplast JSC Launches New Plasticiser
- Johnson Matthey Commissions Auto Catalyst Plant in Siberia
- NPP Simplex Ltd to Introduce d2w Environmentally-Responsible Plastic to Russian Market
- Uzbekistan’s Scientists Develop Fibrous Ion-exchangers/Sorbents
- Belarus, India to Set up Pharmaceutical Joint Venture
- New Sealing Tape Nicoband from Tehnonikol

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