Central and Eastern Europe

Sibur and Solvay to create joint venture in Russia

Solvay and Sibur to produce oil field process chemicals The Russian petrochemical company SIBUR and the Belgium chemical group Solvay signed Heads of agreement in London to produce jointly surfactants and oil field process chemicals.  According to the agreement, SIBUR and Solvay Novecare will create a 50/50 joint venture called RusPAV. The joint venture RusPAV should …

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BASF buys and increases capacity in Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI)

BASF to take parts of Poland Ciech’s TDI business On October 2012, the Ludwigshafen, Germany-based, BASF, acquired parts of Ciech Chemical Group’s (Ciech) Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) business. This announcement comes in the same time as BASF is currently building the world largest single train TDI plant in Europe. BASF is a global leader in the …

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Sibur awards FEED contracts for ZapSibNeftekhim olefin in Tobolsk

Sibur kicks off Russian largest petrochemical complex If Russia is among the biggest producer and exporter of oil and gas, Russia is also a net importer of petrochemical products. In the same way as Russia has multiplied strategic alliances with western companies, such as ExxonMobil, Statoil, ENI, Total to boost its upstream sector, Russia is also …

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