Chemical Industry In The Czech Republic by AeRS78SL

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									  Chemical Industry
In The Czech Republic

     Jindřiška Bočková
             &
       Jakub Dombek
Petrochemistry, plastics, rubber industry,
          structural materials
   Barum Otrokovice
                          Česká gumárenská
   Fatra Napajedla        a.s., Zlín
                          Rubena a.s., Náchod
   Silon, a.s., Planá
   n.Lužnicí              Transform a.s.,
   PF PLASTY CZ s.r.o.
                          Gumotex Břeclav
   Technoplast, a.s.,
   Chropyně
                          Vulkan a.s., Hrádek
   Optimit Odry a.s.      nad Nisou
   Production of common chemicals
Lovochemie, Lovosice          DEZA, Valašské
Spolek pro chemickou a        Meziřičí
hutní výrobu a.s., Ústí nad
Labem                         AGA, Praha 8
Spolana, Neratovice           Druchema, Praha
Merck, česká pobočka          Ekochem Šorm,
Balakom, Opava                Praha
Barvy a laky s.r.o., Praha
                              Hlubna v.d., Brno
Colorlak a.s., St.Město u
Uh.Hradiště                   Severochema,
Fosfa, Břeclav                Liberec Pragochema,
                              Praha
  Qualified chemistry a pharmacy

Lachemaa.s., Brno    Crytur, Turnov
Lachemaa.s., Brno,   Draslovka a.s., Kolín
záv. Neratovice      Synthesia,
Lachema Brno, záv.   Pardubice-Semtín
Blansko              Farmak, Olomouc
Foma, Hradec
Králové
Bochemie, Bohumín
              Profile:
            Unipetrol is a group of companies operating in the
            chemical industries sector in the Czech Republic,
            primarily in crude oil processing, distribution of
            fuels, petrochemistry and fertilizer production.
            In all of these fields, Unipetrol is a major
            representative of the industrial sector in the Czech
            Republic and in Central Europe. The Unipetrol
            Group includes primarily the following:

Česká rafinérská and Paramo, the largest Czech producers
of motor fuels, lubricants and other products related to crude
oil processing.
Chemopetrol, Kaučuk and Spolana, involved mainly in the
production of petrochemical products and plastics.
Benzina, the largest network of petrol stations in the Czech
Republic.
The Group has the following affiliated members: Lovochemie
and Aliachem
 History:

The Unipetrol was founded in 1994 to bring together
a selection of Czech petrochemical companies to
a grouping which would be able to compete with strong
multinational concerns. The majority stakeholder of
the company is the Czech state, represented by the
National Property Fund.
The annual turnover of firms of the Unipetrol Holding is
over then 60bn, which makes the group one of the
largest companies in the Czech Republic as well as the
most prominent exporters. In 2002, revenue from exports
reached almost 37%.
Products:
Spolana, Neratovice
Spolana aims at producting chlorine especially for PVC and
a lot sof another chemicals which need chlorine for their
existence (for example sodium chloride, HCl) also liguid
chlorine, 5 kinds of suspenzive PVC. Spolana is big
producer of sulfuric acid or caprolactam too.
Paramo
Paramo is the renowned manufacturer of fuels, automotive
oils, machining, technological and preservation agents,
plastic lubricants, asphalt insulation products and road
asphalts.
Chemopetrol
Ethylen – for production of PE, spirit,…in grocery to
ripen fruit
Propylen – for PP and oxoalcohols…
PE – toys, bottles, folios,…
PP – dishes, pools, toys, folios, textiles (bags), …
Synthetic spirit,Ammonia,Benzene
Kaučuk
Styrene-butadiene rubbers (KRALEX)- mainly used in
the rubber industry and shoe industry and for the
production of small household accessories and
sportswear
Liquid polybutadienes (KRASOL)- a binder for
granulates that are used for the production of sports
stadium and hall surfaces
Polystyrene (KRASTEN)- in the civil engineering, in the
electrical engineering industry, consumer goods and
food industry.
Polystyrene (KOPLEN) FORSAN
acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene polymer (ABS)- for the
production of interiors and exteriors in the car industry
Profile:
           IVAX Pharmaceuticals s.r.o. (also known
           as Galena a.s.) is a leading Czech
           pharmaceutical company which works
           with boasts of one hundred and twenty
           years long tradition of pharmaceutical
           manufacturing in the region of the Opava
           city. It has a large portfolio of products.
           The company does not offer only human
           and veterinary medicinal products but
           also substances and herbal extracts.
History:
 1869 - Gustav Hell, the later founder of the factory, has moved to
 Opava city.
 1883 – the company was registered in Business register as “Gustav
 Hell und Company”.
 1885 - the company bought the facilities of today´s company from
 company “Glassner and company” and the real history of “Galena“
 started.
 The factory was in huge development until WW1. Then it had to
 cooperate with Austrian company, which ensured expedition to
 Austria.
 After WW2 the company had to start from the beginning.
 The new start was in 1946.
 1952 - the concern was reorganized
 and was the named: Galena.
 The complementary program for many years was
 production of Kofo – syrup as basic material to product Kofola.
 Between 1994 – 1998 - The American IVAX Corporation with
 the seat in Miami, Florida, became the majority owner of the
 company within the process of privatization.
 2001 - Galena was renamed to Ivax.
   Main orientation of the research work:
development of medicinal products and food
supplements
development of active pharmaceutical ingredients
obtained by means of isolation from herbal materials as
well as by means of semi-synthetic modifications of
natural substances and by means of totally synthetic
processes
development of biotechnological processes
Products: disinfectants (Septonex),
         some vitamins, cosmetics, …
Profile:
  Research, development and production of
  antineoplastic agents and cardio-vascular drugs,
  antivirotics for herpes virus infections, diagnostics and
  special chemicals.
History:
 The Lachema Brno started to manufacture, finish and pack
 pure, laboratory and special chemicals more than a half
 century ago. During the 1950s Lachema became a major
 manufacturer of analytical reagents and indicators, dyes for
 microscopy, sugars, amino acids and a range of other
 chemicals and bio-chemicals.
 1964 – The Institute of Pure Chemicals was established, to
 absorb all other parts of Lachema
 1999 – a new strong strategic partner – Pliva, multinational
 pharmaceuticals company, became a majority stockholder
 2000 – the name of company was changed into Pliva –
 Lachema
 Pliva – Lachema aimed its strategy at generic preparations,
 especially cytostatics, support therapy, qualified chemistry
 and selected diagnostics.
Products:
  Pharmaceuticals
  - medical products used in the treatment of serious
  diseases such as - antineoplastic agents and
  cardiovascular drugs, and antivirotics for the treatment of
  herpes virus infections
  Diagnostics
  - diagnostic preparations for biochemical and
  microbiological laboratories, for fast diagnostics at the
  surgery and for self-monitoring.
  Chemicals:
  - active substances and their intermediates, speciality
  chemicals based on adamantane and its derivatives
Profile:

  VULKAN is among the leading European producers of
  latex goods. Its production programme is made up of
  four fundamental elements, which mainly comprise the
  production of condoms, examinational and surgical
  gloves, children’s pacifiers, and household rubber
  gloves.
History:

 1890 – The foundation of the Bohemian – Saxon factory
 for rubber products in Hrádek nad Nisou
 1938 – the factory was bought by Fridjof Peterson from
 Sweden
 1942 – A new owner was a.s. Hans Scheibert , and the
 company got name Gummiwerke Grottau, and it worked
 on wartime production of rubber belts, sealing for
 submarines and airoplanes, etc
 1950 – Vulkan
 1969 – 1989 - The company became the monopoly
 producer in the field of condoms, children’s pacifiers and
 proboscis, balloons and toys, surgical, household and
 technical gloves for the whole of Eastern Europe
       The history of the condom:
The first note of a mechanical device that covered and
adorned the male genitals dates back to the year 1350
B.C. and comes from Ancient Egypt. The device
mentioned, which resembles today’s condom, was also
used in Asian cultures. We cannot, however, speculate
on a specific era for Asian use. The first users in these
lands were most probable the Celts.

The first evidence of actual condoms comes from 1564
A.D., when Italian doctor Pallopius created a kind of
sheath that was made of flax. This textile material was
replaced with animal, and particularly sheep gut during
the 17th century. It was at this time that the name
“condom” was born.
Certain researchers say that the name originated thanks to
an English doctor called Conton (some sources specify the
name Condom). This gentleman was the court doctor of the
English King Charles II. (1630-1685). Doctor Conton
apparently handed out modified sheep gut to members of
the royal family and their encourage in order to protect them
against sexual diseases and the birth of children out of
wedlock.
The French town of CONDOM also proudly claims credit for
the naming of the condom. However, this small town is
affected by one major problem in that the sign bearing the
name of the town is always being lost to tourists and
constantly in need of replacement. The thieving souvenir
hunters cannot even be discouraged by police
patrols or taxpayers.
Vocabulary:
Boasts of – pyšní se, hrdá na …
Crude oil processing – zpracování surové ropy
Fertilizer - hnojivo
Affiliated members – přidružení členové
Found – založit
Stockholder – akcionář
National Property Fund – Fond národního majetku
Annual turnover – roční obrat
Binder – pojivo
Supplement – doplněk
Dye – barvivo
Sheath – pouzdro
Flax – len
Gut - střevo
Intertnet adress:

 http://www.lachema.cz/cz/index.php
 http://www.britishcouncil.org/
 http://www.unipetrol.cz/html/
 http://www.paramo.cz/html/
 http://www.chemopetrol.cz/
 http://www.ivax-cr.com/
 http://www.vulkan.cz/

								
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