DYM Resources has recently renewed the registration at Uzbek commodity exchange and is able to source base oils, petroleum coke, slack wax and other products from Uzbekistan’s Fergana refinery.
The Fergana refinery produces about 60 types of petroleum products and is the only base oils producer in Uzbekistan. The design capacity of the processing plant is 5.5 million tons of oil per year. Fergana Oil Refinery is the only enterprise for producing fuel and lubricants in Central Asia region except for Turkmenbashy refinery in Turkmenistan.
Fergana Refinery exports SN 100, SN 150, SN 350, and SN 500 base oils and their industrial equivalents. The main destination markets are Central Asia, the Middle East, and Turkey. Base oils product capacity is estimated in different sources from 100,000 tons per year to 400,000 tons per year.
Fergana Refinery can produce more than 900 tons of slack wax a month, as well as 100 tons of paraffin T1 and petrolatum (micro crystalline wax with high oil content). Slack wax of Uzbekistan has a light color and a low melting point, which makes it a good source for candle production. There is a high demand in slack wax among candle manufacturers especially in Poland and Lithuania.
Uzbekistan’s lubes market is estimated at 216,000 tons per year, according to Uznefteproduct. The country imports around 20,000 tons of lubes annually.
DYM Resources is buying the products at the Uzbek commodity exchange, organizing finance and quality control and delivering products at competitive prices, with high quality logistics and flexible payment terms. DYM Resources can offer base oils in rail tank cars or flexi-containers and slack wax in trucks, rail tank cars and tank containers from The Fergana Oil Refinery in Uzbekistan. To get a quality sheet or receive a quote, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More →
Fergana Refinery sold 600 tons of slack wax on the 15th of August for loading in early September, at a price 52 USD/Mt higher than during the previous tender held in July, according to data compiled by DYM Resources. Fergana slack wax prices have increased by 79 USD/Mt during the last two months and exceeded 850 USD/Mt at the Poland–Belarus border, delivered in rail tank cars to the CPT Brest–Małaszewicze basis.
Demand for slack wax surged due to the high season in Poland, where candle manufacturers are preparing for the November 1st celebration of the All Saints holiday. It takes more than 30 days to delivery cargo from Uzbekistan to Poland by rail, as the product has to travel around 5000 km.
The European wax market price increase is partly due to technical issues being experienced by several big producers in West Europe. According to market participants, one French refinery is struggling to stabilize production after spring maintenance. Another Italian producer has reduced availability after its ownership changed earlier this year.
Wax supplies tightness
The Russian slack wax market is also tighter now due to maintenance at Angarsk Refinery, scheduled for September to October. The refinery processes 250,000 tons of Group I base oils annually, producing light-grade slack wax. Angarsk slack wax is well-suited for grave light producers because of its low viscosity and low melting point properties.
“Light waxes will remain in high demand through August and September. The production season for grave lights has not yet started because of the heat, but it will be in full power in September and October, so factories are building stocks in preparation for the season.” – comments by a European wax buyer.
Fergana Refinery can produce more than 900 tons of slack wax months, as well as 100 tons of paraffin T1 and petrolatum (heavy slack wax). Uzbekistan’s slack wax has a light color and a low melting point, which makes it a good source for candle production. You can find a quality sheet of Fergana slack wax below.
|Viscosity, at 100 °C min||cst||N/A||N/A|
|Melting point, min||°C||47.0||49.8|
|Flash point, min||°C||160.0||190|
|Density, kg/m3, max||–||812.7|
DYM Resources is a professional slack wax and petrolatum supplier, specialized on Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Belarus sourcing. The company is based in Germany, in charge of organizing finance, quality control and delivering products in trucks, tail tank cars and tank containers.
DYM Resources can supply products from the Rosneft, Lukoil, Gazpromneft, Tatneft, Naftan, Fergana and Turkmenbashy refineries. Contact us via our website or email to receive a quote for slack waxes from ex-USSR refineries.