Russia: Engineering Tatneft Enters into License, Engineering Agreement with Versalis for Developing Rubber Units
Tatneft will make use of Versalis’ technologies to develop new rubber plants at its Togliatti industrial site in Russia. On completion, the plants are expected to produce 70 thousand tons of nitrile butadiene rubber and 30 thousand tons of carboxylate styrene butadiene rubber latexes.
Almetyevsk/Russia – The obtained license for the technologies for the production of nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) and carboxylate styrene butadiene rubber latexes (XSBR) is the next step of Tatneft in the development of the petrochemical cluster. The plants to be built at the Togliatti industrial site with the use of Versalis’ technologies will pave the way for production of 70 thousand tons of NBR and 30 thousand tons of XSBR.
NBR rubbers are marked by high resistance to aliphatic hydrocarbons, gasoline and lubricants, as well as good flexibility at low temperatures, which qualifies them for use in various industrial fields.
XSBR latexes are used in the production of adhesives, paper and cardboard coverings, mat bases, etc.
Versalis, the chemical company of Eni, has a wide experience in the petrochemical industry at its own production facilities. NBR and XSBR production technologies are part of the wide portfolio of Versalis’ proprietary polymer technologies for high added value products.
Versalis and Tatneft will maintain cooperation within the framework of the development and implementation of this license project.