Tafneft to use Versalis technology for new rubber plants

   Tafneft to use Versalis technology for new rubber plants

Russia’s PJSC Tatneft  has signed a license and engineering agreement with Italian chemical firm Versalis relating to technologies for the production of nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) and carboxylate styrene butadiene rubber latexes (XSBR). This is the next step in Tatneft’s development of its petrochemical cluster. The plants to be built at the Togliatti industrial site using Versalis technologies will pave the way for production of 70,000 tonnes/year of NBR and 30,000 tonnes/year 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 say they will maintain the cooperation within the framework of the development and implementation of this license project.