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The Republic of Tatarstan is an ultimate competence centre in the field of chemicals production and plastics processing. It is a home for major Russian manufacturers of chemicals and hosts over 100 large and medium-sized businesses that are processing plastics. The amount of products shipped by chemical and petrochemical enterprises of Tatarstan totalled RUB 363 billion by the end of 2016.

12 %

of Russia’s chemical commodities are produced in Tatarstan

363 billion RUB

Products shipped in 2016

Produced in 2016


Carbon black

675 800

Synthetic rubbers

1 654 500

Plastics in primary forms

924 100

Ethylene polymers

217 400


of basic polymers have been processed

371 000



Nizhnekamskneftekhim is the largest producer of synthetic rubbers and raw materials for their synthesis in the Russian Federation, the world's third and Russia’s first manufacturer of halo butyl rubbers.

> 100

types of products: polystyrene, polypropylene, polyethylene, including linear polyethylene, ethylene oxide, propylene oxide, alpha-olefins, and surfactants.

> 1.85 million tonnes

of chemicals were produced in 2016.

In 2016, an upgraded production of alpha-olefins rated at 37,500 tonnes a year was launched at the Oligomer Plant of Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
Ranks among Top 10 world producers of synthetic rubbers
Over the past 6 years, the annual exports of company’s own products accounted for about 48% of its revenues.

Core products are

  • synthetic rubbers for general and special purposes

  • plastics: polystyrene, polypropylene, and polyethylene, including linear polyethylene

  • monomers as feedstock for the production of rubbers and plastics

  • other organic petrochemicals (ethylene oxide, propylene oxide, alpha-olefins, surfactants)


Kazanorgsintez is the largest domestic producer of polymers and copolymers of ethylene, polycarbonate, polyethylene pipes, bisphenol, phenol, acetone, ethylene glycols, ethanolamines, and other products of organic synthesis, more than 170 products in total.

Ranked among Russia’s Top 100 companies by market capitalisation at the end of 2016

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