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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 441 billion by the end of 2018.

15.7 %

Contribution to the industrial output of Tatarstan

12 %

Contribution to the Russia’s industrial output

441 billion RUB

Products shipped in 2018

Produced in 2018


Carbon black

725 300

Synthetic rubbers

1 668 400




215 600


457 600


of basic polymers have been processed

463 500



Nizhnekamskneftekhim is one of the largest petrochemical manufacturers in Eastern Europe that holds leading positions among domestic makers of synthetic rubbers, plastics, and ethylene. It is part of the TAIF Group. The company was founded in 1967; its main production facilities are located in Nizhnekamsk (Republic of Tatarstan).

> 120

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

> 50 countries

The company's products are exported to more than 50 countries in Europe, America and Southeast Asia. The export share in the total production is about 50%..

> 3.4 million tonnes

Product output in 2018.

Ranks among Top 10 world producers of synthetic rubbers
Ranked among Russia’s Top 100 companies by market capitalisation in 2018
In 2017, the production of highly concentrated formaldehyde with an annual capacity of 100,000 tonnes was launched at the Isoprene Monomer Unit of Nizhnekamskneftekhim. This is the first of three projects that are being implemented as part of a programme to increase the production of SKI-3 isoprene rubber up to 330,000 tonnes a year.
In 2018, a new isobutylene production facility with an annual capacity of 160,000 tonnes was put into operation, the second of the three Isoprene Monomer Unit investment projects..
Traditionally, the Company’s main product segment are synthetic rubbers, which in 2017 accounted for 44% of product sales. One-third (33%) of the Company's revenue in 2017 was brought by plastics. Other 23% were sales of other types of products and services. Company’s domestic and exports sales have an approximate parity.

Core products are

  • synthetic rubbers for general and special purposes

  • plastics: polystyrene, polypropylene, polyethylene, and ABS plastic

  • monomers as feedstock for the production of rubbers and plastics

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


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 in 2018

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