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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 429.9 billion by the end of 2019.

14.9 %

Contribution to the industrial output of Tatarstan

10 %

Contribution to the Russia’s industrial output

429.89 billion RUB

Products shipped in 2019

Produced in 2019

112 400

Carbon black

678 700

Synthetic rubbers

1 719 800


952 000


212 000


461 700


of basic polymers have been processed

514 600



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%.

> 2.5 million tonnes

Product output in 2019.

Ranks among Top 10 world producers of synthetic rubbers
Ranked among Russia’s Top 50 companies by market capitalisation in 2018
In 2019, PAO Nizhnekamskneftekhim launched a new production of the KDI-M catalyst at the oligomers and glycols plant. The production of new types of products - solid polyethylene glycol and methyloxyethylated polyethylene glycol - was also launched. At the ethylene plant a new benzene extraction unit has been brought up to the project capacity.
Also in 2019, work regarding the expanation of the grade assortment of products was carried out: the work regarding the II stage of modernization of the butadiene rubbers production was completed. On the plastics plant the production of three new grades of polypropylene has mastered.
Traditionally, the Company’s main product segment are synthetic rubbers, which in 2019 accounted for 43% of product sales. One-third (32%) of the Company's revenue in 2019 was brought by plastics. Other 25% 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 50 companies by market capitalisation in 2019

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