​Lukoil has started commenced production of polymer modified bitumens (PMBs) at its undisclosed refinery.

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Image: Lukoil’s bitumen materials production begins at a facility. Photo: courtesy of LUKOIL.

New products are adjusted to the Superpave innovative technology, which makes it possible to construct heavy duty road surfaces, designed to withstand various weather conditions and heavy traffic.

The PMB range was developed by research center of LUKOIL’s wholly owned subsidiary, LUKOIL Lubricants Company. Today the specialists of R&D center elaborated over twenty types of new generation bitumens.

LUKOIL’s refineries in Perm, Volgograd and Nizhny Novgorod have already been upgraded to produce petroleum bitumens, complying with the current Russian industry standard 33133-2014. As production of PMBs starts, LUKOIL will provide road building contractors with a wide range of products conforming to highest international standards and enabling higher quality of road pavement.

Source: Company Press Release