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High-tech Gazprom Neft bitumen products are starting to be used on German motorways

Gazprom Neft’s bitumen products have started being used in the construction and maintenance of Germany’s motorway network. Following testing at specialist laboratories, together with pilot testing on motorways in the Federal Republic of Germany, Gazprom Neft bitumen materials have now been certified as compliant with European Union and German national standards — the latter having higher quality requirements for bitumen binders.*, **

Specialists at Gazprom Neft’s Science and Technology Centre have developed a unique formulation for BRIT-brand road sealants, specifically for the German market — with experts praising this product’s high quality, performance and ecological features during laboratory tests. German specialists also noted Gazprom Neft bitumen sealants’ (mastics’) high performance on asphalt following experience on a pilot test-section on the Munich city motorway.

“German road infrastructure is seen as a benchmark. The reliability and durability of road surfacing in Germany is guaranteed by stringent demands on roadbuilding materials. It’s for precisely that reason that we have adjusted our sealants’ formulations to achieve the high product quality demanded under national regulations, including in environmental safety. Gazprom Neft’s bitumen materials being certified under German and European Union standards confirms their full competitiveness with leading global alternatives, as well as the scope for their wide application on any roads, under various climates. We’re planning to offer this product to domestic consumers, too.”

Dmitry Orlov

Dmitry Orlov Director General, Gazpromneft-Bitumen Materials

Bitumen products for the German market are produced at the NOVA-Brit plant in Vyzma, in the Smolensk Oblast. This bitumen plant’s full product range covers more than 100 branded mastics, sealants, protective—restorative compounds and sealant tapes — many of which have no competitive alternatives in Russia, and are actively used in building and servicing road transport infrastructure, airfields, utilities and energy facilities.

Notes for editors

Gazpromneft Bitumen Materials is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, specialising in the production and sale of bitumen products. The company currently holds the market-leading position in Russia’s bitumens market, as well as being one of the top-10 largest bitumens producers in the world. The company now delivers bitumens and bitumen derivatives to all regions of Russia. Gazprom Neft bitumen materials are used in roadbuilding in 59 countries worldwide. Products manufactured at the company’s NOVA-Brit plants have been used on most federal highways in Russia, and are supplied to countries throughout Europe, Asia and South America.

* DIN EN 14188-1 is the international standard covering technical requirements for joint fillers and sealants, used throughout the European Union.

** STB TL Fug 15 is the national standard applicable to bitumen products used on roads in the Federal Republic of Germany. It specifies higher production standards for construction materials than the European Union’s DIN EN 14188-1.