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History

1958

Kazanorgsintez traditionally has its history since May 1958. In this year, the Plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union decides to accelerate the development of the chemical industry and build a large-scale company in Kazan. As late as on July 14, 1958, the Council of Ministers of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) approves the management of the Kazan Chemical Plant. Vladimir Petrovich Lushnikov was appointed the first director of the plant under construction.

1959

Starting the construction of the first stage onsite facilities.

1960

Opening the administrative building of the plant.

Starting the construction of communications: the road from residential areas to the site, the railway line, the heating main from CHPP-2, the power line.

Establishing the Technical school No. 11 affiliated with the plant.

1961

Renaming Kazan Chemical Plant to Kazan Plant of Organic Synthesis.
Building the premises of technical school, the first gatehouse, and the fire station.

1963

Launching the production of phenol and acetone. On July 13, the first batch of products comes up. This date becomes the official birthday of the company. The capacity of the first production was 45 thousand tons of phenol and 27.5 thousand tons of acetone.

Launching the central laboratory.

1964

Launching the own 84 kta isopropyl benzene production.

Commissioning the Minibayevo-Kazan product pipeline 288 km in length.

Beginning the development of social infrastructure. Opening the own "Solnechnyi" summer camp.

1965

This year was marked by launching the two key Kazanorgsintez’s productions at once. In January, the first stage Ethylene production with a capacity of 62.4 kta for ethylene and 16.5 kta for propylene was put into commercial operation. The first stage 24 kta low-density polyethylene (LDPE) production made the first products in December.

Release of the first issue of the “Sintez” factory mass-circulation newspaper in September.

1966

For the first time, Kazanorgsintez products begins to be exported to: Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Japan.

1967

Launching the first stage 30 kta ethylene oxide production.

1968

The company business structure includes four productions in place: gas separation, phenol and acetone, polyethylene, organic products. The main productions continues to grow. The second stage 48 kta LDPE production and the second stage Ethylene production with a capacity of 60 kta of ethylene and 27 kta of propylene was commissioned.
The "Observatorya" summer recreation center in operation.

1969

Launching the 14.5 kta ethanolamine production.

Inauguration of factory Palace of Culture (House of Culture of Chemists) and health care center.

1970

Launching the organic peroxide production.

Starting the process of automating the production. Establishing a computer department at Kazanorgsintez.

1973

Launching the second stage 60 kta ethylene oxide production. Expansion of the second stage LDPE production to increase the capacity up to 68 kta.

Launching the in-house information and computer center.

Opening the “Orgsintez” swimming pool. It turns to be the first general-purpose pool in Kazan with a large 50-meter basin and diving towers.

1974

Launching the third stage 100 kta ethylene production (Ethylene-100).

Creating the “Sintez” water polo team.

1975

Renaming Kazan Plant of Organic Synthesis to Kazan Production Association “Polyethylene”.

1976

Putting the third stage 120 kta LDPE production into commercial operation.

Commissioning the Nizhnekamsk-Kazan ethylene pipeline.

Renaming Kazan Production Association “Polyethylene” to Kazan Production Association “Organichesky Sintez”.

1977

Opening the factory museum.

1979

Starting the construction of a brand new production – high-density polyethylene.

1980

Launching the 53 kta polyethylene pipe and fitting production. Releasing the first batch of sevilen at the first stage polyethylene production.

1982

Launching the fourth stage ethylene production (Ethylene-200).

Yuri Nikolayevich Malyshev, who used to work as the chief engineer of the company since 1968, supersedes Vladimir Petrovich Lushnikov as General Director.

1983

Launching the 200 kta low-density polyethylene (HDPE) production.

1986

Nail Habibullovich Yusupov supersedes Yuri Nikolayevich Malyshev as the director of the production association.

1987

Key changes occur in the company business structure. Owing to the processes, five production plants have been established: Ethylene Plant, Organic Products Plant, HDPE Plant, LDPE Plant, and Plastic Products Plant.

Establishing the in-house self-supporting foreign trade company. For the first time, the “Organichesky Sintez” Production Association begins to directly receive income from export deliveries of products.

1988

Putting a department for the processing and disposal of liquid and gaseous wastes in place.

1989

Expansion of the fourth stage ethylene production to bring the capacity up to 160 kta.

1991

Expansion of the production of polyethylene pipes.

Establishing subsidiaries producing consumer goods. The first joint-stock company has been established: the first stage of LDPE became OJSC Sevilen.

1992

Expansion of ethylene plant. Facilities of Ethylene-100 were completely automated, and the pyrolysis furnaces were also retrofitted. Starting expansion of Ethylene-200.

1993

This year is a turning point for the company. The State Production Association “Organichesky Sintez” has been reorganized into the Kazan open joint-stock company “Organichesky Sintez”.

1998

Expansion of the production of polyethylene pipes. Polyethylene bagging lines have been installed at the HDPE and LDPE plants.

2000

Expansion of the third stage LDPE production to bring the capacity up to 117 kta and the second stage LDPE – up to 72 kta.

2002

Expansion of the fourth stage of ethylene production to bring the capacity up to 205 kta. A new Tyson (Germany) carbon black concentrate line has been installed at the HDPE plant.

2003

This year is marked by new shareholders. TAIF OJSC forms a controlling stake in Kazanorgsintez OJSC.
Leonid Stepanovich Alekhin supersedes Nail Khabibullovich Yusupov as General Director.

2004

An ambitious production development plan for 2004-2010 is in place. For the first time in 20 years, the plan includes not only the renewal of existing industries, but also the creation of brand new ones. The expansion of ethylene, low-density polyethylene, phenol and acetone production begins. A complex of two plants unique for Russia – bisphenol-A and polycarbonates – is built. The construction of new raw material warehouses starts. The total investment in the development plan is more than $ 1 billion.

An overhaul unit was intentionally established to facilitate some needs of the development plan in overhaul and expansion activities.

2005

Commissioning a new Linde cracking furnace at Ethylene Plant to process the propane-butane fraction. Retrofitting two cracking furnaces in the fourth gas separation stage.

Launching a new linear polyethylene production at HDPE Plant. Commissioning a new HDPE bagging machine.

New palletizing machines were installed in the product shipping departments of LDPE Plant.

A nitrogen, oxygen and cold plant was established on the basis of the department for the production of nitrogen, oxygen, cold and compressed air. The plant for the production of plastic products was attached to HDPE Plant.

2006

Expansion of the phenol and acetone production was completed with an increase in capacity to 65 kta for phenol and 41 kta for acetone.

2007

Completion of the HDPE plant expansion project as follows: reactor A and C system retrofitted; gas purification train, vent recovery, slurry catalyst feed system, and a 30 t/h polyethylene resin compounding unit were put in place. The HDPE production capacity has been increased from 200 to 510 kta.

Launching the 70 kta Bisphenol-A Plant.

The Sintez water polo team won the gold place of the Russian Championship and the LEN Euro Cup.

2008

Launching the 65 kta polycarbonate plant. Launching the 20.5 kta Buten-1 production and a new 20.5 kta carbon production.

2010

Completion of the production development plan, despite the fact it ran with its last stage in the global economic crisis. The plan introduction resulted in launching a unique complex of Bisphenol-A and Polycarbonate plants, expansion of HDPE, phenol and acetone production, and the renewal of the company's infrastructure. In the last year, the plan went out with a comprehensive expansion of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th stages of Ethylene Plant resulting in an E-500 complex and increasing the capacity from 430 to 605 kta of ethylene.

2011

Retrofitting the heat flow pattern at the LDPE Plant. Polyethylene production increased from 112 to 140 kta.

Extensive activities were carried out to reduce the impact on the environment, especially in terms of water runoff. A Pall microfiltration runoff system, a MICROZA-based water filtration system, and a closed-cycle water purification technology up to drinking quality requirements have been introduced.

2012

Kazanorgsintez OJSC took charge and re-united all production facilities of the Soviet period by purchasing the property of NefteKhimSevilen OJSC.

The organic product plant and the plant of nitrogen, oxygen and cold were combined into a plant of organic products and technical gases (OP and TG).

Leonid Stepanovich Alekhin, General Director was replaced by Farid Gertovich Minigulov, who had previously managed the polycarbonate project.

2013

A new production development plan for 2014–2016 was put in place including the construction of a two-chamber cracking furnace by Technip, the installation of a new extruder, a number of actions to improve the reliability of power supply.

2014

Launching a HAVER FFS 2000 bagging machine and a MÖLLERS bag palletizing and stretch film bagging line at the HDPE plant.

2015

Launching a new Technip 138 kta two-chamber cracking furnace at the Ethylene Plant to replace the outdated, physically worn out furnaces of the E-100 unit. Launching a bimodal HDPE pelletizing at the HDPE Plant.
Renaming from Kazanorgsintez Open Joint-Stock Company to Kazanorgsintez Public Joint-Stock Company.

A large-scale renovation of the Sosnovaya roshcha park was held at the Culture House of Chemists with a unique ‘chemical’ playground, sports grounds and a traffic training yard for young visitors.

2016

Building a pipeline from the company’s water intake to the Salavat Kupere residential complex. Kazanorgsintez undertook the supply of potable water to the houses of the complex in full.

Launching a comprehensive project to restore the Lebyazhie Lakes, the main investors of which were PJSC Kazanagorsintez and TAIF Group.

2017

Launching a new production development plan for 2018–2020 including the commissioning of a new 4-chamber cracking furnace, increase in ethylene production up to 654 kta using propane, expansion of Reactor B at the HDPE Plant, expansion of the Polycarbonate Plant with an increase in capacity up to 100 kta, and introduction of a new cumene production technology.

A few environmental projects were put in place. The company started to produce its own low-concentrated sodium hypochlorite by electrolysis from table salt and completely abandoned the use of chlorine in water treatment. Slurry and sludge facilities were modified at the industrial waste water neutralization and treatment. Kazanorgsintez introduced a system of dual collection of municipal waste at its site.

Building a new control room at the railway station, a new main gatehouse with a multi-level security system.

PJSC Kazanorgsintez has fully fulfilled its long-term credit obligations of the first extensive production development plan for 2004–2010.

2018

The HDPE Plant starts to produce tubular three-layer FFS films. The film is designed for the manufacture of bags on high-performance packaging machines for packing Kazanorgsintez’s own products. Also, a pallet-free packaging system is in place.

Completion of an extensive project for the environmental rehabilitation of Lebyazhie Lakes. By 2016, the only lake out of the four lakes remained and it was gradually drying out as it had not its own water sources to feed. Three other lakes have dried up earlier. The remaining lake was completely drained; its bottom was reinforced with a three-layer screen of bentonite clay based bentomate. Then three of the four lakes were restored by filling with water. The water was pumped from Lake Izumrudnoye a mile from Lebyazhie Lakes. The restoration of the lakes made it possible to increase the area of ​​water bodies with a coastal zone from 8 hectares to 36 hectares.

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