Innovations in the field of road construction were discussed by the participants of conference "Bitumen and Polymer-Bitumen Binders. Topical Issues"

April 2017

RN-Bitum, LLC became a co-partner of the VI inter-branch conference "Bitumen and Polymer-Bitumen Binders. Topical Issues 2017”.

Such main topics of road construction as the latest changes and improvements in the regulatory-technical base of the Customs Union, world and domestic experience in the use of bitumen and polymer-bitumen binders, implementation of innovations into the road sector, arrangements for overhaul time of road pavement meeting modern requirements became conference agenda.

The annual event gathered over 400 representatives of state structures, manufacturers and consumers of bitumen and polymer-bitumen binders used in road construction. The leading experts of the road industry from all over Russia, as well as from Europe, America, China and Russia's neighboring states shared their national and world experience.

RF presidential aide, Igor Levitin, took part in the discussion of innovations and modern bitumen materials for the development of Russian transport system. In the course of the discussion, he noted the importance of the vector, plotted by the conference, aimed at interbranch interaction, contributing to the fulfillment of the President's instruction on increasing overhaul time to 12 years and bring at least 85% of the federal road network to the standards-compliant state by 2019.

Particular attention at the conference was paid to practical implementation of innovations and the issues of improvement of bitumen materials in the industry. The participants also discussed the aspects of interaction in the field of road construction.

Director General of RN-Bitum, LLC, Pavel Sterzhanov, noted in his speech at the conference: "Constructive interaction of road construction and oil industries, the use of modern approaches, investment into production modernization and innovative technologies, the organization of products storage and transportation system without loss of quality – these are the main directions of our cooperation on the way to achieving the main goal - creation of safe and high-quality highways".



The companies annually participating in conference organization are Gazprom Neft, PJSC and SIBUR Holding, PJSC under the auspices of the Federal Road Agency and the State company “Russianhighways”. In 2017, RN-Bitum, LLC, a subsidiary of NK Rosneft, PJSC, became a co-partner of the conference.