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The Training Center has organized the course of advanced studies for teachers of vocational training 

March 23 – April 8, 2021

The Training Center of JSC "VNIISV” has organized the course of advanced studies for teachers of vocational training under the program "Social-psychological technologies in the educational and production activities of a teacher of vocational training". This course will be held in the period from March 23 to April 8, 2021.
The group of listeners is formed from the number of managers and specialists of JSC "VNIISV" participating in the educational process on the basis of a license for educational activities of the Ministry of Education of the Tver region.
The training is organized by the Center for Psychological Education and Сonsultancy of the Faculty of Psychology of the Tver State University. The lecturers are the Faculty members, Candidates of Psychological Sciences, Associate Professors: Barilyak I. A., Korotkina E. D., Rebrilova E. S. In the classroom lecturers use various educational technologies: talks, group discussions, case analysis, testing and training exercises.
The training program includes lectures and offers some insights into modern psychological and pedagogical methods to be used in educational and production activities. The lectures are given by Candidates of Psychological Sciences of Department “Psychology” of the Tver State University. At the end of the training all listeners will receive certificates of completion of the course of advanced studies of a standard form.

Employees of JSC "VNIISV" joined the mass vaccination against "COVID-19»

On March 23, 2021

On March 23, JSC "VNIISV" started voluntary vaccination of employees against coronavirus with the vaccine "Sputnik V".
   On the basis of the compiled lists of employees, who expressed a desire to get vaccinated, the vaccination was carried out by a visiting team of medical staff of the State Medical Institution of the Tver region "Regional Clinical Hospital". The procedure took place directly at the enterprise - in the room of the aid post.
   Before vaccination the employees filled out a form with questions about their health status, then they underwent a mandatory examination by a doctor-therapist, blood pressure and temperature control.
The vaccination process will continue with regard to the number of people who want to be vaccinated.
    At the same time, despite the obvious decrease of COVID-19 spread in Russia in general and in the Tver region in particular, JSC “VNIISV” continues to take preventive measures aimed at protecting the team from infection, including mask regime, temperature control at the entrance, special treatment of hands and rooms.

Reactivation of production of PAN yarns

On March 15, 2021

The carbochain fibers (CCF) workshop of the pilot plant of JSC "VNIISV" is preparing to launch production of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) yarns after a long break. Currently the necessary equipment is being commissioned in phases. The recruitment has been carried out through the conclusion of fixed-term contracts.
 PAN yarns with a nominal linear density of 33,3 tex are produced in the CCF workshop. These yarns are developed according to VNIISV’s own technology and are used as a raw material (precursor) for production of carbon tapes ELUR and LUP, as well as carbon tows VMN-4, which are a base feed stock for modern composite materials used in aircraft, space-rocket and defense industries.
For reference:
The CCF workshop was put into operation in 1966. Until the nineties of the 20th century it worked as a pilot production with a capacity of no more than 40 tpa to manufacture PAN yarns of 33,3 tex for the enterprises of aircraft and space-rocket industries. The current production capacity of PAN yarn of 33,3 tex is 140 tpa.
The technology of PAN yarn production was developed and introduced by scientists and designers of VNIISV, as well as the main processing equipment for synthesis, polymer dissolution, molding and thermal stabilization of a yarn, the system of control equipment.
The PAN yarn of fine denier is included in the CD (construction documentation), reported in the certificate and certified in special products of aircraft and space-rocket industries, especially for a long service life.

The Meeting of the Scientific and Technical Council 

On March 12, 2021 

On March 12, JSC "VNIISV" held a meeting of the scientific and technical council (STC). Under the chairmanship of the Deputy Director for Science, Professor Alexander Viktorovich Genis the meeting determined the work plan of the STC for the current year.
Also during the meeting there was heard the report of the Test Center Manager, Candidate of Chemical Sciences, Associate Professor Tatyana Ivanovna Samsonova about the research conducted by the Test Center to identify additional factors that affect an improvement of physical and mechanical properties of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) yarns while maintaining the lowest values of coefficients of variation in strength and linear density of the yarns.
The STC participants showed keen interest, approved the results of the research, taking into account all the nuances of the technology for PAN yarns production, and noted that this report is quite topical at the present time. 
For reference: JSC "VNIISV" is currently the only producer of PAN yarns of  fine denier (nominal density 33,3 tex), used as a basic raw material (precursor) for manufacture of carbon tapes ELUR and LUP, carbon bundles VMN-4 for the needs of aerospace industry and enterprises of the defense-industrial sector. The capacity of the VNIISV’s plant allows to produce 140 tpa of PAN yarns of 33,3 tex.

About the measures for prevention of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) at the company 

On March 4th, 2021

On March 4th, 2021 there was held a regular meeting of the Operational Headquarters of JSC "VNIISV" on prevention of coronavirus infection.
The meeting discussed the situation regarding morbidity of workers in February 2021.
The members of the working group decided to extend the action of all previously adopted measures and restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
In addition, a request was sent to the Ministry of Health of the Tver Region to organize the vaccination of employees on the territory of the company.


On March 1, 2021

JSC "VNIISV" was visited by representatives of JSC "GOZNAK" and the Parent organization of the holding company JSC "Obninsk Scientific and Production Enterprise "Technology" named after A.G. Romashin".
JSC "GOZNAK" is our long-standing partner, whose mutually beneficial cooperation has been going on for more than 30 years.
During the visit our specialists held a presentation of the scientific and production complex "Protection" and organized a tour to the production shop of special fiber for protection of securities against counterfeiting. At the end of the tour the parties took part in a technology meeting, where they expressed their mutual interest in development of cooperation.
The successful experience of cooperation and mutual interest in strengthening business relations between the companies open up excellent prospects for further development.
For reference:
Joint-Stock Company “Goznak” is a modern, dynamically developing enterprise that successfully competes in the Russian and world markets of manufacturers of protected products. The production capacities of JSC “Goznak” allow to produce annually: 11 thousand tons of protected banknote paper, 7 billion of banknotes, 5 billion coins, up to 40 million passports, from 30 to 45 million postage stamps (depending on the stamp format and printing technology), as well as the required number of federal special, excise stamps and other products.

MEDIA about us

MOSCOW, January 15th, 2021 - RIA Novosti

"Rostec”: The polyethylene "Sotnik" will surpass any bulletproof vest in protection.

As a basis for equipment of the third generation "Sotnik” (that means “centurion”), which is planned to be created to replace the "Ratnik” (that means “warrior"), there is considered an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber "
"Thanks to the new materials, the set of equipment "Centurion" will get a record low weight and the ability to fit the anatomical features of the fighter.
As a result, the protection will not restrict movements and will allow the fighter to take an additional weight necessary to perform special missions. At the same time, the equipment will have increased protection in comparison with existing types of bulletproof vests," the State corporation said. 
In the future, "Sotnik" will not only stop the shrapnel flying at a speed of up to  670 meters per second, but also extinguish the shock pulse, which can cause serious damage to internal organs even without breaking through the protection. "We expect to get such an effect through the use of special shock-absorbing means," the State corporation explained.
As the director of  Rostec’s weapons complex, Bekhan Ozdoev, told RIA Novosti in November last year: ”Sotnik will be lighter, more ergonomic, more reliable and more technologically advanced than “Ratnik”. 


On January 13th, 2021  
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In January 2021 (No. 2 from 13.01.2021) the newspaper of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation "Red Star" published an article written by Director General of the Center "Armokom", chief designer of the security system of military combat equipment, honored scientist of the Russian Federation Eugene F. Kharchenko "The Armor will be lighter and stronger" about ultralight composite materials from ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber developed in our Institute. 
Despite the unfavorable economic situation, Russian chemists from “VNIISV” (Tver) have created and continuously improve domestic ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene fibers. Their specific strength reaches 350 cN/tex, that is almost 1,5 times higher than that of the best aramid fibers of "Kevlar" type (USA). 
On the base of UHMWPE fibers, Russian specialists have made composite armor elements to protect the vital organs from hand-held firearms and the legs of military personnel from shrapnel. Unlike foreign technologies, these facilities of armor protection were first made by winding.
“Thus, in Russia there has appeared a new class of highly effective ballistic and structural composite material, which can be brought to practical use by advanced domestic enterprises and research teams charged with a wish of winning over foreign competitors."
"Red Star", 13.01.2021 (No. 2, p.8)
The article "Armor protection will be lighter and stronger" is published in the Internet resources


Rebetskaya Irina Sergeyevna is the winner of the all-Russian environmental dictation.

 On December 18th, 2020


Rebetskaya Irina Sergeyevna, the leading environmental engineer of production and technological department took part in the all–Russian environmental dictation and received a worthy award - a diploma of the II degree.  

The purpose of the all-Russian environmental dictation is to popularize environmental knowledge among Russians. In total, 2.8 million participants from 85 regions of Russia took part in the environmental dictation. 

The event was organized by the Committee on agrarian and food policy and environmental management of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the RF. 

The all-Russian environmental dictation was held on November 15-16 on the online platform https://экодиктант.рус






The filming at JSC “VNIISV”

At the end of November, the filming of the educational program "On the fingers" took place at our company. The filming was carried out by the largest media holding in the region RIA "Verkhnevolzhye".The target audience are young people of school age. The program was dedicated to the development and production of medical sutures. The program was released on the TV channel "Tverskoy Prospekt - Region" on December 4th, 2020, and was also replicated by the Internet resources of RIA "Verkhnevolzhye".


Media about us

In October 2020, the newspaper of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation "Krasnaya Zvezda" (No. 120 of 26.10.2020) published an article about new domestic materials for personal armor protection.

In this article, the author referred to the developed technology and an experimental line for production of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) yarns created at JSC “VNIISV”. Namely: "Our scientists from the Research Institute of Synthetic Fiber with the Pilot Plant (Tver) and the Central Research Institute of Special Mechanical Engineering (Khotkovo) have developed a technology and created an experimental line for production of UHMWPE yarns. They have produced such yarns which on key indicators surpass the ultra-strong SK-75 and SK-78 yarns made by the world leader in this field – the Dutch firm "DSM Dyneema".

The next step should be the creation in 2021-2024 of pilot production of ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene yarns with a capacity of about 10 tons per year. And then it is planned to launch industrial production of this material, which will provide the Russian Armed Forces with personal protective equipment made of UHMWPE." "Krasnaya Zvezda", 26.10.2020 (No. 120, p. 8).

 The article "New domestic materials for personal armor protection" is published in the Internet resources».


Happy anniversary!

On December 8th, 2020

  The management and staff of the Institute cordially congratulate the head of the Testing center, candidate of chemical sciences, docent Tatyana Samsonova on her 75th birthday!

Tatyana Ivanovna is a recognized expert in the field of polyurethanes, polyesters, analytical chemistry of polymers and fibers. 

Tatyana Ivanovna has dedicated her entire career – more than 50 years - to the Institute “VNIISV”. She worked her way up from an engineer of the laboratory of stabilization to the department manager. For about 20 years, she has been managing the Testing center. Tatyana Ivanovna is the Secretary of the Scientific and Technical Council. She is also engaged in scientific research of technological processes developed at “VNIISV”.  

Under the leadership of Samsonova T. I. there have been developed and validated various methods for assessing the quality of raw materials and finished products for environment monitoring that have passed metrological examination and have been included into the State register of methods of chemical quantitative analysis and assessment of the state of environmental objects.

Tatyana Ivanovna shares her rich research experience with her students. She is a docent of the department of inorganic and analytical chemistry at the Tver State University, the author of various educational and methodological works.

Dear Tatyana Ivanovna! We wish you further creative success, good health and well-being.

Honorary chemist, Professor Genis Alexander Viktorovich celebrates his 70th anniversary

   On October 6th, 2020 a prominent Russian scientist in the field of technologies of chemical fibers and fibrous materials, Genis Alexander Viktorovich celebrates his 70th anniversary. Genis A.V. is Professor, Deputy Director General for scientific work of JSC "VNIISV”, which is a part of the State Corporation “Rostec”

   All his professional and scientific work is connected with JSC "VNIISV", where he went from a junior researcher to an interim Director General.

Most of his activities are related to the development of scientific bases for production of fibrous carbon-filled materials from melts and polymer solutions by an aerodynamic method and to the creation of industrial production.

  Under his direct supervision, the development of a new and promising range of nonwovens of ultra-thin separation tape for electrical industry was carried out. 

  The contribution of A.V. Genis to the production of protective fibers for Goznak is  indisputable.

  During his work Alexander Viktorovich proved to be an active inventor, He received more than 40 copyright certificates and patents for inventions. He has published more than 120 scientific and educational works. Alexander Viktorovich is the author of numerous publications in the leading Russian professional journals: the journal "Applied chemistry", Russian Academy of Science (RAS); "High-molecular compounds", RAS; the Russian chemical journal "Plastic masses"; "Chemical fibers"; "Plastics"; "Issues of defense technology"; "Textile chemistry", etc.

   Along with production work Alexander Viktorovich is engaged in scientific activities. In 1999 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of technical sciences, and in 2005 - the academic title of Professor. Many of his students work in chemical and textile enterprises.

The contribution of A. V. Genis to the development of the chemical fiber and fiber materials industry was awarded the bronze medal of VDNH, the order of merits for chemical industry of Russia, the signs "Inventor of the USSR", "Honorary chemist". 

   We congratulate Alexander Viktorovich on his anniversary and wish him good health and new professional success!



Another special economic zone may appear in the Tver region

On August 14th, 2020

On August 14th, 2020, the Governor Igor Rudenya and Deputy Director General of the State Corporation "Rostec" Maxim Vybornykh have discussed the creation of a special economic zone "Emmaus" in Tver. 

The initiative of the Tver region to create a special economic zone of industrial and production type "Emmaus" is supported by the Government of the Russian Federation. Now there is an elaboration of the project on planning of the territory and the master-plan of development.

“We are considering the possibility of Rostec's participation in the development of new technologies at our industrial sites. It is also planned to develop the Tver‘s Research Institute of Synthetic Fiber, which is a part of the Holding," Igor Rudenya said at the meeting. 

The residents will be granted benefits: a reduced income tax rate; exemption from land tax for up to five years, from corporate property tax — for 10 years, a reduced transport tax - for 10 years.


JSC VNIISV carries out prophylactic measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus 

  Due to the current epidemiological situation, JSC VNIISV is taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection (COVID-19): all business trips have been canceled; bactericidal lamps have been installed at the checkpoint to disinfect the air. When passing through the checkpoint people are allowed to enter by one. Antiseptic treatment of hands and body temperature control by a contactless method are carried out. 
In order to provide employees with respiratory protection equipment, the making-up of protective masks was organized in a pilot workshop of textile processing. All premises are regularly cleaned by using disinfectants. The canteen was marked out to ensure that employees keep a safe social distance of 1,5 meters.
To minimize the risks of spreading the disease, some employees who can perform their duties remotely have been transferred to remote work. For employees over 65 years of age who are in the risk group, there was declared non-working time from 6 to 30 April with issuing a sick list, according to the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 402 of 01.04.2020. 
All employees are strongly recommended to use respiratory protection equipment (masks) during the working day and to treat their hands with soap or alcohol antiseptics.
The company's operational headquarters for preventing the spread of coronavirus is monitoring the progress of anti-epidemic measures.
The employees of JSC "VNIISV" are accepting of new rules of access to the territory, which have changed due to the epidemiological situation.

JSC “VNIISV” became a participant of the All-Russian XVII scientific and production conference "Topical issues of development and application of armor and structural composite materials", Yalta, Republic of Crimea

On September 7th-11th, 2020

   In the first decade of September 2020 in Yalta, Republic of Crimea there was held the All-Russian XVII scientific and practical conference "Topical issues of development and application of armor and structural composite materials" under the auspices of the Russian Academy of Rocket and Artillery Sciences (RARAS), the Central Research Institute of Special Engineering and the Center for high-strength materials "Armokom" (Khotkovo). The conference was attended by prominent Russian scientists, heads of defense enterprises, military research institutions, and defense industry specialists. In total, more than 30 enterprises and organizations were represented, including our research institute “VNIISV”. During the conference there were heard reports on promising developments of composite materials in military equipment and in the national economy.

   On behalf of JSC VNIISV the Deputy Director General for innovation Svetlana Ivanovna Shkurenko took part in the conference. The report on the topic "Prospects for creating a pilot production of superhigh-tenacity UHMWPE fibers for armored composites and other products in Russia" aroused great interest among the conference participants. At the conference it was decided to activate the work on development of industrial production of domestic extra-light UHMWPE yarns, as well as composite materials on their base.

A specialist of JSC "VNIISV" was awarded the certificate of honor of the State Corporation "Rostec»


Deputy Director General for innovation Svetlana Ivanovna Shkurenko was awarded the certificate of honor of the State Corporation "Rostec" for a great personal contribution to the creation of competitive and high-tech products, and for many years of conscientious work.

The award ceremony was dedicated to the 70th Anniversary. The certificate of honor was signed by Director General of the State Corporation Sergey Viktorovich Chemezov.

Honorary chemist Svetlana Shkurenko celebrates her 70th birthday

On April 18th, 2020 a prominent Russian scientist in the field of synthetic fiber, Svetlana Ivanovna Shkurenko is 70 years of age. Svetlana Shkurenko is Candidate of technical sciences, Deputy Director General for innovation of JSC "VNIISV "(Tver), which is a part of the research and production holding JSC "RT-Chemcomposite" of the State Corporation Rostec. 
   All her professional and scientific work is connected with JSC "VNIISV", where she went a long way from a Junior researcher to a Deputy Director. She is the author of 80 scientific publications and more than 30 patents for inventions in the field of fiber materials, biopolymers and synthetic fibers that are of critical importance for the defense-industrial sector and civil industries.
   Svetlana Shkurenko has developed technologies and organized production of medical materials of combined biological effect, as well as fibrous materials (sutures and cloths) for general and special surgery, including materials for surgical operation in conditions of anthropogenic and climate disasters, military conflicts and terrorist acts. Certain types of medical products affecting all stages of the wound process and simultaneously suppressing various infections have no analogues not only in Russia, but also abroad.
   For scientific achievements Svetlana Shkurenko has been awarded the Silver medal of the Brussels salon of inventions, the badge "Honorary chemist", and the Certificate of Honor of the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation.
We congratulate Svetlana Ivanovna on her anniversary and wish her health and new professional success!

On September 23rd-27th, 2019

JSC "VNIISV" was a participant of XVI Scientific and Practical Conference "The newest trends in the development of armor and structural composite materials", Yalta, Republic Of Crimea

 From 23 to 27 September 2019 on the initiative of the Russian Academy of Rocket and Artillery Sciences, the Central Research Institute of Special Engineering and the Center for High-strength Materials "Reinforced Composites" in Yalta there was held XVI Scientific and Practical Conference "The newest trends in the development of armor and structural composite materials."

More than 50 participants of the Conference, including specialists of leading institutes, organizations and enterprises engaged in development and production of goods made of composite materials, as well as representatives of law enforcement structures that are consumers of these goods, heard more than 30 reports and discussed the questions of development, production and application of composite materials in military equipment and the national economy.

The Conference was attended by Deputy General Director for innovation of JSC “VNIISV”  Svetlana Shkurenko. Her report on the topic: "The development and properties of domestic UHMWPE fibers and composites on their base” aroused great interest among participants of the Conference. Judging by the number of questions asked to the speaker, this topic is one of the most important today.

The Conference demonstrated the urgent need to combine efforts in creation of modern fiber-composite materials of various applications.

The training center of JSC "VNIISV" has completed training of workers

April 2019

   The licensed training center of JSC "VNIISV" has completed professional training of workers on the educational program of professional development "Safe methods and techniques of work at height". The training was organized for a group of workers upon request of structural units of the Company and in accordance with requirements of the Rules on labor protection at work at height, approved by the Ministry of labor and social protection of the Russian Federation dated March 28, 2014 №155n.
   The classes were held by Chief Mechanic of JSC "VNIISV" Korzin A.V., who has additional education in the field of vocational training.
   Upon completion of training, the qualifying commission chaired by Chief Engineer of JSC "VNIISV" Bykov V. A. with participation of Leading Specialist on labor protection Bialkovskaya L.V. made knowledge assessment of the audience. Eleven workers of JSC "VNIISV" were allowed to works at height. All trainees who have passed the exam will get certificates of a standard form.
   In structural units of JSC "VNIISV" there will be organized a practical study for trained workers in order to consolidate the theoretical knowledge necessary for safe performance of work, as well as to develop the practical skills, safe methods and techniques directly in the workplace in accordance with requirements of the Rules on labor protection at work at height.

Development of polypropylene nonwoven "Sayd"

December, 2017

   JSC "VNIISV" has developed filtering polypropylene fibrous nonwoven "Sayd". The material is intended for purification of contaminated water from iron salts, mechanical impurities (sand, dirt), oils, fuel oil, etc. and for obtaining purified process water. A distinctive feature of the material is its hydrophility. This nonwoven passes contaminated water through itself by gravity, without use of pumping station. For practical usage the material is wound on a perforated cylinder or perforated mesh. It can be successfully used when washing cars, tractors and other machinery, when the waste water is forwarded to the sewer.
   The material is well welded, glued by most adhesives. It is resistant to alkalis and sulfuric acid (37%). Operating temperature is up to 80ͦ C. The Material has the following characteristics:
Width – up to 1800 mm.
Surface density – from 100 to 300 g/m2.
Thickness – from 1,5 to 10 mm.
Raw material – 100 % polypropylene.
Diameter of fibers in the material – 3-15 microns
   Available in the form of sheets 1400 X 1800 mm or in the form of rolls with a width of 1000 mm and a length of up to 30 m.

Tver Industrial Exhibition

21 September 2016

   In honor of the Day of Mechanical Engineering on September 21, 2016 in Tver there was held the largest event in the last 10 years – the Regional Industrial Exhibition. The Exhibition was attended by manufacturing companies of the Tver region.
   Among the leading companies exhibiting their products in the lobby of the Tver Academic Drama Theatre there was  JSC "VNIISV". JSC "VNIISV" presented at its stand the following products: polyacrylonitrile (PAN) filament yarn – precursor for carbon fiber; high-strength yarn from ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene; surgical materials – absorbable suture based on polylactide, non-absorbable antibacterial sutures, ophthalmic cloths; high-sorption nonwovens used for respiratory protection equipment. The exposition of JSC "VNIISV" has received special attention of visitors.
   The representative of JSC "VNIISV", Alexander D. Galitsyn, Head of Scientific and Technical Department, took part in the Forum dedicated to the Day of Mechanical Engineering.
   The Regional Exhibition and the Forum was attended by high-ranking officials – acting Governor of the Tver region Igor Rudenya, Minister of Industry and Information technology of the Tver region Evgeny Vozhakin, Chairman of the Legislative Assembly Andrey Epishin and Head of the city Alexander Korzin. During this festive occasion the high-ranking officials congratulated workers of the Engineering Industry in the Upper-Volga region, noted the importance of further development of the Tver region and the promising outlook of output product.
   Today many plants of the Tver region produce unique machinery and equipment and are leaders in their product niches. These are more than 70 enterprises, more than 33 thousand employees of Engineering Industry and about a quarter of all products of the upper Volga region.

The Day of the Russian science. The meeting of the governor of the Tver region A.V.Shevelev with the heads of high schools and scientific organizations

On February 5th, 2015

   On the eve of celebrating the Day of the Russian science - on February 5th, 2015 - there took place a meeting of the governor of the Tver region A.V. Shevelev with the heads of high schools and scientific organizations of our region. Some speakers presented in their reports the projects of innovative development of the Tver region in various branches of science and education.
   The Deputy Director General for innovations of OJSC “VNIISV” Svetlana Ivanovna Shkurenko took part in this event of interest. In her speech S.I. Shkurenko told about the enterprise activity, about the perspectives for development.
   Now one of the most important projects of the enterprise is the creation of engineering center «Green chemistry» on the basis of OJSC "VNIISV", the Tver State University and the Bach Institute of Biochemistry directed by Vladimir Olegovich Popov born in Tver. 
   Implementation of this project and also other researches of the enterprise together with educational and scientific organizations of the Tver region will promote the revival of status of the Tver region - the center of chemical science and industry.   
   To the end of the meeting A.V. Shevelev congratulated the attendees on the Day of the Russian science and in their names all employees of scientific, scientific-educational and research-and-production organizations, thanked them for the sizable contribution to social and economic development of the Tver region.

Participation of OJSC "VNIISV" in the presentation of BARMAG equipment shown in the city of Remscheid in Germany

On January 21st, 2015

   OJSC "VNIISV" maintains for a long time effective partnership relations with the German company «Oerlikon Barmag», a part of the Swiss concern «Oerlikon Group». 
   At the Institute “VNIISV” there are some kinds of equipment made by BARMAG: the take-up roll machine on the base of winding heads WUFF7 (2008); the device for yarn drawing - heated seven rolls, model STB9/7/1000/NR (2013-2014).   
   On January 21st, 2015 in Remscheid (Germany) the delegation of specialists from OJSC "VNIISV" took part in the presentation of the first-ever industrial machine made by BARMAG for production of polyester industrial yarns from bottle waste (PET packing materials). This machine is of interest for OJSC "VNIISV" with regard to expansion of competence of the organization and diversification of synthetic industrial fibrous materials made by the pilot plant of the enterprise, first of all, for reinforcing of various products within the framework of  creation of non-waste technologies. 
   Besides, the company BARMAG has the first experience of spinning of polylactide (PLA) yarns on the identical industrial equipment that is also of a real interest for us due to the fact of creation of the biotechnologies center.

On June 26th, 2014

The 3rd International Investment Forum in the Tver Region

   On June 26th, 2014 the 3-rd International Investment Forum has taken place in Tver. The purpose of the Forum was to improve an investment attractiveness of economy of the Tver region and the Central Federal district. The key theme discussed at a plenary session was the development of investment projects in some industry sectors.
   In the quality of invited participants of discussion there were representatives of the federal and regional authorities and business community, such as: the Governor of the Tver region A. Shevelev, the General Director of Agency for strategic initiatives A. Nikitin, the Chairman of Legislative Assembly of the Tver region A. Epishin, representatives of the Ministry of Industry & Trade, the Ministry of Economic development of the Russian Federation, the Russian Union of manufacturers and businessmen, the representatives of major Russian and foreign companies, investment funds and banks, chambers of commerce.
   In the Forum’s program there took an active part the chief executives of OJSC "VNIISV" – the General Director B.V. Baydakov and the Deputy Director General for innovations S.I. Shkurenko. 
   The General Director of OJSC "VNIISV" B.V. Baydakov presented a paper at the thematic session devoted to the prospects of construction of industrial cluster for composite materials production in the Central federal district. In his speech B.V. Baydakov noted a rapid development of world production technologies in the field of polymeric composite materials (PCM). B.V. Baydakov also emphasized a special importance of expansion of reinforcing materials assortment and application areas of PCM, as well as necessity of up-grading and movement towards costs reduction. 
   The major projects for the Tver region are those on construction of a plant with a full production cycle of reinforcing fibrous materials for organocomposites on the base of carbon and polyethylene fibres.

The camera crew of TV channel Russia-1 has visited OJSC “VNIISV”

On May 28th, 2014

   On May 28th, 2014 the camera crew of the Federal TV channel Russia-1 has visited OJSC "VNIISV". First of all the journalists were interested in production of medical yarns. 
   The specialists of Department for chemical fibres modification, where a wide assortment of surgical sutures had been developed and is being produced now, N.A. Loginova and D.V. Borovikov presented to the journalists the research laboratories and production units, gave an interview and told about their products. A particular interest of visitors was caused by the fully automated line for packing of surgical sutures into the double air-tight packages that should be opened directly during operation. The hermetic package with a special internal folding of yarns allows to equip conveniently a needle with the necessary quantity of a sterile suture and to start sewing at once. This packing line is the boast of OJSC "VNIISV" and has no analogues in the world.

Chemist’s Day

On May 23rd, 2014

   On May 23rd, 2014 OJSC "VNIISV" has celebrated the Chemist’s Day – a professional holiday of chemical industry employees. Its history dates back to the Soviet period. 
   At the solemn meeting devoted to the Chemist’s Day the welcoming speeches were made by the following persons: the Interim Director General of OJSC "VNIISV" B.V. Baydakov, the Deputy Director General for Science A.V. Genis, the Minister of Industry and Information Technologies of the Tver region E.E. Vozhakin, the Deputy Chief Engineer for Production - Master Mechanic of OJSC "VNIISV" V.A. Bykov, the Chairman of the Committee “Roskhimprofsoyuz” (the Russian trade union of workers of chemical industries) of the Tver region V.A. Legalina. During the meeting the administration reported about the results of research projects of the Institute and about production tasks & achievements of a pilot plant. 
   For a long-term conscientious work and a considerable personal contribution to development of chemical industry 7 employees of OJSC " VNIISV" were awarded the Certificate of Merit of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technologies of the Tver region, 7 more specialists earned honorific mention. Two workers of OJSC "VNIISV" got a citation from the Ministry for Industry and Trade of Russia.
   On the occasion of a professional holiday 14 long-service employees obtained the rank of "Veteran of VNIISV", 79 persons were rewarded the Certificates of Honour by the administration of the enterprise. For an active work in a trade union 2 workers of OJSC "VNIISV” received the First and Second Class Badges of the Central Committee of Trade union.
   The Chemist’s Day is a holiday filled with traditions. In 1966 there has arisen a tradition to celebrate annually a professional holiday following the periodic system of chemical elements. For the first time the Chemist’s Day has been celebrated under the chemical element №1 – Hydrogen. This year the holiday was held under aegis of the chemical element №49 with a beautiful name Indium.

14th International Exhibition “INLEGMASH’2014”

On April 22-25th, 2014

   The specialists of OJSC "VNIISV" have visited the 14th International Exhibition “INLEGMASH’2014” dedicated to the equipment for textile manufacturing and processing. The exhibition “INLEGMASH’2014” took place in Moscow in the Central Exhibition Complex "ExpoCentre" on April, 22-25th. 
   “INLEGMASH’2014” is the only Russian specialized trade fair where equipment of all stages of textile manufacture is presented: from fibre processing to finished product packaging. The exhibition “INLEGMASH’2014” is also the most important meeting place in Russia for the textile engineering professionals, leading developers of technologies and equipment manufacturers from across the globe.
   At the exhibition there were shown samples of the advanced textile equipment of more than 140 leading manufacturers from 18 countries, including the following known companies: Ferrostaal, Oerlikon Barmag, Lonati, Dilo, Textima, PaiLung, BENEKS, USTER, Heberlein, MESDAN and many others. Such countries as Italy, Germany, Turkey and China, being the market leaders, presented collective displays. 
   The running thread quality control systems and pneumatic knotters produced by USTER (Switzerland) were of particular interest to the experts of OJSC "VNIISV".
   “INLEGMASH’2014” gave a great opportunity for the professionals of OJSC "VNIISV" to see in operation a full range of the newest textile equipment, to establish new contacts and strengthen existing business relationships.

The Day of Science

On February 7th, 2014

   A further advancement of the Russian science is a key condition for innovative development of our country.  
   During the 57-year-work OJSC "VNIISV" has made a considerable contribution to formation and development of domestic sector of chemical fibres due to creation of technologies and equipment in the field of synthesis and processing of fiber-forming polymers. 
   Today OJSC "VNIISV" continues to develop new high technologies and improve existing production technologies of chemical fibres and fibrous materials. At the enterprise there are involved 108 research workers, including 2 Doctors of sciences and 28 Candidates of science. OJSC "VNIISV" has 1367 copyright certificates and patents. The enterprise has been awarded the Diploma and the Medal of IV Brussels Salon of inventions, the Badge «Gold Merkury» for achievements in the field of science and engineering.
   Due to in-house development the pilot plant of OJSC "VNIISV" manufactures at present some up-to-date small-volume products, such as: polyacrylonitrile industrial yarns, including yarns for production of carbon reinforcing fillers for composites; special synthetic fibres for protection of securities against forgery; a wide spectrum of surgical sutures; highly filled sorption-active nonwoven materials; biodegradable polymers on the base of renewable natural raw materials for absorbable sutures, implants, etc. 
   Besides OJSC "VNIISV" is engaged in creation of the first Russian base production of high-strength yarns from ultrahigh-molecular polyethylene for light-weight and extralight-weight composite materials of new generation.

Meeting with the Governor of the Tver region

On February 5th, 2014

   On February 5th, 2014 in Tver within the framework of celebrating the Day of Science there took place a meeting of the Tver region Governor A.V. Shevelev with the rectors of Tver institutes of higher education, the heads of branch scientific institutes and the Ministry of Economic development of the Tver region, representatives of the Tver mass-media and television. The deputy director general of OJSC "VNIISV" Shkurenko Svetlana Ivanovna was also present at the meeting and took an active part in discussions. During the meeting there was discussed a predominating role of Tver scientific organizations in development of science in the Tver region.
   The scientific and practical activities of OJSC "VNIISV" are directed now on development and making a factory, which will manufacture defense and civil products, including medical purpose products.
   One of the joint projects of OJSC "VNIISV" and the Tver Medical Academy on the subject of medical production has arisen even more 20 years ago. As a result of collaboration 6 types of surgical sutures and 6 types of ophthalmologic cloths have been developed and introduced into medical practice. About 70% of created materials have no analogues in Russia and abroad. 
   Summarizing the results of the meeting it was planned to expand the joint researches of OJSC ""VNIISV" " together with the Tver State University in the field of synthetic fibres and together with the Tver Agricultural Academy - in the field of biodegradable polymers.

The 6th Forum «Polymers of Russia 2013»

On October 2nd, 2013

The 6th Forum «Polymers of Russia 2013» was heldon October 2nd, 2013 in Moscow. Thekey objectives of the Forum were: looking for new ways to develop the Russian polymeric branch and state stimulating the consumption of domestic polymeric materials.
The Adviser of Director General of OJSC "VNIISV" Viktor I. Kernitsky also took part in sessions of the 6th Forum «Polymers of Russia 2013».
18 w1t1.jpgV.I. Kernitsky gave a report and made a presentation on the theme “Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) - continuous development of technologies, diversification of fields of applications and new trends”.
In the report V.I. Kernitsky analyzed a current state, basic trends and development prospects of production of one of the most widespread polymers - polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which global output has already exceeded 64 million tons. There were also considered some issues of potential use of alternative (renewable) raw materials for PET and new fields of PET application. In a final part of the report the problem ofPET resinfor food packaging in Russia was shortly mentioned.
Russian PET resin applied in containers for various drinks is successfully exported to Europe and can have a new development. Constant perfection of technologies, raw-material base development reduces the cost of PET manufacture and allows it to be more competitive in variety of areas in relation to other polymers.


11th International aerospace salon MAKS


The 11th Internationalaerospacesalon MAKS-2013 took place from August 27th to September 1st in Zhukovsky, Moscow region.The SalonMAKS is one of the largest Russian exhibitions showingthe achievements ofaerospace industry. The Salon makc2.jpgMAKS allows to trace tendencies of science and technology development and to expose potential of the Russian companies not only in the field of aircraft, but also in allied industries. Each two years the Russian and foreign experts are given an opportunity to discuss prospectsmakc1.jpg of international cooperationand show innovative products.
OJSC “VNIISV” took part in the 11th International aerospace salon MAKS-2013 as a part of the holding company RT-CHEMCOMPOSITE and showed at the stand the following products: PAN industrial yarns for carbon reinforcing fillers, high-tenacity yarns from ultrahigh-molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE), surgical sutures and biodegradable polymer - polylactide.
Improvement of composites manufacture is of considerable importance for development of aircraft industry and astronautics, along with adoption of perspective technologies at a stage of raw materials production. In this connection a particular interest of MAKS visitors there caused UHMW-PE yarns with outstanding high-speed strain resistance. Thanks to their properties UHMW-PE yarns made by OJSC “VNIISV”can be applied in extra-light composites with high ballistic strength for aircraft- and helicopter engineering.

Carbon Fibres R&D Workshop in Buffalo, New York, USA

On July 25-26th, 2013

On July 25-26th, 2013 the group of specialists of OJSC “VNIISV’, headed by the Director General Baydakov Boris Vladimirovich, visited Carbon Fibres R&D Workshop, hosted by the company “Harper International” in Buffalo (NY, USA).The American company “Harper International” is a leading manufacturer of custom engineered thermal systems and the equipment for processing carbon fibres.
IMG_011212.jpgThe main objective of visiting the workshop was acquaintance with the global achievements and new technologies in the field of production of carbon fibres on the base of various raw materials as well as acquaintance with the displayed samples ofIMG_00801.jpg ovens and furnaces made by “Harper Int.”. The workshop program was very informative. On the agenda there were scientists’ and experts’ reports on the following topics: carbon fibres and composites R&D, trends and prospects of high-modulus carbon fibers industry, new approaches to mass application of polymeric composite materials, etc.
On the first day of the workshop there also took place an informal meeting of representatives of OJSC “VNIISV” with the management and technical experts of  “Harper Int.”, led by the President Charles Miller. At the meeting personal acquaintance of the heads of both companies came off, whereupon some questions on the further mutually advantageous cooperation were discussed in details.
The second day of the workshop was devoted to a display tour, during which the customized laboratory equipment for processing PAN precursors and production-scale graphitization furnaces of “Harper Int.” were visually presented to participants.
The technical sessions organized by “Harper Int.” went off rather fruitfully.The specialists of OJSC “VNIISV”studied the issues and opportunities of the world CFC industry.

Journalists of TV channel "Russia-1. Tver" have visited OJSC “VNIISV”

On June 28th, 2013 the camera crew of the program "News-Tver", attracted by publications in mass-media about the unique properties of yarns produced by VNIISV, visited the Institute. The journalists were particularly interested in yarns of medical purpose and products for "Goznak."
gurnal.jpgOJSC “VNIISV” produces 20,000 kilometers of medical yarns per year. The products feature the widest range of types and special properties. The yarns "Tveran", "Nikant" and "Ftorest" are applied by surgeons all over Russia. A particular pride of “VNIISV” is a biologically active yarn with antibiotics and wound healing effects. It greatly reduces the amount and severity of suppurative complications after surgical intervention. This yarn is particularly valuable in insanitary conditions (emergency situations, military operations).
The yarn is delivered both on bobbins and in a special hermetic sterilized packing of “VNIISV” in-house development. For 20 years there have been create several packing machines having no analogues in the world. The latest model is fully automated, it puts and seals the yarn in two packages that should be opened directly on the surgical table, without preliminary preparation and sterilization. The external package provides general airtightness of the system, the internal package allows holding and unwinding the yarn as needed during surgical operations. Surgeons like such a big 3-metres length of the yarn in a package.
Our partners produce non-traumatic needles with already inserted yarn. Deliveries of bobbins with a winding up to one kilometer are possible for big customers and processers.
Another division of the Institute produces fibers ensuring protection of Russian rubles. Composition and structure of the fiber are modified every five years.
The reportage, shot during the visit of journalists, was shown in the newscast "News-Tver" on July 3rd, 2013, and attracted attention of townspeople.

The exhibition «Techtextil», Frankfurt on the Main, Germany

On June 11-13th,  2013

5.jpgThe specialists of OJSC "VNIISV" have visited the exhibition "Techtextil", held on June 11-13th, 2013 in Frankfurt on the Main, Germany. The delegation from OJSC "VNIISV" included the following persons: B.V. Baidakov – the Director General, S.I. Shkurenko – the Deputy Director for Innovations, V.I. Kernitsky – the Adviser of Director General, Yu.S. Koval – the Head of Department for Solution & Melt-Spun Fibers.
The exhibition "Techtextil" is being held biennially and is the major event for manufacturers4.jpg of technical textiles all over the world. About 500 companies from 42 countries take part in the "Techtextil". The number of visitors reaches 24 000 persons from 76 countries.
At the exhibition there were shown high technologies and samples of various kinds of textile products for technical application - from agriculture and medicine to road building and aircraft.
The exhibits and advertising materials of companies "LIBA", "Onteck", "Dournev", "Barmag", "Toray", "Technische Universitat Dresden", "The Union of German Engineers", "Herzog" were of particular interest for the experts of OJSC "VNIISV".
 During the exhibition the representatives of OJSC "VNIISV" carried on negotiations with the companies "LIBA ", "Onteck ", " Dournev ", "Fourne" on the subject of cooperation in production of pilot samples of materials and equipment supply.