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Employees of “VNIISV” celebrated their professional holiday

On May 26, 2023

29.05.23_1.jpgThe festive event in honor of professional holiday – the Chemist's Day – was traditionally held at JSC “VNIISV”. The role that “VNIISV” plays in industry of the city, the region and the whole country was discussed by management of the company and by invited guests: Nadezhda Sokolova, Deputy Chief of Public Relations Department of Moscow District Administration, and Anatoly Volynsky, Head of Department for Analysis and Monitoring of Activities of Industrial Enterprises of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Tver Region. Everyone was of one mind that success of the company is possible thanks to well-coordinated work and professionalism of the team, and new projects will certainly be implemented in real production..

Meeting of the Scientific and Technical Council

On April 13, 2023

13.04.2022.jpgOn April 13, a regular meeting of the Scientific and Technical Council was held, where the report of Svetlana Popryadukhina, Manager of the scientific and production complex "Protection" was heard. The speaker spoke about the results of research work carried out in the field of development of producing new bicomponent profiled synthetic monofilaments, which are distinguished by special functional properties. The purpose of research is to strengthen protection of securities against forgery. After hearing and discussing the report, the Scientific and Technical Council has considered the work of the complex "Protection" as very relevant. These unique fibers, which have no analogues in the world, have been being developed and produced by VNIISV for more than 30 years. All the developments are protected by patents. 

Exhibition “Composite Expo 2023”

On March 29, 2023

On March 29, employees of “VNIISV” visited the 15th International Exhibition "Composite-Expo 2023" in the Central Exhibition Complex “Expocentre” in Moscow. That is the only specialized international exhibition of composite materials, technologies and equipment in Russia.
At the exhibition there were held meetings with long-standing partners with whom JSC “VNIISV” has established business relations over the long history of its work. These are representatives of such companies as the Research Institute of Polymer Materials, JSC “Prepreg-ACM”, JSC “Niagara”, JSC “Umatex” and many others. 
Within the business program a practical conference "Application of thermoplastic composite materials in industry" was held. The conference was attended by Executive Director of JSC “VNIISV” A.E. Slastnov, Deputy Director for Innovation S.I. Shkurenko, Deputy Director for Production V.A. Bykov, Chief Engineer V.A. Yakovlev.
The exhibition contributed to establishment of new business contacts and partnerships.

Advanced training courses are over in JSC "VNIISV"

On January 17, 2023

17.01.2023_1.jpg On January 17, 2023 JSC "VNIISV" held an extended meeting of the Training Center, where they summed up the results and congratulated the group of personnel management reserve, who successfully completed training under the program "Psychology of personnel management of a company". Upon completion of training, the specialists received certificates of established sample. The training was carried out within the framework of a cooperation agreement with the State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "Tver State University". 
The meeting was attended by: from TSU – the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, PhD Irina Anatolyevna Barilyak, from VNIISV – the Superviser ot the the Training Center, Deputy Executive Director for Production Vladimir Alexandrovich Bykov. We congratulate our employees on completion of training and wish them successful application of the acquired knowledge in their work!

Problems and prospects of creating domestic production of high- and ultra-high-strength reinforcing materials based on ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. 

December 2022.

Based on the materials of the All-Russian conference "XVI Rogovin Readings" in the journal "Industrial Processes and Technologies", No. 4, Volume 2, December 2022, an article was published by our employees: Candidate of Technical Sciences S. I. Shkurenko, Doctor of Chemical Sciences V.P. Galitsyn, Candidate of Chemical Sciences A.V. Sokolov. The article tells about problems and prospects of creating domestic production of high- and ultra-high-strength reinforcing materials from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. The article describes the technology developed by the authors together with the Institute of Catalysis of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences named after G. K. Boreskov. This technology is on synthesis of catalyst for ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) and high- and ultra-high-strength polyethylene fibers by using gel-spinning methods and subsequent multiple orientation drawing of spun fibers from UHMWPE. In JSC "VNIISV" a pilot unit has been created, experimental batches of UHMWPE yarns have been developed and tested. The high efficiency of these yarns has been shown, as well as the study results of produced composite materials are presented.

JSC "VNIISV"is a participant of the international conference on composites

On December 6, 2022

06.12.2022.jpgSpecialists of JSC "VNIISV" took part in the XV International Conference "Composite materials: production, application, market trends" at the Congress Center of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation in Moscow. The representative of JSC "VNIISV", Candidate of Technical Sciences Svetlana Shkurenko spoke in her report about the current state, problems and prospects of creating domestic production of high-strength yarns based on ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) for composite materials. The demand for UHMWPE yarns for composite materials is determined by their unique properties – low specific gravity, high strength, high ballistic efficiency, resistance to extremely low temperatures, excellent wear- and chemical resistance, low coefficient of friction. Composite materials based on UHMWPE yarns can be used in various industries for products of special purpose. For example, the absence of freezing makes UHMWPE yarns an indispensable raw material for production and use of goods in the Arctic climate and along the entire length of the sea borders. 

Another meeting of the Scientific and Technical Council

On November 14, 2022


On November 14 a regular meeting of the Scientific and Technical Council was held, where a report by Alexander Kuznetsov was heard. Alexander Kuznetsov is a leading researcher of Research and Production Department “Nonwovens”. The speaker told about results of the research work on selection of optimal structure of a multilayer sorption-active material in order to improve the operational properties of protective materials for personal protective equipment against toxic chemicals. After hearing and discussing the report, the Scientific and Technical Council recognized the work of Laboratory of filled nonwovens as extremely topical and recommended to continue the research in the same direction. The Scientific and Technical Council of JSC "VNIISV" is a constantly functioning advisory body that unites scientists and specialists forming the scientific and technical policy of the company.  Организации. 

Training of cadre reserve of JSC "VNIISV"

November 8, 2022 

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In the period from November 8 to November 30 the administration and the training center of JSC "VNIISV" have organized training of employees accepted as a cadre reserve of mid-level managers.

A group of 17 employees has started training under the program of additional professional training developed for personnel management reserve in order to improve professional and personal competencies.

Deputy Executive Director for Production Vladimir Alexandrovich Bykov, who supervises the training center’s work, wished the audience to master the advanced training program and to use the received knowledge for a competent organization of their work.

The training was carried out within the framework of a cooperation agreement with the State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "Tver State University". Classes were conducted by teachers of psychology faculty of TSU.

Upon completion of the training, all attendees will receive the certificates of professional development of standard pattern.

TSTU students undergo production training at VNIISV 

On June 7, 2022

From May to July 2022, the second-year students of the Faculty of Chemistry and Technology of Tver State Technical University (TSTU) undergo production training at the Research Institute of Synthetic Fiber (VNIISV).

Industry-focused practical training takes place within the framework of implementation of the agreement on cooperation between VNIISV and TSTU in the field of chemical technology. 

Practical training as an element of educational process is carried out in order to consolidate and expand the knowledge gained by students at the University, to acquire the necessary skills to work in the specialty under conditions of a factory.

According to the main program, which includes formation and development of professional knowledge in the field of the chosen specialty, students are getting acquainted with the production workshops of VNIISV.

In particular, the trainees have already visited the facility for production of polyacrylonitrile industrial yarns which are the main feedstock for manufacture of carbon fibers used in modern composits.

Composites based on carbon fibers are notable for light weight, increased strength and high anticorrosive properties, therefore they are in demand in a variety of industries: aircraft, construction, shipbuilding, energy.

On the eve of the Chemist’s Day respected workers were honored at VNIISV

On 27 May, 2022 


On May 27, 2022 a solemn event dedicated to celebration of the Chemist's Day was held at VNIISV. Fifty-six employees of the company received awards of various levels.

The manager of heterochain fibers shop, Sergey Ermolayev, was awarded the title of "Honorary Chemist" for many years of conscientious work and great contribution to company development. Sergey has worked at VNIISV for more than 25 years, having gone his way from the shift foreman to the manager of a multi-specialty workshop. As a manager of one of the main production facilities, he is responsible for work of a large team, promptly solves production issues. Sergey is a teacher of theoretical training, transfers the accumulated knowledge to employees.

Six employees of VNIISV were awarded certificates of honor from the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Tver region and letters of thanks from the administration of Moskovsky district of Tver. Ten employees, whose labour experience at the Research Institute was more than 20 years, were awarded the highest corporate award - the title "Veteran of VNIISV". Also, thirty-nine employees of the company were awarded honorary diplomas of the Research Institute of Synthetic Fiber.

Acting Interim Director General of JSC "VNIISV" Vladimir Bykov congratulated the staff of the Institute on their professional holiday. "The whole history of VNIISV is connected with successes and achievements of the national chemical industry. I am sure our capabilities will be contributing to development of the branch hereinafter. Thank you for your well-coordinated work, professionalism and love for the business. I wish you good health, fresh ideas and a scientific breakthrough," Vladimir Alexandrovich said.

 JSC "VNIISV" is the only industry-specific scientific and production enterprise in Russia in the field of synthetic fibers, which includes an institute and an experimental plant. The company has more than 65 years of experience in creating advanced technologies to manufacture synthetic fibers and fibrous materials

JSC “VNIISV” increased supplies of nonwovens for personal respiratory protection equipment.


The Research Institute of Synthetic Fiber (JSC “VNIISV”, Tver) increased the output of nonwoven materials for production of personal respiratory protection equipment. The completed reconfiguration of capacities allows “VNIISV” to produce up to 10 tons per year of products necessary for industry.
The filter nonwoven material from polypropylene is made by “VNIISV” according to its own technology. This nonwoven has low surface density and at the same time it has such properties as: strength, softness and sufficient breathability.
This filter material is ideal as a reinforcing layer for respirators to protect against microbiological aerosols transmitted by droplet spread.
At present the production capacities allow “VNIISV” to meet in full the demand for nonwoven fabrics from large Russian manufacturers of personal protective equipment.
JSC “VNIISV” also produces a carbon-filled fibrous material plied-up on both sides. The material with a temperature range of operation from -40 to +40 degree C has high drapery, biochemical resistance, resistance to the action of dilute acids and alkalis, light and climatic conditions. This R&D product has proven itself well in skin protection equipment against harmful effect of environment in conditions of natural and man-made disasters. This nonwoven material can be also used as a component for reusable protective suits of special forces of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Current social issues have been discussed at JSC VNIISV

On September 3, 2021

On September 3, 2021 at the All-Russian Research Institute of Synthetic Fiber (JSC VNIISV, part of the State Corporation “Rostec”), there took place a meeting of the labor collective with the Acting General Director Vladimir Bykov. The meeting was attended by the Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Tver Region Alexander Klinovsky, the Acting Minister of Industry and Trade of the Tver Region Tatyana Kremenetskaya and the Chairman of the Tver Regional Organization of the Russian Trade Union of Chemical Workers Vera Legalina.
The employees were interested in installation of a traffic light opposite the exit from the territory of VNIISV, reconstruction of a road section from Gagarin Square to Bolshie Peremerki, problems regarding increased transport tariffs and introduction of transport benefits for students.
The situation with the pandemic has not been left out. Alexander Klinovsky told how and due to what it is possible to restrain the growth of morbidity in the region. The employees of VNIISV were held up as an example for organizing vaccination at the enterprise. 
The practice of regular meetings of the labor collective with the administration of the Institute, in which representatives of the regional authorities take part, has a positive history. Due to such meetings it is possible to achieve solutions of specific urgent question of employees. 

More than 200 employees of "VNIISV" have been vaccinated against COVID-19

On August 31, 2021

On August 31, the vaccination against coronavirus infection was given again in the room of the aid post of JSC "VNIISV". It was held by appointment and on-the-job. Before vaccination the employees traditionally filled out a voluntary consent and consulted a general practitioner to clarify medical contraindications. The entire procedure took no more than 10 minutes. 
In total, since the beginning of vaccination, more than 200 vaccinations have been made, that is, about half of the employees have been vaccinated.
The vaccination campaign at JSC VNIISV started in March and will continue until the collective immunity of employees is fully formed. 

The vaccination campaign continues in JSC "VNIISV"

On August 10, 2021

On August 10, 2021 the next stage of vaccination against coronavirus infection took place in the room of the aid post of JSC "VNIISV". Sixty employees received the second component of the vaccine Sputnik-V, another 20 people - the first one. To date 175 workers have been fully vaccinated, which is 35% of the total number of employees.
The vaccination campaign started on March 23 and will continue until the collective immunity of employees is fully formed. The work of a mobile medical team to perform the on-the-job procedure accelerates a vaccination process, since self-registration takes employees much more time.
The next stage of vaccination in JSC "VNIISV" is scheduled for August 31, 2021. In addition, preventive anti-Covid measures are observed at the enterprise in a continuous mode: mask wearing, temperature control at the factory checkpoint, social distance, antiseptic treatment of hands and premises. 

The employees of JSC “VNIISV” are vaccinated on-the-job.

 On July 20, 2021

Vaccination of employees continues in JSC "VNIISV". Especially for this purpose a mobile medical team was organized to conduct the procedure on-the-job. Vaccination took place directly at the enterprise- in the room of the aid post.
To date more than 170 employees have been vaccinated against coronavirus – this is 1/3 of the total number of staff.
The vaccination campaign began in JSC “VNIISV” on March 23 and will continue until everyone gets vaccinated.

The Meeting of employees on the issue of vaccination against COVID-19

On July 6, 2021

Vladimir Bykov, Acting Interim Director General, made a report on the current epidemiological situation. He also answered the questions of participants of the meeting.
Irina Rebetskaya, Head of Occupational Safety Service, told about the stages of vaccination procedure, as well as about organization of on-site vaccination at. 
During the meeting it was noted that vaccination is a voluntary, but necessary measure. The first stage started in March of this year. At the same time, preventive measures were introduced to protect employees from infection, including mask regime, temperature control at the entrance, antibacterial treatment of hands and premises.
The procedure took place directly at the enterprise - in the room of the aid post. In addition, the requests concerning vaccination were sent to medical organizations in the region.
The employees of JSC "VNIISV" undergoing vaccination against COVID-19 are provided with two additional paid days of leave. 

The meeting of the Scientific and Technical Council (STC) was held in JSC "VNIISV"

On July 2, 2021.   

On July 2, 2021 in JSC "VNIISV" there was held a regular meeting of the Scientific and Technical Council (STC) under the chairmanship of Deputy Director for Science, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Alexander Genis. 
During the meeting some reports of departments were heard on R&D works carried out in the first half of the current year.
R&D works had been aimed at: optimization of technology of PAN industrial yarns production; creation of new ranges of protective fibers, non-woven sorption-active filtering materials, textile materials for medical purposes; solution to a problem of expanding the sales market. After discussing the reports, the participants of the STC decided to continue working in the above-mentioned areas. 
The Scientific and Technical Council of JSC "VNIISV" is a permanent advisory body under the Director. The STC determines all directions of research work in connection with the development of industry, studies the results of the most important research and development works carried out by JSC "VNIISV", gives recommendations for their implementation.

The students of Tver State Technical University visited JSC "VNIISV"

On June 8, 2021

Within the training practice the students of the Faculty of Chemistry and Technology of Tver State Technical University visited the Research Institute of Synthetic Fiber (VNIISV) - an important link in the domestic chemical industry (a part of the holding company in the chemical industry of the State Corporation “Rostec”).
In JSC VNIISV these future chemists were able to see the pilot production of polyacrylonitrile industrial yarns created through their own technologies for enterprises of aviation and rocket-and-space industry, as well as to visit the laboratories of the Test Center.
The excursion gave the students an opportunity to get acquainted with the structure and achievements of the only Russian scientific and production enterprise of an industry profile in the field of synthetic fibers, which includes an institute and a pilot plant.

JSC VNIISV held a solemn meeting in honor of the 65th anniversary of the Institute.

On June 2, 2021

The event was timed to celebration of the Day of the Chemical Industry Worker. At the solemn meeting the best employees of the Research Institute of Synthetic Fiber (VNIISV) were awarded diplomas and commendations of the regional level, as well as awards of the company and the labor union committee. Twenty-five employees of the Institute received the title of "Veteran of VNIISV ".
Vladimir Bykov, Acting Interim Director General of JSC VNIISV, spoke to the audience a welcoming speech. He congratulated all members of staff on the 65th anniversary since the foundation of the Institute of Synthetic Fiber and on the Day of the Chemical Industry Worker. Vladimir Bykov also thanked the veterans and all employees for their conscientious work and invaluable contribution to development of VNIISV.
As the head of VNIISV noted, the entire 65-year history of the Institute is associated with participation in programs and projects of a national scale. And today JCS VNIISV is one of the domestic centers of competence for development of the most important areas in the field of synthetic low-tonnage fibers, yarns and fibrous materials of special purpose. Now VNIISV’s products are widely used as fiber raw materials for enterprises of the military-industrial complex and aerospace industry, for manufacturers of protected products, for health care centers and medical organizations.
“JSC VNIISV is a significant link in the domestic chemical industry. The Institute's existing competencies allow to solve the most important tasks for the state to create domestic non-metallic materials. I am sure that these opportunities will contribute to further growth of the enterprise and to opening of new activity areas. 
I wish JSC "VNIISV" a successful solution of all assigned tasks, further development and new achievements!"- Andrey Silkin said, Director General of ORPE Technologiya named after A. G. Romashin – the parent organization of the holding company in the field of chemical industry of the Rostec State Corporation, which currently includes JSC VNIISV.

In JSC "VNIISV" there was discussed a new collective bargaining agreement

On June 1, 2021

JSC "VNIISV" held a meeting of the labor collective, where they discussed the new collective bargaining agreement and summed up the results of implementation of this agreement for the period of 2018-2020.
The chairman of the primary labor union organization of JSC "VNIISV" Larisa Shabrova reported on the activities of the labor union in 2020, separately noting that in the complicated environment of the enterprise's operating in 2020 the employer fulfilled all the obligations to provide social benefits and guarantees.
Acting Interim Director General of JSC "VNIISV" Vladimir Bykov answered the questions of employees and separately paid attention to the problems that the company had faced over the past year.
After discussing the reports, the participants of the meeting decided to consider the fulfillment of the terms of the collective bargaining agreement in 2020 satisfactory, and also approved the new collective bargaining agreement for 2021-2024, taking into account the changes and additions that have been made by the collective.

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.

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"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

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