Gazprom Neft premium bitumen products secure European Community certification

Gazprom Neft BRIT-branded products have been successfully certified as complying with European Commission (EC) “EN” quality standards, with an audit inspection conducted by specialist research company Baustofflabor Hamburg Dipl.-Ing, Labryga GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) confirming Gazpromneft Bitumen Materials’ oil-based bitumen sealants’ compliance with EC Directives.

Based on the results of that audit, the “Arctic 3” mastic sealant and polymer-bitumen mastic sealant ‘Brit’ have both been certified, meaning these products can now carry the international “CE” quality mark. Brit-branded mastic sealants are designed for sealing expansion and flexible joints, as well as for cracks in asphalt and concrete road coverings, airfield facilities, bridges and civil engineering facilities. The application of Gazprom Neft bitumen-based products guarantees long-term reliability for transport facilities under intense usage. Brit and Arctic 3 products, moreover, have no competition in Russia in terms of their operational properties and performance.

Dmitry Orlov, CEO, Gazpromneft Bitumen Materials, commented: “The quality of bitumen materials produced at Gazprom Neft’s facilities is in no way inferior to widely used internationally competitive products — something which is confirmed by both international certification, as well as the development of our exports. Our bitumen-based products have already proved their competitiveness on the Russian market and, thanks to securing this certification, we can now offer our high-quality premium product line in bitumen-based sealants to our international customers.”

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