Future research directions in the field of
production and processing of polymers
Department of Chemistry and technology of elastomers processing
History of the Department
Specialists in rubber processing trainings started at the
Department of Chemistry in 1963
In 1974 the Department of Rubber Technology was
In 1985 1974 the Department of Rubber Technology
was renamed to the Department of Chemistry and
technology of elastomers processing
Currently, the Department Chemistry and technology of
elastomers processing is one of the five departments at
the Faculty of Chemistry in Vyatka State University
Members of the Department
Khlebov Georgiy Ampodistovich – PhD, Proff., Head of the Department
Shilov Ivan Borisovich – PhD, Associate Proff.
Fomin Sergey Valeryevich – PhD, Associate Proff.
Mansurova Irina Alekseevna – PhD, Associate Proff.
Vesnin Roman Leonidovich – PhD, Associate Proff.
Shirokova Evgeniya Sergeevna – PhD, Associate Proff.
Kozulin Denis Anatolyevich – Senior lecturer
Burkov Andrey Alekseevich – Lecturer
Grebeneva Galina Stepanovna – Head of the laboratory
Ermolin Vladimir Viktorovich – Engineer
Krivokorytova Anna Alekseevna – Educational master
Toropova Tamara Gennadyevna – Refiner operator
Sokolova Elena Ivanovna – Assistant
New plasticizers: for nonpolar elastomers - based on hydrocracked base
oils; and for polar elastomers - based on pentaerythritol esters of synthetic
fatty acids; it made it possible to create more heat-and cold-resistant
polymer compositions (PhD, Prof. Khlebov G.А.)
Curative system for butyl, which allows to
create aggressive resistant rubber, capable to
vulcanize at moderate temperatures (60-90 C),
wherein rubber mixtures can maintain long
storage properties (PhD, Assoc. Prof. Shilov
New method of rubber mixtures production, and also powders mixer for
this method of mixing application (Dr., Prof. Bagaev S.I.)
New methods for diffusion in polymer materials investigation, and also
glue based on nitrile butadiene rubber for attaching soles to shoe upper
(PhD, Assoc. Prof. Fomin S.V.)
New promoters of rubber adhesion to brass-
coated metal cord based on cobalt and
boron (PhD, Assoc. Prof. Vesnin R.L.)
Students team of the Department traditionally participate
and win prizes at the National Olympiad in chemistry and
physics of polymers, which takes place in the Kazan
National Research Technological University. In 2011 our
team won the 1st place.
Our students regularly participate and become finalists in All-
Russia competitions of scientific research.
Many graduates enter master's degree and post-graduate
studies in VyatSU and other educational and
Research and Educational Center
In 2008 at the Department was established "Research and Educational
Center of polymeric materials", equipped with modern testing equipment on
more than 50 million rubles.
The center is equipped with modern
analytical equipment from:
- «Shimadzu» (Japan),
- «Prescott» (Great Britain),
- «Reologica» (Germany),
Liquid chromatograph LC-20
Gas chromatographymass spectrometry GCMS-QP2010 Plus
Spectral methods of analysis
IR spectrophotometer FTIR-8400S with IR microscope
Devices for Polymer Research
Testing machine AG-5KNX
Over the last 3 years the Department received 6 patents of the Russian
Federation and published more than 40 scientific papers:
Resin elastic and rubber,
Chemical Industry Today,
Mechanics of Composite Materials and
International Polymer Science and Technology,
Bulletin of Kazan State Technological University.
Main publications for the last 3 years
Potapov E.E., Khlebov G.А., Кablov V.F. and others. Study of the relationship between the structure and
activity of modifying rubbers molecular complexes of resorcinol and nitrogen-containing heterocyclic
compounds // Resin elastic and rubber. 2012. № 3.
Burkov А.А., Fomin S.V., Iordanskiy А.L. Structure and rheology of melt blend compositions of poly
isobutylene, and poly-3-hydroxybutyrate // Plastics. 2012. № 7. pp.13 –16.
Shilov I.B., Khlebov G.А., Vesnin R.L., Fomin S.V. Use of cobalt salts of 2-sulfobenzoic imide acid for
improving mounting strength of rubber to brass-coated metal cord // Chemical Industry Today. 2011. № 6.
Shilov I.B., Khlebov G.А., Fomin S.V., Vesnin R.L., Dvoeglazova Т.P. Study aging resistance metal-cord
rubber samples containing cobalt salt of 2-sulfobenzoic imide acid as an adhesion promoter // Chemical
Industry Today. 2011. № 7. pp.49-50
Logvinova М.Ya., Inzhinova L.М., Sakharova Е.V., Khlebov G.А., Fomin S.V., Kablov V.F., Potapov Е.E.
New modifying systems based on molecular complexes of nitrogen-containing heterocycles and
bifunctional unsaturated organic acids // Resin elastic and rubber. 2011. № 1. p15.
Аlalykin А.А., Vesnin R. L., Кozulin D. Getting modified hydrolysis lignin and its use for the filling and
reduce the flammability of epoxy resins // «Journal of Applied Chemistry». 2011. V. 84, pp.1567-1574.
Мansurova I.А., Fomin S.V. ,Vaganov V.Е. , Еrmolin V.V. On the application for modification of carbon
nanostructures elastomeric compositions // Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. 2011. V.54, pp.92.
At the Department there have been trained more than 30 PhDs and 2
Doctors. For the last few years there have been defended theses on the
Vesnin Roman Leonidovich. Elastomeric composition with new ingredient
based on polyfunctional imide 2-sulfobenzoic acid, 2009.
Shirokova Еvregia Sergeevna. Mass transfer in the elastomeric plasticizer
composite materials and adhesive properties, 2010.
Kozulin Denis Аnatolyevich. The role of diffusion
processes, complicated chemical reaction, in the
formation of adhesive joints elastomeric
Application for patent №2012140860 «Biodegradable polymer composite
Application for patent №2012143639 «Curable rubber compound», 2011
Application for patent №2010109157/04 «Modifier for rubber-based
carbon-chain unsaturated resin elastic», 2010
Patent №2400498 «Rubber compound», 2010
Patent №2405004 «Method of rubber compound
Patent №2323949 «Noncurable rubber compound
based on poly isobutylene», 2010
Patent №2339440 «Powder mixer», 2008
Patent №2307133 «Rubber compound based on
unsaturated carbon-chain resin elastic», 2007
Thanks to modern analytical and test equipment it is now possible to solve specific practical problems, as:
1) vulcanized rubber compositions research, 2) polymeric materials properties research, 3) development of
rubber with desired properties for the manufacture of various products.
For the last 3 years the amount of funding contractual subjects made more than 2.5 million rubles.
«Development of modifying systems for polymeric materials to improve their
performance and processing characteristics», State budget, Federal Target
«Research of the compositions influence based on the properties of
fluoropolymers», Scientific and Production Association «Staloflon»
«Research and development of vulcanized rubber for the manufacture of rubber
crawlers», Scientific and Production Association «Kompozit»
«Study of the composition and properties of the rubber seal on the basis of
FKM», firm «Gidrodinamika»
«Services in the field of physical-chemical analysis»,
Polymer Plant of the Kirov-Chepetsk Chemical Plant
Lomonosov Moscow State University of Fine Chemical
Technologies (Faculty of Physics, Chemistry and Technology
of Polymer Processing)
Kazan National Research Technological University
(Institute of Polymers)
Kirov Tyre Plant («Pirelli»)
Kirov Plant «Iskozh»
Areas of research
#1 – Modifiers rubber compounds
Members of the Department develope new high-performance rubber cord
adhesion promoters on the basis of the molecular complexes of
unsaturated dibasic organic acids (maleic and/or fumaric) with
Preliminary tests show that the rubber containing this
modifying complex exceed rubber, containing modifier
Areas of research
#2 – Creating rubber adhesion promoters to brass metal cord
Department works on creating modifiers that provide increased strength
mounting rubbers (including in terms of various kinds of aging) to the brass
metal cord for durability and performance tires.
Prepared and tested cobalt and nickel-based
adhesion promoters imide 2-sulfobenzoic acid.
Conducting research on new boron-containing
promoters of cobalt.
Areas of research
#3 – Silicic acid fillers
Members of the Department explore new additives to enhance
performance rubbers containing colloidal silica and silanes.
The introduction of these additives will improve the
technological properties of the rubber mixes (reduce
viscosity, improve the dispersion of colloidal silicic acid)
and vulcanizates characteristics (increase the strength
and elongation, to reduce the hysteresis loss).
Currently the content of additives and silane curing
agent is optimizing.
Areas of research
#4 – Nano-sized technical black carbon
Urgent track, including the tire industry is the ability to study the use of
rubber in the carbon nanomaterials.
Currently the effect of doses of carbon nanotubes
on the properties of the elastomer compositions is
Areas of research
#5 – Diffusion of plasticizers
Great importance for the prediction of the behavior and characteristics of
polymeric materials has study of diffusion of ingredients.
Obtained data will allow to create a mathematical model of the processes
of diffusion of the plasticizer in the polymer, which will predict the properties
of the finished product.
Areas of research
#6 – Biodegradable polymers
Work on the creation of biodegradable polymer composites based on
polyhydroxybutyrate is conducting at the Department.
We plan to create promising modern polymer
materials to degrade in the soil and in the open air.
Head of the Department of Chemistry and technology
of elastomers processing, PhD, Professor.
Khlebov Georgiy Ampodistovich
8 (8332) 32-14-78
610000, Kirov, Moskovskaya str. 36, off. 521 А
Vice-Rector for Science and Innovation, PhD.
Litvinets Sergey Gennadyevich
8 (8332) 64-15-91
610000, Kirov, Moskovskaya str. 36, off. 321