Since 2004, ORGKHIM Biochemical Holding has been conducting research on carcinogenic safety in cooperation with the leading experts in the tire industry. The research data have formed the basis for the legal restrictions in Russia and worldwide.

Our R&D partners:

BIU Biochemical Institute
Oil and Gas Institute
Institute for Chemical Technology
Czech Republic
World Health Organization
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod
Environmental Protection Agency
Petro Labs Inc.
Institute for Petroleum Refining
The Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia
Elastomer Research Testing B.V.
The Netherlands

The research focused on the car tires components which may have carcinogenic potential.

Petroleum-based RPOs contain carcinogenic substances - polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), which are emitted to the atmosphere during the service life of tires.

PAH accumulate in the human body and cause cancer.

For this reason, for more than 6 years many countries have been amending their legislation in order to allow the use of only those RPOs which have the content of carcinogenic substances that does not exceed the research-based limits set forth in respective regulations.