|Industry||Photographic material manufacturer|
|Area served||Primarily Russia, CIS countries, but also abroad|
|Key people||Albert Karimov - Chairman of Board of Dir.'s & Evgeniy Latinskiy Dir. General|
Tasma – Тасма in Russian Cyrillic characters is a Russian GOST and ISO certified manufacturer of black and white photographic, x-ray, aerial, holographic, industrial radiographic testing, anti-fog, thermal, micrographic, and graphic arts films. It also manufactures adhesive tape, and demineralized water. Located in Kazan, Russia, it has been in operation since 1933 (starting as “Film Factory No. 8”. The name “Tasma” is derived from the Russian phrase «Татарские светочувствительные материалы» “TAtarskie Sveto MAterialiy.” - “TAtar Sensitized Materials;”it was adopted by the company in 1974.
During World War II, only Tasma's Kazan factory remained in operation, supplying the entirety of domestic Soviet photographic materiel for the war effort. For this effort, it was awarded a medal for the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, in 1944.
The company manufactures black and white negative films KN-1, KN-2, and KN-3, which are popular with photographers in Russia as well as motion picture cinematographers internationally. The company provides its films in 16mm, 35mm, and 70mm formats.
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the company was reorganized as a free enterprise and privatized in 1992.
- Company’s official website, available in Russian or English languages