According to the information base of the Ministry of Petroleum, 3 production projects of polypropylene, heavy polyethylene (CX) and ethane extraction catalysts, which have been implemented for the first time in the country with Iranian technical knowledge, will be put into operation on Thursday (April 26) by video order of the President. Receipt.
The production units of polypropylene and heavy polyethylene catalysts have been implemented for the first time in the country by the researchers of Petrochemical Research and Technology Company in Shazand city of Markazi province and 100% of the equipment of these units has been made in the country. There are two types of catalysts.
The capacity of the polypropylene catalyst production unit, which has been built with an investment of 7 million dollars, is 12 tons per year, equivalent to 30% of the needs of the petrochemical industry and can be expanded to fully meet the needs of the country. The production plan of heavy polyethylene catalyst has been implemented with CX technology and an investment volume of $ 3 million and has an annual production capacity of 20 tons, equivalent to 25% of the petrochemical industry's needs, which can be expanded to fully meet the country's needs.
Catalysts are used as the heart of petrochemical process units. The value of catalysts used in the petrochemical industry is $ 270 million per year, of which 40 types of catalysts used in the petrochemical industry, 19 types have been localized so far, and according to the plan, 9 more types will be localized by the end of this year.