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Major Rubber Plant Launched in Mahshahr

Major Rubber Plant Launched in Mahshahr
(Tuesday, January 14, 2020) 15:11

TEHRAN (NIPNA) – Iran has launched Phase 2 of Takht Jamshid Petchem Plant in Mahshahr, southwestern Iran, which is a major supplier of high-value rubber grades.

The plant is commissioned with 55,000 tons/year of polybutadiene rubber production capacity.

A ceremony was held in the facility which is located in the southwestern city of Khuzestan on Tuesday, in the presence of senior government and petrochemical officials to launch the project.

The CEO of the National Petrochemical Company (NPC), Behzad Mohammadi, and Sourena Sattari, deputy Iranian president for technological affairs, attended the ceremony.

During the ceremony, Mohammadi said one of the main features of the plant is the fact that it was fully developed by Iranian and local savvy.

This is one of the first petrochemical projects which were fully developed by Iranian knowhow and efforts of local experts,” he said.

Besides polybutadiene rubber, the plant will also supply 20,000 t/y of latex, 5,000 t/y of STP and 18,000 t/y of Hips-grade polybutadiene rubber.

The first phase of the plant was launched in 2016 and is a supplier of SBR/PBR.

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