During a visit to the Arak offshoot of the Petrochemical
Research and Technology Company (PRTC) on Wednesday, Behzad Mohammadi was
briefed on the latest state of the polypropylene and heavy polyethylene
The two units have been developed with the technical savvy
provided by the PRTC.
On the sidelines of the visit, the NPC CEO said that the
strategy of the petrochemical industry is to produce catalysts required by the
industry with Iranian technical savvy with the aim of reducing imports, adding:
“Last year, the technical knowhow for the production of polypropylene from
natural gas was unveiled at the Mahshahr Bureau of PRTC. It is based on this
technical knowledge that the implementation of the GTPP project of Islamabad-West
Petrochemical Plan has begun.”
Mohammadi stressed the value of the ongoing projects in the
three centers of Tehran, Arak and Mahshahr of PRTC for the petrochemical
industry, saying the two new catalyst plants will become operational in weeks.
Once fully operational, the projects will make Iran self-sufficient
in production of the items.