virtual ceremony to launch Elixir Halal Assaluyeh Petrochemical Plant, the CEO
of Takht-e Jamshid Pars Assaluyeh Petrochemical Plant said by commissioning the
plant, Iran has become self-sufficient in production of hexane and pentane.
Akhavan said on Thursday, May 20, that the plant has made Iran needless of
importing the two items.
Built by the private
sector with $48 million of investment, project is meant to produce 40,000 tons
of hexane and 10,000 tons pentane annually, he said.
further stated that the unit is designed to eliminate the missing link in the
petrochemical industry for polyethylene and polystyrene solvents. Before this
Iran needed to import the items from other countries.