TEHRAN (Shana) — The CEO of the Petrochemical Research and Technology Company (PRTC) announced the company had plans to start construction of a plant for production of 5 catalysts widely consumed in the petrochemical industry.
Ali Pajouhan said, “In the field of catalysts, we have defined a catalyst production document which we are pursuing,” the National Petrochemical Company (NPC) reported. He said PRTC had identified key catalysts to be developed domestically, saying, “Our focus on catalysts for petrochemical processes includes MTP, MTO, PE, polypropylene, ammonia, methanol and olefin processes, whose productions are planned for the current and next calendar years.” The Iranian calendar year begins on March 21. The official further noted that the technologies for developing some of the catalysts had been indigenized and the rest were being worked on. “I hope that with the continued support of the research sector, it will be possible to commercialize the results of over the next 10 years of research,” he went on to add.