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Latest Petchem Research Achievements Unveiled

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Javad Owji attended a ceremony to unveil the latest research achievements of the Petrochemical Research and Technology Company (PRTC).

Javad Owji on Tuesday (December 28) during a visit to the Petrochemical Research Institute of Petrochemical Company, unveiled a polyethylene pipe measuring device in contact with chlorinated water, technical know-how of making industrial-scale ammonia synthesis catalyst and acetylene selected hydrogenation catalyst base.

Also, the Petrochemical Research and Technology Company (PRTC) has signed two contracts with Tondgouyan as well as Pouya Pajoohesh Bakhtar petrochemical companies and a memorandum of understanding with Tabriz Petrochemical Company.

The third contract for the development of polyethylene terephthalate products with Shahid Tondgouyan Petrochemical Company, the contract for providing technical knowhow and commercialization of ethylene oxide catalyst with Pouya Pajoohesh Bakhtar Company and the Memorandum of Understanding were signed with Tabriz Petrochemical Company for product development.

$35 b Petchem Project Underway

The CEO of the National Petrochemical Company stated: "We have about 70 projects underway in this industry, which are worth about 35 billion dollars, and with the help of the Petrochemical Research and Technology Company and knowledge-based companies, we can carry out these plans."

Morteza Shahmirzaei said: "We have to show enthusiasm from within because there is no help that is expected from outside, and wherever work has been done on the basis of your self-esteem and initiative of scientists and experts."

Shahmirzaei, noting that 50 million tons of petrochemical production capacity is to be added in the next few years, said: "We can calculate that through the upstream and downstream sector and the value chain …we can make a great difference in the country.”

Paying Attention to Research, Technology Underlying Investment for Present, Future


The CEO of the Petrochemical Research and Technology Company (PRTC), at the Petrochemical Industry Day ceremony, explained the structure and performance of the company.

"I thank the Minister of Petroleum who chose this company to visit in the first months of his ministry. It shows the depth of their attention to research and technology.”

Majid Daftari added: "Undoubtedly, paying attention to the field of research and technology will not be a cost, but an infrastructure investment for the present and future of the country."

The CEO of Petrochemical Research and Technology Company stated that 32 industrial technologies have been localized in the company, and noted: “Eight main processes and 24 major catalysts of the industry have been internalized by this company.”

Daftari stated: “20 catalysts of petrochemical industry have been localized in the country and this company intends to internalize eight catalysts by 2022 and 12 catalysts by 2023.”

Regarding the contracts signed in the Petrochemical Research and Technology Company, he said: "This group has signed 30 contracts worth 5 million Euros, and by implementing such contracts, the Iranian license (technical knowledge) can be the driving force for the development of the country's petrochemical industry.

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