According to Shahid Tondgouyan Petrochemical Company, the plant is the
largest production chain of polyethylene terephthalate products in the
petrochemical industry in line with the strategic plans announced by the
Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC).
In order to localize production of key items, equipment, catalysts and
chemicals used in petrochemical processes, the company has put localization of at
least 12 catalysts, consumable chemicals, heat transfer oils, molecular resin
and textile oil on its agenda.
Abdullah Sheikhnejad Moghadam, Head of Research and Technology of
Shahid Tondgouyan Petrochemical Company, stated that for the first time in the
history of Iran's petrochemical industry, the company has localized and
Iranianized the "palladium" catalyst, which was monopolized by
American, European and Japanese companies, by using the power of domestic knowledge-based
He said the first domestic project of extracting palladium from used
catalysts to provide palladium metal required for the manufacture of the
mentioned catalyst has been completed and the contract for production of this
catalyst is about to be concluded with a domestic knowledge-based company whose
implementation will begin soon.
The official went on to add that localization of CMB, cobalt acetate,
manganese acetate, antimony triacetate, antimony trioxide and platinum catalysts
based on alumina are other ongoing programs at the facility, noting these plans
are expected to be fulfilled soon with the efforts and cooperation of Iranian