16 May 2021 - 15:50
  • News Code: 316319
Iran to Launch 1st Phase of Ibn Sina Petchem Plant

TEHRAN (Shana) -- The first phase of Ibn Sina Petrochemical Company's maleic anhydride project will be put into operation in Mahshahr in the near future.

According to the National Petrochemical Company (NPC), the project will be the first plant to complete the butane feedstock supply value chain.

Makan Shamloo, the CEO of Ibn Sina Petrochemical Company, said the first phase of the maleic anhydride project includes the butane separation unit and will be put into operation soon, adding maleic anhydride is widely used in the production of unsaturated resins and now a large part of the country's needs in the production of unsaturated polyesters is met through imports.

He said once the plant comes online, it will fully supply the country with its demand for the item and half of its output will be available for exports.

Shamloo continued that the project has so far made 50% progress and its first phase will become operational in the near future.

By exploiting this plant, for the first time, it will be possible to commercially produce three products of maleic anhydride, isobutane and normal butane in Mahshahr. And numerous. These items have various applications in complementary industries such as manufacturing and production of various types of polyester resins, automotive, marine, electronics, and various types of fibers.

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