According to Shimi Baft Company, the CEO of Chimitex
Arya, Mohsen Shams, said the company was previously losing money due to certain
structural problems and specific barriers, but was currently reaping profits by
efficient planning and minimizing costs.
He said the company’s sales in the previous year, which
ended on March 20, stood at Rls. 500 billion, a new record for the plant,
indicating a 300% increase in year-over-year profits.
"Stabilization in the production and optimization
of assets are the company's top priority for the New Year,” he said.
Shams said sustainable development required a long-term
view, adding that "all our efforts have been focused on achieving continuous
production in the new year in line with the Supreme Leader’s motto for the year
which is ‘production boom’”.
The company was launched in 2010 as the first and only
supplier of butanone, also known as methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), in Iran and the Middle
The plant operates with 3,000 tons per year of production
capacity and is located in Mahshahr, in the southwestern province of Khuzestan.
Butanone is an organic compound and colorless liquid
ketone which has a sharp, sweet odor reminiscent of butterscotch and acetone.
It is produced industrially on a large scale, and also occurs in trace amounts
in nature. It is soluble in water and is commonly used as an industrial