Iranian-Made Catalysts as Good as Foreign Rivals

(Tuesday, April 16, 2019) 23:56

TEHRAN (NIPNA) -- Many of the catalysts widely used in the petrochemical industry, being supplied by domestic companies, can jockey with their foreign rivals in terms of quality.

Jalil Sobhani, the CEO of Supplying Petrochemical Industries Part Equipment and Chemical Engineering Company (SPEC), told NIPNA the above, adding there were three groups of catalysts used in the petroleum industry.

The first group of catalysts are valuable metals that were often used in refineries and production of over 90 percent of them are indigenized, he said.

According to Mr. Sobhani, the second group of catalysts are metal-based catalysts which are used in urea and ammonia, methanol and steel plants. Domestic suppliers can provide over 90 percent of these catalysts, too.

As he said, the third group of catalysts were used in polymer process in petrochemical plants of which nearly half can be domestically produced and the rest would be indigenized by September by SPEC.

The official further said that the catalysts supplied in Iran could be exported on international markets as they could compete with their foreign rivals in terms of quality.

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