During a visit to the Iran Oil Show, Ali Pajouhan said methanol,
polyethylene and polypropylene were among such important catalysts.
LTSE and polypropylene catalysts would be produced by the end of the
current calendar year in March 2020, the official said.
"Most petrochemical industry catalysts have been indigenized or are
being indigenized. However, due to the existing knowhow in the country it has
to go through the process of commercialization," he said.
Pajouhan said some catalysts that are not used widely were not worth
producing, citing catalysts with an annual use of 500 kilograms.
He said that more than eight companies had endorsed the technical savvy for
producing polyethylene and polypropylene and converting methanol to propylene.