Ali Pajouhan said that valuable steps had
been taken for domestic production of catalysts used in petrochemical processes
in Iran, adding that commercialization of the savvy for production of three
catalysts had been carried out and another one was under way.
He said 13 petrochemical companies had
purchased the catalysts and would use them in their operations.
As an example, the official said that
consuming Ziegler–Natta catalyst used for production of linear light
polyethylene would save companies some $30 million annually.
Moreover, commercialization of the catalyst for
production of high-density polyethylene pipes would save petrochemical companies
$15 million annually.
PRTC cooperates with a wide range of petrochemical
companies in Iran as licensor and research consultant, Pajouhan said.