According to the company’s PR department,
Reza Ghasemi Shahri told the annual assembly of the company that it had
registered new production and sales records for polyethylene terephthalate
"Last year, about 1,140,000
tons of all types of polyethylene terephthalate products were produced in
Shahid Tondguyan Petrochemical Plant,” he said.
He further added that the company yielded
over 10,000 tons of items in the first 4 months of 1398 and only in the month
of Mehr (7th month in the Iranian calendar year – September 23 to
October 22) it supplied 109,000 tons of products.
The official went on to add that in
five months of 1398, production crossed 100% of the nameplate capacity of the plant.
Elsewhere in his address, Mr.
Shahri said the company sold 618,000 tons of items on the local and export
markets during the year.
The domestic sales of polyethylene
terephthalate products in 1398 was about 573,000 tons, which was the highest domestic
sales since 1394, he added.
Ghasemi Shahri, referring to the
threefold increase in exports of polyethylene terephthalate products in 1398
compared to 1397, emphasized: “Last year, about 46,000 tons of products were
exported to world markets, which is about three times the amount in 1397.”
He said that the leap in exports
of petrochemical products after the full supply of domestic needs and record of
the highest sales to domestic complementary industries had been materialized by
his company, adding: “It is expected this year if the required feedstock is
supplied, new production records, domestic sales and export volumes will be
The CEO of Shahid Tondguyan
Petrochemical Company emphasized that the most important program of this
petrochemical company is to diversify the production mix and supply new grades
with the aim of eliminating the need for import and supply the needs of complementary
petrochemical industries in the country.