The National Petrochemical Company
(NPC) is seriously pursuing completion of the value chain in the country’s petrochemical
industry. Likewise the CEO of the National Petrochemical Company (NPC), Behzad
Mohammadi, told a news conference last week that no more permissions would be
issued for construction of methanol and urea projects in the country,
announcing implementation of various projects aimed at completing the methane
and ammonia value chains in the petrochemical industry.
In line with this approach, a new permit
has been issued to build a melamine crystal production project to complete the
methane chain, and the Iranian Petrochemical Investment Group (Petrol) recently
announced the construction of a 20,000-ton melamine crystal project alongside
Lordegan urea and ammonia plant.
Currently, Khorasan Petrochemical Plant
and then Urmia Plant are the largest and only producers of "Melamine
Crystal" in Iran, and if the Lordegan melamine crystal project is built,
the production capacity of this petrochemical product will double.
Melamine crystal is a popular and widely
used product in the wood, paper, paint, leather, textile, molding, adhesive,
rubber, etc. industries, and countries such as Turkey, India and China are
among the customers of this petrochemical item.