Domestic production of the item saves the country
15 million Euros annually.
The technical savvy for production of the catalyst
was developed at the Petrochemical Research and Technology Company (PRTC) and
it is now being produced in an industrial scale at Shazand Petrochemical Plant.
PE-100 pipe produced with domestically manufactured
SAC 500 catalyst has been able to obtain quality certificates from reputable
domestic firms, and has proven better technical specifications than its foreign
After full evaluation of the catalyst at
laboratory, pilot, and semi-industrial scales and success in all the related tests,
the catalyst was injected into the reactor at Shazand Petrochemical Plant last
Reducing energy consumption of the production
unit, reducing downstream, low-value byproducts, reducing consumption of some
raw materials, improving distillation process and increasing production of
valuable polyethylene products are some of the advantages of this catalyst
compared to its foreign rivals.