The first shipment of Hegmataneh Petrochemical feedstock will enter this
petrochemical project within the next few days and it will start trial production
cycle of medical grade PVC.
The strategic medical grade granule PVC is one of the most unique
petrochemical products in the world and only a few countries have the
technology to produce it. With the production of the item at Hegmataneh
Petrochemical Plant, Iran will no longer need to import this valuable and
practical product which is widely used in the health and medical industries.
Behzad Mohammadi, CEO of the National Petrochemical Company, recently
stated that the production of the PVC medical grade at Hegmataneh Petrochemical
Plant was of special importance for the country, and said: "Fortunately,
with the support of the Ministry of Petroleum and the National Petrochemical
Company, the project has been funded and it will become operational as
Hegmataneh Petrochemical Project started operating in 2003 in order to
produce medical grade PVC by suspension method with an annual capacity of
45,000 tons (36,000 tons of powder and 9,000 tons of granules) on a 15-hectare
land 10 km from the Hamadan-Tehran road. For this purpose, a second-hand unit
was purchased from Italy and moved to the project site. The technical knowledge
of this unit belongs to the Italian company IGS, which also owns 10% of the stocks
of the project, while 57% of its stocks belong to a real person, and the
remaining 33% belong to the National Petrochemical Company.
The project entails units of process, utility and offsite, and all the environmental,
water, fuel and feed permits have been obtained.