He stated that this
significant event can effectively contribute to the realization of the strategy
to complete the value chain in the petrochemical industry.
In an interview with
Nipna, Hassan Abbaszadeh highlighted that Iran's petrochemical industry, with
nearly half a century of experience, holds a special place in the national
economy. He remarked that the production capacity of petrochemical products has
now reached over 92 million tons per year.
Abbaszadeh further added
that petrochemical products are categorized into five main groups: polymers,
base and chemicals, aromatics, fertilizers, feedstock, and fuels, boasting a
desirable level of diversity.
However, he pointed out
that polymer products occupy such a prominent position that some experts solely
associate the petrochemical industry with polymer production.
The Director of Planning
and Development at NPC continued, listing polyethylenes, polypropylene,
polystyrene, polyethylene terephthalate, and synthetic rubber as the most
significant polymer products in the petrochemical industry.
"The National Petrochemical Company, as a developmental vanguard, with a
genuine understanding of the value of polymers and their role in people's
lives, has always been striving to increase polymer production in the country
through various means and expertise, catering to the needs of downstream
He also highlighted that
one of the main missions of development organizations is "business
alignment," wherein focusing on a specific industry and resolving
challenges among its stakeholders contributes significantly to the prosperity
of a vital sector of the economy.
Regarding the plastic
industry in Iran, Abbaszadeh noted, "The plastic industry in our country
almost emerged simultaneously with the petrochemical industry and has now
matured significantly. The quality of its products is at a desirable level, and
a substantial quantity of plastic products is exported annually after meeting
Discussing the polymer
value chain, he pointed out that on one side, petrochemical companies produce
polymers, while on the other, downstream industries consume the domestically
produced polymers. However, he emphasized that the entire value chain of the
plastic industry includes equipment manufacturing companies, additive material
manufacturers, compounding industries, and, most importantly, trade unions and
plastic industry associations.
"The IranPlast Exhibition is a manifestation of coordination and synergy
in the polymer value chain, where all stakeholders in this sector come together
to showcase their capabilities, express their expectations, and the National
Petrochemical Company is proud to be the host and organizer of this grand
event, welcoming all players in the plastic industry."
He continued, "The
seventeenth edition of the IranPlast Exhibition takes place at a time when the
National Petrochemical Company is focusing on the strategy to complete the
value chain, and this event can be a substantial contribution to realizing this