Saeed Esmaeili, in a meeting on the "Development,
Production, and Export of Polymer Products" at Amirkabir University,
expressed that polymers are one of the most widely used chemical products in
various sectors including medical, aerospace, packaging, automotive,
construction, and electronics, contributing to the thriving global polymer
Esmaeili mentioned that the nominal capacity for polymer
products in Iran is currently 8.8 million tons per year. He emphasized that
this capacity is achieved while the global polymer production capacity exceeds
490 million tons, with the Middle East contributing 42 million tons. He pointed
out that Iran holds a 1.8% share of the global polymer production capacity and
a 21% share of the Middle East's capacity.
Esmaeili stated that the actual global polymer product
production is over 390 million tons, and in the Middle East, it is around 36
million tons. Iran, with a practical production of 8.1 million tons out of the
nominal capacity of 8.8 million tons, accounts for 2% of the global and 23% of
the Middle East polymer product production.
"The planning of the country's petrochemical industry
is based on developing the position of polymers in Iran's petrochemical
industry," he continued. Currently, Iran has 30 operational polymer
production complexes, and 31 polymer projects are under construction, including
AryaSasol's new 300,000-ton plant.
Esmaeili stated that Iran aims to increase its polymer
product production capacity to 19.8 million tons by 2027. AryaSasol's complex
manager noted that the global polymer market was valued at nearly $250 billion
by 2020, and it is projected to reach $750 billion by 2025, indicating an
average annual growth of 5.1% between 2020 and 2025. AryaSasol, with an annual
nominal capacity of 750,000 tons for both light and heavy polyethylene, is one
of the largest polymer product complexes in Iran and the Middle East.
In terms of production, AryaSasol has succeeded in producing
568,150 tons of ethylene and 5,643 tons of C3+ during the first six months. The
production of heavy polyethylene reached over 202,137 tons, while light
polyethylene production reached 187,440 tons.
AryaSasol achieved significant sales, recording 613,000
tons, a 5% growth in comparison to the previous year. The company's monthly
sales record was an impressive 107,000 tons, demonstrating a 9% increase over
the same month in the previous year and an 11% increase over the last month.
Esmaeili stated that the company's September sales amounted
to a record-breaking 28 trillion rials, showing a 24% and 23% growth compared to
the same month in the previous year and the previous month, respectively.
The total cumulative sales in the first half of the year
reached 165 trillion rials, indicating an 11% increase compared to the same
period in the previous year. This is the highest sales value recorded during
the company's operation.
Esmaeili highlighted that this record achievement has
occurred despite external challenges such as water shortages and unjust
sanctions. The company has procured more than 1,000 necessary components from
local manufacturers, surpassing foreign alternatives in performance.
AryaSasol has also started production of a new grade,
LEC1969, and automobile grade. Esmaeili noted that this automobile grade has
been tested successfully in a foreign country, and the company has obtained
relevant certificates. Currently, this grade is undergoing testing in domestic
During the event, Rouhollah Poorkavian, the Commercial
Manager of AryaSasol, emphasized the importance of the domestic needs addressed
by the petrochemical industry. He stated that Iran's petrochemical industry,
which previously took pride in high crude oil sales, now takes pride in
producing high-value-added products. The industry is moving towards reducing
crude oil sales, focusing on higher production and export of value-added
products, aligning with the Supreme Leader's guidance.
Poorkavian expressed that AryaSasol's polymers contribute to
reducing crude oil sales and creating economic value for the country,
supporting Iran in the face of intensified sanctions.
Moreover, AryaSasol is exporting high-quality Iranian
products to global markets, thereby generating a positive impact on the Iranian
Poorkavian emphasized that AryaSasol's actual production
exceeds the nominal capacity, and 35% to 40% of its polymer products are sold
in the domestic market, while about 65% are exported to international markets.