Iran to Launch 1st Polystyrene Park in Assalouyeh
Iran will inaugurate the first phase of its first polystyrene park in Assalouyeh, south of the country, within the next couple of months.
Ali Mohammad Bossaqzadeh, director of production control at National Petrochemical Company (NPC), told Shana that the park comprises 6 units of which two are Entekhab Arman and Takht Jamshid Units which are nearly complete.
He said the other units of the park will be complete within the next two years.
Bossaqzadeh said NPC aims at completing the value-chain in the petrochemical sector, adding completion of the value-chain minimizes production costs and can render variety to production of petrochemical items in the country.
He further said other units of the park including Sadaf Plant with 40% completion, Jam Petrochemical Plant with 30 to 35% progress and Dalahou with 60% progress.
Polystyrene is one of the most widely used plastics, the scale of its production being several billion kilograms per year. It can be naturally transparent, but can be colored with colorants. Uses include protective packaging (such as packing peanuts and CD and DVD cases), containers (such as “clamshells”), lids, bottles, trays, tumblers, and disposable cutlery.