The polypropylene catalysts of the semi-industrial unit of Arak Petrochemical Technological and Research Company was unveiled on Wednesday (14 sep. 2016).
Deputy Minister of Petroleum Marzieh Shahdaie was present in the unveiling ceremony.
The polypropylene catalyst production was indigenized by Iranian experts.
During her one-day tour of Shazand petrochemical facility, Shahdaie inaugurated and unveiled Petrochemical Technological and Research Company.
Introduction of Arak Centre:
The Arak Centre of Petrochemical Research and Technology Company is located in proximity to Shazand Petrochemical Company with the aim of increasing pilot-scale research capacity and complementary tests in advance of presenting the technology to the industry and preparing PDP. Some of the facilities in this centre come as follows:
· Ziegler-Natta substrate and catalyst production pilot plant
· HDPE pilot plant
· Anti- Oxidant production pilot plant
· Amine Recycling pilot plant
· Gamma Alumina pilot plant
· Co-precipitation catalyst production pilot plant ( Methanol, MEK, LTSC)
· PP pilot plant
· Erucamide pilot plant
· Catalyst forming machines including tabulating, granulating and other relating equipment
Among the activities in this centre, Indigenizing and commissioning of a 1200 ton/ year HDPE pilot plant for the first time in the Middle East can be mentioned.
Catalyst support production pilot plants as well as acquisition of Methanol and MEK catalysts production know-how and preparatory production of this catalyst to be delivered to the requesting complexes are of other achievements of this centre.
There are well-equipped laboratories in this centre for complementary and reactor tests.