According to the Shahid Tondgooyan Petrochemical public relations and international affairs, Ahmad Mahdavi stated in a press conference that despite the imposition of illegal US sanctions, there is no disruption in the production, sale, and export of petrochemicals. He said: In the first five months of this year, the exchange rate due to exports of products of the country's petrochemicals has increased by about 50% compared to the same period of the last year.
The Secretary-General of the Petrochemical Industry Employers' Association stated that one of the reasons for the increase in foreign exchange is the increase in the average price of about $ 80 to $ 100 in petrochemical and polymer products. He said: The production capacity of Iran's petrochemical industry will soon increase to more than 100 million tons. So this capacity will reach 137 million tons with the realization of the third leap in development.
He stated that in the current situation, more than 50% of the country's foreign exchange needs are met by petrochemicals and said: The government should have a concentrated view on petrochemicals as one of the strategic, currency-making, export-oriented, job-creating, and sanctions-breaking industries.
Mahdavi emphasizing that since the beginning of this year, despite the increase in production, not even one kilogram of the product has been exported by this petrochemical company, adding: try to build several other petrochemical plants similar to Shahid Tondgooyan Company in Iran.
Mahdavi announced that in the past two-year the amount of production of Shahid Tondgooyan petrochemical Company to the nominal capacity has increased compared to the same period last year. It happens due to the implementation of several projects to remove barriers in production, localization of palladium catalysts, an overhaul of compressors, heat exchangers, upgrading control systems, etc.
The Secretary-General of the Petrochemical Industry Employers Association announced that the amount of production to an installed capacity of Shahid Tondgooyan Petrochemical Company has increased to more than 74% this year. He said: One of the most important reasons for the problems of supplying bottles and textiles of Polyethylene Terephthalate in the country of production is not Produce but the system and distribution system of this petrochemical product.
This petrochemical industry official reminded that the average price of each ton of Polyethylene Terephthalate bottle or textile in the domestic market is about 21 thousand tomans, explained: We have tons of similar products produced domestically by the import from China. What are the reasons for these imports while there is no production problem? Who did importation these products with a price base of 31 thousand tomans? And cannot even offer it in the domestic market with these prices.
Mahdavi noted: In the conditions of sanctions and numerous problems in supplying goods and equipment, Shahid Tondgooyan Petrochemical Company has one of the highest production among the country's petrochemical companies. However, surprisingly they try to destroy and unfairly criticize the performance of the employees and managers of this petrochemical company.