BIPC Raises VCM Production

BIPC Raises VCM Production
BIPC Raises VCM Production

Bandar Imam Petrochemical Company in southwestern Khuzestan Province has increased its daily output of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) by 70 tons after the successful overhaul of the VCM unit, managing director of BIPC said.
“The daily production of the product has now reached 520 tons from 450 tons before,” Hamidreza Rostami was also quoted as saying by the Oil Ministry’s news agency Shana.
VCM is a colorless, flammable gas at room temperature. It is primarily used to manufacture polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a very stable, non-flammable, lightweight and durable plastic. PVC is used in a variety of applications.
With the rise in VCM output, the company’s PVC production is also expected to increase this year. The plant’s PVC unit set a new record in the last calendar year (March 2021-22).
In previous years, the company's PVC output had never exceeded 162,000 tons, but in the fiscal 2020-21, the plant succeeded in increasing its PVC output to 166,000 tons.
The exports of polymer products of Bandar Emam Petrochemical Plant increased by 14% year-on-year over the course of the previous year as well.
For the first time in the history of the complex, its exports of polymer products reached an unprecedented 109,000 tons during the year.
One of the largest industrial companies in Iran, BIPC is based in Mahshahr County, along the northwestern coastline of Persian Gulf. 
Built in 1973, it produces a wide range of chemicals, aromatics and polymers, including ethylene, propylene, butadiene, benzene, toluene and xylene as the main products of the petrochemical industry. 
These products are mainly used to convert to intermediate and final products such as low- and high-density polyethylene, synthetic rubber, paraxylene and caustic soda. It is also the largest LPG producer in Iran.

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