Arvand Petrochem Company’s Annual PVC Output to Reach 640,000 Tons

Arvand Petrochem Company’s Annual PVC Output to Reach 640,000 Tons
Arvand Petrochem Company’s Annual PVC Output to Reach 640,000 Tons

Arvand Petrochemical Company in Mahshahr, Khuzestan Province, plans to increase its annual production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) to over 640,000 tons, which can help develop downstream industries, the head of Arvand Petrochemical Company said.
“We have two major projects on the agenda, the preliminary studies of which have been completed. The projects include the construction of a VCM unit and a 300,000-ton PVC unit, with the completion of which the complex PVC output will be doubled,” the Oil Ministry’s news agency Shana also quoted Afshin Kiani as saying.
“With the implementation of these plans within two years, in addition to meeting the needs of domestic industries, the feed needed for the development of downstream industries will also be provided. Moreover, the surplus will be exported to generate revenue,” he added.
Arvand is the largest producer of PVC in the Middle East. With an annual production capacity of 2.8 million tons of various products, it also produces chlorine, sodium hydroxide, suspension polyvinyl chloride, ethylene dichloride, vinylchloride monomer, caustic soda and a variety of PVC grades.
An estimated 730,000 tons of PVC are produced in Iran per year, of which 50% are manufactured by Arvand Petrochemical Company.
Because of rising demand in the domestic market and low market capacity in neighboring countries, the new unit will be built at the complex.
In addition to meeting domestic demand, the company exports a part of its PVC and caustic soda output to some Middle Eastern countries such as Turkey. 
PVC is the world's third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer (after polyethylene and polypropylene). About 40 million tons of PVC are produced annually.
It is a versatile material used in window frames, drainage pipe, water service pipe, medical devices, blood storage bags, cable and wire insulation, resilient flooring, roofing membranes, stationery, automotive interiors and seat coverings, footwear and packaging.

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