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Iran Readies Butene-1 Unit; Feedstock Shortages to Ease

3:05 AM MST | February 21, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

Jam Petrochemical is in the process of starting up its butene-1 manufacturing facility at Assaluyeh, Iran, local reports say. The facility, which required an investment of $85 million, is designed to produce 115,000 m.t./year, making it one of the largest such facilities, according to Mostafa Mortazavi, managing director of Jam Petrochemical. Petrochemical complexes based at Bandar Imam, Arak and Tabriz also manufacture butene-1 but their capacities are much smaller, Mortazavi says. The new plant will fully meet all the domestic demand for the product, used as a...

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