Iran Eyes Southeast Asia Market for Polyethylene Exports
TEHRAN - Iran’s Amir Kabir Petrochemical Company (AKPC) plans to export polyethylene to southeast Asia, particularly to Vietnam, Tasnim news agency reported.
AKPC aims to export 5,000-8,000 mt/month of polyethylene in 2018 with Vietnam as its main target market, Sales and Marketing Manager of AKPC Daiko Abbasi said.
“We see great opportunities in Vietnam, as the packaging and film grade consumption is increasing” in Vietnam, Abbasi was quoted as saying.
“Our strategy is to bring large volumes of polyethylene directly from Iran to Vietnamese traders, distributors and end-users, without going through intermediaries,” he said.
According to the report, AKPC operates a petrochemical complex at Iran’s Bandar Imam with a nameplate capacity of 300,000 mt/year of LLDPE (Linear low-density polyethylene), 300,000 mt/year of LDPE (Low-density polyethylene), and 140,000 mt/year of HDPE (High-density polyethylene), and is currently operating at full capacity.