Development of energy consumption standard in the plastics industry

Given that fossil energy reserves are declining around the world and pose a serious threat to the world, and also one of the major challenges in today’s world is how to reduce energy consumption, global determination to reduce consumption, use it optimally and if possible There is the use of alternative energies. Therefore, the major […]

Given that fossil energy reserves are declining around the world and pose a serious threat to the world, and also one of the major challenges in today’s world is how to reduce energy consumption, global determination to reduce consumption, use it optimally and if possible There is the use of alternative energies. Therefore, the major countries of the world have put the energy issue at the forefront of their activities. The plastic industry is no exception. In Iran, the issue of developing energy standards in the plastics industry is key.

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Dr. Ali Abbasian is a member of the faculty of the University of Science and Research and the head of the Department of Polymer Engineering. . In this regard, he talked to Inpia , which you can read below.

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What are the energy consumption standards of the plastics industry and what is its importance for the country’s industry?

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It is necessary to develop this standard for two important reasons; Economic reason and environmental reason.

The economic reason is obvious. Reducing energy consumption, although not a high price in our country, but affects the final price. It also identifies which sectors of the plastics industry consume more energy and which sectors have a comparative advantage in this regard.

Improving investment and development in the plastics industry

Therefore, the energy standard will be effective for development and investment in some parts of the domestic plastics industry. Assume that the energy consumption of the masterbatch is lower than that of the PET bottle product. In this case, it can be claimed that in terms of energy consumption, mixed production in our country is more economical. Another important point is that this standard can be a criterion for companies to better know their level of consumption, and if they consume more than the specified amount, they will be able to upgrade machinery and …, energy consumption and costs. Reduce yourself.

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Environmental Impacts

Its environmental cause is also important. The main reason for global warming is the emission of CO2 and methane gases, a significant part of which is produced by industry. Almost all countries in the world have concluded treaties and agreements according to which they reduce their energy consumption. Every industry has its share to reduce energy consumption. A plastic factory is much smaller than a power plant or a cement factory, but the number of plastic factories is large, and for this reason many countries around the world have begun to develop standards to reduce energy consumption in the plastics industry. At the same time, technologies are constantly changing and updating themselves.

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Have other industries in Iran developed such a standard?

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Industries such as cement, food, tires, etc. have developed these standards. The plastics industry is also at the beginning of this path with the efforts of the National Association, and with this blessed action, an attempt is being made to design a standard for industry owners and to adapt these industries to the new situation.