Argentine Petrochemical Institute (IPA) is a private non-profit institution. 

Among its activities, the Institute develops:

  • Research and analysis in the sector at a national and international level
  • National and Latin American Congresses 
  • Panels and conferences with experts from developed countries
  • Postgraduate education courses
  • Courses for Professionals
  • Technical Courses 
  • Statistics, documentation, bibliography, etc.., relative to the sector
  • Promotion of technological research; assistance to government agencies for research planning
  • Technical assistance to government entities linked to the development of the Petrochemical Sector
  • Cooperation with international organizations 
  • Every task that leads to the petrochemical development of the country

The Beginnings

In the mid seventies visionary industry participants with more than 30 years of experience in the petrochemichal industry, decided to get together and create IPA. These industry leaders had been trained in major worldwide companies, and were aware of the vast natural resources available for the local industry, hence, the potential for a strong and diversified industry in Argentina.

Thus, in 1976, Argentine Petrochemical Institute was founded.

It's worth noting that the corporate structure of IPA is unique because its members are public and private production, distribution, marketing and engineering companies, research and academic institutions and independent professionals.

Press conference announcing establishment of  IPA - Pedro Villa accompanied by executives from institutions and companies 

 

IPA´s Presidents

  • Ing. José Pedro Villa: 22/07/1976 – 18/12/1984
  • Ing. Héctor E. Formica: 18/12/1984 – 30/10/1986
  • Ing. Jorge P. Vago: 30/10/1986 – 15/12/1988
  • Ing. Rubén E. Maltoni: 15/12/1988 – 15/12/1989
  • Ing. Gabriel Gil Paricio: 15/12/1989 – 15/05/1990
  • Dr. Lorenzo Güller Frers: 15/05/1990 – 13/11/1990
  • Ing. Luis V. Cavanna: 13/11/1990 – 16/12/1992
  • Ing. Arnoldo A. Girotti: 16/12/1992 – 26/11/1996
  • Ing. Oscar D. Roig: 26/11/1996 – 14/12/1999
  • Sr. Reinaldo E. Marguliz: 14/12/1999 – 12/12/2002
  • Ing. Oscar A. López: 12/12/2002 – 15/12/2009
  • Ing. Jorge Oscar De Zavaleta: 15/12/2009 - 17/03/2015

  • Ing. Ignacio Pablo Millán: 17/03/2015 - To date 


INSTITUTO PETROQUÍMICO ARGENTINO
San Martín 910 Piso 3 C1004AAT Buenos Aires ARGENTINA
Tel./ Fax: (54-11) 4312-2556 / 2561 / 2569
info@ipa.org.ar