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Apr 2020
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Petrochemicals

Continuing Fortunes in the C4 Value Chain

This report continues the analysis “developing fortunes in the C4 value chain” published in 2012.   Since this time the business landscape has evolved dramatically, with the C4 value chain in 2020 exposed to an extraordinary set of circumstances that are shaping its prospects for development in the near term.   These include: global economic turmoil impacting demand due to the coronavirus pandemic; reclining refinery and petrochemicals production; structural changes in global olefin investments and feedstock selection; and uncertainties in natural rubber supply and pricing.  Nexant’s new study 'Continuing Fortunes in the C4 Value Chain' will  provide up-to-date detailed analysis into the principal industry dynamics that will shape the C4 value chain over the next decade.  This new report will assist our clients to better understand the key issues and to position themselves effectively to address the challenges that the industry faces.
Mar 2020
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics

Market Insights: C5 Chemicals - 2020

This report provides analysis and forecast of supply and demand of the global C5 chemicals markets including isoprene, dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) and piperylene.  This report includes discussion regarding key market drivers and constraints, as well as supply, demand and trade analysis for nine regions: North America, South America, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and China.  Analysis also includes the competitive landscape, capacity listing and cost competitiveness along with a latest pricing trends by region.  The forecast period is to 2035.
Mar 2020
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Polymers and Plastics

Plastics Recycling: Impact on the Polymers Industry in Asia Pacific – Volume I: China, Japan and Australia

This report examines the impact of the recycling of plastics on virgin plastics demand in Asia Pacific, with a focus on China, Japan and Australia. It also provides insight into the recycling value chain, including an analysis of the industry structure, key players and acquisitions. An overview of the recycling initiatives and players in South East Asia is also included.
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Polymers and Plastics

Market Insights: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) - 2020

This report provides analysis and forecast of supply and demand of the global ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) market.  This report includes discussion regarding key market drivers and constraints, as well as supply, demand and trade analysis for nine regions: North America, South America, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and China.  Analysis also includes the competitive landscape, capacity listing and cost competitiveness along with a snapshot of latest pricing trends by region.
Mar 2020
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Inorganic Chemicals and Fertilizers

Nitric Acid (2020 Program)

This techno-economic report reviews the chemistry, properties, technology, and development trends of nitric acid.  The report provides nitric acid economics for several different global locations (USGC, Western Europe, China, and India) under a consistent January 2019 price scenario. An analysis of the nitric acid ROI for stand-alone and ammonia-nitric acid facilities is also provided. The report also offers nitric acid reference lists for major licensors   
Dec 2019
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Polymers and Plastics

Market Insights: Bimodal HDPE - 2019

Analysis and forecast of supply and demand of the global bimodal high density polyethylene (HDPE) market.  This report includes discussion regarding key market drivers and constraints, as well as supply, demand and trade analysis for nine regions: North America, South America, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and China, including forecast.  Analysis, including competitive landscape, who’s who of suppliers and cost competitiveness along with a snapshot of latest pricing trends included by region.
Dec 2019
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Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials
Petrochemicals

Detergent Alcohols (2019 Program)

Commercial technologies and trends for producing detergent alcohols are discussed in detail. Process economics for several technologies, including synthetic and fatty alcohols, have been developed (U.S., N.W. Europe, and South-East Asia bases). Regional market supply/demand and commercial applications are included.

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