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Mar 2019
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Polymers and Plastics

Polypropylene

The process technologies and production economics for polypropylene (PP) are presented.  Gas phase and bulk processes from all major technology holders are reviewed.  Cost of production economics have been developed for USGC, China, and Middle East locations.  Demand by end-use, capacity, and supply/demand/trade data is provided on a global and tri-regional basis.
Dec 2018
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Petrochemicals

Small-Scale Methanol/DME

Process technologies for the production of small scale methanol and DME are presented.  Coverage includes both commercial and developing small scale methanol and DME technologies.  Key drivers for the development of small scale plants, such as supporting local demand, feedstock availability and options, and potential use as a marine fuel are discussed.  Regional production economics for small scale methanol and DME technologies are included.  Global and regional supply, demand, and trade for methanol and DME are also provided.
Dec 2018
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Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Fluorocarbons

This report examines the technology, cost of production, environmental impacts & restrictions, and markets for the leading fluorocarbons that are widely utilized today, as well as the latest fluorocarbons that are being commercialized to replace legacy fluorocarbons that have negative environmental impacts.
Dec 2018
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Polymers and Plastics

Biorenewable Insights: Bio-Surfactants

The purpose of this report is to analyze developing technologies for the production of renewable surfactants.  Technical and economic aspects of producing renewable surfactants are explored in detail as.  Production capacity developments, drivers for development, and commercialization obstacles are also explored.
Dec 2018
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Petrochemicals

Propylene

Process technologies for the production of propylene are presented.  Coverage includes prevalent byproduct sources of propylene such as conventional fluid catalytic cracking as well as enhanced FCC technologies, steam cracking, and fractionation.  On-purpose propylene processes include propane dehydrogenation, methanol to olefins, methanol to propylene, and metathesis.  Production economics for byproduct and on-purpose propylene technologies are included on a USGC, Middle East, Western Europe, and China basis.  Global and regional supply, demand, and trade for propylene are also provided.
Dec 2018
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Polymers and Plastics
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials
Petrochemicals

Specialty Styrenics

This report provides an updated overview of the technological, economic and market aspects of selected specialty styrenics, including ASA, MBS, MABS, SMMA.  Detailed cost of production estimates for various technologies are presented for USGC, China, Western Europe and Middle East.
Dec 2018
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Polymers and Plastics

Biorenewable Insights: Renewable Ammonia

The purpose of this report is to analyze developing technologies for the production of renewable ammonia, through the production of renewable hydrogen.  Technical and economic aspects of producing renewable ammonia are explored in detail as.  Production capacity developments, drivers for development, and commercialization obstacles are also explored.
Dec 2018
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Polymers and Plastics
Petrochemicals

Biorenewable Insights: Bio-Super Absorbent Polymers (SAPs)

The purpose of this report is to analyze developing technologies for the production of superabsorbent polymers.  Technical and economic aspects of producing SAPs through bio-based acrylic acid and non-acrylate based SAP routes are explored in detail.  Technology developments, drivers for development, and commercialization timelines and obstacles are also explored.
Dec 2018
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Polymers and Plastics

Biorenewable Insights: Polyurethanes

The purpose of this report is to analyze developing technologies for the production of renewable polyurethanes, with a major focus on the feedstocks for polyurethanes—polyols and diisocyanates.  Technical and economic aspects of producing bio-based polyols and bio-based diisocyanates are explored in detail as well as some investigation of bio-based non-isocyanate routes to polyurethanes.  Production capacity developments, drivers for development, and commercialization obstacles are also explored.
Dec 2018
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Polymers and Plastics
Petrochemicals

Polyvinyl Alcohol

The process technology and production economics for polyvinyl alcohol and its key raw material, vinyl acetate, are presented.  Comparative cost of production estimates are developed for the USGC, China (acetylene and ethylene-based), Japan, Taiwan, and Western Europe.  Global demand by application as well as tri-regional capacity and supply/demand/trade data is provided.

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