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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.
Dec 2019
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Oil, Gas and Refined Products
Petrochemicals

Maximizing Petrochemical Production from Refineries (2019 Program)

This report focuses on the approaches used by developers of Crude Oil to Chemicals (COTC) complexes currently being built, which is primarily through reconfiguration of existing bottom of the barrel and VGO conversion technologies to obtain petrochemical yields between 40 and 50 percent.  The report discusses the different technology options, provides case studies for how they are implemented in projects operational or under construction, and contrasts the return on capital employed for COTC complexes versus “conventional” integrated refinery/petrochemical complexes.  Lastly, the report discusses the impact of COTC projects on the refining and petrochemical markets.
Nov 2019
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Polymers and Plastics
Petrochemicals

Linear Alpha Olefins (2019 Program)

The chemistry, process technology, and production economics for linear alpha olefins are assessed.  Comparative economics are presented for full-range technologies (Chevron Phillips, INEOS, Shell, SABIC/Linde, Axens, Idemitsu) and on-purpose production of butene-1 (Axens, Zeon), hexene-1 (Chevron Phillips, Axens, Sasol), and octene-1 (Dow, Sasol).  A regional market overview is also included.
Oct 2019
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Petrochemicals

Xylenes (2019 Program)

This report reviews current and developing technologies for xylenes production.  Cost estimates have been developed for para-xylene production via a number of processes and for meta-xylene production via UOP MX Sorbex technology in the USGC, coastal China, Western Europe, Southeast Asia, and Middle East.  Commercial end-use applications; global and regional supply/demand/trade data are also included.
Oct 2019
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Petrochemicals

meta-Xylene Isophthalic Acid (MX-IPA) (2019 Program)

This techno-economic report focuses on the process technologies for meta-xylene recovery and key derivative isophthalic acid.  The IPA market has grown both from expansion of the PET industry and through increasing demand for adhesives and sealants.  The IPA industry consists of a handful of players, with about nine producers in seven countries.  The industry has mostly developed through the conversion of old PTA facilities and swing PTA/IPA operation.  The report profiles the major global technology holders, provides process economics for different production routes, and summarizes commercial applications and market drivers for isophthalic acid. 
Oct 2019
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics

Technology and Costs - Cost Curve Models - Ethylene and Polyethylene - 2018

The 2018 Cost Curve Analysis model for Ethylene and Polyethylene combines Nexant’s global plant capacity database and views on supply and demand with an extensive cost of production database and Nexant’s annual price forecasts developed for three oil scenarios.  Delivered as an interactive spreadsheet, the model offers views of historical, current, and forecast cost competitiveness and profitability for the industry.    
Oct 2019
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics

Technology and Costs - Cost Curve Models - Propylene and Polypropylene - 2018

The 2018 Cost Curve Analysis model for Propylene and Polypropylene combines Nexant’s global plant capacity database and views on supply and demand with an extensive cost of production database and Nexant’s annual price forecasts developed for three oil scenarios.  Delivered as an interactive spreadsheet, the model offers views of historical, current, and forecast cost competitiveness and profitability for the industry.    
Oct 2019
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics

Technology and Costs - Cost Curve Models - Ethylene, Polyethylene, Propylene and Polypropylene 2019

The 2019 Cost Curve Analysis model for Ethylene - Polyethylene and Propylene - Polypropylene combines Nexant’s global plant capacity database and views on supply and demand with an extensive cost of production database and Nexant’s annual price forecasts developed for three oil scenarios.  Delivered as an interactive spreadsheet, the model offers views of historical, current, and forecast cost competitiveness and profitability for the industry.    
Oct 2019
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics
Inorganic Chemicals and Fertilizers

Air Separation Technology (2019 Program)

This techno-economic report focuses on cryogenic and non-cryogenic air separation technologies that separate air into commodity gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, and argon.  Five players dominate the global market, but many regional suppliers also compete on a local level, providing consumers with many supply choices.  The report profiles the major global licensors, describes cryogenic and non-cryogenic technologies to produce oxygen and nitrogen, provides process economics for different production routes, and summarizes commercial applications and market drivers for air separation gases.
Oct 2019
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics

Recycling of Mixed Plastics Waste (2019 Program)

This TECH report focuses on the technology for the recycling of multilayer packaging, sorting of mixed plastics, compatibilization process and production of post-consumer plastics-asphalt mixtures. The report provides an estimate of the cost of production for sorting of mixed plastic waste using NIR, Laser, electrostatic separation, and the compatibilization process (for U.S. and Western Europe). Major suppliers for optical sorting equipment, major suppliers of compatibilizers, and technology holders for selective dissolution process are profiled.  

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