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Dec 2019
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Polymers and Plastics

Polycarbonate (2019 Program)

The chemistry, process technology, and production economics for polycarbonate are assessed.  Comparative economics are presented for interfacial, non-phosgene melt (DMC via oxidative carbonylation and via methanolysis of ethylene carbonate), phosgene melt, and isosorbide processes.  A regional market overview is also included.
Dec 2019
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Polymers and Plastics
Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Biorenewable Insights: Non-Conventional Bio-based Textile Fibers (2019 Program)

This report investigates the various developments in biobased fibers for textile applications including natural and synthetic fibers.  Commercial technologies for the production of bio based PLA, PHA, PTT, and nylon are analyzed in depth.  Analyses include technical descriptions and cost of production estimates. A market summary of the global fibers market is also provided.
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.
Nov 2019
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Polymers and Plastics

Ultra High Molecular Weight HDPE (2019 Program)

The process technology and production economics for Ultra high density polyethylene (UHMWPE) resin, rods and yarn are presented.  Cost of production estimates have been developed on a USGC, China, Western Europe, and Japan basis.  Demand by end use, and capacity analysis is provided for major global regions for UHMWPE resin.
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.  
Oct 2019
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics
Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Butadiene (2019 Program)

This report focuses on developments in the bio-butadiene industry sector.  This includes routes from sugar, ethanol, BDO, CO, succinic acid, and butanol.  Technology descriptions, key company profiles, cost of production model estimates, and capacity analysis is included as well as a discussion of impacts on the conventional industries. 

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