The purpose of this report is to analyze developing technologies for the production of 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA). Technical and economic aspects of producing FDCA through several different process routes including catalytic and enzymatic oxidation technologies utilizing different sources of sugar are explored in detail as well as unconventional technologies to produce FDCA such as the galactaric acid route. Production capacity developments, drivers for development, and commercialization obstacles are also explored.
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This TECH report concerns toluene diisocyanate (TDI), a chemical used in the production of polyurethanes. An analysis of the chemistry, technology, markets, and process economics is given.
This techno-economic report offers a review of chemistry, properties, technology, and development trends of Methyl Methacrylate. The report provides economics for Methyl Methacrylate for several different global locations (USGC, Western Europe, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia) under a consistent second quarter 2018 price scenario. The report also provides a regional market analysis.
Detailed analysis of developments in polyolefin technology and includes all major licensed technologies, as well as technologies not licensed but important to the polyolefins industry. Focuses on factors within the industry and the external market that shape technology developments and competitive positioning.
This report reviews the commercial and developing production technologies for solar grade polysilicon, as well as key industry, regulatory and capacity development trends. Regional cost of production estimates for commercial technologies are evaluated for plant locations in USGC, China, Europe, South Korea and Middle. Commercial applications and regional supply, demand and trade analysis are also included.
The process technologies and production economics for high density polyethylene (HDPE) are presented. Ziegler slurry, slurry loop, gas phase, and solution processes from all major technology holders are reviewed. Cost of production estimates have been developed on a USGC, China, and Middle East basis. Demand by end use, capacity, and supply/demand/trade data is provided on a global and tri-regional basis.
The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) as a replacement for conventional petrochemical polymers. The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing PHAs, and their relative costs by region against conventional LDPE.
The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in lignin based-chemical technology. Lignin derived from biomass can be converted into a number of chemical products, most notably carbon fiber and phenolic resins—with potential to improve the GHG footprint. The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing lignin-based products.
The purpose of this report is to analyze technology developments that lead to the bio-based monomer production used in the manufacture of polyamides. Bio-renewable sources such as castor oil, palm kernel oil, starch, sugar, and tallow are currently being developed for the production of bio-monomers. The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing several bio-monomers.
This report provides an overview of plastics to fuels and plastics to chemicals technologies that are used to convert so-called non-recyclable plastics into value-added products. Many of the technology providers and operators are profiled. Cost of production estimates for some processes were developed for the United States. The effect of oil price on process economics is explored.