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Technology and Costs - Cost Curve Models - Ethylene and Polyethylene - 2019

The 2019 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.    
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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.
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. 
Sep 2019
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Petrochemicals

Hydrogen Peroxide (2019 Program)

Hydrogen peroxide is one of the most powerful oxidizing agents known. Global demand is forecast to grow by 4.7 percent per annum on average, well above GDP level. Nearly all capacity is based on the anthraquinone auto-oxidation process. However, most R&D efforts are directed toward developing a direct synthesis route (i.e., without the use of an anthraquinone working compound). Thus, the cost of production via those routes for plants located in the United States, Western Europe, the Middle East, and China has been estimated for the second quarter of 2019.  Nexant also commented on the motivations behind the recent capacity additions and provided a high-level analysis of the business and strategic considerations as well as the technology availability from the perspective of a company entering or expanding into the hydrogen peroxide market. This analysis is underpinned by a review of end-use sector consumption as well as regional market dynamics.
Sep 2019
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Petrochemicals

Market Analytics: Acrylonitrile - 2019

Analysis and forecast to 2035 of supply and demand of the global acrylonitrile market.  This analysis identifies the issues shaping the acrylonitrile industry as well as provide detailed demand breakdown by end-use and supply, demand and net trade data for 40 countries.

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