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Dec 2017
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Oil, Gas and Refined Products

China’s Refining Industry - The Transforming Giant

This report examines the environment in which China's refining industry operates, including the key economic and market drivers spurring shifts in refined product demand, and presents projections of potential product demand trends to 2030. In addition, the historical and projected development of refining capacity and output in the country is addressed, alongside implications for China's net trade position for the key refined products. Finally, analysis is presented of the independent and state-owned refining sectors, the competitiveness of Chinese refineries, and the issue of integration between refineries and petrochemical production.
Dec 2017
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics

Coal to Olefins Processes

The coal to olefins value chain consists of multiple steps starting with coal gasification followed by methanol synthesis and then by conversion of methanol to olefins.  This report discusses the major technologies associated with each of these steps and presents production economics for coal-based olefins with comparisons to gas- and oil-based technologies.  Global and regional supply, demand, and trade for ethylene and propylene are also presented.
Dec 2017
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Polymers and Plastics
Petrochemicals

Plastics to Fuels and Chemicals

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.
Dec 2017
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Polymers and Plastics
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)

PMMA process technologies and production economics are presented. Descriptions are provided for general processes and licensed technologies along with cost of production estimates for USGC, Western Europe and China. Demand by end use, capacity and supply/demand/trade data is provided for global and regional markets.
Dec 2017
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Polymers and Plastics

Polyester Polyols

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the technology, economics, and markets for the production of polyester polyols. Commercial process technologies based on both conventional routes and renewable sources are discussed. Cost of production estimates are included to illustrate the cost competitiveness of different polyols in selected regions. A market review including regional capacities and supply/demand figures is also presented.
Dec 2017
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics
Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Sustainability in the Chemical Industry

In this report, Nexant examines chemical industry sustainability activities against sustainability in downstream industries.  Nexant profiles sustainability activities from several companies in several different industries and highlights key differences in the reports.  This report discusses the future direction of sustainability and the impact this will have on the chemical industry.

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