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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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Polymers and Plastics
Petrochemicals

Sorting through Plastic Waste – Is Chemical Recycling a Solution?

This report examines the technical, economic and business aspects of chemical recycling of PET, PS and mixed plastics (plastics to fuel). Selected technology developers of chemical recycling are profiled and ranked under different criteria. The economics for chemically recycling several types of plastic waste are provided for different geographic regions, and compared to the production of virgin material by conventional technology. In addition, the report includes an analysis of the MSW stream and the economics for the incineration of waste with energy recovery.
Oct 2019
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics

Market Analytics: Linear Alpha Olefins - 2019

This report provides a detailed analysis of the alpha olefins industry including butene-1, hexene-1 and octene-1 and higher alpha olefins.  Butene-1, hexene-1 and octene-1 end-use is segmented by LLDPE, HDPE and 'Others'.  Demand by end-use and the supply, demand and trade analysis is presented for 40 countries with forecasts to 2035.  
Oct 2019
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics

Profitability and Price Forecast: Propylene Derivatives - 2019

This report provides profitability and price projections to 2035 for acrylonitrile, cumene, phenol, acetone, bisphenol-A, polycarbonate, propylene oxide, 2-ethylhexanol, i-butanol, n-butanol, ethylene propylene diene monomer and acrylic acid.  The main price setting regions of Asia Pacific, Western Europe and the United States are analysed.
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.    

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