Nov 2020
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Alkoxylation Technologies (2020 Program)

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the alkoxylation technology used to produce surfactants, including the economics, and markets for the production of ethoxylates.  Commercial process technologies based on both the conventional stirred tank reactor system and representative loop reactor systems are discussed.  Cost of production estimates of these production routes are included to illustrate the cost competitiveness of different ethoxylate products in selected regions.  A market review including regional ethoxylation capacities and supply/demand figures is also presented.