Jul 2024
Polymers and Plastics

Linear Alpha Olefins (2024 Program)

This report provides an overview of commercial and developing technologies for linear alpha olefins exploring the chemistry and process technology. Comparative economics and carbon intensities are presented for full-range technologies (Chevron Phillips, INEOS, Shell, ExxonMobil, SABIC/Linde, Axens, Idemitsu) and on-purpose production of butene-1 (Axens, Zeon), hexene-1 (Chevron Phillips, Axens, Sasol), and octene-1 (Dow, Sasol). A regional capacity overview is also included, with a breakdown by company in each region.