The petrochemical industry has added over one billion tons of annual production capacity over the last decade, overwhelming demand in some sectors. But as consumption catches up, where will the next investment opportunities be? This report uses cost curve analysis to understand production cost competitiveness and couples results with offtake options to various demand centers, regional price and market forecasts, and capital investment to provide insight into potential project margins, profitability, and return on investment for products in the major petrochemical value chains including ethylene, propylene, butadiene, aromatics, and their key derivatives.
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This special report will provide a detailed assessment of the key end-use trends and the global market outlook for polyalphaolefins (PAOs). Regional supply, demand and net trade balances for PAO will be developed for 2021-2040, as well as price forecasts for low- and high-viscosity PAOs under multiple crude oil price scenarios. In addition, profit margins and delivered cost competitiveness will be examined.
NexantECA is pleased to announce the launch of a new series of Executive Leadership reports focused on sustainability. These reports will help Executives navigate the evolving dynamics and implications of a sustainable focused future within the chemical industry, as well as provide assessment of recent industry announcements. NexantECA will share our opinions and give an independent review of technology assumptions.Our first report is the "Impact of a Carbon Tax on Plastics Manufacturing Competitiveness".
This report examines the technical, economic and business aspects of thermolysis (i.e., pyrolysis and gasification) of mixed plastics waste. Analyses of the mixed plastics waste and the thermolysis plant location are included in the report. Selected developers of pyrolysis and gasification technologies are profiled and ranked under different criteria. The economic analysis of thermolysis technologies (involving the production of syn-naphtha and methanol) and olefins production (i.e., ethylene and byproduct propylene) are provided for different geographic regions. In addition, the report includes an analysis of the regional competitiveness and profitability in the USGC, WE, and China of olefins production compared with various oil price scenarios. Strategic and business considerations are also included in the report.
Global energy markets have been quick to react to the evolving coronavirus situation. Crude oil prices have plummeted as oil producing countries have disagreed on production strategies to support pricing levels given the current global supply glut. In response to this, a new Low Low scenario offers pricing for principle feedstocks (petroleum and gas based), olefins, polyolefins and aromatics. The scenario assumes crude oil prices remain depressed at a steady $20 per barrel in real terms through 2025. Analysis is provided in Excel, with accompanying presentation and discussion time with the Lead Consultant.
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.
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.
This report analyzes the impact of the recycling of plastics on virgin plastics demand in Western Europe and the United States It will also provide insight into the recycling value chain, including an overview of the industry structure, key players and acquisitions. Recent changes in legislation, including China, are also highlighted in the report.
This report examines the main polymers used in automotive production and how their usage is likely to evolve over the next ten years, in response to key trends such as lightweighting, emergence of high performance polymers and new manufacturing techniques. Forecasts of plastics consumption through 2025 are provided for the major global regions under different scenarios for electric vehicle penetration.
The polyisobutylene (PIB) market has been in flux recently, because of feedstock, process, and applications dynamics. Nexant has prepared a suite of three reports using an integrated/modular approach to analyze PIB markets, economics, and technology. This study will be useful to players all along the value chain, and especially to PIB producers, feedstock suppliers, PIB consumers, and potential new players considering entering the PIB market. The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in PIB markets, economics, and technology; and to provide insights into future prospects for the global industry via a three oil scenario (high, medium, low) approach.The three reports in the suite are Polyisobutylene (PIB): Markets in Motion, Volume 1: Market Analysis; Polyisobutylene (PIB): Markets in Motion, Volume 2: Economic Analysis; and Polyisobutylene (PIB): Markets in Motion, Volume 3: Technical Analysis.