This report analyzes the technoeconomic developments in the bio-based polyamides industry sector. Relevant technologies processes are described and their comparative economics presented and analyzed.
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This report is a comprehensive analysis of the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) industry. The analysis provides cost of production estimates for MDI and its precursors as well as supporting cost estimates for auxiliary technologies. An overview of the sustainability of the value chain is presented, including an analysis of the impacts of carbon taxation and decarbonization on costs. Market estimates and an industry overview are also included to outline the commercial aspect of the industry.
This report discusses the technologies and economics for producing the most common high temperature amorphous thermoplastics commercially available today - polysulfone, polyethersulfone, polyetherimide, and polyphthalamides. These materials rely on complex chemistries, mainly incorporating aromatic residues in their polymeric backbones which increase their useful temperature range though often at the expense of processability.
An assessment of currently commercial and innovative pre-commercial processes in the nascent battery recycling sector. Examines whether the sector is likely to be dependent on tipping fees or producer responsibility transfer, or if sector can be profitable on metals basis with variation based on incoming battery mix. Strategic outlook for battery recycling is examined in context of economic modeling, current capacity buildup, current and future battery technology, and public policy.
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.
This report analyzes developments in bio-based butanediol (BDO) technologies. BDO (both 1,4-BDO and 2,3-BDO) derived from bio-based materials or processes can be used as is or converted into a number of chemical products - potentially improving the GHG profile of the process. This study assesses the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing different isomers of BDO via bio-based sources or processes.
This techno-economic report reviews the chemistry, properties, technology, and development trends of polyisobutylene. The report provides polyisobutylene economics for several different global locations (USGC, Western Europe, China, and South Korea) under a consistent first half 2020 price scenario. An analysis of the ROI and investment attractiveness for polyisobutylene facilities is also provided. Regional market analysis for polyisobutylene is also included.
This report discusses the process technologies and economic considerations for tire pyrolysis, which is the thermal degradation of end-of-life tires to produce pyrolysis oil, pyrolysis gas, and char, which can be processed to produce recovered carbon black (rCB). The current status of the industry, and its potential outlook is discussed, as are production economics and viability in North America and Western Europe.
This report is a comprehensive account on technologies that utilize carbon dioxide. Technologies profiled include carbonates, urea, methanol, ethanol, cement, and others. Results of economic analysis and analysis of CO2 utilization potential are included.
This report comments on the motivations behind the recent maleic anhydride (MAN) capacity additions and provides a high-level analysis of the business and strategic considerations as well as the technology availability from the perspective of a company entering or expanding into this market. As over 70 percent of the global capacity and all the announced capacity additions are/will be based on the n-butane route, the cost of production via this route for plants located in the United States, Western Europe, the Middle East, and China has been estimated for the first quarter of 2020. This analysis is underpinned by a review of end-use sector consumption as well as regional market dynamics.