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Oct 2021
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Petrochemicals

Oxo Alcohols (2021 Program)

In this report, NexantECA comments on the motivations behind the recent oxo alcohol capacity additions and provides a high-level analysis of the business and strategic considerations as well as the conventional and bio-based technology availability from the perspective of a company entering or expanding into the oxo alcohol market. As nearly all the global capacity remains based on the conventional routes (as well as all announced capacity additions), the n-butanol, 2-EH, 2-PH and INA production costs via those routes for plants located in the United States, Western Europe, and China have been estimated for the second quarter of 2021. This analysis is underpinned by a review of end-use sector consumption as well as regional market dynamics.
Sep 2021
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Petrochemicals

Vinyl Acetate (VAM) (2021 Program)

This techno-economic report reviews the chemistry, properties, technologies, and development trends of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM). The report provides VAM economics for fixed and fluid bed ethylene-based technologies in several different global locations (USGC, Western Europe, China, and India) under a consistent second quarter 2021 price scenario. An analysis of the ROI and investment attractiveness for fixed bed VAM facilities is also provided. The report also offers an overview of VAM consumption, capacity, and trade for global and major regional markets.
Aug 2021
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Petrochemicals

Carbon Monoxide (2021 Program)

This techno-economic report provides a review of the technology, chemistry, economics, and market analysis for carbon monoxide. Commercial technologies for the production of syngas and carbon monoxide are discussed, as well as development trends. Cost of production estimates were developed for various reforming and gasification technologies (utilizing natural gas, coal, and MSW) and cryogenic separation of carbon monoxide plus PSA separation of hydrogen for plants located in the USGC, China, and Western Europe. An overview of the major chemical applications for carbon monoxide is provided, along with an analysis of the implied carbon monoxide capacity and demand forecast based on these chemicals.
Aug 2021
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Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials
Petrochemicals

Nitrobenzene Aniline MDI (2021 Program)

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.
Aug 2021
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics

Technology and Costs – Custom Cost Curve Models – Ethylene and Polyethylene – 2021

The 2021 Custom Cost Curve Analysis model for Ethylene and Polyethylene combines NexantECA’s global plant capacity database and views on supply and demand with an extensive cost of production database and NexantECA’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.   
Aug 2021
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Polymers and Plastics
Petrochemicals

Technology and Costs – Custom Cost Curve Models – Propylene and Polypropylene – 2021

The 2021 Custom Cost Curve Analysis model for Propylene and Polypropylene combines NexantECA’s global plant capacity database and views on supply and demand with an extensive cost of production database and NexantECA’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.   
Jul 2021
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Petrochemicals

Methanol (2021 Program)

This techno-economic report reviews the chemistry, properties, conventional and green technologies, and development trends of methanol. The report provides methanol economics for four gas-based technologies and a coal-based methanol plant in several different global locations (USGC, Western Europe, China, and the Middle East) under a consistent first quarter 2021 price scenario. An analysis of the ROI and investment attractiveness for gas-based methanol facilities is also provided. The report also offers an overview of methanol consumption, capacity, and trade for global and major regional markets.
Jul 2021
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Petrochemicals

Butadiene Butylenes (2021 Program)

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the technology, economics, and markets for the processing of the C4 hydrocarbon chain, which includes butadiene, isobutylene, butenes, and butanes. Commercial and developing process technologies are discussed. Cost of production estimates have been developed to illustrate the cost competitiveness of butadiene, isobutylene, and butene-1 production in the USGC, China, Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Western Europe. A market overview of the C4 chain is provided, along with demand by end-use, capacity, and supply/demand/trade data for Global, North America, Western Europe, and Asia Pacific.
Dec 2020
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Petrochemicals

Benzene/Toluene (2020 Program)

This report provides a technical review of commercial and developing technologies for reformate and benzene production.  New developments, process descriptions and economics are included.  Cost of production estimates for several reformate and benzene production processes are developed to illustrate the cost competitiveness in selected regions: USGC, China, Middle East, Southeast Asia, and South Korea.  Commercial end-use applications, along with global and regional supply, demand, and trade data is also included.   
Oct 2020
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Petrochemicals

Acrylonitrile (2020 Program)

This report discusses the process technologies and production economics for acrylonitrile which is commercially produced by propylene ammoxidation. Production economics for the United States, Western Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia, and China are assessed and regional market analyses are also presented.

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