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Sep 2022
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Polymers and Plastics
Petrochemicals

Hydrocarbon Resins (2022 Program)

In this report, NexantECA comments on the motivations behind the recent hydrocarbon resin 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 hydrocarbon resin market. The production cost estimates for plants located in the United States, Western Europe, China and South-East Asia have been estimated for the second quarter of 2022 for the following resin types: aliphatic (C5), aromatic (C9), C5/C9, cycloaliphatic (DCPD), pure monomer, hydrogenated aliphatic, hydrogenated aromatic, hydrogenated DCPD and hydrogenated DCPD/C9 resins. This analysis is underpinned by a review of end-use sector consumption as well as regional market dynamics.
Aug 2022
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Polymers and Plastics
Petrochemicals

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) 2022 Program

This report reviews the chemistry, properties, both conventional and developing technologies, and development trends in polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The report provides bottle grade PET economics for four production processes across several global locations (USGC, Western Europe, Middle East, China, and Southeast Asia) and a historical economic analysis comparing conventional production to bio-based PET and recycled PET. An overview of PET melt phase and bottle grade demand and supply for global and major regional markets is included.
Jul 2022
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Petrochemicals

Acetylene Production Technologies (2022 Program)

This techno-economic report reviews the chemistry, properties, conventional and developing technologies (i.e., methane pyrolysis via microwave plasma), and development trends of acetylene. The report provides acetylene economics for four commercial processes in several different global locations (USGC, Western Europe, and China) under a consistent first quarter 2022 price scenario. Economic estimates to produce acetylene and hydrogen byproduct via methane pyrolysis using microwave plasma are also included. The report offer an overview of acetylene demand for global and major regional markets.
Jul 2022
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics

Global Polyolefins Technology Report - 2022

Global Polyolefins Technology Report - 2022 provides detailed analysis of developments in polyolefins (LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, polypropylene) technology and includes all major licensed technologies, as well as technologies not licensed but important to the polyolefins industry. Focuses on factors within the industry and the external market that shape technology developments and competitive positioning.
Jul 2022
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Petrochemicals

Bisphenol-A (2022 Program)

This techno-economic report reviews the chemistry, properties, conventional and developing technologies (i.e., recycling of polycarbonate waste), and development trends of Bisphenol-A (BPA). The report provides stand-alone and integrated BPA economics for IER and HCl catalyzed-based plant in several different global locations (USGC, Western Europe, China, and South Korea) under a consistent first quarter 2022 price scenario. Economic estimates to produce BPA from recycling of polycarbonate waste are also included. The report offers and overview of BPA consumption, capacity, and trade for global and major regional markets.
Jun 2022
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Petrochemicals

Acetic Acid (2022 Program)

A comprehensive technical and economic review of processes for the production of acetic acid. Comparative economics are presented for 9 different acetic acid processes in various geographic locations, along with a summary of global and regional market as well as an overview of recent innovation in the sector, including carbon intensity reduction.
Dec 2021
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics

Technology and Costs - Cost Curve Models - Ethylene, Polyethylene, Propylene and Polypropylene 2021

The 2021 Cost Curve Analysis model for Ethylene - Polyethylene and Propylene - Polypropylene combines Nexant’s global plant capacity database and views on supply and demand with an extensive cost of production database and Nexant’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.    
Dec 2021
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Petrochemicals

Advances in Propane Dehydrogenation (2021 Program)

Propane dehydrogenation capacity continues to grow at much higher rates than traditional propylene production routes. This report covers major technology licensors and their latest PDH process offerings and includes production economics prepared on a USGC, Western Europe, Middle East, and China basis. Global and regional propylene supply and demand are provided.
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.

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