This techno-economic report reviews the chemistry, and properties, and analyses the process technologies required to produce BDO from six different fossil fuel-derived feedstocks and the development trends of 1,4-Butanediol (BDO). The economic analysis provides an overview of production costs for BDO as well as THF in different locations in 2Q 2022. An overview of the carbon intensity across three regions, the US, Western Europe, and China for the BDO production technologies is also presented. The market for BDO is analyzed on a global and regional basis with commentary made around the key market drivers historically and over the medium-term forecast.
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Monoethylene glycol (MEG) is the main derivative of ethylene oxide and is used to produce PET, which encompasses the fiber industry (textile and industrial applications) and the resin industry (packaging, film and bottles).
This report investigates the various developments in Green Solvents, and profiles and provides an index (NESSI – NexantECA Solvent Sustainability Index) of major solvents. Analysis on recent industry trends and developments are also provided.
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.
This report investigates the various developers producing biobased lactic acid and PLA. Relevant commercial technology processes and high-level economics are presented. Analysis on recent industry trends and developments are also provided.
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.
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.
Polyamides, often also referred to as nylons, are a major class of engineering thermoplastics that are used in the production of fibers, films and molded articles.
This report examines advanced recycling processes for recycling polyolefins, polystyrene, and polyethylene terephthalate. Profiles of the main companies that offer solvent purification, decomposition, and enzymatic hydrolysis processes are included. Cost estimates are presented to produce recycled PP, recycled PS, and recycled PET pellets from waste material, at USGC, Western Europe, China, and Japan locations. Global and regional PET, PE, PP, and PS/EPS market outlooks that could be targeted by mechanical and/or emerging recycling technologies are also provided.
This report investigates oleaginous biofeedstocks for renewable chemicals and fuels. Descriptions of major oilseeds and crushing technologies to produce oils, as well as developmental natural oil sources are described. Regional cost of production models for oilseeds and crushing to produce oils are also included, as well as regional and country level production data.