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Dec 2021
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Polymers and Plastics
Petrochemicals

Cost Curves and the Evaluation of Petrochemicals Cost Competitiveness and Investment Attractiveness

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 demand 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.
Nov 2021
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Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials
Oil, Gas and Refined Products
Polymers and Plastics

Polyalphaolefins – Changing Market Landscape for Synthetic Lubricants

This Special Report provides a detailed assessment of key end-use sector trends and the global market outlook for polyalphaolefins (PAOs).  Regional PAO supply, demand, and net trade analyses are provided for 2010-2040.  Price forecasts for low- and high-viscosity PAOs in major regional markets also are presented, based on crude oil price scenarios and the PAO profitability outlook.  In addition, delivered cost competitiveness is evaluated for major producing regions when serving key target markets.
Coming soon
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Polymers and Plastics

Executive Sustainability Reports - Impact of a Carbon Tax on Plastics Manufacturing Competitiveness

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". 
Nov 2020
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C1 Chemicals and Fertilizers
Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Impact of Sustainability on the Fertilizer Sector

This report will identify and evaluate practical technologies, processes, and products that can help fertilizer producers, distributors, and users meet sustainability goals and mandates.  It will provide a road map to satisfy sustainability pressures on the fertilizer sector.  Companies that have the right products and practices to succeed in an environment that features digital farming, regenerative agriculture, etc. will be identified.  In addition, the report will describe the sustainability issues that are driving change in the competitive landscape of the fertilizer sector.  
Sep 2020
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Polymers and Plastics
Petrochemicals
Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Olefins from Mixed Plastics Waste – Are Thermolysis Routes Viable?

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.
May 2020
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics
Oil, Gas and Refined Products

Petrochemical Price Scenarios at $20/bbl Brent

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.
Mar 2020
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Polymers and Plastics

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.
Oct 2019
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Polymers and Plastics
Petrochemicals

Sorting through Plastic Waste – Is Chemical Recycling a Solution?

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.

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