This report examines technical, commercial and economic aspects of producing BTX aromatics, particularly para-xylene, which is the principal co-monomer for PET used in the production of fibers and bottles. Major technologies covered at the cost of production level include catalytic fast pyrolysis, catalytic reforming of carbohydrates, cycloaddition of furans, catalytic conversion of iso-butanol to para-xylene, enhanced FCC of renewable feedstocks, renewable methanol-to-aromatics (MTA), rLPG-to-aromatics, bioethanol-to-aromatics (ETA).
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This report examines the technical, economic, and strategic aspects of thermal conversion (e.g., pyrolysis and hydrothermal treatment) technologies that are used to recycle mixed plastics waste. Selected developers of technologies were profiled and ranked under different criteria. The economic analysis of thermal conversion technologies, involving the production of feedstocks for olefins are provided for different geographic regions. In addition, the report includes an analysis of the plastic-based naphtha delivered cost competitiveness to Western Europe from the USGC, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. An ethylene carbon intensity analysis is provided. Strategic and business considerations are also included in the report.
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 evaluates the technologies and economics for both batch and continuous production of nylon 6 and nylon 6,6. A demand forecast and regional capacity tables are also included.
The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of bioplastics used in the automotive industry. Several commercial technologies are provided for key plastics used in exterior and interior functions, under the hood parts, and chassis components. The study also compares cost of production estimates for the key bioplastics.
This report investigates the various developments in biobased plastics for food contact applications. Several commercial technologies are analyzed in depth. Analyses include technical descriptions and cost of production estimates.
This report investigates the various developments in biobased fibers for textile applications including natural and synthetic fibers. Commercial technologies for the production of bio based PLA, PHA, PTT, and nylon are analyzed in depth. Analyses include technical descriptions and cost of production estimates. A summary of the global fibers industry is also provided.
This Webinar discussed the emergence and rapid growth of electrically-powered road vehicles which has become a key issue for consideration when assessing the outlook for refined products demand.
Electric Vehicles (EVs) have gained significant momentum in recent years, supported by regulatory incentives, changing consumer perception and the willingness of much of the auto manufacturing industry to throw its weight behind the development of affordable electric models in large numbers. So, how will the growth of EVs impact the mining, oil and gas, petrochemical/ polymers industries? Will supply be able to adapt fast enough or become a limiting factor in EVs growth?