Jun 2021
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Polymers and Plastics
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Amorphous High Temperature Engineering Thermoplastics (2021 Program)

This report discusses the technologies and economics for producing the most common high temperature amorphous thermoplastics commercially available today - polysulfone, polyethersulfone, polyetherimide, and polyphthalamides. These materials rely on complex chemistries, mainly incorporating aromatic residues in their polymeric backbones which increase their useful temperature range though often at the expense of processability.
Jun 2021
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Polymers and Plastics

Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP) (2021 Program)

This report analyzes various technological and commercial aspects of Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP), and provides an overview of the commercial and developing technologies for SAP production. Cost of production estimates have been developed for both solution and suspension process plants located in USGC, Western Europe and China. Commercial applications and global market outlook are also included.  
May 2021
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Advances in Depolymerization Technologies for Recycling (2021 Program)

This report examines the main commercial and developing processes for depolymerization of polyamide, polycarbonate, polyethylene terephthalate, polystyrene, polyurethane, and polymethyl methacrylate. Profiles of the main technology developers are also included.  Cost estimates are presented to produce recycled monomers and corresponding plastics from waste material, at USGC, Western Europe, China, and Japan locations.   
Nov 2013
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Petrochemicals

Biomass Gasification

This report provides a comprehensive review of commercial and emerging biomass gasification technologies and applications to power, fuels, and chemicals production.  Process descriptions are included, as well as regional economics of various feedstock types including North America, South America, Western Europe, and Asia.  
Dec 2013
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Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Maleic Anhydride

This techno-economic report offers a review on conventional routes to maleic anhydride, along with economics developed for several different global locations.  The report also provides market information in the major global regions.
Dec 2013
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Polymers and Plastics

Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)

The process technologies and production economics for low density polyethylene (LDPE) are assessed.  Four tubular processes and four autoclave processes are reviewed and compared.  In addition, the cost of production economics of LDPE are compared to LLDPE economics.  Supply, demand and trade forecasts for LDPE for the U.S., Western Europe and Asia Pacific are also provided.
Nov 2013
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Petrochemicals

Propylene

This report  reviews commercial petrochemical and bio-based process technologies for the production of propylene.  Process economics have been developed for fifteen petrochemical-based scenarios and three bio-routes to propylene, as well as sensitivities for pricing scenarios, including regional pricing, economy of scale and capital investment.
Sep 2014
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Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Carbon Black

Carbon Black production technologies, feedstock and process economics are discussed and evaluated.  Detailed process economics for a selection of commercial ASTM N carbon black grades and specialty blacks such as acetylene and thermal blacks are provided.  Global and regional supply, demand and trade is given.
Oct 2014
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Polymers and Plastics
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Polyurethanes

This report provides analysis of the chemistry, process technology, product formulation, and production economics for polyurethane foams.  All major types of PU are discussed in this report including flexible PU foam, rigid PU foam, coating, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers.  A market review, including global and regional demand figures, is included alongside key end-use markets.

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