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Frequently Asked Questions

Production Cost Reports

  • Where does the information presented in Intratec Reports come from?

    The information about industrial processes presented in our reports is drawn from public sources, encompassing patents, encyclopedias, text books, technical papers and non-confidential information disclosed by licensors, and duly reviewed by Intratec. The market data presented in our reports are primarily drawn from public sources. This information is checked across several sources to verify and ensure integrity. If necessary, Intratec adjusts published data, for example, by reconciling trade data reported by exporting and importing countries.

  • Who uses Intratec reports?

    Intratec reports were conceived to truly support those interested in chemicals manufacturing. Our reports are structured and easy-to-understand, designed for a wide public, from students and newcomers to skilled technical professionals of industry and financial sectors, capital groups, consulting firms, legal, and research institutions.

  • How Intratec Reports can be used?

    The main purpose of Intratec Reports is to assist readers in a preliminary economic evaluation of the production processes approached. They are valuable support tools for a myriad of activities and studies, such as screening and assessment of investment options, preliminary evaluation of the economic potential of emerging production processes, rough assessment of the economic feasibility of industrial ventures, cost estimates double-checking, preliminary budget approval, research planning, and so on.

  • How are Intratec reports developed?

    After more than a decade supporting leading companies worldwide, Intratec has gained considerable expertise in the analysis of chemical markets and process economics. All of this expertise is distilled in our reports through the use of consistent development methodologies.

    Our methodologies ensure that our reports are reliable, structured, and continuously tested and proven by the many corporations, R&D centers, EPC companies, financial institutions and government agencies that rely on those reports.

    We highly encourage you to check our Report Development Methodology.

  • What is the level of accuracy of Intratec reports?

    The accuracy of our studies is thoroughly discussed in our Report Development Methodology - we highly encourage you to take a look at it.

  • Can you provide Intratec references?

    For references on Intratec, we invite you to check this link: www.intratec.us/about-us/our-business. In the bottom of this page you may check some of our clients.

    In addition, it is worth noting that we are originators and editors of the Chemical Engineering Magazine's monthly "Technology Profile" column that helps readers better understand critical aspects of specific chemical process technologies.

  • Are Intratec reports chemical technology packages?

    Intratec reports are independent studies, intended to provide relevant and reliable technical and economic data, which enables timely and well supported decisions. In this context, our reports in fact present technical aspects of the chemical processes under analysis, but must be viewed as supporting techno-economic evaluations or feasibility studies, NOT as process design packages, design basis or front end engineering design (FEED) packages.

  • Do you offer samples of your reports? Can I see them?

    We do offer free samples of our reports, and you definitely can see them! In fact, we strongly encourage you to download our report samples - they clearly demonstrate, in advance, the type of information you will get when you order our reports, offering the same standard and structure (types of graphs, tables and descriptions). You will quickly realize the caliber of Intratec reports!

  • How can I order a report?

    You can order any Intratec report at the page of the report, whenever you need it.

  • How much does the report cost? What is the best price you can do?

    You can easily check the price of each report on the respective report page, highlighted in the orange rectangle (on the top right corner of the page). You will see two prices, related to two possible delivery formats for the report ('View Online' or 'Download PDF').

    The listed prices for the reports are Intratec's best offer.

    To proceed with the purchase, just click select the report format of you interest and click on the button 'ADD TO CART' - you will be able to conclude your purchase in a few steps! Intratec website provides a robust and safe payment platform, in which all purchase is carried out online, payments can be made via Credit Card, and so on.

    We are confident our report will fit your needs!

    Finally, should you need any further assistance for proceeding with the purchase, you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Kindly note that, in cases like these, if the purchase totals less than USD 6,000 Intratec always charge a USD 200 fee, related to offline sales handling. This USD 200 fee will be added to the price of the report ordered.

  • How are Intratec reports delivered?

    Intratec reports can be delivered in two formats: as online viewable reports, or as downloadable PDF digital files. The delivery format is selected during the report purchase, when the report is added to the cart.

    After Intratec team updates a report ordered, it is made available either for online access or for download in a private area at Intratec website. Reports delivered as online viewable reports will be accessible for 365 days after report delivery, in a private area at Intratec website.

  • For how long will I be able to access reports and extra analyses purchased in the ‘view online’ format?

    Reports and extra analyses delivered as online viewable reports will be accessible for 365 days after report delivery, in a private area at Intratec website.

  • Can I keep accessing reports and extra analyses in the ‘view online’ format after the 365 days period?

    Yes, you can. The best way for keeping the access to all reports and extra analyses purchased individually is to subscribe to our Production Cost Reports.

    More than keeping access to reports and extra analyses purchased individually, with a subscription you will receive 3 new, updated reports every month along 12 months, according to the Reports Delivery Schedule. Our subscription plans are in fact our most valued offer, through which you acquire reports for just a fraction of the cost!

    Your access to the reports and extra analyses will last as long as your subscription is active.

    We highly encourage you to check our Production Cost Reports Subscrition.

  • I acquired report, but I want to change it to show a specific information (e.g. capital cost estimate). Can you make this kind of customization?

    Intratec reports can be delivered in two formats: as online viewable reports, or as downloadable PDF digital files. The delivery format is selected during the report purchase, when the report is added to the cart.

    After Intratec team updates a report ordered, it is made available either for online access or for download in a private area at Intratec website. Reports delivered as online viewable reports will be accessible for 365 days after report delivery, in a private area at Intratec website.

  • Do you sell reports without being updated? Can I purchase out-of-date reports from the reports store?

    Intratec's policy is to always provide its customers with relevant and up-to-date Production Cost Reports, which serve as timely and well-founded cost analyses. Therefore, once a customer orders a report, the Intratec team reviews and refreshes market figures and techno-economic parameters presented in that report before delivering it. This way we ensure that our customers will always have up-to-date reports, reviewed in light of relevant references that eventually popped up since the report was first developed.

    In this context, kindly note that Intratec does not sell out-of-date reports.

  • Why are purchased reports not immediately available?

    Intratec's policy is to always provide its customers with truly relevant and reliable information, which enables timely and well-supported decisions. Therefore, once a customer orders a report, the Intratec team refreshes its market figures and techno-economic parameters – this ensures that our customers always have relevant and up-to-date assessments. In this context, the delivery of each report ordered takes 2 - 10 business days from the date of the payment confirmation.

  • I need the report ASAP! What should I do?

    We understand that some customers may be involved in time-sensitive projects, and need Intratec reports with urgency. Precisely for such cases, we offer express (or rush) update options, in which we allocate more resources to update the report ordered on a shorter timeframe. The express or rush delivery options imply additional costs due to the resources required to update the report and deliver it in the timeframe selected by the customer.

  • What if I cannot find the report I am looking for?

    Intratec supports companies interested in any manufacturing process not covered in our reports so far. We can provide detailed Production Cost Reports focused on processes defined by you, just submit a request for quotation for a new report at www.intratec.us/services/new-report.

  • How can I copy/paste report content?

    For customers needing to easily access data presented in report’s tables and charts, Intratec offers an Excel file with tables and charts data. With this spreadsheet, customers can easily retrieve the data that is relevant for their analyses, or integrate data into their own databases. This tool is a perfect complement for the report, as it is not possible to copy/paste content directly from the report (protected PDF file) and some of the data is exclusively presented in charts. This optional feature may be ordered together with the report.

  • Can I talk to the analyst who wrote a report?

    No. Only customers who acquired the Basic Support may clear up doubts via email.

  • If I order a report, will I be able to clear questions I may have?

    Customers interested in clearing eventual doubts relating to a report ordered must also order, for an additional fee, the Basic Support Package, which enables customers to clear up doubts via email.

    Please note that only customers who also ordered technical support will be allowed to clear questions related to the respective report.

  • Can I share Intratec reports?

    You are able to use and share purchased reports with colleagues within your organization.

    You are not entitled to share the report or its optional analyses with any affiliate company or third parties without prior written consent from Intratec.

  • How can I use the information obtained from Intratec Reports?

    You may, in the course of your business, create your own analyses incorporating, on an individual basis, specific information and/or data presented in Production Cost Reports, provided that: (i) you do not insert entire excerpts and/or portions of the Reports in the analysis created (ii) you acknowledge Intratec as a data source in relation to such analyses created; (iii) you includes the following note in the analyses created:

    ‘This analysis is based on information obtained from a Production Cost Report published by Intratec Solutions LLC (Houston; www.intratec.us). Intratec reports are meant to assist readers in a preliminary economic evaluation of the production process approached. More information about Intratec methodology for developing Production Cost Reports can be found, along with terms of use, at www.intratec.us’

    Finnaly, (iv) you do not use or authorize the use of such analyses created in products that are competitive with Intratec products.

    When used in content published in the World Wide Web, the attribution should include a link to the report page in intratec website, e.g.:

    The use of Production Cost Reports information and/or data for any purposes not expressly permitted by these terms and conditions is subject to Intratec’s prior written consent.

  • Can I purchase just a section of a report?

    Please keep in mind that Intratec business is about offering professional, structured reports at very cost-effective prices. Indeed, while our reports can be ordered for less than USD 500, the few similar reports in the market are sold at significantly higher values - we are talking about USD 8 - 20 thousand. So please kindly note that selling just section of reports is not possible for us.

  • How did you develop a report approaching a chemical production process that is still not commercial?

    Please note Intratec production cost reports target to provide readers with an estimate of process economics within the degree of accuracy expected from conceptual evaluations. This type of estimate is particularly valuable in cases where the process examined is still under development, and our customers do not have an idea over its economic feasibility.

    To develop such reports, Intratec team initially defines preliminary design of the processes under analyses. These conceptual designs are based on extensive bibliographical researches, from which important technical data (process conditions, yields, etc.) is gathered, and partially on our experts’ process synthesis knowledge.

  • How can I get an invoice/receipt for the reports ordered?

    To download an invoice for your report orders you should follow the steps below:

    1. Login at www.intratec.us with your email and password (top-menu)
    2. Once logged on, you must click on "Your Account" (top-menu)
    3. Click on the button "Your Reports"
    4. Go to the bottom of the page and click on the button "Order History"
    5. Then, you should see a list of all of your report orders on our website, just click on the download link in the invoice column to download the invoice.

Optional Analyses & Data

  • What are Intratec optional analyses and data?

    Intratec offers optional analyses and data that can be purchased along with each report, and complement the analysis provided in the report (e.g. Economic Analyses for Different Capacities, Process Unit Cost Breakdown, Plant Capital Investment Analysis in a Selected Country, Utilities Consumption Breakdown, Process Flow Diagrams & Equipment List).

    Optional analyses and data are perfect tools for those needing more comprehensive and in-depth techno-economic analysis of the process covered in the report.

  • Where can I check optional analyses and data available for a report?

    You can check optional analyses and data available for each report on the respective report page, under the tab ‘Optional Analyses, Extra Files & Support’.

  • How are optional analyses delivered?

    Optional analyses may be delivered in the following formats: as online viewable reports or as downloadable digital files (PDF or Excel files). The delivery format will be the same format of the respective report, selected during the report purchase when the report is added to the cart.

    After Intratec team updates an optional ordered, it is made available either for online access or for download in a private area at Intratec website.

  • I acquired an optional analysis, but I want to change it to show a specific information (e.g. capital cost estimate). Can you make this kind of customization?

    Unfortunately, not. Kindly note that all reports and optionals offered were developed independently by Intratec, in conformance with generally accepted professional standards, and based on publicly available information and non-confidential information disclosed by third parties. As such, Intratec reports and optionals are the opinion of Intratec and do not represent nor are meant to represent the point of view of any third parties.

  • Can I purchase just the optional analyses, but not the related report?

    Optional analyses were conceived as complements of Intratec reports, providing more detailed cost analyses and/or complementary data. In this context, the content of optional analyses is highly referenced to content of the respective reports. Therefore such analyses can only be purchased with the respective report.

  • If I purchase just a report, can I purchase the optionals related to it later?

    Yes you can! Just contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. informing your request, and we will send you the respective invoice. Upon payment confirmation, the optionals requested will be updated and delivered. Please note, however, that prices of optionals purchased individually are 30-40% higher than when purchased with the respective report.

Reports Subscriptions

  • What are Intratec Production Cost Reports Subscriptions?

    Production Cost Reports Subscriptions are Intratec's most valued offer: as a subscriber, you will receive 3 up-to-date reports every month, paying just a fraction of the cost! The reports disclose costs of producing basic chemicals and inorganics, plastics, green chemicals, biofuels, and much more!

    In addition to receiving new reports every month, you may also subscribe to get access to Intratec’s archives containing released reports (you must select the option “Full Library” when subscribing).

  • Why subscribe?

    You will have best-in-class reports, used by leading companies for economic evaluations of production processes, paying just a fraction of the cost! Our reports present up-to-date, in-depth cost analyses focused on the production of basic chemicals, inorganics and fertilizers; plastics, fibers and rubbers; green chemicals, biofuels and specialties.

  • Which reports will I receive if I subscribe? Can I choose the reports I will receive under a subscription plan?

    You can check the list of upcoming reports under a subscription plan by checking the respective “Reports Delivery Schedule”. You may also receive the reports already released, which are available for subscribers that select “Full Library”.

    Under any subscription plan, the specific reports to be delivered will be exactly the ones presented in the “Reports Delivery Schedule”.

  • How the reports will be delivered? Can I download the reports?

    As a subscriber of the Standard plan, you will get online access to the reports (you will view the reports in web format) in a private area in our website. As a subscriber of the Premium plan, you will get online access to the reports AND you will be able to download the reports as PDF files. Kindly note that only subscribers of the Premium plan will be able to download the reports!

  • How can I pay for a Reports subscription?

    We accept payments via Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Please note that credit cards from outside USA must be enabled for international transactions (in US dollars).

    We also accept wire transfers and local bank transfers.

    In any case, just select the plan of your interest and click on “Subscribe” – you will receive instructions on how to proceed with the payment.

  • Do you offer a monthly subscription?

    We only offer fixed term subscriptions for 1 year.

  • What happens when my subscription expires?

    Once your subscription expires, you will no longer have access to Production Cost Reports – neither the upcoming reports nor the released reports (archive). So we strongly recommend you renew your subscription before its expires, in order to keep access to your reports!

  • How to renew my subscription? What is the cost for renewing?

    You can renew your subscription directly through Intratec website, in a private area where you access the reports. The renewal fees are as follows:

    • Standard Plan: Starting at $3,499 (1 user)
    • Premium Plan: $9,999

    It is worth highlighting that the renewal fees for both Standard and Premium Plans relate exclusively to new issues to be released. Subscribers with access to the “Full Library” will continue to have it upon subscription renewal.

  • When subscribing, I selected “Full Library” – will I have to pay the same fee when renewing my subscription?

    No! For renewing your subscription, you will just pay the fee relating to new reports to be released, as follows:

    • Standard Plan: Starting at $3,499 (1 user)
    • Premium Plan: $9,999
  • What is the difference between the Standard and the Premium plans?

    The Premium Plan has all Standard Plan features, plus the following:

    • For each report, you will also receive extra analyses: Utilities Consumption Breakdown; Plant Construction Cost; Breakdown per Discipline; Economic Analysis for Different Capacities; Project & Construction Implementation Schedule
    • You will be able to download reports and analyses as PDF files
    • You will be eligible for technical support
  • What is the difference between ‘New Issues Only’ and ‘Full Library’?

    ‘New Issues Only’ and ‘Full Library’ refer to the coverage of the subscription plan.

    When you select ‘New Issues Only’, you will receive three new reports every month, according to the upcoming issues schedule. You will continue to have access to the reports you received as long as your subscription lasts.

    When you select ‘Full Library’, you will receive the same three new reports every month, but you will also get access to ALL 100+ reports ever released by Intratec for subscribers, since 2015! You will continue to have access to all reports from the library as long as your subscription lasts.

  • When will I receive reports under a subscription?

    Your active subscription period starts in the subsequent month after payment confirmation, and is valid for the next 12 months. Reports and extra analyses are always delivered in the third week of every month. For those subscribers who also purchase the Reports Subscription Library access is given immediately after the first report delivery.

    The reports are made available for online access on a private area at Intratec website. Subscribers of the Premium Plan will also be able to download reports and extra analyses as PDF files.

  • Do you provide a list of upcoming reports?

    Yes! You can check the list of upcoming reports by checking the “New Issues” in the “Reports Subscription Library”, available at www.intratec.us/production-cost-reports-subscription.

  • Under a subscription, will I receive hard copies of the reports?

    No. As a subscriber of the Standard plan, you will get online access to the reports (you will view the reports in web format) in a private area in our website. As a subscriber of the Premium plan, you will get online access to the reports AND you will be able to download the reports as PDF files. Kindly note that only subscribers of the Premium plan will be able to download the reports!

  • What are the Extra Analyses?

    Extra analyses complement each report released under a subscription. With them, you will have in-depth techno-economic assessments of chemical production processes!

    Please note that only subscribers of the Premium plan will receive extra analyses.

Indexes & Pricing Data

  • Where does the data presented in the Indexes & Pricing Data come from?

    The data presented in our Indexes & Pricing Databases are primarily drawn from public sources. This information is checked across several sources to verify and ensure integrity. If necessary, Intratec adjusts published data, for example, by reconciling trade data reported by exporting and importing countries.

  • How often is the data I subscribed for refreshed? When is such data updated?

    Data presented in our Indexes & Pricing Databases is refreshed on a monthly basis, as new information is obtained. However, it is important to highlight that the frequency which specific regional data is actually updated depends on how often official sources from countries from those regions report that data.

    In this context, by the end of each month - typically in the second or third week -, Intratec team updates Indexes & Pricing Data with data of the previous month.

  • Can I share the data I subscribed for?

    The subscriber of a Standard Plan may, in the course of its business, use Indexes & Pricing Data internally only. In this context, disclosing/sharing of any raw data from Indexes & Pricing Data with third-parties is not allowed for Standard Plan subscribers.

    On the other hand, the subscriber of a Pro Plan may disclose/share Indexes & Pricing Data with third parties (person or group), provided that (i) the subscriber discloses/shares Indexes & Pricing Data with up to three third parties; and (ii) the subscriber acknowledges Intratec as a data source. Furthermore; any data from Indexes & Pricing Data must be treated as confidential information by the third party receiving the data from the subscriber, in such a way that under no circumstances the receiving party will disclose/share the data received. .

  • What is the time span covered in the Indexes & Pricing Data?

    Typically, our Indexes & Pricing Data cover data since the year 2007 to present. However the Plant Construction Index covers data since the year 2000 to present.

  • But from where exactly the chemicals pricing data Intratec presents came from?

    The chemicals pricing data Intratec provides its customers with is obtained from the collection/refining of foreign trade data officially reported by the respective countries. Usually, such information is reported by governmental agencies and/or institutions related to foreign trade, or by statistical surveys conducted by countries/organizations.

    Naturally, after almost 15 years in business and more than 600 tailored market studies and techno-economic studies of process technologies, we have an internal database of chemical markets/production technologies data. And we also use our extensive database as source.

  • Do you provide price forecasts? For all chemical commodities listed?

    Yes, price forecasts are available, but only for specific chemicals, in specific countries. On the page of each chemical pricing data, in the respective chart description, it is informed whether or not price forecasts are presented for that chemical.

  • How are price forecasts calculated?

    The forecast prices presented are based on estimates made by Intratec. Such estimates are derived from correlations with forecasts for (i) prices of main raw materials employed in the production of the chemical; (ii) main products manufactured from the chemical; and/or (iii) official industry/economic indexes.

  • I noticed that price forecasts changed from one month to the other. Why?

    Please note that price forecasts presented in Intratec’s Chemical Pricing Data are meant to reflect what Intratec considers the most probable scenario for the upcoming nine months, as of the date such forecasts are updated. Put another way, the forecasts presented resulted from specific, ’frozen’ market conditions at the moment they were calculated. In this context, as the market parameters used for calculating the forecasts can change significantly in short periods of time, the forecasts are also updated on a monthly basis.

  • How often are prices forecasts updated?

    Forecasts presented in our Indexes & Pricing Data are refreshed on a monthly basis.

  • I have just subscribed, but cannot access price forecasts of the chemical/utility covered in my plan - why?

    That is because you have subscribed for a 'Standard' plan. Please note that only subscribers of 'Pro' plans have access to forecast data and are able to download data as Excel, CSV and PNG files.

  • I have just subscribed, but cannot export pricing data into Excel - why?

    That is because you have subscribed for a 'Standard' plan. Please note that only subscribers of 'Pro' plans have access to forecast data and are able to download data as Excel, CSV and PNG files.

  • If I subscribe to any of Intratec's plans, how will I access the data I subscribed for? Will you send me reports?

    Subscribers access the data they have subscribed for through online charts presented at the respective chemical/utility/index page, at Intratec website. Naturally, the subscriber must be logged in Intratec website (using the same email and password of the subscription) to access the data.

    In this context, Intratec does not send reports about Indexes & Pricing Data.

  • Do you offer full trial subscriptions, for free?

    It is worth to highlight that anyone interested Indexes & Pricing Data can check plenty of free samples (with data up to 2010), and also that Intratec offers very cost-effective subscription plans, starting at only USD 29.99 per month.

    In addition, subscribers are entitled to cancel subscription plans at any time, whenever they want.

    So, considering the above, we believe that anyone interested in Indexes & Pricing Data is able to decide whether or not to subscribe, in such a way that full trials of Indexes & Pricing Data are not available for free.

  • Where can I check if you provide forecasts for the chemical/utility I am interested in?

    On the page of each chemical/utility pricing data, in the respective chart description, it is informed whether or not price forecasts are presented for that chemical/utility.

  • Can I subscribe for accessing only price forecasts of a chemical/utility?

    Please keep in mind that only subscribers of the full access plan can access price forecasts.

    For customers needing specific price forecasts not covered in our Chemical Pricing Data, we offer Ask for Prices, Markets & Industrial Plants Data.

  • Do you offer samples of forecast data?

    Please keep in mind that anyone interested in Indexes & Pricing Data can already check plenty of free samples, containing data up to 2010, and that forecast data will be presented in the same format (online chart at the chemical/utility page).

    So, such free samples should be enough for supporting a decision of whether or not to subscribe.

  • Can I acquire just part of the data from one of Indexes & Pricing Data subscription plans? How much would it cost?

    Intratec offers very cost-effective subscription plans, designed not only for professionals interested in having a reliable source of chemical commodities and process utilities pricing data, but also users needing to learn prices of a specific chemical or utility. For customers interested in pricing data of just one chemical or utility, subscriptions cost start at only USD 9.99 per month. In this context, we do not offer fractions of any Indexes & Pricing Data subscription plans.

    For customers needing specific chemical markets/pricing data not covered in our Chemical Pricing Data, we offer Ask for Prices, Markets & Industrial Plants Data

  • Can I subscribe for accessing pricing data of just an specific chemical or utility?

    No, you can not. We offer no Chemicals Pricing Data / Utilities Cost Data subscription plans for a single chemical or utility from our database. You may check our available subscription plans, in the page of the chemical/utility of your interest.

  • Can I upgrade my Standard Plan to a Pro Plan?

    Yes! You can easily upgrade your current plan by following the steps below:

    1. Login at www.intratec.us with your email and password (top-menu)
    2. Once logged on, you must click on "Your Account" (top-menu)
    3. Click on the button "Your Data"
    4. Locate your current plan and click on "Upgrade"

    Once you upgrade, you will promptly become a Pro Plan subscriber, having access to forecast data, download as Excel feature, and so on. Your subscription will be active until the end of your current billing cycle (related to the Standard Plan) plus 12 months.

  • What happens when I upgrade a Standard Plan to a Pro Plan?

    Once you upgrade, you will promptly become a Pro Plan subscriber, having access to forecast data, download as Excel feature, and so on. Your subscription will be active until the end of your current billing cycle (related to the Standard Plan) plus 12 months.

  • How can I get an invoice/receipt for my payments?

    To download invoices from Index & Pricing Data Subscriptions, you should follow the steps below:

    1. Login at www.intratec.us with your email and password (top-menu)
    2. Once logged on, you must click on "Your Account" (top-menu)
    3. Click on the button "Your Data"
    4. Click on the button "Subscription Management"
    5. Then, you should see a list of all of your Index & Pricing Data Subscriptions, just click on the download link in the invoice column to download an invoice.
  • How do I cancel my subscription?

    Our customers are entitled to cancel subscription plans at any time, whenever they want. To cancel a subscription, you should follow the steps below:

    1. Login at www.intratec.us with your email and password (top-menu)
    2. Once logged on, you must click on "Your Account" (top-menu)
    3. Click on the button "Your Data"
    4. Click on the button "Subscription Management"
    5. Then, you should see a list of all of your subscriptions on our website, just click on the cancel link of the plan you are willing to cancel.

    Intratec team proceeds with the cancellation within 2 business days. Upon cancellation, an email will be sent confirming that the recurring billing is interrupted. Please note that refunds related to Intratec Indexes & Pricing Data subscriptions are NOT provided.

  • What happens if I cancel my subscription?

    You will continue to have access to the data of your subscription plan until the end of your current billing period.

  • I can no longer see the pricing data of a chemical in a specific region...why?

    As previously mentioned, the data presented in our Indexes & Pricing Databases is primarily drawn from public sources, and is checked across several sources to verify and ensure integrity. Occasionally a specific public source stops reporting part of the data collected, or inconsistencies in the data are identified, in such a way that Intratec team deems appropriate to discontinue a specific pricing data series.

    Please rest assured that, whenever this happens, Intratec team makes every effort to compensate users for such discontinuation, by adding either new pricing data series related to different regions or pricing data of more commodity chemicals.

  • I am interested in getting pricing data of a chemical/utility, but it is not covered in your subscription plans - what should I do?

    If you cannot find the pricing data of your interest in our store (at www.intratec.us/indexes-and-pricing-data/chemicals-pricing-data-store), you may submit the request form available at www.intratec.us/services/chemical-industry-data. In this case, our experts may work to provide exactly the data you need. They will provide you with a quotation for this service in no more than 2 business days. Of course, since this is a customized data analysis, not available in our regular database, this quotation shall be higher than our regular subscription fees.

Payment

  • What are the payment methods available?

    Payments can be made with credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

    Please note that credit cards from outside USA must be enabled for international transactions (in US dollars). Should you have any trouble while trying to pay via Credit Card, we kindly ask you to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., informing the content of your order and your country.

  • Do you have any Refund Policy?

    Yes - Intratec stands behind the reports it sells! If a customer is not satisfied with the type / volume of information presented in a report, it can ask for refund (See our Refund Policy).

    Please note, however, that our Refund Policy is not applicable to our Indexes & Pricing Data subscriptions, since Indexes & Pricing Data content can be previously checked through the available samples.

  • Do you offer discounts? What if I purchase more than one report?

    The only discount offered by Intratec is based on the purchase volume. We offer a 5% discount in purchases of reports from the Reports Store above USD 6,000; a 7.5% discount on purchases above USD 18,000; and a 10% discount on purchases above USD 54,000. Purchases of Intratec reports and analyses with discounts are conducted as follows:

    1. The customer sends an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., informing an order totaling at least USD 6,000.
    2. Intratec Sales Team sends to the customer a direct link to this custom order, through which he/she will be able to conclude the purchase with discount.
    3. Customer conclude the payment online, with the same payment methods available for regular purchases in Intratec’s website
  • Do you offer discounts for students?

    The only discount offered by Intratec is based on the purchase volume. We offer a 5% discount in purchases of reports from the Reports Store above USD 6,000; a 7.5% discount on purchases above USD 18,000; and a 10% discount on purchases above USD 54,000. Purchases of Intratec reports and analyses with discounts are conducted as follows:

    1. The customer sends an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., informing an order totaling at least USD 6,000.
    2. Intratec Sales Team sends to the customer a direct link to this custom order, through which he/she will be able to conclude the purchase with discount.
    3. Customer conclude the payment online, with the same payment methods available for regular purchases in Intratec’s website
  • During the purchase of a report, I was redirected to FastSpring...what is this?

    FastSpring is our secure payment provider, which operates worldwide and process payments via several payment methods (e.g. credit cards, wire transfers, PayPal).

  • I will pay for Intratec reports by bank transfer - as it will take a few days, can I receive reports ordered prior to payment completion?

    In cases like this, Intratec team can start updating reports/optionals ordered upon receipt of a purchase order, payment remittance or similar. Nevertheless, the final delivery of the reports/optionals ordered will only be made upon payment completion.

  • How does Intratec handle VAT?

    For receiving payments in countries where Value-Added Tax (VAT) is charged, Intratec uses the FastSpring digital commerce platform (www.fastspring.com). FastSpring handles tax collection, compliance and payment on Intratec's behalf, including VAT. Business customers purchasing through FastSpring platform can waive VAT charges by providing a valid VAT ID at the time of purchase. FastSpring may process payments via several payment methods (e.g. credit cards, wire transfers, PayPal).

  • Is the payment process secure?

    Yes. We're committed to making your purchases secure and we take special steps to ensure you and your credit card are safe. We are PCI Compliant, meaning there's no risk of your personal data or credit card information being stolen. Using your credit card on our site is 100% safe, and because we don't store credit card numbers, there's no chance of unauthorized access or the numbers being stolen.

    We use SSL Certificates that meet the highest standard in the internet security industry for secure transactions. This certificate establishes a private communication channel enabling encryption of the data during transmission.

  • Can I make purchases in another currency?

    No. We only accept payments in US Dollars.

  • I tried to pay with my credit card, but the payment did not work. Where is the problem?

    Please verify if your credit card details are correct, including the card code located on the back of your card. For Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards, the card code is the last 3 digit number located on the back of your card on or above your signature line. For an American Express card, it is the last 4 digits at the very end of your card number.

  • My credit card details are correct, but the payment did not work. Where is the problem?

    Please contact our sales team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This is probably because your card issuing bank declined the transaction. This may happen for different reasons:

    • Insufficient funds
    • Frozen account status
    • Invalid credit card number or expiration date
    • Unusual transactions, etc.

    In such cases, the card issuer does not inform us the precise denial reason and customers need to contact the card issuing bank for more information.

  • How do I get an invoice or a receipt for my purchases?

    For purchases related to Indexes & Pricing Data, after a successful purchase you will receive an automatic email from our payment gateway with a receipt.

    When you purchase Production Cost Reports, in no more than one business day after payment confirmation you will receive an Invoice issued by Intratec via email. Click here to check a sample of the Invoice issued by Intratec.

  • I have specific needs for my Invoice. How should I proceed?

    If you need to add any extra information to your invoice you should fill out the field "Provide us with any additional information you might need to be included in your Invoice" available during reports purchase.

    Finally, kindly note that Intratec offers a robust platform for conducting online (through Intratec website) purchases of Intratec reports and data subscritions. Therefore, as offline sales of any report/data demands additional time/resources from our sales team, a fixed service fee of USD 199 is charged for processing specific requirements. Such service fee for offline sales is waived in purchases above USD 6,000.

  • I need a Proforma Invoice/Purchase Order. How should I proceed?

    A Proforma Invoice/Purchase Order is a document that declares Intratec’s commitment to provide the products specified to the buyer at certain prices.

    In order to request a proforma invoice, you should contact our sales team through the contact form available at www.intratec.us/about-us/contact-us. It is important that you provide us with the following information: Company Name, Billing Contact Information (name and email) , Billing Address, the production cost reports you wish to purchase(you should also mention if you need any optional features, the type of license you would like to acquire, Country or Enterprise License, and the support package you are interested, Basic or Premmium Support).

    Finally, kindly note that Intratec offers a robust platform for conducting online (through Intratec website) purchases of Intratec reports and data subscritions. Therefore, as offline sales of any report/data demands additional time/resources from our sales team, a fixed service fee of USD 199 is charged for processing specific requirements.Such service fee for offline sales is waived in purchases above USD 6,000.

General

  • Why should I create an account?

    By creating an account you will have access to:

    • Full Reports Samples: You will find full report samples of reports offered by Intratec, providing full understanding of the type of information you will get when you order our reports
    • Intratec Plant Construction Index (IC Index): You will have premium access to IC Index, with the most recent data available and forecast. Intratec chemical plant Construction Index is an indicator, published monthly by Intratec, that enables users to scale capital costs from one time period to another
    • Intratec Location Factors: You will have access to up to date Intratec Location Factors (IL factors). These factors are used to convert investment estimates from the US to another country of interest, an useful tool for cost estimation in a range of assignments
    • Chemical Process Library: Registered users have full access to all articles published in Intratec Chemical Process Library, a free online encyclopedia of chemical process technologies. Covering not only processes description themselves, but also the economics surrounding chemicals production, our library provides real-world knowledge on the production of several chemical commodities
    • Extended Samples of Intratec Indexes & Pricing Data: Logged in users have access to extended samples of pricing data for all chemicals covered in Indexes & Pricing Data
  • What if I'm having trouble signing in?

    If you've forgotten your password, please select the 'Log In' link located on the top menu of any page, a pop-up login form will show up, then you should click on the "Forgot you Password" link. You will be prompted to inform the email address of your account, after clicking on the submit button you will receive a verification code via email. Follow the instructions in this email to reset your password.

Basic Support

Intratec’s technical support is a great mechanism for clearing any questions referring to a report, and respective optionals, ordered.

  • Convenient Format. With just an email to Intratec support team, customers can gain clarification.
  • Fast Answers. Most responses are provided within 2 business days.
  • Leveraged Analysis. Have answers to all questions and doubts you might have about a report content and related optionals (the technical support is available for 10 business days after report delivery and is limited to 8 man-hours from Intratec’s support team)
  • Confidentiality. All customers questions and doubts are considered private, and kept strictly confidential

Premium Support

Intratec’s technical support is a great mechanism for clearing any questions referring to a report, and respective optionals, ordered.

  • Convenient Format. With just an email to Intratec support team, customers can clarify their concerns. Customers may also schedule phone calls with Intratec team.
  • Fast Answers. Most responses provided within 1 business day.
  • Leveraged Analysis. Have answers to all questions and doubts you might have about a report content and related optionals (the technical support is available for 10 business days after report delivery and is limited to 8 man-hours from Intratec’s support team)
  • Confidentiality. All customers questions and doubts are considered private, and kept strictly confidential