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This report presents an up-to-date, detailed cost analysis of Polylactic Acid (PLA) production from lactide using a melt-phase polymerization process. The process examined is similar to a process developed by Natureworks, in which poly(lactic acid) is produced from lactide via the ring opening polymerization chemical pathway. In this process, lactide undergoes a ring opening polymerization in the presence of a stanonous octoate catalyst to be converted to Polylactic Acid.
This report, PLA E51A, is a best-in-class examination of Polylactic Acid production, providing in-depth, comprehensive techno-economic analysis of the production technology examined, including:
- Process Description: raw materials and utilities consumption, products generation, labor requirements, list of equipment, characterization of site infrastructure, process flow diagram (PFD).
- Capital Cost Analysis: costs of plant construction, working capital, owners' costs, commissioning, start-up and contingency.
- Operating Cost Analysis: variable costs, fixed costs (salary, benefits & maintenance) and corporate overhead costs.
- And much more . . .