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This report presents an up-to-date, detailed cost analysis of Polyacetal Resins (also known as Polyoxymethylene, POM) production from acetic anhydride and formaldehyde. The process examined is similar to the one owned by DuPont. In this process, starting formaldehyde (37wt% solution) is concentrated to a purity higher than 99.9 wt% by means of two distillation steps and a treatment step. High purity formaldehyde is then polymerized in an inert cyclohexane medium. To enhance thermal stability, hydroxyl end groups are reacted with acetic anhydride.
This report, POM E11A, is a best-in-class examination of Polyoxymethylene production, providing an 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 . . .