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This report presents an up-to-date, detailed cost analysis of Polyacetal Resins (also known as Polyoxymethylene, POM) production starting from methanol and acetic anhydride. The process examined is a conventional silver-catalyzed process with methanol recycle, combined with one owned by DuPont for producing the POM. In this process, methanol is converted to Formaldehyde (37wt% solution) over a silver catalyst. The 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, yielding POM.
This report, POM E21A, 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 . . .