Production Cost Report
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Polystyrene
Expandable Polystyrene Production
(1) Polystyrene and Styrene Copolymers, Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, 7th ed. edition (2) Polymers, Polystyrene, McKetta, J. J., Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design - Volume 40 (3) European Commission. 2006. Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control - Reference Document on Best Available Techniques in the Production of Polymers.

This report presents an up-to-date, detailed cost analysis of Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) production from styrene. In the process under analysis, styrene is polymerized to Polystyrene in a typical batch suspension polymerization. After polymerization, a slurry containing polystyrene beads formed and water is cooled and discharged to a tank. Such slurry is continuously fed to subsequent process steps – dewatering, drying and size classification. The Polystyrene beads obtained are coated, packed, and sent to storage facilities.

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PS E15A
This study presents the economics of Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) production from styrene in the United States, via a typical batch suspension polymerization process. The tiny spheres of EPS are impregnated with a physical blowing agent.
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Expandable Polystyrene Production

Cost of Production Report | PS E15A

Details: 150 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   |   See Versions  From $799 USD

This report presents a cost analysis of a 150 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. You can add a customized cost analysis, assuming another plant capacity and/or location (country), when ordering an advanced version of this report.

This report presents an up-to-date, detailed cost analysis of Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) production from styrene. In the process under analysis, styrene is polymerized to Polystyrene in a typical batch suspension polymerization. After polymerization, a slurry containing polystyrene beads formed and water is cooled and discharged to a tank. Such slurry is continuously fed to subsequent process steps – dewatering, drying and size classification. The Polystyrene beads obtained are coated, packed, and sent to storage facilities.

This report, PS E15A, is a best-in-class examination of Polystyrene 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 . . .

Key reference(s): (1) Polystyrene and Styrene Copolymers, Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, 7th ed. edition (2) Polymers, Polystyrene, McKetta, J. J., Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design - Volume 40 (3) European Commission. 2006. Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control - Reference Document on Best Available Techniques in the Production of Polymers.

Report Content Highlights

Capital Cost Breakdown

Investment information on the requirements for starting an industrial plant, including:

  • Fixed capital (ISBL, OSBL & Owner’s Cost)
  • Working capital
  • Plant start-up expenses

Operating Cost Details

Costs related to the commodity production, categorized by:

  • Variable costs (raw materials and utilities)
  • Fixed costs (labor, maintenance, overhead, etc.)
  • Depreciation

Product Value Analysis

All costs associated with the product manufacture, including:

  • Total operating cost
  • Corporate overhead
  • Return on capital employed (ROCE)

Technology Description

Descriptions of the technical aspects of the process:

  • Technology maturity assessment
  • Process unit (ISBL) description
  • Site infrastructure (OSBL) description

Process Requirements

Main technical coefficients related to process operation:

  • Key process input & output figures
  • Utilities consumption breakdown
  • Labor requirements

Comprehensive Diagrams

Diagrams providing a full description of the process:

  • Block flow diagram (BFD)
  • Process flow diagram (PFD) & equipment list
  • Industrial site configuration

Implementation Schedule

Schedule including total project duration, commissioning and start-up:

  • Basic & detailed engineering
  • Procurement & Construction
  • Plant start-up

Capacity Analysis

Impact of capacity change on the following process economic figures:

  • Capital investment
  • Operating cost
  • Product value

Custom Analysis Add-on

Analysis for several scenarios of plant location and capacity:

  • Capital investment details
  • Operating costs details
  • Product value details
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Key Process Information

  • Raw materials consumption
  • Block Flow Diagram
  • Technology Readiness

Capital Cost Analysis

  • Costs of construction (process units, infrastructure, contingency)
  • Working capital, owners' costs, commissioning and start-up

Operating Cost Analysis

  • Fixed and variable costs
  • Overhead

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Capacity Analysis

  • Capital and operating costs breakdown for different plant capacities

Pricing Basis

  • Main prices assumed in the analysis (raw materials, by-products, utilities)

Utilities Consumption

  • Breakdown presenting utility consumption rates (steam, cooling water, electricity, etc.)

Implementation Schedule

  • Schedule, including duration of major project phases

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Process Flow Diagrams

  • Schematic representation of relevant operations of the process, indicating main process streams, equipment and utilities.

Construction Cost Details

  • Breakdown of process unit (ISBL) costs
  • Breakdown of infrastructure (OSBL) costs
  • Plant construction cost breakdown per discipline (bare equipment, equipment setting, piping, civil, steel, instrumentation & control, etc)

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  • Choose a plant capacity and/or location and receive cost analyses for an industrial plant according to your needs

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