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Silicone
Silicone is a class of polymers, in which silicon atoms are linked via oxygen atoms, each silicon atom bearing one or several organic groups (usually methyl or phenyl in industrial production). Silicon compounds are quite abundant in nature, but silicones are not found naturally. They were first synthetized in 1930, with industrial production beginning nine years later and growing rapidly in the years that followed, a result of the high demand for silicones in World War II. Currently, they have a wide variety of commercial forms and applications, ranging from automotive to pharmaceutical industries.
The uses and applications of Silicone may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Silicone are fluids; emulsions; solutions; resins; pastes; elastomers; and powders.

Silicone Cost of Production | Q4 2023

Updated Reports Examining Silicone Manufacturing Costs

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand Commodity Cost of Production reports analyzing the costs of Silicone manufacturing processes. Each report describes an industrial plant based on a specific Silicone process. The report also presents an independent analysis of the costs of Silicone production, encompassing plant capital costs (capex) and plant operating costs (opex). All reports are based on the most recent economic data available (Q4 2023).

Silicone Surfactant Production

This report presents the economics of a process for Silicone-Polyethylene Glycol production in the United States. This silicone formulate - obtained from cyclic siloxanes (mainly octamethylcyclotetrasiloxanes), Si-H fluid (methyl hydrogen polysiloxane - MD'12M), hexamethyldisiloxane (used as chain broker for molecular weight control) and allyl PEG - is commonly used as surfactant in polyurethane foam.

Details: 8 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report silicone e11a target a 8 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

High Viscosity Silicone Fluid Production

This report presents the economics of High Viscosity Silicone Fluid production in the United States. The assessment concerns a plant producing Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) by ring-opening polymerization starting from cyclic siloxanes (octamethylcyclotetrasiloxanes), using hexamethyldisiloxane for molecular weight control.

Details: 12 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report silicone e21a target a 12 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Silicone Elastomers Production

This report presents the economics of a process for Silicone Elastomers production in the United States. This Silicone Elastomer formulation is based on copolymerization of cyclic siloxanes (mainly octamethylcyclotetrasiloxanes) with vinylmethylsiloxane and phenylmethylsiloxane by vulcanization, using hexamethyldisiloxane for molecular weight control.

Details: 6 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $1,999 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report silicone e31a target a 6 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Low Viscosity Silicone Fluid Production

This report presents the economics of Low Viscosity Silicone Fluid production in the United States. The assessment concerns a plant producing Polydimethylsiloxanes (PDMS) by polycondensation of linear siloxanes, using hexamethyldichlorosiloxane for molecular weight control. The linear siloxanes are produced by hydrolysis of dimethylchlorosilane. The plant also produces cyclic siloxanes and hydrogen chloride as by-products.

Details: 15 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $1,199 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report silicone e41a target a 15 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Methyl Hydrogen Silicone Fluid Production

This report presents the economics of Methyl Hydrogen Silicone Fluid Production (a.ka. SiH Silicone) in the United States. The assessment concerns a plant producing Polymethylhydrosiloxane from methyldichlorosilane and trimethylchlorosilane hydrolysis. The plant also produces hydrogen chloride as by-product.

Details: 30 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $1,199 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report silicone e51a target a 30 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

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Details: Customer-defined Plant Location & Capacity  |   Q4 2023 From $2,900 USD

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About Silicone. Silicone is a class of polymers, in which silicon atoms are linked via oxygen atoms, each silicon atom bearing one or several organic groups (usually methyl or phenyl in industrial production). Silicon compounds are quite abundant in nature, but silicones are not found naturally. They were first synthetized in 1930, with industrial production beginning nine years later and growing rapidly in the years that followed, a result of the high demand for silicones in World War II. Currently, they have a wide variety of commercial forms and applications, ranging from automotive to pharmaceutical industries.

Silicone Uses. The uses and applications of Silicone may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Silicone are fluids; emulsions; solutions; resins; pastes; elastomers; and powders.

Intratec Methodology. Intratec distilled its expertise, gained from more than a decade of supporting companies worldwide in the analysis of commodities markets and process economics, and developed a consistent report development methodology.

The methodology ensures a holistic, coherent, and consistent techno-economic evaluation, guiding the development of a report that allows readers to fully understand a specific process technology for the production of a commodity. In addition to being based on a common methodology, all Intratec reports that approach industrial processes have a common structure, i.e., indexes, tables and charts share similar standards. This ensures that Intratec’s readers know upfront what they will get and, more than that, will be able to compare technologies addressed in different reports.

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