Frequently Asked Questions

Production Cost Reports

About Reports

Intratec Production Cost Reports are the best-in-class studies examining production process. Each report describes an industrial plant, including main process units and site infrastructure, and presents an independent analysis of capital and operating costs. All reports are based on the most recent economic data available.

Each Intratec report targets a specific production process, and is available in three different versions: basic, extended and advanced.

The basic version describes the industrial plant, including main process units and site infrastructure, and presents an independent analysis of capital and operating costs.

For those needing more in-depth, comprehensive analyses, Intratec offers the extended and the advanced versions.

The extended version includes everything of the basic version plus an extra appendix, in which it is presented the following analyses: Economics of Different Capacities; Utilities Consumption Breakdown; Construction Implementation Schedule.

Finally, the advanced version includes everything of the extended version plus another extra appendix, in which it is presented: Process Unit Cost Breakdown per Equipment; Infrastructure Cost Breakdown per Equipment; Plant Construction Cost Breakdown per Discipline; Process Flow Diagrams.

The information about industrial processes presented in our reports is drawn from public sources, encompassing patents, encyclopedias, text books, technical papers and non-confidential information disclosed by licensors, and duly reviewed by Intratec. The market data presented in our reports are primarily drawn from public sources. This information is checked across several sources to verify and ensure integrity. If necessary, Intratec adjusts published data, for example, by reconciling trade data reported by exporting and importing countries.

 

After more than a decade supporting leading companies worldwide, Intratec has gained considerable expertise in the analysis of chemical markets and process economics. All of this expertise is distilled in our reports through the use of consistent development methodologies.

Our methodologies ensure that our reports are reliable, structured, and continuously tested and proven by the many corporations, R&D centers, EPC companies, financial institutions and government agencies that rely on those reports.

We highly encourage you to check our Report Development Methodology.

We do offer free samples of our reports, and you definitely can see them! In fact, we strongly encourage you to download our report samples - they clearly demonstrate, in advance, the type of information you will get when you order our reports, offering the same standard and structure (types of graphs, tables and descriptions). You will quickly realize the caliber of Intratec reports!

You can easily check the price of each report on the respective report page, highlighted in the orange rectangle (on the top right corner of the page). You will see two prices, related to two possible delivery formats for the report ('View Online' or 'Download PDF').

The listed prices for the reports are Intratec's best offer.

To proceed with the purchase, just click select the report format of you interest and click on the button 'ADD TO CART' - you will be able to conclude your purchase in a few steps! Intratec website provides a robust and safe payment platform, in which all purchase is carried out online, payments can be made via Credit Card, and so on.

We are confident our report will fit your needs!

Finally, should you need any further assistance for proceeding with the purchase, you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Kindly note that, in cases like these, if the purchase totals less than USD 6,000 Intratec always charge a USD 199 fee, related to offline sales handling. This USD 199 fee will be added to the price of the report ordered.

 

Intratec reports can be delivered in two formats: as online viewable reports, or as downloadable PDF digital files. The delivery format is selected during the report purchase, when the report is added to the cart.

After Intratec team updates a report ordered, it is made available either for online access or for download in a private area at Intratec website. Reports delivered as online viewable reports will be accessible for 365 days after report delivery, in a private area at Intratec website.

Intratec's policy is to always provide its customers with truly relevant and reliable information, which enables timely and well-supported decisions. Therefore, once a customer orders a report, the Intratec team refreshes its market figures and techno-economic parameters – this ensures that our customers always have relevant and up-to-date assessments. In this context, the delivery of each report ordered takes 2 - 10 business days from the date of the payment confirmation.

Intratec's policy is to always provide its customers with relevant and up-to-date Production Cost Reports, which serve as timely and well-founded cost analyses. Therefore, once a customer orders a report, the Intratec team reviews and refreshes market figures and techno-economic parameters presented in that report before delivering it. This way we ensure that our customers will always have up-to-date reports, reviewed in light of relevant references that eventually popped up since the report was first developed.

In this context, kindly note that Intratec does not sell out-of-date reports.

We understand that some customers may be involved in time-sensitive projects, and need Intratec reports with urgency. Precisely for such cases, we offer express (or rush) update options, in which we allocate more resources to update the report ordered on a shorter timeframe. The express or rush delivery options imply additional costs due to the resources required to update the report and deliver it in the timeframe selected by the customer.

 

Intratec supports companies interested in any manufacturing process not covered in our reports so far. We can provide detailed Production Cost Reports focused on processes defined by you, just submit a request for quotation for a new report at www.intratec.us/services/new-report.

Customers interested in clearing eventual doubts relating to a report ordered must also order, for an additional fee, the Technical Support, which enables customers to clear up doubts via email.

Please note that only customers who also ordered technical support will be allowed to clear questions related to the respective report.

The sharing of Intratec Report and its content is according to the version of the report, as follows:

The customer who purchased a Basic Version is allowed to share it exclusively with co-workers from the same institution or corporation, who also work at the same country.

An Extended Version may be shared with co-workers from the same institution or corporation, worldwide.

Finally, an Advanced Version may be shared with up to five third parties, provided that such sharing complies with all the conditions presented at Report Sharing Terms

You may, in the course of your business, create your own analyses incorporating, on an individual basis, specific information and/or data presented in Production Cost Reports, provided that: (i) you do not insert entire excerpts and/or portions of the Reports in the analysis created (ii) you acknowledge Intratec as a data source in relation to such analyses created; (iii) you include the following note in the analyses created:

‘This analysis is based on information obtained from a Production Cost Report published by Intratec Solutions LLC (Houston; www.intratec.us). Intratec reports are meant to assist readers in a preliminary economic evaluation of the production process approached. More information about Intratec methodology for developing Production Cost Reports can be found, along with terms of use, at www.intratec.us’

Finnaly, (iv) you do not use or authorize the use of such analyses created in products that are competitive with Intratec products.

When used in content published in the World Wide Web, the attribution should include a link to the report page in intratec website, e.g.:

The use of Production Cost Reports information and/or data for any purposes not expressly permitted by these terms and conditions is subject to Intratec’s prior written consent.

 

Please keep in mind that Intratec business is about offering professional, structured reports at very cost-effective prices. Indeed, while our reports can be ordered for less than USD 500, the few similar reports in the market are sold at significantly higher values - we are talking about USD 8 - 20 thousand. So please kindly note that selling just section of reports is not possible for us.

Technical Support is a feature of Advanced Versions of Reports. Only purchasers of advanced versions are allowed to clear technical questions with our support team. The terms of this support package can be found below:

  • Responses provided exclusively via Email
  • Responses provided by Intratec support team in 3 business days
  • Available for 14 days after report delivery
  • Support limited to 4 man-hours from Intratec Experts (equivalent to 6 specific questions about the report ordered)

Please note that only customers who also ordered technical support will be allowed to clear questions related to the respective report.

Intratec offers optional analyses that can be purchased along with each report, and complement the analysis provided in the report (e.g. Cost Analysis in a Selected Country).

Optional analyses are perfect tools for those needing more comprehensive and in-depth techno-economic analysis of the process covered in the report.

Optional analyses may be delivered in the following formats: as online PDFs or as downloadable PDFs. The delivery format will be according to the version of the respective main report.

After Intratec team develops an optional ordered, it is made available either for online access or for download in a private area at Intratec website.

Yes you can! Just contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. informing your request, and we will send you the respective invoice. Upon payment confirmation, the optionals requested will be developed and delivered. Please note, however, that prices of optionals purchased individually are 20% higher than when purchased with the respective report.

Reports Subscriptions

Production Cost Reports Subscriptions are Intratec's most valued offer: as a subscriber, you will receive 3 up-to-date reports every month, paying just a fraction of the cost! The reports disclose costs of producing basic chemicals and inorganics, plastics, green chemicals, biofuels, and much more!

In addition to receiving new reports every month, you may also subscribe to get access to Intratec’s archives containing released reports.

You can check the list of upcoming reports under a subscription plan by checking the respective “Reports Subscription Library”. You may also receive the reports already released, which are available for ‘Pro’ or ‘Enterprise’ subscribers that also order "Reports Archive."

Under any subscription plan, the specific reports to be delivered will be exactly the ones presented in the “Reports Subscription Library”.

 

As a subscriber of Intratec reports, you will be able to download the reports as non-printable PDF files. Kindly note that Intratec does not deliver hard-copies of the reports.

We accept payments via Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Please note that credit cards from outside USA must be enabled for international transactions (in US dollars).

We also accept wire transfers and local bank transfers.

In any case, just select the plan of your interest and click on “Subscribe” – you will receive instructions on how to proceed with the payment.

Once your subscription expires, you will no longer have access to Production Cost Reports – neither the upcoming reports nor the released reports (archive). So we strongly recommend you renew your subscription before its expires, in order to keep access to your reports!

The Pro Plan has all Standard Plan features, plus the following:

  • For each report, you will also receive extra analyses: Utilities Consumption Breakdown; Plant Construction Cost; Breakdown per Discipline; Economic Analysis for Different Capacities; Project & Construction Implementation Schedule
  • You will be able to download reports and analyses as PDF files

The Enterprise Plan has all Pro Plan features, plus the following:

  • You will be eligible for technical support
  • You will be able to pick three reports from our report’s store, at no additional cost

‘Upcoming Reports Only’ and ‘Upcoming Reports + Archive’ refer to the coverage of the subscription plan.

When you select ‘Upcoming Reports Only’, you will receive three new reports every month, according to the upcoming issues schedule. You will continue to have access to the reports you received as long as your subscription lasts.

When you select ‘Upcoming Reports + Archive’, you will receive the same three new reports every month, but you will also get access to ALL 150+ reports ever released by Intratec for subscribers, since 2015! You will continue to have access to all reports from the library as long as your subscription is active.

Your active subscription period starts in the subsequent month after payment confirmation, and is valid for the next 12 months. Reports and extra analyses are always delivered in the third week of every month. For those subscribers who also purchase the Archive access is given immediately after the first report delivery.

The reports are made available for online access on a private area at Intratec website. Subscribers of the Pro and Enterprise Plans will also be able to download reports and extra analyses as PDF files.

No. As a subscriber of Intratec reports, you will be able to download the reports as non-printable PDF files. Kindly note that Intratec does not deliver hard-copies of the reports.

Extra analyses are additional chapters in each report. With them, you will have even more in-depth techno-economic analyses of chemical production processes!

Please note that only subscribers to the Pro and Enterprise plans will receive reports with extra analyses.

Technical Support is a feature of our Enterprise Plan. Only Subscribers of the Enterprise Plan are allowed to clear technical questions with our support team. The terms of this technical support for our Production Cost Subscriptions can be found below:

  • Responses provided exclusively via Email
  • Responses provided by Intratec support team in 3 business days
  • Available while the subscription is active
  • Support limited to 4 man-hours from Intratec Experts (equivalent to 6 specific questions about the report and optional analyses ordered) per Quarter

Purchased Reports

You can easily access purchased reports in Intratec’s User Area, by following the steps below:

  1. Login at www.intratec.us with your email and password (top-menu)
  2. Once logged on, you must click on "Go to User Area" (top-menu)
  3. In the User Area, hover the mouse over “Your Products” (top-menu) and click on “Production Cost Reports”
  4. Select your report in the drop-down 'Select a Report of Interest', then click on the 'Download' or 'View' links of the report you wish to access.

Finally, please note that only Extended or Advanced versions of reports can be downloaded. Basic versions of reports are available only as online PDFs

That is because you purchased the basic version of the reports.  Please note that only Extended or Advanced versions of reports will be available for download.

Kindly note that, per Intratec policy, extended and advanced versions of Intratec reports are delivered as non-printable PDF files.

Yes, you can. The best way for keeping the access to all reports and extra analyses purchased individually is to subscribe to our Production Cost Reports.

More than keeping access to reports and extra analyses purchased individually, with a subscription you will receive 3 new, updated reports every month along 12 months, according to the Reports Delivery Schedule. Our subscription plans are in fact our most valued offer, through which you acquire reports for just a fraction of the cost!

Your access to the reports and extra analyses will last as long as your subscription is active.

We highly encourage you to check our Production Cost Reports Subscrition.