Frequently Asked Questions

Production Cost Reports

About Reports

Sure! You can actually examine this report and learn about its content by browsing its preview, in which you will see report table of contents, analyses excerpts, report development methodology, etc.

Also, for a full understanding of our production cost reports, we highly suggest you download samples of full reports, available for free! They clearly show the type of information you will get from Production Cost Reports, as they share the same structure and depth of content. Register Now for a free at Intratec website and get immediate access to Production Cost Reports samples!

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.

Please keep in mind that significant portions of our reports are intended to fully explain concepts/assumptions utilized throughout the study; thus the content of all chapters/appendixes often reference one another.

That being the case, Intratec only sells reports in the three aforementioned versions, basic, advanced and extended. We do not sell report excerpts.

Yes, you can! To upgrade your report, please follow the steps below:

  1. Login at www.intratec.us with your email and password
  2. Once logged on, click on "Go to User Area" on the top menu
  3. In the User Area, on the menu option “Your Products”, click on “Production Cost Reports”
  4. Select the report you want to upgrade in the drop-down "Select a Report of Interest"
  5. Scroll down to the section "Upgrade your Report", and click on "UPGRADE YOUR REPORT" for an Advanced Version.

Finally, please keep in mind that fee charged for upgrading a report is greater than the difference among report's versions prices.

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.

Customers interested in having questions answered must order advanced versions of reports, which includes Technical Support via email. The support provided refers exclusively to the content of the report purchased. Responses are provided in 3 business days.

Intratec reports can be delivered in three formats: as online PDFs; as downloadable, non-printable PDFs; and as downloadable, printable PDFs. The delivery format is according to the version of the report: Basic Versions are delivered as online PDFs, Extended Versions are delivered as downloadable, non-printable PDFs and Advanced Versions are delivered as downloadable, printable PDFs.

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.

Yes! For each report, Intratec Offers an optional analysis called "Cost Analysis in Another Location" Intratec offers, for each report, an optional analysis called “Cost Analysis in Another Location”, which presents capital and operating costs of an industrial plant identical to the one discussed in the report but located in a country selected by you.

This optional analysis has the same structure of the report (chapters include Capital Investment, Operating Costs, and Process Economics Summary). The costs presented in US dollars (with the assumed exchange rate for local currency).

You can select this option when you order any 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

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 methodology ensures 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.

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, duly reviewed by Intratec. The market data presented in our reports is primarily drawn from public sources, and 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.

 

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!

First, it is important to mention that each Intratec report is available in three different versions: basic, extended and advanced. You can easily check the price of each version of a report in the respective report page, in the section 'Compare & Choose the Right Report Version for You'.

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, PayPal, bank transfers and so on.

We are confident our reports 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'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 1 - 10 business days from the date of the payment confirmation.

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) delivery 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.

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 comply with all conditions set out in the Report Terms & Conditions

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)

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.

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.

Subscribers of the 'Pro' or 'Enterprise' plans receive the reports as downloadable PDF files, while subscribers of the 'Standard' plan receive reports as online PDFs. 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, on the menu option “Your Products”, 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 a reports.  Please note that only extended or advanced versions of reports are delivered as downloadable PDF file.

That is because you purchased a basic or extended version of a report - both versions cannot be printed. Kindly note that only advanced versions of Intratec reports are delivered as 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.

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)

About Custom Reports

Intratec Production Cost Reports are the best-in-class professional studies examining production processes, with up-to-date analysis of capital and operating costs. A custom report, basically, is a Production Cost Report developed on demand, focused on a production process a customer is interested in.

By requesting a custom report, you will have an in-depth, comprehensive techno-economic analysis of the production technology of your interest, 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...

Requesting a custom Production Cost Report is very convenient and straightforward, with no meetings or phone calls whatsoever.

You need first to submit a request for quotation, by following the steps above. After you submit your request, within 2 business days you will receive an email from Intratec with the definitive quotation for developing the custom report, the development time required and further instructions for concluding the purchase of the report, if you wish.

Upon purchase of the custom report, Intratec experts promptly start its development. The report is developed remotely by Intratec team. Once the report is ready, it is made available either for online access or for download in a private area at Intratec website.

Besides identifying the process to be examined, customers can choose one among three options for the scope of a custom report, related to the depth of the analyses presented in the report: the basic, extended and advanced scope.

The basic scope includes a description of an industrial plant (main process units and site infrastructure) and an independent analysis of capital and operating costs. For those needing more in-depth, comprehensive analyses, Intratec offers the extended and the advanced scope options.

The extended scope includes everything of the basic scope 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 scope includes everything of the extended scope 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.

Custom reports, like all Intratec Production Cost Reports, are based on extensive, in-depth bibliographical researchs targeting information about industrial processes drawn from public sources, including patents, encyclopedias, text books, technical papers and non-confidential information disclosed by licensors, duly reviewed by Intratec.

After this bibliographical research, the report is developed according to a consistent methodology, distilled from the expertise gained supporting companies worldwide in the analysis of chemical markets and process economics, over more than 15 years.

Our methodology ensures 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.

The preliminary budget is an estimated price for developing the custom report, calculated based on the process to be examined and the scope of the new report. Once you submit your request for quotation, the budget for the custom report may be reviewed by Intratec according to: the accuracy of the information provided about the process, process complexity, availability of information about the process, etc.

When requesting the quote, the customer can already see an estimated timeframe for developing the custom report, calculated according to the information provided about the process and the report scope selected.

The actual delivery time is informed in the definitive quotation, sent by Intratec within 2 business days after the customer submits the request for quotation.

Intratec custom reports can be delivered in three formats: as online PDFs; as downloadable, non-printable PDFs; and as downloadable, printable PDFs. The delivery format is according to the custom report requested, as follows: reports with basic scope are delivered as online PDFs, reports with extended scope are delivered as downloadable, non-printable PDFs and reports with advanced scope are delivered as downloadable, printable PDFs.

Customers interested in having questions answered must order custom reports with advanced scope, which includes Technical Support via email. The support provided refers exclusively to the content of the report purchased. Responses are provided in 3 business days.

Please keep in mind that significant portions of our reports are intended to fully explain concepts/assumptions utilized throughout the study; thus, the content of all chapters/appendixes often reference one another.

That being the case, Intratec does not sell report excerpts.

Intratec retains all intellectual property rights in the Production Cost Reports, including in custom reports developed on demand. That being the case, all custom reports developed are included in Production Cost Reports portfolio, to be sold at Intratec website.

Customers interested in having custom reports with exclusivity must contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.