Frequently Asked Questions

Production Cost Reports

About Reports

Sure! You can actually examine any report of your interest 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! When you order an Advanced Version of a report, Intratec offers the option of also ordering a custom analysis, which presents capital and operating costs of an industrial plant with the production capacity and/or location of your interest.

For the development of the custom analysis, all costs are recalculated considering local data (e.g. raw materials, steel and energy prices, labor costs) and the plant capacity informed. The analysis has the same structure of the report (chapters include Capital Investment, Operating Costs, and Process Economics Summary). The costs are presented in US dollars (with the assumed exchange rate for local currency).

You can select this option only when you order an off-the-shelf report (advanced version). Kindly note that custom analysis cannot be purchased individually.

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 reports (advanced versions), and complement the analysis provided in the report.

Optional analyses are perfect tools for those needing more tailored techno-economic analysis of the process covered in the report, assumining an industrial plant with custom production capacity and/or location.

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

Intratec designed tailored subscription plans to attend corporate customers with high demand for Production Cost Reports. As a subscriber, you can pick the reports you want among 276 reports available, focused on production processes of 124 chemicals!

Subscriptions are valid for 12 months, and during this time subscribers can pick reports whenever they want.

The Extended Plan has all Basic 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 also be able to download reports as PDF files.

You can pick 8, 16 or 48 reports per subscription – you can select the number of reports you want when you subscribe. If you need more than 48 reports, please fell free to purchase more than one subscription.

As a subscriber, you can get any report you want among the 276 reports available for subscribers, whenever you need during your subscription. Kindly note, however, that not all 785 off-the-shelf reports offered in Intratec store are available in subscriptions.

To request reports, just fill the request form provided to subscribers, in which you can check the reports you want, and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Once a subscriber requests a report, Intratec team updates the report ordered and delivers it in 10 business days. Reports are made available for online access on a private area at Intratec website. Subscribers of the Extended Plan will also be able to download reports as non-printable PDF files.

Subscribers of the Basic Plan receive online access to the reports (online PDFs). Subscribers of the Extended Plan will also be able to download reports as 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.

Your active subscription period starts upon subscription fee payment confirmation and is valid for the next 12 months. Subscribers can order reports at any time during subscription term.

Once your subscription expires, you will no longer have access to Production Cost Reports requested along your subscription. So we strongly recommend you renew your subscription before its expires, in order to keep access to your reports!

Kindly note that only Basic Reports and Extended Reports can be ordered by a subscriber, according to the respective subscription plan. Please keep in mind, however, that subscribers are free to upgrade any report acquired through a subscription to its Advanced Version for an additional fee.

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.

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 Bespoke 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. Each Production Cost Report is focused on a specific production technology, employed in process industries spanning: petrochemicals; plastics & polymers; inorganic chemicals; fertilizers & food; renewables & recyclables; oil, gas & derivatives; metals & mining; specialty chemicals and energy & utilities.

A bespoke report, basically, is a Production Cost Report developed on demand, focused on a production process a customer is interested in.

By requesting a bespoke 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...

Per Intratec’s expertise and methodology, each bespoke report must be focused on a specific production technology, employed primarily in process industries spanning: petrochemicals; plastics & polymers; inorganic chemicals; fertilizers & food; renewables & recyclables; oil, gas & derivatives; metals & mining; specialty chemicals and energy & utilities. In fact, it is worth to highlight that Intratec’ methodology for developing Production Cost Reports was distilled from the expertise gained supporting companies worldwide in the analysis of chemical markets and production processes economics, over more than 15 years.

By way of illustration, from a “target product” perspective, we can develop bespoke reports examining production processes of upstream chemicals (oil, gas & derivatives such as ethane, propane and naphtha), intermediates (petrochemicals such as propylene, ethylene and styrene), and downstream chemicals (plastics & polymers such as polyethylene, polypropylene, styrene-butadiene rubber). However, kindly note that Intratec reports are not meant to approach manufacturing technologies of consumer products (“end products”).

Finally, in case of doubt whether we can develop a bespoke report about a given theme or not, please feel free to submit your request through our website. We will be glad in analyzing your request.

Requesting a bespoke 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 bespoke report, the development time required and further instructions for concluding the purchase of the report, if you wish.

Upon purchase of the bespoke 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 bespoke 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.

Bespoke 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 production processes 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 bespoke 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 bespoke 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 bespoke 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 bespoke 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 bespoke 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 bespoke 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.

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

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

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.

Purchasing Bespoke Reports

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.

Customers interested in having questions answered must order bespoke 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.

Intratec bespoke 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 bespoke 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.

Kindly note purchases of bespoke reports are carried out online, through Intratec website, as all other Intratec reports and subscriptions. In this context, the purchase/use of bespoke reports is governed by Intratec's Terms and Conditions, presented at www.intratec.us/legal

During the purchase, the customer will be able to generate an invoice. The payment implies full acceptance by the customer of Intratec terms and the formalization of the sale of the bespoke report.

Payments can be made with credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) or via bank transfers. You may select the payment method of your convenience when purchasing the report.

Please note that credit cards from outside USA must be enabled for international transactions (in US dollars). Should you have any trouble while trying to pay via Credit Card, we kindly ask you to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., informing the content of your order and your country.

If you need to add any extra information to your invoice you should fill out the field "Additional Information for your Invoice" available during the bespoke report purchase, in the step “Billing”.

Finally, kindly note that Intratec offers a robust platform for conducting online (through Intratec website) purchases of Intratec reports and data subscritions. Therefore, as offline sales of any report/data demands additional time/resources from our sales team, a fixed service fee of USD 199 is charged for processing specific requirements. Such service fee for offline sales is waived in purchases above USD 6,000.

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

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

Bespoke reports are usually delivered 15 business days after payment confirmation. You can check specifically the delivery time of the bespoke report during the purchase, in the step “ Delivery”