Production Cost Report

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Production Cost Reports

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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (a.k.a. ABS) is the largest selling engineering thermoplastic worldwide. ABS consists of a family of polybutadiene resin grafted with acrylonitrile and styrene. Property advantages from this polymer includes good processability, chemical resistance and thoughness. These properties can be optimized by adjusting the ratio of the three monomers which allows for incredible versatility to meet product requirements. While the polymer components coexist as two separate phases, ABS actually represents one of the industrially most important thermoplastic two-phase systems with an amorphous structure.

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand reports examining Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene production. Each study 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 (Q2 2019).

You can find below reports focused on Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene production processes available in report subscriptions offered by Intratec.

ABS Production via Emulsion Process - Cost Analysis | ABS E11A

This report presents the economics of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) polymer production in the USA using an emulsion process. In this process, butadiene is first polymerized in the presence of water, forming a latex. The polybutadiene latex is submitted to a grafting reaction with styrene and acrylonitrile monomers. The graft latex is mixed with a SAN Latex produced separately.

Analysis: 150 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

ABS Production via Mass Process - Cost Analysis | ABS E12A

Differently from the report “ABS E11A”, the process examined in this report is a mass polymerization process. This report also assesses the construction of an industrial plant in the USA. Initially, butadiene rubber is ground in a mill and dissolved in acrylonitrile and styrene. The mixture is submitted to a two-step copolymerization in the presence of a solvent.

Analysis: 120 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages