Production Cost Report

HDPE Production Cost Reports

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HDPE (a.k.a. High Density Polyethylene) is one of the three main types of polyethylene, figuring among the most used polymers worldwide. It is the most widely used polyethylene resin. HDPE may be either ethylene homopolymer or a copolymer of ethylene and alpha-olefins (1-hexene, 1-butene). Polyethylene is considered to be high density when having density greater than 0.94 g/cm³. Despite having density only marginally higher than that of low-density polyethylene (LDPE), HDPE presents larger strength-to-density ratio, due to its little branching and consequent stronger intermolecular forces. The high demand for polyethylene is in large part due to a combination of the availability of ethylene raw material, its relatively low cost and a wide variety of applications.

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand reports examining HDPE 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 HDPE production processes available in report subscriptions offered by Intratec.

HDPE Production via Slurry Process - Cost Analysis | HDPE E11A

This report presents the economics of Bimodal High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) production from polymer grade (PG) ethylene and 1-butene in the USA, using a slurry process similar to LyondellBasell Hostalen and Mitsui CX. The polymerization is carried out in three CSTRs using hexane as diluent and a high-activity Ziegler catalyst system.

Analysis: 350 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

HDPE Production via Gas-Phase Process - Cost Analysis | HDPE E12A

It presents the economics of Bimodal High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) production from polymer grade (PG) ethylene and 1-butene in the USA. Differently from the report "HDPE E11A", the process examined in this report uses a gas phase process similar to Univation UNIPOL The copolymerization is conducted in a fluidized-bed reactor, compressor and heat exchanger.

Analysis: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

HDPE Production via Slurry Loop Process - Cost Analysis | HDPE E13A

This report presents the economics of Bimodal High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) production from polymer grade (PG) ethylene and 1-butene in the USA. Differently from the report "HDPE E11A", the process examined in this report uses a slurry loop process similar to Borealis BORSTAR. The reaction system consists of a slurry loop and a gas phase reactor.

Analysis: 350 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

HDPE Production via Slurry Loop Process - Cost Analysis | HDPE E22A

This report analyses the economics of Bimodal High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) production from polymer grade (PG) ethylene and 1-hexene in the USA. Differently from the report "HDPE E21A", the process examined in this report uses two slurry loop reactors, similar to Chevron Phillips CPChem and INEOS INNOVENE S.

Analysis: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

HDPE Production via Slurry Loop Process - Cost Analysis | HDPE E31A

This report presents the economics of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) production from polymer grade (PG) ethylene in the USA, using a slurry loop process similar to Chevron Phillips MarTECH and INEOS INNOVENE S. In this process, the monomers are polymerized in a single loop reactor.

Analysis: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

HDPE Production via Gas-Phase Process - Cost Analysis | HDPE E33A

This report analyses the economics of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) production from polymer grade (PG) ethylene in the USA. Differently from the report "HDPE E31A", the process examined in this report uses a gas phase process similar to Univation UNIPOL and INEOS INNOVENE G. The system comprises a fluidized-bed reactor, compressor and heat exchanger.

Analysis: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

HDPE Production via Solution Process - Cost Analysis | HDPE E34A

This report examines the costs related to High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) production from polymer grade (PG) ethylene in the USA. Differently from the report "HDPE E31A", the process examined in this report uses a solution process similar to NOVA Chemicals Advanced SCLAIRTECH. The polymerization is carried out in two continuous-stirred-tank reactors (CSTR)

Analysis: 350 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   106 pages