Production Cost Report

Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose Production Cost Reports

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Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose (a.k.a. HPMC, Hypromellose) is is a white/slightly off-white powder derived from alkali cellulose. It is an inert, viscoelastic polymer used as an ophthalmic lubricant, as an excipient and controlled-delivery component in oral medicaments, as food additive (emulsifier, thickening and suspending agent), and as an alternative to animal gelatin.

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

Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose Production - Cost Analysis | HPMC E11A

This report presents a feasibility analysis of Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose (HPMC) production starting from cellulose, methyl chloride and propylene oxide. In this process, cellulose is alkalized with caustic soda and etherified first with propylene oxide and then with methyl chloride (dissolved in dimethyl ether), before passing through an etherification reaction. The plant is assumed to be located on the US Gulf Coast.

Analysis: 12 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages