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LLDPE Production Cost Reports

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LLDPE (a.k.a. Linear Low Density Polyethylene) is one of the three main types of polyethylene. It is a copolymer of ethylene and alpha-olefins. The most common comonomers (also referred to as short-chain branches) used commercially are 1-butene, 1-hexene, and 1-octene. Conventional LLDPE differs from Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) primarily by having a narrower molecular weight distribution and by not containing long-chain branching. The short chains associated with the comonomer interrupt the uniformity of the polymer chain, preventing crystal formation and consequently inhibiting the polymer from achieving high densities. When compared to blown films of LDPE, LLDPE films exhibit tremendous toughness, dart impact, and puncture resistance.

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

LLDPE Production via Solution Process - Cost Analysis | LLDPE E11A

This report presents the economics of Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) production from polymer grade (PG) ethylene and 1-octene comonomer in the USA, using a solution process similar to NOVA Chemicals SCLAIRTECH. This process uses a tubular reactor and a CSTR operating in series.

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

LLDPE Production via Solution Process - Cost Analysis | LLDPE E12A

This study presents the economics of Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) production from polymer grade (PG) ethylene and 1-octene in the USA. Differently from the report "LLDPE E11A", the process examined in this report is similar to NOVA Chemicals Advanced SCLAIRTECH. This process is carried out in two CSTR operating in series.

Analysis: 400 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

LLDPE Production via Solution Process - Cost Analysis | LLDPE E13A

This report presents the economics of Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) production from polymer grade (PG) ethylene and 1-octene in the USA. Differently from the report "LLDPE E11A", the process examined in this report is similar to Dow DOWLEX. In this technology, the polymerization is carried out in two CSTR reactors operating in series.

Analysis: 300 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

LLDPE Production via Slurry Process - Cost Analysis | LLDPE E21A

This report examines the costs related to Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) production from polymer grade (PG) ethylene and 1-hexene in the USA, using a slurry process similar to Chevron Phillips MarTECH. In this technology, ethylene is polymerized in combination with 1-hexene in a slurry loop reactor.

Analysis: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

LLDPE Production via Gas Phase Process - Cost Analysis | LLDPE E22A

It presents the economics of Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) production from polymer grade (PG) ethylene and 1-hexene in the USA. Differently from the report "LLDPE E21A", this report examines a gas phase process similar to Univation UNIPOL and INEOS INNOVENE. The system comprises a fluidized-bed reactor, compressor and heat exchanger.

Analysis: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

LLDPE Production via Gas Phase Process - Cost Analysis | LLDPE E31A

This study presents the economics of Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) production from polymer grade (PG) ethylene and 1-butene in the USA, using a gas phase process similar to Univation UNIPOL and INEOS INNOVENE. This technology comprises a reaction loop consisting of a fluidized-bed reactor, a compressor and a heat exchanger.

Analysis: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

LLDPE Production via Gas Phase Process - Cost Analysis | LLDPE E32A

This report presents the economics of Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) production from polymer grade (PG) ethylene and 1-butene in the USA. Differently from the report "LLDPE E31A", the process examined in this report is similar to LyondellBasell Spherilene S. The system comprises a small loop reactor followed by a reaction loop with fluid-bed reactor.

Analysis: 400 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

LLDPE Production via Solution Process - Cost Analysis | LLDPE E33A

This report examines the costs related to Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) production from polymer grade (PG) ethylene and 1-butene in the USA. Differently from the report "LLDPE E31A", the process examined in this report is a solution process similar to NOVA Chemicals SCLAIRTECH. The polymerization is carried out in a tubular reactor and a CSTR reactor.

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