Production Cost Report

Polychloroprene Production Cost Reports

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Polychloroprene (a.k.a. Neoprene, Chloroprene Rubber) is the first synthetic rubber produced commercially by the free radical emulsion polymerization of chloroprene. It was first marketed by Dupont in 1933 under the DuPrene brand, and after significant improvements in the production process the brand was changed to Neoprene. Nowadays, it is one of the most important special rubbers produced, alongside butyl rubber, nitrile rubber (NBR) and ethylene propylene diene rubber (EPDM).

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

Polychloroprene Production - Cost Analysis | CR E21A

This study provides an economic analysis of Polychloroprene production starting from butadiene and chlorine, based on a plant located in the United States. In the first step, butadiene is chlorinated, generating dichlorobutenes, which are subjected to an isomerization to convert them to 3,4-dichloro-1-butene. It is then dehydrochlorinated, forming chloroprene. Finally, chloroprene is polymerized to the respective rubber.

Analysis: 50 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages