Production Cost Report

Polypropylene Production Cost Reports

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Polypropylene (a.k.a. PP, Polypropene) is a thermoplastic polymer made of propylene with 10,000 to 20,000 monomer units. It is the second most produced commodity plastic behind only polyethylene. In a qualitative approach, PP is a colorless, translucent to transparent solid with a glossy surface. PP is versatile, durable and extremely rugged material. Its properties and texture vary depending on the process used to create it. It is known to have good tensile strength despite its lightweight. PP has great elasticity, fatigue resistance, water resistance, has a higher melting point than most other plastics in the market, good resistance to chemicals, greater scratch resistance than other polyolefins, good environmental stress cracking resistance, good processability via injection molding and extrusion, and a low moisture absorption rate.

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

Polypropylene Homopolymer via Bulk Process - Cost Analysis | PP E11A

This report presents the economics of Polypropylene (PP) Homopolymer production from polymer grade (PG) propylene. The process under analysis uses a bulk phase polymerization process similar to LyondellBasell Spheripol and Mitsui Hypol II. The economic analysis performed assumes a plant located in the USA.

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

Polypropylene Homopolymer via Hybrid Process - Cost Analysis | PP E12A

This study presents the economics of Polypropylene (PP) Homopolymer production from PG propylene. The process under analysis uses a hybrid (slurry/gas) polymerization process similar to the Borealis BORSTAR process. The economic analysis assumes a plant constructed in the United States.

Analysis: 400 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Polypropylene Homopolymer via Gas Process - Cost Analysis | PP E13A

This report examines the costs related to Polypropylene (PP) Homopolymer production from polymer grade (PG) propylene, using a gas phase polymerization process similar to LyondellBasell Spherizone. The economic analysis performed assumes a plant located in the USA.

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

Polypropylene Homopolymer via Gas Process - Cost Analysis | PP E14A

This study presents the economics of Polypropylene (PP) Homopolymer production from polymer grade (PG) propylene. Differently from the report "PP E13A", the process examined in this report is similar to Grace UNIPOL process. The economic analysis performed assumes a plant located in the USA.

Analysis: 400 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Polypropylene Homopolymer via Gas Process - Cost Analysis | PP E16A

This study presents the economics of Polypropylene (PP) Homopolymer production from polymer grade (PG) propylene in the USA. Differently from the report "PP E13A", the process examined in this report is similar to Lummus Technology's Novolen.

Analysis: 400 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Impact Polypropylene via Gas Process - Cost Analysis | PP E22A

This report presents the economics of Polypropylene (PP) Impact Copolymer production from polymer grade (PG) propylene and ethylene in the USA. Differently from the report "PP E21A", the process examined in this report is similar to Grace UNIPOL process. This process occurs in fluidized-bed reactors connected in series.

Analysis: 400 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Impact Polypropylene via Gas Process - Cost Analysis | PP E24A

This report examines the costs related to Polypropylene (PP) Impact Copolymer production from polymer grade (PG) propylene and ethylene in the USA. Differently from the report "PP E21A", the process examined in this report is similar to Lummus Technology's Novolen process. This process occurs in fluidized-bed reactors connected in series.

Analysis: 400 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Polypropylene Random Copolymer Production - Cost Analysis | PP E31A

This report presents the economics of Polypropylene (PP) Random Copolymer production from polymer grade (PG) propylene and ethylene. The economic analysis assumes a plant located in the USA, using a bulk phase polymerization process in loop reactors, similar to LyondellBasell Spheripol and Mitsui Hypol II.

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

Polypropylene Random Copolymer Production - Cost Analysis | PP E36A

This study presents the economics of Polypropylene (PP) Random Copolymer production from polymer grade (PG) propylene and ethylene in the USA. Differently from the report "PP E33A", the process examined in this report is similar to Lummus Technoloy's Novolen, which uses a vertical stirred-bed reactors.

Analysis: 400 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages