Production Cost Report

Polystyrene Production Cost Reports

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Polystyrene (a.k.a. PS, Thermocol) is a high molecular weight polymer produced from monomer styrene. It has a wide range of applications, being therefore one of the most produced polymers worldwide. The most commercialized form of polystyrene is General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS). It is a hard, rigid and highly transparent material, with good chemical resistance. It can be easily processed by injection molding, extrusion or thermoforming.

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

General Purpose Polystyrene Production - Cost Analysis | PS E11A

This report presents the economics of General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS) production from styrene in the USA, via a typical continuous bulk polymerization process, split into a pre-polymerization and a polymerization step. Both steps are conducted in continuous stirred-tank reactors.

Analysis: 180 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   106 pages

High Impact Polystyrene Production - Cost Analysis | PS E12A

This study presents the economics of High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) production from styrene in the USA, via a typical continuous bulk polymerization process, which occurs in the presence of polybutadiene. The process is split into a pre-polymerization and a polymerization step. The first step is conducted in CSTRs and the second in plug-flow reactors.

Analysis: 180 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages