Production Cost Report

Propylene Oxide Production Cost Reports

Reports Available in Subscriptions

Propylene Oxide (a.k.a. PO, Epoxypropane, Methyl Oxirane) is a synthetic, highly-flammable, volatile, colorless liquid that is soluble in water and miscible with many organic solvents. This organic, highly reactive compound is a major commodity chemical, as well as starting material for several products, from polymers and solvents to industrial fluids. Propylene Oxide is produced mainly by the so-called chlorohydrin process, based on the reaction of propylene and chlorine in the presence of water to produce propylene chlorohydrin, which is dehydrochlorinated with a base. Liquor is used usually when the PO plant is integrated with a chlorine plant.

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

Propylene Oxide from Propylene and Chlorine - Cost Analysis | Propylene Oxide E11A

This report presents the economics of Propylene Oxide (PO) production from chemical grade (CG) propylene and chlorine in the USA, via a typical chlorohydrin process.

Analysis: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Propylene Oxide from Propylene and Isobutane - Cost Analysis | Propylene Oxide E23A

This report examines the costs related to Propylene Oxide (PO) production from chemical grade (CG) propylene and isobutane in the USA. Differently from the report "Propylene Oxide E41A", the process is similar to LyondellBasell process. In this process, isobutane is oxidized to produce t-butyl hydroperoxide, which reacts with propylene to produce PO.

Analysis: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Propylene Oxide from Propylene and Ethylbenzene - Cost Analysis | Propylene Oxide E31A

This study presents the economics of Propylene Oxide (PO) production from chemical grade (CG) propylene and ethylbenzene in the USA, similar to LyondellBasell process. Styrene is generated as by-product in the process.

Analysis: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Propylene Oxide from Propylene and Cumene - Cost Analysis | Propylene Oxide E51A

This report analyses the economics of Propylene Oxide (PO) production from chemical grade (CG) propylene and cumene in the USA, similar to Sumitomo process.

Analysis: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Propylene Oxide from Propylene & Hydrogen Peroxide - Cost Analysis | Propylene Oxide E61A

This report presents the economics of Propylene Oxide (PO) production from polymer grade (PG) propylene and hydrogen peroxide in the USA, similar to the hydrogen peroxide to propylene oxide (HPPO) process jointly developed by Evonik and Uhde.

Analysis: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages