Production Cost Report

Vinyl Chloride Production Cost Reports

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Vinyl Chloride (a.k.a. VCM, Vinyl Chloride Monomer, Chloroethene) is an organic compound, in the organochloride class. In room temperature, VCM is an ethereal/sweet odor gas; however, in industry, it is most often handled as a liquid. It is a major chemical commodity, mainly used in the production of PVC (polymer polyvinyl chloride), and for this use alone, vinyl chloride is among the top twenty largest petrochemicals in world production.

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

Vinyl Chloride Production from Ethylene Dichloride - Cost Analysis | VCM E11A

This report presents the economics of Vinyl Chloride production from ethylene dichloride (EDC) in the USA using a typical thermal cracking process. In the process under analysis, EDC is thermally cracked to produce Vinyl Chloride, also generating hydrogen chloride as a by-product.

Analysis: 500 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   106 pages

Vinyl Chloride Production from Acetylene - Cost Analysis | VCM E31A

This feasibility study reviews a typical hydrochlorination process for Vinyl Chloride production from acetylene. In this process, anhydrous hydrogen chloride is reacted in vapor phase with acetylene over a mercuric chloride catalyst producing Vinyl Chloride. The economic analysis presented is based on the construction of an industrial plant in the USA.

Analysis: 280 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   106 pages

Vinyl Chloride Production from Ethylene and Chlorine - Cost Analysis | VCM E41A

This study presents the economics of Vinyl Chloride (VCM) production from ethylene in the USA. Initially, ethylene is chlorinated to produce ethylene dichloride (EDC). Then, EDC is thermally cracked yielding VCM and HCl. The HCl produced and ethylene are reacted with oxygen, yielding more EDC. This leads to a “balanced process”.

Analysis: 500 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Vinyl Chloride Production from Ethylene and Chlorine - Cost Analysis | VCM E42A

This study also approaches a detailed cost analysis of Vinyl Chloride (VCM) production from ethylene and chlorine as raw materials. Initially, ethylene is chlorinated to produce ethylene dichloride (EDC). Then, EDC is thermally cracked yielding VCM. The economic analysis presented assumes a plant located in the USA.

Analysis: 500 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages