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Polyisobutylene (PIB): A Market in Motion - Volume 1

Feb 2017/PetrochemicalsPolymers and PlasticsSpecialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials
The polyisobutylene (PIB) market has been in flux recently, because of feedstock, process, and applications dynamics.  Nexant is preparing a suite of three reports using an integrated/modular approach to analyze PIB markets, economics, and technology. This study will be useful to players all along the value chain, and especially to PIB producers, feedstock suppliers, PIB consumers, and potential new players considering entering the PIB market.  The three reports in the suite are Polyisobutylene(PIB): Markets in Motion, Volume 1: Market Analysis; Polyisobutylene(PIB): Markets in Motion, Volume 2: Economic Analysis; and Polyisobutylene(PIB): Markets in Motion, Volume 3: Technical Analysis.
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Oil Price and the Cost Competitiveness of Petrochemicals

Dec 2016/PetrochemicalsPolymers and PlasticsRenewable Chemicals and Energy
Given the large capital investments required to develop world scale petrochemical plants, project sponsors need to understand how the cost competitiveness and return on their investments will be impacted under various oil price scenarios.  This report analyzes investment opportunities based on three oil price scenarios and the impact it has on cost curve position, delivered cost, and return on capital.
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C5 Chemicals: Unlocking Hidden Opportunities in Steam Crackers?

Oct 2016/PetrochemicalsPolymers and Plastics
This report aims to provide a comprehensive business analysis, including commercial, technical, economic, and strategic considerations, addressing key issues facing the C5 chemicals sector. The report examines subjects related to availability of C5 chemicals (focused on isoprene, DCPD and piperylene), prospects and trends in the various regional C5 markets as well as general business structure within the C5 industry.
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Polymers in the automotive industry - which materials will be the winners and losers?

Coming soon/Polymers and Plastics
This report will examine the main polymers used in automotive production and how material usage trends are likely to evolve over the next ten years, in response to key trends including lightweighting, emergence of high performance polymers and new manufacturing techniques including 3-D and eco-friendly production.
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Resins in Paints & Coatings: Polyurethanes

Coming soon/PetrochemicalsPolymers and Plastics
The ‘Resins in Paints & Coatings’ program will include three reports, each focusing on epoxy, polyurethane and acrylic resins.  The reports will provide market dynamics analysis of these resins and their raw materials, as well as demand by end-use within the paints and coatings industry. This report will focus on ‘Polyurethanes in Paints & Coatings’. It will address the key challenges and opportunities for polyurethanes use within the paints and coatings sector by providing end use demand by sector including key developments in the paints and coating industry, evaluation of purchasing behaviour and technology developments.
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Natural Gas as a C1 Chemicals Feedstock - 2016 Update

Sep 2016/PetrochemicalsOil, Gas and Refined Products
This report considers the availability, now and in the future, of natural gas as a C1 chemicals feedstock both for the key existing markets and potential future markets.  Gas prices are projected through to 2040 based on the global gas outlook and the current and prospective pricing is then used to consider the comparative economics for the key chemicals for the different markets.
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China’s Refining Industry - The Transforming Giant

Coming soon/Oil, Gas and Refined Products
China’s fuel demand pattern is changing.  Structural changes in China’s economy are transforming the trade position of this giant economy in the refined products market.  The study will provide subscribers with insightful analysis to the changing nature of the refining industry in China and its regional and global impact.
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Changing Feedstock Trends and their Effects on the Surfactants Value Chain

Coming soon/PetrochemicalsRenewable Chemicals and EnergySpecialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials
This report will provide a comprehensive strategic analysis across the surfactants value chain including the synthetic and natural oil-based suppliers, and the formulators.  In particular, the study will examine how formulators view their supply options in the prevailing feedstock environment, and what is the potential value of innovation in this value chain.
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Evaluation of Gas Monetization Options in Latin America

Coming soon/PetrochemicalsInorganic Chemicals and FertilizersOil, Gas and Refined Products
Latin America is well endowed with natural gas resources and has the potential to considerably increase its global importance as both a gas producing and consuming province. While the power sector accounts for the majority of the gas consumed in the region, natural gas is also used a feedstock for fertilizers (i.e., ammonia) and methanol. This report will provide information on 14 selected natural gas monetization options in Latin America during the 2005-2035 period.
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Plastics Recycling: What is the Impact on the Virgin Plastics Market in China and India?

Dec 2015/Polymers and PlasticsPetrochemicals
This report analyzes the impact of the recycling of plastics (LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, Polypropylene, PET) on the virgin plastics demand in China and India.  It provides insight into the recycling value chain, recycled resin volume, and end-use applications in China and India.

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