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Biorenewable Insights: Jet Fuel

Oct 2017/Renewable Chemicals and EnergySpecialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials
The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in bio-based Jet fuel (or biojet) technologies.  Jet fuel from bio-based materials or processes that is blended with conventional jet can improve the GHG profile of air travel.  The purpose of this study is to assess the regulatory, technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing jet fuel via bio-based sources or processes.
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Biorenewable Insights: Carbon Dioxide to Chemicals and Fuels

Oct 2017/Renewable Chemicals and EnergySpecialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials
This report is focused on technologies that utilize carbon dioxide.  Technologies profiled include urea, methanol, succinic acid, ethanol, MEG, cement, and others.  Results of economic analysis, analysis of CO2 utilization potential, and analysis of CO2 end of life potential are included.
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Polyisobutylene (PIB): Markets in Motion, Volume 3: Technology Analysis

Jun 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 has prepared 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 purpose of this report is to analyze developments in PIB markets, economics, and technology; and to provide insights into future prospects for the global industry via a three oil scenario (high, medium, low) approach.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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Polyisobutylene (PIB): Markets in Motion, Volume 2: Economic Analysis

May 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 has prepared 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 purpose of this report is to analyze developments in PIB markets, economics, and technology; and to provide insights into future prospects for the global industry via a three oil scenario (high, medium, low) approach. 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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Polyisobutylene (PIB): A Market in Motion, Volume 1: Market Analysis

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 has prepared 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 purpose of this report is to analyze developments in PIB markets, economics, and technology; and to provide insights into future prospects for the global industry via a three oil scenario (high, medium, low) approach. 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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Acrylic Latex Resins for Coatings

Nov 2016/Specialty Chemicals and Advanced MaterialsPolymers and Plastics
This report covers the markets, applications, formulation considerations, monomer selection, production technology, and cost-of-production estimates for pure acrylic, styrene acrylic and vinyl acrylic latex (or emulsions).  The use of acrylic latex in paints and coatings is examined in detail, including typical production methods for paints, and types of acrylic latex consumed by region.  The drivers for innovation, key producers, and growth strategies in this segment are also discussed.
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Nitrobenzene/Aniline/MDI

Sep 2016/PetrochemicalsPolymers and PlasticsSpecialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials
This PERP report provides an overview of mononitrobenzene, aniline and MDI technology, including a discussion of both generic and proprietary commercialized production routes.  Overview of the MDI business, the production economics and market conditions for major regions are included.
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Hydrocarbon Resins

Aug 2016/Polymers and PlasticsPetrochemicalsSpecialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials
The report provides an overview of hydrocarbon resin process chemistry and a comparison of commercial technologies for different types of hydrocarbon resins.  Cost of production estimates are included in selected regions for synthetic petroleum hydrocarbon resins (aliphatic, aromatic, waterwhite and polyterpenes) and natural hydrocarbon resins (rosin).  A market review including regional capacities and supply/demand analysis is also presented for synthetic petroleum hydrocarbon resins.
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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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Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)

Dec 2015/Polymers and PlasticsSpecialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials
This report covers the chemistry, commercialized processes, developing technologies, and applications of polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) resin.   Comparative costs of production for all commercial processes are provided for plants located in the USGC, Japan, and China.  It also includes a brief regional market overview.

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