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Vinyl Acetate

Aug 2016/PetrochemicalsPolymers and Plastics
The report provides an analysis of the commercial acetylene-based and ethylene-based technologies for the production of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), including a review of proprietary processes developed by major VAM producers. Cost of production estimates are included to illustrate the cost competitiveness of different routes in selected regions. A market review including regional capacities and supply/demand figures is also presented.
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Phosphate and NPK Fertilizers

Aug 2016/Inorganic Chemicals and Fertilizers
This  report provides a technical and economic review of phosphate and NPK technologies. Comparative economics for different global locations (USGC, China, and the Middle East) are presented for the production of monoammonium phosphate, diammonium phosphate, triple superphosphate, and NPK 16.5-16.5-16.5  via a slurry granulation processes, as well as the the production of NPK 16.5-16.5-16.5 using nitrophosphate technology. A regional market analysis for ammonium phosphates and triple superphosphate is also included.
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Ammonia and Urea Quarterly Business Update - Q2 2016

Aug 2016/PetrochemicalsInorganic Chemicals and Fertilizers
This report provides an analysis of key developments in the ammonia and urea industry, including capacity updates, profitability, and pricing developments over the past quarter. The report includes monthly price and profitability analysis for ammonia and urea with a detailed discussion on the market forces (affecting price and profitability) over the second quarter in the United States, Western Europe, Middle East and China. The analysis now includes both mine-mouth plant economics and coastal plant economics for ammonia and urea in China. Outlook on firm  global capacity developments from 2015 to 2020 period is also provided. The ‘Key Trends and Challenges’ section discusses the coal industry in China, particularly with regards to coal’s use as a feedstock for ammonia production. 
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Supplement: Supply and Demand Trends in Western Europe - 2016

Aug 2016/Polymers and Plastics
The Western Europe polyolefin markets show seasonal consumption and production trends.  This report describes key seasonal trends influencing the industry by polyolefin, application, and end use sector.  Along with discussing key demand drivers, the report also explores production trends, identifies key suppliers by segment and provides trade profiles by key country.  The historic (2000-2015) supply, demand and trade balance is included for Germany, France, Italy, UK, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands.  Profitability and pricing trends in Western Europe are also quantified.
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Quarterly Business Analysis - Middle East - 2016 Supplement

Jul 2016/PetrochemicalsPolymers and Plastics
Definition of the techno-economic models used in the Quarterly Business Analysis reports in 2016.
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Oxo Alcohols

Jul 2016/PetrochemicalsPolymers and Plastics
Commercial oxo alcohols production technologies (hydroformylation/hydrogenation) are reviewed, with a focus on n-butanol, 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH), 2-propylheptanol (2-PH), and isononanol (INA).  Reviews current developments in oxo alcohols catalyst and process technology, global supply and demand for n-butanol, 2-EH, and isobutanol.  Includes strategic analysis of technical and market outlook for oxo alcohols with a focus on prospects for market entry.
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Methanol Quarterly Business Update - Q2 2016

Jul 2016/PetrochemicalsOil, Gas and Refined Products
This report provides an analysis of key developments in the methanol industry, including capacity updates, profitability and pricing developments over the past quarter.  The ‘Key Challenges’ section discusses the developing methanol industry in Iran.  Iran is a country with much potential for methanol capacity investment.  There are many projects planned, based on attractively priced and readily available natural gas, and opportunities for further investment.  Whilst political instability and international relations raises a threat to future investments, evident by the delays experienced in current proposed projects, Iran is likely to become an even greater global net exporter in the methanol market.   
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Quarterly Business Update - Polyolefins - July 2016

Jul 2016/Polymers and Plastics
Regional round-up of industry developments, regional pricing analysis, and capacity expansions are provided for Q2 2016.
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Petrochemical Market Dynamics - Propylene & Derivatives 2016 - Volume V: Various

Jul 2016/PetrochemicalsPolymers and Plastics
Analysis and forecast of supply and demand of the global propylene oxide, IPA and acrylonitrile markets.
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Formaldehyde and Resins

Jul 2016/PetrochemicalsPolymers and Plastics
This report provides a technical and economic review of formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin production technologies.  Comparative cost of production estimates in the USGC, China and Western Europe are presented for formaldehyde processes using metal oxide and silver catalysts, as well as for batch processes to produce PF, UF and MF resins.  A brief regional market overview is also included.

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