Polyolefin Demand Can be Supplied by the Vertical Stirred-Bed Gas Phase Process

The second part of Intratec’s publication reveals that the US shows attractive rate of return for a PP unit when integrated with a propane dehydrogenation unit.

Houston, TX, August 22, 2012 --(PR.com)-- In its latest study, Intratec Solutions LLC (www.intratec.us), a Houston publisher and chemical process consulting firm, scrutinizes, on both technology and economical point of view, the profitability of producing polypropylene via polymerization of propylene through a vertical stirred-bed gas phase process using a technology similar to Lummus Novolen®.

The publication remembers that due to the rapid economic development of numerous transition countries, the demand for polyolefin has growth, elevating the propylene and polypropylene costs. Keeping pace with this trend, gas phase technologies emerge due to be the second most usual way to manufacturing polypropylene.

The study reveals that taking advantage of propylene priced below market averages in the United States, using a PP unit integrated with a propylene unit in the country, can be really cost-effective to increase margins: the EBITDA Margin of such unit is evaluated in 23%, with an OPEX evaluated in USD 373 Million per year.

The report Polypropylene Production via Gas Phase Process Part II also shows that China, the other region analyzed, shows the lowest CAPEX, being evaluated in approximately USD 168 million. Nevertheless, the attractiveness of both projects is verified by the calculated internal rate of return of more than 30% per year in both locations.

Polypropylene Production via Gas Phase Process Part II belongs to the Technology Economics Program (TEC), and is offered at established distribution channels like Amazon.com and HP Magcloud. A preview of the report can be found at: http://intratec.us/publications/polypropylene-production-via-gas-phase-process-2

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