Tecnon OrbiChem has been producing the ”Bio-Materials & Intermediates” monthly reports for the past three years. Each month we have compiled a profile on a particular chemical, which is presently produced by conventional means but which is starting to be made by a metabolic process, or has the potential to be made by a bio-process. The profiles compare the different routes and comment on the potential commercial viability of the bio-processes.
Although current low crude oil prices are delaying the time scale for the bio-processes to become competitive, many companies with vision are preparing for the days ahead when petroleum products return to their 2010-2012 price levels, and further down the line, when penalties related to carbon emissions become a serious burden on petro-products. This Handbook is a collection in alphabetical order of the Profiles that we have produced. We hope it will serve the needs of people wishing to have an overview of the progress towards a world where bio-based chemicals can compete with and even supplant their petro-based homologues.
CHEMICAL BUSINESS FOCUS
A Monthly Roundup & Analysis of the Key Factors Shaping the Bio-Materials and Intermediates Markets
Tecnon OrbiChem’s Bio-Materials and Intermediates Chemical Business Focus is a ground-breaking monthly newsletter service, which was launched in September 2013.
The service offers a detailed and comprehensive coverage of markets, prices and developments for bio-based chemicals and bio-polymers, alongside that for their petrochemical equivalents. It also covers oleochemicals in the same report.
Product areas covered monthly, along with price assessments where available, include:
- ETHYLENE & POLYETHYLENE including feedstock ethanol
- POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE (PET) including paraxylene
- POLYAMIDES & INTERMEDIATES
- EPICHLOROHYDRIN & EPOXY RESINS
- SUCCINIC ACID
- POLYOLS & POLYURETHANE
- FATTY ACIDS
- FATTY ALCOHOLS
- POLYLACTIC ACID (PLA) and POLYHYDROXYALKANOATE (PHA)
- CELLULOSIC FIBRES
Our extensive coverage also includes Industry News as well as Economic News and Agricultural Feedstock News affecting the Bio-Materials markets.
In addition, each month, there is a new Chemical Profile, which offers a comprehensive yet compact summary of the market for a particular chemical – in both its petrochemical and bio-chemical form.
As with all Tecnon OrbiChem Chemical Business Focus reports, subscription to the Bio-Materials service includes online access to price histories, charts and trade data, as well as the reports themselves, which are produced in full colour, can be read on-screen or printed out, and are easily navigated using menus and internal hyperlinks.