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C5 Value Chain Study: From Cracker to Key C5 Derivative Applications for Isoprene, DCPD and Piperylene

Under volatile energy conditions, producers need to add maximum value to every stream the cracker produces. The C5 stream provides a link between the cracker and a number of downstream industries. This report completes IHS Chemical’s coverage of the steam cracker envelope with a comprehensive view of the C5 business including supply, demand, production economics and price. It provides market dynamics for the major C5 petrochemicals – isoprene, DCPD (according to purity), piperylene concentrate, isoamylenes, pentanes, and, where pertinent for completeness, C9 resin.
Strategic questions answered by the study:

  • How does the cracker feedstock slate impact C5 stream availability and key component content?
  • What are the trade flows for the derivatives and how are they impacted by the crude oil deflation?
  • What is the outlook for Isoprene supply situation & impact to utilization rates?
  • What my individual competitive position relative to other consumers from the C5 derivative stream?
  • What is the potential for industry consolidation?
  • How will it impact my strategy with suppliers, regions and customers?

Please contact ChemicalStrategicReports@ihs.com for more information or visit www.ihs.com/C5-ValueChain

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Latin America Polyethylene Market: Supply Shortfalls, the Growing Opportunity

The Latin America polyethylene market is growing rapidly - demand will exceed 8.6 million metric tons by 2020. With only one major capacity addition in sight, imports will significantly increase for the region. This report will provide break-downs of demand by product family (including into co-monomer type where applicable), main country/sub-region, process group, and end-use market. The study will describe the competitive landscape of the Latin America Market and its main players and list the top polyethylene consumers by country, including demand data and contact information.
This report will answer strategic questions, such as:

  • What is the general business environment in Latin America?
  • How big are the polyethylene supply shortfalls and how long will they last?
  • Are there relevant projects involving polyethylene production in sight?
  • What are the growth projections through 2025?
  • Who are the key players and suppliers in the region?
  • Who are the top consumers and how big are they?
  • What are the potential implications for your company?

Please contact ChemicalStrategicReports@ihs.com for more information or visit: http://www.ihs.com/products/chemical/planning/special-reports/north-american-propylene-study.aspx
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Chemical Industry Capital Costs: A Global Spending Outlook

The global chemical industry will spend over $1 trillion over the next 10 years. New sources of feedstock and a sharp decline in oil prices are affecting how much capacity will be added and where it will be located. This report provides a 15-year history of capital and a 10-year forecast for downstream capital spending by region, detailing capital spending for EPC services, construction labor, equipment, steel, civils, instrumentation and electrical.

This report will answer strategic questions, such as:

  • Which regions and countries will see the greatest spending growth on chemical capacity over the next decade and which will experience declines?
  • What types of chemical products and process technologies are seeing the greatest activity, and where?
  • How much of this spending will be on equipment and how much will be construction labor and other services?
  • How will the recent change in oil prices impact near-term and long-term spending?
  • Is my company able to respond to the shifting regional needs of the downstream sector?
  • Do the changes in process technologies being built match with my current capability?

Please contact ChemicalStrategicReports@ihs.com for more information or visit: www.ihs.com/chemicalstrategicreports
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US Bulk Chemical Industry Trade & Logistics in the Shale Gas Era

While the price of oil has dropped significantly in recent years, the low manufacturing cost position of the US Gulf Coast, due to the natural gas and ethane advantage, is resulting in new grassroots methanol, ammonia and olefins (ethylene and propylene) and derivative investments. This capacity expansion means there will be significant uptick in chemical trade activity and logistics considerations for not only producers and traders, but also the key ports, terminals and logistics providers primarily on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. As these chemical products expand, we expect to see increased marine, rail and truck traffic primarily in the US Gulf Coast but possibly later to and around several the East and West Coast ports and terminals. Against this backdrop, IHS Chemical is offering a detailed analysis of the impact of shale gas on US chemical trade and logistics, with a focus on international and intra-US regional trade for major bulk chemicals.
This report will answer strategic questions, such as:

  • What are the drivers for US development along the bulk chemical value chain?
  • What are potentially significant opportunities relative to the shale gas boom for all participants, from producers to end users, investors, and transportation & logistics companies?
  • What are the possible downstream chemical products that could be an attractive opportunity based on a strong competitive US base chemical cost position?
  • What are those economic forces that affect global and intra-regional trade patterns in North America, with particular focus on the US?
  • What are preferred US domestic shipping modalities and likely international import / export ports?

Please contact ChemicalStrategicReports@ihs.com for more information or visit: www.ihs.com/chemicalstrategicreports

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