1,4-Butanediol (1,4-BD) Production Cost Analysis 2020

1,4-Butanediol, which is also known as 1,4-BD, is an organic compound. It is a colourless viscous liquid and is a part of four stable isomers of butanediol.

In its commercial synthesis, acetylene reacts with two equivalents of formaldehyde to form 1,4-butanediol. This type of acetylene-based process is known as Reppe chemistry. It is also produced on a commercial scale from maleic anhydride in the Davy process, where it is initially converted to the methyl maleate ester, then hydrogenated. 

1,4-Butanediol is used commercially as a solvent and in the production of some types of plastics, elastic fibres, and polyurethanes. 1,4-butanediol is utilised for the production of γ-butyrolactone in organic chemistry. With the help of phosphoric acid and high temperature, it dehydrates to the crucial solvent tetrahydrofuran. It is primarily used in the production of other organic chemicals, specifically the solvent oxolane or THF. It is a neurotoxin, aprotic solvent, or a prodrug.

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of 1,4-Butanediol (1,4-BD) production. The report incorporates the manufacturing process with detailed process and material flow, capital investment, operating costs along with financial expenses and depreciation charges. The study is based on the latest prices and other economic data available. We also offer additional analysis of the report with detailed breakdown of all cost components (Capital Investment Details, Production Cost Details, Economics for another Plant Location, Dynamic Cost Model).

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    Analysis Basis: Germany

    Period of Analysis: Q1 2020

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    Analysis Basis: Germany

    Period of Analysis: Q1 2020

    Starting at USD 1799


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