Aniline Production Cost Analysis 2021

Aniline is an organic compound, which is composed of a phenyl group attached to an amino group. Aniline is the simplest aromatic amine. Its primary use can be found in the production of precursors to polyurethane and other industrial chemical compounds. Just like most of the volatile amines, it has the odour of a rotten fish. It burns readily, with a smoky flame characteristic of aromatic compounds.

Commercial aniline manufacturing includes two steps. First, benzene is nitrated using a concentrated mixture of nitric acid and sulphuric acid at 50 to 60 °C to yield nitrobenzene. The nitrobenzene is then hydrogenated usually at 200–300 °C with the metal catalysts. 

Aniline's primary application lies the production of methylenedianiline and related compounds by condensation with formaldehyde. Moreover, the diamines are condensed with phosgene to provide methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, a precursor to urethane polymers. Other uses involve rubber processing chemicals, herbicides, and dyes and pigments. Aniline also finds extensive use in the dye industry where it can be seen as a precursor to the indigo dye, which provides the blue of blue jeans. The cake of indigo dye is also produced from aniline. At a smaller scale, aniline is used in the manufacturing of the intrinsically conducting polymer, polyaniline.

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Aniline 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).


Aniline Production from Benzene
  • Aniline Production from Benzene

    The report involves the cost analysis of production of Aniline from nitration of benzene using nitric acid and sulfuric acid giving nitrobenzene which is further hydrogenated at high temperatures in presence of metal catalysts to give Aniline.

    Analysis Basis: Germany

    Period of Analysis: Q1 2021

    Starting at USD 1799

Aniline Production by Cumene Process
  • Aniline Production by Cumene Process

    The report provides the detailed cost analysis of Aniline production from benzene by Cumene process using propene and oxygen.

    Analysis Basis: Germany

    Period of Analysis: Q1 2021

    Starting at USD 1799

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