Bio-Propanediol Production Cost Analysis 2020

Bio-propanediol is an organically derived compound, which can be used an alternative to propylene glycol (PG), butylene glycol (BG), or glycerine, which find their applications in cosmetic and personal care formulations. This three-carbon diol is a colourless viscous liquid that is miscible with water and other glycols and alcohols. Bio-propanediol can act as a multipurpose ingredient—emollient, humectant, booster, solvent, viscosity enhancer, and carrier for actives. Thus, it finds extensive application in skin and hair care products. It also finds applications as a solvent in botanical dilution and extraction. It is utilised as a carrier of natural ingredients in natural preservative systems and for developing natural esters. 

Major companies like DuPont and Tate & Lyle have designed a fermentation process, which converts corn sugar into bio-propanediol. This process is expected to be more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. According to DuPont, the process designed by the company utilises about 40% less energy as compared to conventional processes. Thus, it is a high purity ingredient derived 100% from renewable sources. It is also GMO-free and is an ideal component for Ecocars/Cosmos products and formulations.

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Bio-Propanediol 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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