Dicyclopentadiene Production Cost Analysis 2020

Dicyclopentadiene, often abbreviated to DCPD, is a chemical compound, which has a clear light-yellow colour liquid at room temperature and has an acrid odour. Its energy density is 10,975 Wh/l. Dicyclopentadiene is coproduced in huge amounts in the steam cracking of naphtha and gas oils to ethylene. The primary use of this chemical compound is in resins, particularly, unsaturated polyester resins. It is also used in inks, adhesives, and paints.

Above 150 °C, dicyclopentadiene can undergo a retro-Diels–Alder reaction to yield cyclopentadiene. This reaction is reversible and at room temperature cyclopentadiene dimerizes over the course of hours to re-create dicyclopentadiene. It is not available in the industry as a monomer because of the rapid creation of dicyclopentadiene; therefore, it must be prepared by cracking the dicyclopentadiene (i.e., heating the dimer along with isolating the monomer by distillation) shortly before it is required.

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


Dicyclopentadiene Production from a Crude C5s Stream

Dicyclopentadiene Production via Distillation
  • Dicyclopentadiene Production via Distillation

    This report presents a detailed cost analysis of dicyclopentadiene production from a liquid feed containing cyclopentadiene and a C6 to C8 fraction through the distillation process using a cyclopentadiene recovery column.

    Analysis Basis: Germany

    Period of Analysis: Q3 2020

    Starting at USD 1799

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