DMT Production Cost Analysis 2020

DMT is an organic compound, which is a white solid that melts to give a distillable colourless liquid. It was traditionally and even still is of commercial value. DMT is used in the manufacturing of polyesters, including polyethylene terephthalate or PET, polytrimethylene terephthalate or PTT, and polybutylene terephthalate or PBT. It contains benzene substituted with carboxymethyl groups at the first and fourth positions. Since DMT is volatile, it is an intermediate in some schemes for the recycling of PET, e.g., from plastic bottles.

DMT is used primarily to manufacture polyester resins, fibres, and films as well as engineering polymers. Plasticizers such as DMT are used to modify and improve polymer materials. It is used to produce esters that can be utilised as plasticizers. These plasticizers are found in polyester resins, polyester polyols, dyes and pigments, anhydrides, and inside insect repellents. DMT is a building block in producing many useful X-ray and video films, thermoplastics, and electrical capacitors.

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Purified DMT 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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DMT Production via Oxidation and Esterification
  • DMT Production via Oxidation and Esterification

    This report presents a detailed cost analysis of DMT production from p-xylene and methanol using the oxidation process followed by methyl-esterification.

    Analysis Basis: Germany

    Period of Analysis: Q3 2020

    Starting at USD 1799


DMT Production via Toluene Disproportionation Process
  • DMT Production via Toluene Disproportionation Process

    This report presents a detailed cost analysis of DMT production from toluene and methanol using the toluene disproportionation process followed by subsequent oxidation and esterification.

    Analysis Basis: Germany

    Period of Analysis: Q3 2020

    Starting at USD 1799


DMT Production via Esterification
  • DMT Production via Esterification

    This report presents a detailed cost analysis of DMT production from terephthalic acid using the esterification process.

    Analysis Basis: Germany

    Period of Analysis: Q3 2020

    Starting at USD 1799


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Terephthalic Acid Production from p-Xylene
  • Terephthalic Acid Production from p-Xylene

    This study presents the cost structure of Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) production wherein p-xylene is used as the process feedstock through a catalytic oxidation process.

    Analysis Basis: Germany

    Period of Analysis: Q3 2020

    Starting at USD 1799


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