Itaconic Acid Production Cost Analysis 2020

Itaconic acid, which is also known as methylidenesuccinic acid, is an organic compound. A white solid, this dicarboxylic acid is soluble in water, ethanol, and acetone. In the past, itaconic acid was obtained by the distillation of citric acid, but in today’s scenario, it is manufactured or obtained by fermentation. The name itaconic acid was devised as an anagram of aconitic acid, another derivative of citric acid.

The melting point of this chemical compound is somewhere between 163 - 168.4 °C, while it’s pH value is 2 (10 g/l, H2O, 20 °C). Itaconic acid, being a di-carbonic unsaturated acid, is used as building blocks for a number of compounds, that include products like resins, paints, plastics, and synthetic fibres (acrylic plastic, superabsorbent, and anti-scaling agents). To produce itaconic acid, the CAC intermediate cis-aconitate is enzymatically processed by cis-aconitate decarboxylase (CadA).  The unsaturation of itaconic acid makes it a possible substitute to acrylic acid as a platform chemical because it can be polymerized similarly--by addition. 

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Itaconic Acid 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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