Linear Alpha Olefins Production Cost Analysis 2021

Linear alpha olefins, commonly abbreviated as LAO and also known as normal alpha olefins or NAO, are examples of olefins or alkenes that are often separated from other mono-olefins using a similar molecular formula by the linearity of the hydrocarbon chain as well as the position of the double bond at the main or alpha position. Linear alpha olefins are known for a range of commercially produced crucial alpha-olefins, involving 1-butene, 1-hexene, 1-octene, 1-decene, 1-dodecane, 1-tetradecane, 1-hexadecene, and 1-octadecene, which hold higher olefin blends of C20-C24, C24-C30, and plus C20-C30 ranges.

Commercially, linear alpha olefins are commonly produced by two primary routes, i.e., oligomerisation of ethylene or by Fischer-Tropsch synthesis followed by refinement. There are about seven industrial methods that oligomerise ethylene to linear alpha-olefins. Five of these methods manufacture linear alpha-olefins for wide distribution. These are the ethyl or the Ineos methods,  Chevron Phillips Chemical Company Gulf process or the catalytic Zeigler process, Shell Oil Company SHOP method, the Idemitsu Petrochemical method, and the SABIC-Linde a-Sablin method. 

Another route to produce linear alpha olefins that have been utilised in the industries on a small scale is the dehydration of alcohols. Before the 1970s, linear alpha olefins were also manufactured by the thermal cracking of waxes.

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Purified Linear Alpha Olefins 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).


Linear Alpha Olefins Production from Oligomerization of Ethylene

Linear Alpha Olefins Production from Stoichiometric Ziegler Process

Linear Alpha Olefins Production from a Catalytic Ziegler Process

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