Maleic Anhydride Production Cost Analysis 2020

Maleic anhydride is a  colourless compound, which appears as a crystalline needle, flake, pellet, rod, briquette, lump, or a fused mass. A versatile compound, maleic anhydride is an organic chemical classified as the acid anhydride of maleic acid. Its melting point is 113°F. It can be shipped both as a solid and in the molten state. 

Maleic acid is a dicarboxylic acid, which means that it has two, not one, carboxylic acid functional groups in its structure. It is used to make paints as well as plastics and other chemicals. The chemical compound, maleic anhydride, is further used in products ranging from pesticide sprays to resin materials. 

Maleic anhydride is produced by vapour-phase oxidation of n-butane. Traditionally, maleic anhydride was manufactured by the oxidation of benzene or other aromatic compounds.

Around 50% of the world maleic anhydride output is used in the production of unsaturated polyester resins (UPR). Chopped glass fibres are added to UPR to produce fibreglass reinforced plastics that are used in a wide range of applications such as in boats, bathroom fixtures, automobiles, tanks, and pipes.

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Purified Maleic Anhydride 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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