PAN Production Cost Analysis 2020

Polyacrylonitrile, better known as PAN, polyvinyl cyanide, or Creslan 61, is a synthetic, semicrystalline organic polymer resin. It is a thermoplastic and, thus, does not melt easily. It always degrades before melting. Usually, it melts above 300 °C if the heating rates are 50 degrees per minute or above.  

Almost every PAN resin is a copolymer made from the mixtures of monomers with acrylonitrile as the main monomer. It is a versatile polymer that is often used to produce an array of products like ultrafiltration membranes, hollow fibres for reverse osmosis, fibres for textiles, and oxidized PAN fibres, etc. 

PAN fibres are also a type of chemical precursor of high-quality carbon fibre. To form an oxidized PAN fibre, polyacrylonitrile is first thermally oxidized in the air around 230 °C followed by carbonizing it above 1000 °C in an inert atmosphere. Homopolymers of polyacrylonitrile are used as fibres in places like hot gas filtration systems, outdoor awnings, sails for yachts, and fibre-reinforced concrete, etc. Copolymers with polyacrylonitrile are also used as fibres to make knitted clothing like socks and sweaters, as well as outdoor products like tents and an array of items.

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of PAN 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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