Sorbitol Production Cost Reports

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The report provides a detailed analysis essential for establishing a sorbitol manufacturing plant. It encompasses all critical aspects necessary for sorbitol production, including the cost of sorbitol production, sorbitol plant cost, sorbitol production costs, and the overall sorbitol manufacturing plant cost. Additionally, the study covers specific expenditures associated with setting up and operating a sorbitol production plant. These encompass manufacturing processes, raw material requirements, utility requirements, infrastructure needs, machinery and technology requirements, manpower requirements, packaging requirements, transportation requirements, and more.

Sorbitol Production Cost Report

Sorbitol, also known as glucitol, is a type of carbohydrate that falls in the category of sugar alcohols (Polyols). It is widely used as a non-stimulant laxative to relieve constipation, given through an oral suspension or enema. It is typically used as a humectant and thickener in modern cosmetics, mouthwash, toothpaste, and other personal care products. Moreover, it is also employed in food products to add texture and sweetness.

It is mainly used in diet foods, cough syrups, mints, confectionery, baked goods, and chewing gum. Additionally, it is also used as a bulking agent in manufacturing oral dosage forms like capsules and tablets, contributing to the mass of the formulation. It also serves as a solvent in the production of paints, coatings, and printing inks.

The rising demand for sorbitol as a laxative to combat constipation and as a bulking agent in manufacturing oral dosage formulations largely supports the market for sorbitol. It increases its demand in the healthcare & pharmaceutical industry. Its usage in the food, cosmetics, and personal care industries for its favorable functional properties, including sweetness and texturizing effects, to produce cough syrups, chewing gum, mouthwash, and other cosmetic products further promotes its market expansion. Moreover, its application as a solvent in the production of printing inks and coatings fuels its demand in the paints & coatings, and printing industries. Furthermore, the availability and cost of production of sorbitol’s feedstock (Glucose), sorbitol market prices, regulatory compliances, distribution (including trading and shipping), logistics, etc., are some of the elements that influence industrial sorbitol procurement.

Raw Material for Sorbitol Production

According to the Sorbitol manufacturing plant project report, the major raw material for Sorbitol production includes Glucose.

Manufacturing Process of Sorbitol

The extensive Sorbitol production cost report consists of the following industrial manufacturing process:

  • Production from Hydrogenation: This production process involves the hydrogenation of glucose in the presence of nickel and ruthenium, followed by a purification process, which results in the formation of sorbitol as the final product.

Sorbitol or D-sorbitol (C6H14O6) is a sugar alcohol, a kind of carbohydrate derived by the reduction of glucose, altering its aldehyde group to a hydroxyl group. It is naturally available in foods like pears, apples, peaches, and prunes but can be produced synthetically from glucose. It functions like a sweetening agent, a metabolite, a laxative, a cathartic, a human metabolite, a food humectant, a Saccharomyces cerevisiae metabolite, an Escherichia coli metabolite and a mouse metabolite.

It is an enantiomer of a L-glucitol. It is a water-soluble compound which sinks and mixes with water. It looks like a white crystalline powder that is odourless in a solid form. It has a molar mass of 182.17 g/mol and a density of 1.489 g/cm3. Its respective boiling and melting points are 296 °C and 95 °C. It is water soluble as well as has a high solubility in glycerin and propylene glycol. It has slight solubility in ethanol, methanol, acetic acid, phenol and acetamide solutions. It is basically insoluble in most other organic solvents.

Sorbitol Production Cost Processes with Cost Analysis

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Sorbitol Production from Hydrogenation

This report provides the cost structure of sorbitol production from the hydrogenation process. The hydrogenation of glucose is performed using catalysts like nickel and ruthenium.

Details: Germany - based plant   Q1 2024 From $ 2249.00 USD

Product Details

Particulars Details
Product Name Sorbitol
Scope Manufacturing Process: Process Flow, Material Flow, Material Balance

Raw Material and Product Specifications: Raw Material Consumption, Product and Co-product Generation

Land and Site Cost: Offsites/Civil Works, Equipment Cost, Auxiliary Equipment Costs, Contingency, Engineering and Consulting Charges, Working Capital

Variable Cost: Raw Material, Utilities, Other Variable Costs

Fixed Cost: Labor Requirements and Wages, Overhead Expenses, Maintenance Charges, Other Fixed Costs

Financing Costs: Interest on Working Capital, Interest on Loans

Other Costs: Depreciation Charges, General Sales and Admin Cost
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in the local currency)
Pricing and Purchase Options Basic: US$ 2499
Premium: US$ 3499
Enterprise: US$ 4799
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirement of the customer
Post-Sale Analysts Report 10-12 weeks of post-purchase analyst support after report delivery for any queries from the deliverable
Delivery Format PDF and Excel format through email (editable version in PPT/Word format of the report can be also provided on special request)

Key Questions Answered in This Report

  • What are the key requirements for setting up a Sorbitol manufacturing plant?
  • How is Sorbitol manufactured?
  • What is the process flow involved in producing Sorbitol?
  • What are the raw material requirements and costs for producing Sorbitol?
  • What is the total size of land required for setting up a Sorbitol manufacturing plant?
  • What are the construction requirements for setting up a Sorbitol manufacturing plant?
  • What are the machinery requirements for producing Sorbitol?
  • What are the utility requirements and costs for producing Sorbitol?
  • What are the manpower requirements for producing Sorbitol?
  • What are the average salaries/wages of manpower working in a Sorbitol manufacturing plant?
  • What are the packaging requirements and associated costs for Sorbitol?
  • What are the transportation requirements and associated costs for Sorbitol?
  • What are the capital costs for setting up a Sorbitol manufacturing plant?
  • What are the operating costs for setting up a Sorbitol manufacturing plant?
  • What should be the price of Sorbitol?
  • What will be the income and expenditures for a Sorbitol manufacturing plant?

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