Synthetic Menthol Production Cost Reports

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The report provides a detailed analysis essential for establishing a synthetic menthol manufacturing plant. It encompasses all critical aspects necessary for synthetic menthol production, including the cost of synthetic menthol production, synthetic menthol plant cost, synthetic menthol production costs, and the overall synthetic menthol manufacturing plant cost. Additionally, the study covers specific expenditures associated with setting up and operating a synthetic menthol 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.

Synthetic Menthol Production Cost Report

Synthetic menthol is a crystalline compound largely associated with the cosmetics, healthcare, and chemical industries. It is obtained synthetically by processing m-cresol, myrcene, or pulegone. The compound is considered a refreshing and cooling component in cosmetics and personal care products. Hence, it is utilized in the preparation of shower gels, deodorants, and talcum powder. Synthetic menthol can also be included in healthcare and pharmaceutical products. The compound is included in formulations of cooling ointments, nasal inhalers, and medications that are taken to treat throat irritations.

The market for synthetic menthol is strongly influenced by its demand observed in end-use cosmetics, personal care, and healthcare products. Its usage as a cooling ingredient in medications for treating throat irritation boosts its demand in the pharmaceutical industry. Its cooling property helps in formulating cooling ointments for burns, etc., and hence, propels its demand in the healthcare sectors. Similarly, its usage in cosmetics and skincare or body care products, including body powder, shower gels, and deodorants, increases its demand in the cosmetics industry.

Industrial synthetic menthol procurement is impacted by the rise or fall observed in its demand covering the cosmetics and healthcare industries. There are other factors that influence its procurement, including its production cost, market prices, and supply, etc. Therefore, the shifts in these factors, especially its demand for producing medications, personal care, and chemical products, along with its market prices and distribution, drive its procurement.

Raw Material for Synthetic Menthol Production

According to the synthetic menthol manufacturing plant project report, the key raw materials for synthetic menthol production includes m-cresol-propene-hydrogen; myrcene-BINAP rhodium complex-zinc bromide-hydrogen; pulegone-hydrogen.

Manufacturing Process of Synthetic Menthol

The extensive synthetic menthol production cost report consists of the following major industrial manufacturing process:

  • From M-Cresol: The production process of synthetic menthol begins by processing m-cresol. It is alkylated using propene and yields thymol, followed by hydrogenation to give racemic menthol. The racemic menthol is isolated by fractional distillation, then treated with methyl benzoate, and crystallized to give synthetic menthol at the end.
  • From Myrcene: The manufacturing process of synthetic menthol is initiated by the hydrolysis of myrcene to yield allylic amine, which is followed by asymmetric isomerization, cyclization, and hydrogenation to give synthetic menthol the final product.
  • From Pulegone: Synthetic menthol is produced by hydrogenation of pulegone. The reaction is carried out in the presence of a metal catalyst, that leads to the production of synthetic menthol at the end.

Synthetic menthol is a crystalline compound obtained by processing m-cresol or, pulegone, or myrcene. It is a white or colorless, flaky, crystalline substance that is solid at ambient temperature with a density of 0.890 kg/dm3. Its chemical formula is C10H20O, and its molecular weight is 156.26 g/mol. Its melting point ranges between 41 and 44 °C depending on its purity.  It has a waxy, crystalline appearance and is solid even at the room temperature.

It is highly miscible in diethyl ether, acetone, chloroform, acetic acid, ethanol, and hexene. The boiling and melting of synthetic menthol are 212 °C (485 K) and 36-38 °C (311 K). The flash point of synthetic menthol is 93 °C. It is frequently used to treat mild throat discomfort since it contains anesthetic and anti-irritant properties.

Synthetic Menthol Production Cost Processes with Cost Analysis

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Synthetic Menthol Production via Hydrogenation

This report presents a detailed cost analysis of synthetic menthol production from m-cresol via hydrogenation, known as the Haarmann–Reimer process.

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

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Synthetic Menthol Production via Asymmetric Synthesis

This report presents a detailed cost analysis of synthetic menthol production from myrcene using a process involving asymmetric synthesis.

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

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Synthetic Menthol Production from Pulegone via Hydrogenation

This report presents a detailed cost analysis of synthetic menthol production from pulegone using the hydrogenation process.

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

Product Details

Particulars Details
Product Name Synthetic Menthol
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)
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Enterprise: US$ 4799
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirement of the customer
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Key Questions Answered in This Report

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  • What should be the price of synthetic menthol?
  • What will be the income and expenditures for a synthetic menthol manufacturing plant?

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