Tetrahydrofuran Production Cost Analysis 2020

Tetrahydrofuran, which is better known as THF, is an organic compound that is grouped as a heterocyclic compound, specifically a cyclic ether. It is a colourless, water-miscible organic liquid with low viscosity. It is used as a precursor to polymers. Tetrahydrofuran is widely used as a versatile solvent. 

Tetrahydrofuran can be synthesised using the catalytic hydrogenation of furan. One of the most commonly used commercial methods that are involved in the manufacturing of the chemical compound is the acid-catalyzed dehydration of 1,4-butanediol. Certain sugars can also be converted to tetrahydrofuran. Thus, it can be derived from renewable resources. 

One of the primary applications of tetrahydrofuran is as a commercial solvent for polyvinyl chloride or PVC. It is known to be an aprotic solvent with a dielectric constant of 7.6. Moreover, it is a moderately polar solvent and can dissolve a wide range of nonpolar and polar chemical compounds. Tetrahydrofuran is soluble in water and can form stable clathrate hydrate structures with water at low temperatures. Also, tetrahydrofuran is often used in polymer science. For instance, it can be used to dissolve polymers prior to determining their molecular mass with gel permeation chromatography. 

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Tetrahydrofuran 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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