Maleic Anhydride Price Trends

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Procurement Resource provides prices of Maleic Anhydride for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa

About Maleic Anhydride

Maleic Anhydride, a cyclic anhydride of maleic acid, is a white crystalline solid with an acrid odour, but remains liquid or gas during production. Two acid carbonyl groups and a double bond is present in its structure, which make it useful for broad industrial applications. It derives from natural malic acid. Maleic anhydride and maleic and fumaric acids were first prepared in the 1830s. However, their production at commercial scale did not begin until a century later. 

Chemical Formula:

  • C4H2O3

Synonyms:

  • 108-31-6
  • cis-Butenedioic anhydride 
  • 2,5-Furanedione 
  • Maleic Acid Anhydride
  • Toxilic Anhydride 

Molecular Weight:

  • 98.06 g/mol

Industrial Uses

  • Manufacturing of unsaturated polyester resins (UPR)
  • Bathroom fixtures
  • Automobiles
  • Tanks
  • Pipes
  • Spandex fibres
  • Thermoplastic polyurethanes
  • Artificial sweeteners and flavouring agents
  • Hair sprays
  • Adhesives and floor polishes

Production Processes

  • Production of Maleic Anhydride via Vapour-Phase Oxidation of N-Butane or Benzene 

In both the routes, butane and benzene are fed into a stream of hot air, and they are passed through a catalyst bed at much higher temperatures. While vanadium pentoxide and molybdenum trioxide serve as a catalyst for the benzene route, vanadium phosphate is utilised for the butane route.

Procurement Resource also provides the production cost analysis of Maleic Anhydride. 

Supplier Database

  • Lanxess AG 
  • Huntsman Corporation
  • MOL Group
  • Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd

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Methodology

The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).

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