How much does ethylene oxide cost?

How much does ethylene oxide cost?

Formula-based US ethylene oxide (EO) prices remained keyed to the feedstock ethylene price movement during the summer, with most prices ranging from the upper 50s cents/lb ($11/tonne) to the upper 60s cents/lb.

What is propylene oxide used for?

Propylene oxide is used in the production of polyethers (the primary component of polyurethane foams) and propylene glycol. Acute (short-term) exposure of humans and animals to propylene oxide has caused eye and respiratory tract irritation.

Is propylene oxide the same as propylene glycol?

Polypropylene glycol or polypropylene oxide is the polymer of propylene glycol. The term “oxide” is used for high molar mass polymer when end-groups no longer affect polymer properties. Between 60 and 70% of propylene oxide is converted to polyether polyols by the process called alkoxylation.

What is the use of propylene gas?

Propylene is an attractive alternative to propane for heating and cutting due to its superior combustion performance. It is also widely used as a fuel gas for high-velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) processes. In addition, the chemical and plastics industries rely on propylene as a fuel gas.

How much does naphtha cost?

The average price of naphtha globally stood at 382 U.S. dollars per metric ton in 2020. By July 2021, naphtha’s price had increased to approximately 598 U.S. dollars per metric ton.

Who manufactures ethylene oxide?

Linde provides a range of products including pure ethylene oxide, and blends of ethylene oxide and carbon dioxide or fluorocarbons. Linde is one of the leading global providers of packaged ethylene oxide (C2H4O), operating multiple package filling plants around the world.

Is propylene harmful?

Propylene glycol is also an ingredient in some foods and cosmetics. It isn’t considered harmful in small amounts, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). On the other hand, ethylene glycol and methanol are hazardous and poisonous if ingested.

How long has propylene oxide been in the market?

Intratec provides Propylene Oxide pricing data, covering 13 years of historical prices and forecasts. Propylene Oxide is included in Petrochemicals coverage of Commodity Price Database, a best-in-class database covering prices of as many as 218 commodities, across several countries.

What’s the price of a ton of propylene oxide?

In the short term, PO margins remain high, and most of the production units in the field are running at high load. On May 31, 2021, the mainstream ex-factory price of propylene oxide in Shandong is 15,000-15,100 yuan/ton.

How is the molecular value of propoxylate determined?

We manufacture propoxylates according to our customer’s requirements on molecular weight, cloud point, hydroxyl value, sap value, pH HLB (hydrophilic lipophilic balance). The addition of propylene oxide to alcohol, acid or amine can give alcohol propoxylate, acid propoxylate or amine propoxylate.

How long has ICIS been reporting on propylene oxide?

Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Propylene oxide, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity.

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