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Catalysts, Petroleum and Chemical Process

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 9
Summary 10
Overview of the process catalyst industry 18
Introduction 18
History 18
Mechanisms 19
Classification20
North America 21
Industry structure 21
Developers of new processes and associated catalysts 23
Developers of new or improved catalysts 24
General-purpose and custom catalyst manufacturers 25
Catalyst regenerators and metal reclaimers25
Operating characteristics 26
Research and development 26
Manufacturing 26
Marketing 27
Cost structure 28
Profitability28
Government regulations 29
Gasoline sulfur reduction 29
Gasoline benzene reduction 29
Diesel sulfur reduction 30
Trends and opportunities 30
Critical factors for success 31
Europe 32
Industry structure 32
Operating characteristics 33
Research and development 33
Manufacturing 35
Marketing 35
Cost structure and profitability36
Government regulations 37
Trends and opportunities 39
Critical factors for success 40
Japan 41
Industry structure 41
Petroleum refining catalysts 41
Chemical processing catalysts42
Operating characteristics 43
Research and development 43
Manufacturing 43
Marketing 44
Cost structure 44
Profitability45
Government regulations 45
Gasoline 45
Gas oil/diesel oil 46
Catalyst disposal 46
Trends and opportunities 47
Critical factors for success48
China 48
Industry structure 48
Petroleum refining catalysts 49
Chemical processing catalysts50
Government regulations 50
Diesel fuels 50
Gasoline 51
China vehicle emission standards 52
Other Asia 53
Industry structure 53
Petroleum refining catalysts 53
Chemical processing catalysts54
Government regulations56
Company profiles 57
Albemarle Corporation 57
Axens 58
BASF Catalysts 58
Clariant 59
Evonik Industries 60
W. R. Grace & Co. 61
Honeywell UOP 62
INEOS Polyolefin Catalyst 63
JGC Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd. 64
Johnson Matthey Catalysts 64
LyondellBasell 65
N.E. ChemCat Corporation 67
Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. 68
Shell Catalysts & Technologies 68
Sinopec Catalyst Company69
Changes in business dynamics 70
Fuel cells 72
Gas to liquids 74
Biodiesel production 76
Methanol to olefins77
Process catalyst product types 79
Polymerization catalysts 79
Ziegler-Natta catalysts 82
Single-site catalysts (SSCs) 84
Phillips catalysts 85
Organolithium catalysts 86
Polyolefin wax catalysts 86
Polybutadiene elastomer catalysts 87
Polyurethane catalysts 87
Polyethylene terephthalate catalysts 88
Free radical initiators 88
Zeolite catalysts 89
Types of synthetic zeolites 89
Zeolite sources 90
Types of zeolite catalysts 90
Refining 91
Petrochemicals 93
Chemical processing 94
Other applications94
Consumption of zeolites in catalysts 95
Platinum group metal (PGM) catalysts 95
Sources and production 95
Types of catalysts containing PGMs 96
Consumption of PGMs in catalysts 99
Recovery of PGMs 99
Prices100
Homogeneous catalysts 101
Petroleum refining catalysts 102
Distillation 105
Catalytic cracking 105
Catalytic hydroprocessing 108
Catalytic hydrocracking 110
Alkylation 111
Catalytic reforming 113
Isomerization 114
Oligomerization/polymer gasoline (polygas)115
Chemical processing catalysts 115
Process catalyst markets 119
Summary 119
North America 120
Petroleum refining catalysts120
Consumption and markets 120
Market participants 123
Prices 125
Future trends and strategic issues125
Chemical processing catalysts 126
Consumption and markets 126
Market participants 129
Prices 133
Future trends and strategic issues 133
Central and South America 134
Petroleum refining catalysts 136
Consumption and markets 137
Market participants137
Chemical processing catalysts 137
Consumption and markets 138
Market participants 139
Europe, Middle East, and Africa 140
Summary 140
Corporate activities of catalyst suppliers 140
Petroleum refining catalysts 141
Consumption and markets 141
Market participants 144
Prices 146
Future trends and strategic issues146
Chemical processing catalysts 149
Consumption and markets 149
Market participants 150
Prices 154
Future trends and strategic issues 155
Western Europe 156
Petroleum refining catalysts 157
Consumption and markets 157
Technology and manufacturing 158
Fluid catalytic cracking 158
Hydrotreating 159
Reforming and isomerization 160
Hydrocracking 160
Catalyst regeneration 161
Chemical processing catalysts 161
Consumption and markets 161
Market participants 163
Central and Eastern Europe 167
Petroleum refining catalysts 168
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Market participants169
Chemical processing catalysts 169
Consumption and markets 169
Market participants 171
Middle East 171
Petroleum refining catalysts 172
Consumption and markets 172
Market participants173
Chemical processing catalysts 173
Consumption and markets 173
Market participants 175
Africa 176
Petroleum refining catalysts 176
Consumption and markets 176
Market participants177
Chemical processing catalysts 178
Consumption and markets 178
Market participants 179
Japan 180
Petroleum refining catalysts 180
Consumption and markets 180
Technology and manufacturing 182
Market participants 182
Prices 183
Future trends and strategic issues183
Chemical processing catalysts 183
Consumption and markets 183
Technology and manufacturing 184
Market participants 185
Prices 186
Future trends and strategic issues 187
Trade187
China 188
Petroleum refining catalysts 188
Consumption and markets 188
Market participants 194
Prices 195
Future trends and strategic issues195
Chemical processing catalysts 196
Consumption and markets 196
Technology and manufacturing 199
Market participants 200
Prices 202
Future trends and strategic issues 203
Other Asia 204
Petroleum refining catalysts 204
Chemical processing catalysts 205
Trade207
Revisions 210
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