Process Economics Program Report 85B
Antioxidants and Light Stabilizers
Published: March 1993
This report supplements the Process Economics Program's technical and economic appraisals of antioxidants and light stabilizers for the plastics industry, previously carried out in Reports 85 and 85A. We examine some additional (and newer) high performance products that constitute a significant share of the market. These products include Irganox 1076 (a Ciba-Geigy product) and Ethanox 330 (a product of Ethyl Corporation) among the high-molecular-weight phenolic products, and Tinuvin 144 (a Ciba-Geigy product) from the hindered amine light stabilizers group. For each product, we estimate and analyze the production costs and then compare them with the current selling prices.
We also present a brief survey of the industry status, with particular reference to the United States, Western Europe and Japan. This survey includes a list of antioxidant/light stabilizer producers, consumption data for the principal product categories for 1985-1990, and projected consumption/growth rates to 1995.
Besides antioxidant/light stabilizer producers, this report will also be of interest to companies engaged in the compounding and formulation of thermoplastics (in particular, polyolefins) and others who fabricate these thermoplastics into finished articles.