Process Economics Program Report 202
Monomers for High Performance Polymers
Published: April 1991
This report evaluates the manufacturing processes for four monomers that are used primarily to make liquid crystal polymers and polyethylene naphthalate:
- p-hydroxybenzoic acid
- 6-hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid
The report contains preliminary process designs and cost estimates for manufacturing these monomers in a dedicated facility, and a process design and cost estimates for manufacturing three of them in a multiproduct shared facility.
This report includes summaries of pertinent patents for the four monomers mentioned above. Sections on the status of the industry and issues related to multi-product manufacturing are also provided.