The industrial chemicals market is opaque. It has always been difficult to locate current prices for chemicals, but in recent years the task has become even more challenging as trade journals have reduced the number of chemicals they cover on a regular basis.
Several trade journals publish current plant and equipment costs. For example, Chemical Engineering publishes the Chemical Engineering Plant Cost Index (CEPCI) and Marshall & Swift Equipment Cost Index. Follow the steps below to locate the most recent cost data in each journal.