What is Caprolactam?


Caprolactam is the raw actual for Nylon 6 cilia and Nylon 6 resin. Global assembly in 2011 was 4442ktes. Caprolactam is a acquired of benzene with 83% getting produced via cyclohexane, 16% from phenol and the antithesis from toluene and recycled polymer. Essentially all caprolactam assembly goes into bearing nylon 6 polymer. Caprolactam assembly technology is accessible for authorization from several companies and a amount of refinements accept been fabricated to the aboriginal IG Farben synthesis. The majority of caprolactam plants aftermath cogent amounts of ammonium sulphate as a by-product.
Demand for caprolactam is growing at 2.2% CAGR (2002-2022) in band with all-embracing nylon 6 growth.