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Caprolactam

Chemical Economics Handbook

ContentsPage Number

Executive summary6
Summary 7
Introduction10
Manufacturing processes11
Conventional process12
BASF process13
DSM/HPO (Stamicarbon) process14
PNC process14
Enichem/Sumitomo process15
SNIA Viscosa process15
BASF/DuPont process16
Inventa-NO reduction process16
Altam17
Nylon 6 recycling17
One-step caprolactam17
Environmental issues18
Supply and demand by region19
World19
Capacity19
Producing companies 20
Salient statistics 21
Consumption23
Price24
Trade25
North America26
Overview 26
United States28
Producing companies28
Salient statistics28
Consumption30
Nylon 6 fibers30
Nylon 6 engineering resins and films32
Trade35
Canada35
Mexico36
Producing companies36
Salient statistics37
Consumption37
South America38
Salient statistics38
Consumption39
Trade40
Western Europe40
Producing companies40
Salient statistics41
Consumption42
Trade44
Central Europe44
Producing companies44
Salient statistics45
Consumption45
Trade46
CIS and Baltic States46
Producing companies46
Salient statistics47
Consumption48
Trade49
Middle East and Africa49
Indian Subcontinent50
Producing companies50
Salient statistics51
Consumption52
Trade52
Northeast Asia52
Overview52
China54
Producing companies54
Salient statistics57
Consumption58
Japan59
Producing companies59
Salient statistics60
Consumption61
South Korea61
Producing companies61
Salient statistics62
Consumption63
Trade63
Taiwan63
Producing companies63
Salient statistics63
Consumption64
Trade65
Southeast Asia65
Producing companies65
Salient statistics66
Consumption66
Trade67
Additional resources68
Revisions69
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