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Hexamethylenediamine/Adiponitrile

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary6
Summary7
Industry structure and trends12
Introduction14
Adiponitrile14
Hexamethylenediamine14
Manufacturing processes15
Butadiene-based routes16
Acrylonitrile-based processes17
Catalysts17
Old processes18
Adiponitrile and HMDA from adipic acid18
HMDA-caprolactam coproduct from adiponitrile18
HMDA from adipic acid andhydroxycaproic acid19
Environmental issues20
Supply and demand by region21
World21
Capacity21
Producing companies24
Salient statistics25
Consumption27
Price30
Trade30
North America33
Overview33
Producing companies33
Salient statistics33
Consumption35
Trade35
United States36
Producing companies36
Salient statistics38
Consumption39
Nylons41
Other42
Trade43
Imports43
Exports43
Canada44
Producing companies44
Salient statistics44
Consumption45
Trade46
Mexico46
South America46
Producing companies46
Salient statistics47
Consumption48
Trade49
Western and Central Europe49
Producing companies50
Salient statistics51
Consumption52
Trade54
CIS and Baltic States55
Middle East and Africa55
Indian Subcontinent56
Northeast Asia56
Overview56
Producing companies56
Salient statistics56
Consumption58
Trade59
China60
Producing companies60
Salient statistics61
Consumption62
Trade64
Japan65
Producing companies65
Salient statistics65
Consumption67
Nylon 66 fibers68
Nylon 66 resins69
Other69
Trade69
South Korea69
Salient statistics69
Consumption70
Trade71
Taiwan71
Salient statistics71
Consumption72
Trade73
Southeast Asia73
Salient statistics73
Consumption74
Trade75
Additional resources76
Revisions77
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