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Caprolactam
C6H11NO
Molten; flakes
Almost all Caprolactam produced is consumed as monomer in the production of polycaprolactam, also known as nylon 6. Fibers, sheets, filaments and bristles made from nylon 6 can be used, in turn, in a broad range of products, including: * Apparel and home furnishings * Carpets * Industrial uses (tires, reinforced rubber products)
Polyamide 6 (nylon 6) and lysine.
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  • Cyclohexanone + ammonia + sulfuric acid + oleum (oximation/rearrangement)
  • Cyclohexane + ammonia + sulfuric acid + oleum + hydrochloric acid (photonitrization/rearrangement)
  • Cyclohexanecarboxylic acid + nitrosylsulfuric acid + oleum + sulfuric acid (nitrosation)
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Caprolactam (a.k.a. CPL, Azepan-2-one) is a cyclic amide widely used as a chemical intermediate. It is soluble in water, most oxygenated and chlorinated solvents, and some hydrocarbons. It is clear to milky white-colored liquid and has a mild, unpleasant smell.
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Intratec provides Caprolactam prices in several countries, as follows:
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Caprolactam Prices

Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries

Intratec provides Caprolactam latest prices and 12 years of historical series, as well as price forecasts. Subscribers to the Petrochemicals Prices have access to 72 commodities prices across several countries from main world regions.

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Chart Description. Intratec provides Caprolactam prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 2)
  • Belgium: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • Japan: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • India: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)

Note 1. Only available for Registered Users

Note 2. Price forecasts (upcoming 9 months) available only to subscribers of the 'Pro' or 'Business' plans.

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About Caprolactam. Caprolactam (a.k.a. CPL, Azepan-2-one) is a cyclic amide widely used as a chemical intermediate. It is soluble in water, most oxygenated and chlorinated solvents, and some hydrocarbons. It is clear to milky white-colored liquid and has a mild, unpleasant smell.

Chemical Formula. C6H11NO

Commercial Grades. Molten; flakes

Uses. Almost all Caprolactam produced is consumed as monomer in the production of polycaprolactam, also known as nylon 6. Fibers, sheets, filaments and bristles made from nylon 6 can be used, in turn, in a broad range of products, including: * Apparel and home furnishings * Carpets * Industrial uses (tires, reinforced rubber products)

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Cyclohexanone + ammonia + sulfuric acid + oleum (oximation/rearrangement)
  • Cyclohexane + ammonia + sulfuric acid + oleum + hydrochloric acid (photonitrization/rearrangement)
  • Cyclohexanecarboxylic acid + nitrosylsulfuric acid + oleum + sulfuric acid (nitrosation)

To know more about Caprolactam production processes, click here.

Derivatives. Polyamide 6 (nylon 6) and lysine.

Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.

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