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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)
Caprolactam is used as raw material in the production of 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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Caprolactam Prices

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Chart Description. This chart presents Caprolactam prices in several countries, as follows:

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

Note 1. Price forecasts (upcoming 9 months) available only to subscribers of the ‘Pro’ or 'Business' plans.

Chart Instructions. Hover the mouse over the series to view the respective Caprolactam prices plotted. You can filter a given Caprolactam price series by clicking on the respective legend label, right above the chart.

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. Caprolactam is used as raw material in the production of Polyamide 6 (nylon 6) and lysine.

Methodology. The chemicals 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 Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology.

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