E-CAPROLACTAM

2-OXOHEXAMETHYLENIMINE

DSM Chemicals North America

Primary raw material used in the production of nylon 6

Caprolactam is the primary raw material used in the production of nylon 6, and is stored in heated tanks in the liquid state at a temperature of 190-200A F. Molten caprolactam is shipped to domestic customers, who convert it to nylon 6 for end uses including carpet, tire cord, monofilament (weed eater line and fishing line), engineered plastics, and apparel. It can also be converedto a solid-state flake, which is then packaged for export sales mainly for textile applications (apparel and hosiery).

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