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(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline cyclic imine used in the manufacture of nylon. Formula: C5H10NHCO
[C20: from capro(ic acid) + lactam]


(ˌkæp roʊˈlæk tæm)

a white, water-soluble compound, C6H11NO, used to produce a type of nylon.
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15] invented a process for BASF Corporation for the continuous recovery of caprolactam from nylon 6 fibers, as well as carpets made from such fibers.
com/research/2m9962/caprolactam) has announced the addition of the "2014 Report on the International Caprolactam (Textiles, Carpets, Industrial Yarns, Engineering Plastics, Packaging, Electronics) Market - Forecast to 2019" report to their offering.
Rotomolding nylon 6 parts directly from caprolactam monomer and pulsed-air pressurization of molds to make tougher parts were new developments presented at the 29th annual Fall meeting of the Association of Rotational Molders (ARM) in Cleveland.
The company expects increased utilization of its Hopewell, Virginia, caprolactam manufacturing facility, which will supply nylon feedstock to the combined business as well as to its fiber and plastics customers.
The Netherlands) and Nanjing Chemical Industry Group (People's Republic of China) have reached an agreement about the forming of a 60/40 joint venture which will expand the existing caprolactam plant at Nanjing (Jiangsu Province) from 50,000 tpa to 120,000 tpa.
NYSE: PX) has signed a 15-year agreement with Honeywell Resins & Chemicals for the purchase of carbon dioxide, a by-product of Honeywell's caprolactam facility in Hopewell, VA.
with a capacity of 350,000 metric tons of caprolactam per year, is one of the largest single-site caprolactam production facilities in the world.
Global Caprolactam (CPL) Market Report 2014: Includes Four Year Forecast is an absolutely essential resource for anyone looking for detailed information on the mentioned market.
DSM has a long-term agreement with Bruggemann to support Nyrim marketing and sales and to supply caprolactam for the Nyrim system, according to Jorn Boesten, product manager for RIM Nylon at DSM Venturing & Business Development in the Netherlands.
model RP-10 fiber-reinforced dispensing machine mixes the monomer caprolactam (from which all nylon 6 is manufactured) with an activator.
DSM Chemicals, Kolon Industries and Namhae Chemical signed a joint venture agreement for the production of caprolactam in the Republic of South Korea.
Using a wide range of primary and secondary sources, we combined, analyzed and presented all available data about caprolactam market in the all-in-one report issued in a logical and easily accessible format.