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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]
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(ˌkæp roʊˈlæk tæm)

a white, water-soluble compound, C6H11NO, used to produce a type of nylon.
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M2 PRESSWIRE-August 13, 2019-: Caprolactam Market Is Projected To Grow Rapidly Due To Gaining Widespread Acceptance in Electronics & Electrical And Automobile Industries Till 2022 | Million Insights
It has built a caprolactam plant, which has a production line that has the largest capacity for a single CPL line in the world.
Liu [11] added a specially designed oil compound to the reaction system during the anionic polymerization of caprolactam and prepared a kind of self-lubricating MC nylon, and the friction coefficient of the self-lubricating MC nylon decreased from 0.42 to 0.12.
As a result of its backward integration and the configuration of its manufacturing facilities, AdvanSix also sells caprolactam, ammonium sulfate fertilizer, acetone, and other intermediate chemicals that are produced as part of its Nylon 6 integrated manufacturing chain.
[USPRwire, Fri Mar 22 2019] The global caprolactam market size is estimated to be valued at USD 17.02 billion by 2025 driven by the growing consumption of polyamides on account of its durability, lightweight nature as well as energy absorbing properties in the textile sector.
As a result of this force majeure event, phenol production at the company's Frankford, Pennsylvania facility and caprolactam production at its Hopewell, Virginia facility have been reduced.
M2 EQUITYBITES-May 21, 2018-Fibrant's Caprolactam Business to be Sold to Highsun
Engel is exploring a wide variety of composites technologies, including HP-RTM, SMC, injection overmolding of thermoplastic fabric and tapes, and in-situ polymerization of nylon from Caprolactam (T-RTM).
The fundamental reasons for recent events started with large cost rises for benzene in the Far East, which quickly spread to other key derivatives such as butadiene, adipic acid, caprolactam, hexamethylene diamine, bis-phenol A, acrylonitrile and more recently methanol and ammonia.
As a result of our backward integration and the configuration of our manufacturing facilities, the company also sells caprolactam, ammonium sulfate fertilizer, acetone and other intermediate chemicals, all of which are produced as part of the Nylon 6 resin manufacturing process.
On the basis of production process, the global and Far East & Baltic nations ammonium sulphate market is segmented by caprolactam, coke oven gas, gypsum and neutralisation & others.