Caprolactam Production Cost Reports

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The report provides a detailed analysis essential for establishing a caprolactam manufacturing plant. It encompasses all critical aspects necessary for caprolactam production, including the cost of caprolactam production, caprolactam plant cost, caprolactam production costs, and the overall caprolactam manufacturing plant cost. Additionally, the study covers specific expenditures associated with setting up and operating a caprolactam production plant. These encompass manufacturing processes, raw material requirements, utility requirements, infrastructure needs, machinery and technology requirements, manpower requirements, packaging requirements, transportation requirements, and more.

Caprolactam Production Cost Report

Caprolactam is a clear to milky-white monomer that is majorly associated with the plastic, polymer, and rubber industries. It is used in the production of various polymer and plastic varieties such as Nylon 6 filament, fiber, and plastics. Similarly, it is used to develop thermoresponsive polymers such as Poly (N-vinyl caprolactam) in the polymer industry. In addition to that, it is widely used in making textiles and carpets of various colors and designs.

Since Caprolactam monomer has applications in producing the chemical fiber Nylon 6, it finds use in the manufacturing of the textile industry's non-woven fabrics, which have excellent properties, like being solid, lightweight, colorful, and durable. Also, these products offer anti-abrasion, anti-wear, tear, crushing, and matting properties, making them last longer and hence, are used to produce rubber, plastic, and fiber varieties on a large scale.

The market for caprolactam monomer is majorly dependent upon its demand in the plastic, rubber, polymer, and textile industries. Its primary application in the production of polymer varieties, such as poly(N-vinyl caprolactam), drives its demand in the polymer sector. Similarly, its usage as a monomer in the preparation and production of plastic products, fiber, and textile materials with anti-abrasion, wear, and tear resistant properties boosts its demand in the global market.

There are various factors that directly impact industrial caprolactam procurement. Crucial factors, including its demand in the rubber, plastic, textile, and polymer industries, along with its market prices, governmental regulations, logistics, and distribution, govern its procurement across borders. Therefore, the shifts observed in its demand as a monomer in the rubber, plastic, and polymer sectors, along with the changes in its prices and supply, directly influence its overall procurement.

Raw Material for Caprolactam Production

According to the caprolactam manufacturing plant project report, the key raw material for caprolactam production includes toluene-benzoic acid-hexahydrobenzoic acid; cyclohexanone-ammonia; carbon monoxide-butadiene-amine; butadiene-hydrogen cyanide-hydrogen.

Manufacturing Process of Caprolactam

The extensive caprolactam production cost report consists of the major industrial manufacturing process:

  • From toluene: Caprolactam is produced by oxidizing toluene and yields benzoic acid, which undergoes hydrogenation and subsequent reaction with sodium hydrogen sulfate, giving caprolactam as the final product.
     
  • From Cyclohexanone: The production process of caprolactam is initiated by processing cyclohexanone into cyclohexanone oxide using hydroxylamine oxime. It is then processed through Beckmann rearrangement in sulfuric acid to give a sulfate salt as a resultant. The resultant is then neutralized and yields caprolactam as the final product.
     
  • From Butadiene and Carbon Monoxide: Caprolactam is produced by the chemical reaction between carbon monoxide and butadiene. The product obtained undergoes hydrocarbonylation, followed by amination and cyclization to give caprolactam at the end.
     
  • From Hydrocyanation of Butadiene: The manufacturing process of caprolactam begins with the chemical reaction between butadiene and hydrogen cyanide. The product is further processed through isomerization, hydrogenation, and hydration to give caprolactam as the end product.

Caprolactam or Azepan-2-one is a solution that is a crystalline cyclic amide. It is primarily employed in the production of synthetic fibers, Nylon 6 filament, fiber, and plastics.

The solution appears to be clear to a milky, white-colored solution with a subtle and disagreeable smell. It is water soluble and can be dissolved with almost all oxygenated and chlorinated solvents and some hydrocarbons. Its melting point is 70 °C and is harmful when in contact with the nose, throat, eyes, skin, and mucous membranes, causing little irritation and burning. It can also be a little toxic when ingested.

Caprolactam Production Cost Processes with Cost Analysis

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Caprolactam Production from Toluene

This report presents a detailed cost analysis of caprolactam (azepan-2-one) production from toluene.

Details: Germany - based plant   Q1 2024 From $ 2499.00 USD

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Caprolactam Production from Cyclohexanone via Beckmann Rearrangement Process

This report presents a detailed cost analysis of azepan-2-one production from cyclohexanone via Beckmann rearrangement.

Details: Germany - based plant   Q1 2024 From $ 2499.00 USD

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Caprolactam Production from Butadiene using Carbon Monoxide, Hydrogen and Ammonia

This report presents a detailed cost analysis of caprolactam (azepan-2-one) production from butadiene.

Details: Germany - based plant   Q1 2024 From $ 2499.00 USD

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Azepan-2-One Production from Butadiene

This report presents a detailed cost analysis of caprolactam (azepan-2-one) production via hydrocyanation of butadiene.

Details: Germany - based plant   Q1 2024 From $ 2499.00 USD

Product Details

Particulars Details
Product Name Caprolactam
Scope Manufacturing Process: Process Flow, Material Flow, Material Balance

Raw Material and Product Specifications: Raw Material Consumption, Product and Co-product Generation

Land and Site Cost: Offsites/Civil Works, Equipment Cost, Auxiliary Equipment Costs, Contingency, Engineering and Consulting Charges, Working Capital

Variable Cost: Raw Material, Utilities, Other Variable Costs

Fixed Cost: Labor Requirements and Wages, Overhead Expenses, Maintenance Charges, Other Fixed Costs

Financing Costs: Interest on Working Capital, Interest on Loans

Other Costs: Depreciation Charges, General Sales and Admin Cost
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in the local currency)
Pricing and Purchase Options Basic: US$ 2499
Premium: US$ 3499
Enterprise: US$ 4799
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirement of the customer
Post-Sale Analysts Report 10-12 weeks of post-purchase analyst support after report delivery for any queries from the deliverable
Delivery Format PDF and Excel format through email (editable version in PPT/Word format of the report can be also provided on special request)

Key Questions Answered in This Report

  • What are the key requirements for setting up a Caprolactam manufacturing plant?
  • How is Caprolactam manufactured?
  • What is the process flow involved in producing Caprolactam?
  • What are the raw material requirements and costs for producing Caprolactam?
  • What is the total size of land required for setting up a Caprolactam manufacturing plant?
  • What are the construction requirements for setting up a Caprolactam manufacturing plant?
  • What are the machinery requirements for producing Caprolactam?
  • What are the utility requirements and costs for producing Caprolactam?
  • What are the manpower requirements for producing Caprolactam?
  • What are the average salaries/wages of manpower working in a Caprolactam manufacturing plant?
  • What are the packaging requirements and associated costs for Caprolactam?
  • What are the transportation requirements and associated costs for Caprolactam?
  • What are the capital costs for setting up a Caprolactam manufacturing plant?
  • What are the operating costs for setting up a Caprolactam manufacturing plant?
  • What should be the price of Caprolactam?
  • What will be the income and expenditures for a Caprolactam manufacturing plant?

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