Nylon 6 Production Cost Analysis 2021

Nylon 6 or polycaprolactam is a polymer that was developed by Paul Schlack at IG Farben. It was developed to reproduce the properties of nylon 6,6 without altering the patent on its manufacturing. It is a semi-crystalline polyamide. Unlike most other nylons, which are mostly condensation polymers, nylon 6 is created by ring-opening polymerisation. 

Nylon 6 is sold under multiple trade names like Perlon in Germany, Dederon (former East Germany), Nylatron, Capron, Ultramid, Akulon, Kapron (former the Soviet Union and satellite states), and Durethan. Nylon 6 fibres are tough as they possess a high tensile strength. They also have superior elasticity and lustre. They are also wrinkleproof and highly resistant to abrasion and chemicals like certain acids and alkalis. The nylon 6 fibres can absorb up to 2.4% of water. 

As a synthetic fibre, nylon 6 is usually white in appearance, but it can be dyed in a solution bath prior to manufacturing for separate colour results. Its tenacity is between 6 and 8.5 gm/den with a density of 1.14 gm/cc whereas, its melting point is at 215 °C and can protect heat up to 150 °C on average.

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Nylon 6 production. The report incorporates the manufacturing process with detailed process and material flow, capital investment, operating costs along with financial expenses and depreciation charges. The study is based on the latest prices and other economic data available. We also offer additional analysis of the report with detailed breakdown of all cost components (Capital Investment Details, Production Cost Details, Economics for another Plant Location, Dynamic Cost Model).


Nylon 6 Production through ring-opening Polymerization

Nylon 6 Production through Two Step Polymerisation
  • Nylon 6 Production through Two Step Polymerisation

    The report is a detailed cost analysis of production of nylon 6 through a two step polymerisation of caprolactam which produces nylon 6 chips as the final product.

    Analysis Basis: Germany

    Period of Analysis: Q1 2021

    Starting at USD 1799

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