Nylon-6,6 Production Cost Analysis 2021

Nylon-6,6, also known as Nylon 66, is basically a type of polyamide or nylon. Nylon-6,6 is composed of two monomers, each containing six carbon atoms, hexamethylenediamine, and adipic acid, which give nylon-6,6 its name.

Nylon-6,6 is synthesised by polycondensation of hexamethylenediamine and adipic acid. Equivalent amounts of hexamethylenediamine, as well as adipic acid, are combined with water in a reactor. This is crystallised to make nylon salt, an ammonium/carboxylate mixture. The nylon salt goes into a reaction vessel where the polymerisation process takes place either in batches. Eliminating water drives the reaction towards polymerisation via the formation of amide bonds from the acid and amine functions. Thus, molten nylon-6,6 is formed. It can either be extruded or granulated at this point or directly spun into fibres by extrusion via spinneret (a small metal plate with fine holes) and cooling to form filaments. 

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Nylon-6,6 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-6,6 Production from Adipic Acid and hexamethylenediamine

Nylon-6,6 Production via mass process
  • Nylon-6,6 Production via mass process

    This process to produce Nylon 66 consumes adipic acid and hexamethylenediamine. This process is a batch polycondensation process.

    Analysis Basis: Germany

    Period of Analysis: Q1 2021

    Starting at USD 1799

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