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Chemical Economics Handbook

Hexamethylenediamine/Adiponitrile

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary4
Summary5
Industry structure and trends12
Introduction13
Adiponitrile13
Hexamethylenediamine13
Manufacturing processes14
Butadiene-based routes15
Acrylonitrile-based processes16
Catalysts16
Old processes17
Adiponitrile and HMDA from adipic acid17
HMDA-caprolactam coproduct from adiponitrile17
HMDA from adipic acid andhydroxycaproic acid18
Environmental issues19
Supply and demand by region20
North America20
Producing companies20
Salient statistics20
Consumption21
Trade22
United States22
Producing companies22
Salient statistics24
Consumption25
Nylons27
Other28
Trade28
Imports29
Exports29
Canada30
Producing companies30
Salient statistics30
Consumption31
Trade32
Mexico32
South America32
Producing companies32
Salient statistics33
Consumption33
Trade35
Western and Central Europe35
Producing companies35
Salient statistics37
Consumption38
Trade40
CIS and Baltic States40
Middle East and Africa40
Indian Subcontinent41
Northeast Asia41
Producing companies41
Salient statistics41
Consumption42
Trade44
China44
Producing companies44
Salient statistics45
Consumption46
Trade48
Japan48
Producing companies48
Salient statistics49
Consumption50
Nylon 66 fibers51
Nylon 66 resins52
Other52
Trade52
South Korea52
Salient statistics52
Consumption53
Trade54
Taiwan54
Salient statistics54
Consumption55
Trade56
Southeast Asia56
Salient statistics56
Consumption57
Trade57
Bibliography58

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