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Chemical Economics Handbook

Hexamethylenediamine/Adiponitrile

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary5
Industry structure and trends11
Introduction12
Adiponitrile12
Hexamethylenediamine13
Manufacturing processes13
Butadiene-based routes15
Acrylonitrile-based processes17
Catalysts17
Old processes17
Adiponitrile and HMDA from adipic acid17
HMDA-caprolactam coproduct from adiponitrile18
HMDA from adipic acid and hydroxycaproic acid19
Environmental issues19
Supply and demand by region19
North America19
Producing companies20
Salient statistics20
Consumption21
Trade22
United States23
Producing companies23
Salient statistics25
Consumption26
Nylons28
Nylon 66 fibers29
Nylon 66 plastics29
Other29
Trade30
Imports30
Exports30
Canada32
Producing companies32
Salient statistics32
Consumption33
Trade33
Mexico34
South America34
Producing companies34
Salient statistics34
Consumption35
Trade37
Western Europe and Central Europe38
Producing companies38
Salient statistics40
Consumption41
Trade44
CIS and Baltic States44
Middle East and Africa45
Indian Subcontinent45
Northeast Asia45
Producing companies46
Salient statistics46
Consumption47
Trade49
China50
Producing companies50
Salient statistics51
Consumption53
Trade56
Japan56
Producing companies56
Salient statistics57
Consumption58
Nylon 66 fibers61
Nylon 66 resins61
Other61
Trade61
South Korea62
Salient statistics62
Consumption62
Trade63
Taiwan64
Salient statistics64
Consumption64
Trade65
Southeast Asia65
Salient statistics66
Consumption66
Trade67
Bibliography67

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