Trade name: Caprolactam
Chemical name: Caprolactam, ε-caprolactam, e-aminocaproic acid lactam, Hexahydro-2H-azepin-2-one, Hexane-6-lactam, Azepan-2-one
PKWiU classification:
CN code: 2933 71 00

Unit: Grupa Azoty S.A.

Product description

Caprolactam is offered In its liquid state: colourless, clear and free of mechanical impurities.

Application and use

Caprolactam is used for industrial production of solid and liquid formulations, as an intermediate, as a monomer for the manufacture of polyamide, polymers, thermoplastics as a monomer for resins, a monomer for thermosetting resins, as a plasticizer for the polyamide, as an agent for leather tanning, processing, impregnation, a component of paints, varnishes and coatings, as a laboratory reagent, as a component of paints, varnishes and coatings in consumer use.

Packing and transport

Liquid caprolactam is packed into railway or truck cisterns made of stainless steel, insulated, equipped with system for heating of caprolactam by low pressure steam. Liquid caprolactam is packed in oxygen free atmosphere (nitrogen blanket). Liquid caprolactam has to be transported in specially designed for this purpose rail or road tankers, at temperature from 75 0C to 95 0C, under nitrogen.


Liquid caprolactam has to be stored in tanks made of stainless steel or aluminium, at temperature from 75 0C to 95 0C and under nitrogen.


Sales information: Plastics Business Unit

phone +48 14 637 49 67

fax +48 637 33 28



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