China′s caprolactam and ADN markets face opposing forces Joyce Chen, Anna Zhou Tecnon OrbiChem, Croydon/UK
Chemical Fibers International vom 04.06.2021, S. 70 / Raw MaterialsThe Covid-19 pandemic crisis in 2020 was a major influence on the development of global caprolactam consumption. As China recovered at a faster pace, the growth rate of caprolactam consumption during 2020 was much higher than other countries at around 10-11 % for the full year. Almost all the capacity expansions globally in the next few years are in China as well. By the end of 2020, the total global capacity to produce caprolactam reached around 4.4 million tons/year, and is estimated to reach around 5.5 million tons/year by the end of 2021. Some major producers are scheduled ...
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