DOMO NYLON & INTERMEDIATES
IN CHEMICALS WE TRUST.
DOMO NYLON & INTERMEDIATESPreface
The Business Unit NYLON & INTERMEDIATES represents the core of DOMO Chemicals integratedNylon activities.
One of the main reasons for our success is the provision of high-quality products and a uniquelyhigh level of flexibility and dynamism in meeting the needs and wishes of our customers.
Our vertical integration and the use of cutting-edge technology ensure we keep pace with theglobal competition.
Thanks to continuous investments to improve process efficiency and product quality, our statusas an expert and high-performing partner is secured both now and in the future.
Luc De Raedt
Business Unit Manager NYLON & INTERMEDIATESManaging Director DOMO Caproleuna GmbH
DOMO NYLON & INTERMEDIATESProduction
SOLUTION OF AMMONIUM SULPHATE AND UREA
DOMAMID VIRGIN GRADES
DOMOGRAN 45SPECIAL GRADE
HYDROXYLAMINE SULPHATE PHENOL
DOMO Caproleuna GmbH (D) Chemicals, FertiliserXentrys Leuna GmbH (D) Nylon 6 basic resinsDOMO Engineering Plastics GmbH (D) Nylon 6 basic resins, Nylon Compounds
growth = strength
DOMO NYLON & INTERMEDIATES is one of DOMO CHEMICALS business units. Throughout theworld the company represents values such as flexibility, speed and production at a high standardof reliability. DOMO NYLON & INTERMEDIATES is positioning itself dynamically within the marketfor nylon and nylon intermediates, and is actively expanding in the market for polymers andsynthetic materials.
history = motivation
In 1994 the DOMO Group, whose roots lie in the manufacture of carpets, integrated the entireproduction chain from raw materials through to polyamides within its production and operatingsystems. At the same time DOMO NYLON & INTERMEDIATES commenced its operations at sitesin Leuna and Premnitz. The successful history of the company, which is still quite recent, isbased upon the high level of motivation and many years of experience possessed by its em-ployees. Successful investments and successful business development have led to continiousgrowth of the company. DOMO NYLON & INTERMEDIATES is ready to face new targets.
DOMO NYLON & INTERMEDIATESOne of DOMO CHEMICALS business units
DOMO NYLON & INTERMEDIATESProduct group: ORGANIC INTERMEDIATES
DOMO NYLON & INTERMEDIATESService to the customer
In the ORGANICS group of products DOMO NYLON & INTERMEDIATES again offers its partnersand its customers the complete spectrum of traditional preliminary and intermediate productsfor the synthesis of caprolactam.
By bundling the capacities at the Leuna site we have become a successful major producer ofintermediate and final products in both the European and global markets for chemicals. You canrely on professional standards of service, and high-quality, environmentally friendly products all from the same source.
integrated = fast
By the use of complete integrated value creation chains we can serve the wishes of our customerswith flexibility throughout the world. Our strict orientation to the needs of our customers overrecent decades has also ensured that we have a strong position within emerging markets ona global basis. In particular DOMO NYLON & INTERMEDIATES excels by making decisions fast,efficiently and promptly in all divisions of the company.
trust = profit
Trust is of primary importance in our relationships with our customers, our partners and ourstaff. Our business relationships are firmly founded on conducting our business at all levelswith integrity and in a proper manner. Everyone can rely on the professionalism of the otherparty. We at DOMO NYLON & INTERMEDIATES aim to meet these high standards every day andto fully merit this description of our services.
quality = reliability
The continual improvement in our standards of technology takes place within the context ofDOMOs health, safety and environmental policies. We undertake to carry out the manufactureof our products in safety and to treat natural resources with consideration. In doing this we adherestrictly to local environmental standards and have a proactive approach to any legal requirements.From environmental considerations DOMO NYLON & INTERMEDIATES is again a reliable partnerfor the future.
DOMO NYLON & INTERMEDIATESProducts: Phenol, acetone
DOMO NYLON & INTERMEDIATESProduct: Cumene
PHENOL is produced by the oxidation of cumene using air to form cumene hydroperoxide,which is decomposed catalytically to produce phenol and acetone.
PHENOL is used in the production of: phenolic resins, bisphenol A, adipic acid, plasticisers,antioxidants and aniline as preliminary product in the manufacture of caprolactam.
ACETONE is a by-product of the synthesis of phenol.
ACETONE TECHNICAL GRADE is used as a solvent and as a starting material in the productionof methyl methacrylate, acetone condensation products and bisphenol.ACETONE PHARMA GRADE is used in pharmaceutical industry with highest requirements onquality. A Major part is used as solvent and for syntheses of pharmaceutical products.
CUMENE is produced by the liquid phase alkylation of benzene using propylene. The planterected in 1998 for the manufacture of cumene uses the most modern methods employed withinthe field of chemical engineering, and guarantees a final product that corresponds to the higheststandards of quality.
CUMENE is mainly used for the manufacture of phenol, acetone and organic peroxides.
DOMO NYLON & INTERMEDIATESProduct: Caprolactam
DOMO NYLON & INTERMEDIATESProduct: Cyclohexanone
CYCLOHEXANONE is produced by the selective gas-phase hydrogenation of phenol. A speciallydeveloped palladium-based catalyst, coupled with highly developed process technology, makeit possible to achieve the manufacture of a product of outstandingly high quality.
CYCLOHEXANONE is the immediate precursor to caprolactam and is used as a solvent in theadhesives and sealants industry. It is also used as a solvent in the paint and dye industry, andis used in organic syntheses and in the manufacture of pesticides.
The synthesis of CAPROLACTAM forms the core of chemical production and manufacture atLeuna. In the traditional process this is achieved by the oximation of cyclohexanone withhydroxylamine sulphate to form cyclohexanoxime, which is changed into caprolactam usingoleum by means of the Beckmann rearrangement.
High-quality CAPROLACTAM is the raw material for our Domamid products. Integration into thenylon manufacturing chain permits DOMO to have not only continuous access to high-qualitycaprolactam, but also to organic and inorganic preliminary products. A comprehensive systemof quality control and quality assurance throughout all stages of production up to and includingthe final product is an important requirement for all Domamid products.
Specification for Caprolactam
Characteristic Limit Method of testing
Permanganate absorption number max. 5 ISO 8660
Free bases max. 0.5 meq/kg ISO 8661
UV extinction at 290 nm max. 0.05 ISO 7059
Melting point min. 69C ISO 7060
Water max. 0.05% ISO 760
Color max. 5 Hazen ISO 8112Alkalinity or acidity max. 0.05 meq/kg 83-076
In addition to the continuous monitoring of the process and a final examination of additionalparameters concerning the quality of the product, a gas chromatographic analysis, specificallyfor the manufacture of caprolactam, is used to monitor any trends arising during production.This process of inspection makes it possible to identify the nature and the amount of any traceimpurities.
CAPROLACTAM is the starting material for polyamide 6 granulates, for staple fibres, textileyarns, films, compounds, cast polyamides and N-methylcaprolactam.
DOMO NYLON & INTERMEDIATES
Product group: DOMAMID Polyamide 6 basic resins
DOMO NYLON & INTERMEDIATESProduct group: DOMAMID Polyamide 6 basic resins
DOMAMID is an engineering plastic with an outstanding list of properties. The ease of workabilitypermits an extraordinary freedom of design. Polyamide 6 is the ideal material for use insideengine compartments, because of its exceptional mechanical properties, its high thermalresistance and to its very good chemical resistance. Increasing standards of safety combinedwith the demands for reductions in weight offer the possibilities for further innovative appli-cations of the product.
Typical applications in which DOMAMID is used are the automobile, electrical, constructiona