Caprolactam (CPL) is the main raw material to produce Nylon 6. CPL is made from cyclohexane and ammonia. Nylon 6 is a high strength material used in a broad range of applications such as bathing suits, underwear, tires, industrial textiles, seatbelts, and engineering plastics.
Ammonium sulfate (fertilizer) is a derivative of the caprolactam production process that is used in agriculture. It is a nitrogen-rich fertilizer that is well suited for use in the farming regions of central Mexico. Alpek operates one of the largest ammonium sulfate distribution networks in central Mexico.