Caprolactam refining special amorphous alloy catalyst

Caprolactam is the abbreviation of ε-caprolactam, white scaly solid with a melting point of 69.3 °C. Most of them are used in the production of polycaprolactam. About 90% of the latter is used to produce synthetic fibers, namely Kapron (polyamide fibers), 10% as plastics, and a small amount to produce lysine. Caprolactam can also be used directly for spinning or directly cast to make MC nylon (polyamide). When used in the production of cord thread, there are strict requirements for the potassium permanganate value of caprolactam.
The hydrogenation reaction of the post-caprolactam refining process turns unsaturated impurities into saturated impurities by hydrogenation. Using ordinary Rainey nickel catalyst, the product has low potassium permanganate value and high single consumption. Using amorphous alloy catalyst, most of the potassium permanganate value is greater than 30,000 seconds, and the excellent grade rate of finished caprolactam reaches 100%, so that caprolactam can not only be used in industry, but also in high-speed spinning production of civilian products.
Amorphous alloy catalyst is a high-tech product produced by Anshan Zhongli Catalyst Factory, which can be used as an alternative to traditional Reni nickel catalyst for industrial use. The catalyst is widely used in petrochemical, fine chemical, pharmaceutical and oil hydrogenation and other fields, and has been well received by users. The amorphous alloy catalyst won the first prize of national technological invention in 2005.

Main characteristics of amorphous alloy hydrogenation catalyst
· It is an alternative to traditional Raeney nickel catalysts
· It adopts ultra-quenching technology and has a special structure
· The unique process guarantees high activity, high selectivity and stability, long life and low single consumption
· Fast sedimentation speed and easy separation from the product
· Strong magnetism, especially suitable for magnetic fast separation, magnetic stable bed reactor
· The specific surface area of BET is greater than 100m2/g
· The specific surface area of active nickel is 22.5-24.0 m2/g
· Hole volume 0.10-0.12 ml/g

ZL-N411/ SRNA-4 amorphous alloy catalyst has special activity for nitro hydrogenation. The most typical application is caprolactam hydrorefining reaction, which has a good application performance in many caprolactam manufacturers such as Baling Petrochemical and Shijiazhuang Refining.
At present, our company supplies all domestic caprolactam manufacturers caprolactam aqueous solution hydrogenation catalyst, there has never been a quality problem, and has been praised by the majority of users.
Our company is a designated supplier of A-grade products of Petrochemical. At present, all domestic caprolactam manufacturers use amorphous alloy hydrogenation catalysts produced by our company, with a coverage rate of 100%, stable long-term running performance, low single consumption, and excellent products.
The design unit consumption of caprolactam hydrorefining is 0.2 kg/t CPL, and the operating unit consumption of ZL-N411 amorphous alloy hydrogenation catalyst of our company can be controlled below 0.1Kg/t CPL, the PM value before hydrogenation is 100-200S, and the PMing value of the product after hydrogenation can reach more than 20000S, all of which reach the standard of excellent grade.

Caprolactam hydrorefining index


Catalyst unit consumption

(Kg/t CPL)

PM value before hydrogenation


PM value after hydrogenation


Amorphous alloy hydrogenation catalyst






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