Adipic acid is a widely used plastic additive, primarily used as a precursor for the production of nylon. It is a white, odorless, crystalline powder that is soluble in water and alcohol. It is used in a variety of applications, including the production of polyurethanes, polyamides, and polyesters. It is also used as a food additive, as a preservative, and as a flavoring agent.
Adipic acid is produced by the oxidation of cyclohexanol or cyclohexanone. It is also produced by the catalytic hydrogenation of maleic acid. The global adipic acid market is expected to grow due to the increasing demand for nylon and other polymers. The increasing demand for lightweight and durable materials in the automotive and construction industries is also driving the market.
Some of the major companies in the adipic acid market include BASF, DuPont, Invista, Solvay, and Asahi Kasei. Show Less Read more