The nylon produced by Hopewell’s caprolactam is an essential component of clothing, carpeting, rubber, plastic and films
World’s Largest Caprolactam Producing Plant
Virginia’s Second Largest Exporter
Shipping caprolactam to China and other Asian countries, and fertilizer to Latin America
Honeywell’s Hopewell Facility
Honeywell’s Hopewell facility is the world’s largest single-site producer of caprolactam, the primary feedstock in the production of nylon polymer used in carpet fibers, plastics and films. In addition, the facility also produces a wide range of chemical intermediates, including Nadone® cyclohexanone, Naxol® cyclohexanol, sulfuric acid, specialty oximes, ammonia and carbon dioxide. The site is also a global leader in the development and production of ammonium sulfate fertilizers, which it sells under the Sulf-N® brand for both crop and turf applications.
The Hopewell facility is Virginia’s second largest exporter and employs more than 650 highly-skilled workers. It is part of the Resins and Chemicals business within Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies.