Caprolactam is the popular monomer for the versatile Nylon-6 polyamide. Nylon-6 offers excellent properties like high strength-to-weight ration, good chemical and thermal stability and durability. Textile yarn manufactured from Nylon-6 exhibits fine drape, resistance to abrasion, high flexibility, chemical and biological stability etc. Nylon-6 is widely used in manufacture of fishing nets, tyre yarns, sewing threads, industrial drive-belts etc. As an engineering plastic, it finds wide application in castings, injection moulding and extrusion. Items manufactured using Nylon-6 offer excellent engineering properties even at high temperatures.