Nylon is basically a thermoplastic silky material. It was first used commercially in a nylon-bristled toothbrush followed by famously known women stockings after being introduced as a fabric. Nylon is processed by methods such as extrusion, injection moulding and casting.
2007 was considered to be a good year for the global nylon resins industry. This was because of the decline in the global economic recession in 2008 which saw the demand of the industry plummeting by about 5-10% bringing down profits to lower levels. However, the demand for the industry picked up at a good rate with the high demand for the products such as Nylon 6, nylon 66 and caprolactam. China, APAC and the US accounted for the highest shares of producing the types of nylon resins like Nylon 6, Nylon 66 and caprolactam respectively.
The demand for caprolactam in 2012 was worth $9 billion and is expected to reach $14 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 7% from 2014-2020. In terms of volume, the demand for caprolactam was around 3,580 kilo tons in 2012. Nylon 6 is one type of resin that can be reinforced with minerals or glass fibers to improve strength and resist warping from extreme temperatures. Nylon 612 and 12 may also infuse with glass or minerals to varying degrees depending on its application. In addition, some grades of nylon 12 that resist melt-processing methods are further reinforced with powdered or aqueous solutions of polytetrafluoroethylene.
The specific use of each type of nylon resin varies depending on the crystallization of polymer molecules, which determines its properties and the kind of end product it will go into. In the U.S., the majority of resin produced is nylon 66, which is most often used to produce extruded and molded parts. Some asian countries, like Japan, lead in the world’s production of nylon 6, which is mainly used to make fibers and filaments.
1. Global Nylon Resins Market – Market Overview
2. Executive Summary
3. Global Nylon Resins Market – Market Landscape
3.1. Market Share Analysis
3.2. Comparative Analysis
3.2.1. Product Benchmarking
3.2.2. End user profiling
3.2.3. Top 5 Financials Analysis
4. Global Nylon Resins Market – Market Forces
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Constraints
4.3. Market Challenges
4.4. Attractiveness of the Nylon Resins Market
4.4.1. Power of Suppliers
4.4.2. Power of Customers
4.4.3. Threat of New entrants
4.4.4. Threat of Substitution
4.4.5. Degree of Competition
5. Global Nylon Resins Market – Strategic Analysis
5.1. Value Chain Analysis
5.2. Pricing Analysis
5.3. Opportunities Analysis
5.4. Product/Market Life Cycle Analysis
5.5. Suppliers and Distributors
6. Global Nylon Resins Market – By Type
6.1.1. Nylon 6 Fiber
6.1.2. Nylon 6 Resin
6.2. Nylon 66
6.3. Nylon 6/6-6
6.4. Nylon 6/9
6.5. Nylon 6/10
6.6. Nylon 612
6.7. Nylon 12
6.8. Nylon 11
7. Global Nylon Resins Market – By Application
7.1. Textile Industry
7.2. Machinery & Industrial
7.3. Film and Coating
7.4. Cable Insulation And Jacketing
7.5. Electronic and Electrical Connectors
7.6. Automotive and Truck
7.7. Others (Plastics for sports and electricals, mobile phone components, cylinder gaskets, photo voltaic parts)
8. Global Nylon Resin Market – By Method
8.1. Injection Molding
8.2. Rotational Molding
9. Global Nylon Resins Market -- By Geography
9.2.1. North America
9.4.2. South Korea
10. Market Entropy
10.1. New Product Launches
10.2. M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
11. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials, SWOT Analysis, Developments, Product Portfolio)
11.1. BASF SE
11.2. Capro Corporation
11.3. China Petrochemical Development Corporation
11.4. China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC)
11.5. DSM Company
11.6. Lanxess Corporation
11.7. Sumitomo Chemicals
11.8. Toray Industries, Inc.
11.9. Ube Industries Ltd.
11.10. KuibyshevAzot Joint Stock Company
11.12. Industrial Plastic Supply, Inc.
11.13. United Resin Corp.
11.14. National Plastic & Seals, Inc.
11.16. Meyer Plastics, Inc
11.17. AMETEK Westchester Plastics
11.18. Polymer Technology & Services, LLC
11.19. Birch Plastics, Inc.
*More than 10 Companies are profiled in this Research Report*
"*Financials would be provided on a best efforts basis for private companies"
12.3. Research Methodology
12.5. Compilation of Expert Insights