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Global Caprolactam Market 2016-2020

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  • Region: Global
  • 62 pages
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BASF
  • Capro
  • DSM
  • Honeywell
  • UBE Industries
  • MORE
About Caprolactam

Caprolactam is an intermediate polymer that is used in the production of nylon 6 fibers and nylon 6 resins, accounting for 98% of the total caprolactam produced globally. Nylon 6 has properties such as chemical resistance, damage resistance from oils, and abrasion resistance. In addition, it has excellent strength and elasticity.

The analysts forecast the global caprolactam market to grow at a CAGR of 6.93% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global caprolactam market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the retail the sales of nylon 6 resins and nylon 6 fibers by considering 2015 as the base year.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
- Americas
- APAC
- EMEA

The report, Global Caprolactam Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
- Honeywell
- BASF
- DSM
- UBE Industries
- Capro

Market drivers
- Rising demand from automobile sector.
- For a full, detailed list, view the full report

Market challenges
- Large volumes of ammonium sulfate waste.
- For a full, detailed list, view the full report

Market trends
- Shift in focus toward bio-based nylon 6 polymers.
- For a full, detailed list, view the full report

Key questions answered in this report
- What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
- What are the key market trends?
- What is driving this market?
- What are the challenges to market growth?
- Who are the key vendors in this market space?
- What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BASF
  • Capro
  • DSM
  • Honeywell
  • UBE Industries
  • MORE
Table of Content

Part 01: Executive summary
  • Highlights
Part 02: Scope of the report
  • Market overview
Part 03: Market research methodology
  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators
Part 04: Introduction
  • Key market highlights
  • Process lifecycle
Part 05: Market landscape
  • Global caprolactam market
  • Market size and forecast by revenue
  • Market size and forecast by volume
  • Five forces analysis
Part 06: Market segmentation by application
  • Global caprolactam market by application
  • Market overview
  • Global market for nylon 6 fiber
  • Global caprolactam market for nylon 6 resin
  • Global caprolactam market for other applications
Part 07: Market segmentation by end-user
  • End-user applications of nylon 6 fibers
  • End use applications of nylon 6 resins
Part 08: Market segmentation by feedstock
  • Global caprolactam market by feedstock
  • Market overview
Part 09: Geographic segmentation
  • Market overview
  • Caprolactam market in APAC
  • Global caprolactam market in EMEA
  • Caprolactam market in Americas
Part 10: Key leading countries
  • Key leading countries in global caprolactam market
Part 11: Market drivers
  • Commercial importance of nylon
  • Growing economies: A boon
  • Rising demand from automobile sector
Part 12: Impact of drivers

Part 13: Market challenges
  • Hygroscopic nature of caprolactam
  • Volatile raw material prices
  • Large volumes of ammonium sulfate waste
Part 14: Impact of drivers and challenges

Part 15: Market trends
  • Bio-refineries: The future of petroleum
  • Shift in focus toward bio-based nylon 6 polymers
  • Technological advances
Part 16: Vendor landscape
  • Competitive scenario
  • Major market vendors
  • Global customer base concentration
Part 17: Key vendor analysis
  • BASF
  • Capro Industries
  • DSM
  • Honeywell
  • UBE Industries
Part 18: Appendix
  • List of abbreviations
Part 19: About the Author

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 01: Global caprolactam market
Exhibit 02: Global caprolactam market by application
Exhibit 03: Global caprolactam market by end-user
Exhibit 04: Global caprolactam market by feedstock
Exhibit 05: Global caprolactam market by geography
Exhibit 06: Process lifecycle of caprolactam
Exhibit 07: Global caprolactam market by revenue 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 08: Global caprolactam market by volume 2015-2020 (millions of metric tons)
Exhibit 09: Five forces analysis
Exhibit 10: Global caprolactam market by application ($ billions)
Exhibit 11: Global caprolactam market for nylon 6 fiber 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 12: Global caprolactam market for nylon 6 resin 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 13: Global caprolactam market for other applications 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 14: End-user applications of nylon 6 fibers 2015 and 2020
Exhibit 15: Global nylon 6 fiber market in textiles segment 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 16: Global nylon 6 fiber market in carpets segment 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 17: Global nylon 6 fiber market in industrial yarns segment 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 18: Global nylon 6 market by end-user resins 2015 and 2020
Exhibit 19: Global nylon 6 resin market in automotive segment 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 20: Global nylon 6 resin market in electricals segment 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 21: Global nylon 6 resin market in consumer goods segment 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 22: Global nylon 6 resin market in films and coatings segment 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 23: Global nylon 6 resin market in other industries 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 24: Global caprolactam market break-up by feedstock 2015
Exhibit 25: Global caprolactam market by geography 2015 and 2020
Exhibit 26: Caprolactam market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 27: Caprolactam market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 28: Caprolactam market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 29: Key leading countries
Exhibit 30: Overview of caprolactam market in China
Exhibit 31: Overview of caprolactam market in Germany
Exhibit 32: Overview of caprolactam market in US
Exhibit 33: Electric vehicles market in China 2015-2020 (thousands of units)
Exhibit 34: China electric vehicles sales 2015
Exhibit 35: Comparative analysis of electric vehicle sales to total vehicle sales in China 2015
Exhibit 36: Impact of drivers
Exhibit 37: Crude oil price 2009-2015 ($ per barrel)
Exhibit 38: Impact of drivers and challenges
Exhibit 39: Applications of biomass
Exhibit 40: Global caprolactam market: Major vendors
Exhibit 41: Global caprolactam market: Concentration of customer base by region 2015
Exhibit 42: BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
Exhibit 43: BASF: Segmentation of revenue by geography 2015
Exhibit 44: Honeywell: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
Exhibit 45: Honeywell: Revenue segmentation by geography 2015
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BASF
  • Capro
  • DSM
  • Honeywell
  • UBE Industries
  • MORE
New Report Released: – Global Caprolactam Market 2016-2020

The author of the report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global caprolactam market: Honeywell, BASF, DSM, UBE Industries, and Capro.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from the research team said: “One of latest trends in the market is shift in focus toward bio-based nylon 6 polymers. The companies that are producing nylon 6 polymers will shift to the production of bio-based nylon 6 polymers in the coming years as this will reduce emissions by more than 80%. Moreover, the use of renewable resources will also reduce the cost of production of nylon 6 polymers. BASF, developed and successfully produced a castor oil-based polymer in the early 1960s. The company has been developing more bio-based products and increasing its product portfolio in this sector. Ultramid Balance, a nylon 6 polymer is composed of 60% sebacic acid, a castor oil derivative. This product outperforms its standard nylon 6 products, offering higher stability and resistance to chemicals. In addition, the production of bio-based nylon 6 will not be dependent on fluctuating crude oil prices, thereby maintaining the prices of nylon 6 in the coming years.”

According to the report, one of the primary drivers in the market is commercial importance of nylon. Since its first production in 1935, nylon resins and fibers have been extensively used in many applications. Non-conducting and heat resistant properties of nylon have increased its use in the electronics industry. Since nylon 6 has a low coefficient of friction, it is being used in sliding or rotating mechanisms. The surface abrasive wear-resistant properties of nylon allow for its use in the manufacture of industrial bearings. Nylon has high temperature resistance and can be dyed with the desired color for aesthetic appeal. Therefore, it is used in the manufacture of cooking utensils and appliances such as forks, tongs, brushes, slotted spoons, and spatulas. Further, nylon offers an excellent non-stick surface finish.

Further, the report states that one major challenge in the market is hygroscopic nature of caprolactam. Polymerized caprolactam absorbs water during its production process and water accounts for 2%-3% of its original weight. This reduces stiffness and abrasion resistance capacity of caprolactam. Although caprolactam can be processed at lower temperatures, it makes it difficult to use nylon 6 in applications involving higher temperatures. Nylon 6 is known for its high shrinkage in molded sections, which is due to its hygroscopic behavior. The dimensional instability associated with products are often attributed to the hygroscopic nature of caprolactam. This also makes it susceptible to the effects of oxidizing agents, acids, and bases.

The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.
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  • Honeywell
  • BASF
  • DSM
  • UBE Industries
  • Capro
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