Nylon 6 fibers are added with silica sand and minerals to improve the strength and temperature resistivity of glass fibers. China is the worlds largest producer of nylon 6, representing 32% of the total world production capacity and it is expected to grow at a 19.7% rate from 2016 to 2021. Overall growth in nylon 6 is driven by China's increasing demand and its desire to be more self-sufficient.
Nylon 66 fibers offer stability at high temperatures and stability against chemicals. The United States is the worlds largest producer of nylon 66 fibers, accounting for 41% of the total world capacity. Total world capacity for nylon 66 was expected to increase by 10% from the capacity level in 2012.
The demand for caprolactam was around 4,280 kilo tons in 2015 with Europe being the emerging consumer and is expected to grow in demand with a CAGR of about 7.18 % during (2017 - 2022).
The global nylon resins market, on the basis of end-user industry, can be broadly segmented into automotive, electrical and electronics, aerospace and defense, packaging and storage, extrusion and textile. Automotive segment is expected to be the fastest-growing segment in the market, owing to increasing usage of light weight vehicles and development and manufacturing of electric vehicles.
The expansion in the automotive sector along with the introduction of light weight vehicles is the key driving force for rising popularity of nylon 6 and nylon 66 fibers. The usage in automotive sector accounts for nearly 39% of global nylon resins consumption in 2015. Demand for nylon resins in this area is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 4.8% during 20162021.
The market has been geographically segmented into the Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and the Middle-East & Africa. In terms of consumption in 2015, APAC led the market with a share of XX.XX%, followed by North America and Europe. Due to rising population and the improvement in the financial status of the consumers, the purchasing power of the middle-class consumers has increased, which in turn is increasing the demand for automobiles and textiles in the Asia-Pacific region, in turn making the region an area of immense potential and opportunities. However, the volatility in the raw material prices in the region has considerably hindered the growth of this market.
Furthermore, the increasing usage of bio-based nylons and escalating demand for fuel efficient and lightweight vehicles across the world will offer numerous opportunities for the growth of the global nylon resins market. Some of the major companies dominating this market for its products, services, and continuous product developments are:
Market analysis for the global nylon resins market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on a global and regional scale.
Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints.
Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a global and regional scale.
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market share.
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the global nylon resins market on both global and regional scale.
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market.
Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped.
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Market Definition
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.2 Industry Value Chain
3.3 Regulatory Policy Analysis
3.4 Industry Attractiveness Porters 5 Force Analysis
3.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.4.5 Degree of Competition
3.5 Raw Material Analysis
3.6 Patent Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Increasing Demand in the Automotive Industry
4.1.2 Dynamic economic development in Asia Pacific
4.1.3 Technological Advancements across the globe
4.1.4 Advanced Weapons in Defense Sector
4.2.1 Environmental Regulations
4.2.2 High Cost of Raw Materials
4.2.3 Limited Product Life
4.3.1 Increasing Usage of Bio-based Nylons
4.3.2 Escalating Demand for Fuel Efficient and Lightweight Vehicles
4.3.3 Extensive use in Packaging and Storage
5. Market Segmentation
5.1 By Product Type
5.1.1 Nylon 6
5.1.2 Nylon 6,6
5.1.3 Bio based Nylon
5.1.4 Specialty Nylon
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Moisture Absorbent
5.2.2 Chemical Resistant
5.2.3 Temperature Resistant
5.2.6 Nylon Alloys
5.3 By End-User Industry
5.3.2 Aerospace & Defense
5.3.3 Electrical & Electronics
5.3.4 Packaging & Storage
6. Regional Analysis
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.6 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.4 Rest of MEA
7. Future of Industry
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
8.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
8.3 Market Share Analysis
8.4 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
9. Company Profiles
9.1 BASF SE
9.2 DuPont Zytel HTN
9.5 DSM Company
9.6 Aquafil USA Inc.
9.7 National Plastics & Seals, Inc.
9.8 Polymer Technology & Services, LLC
9.9 AMETEK Westchester Plastics
9.10 Ascend Performance Materials LLC
9.12 Birch Plastics, Inc.
9.13 Nilit America Corp.
9.14 Coz Group Inc.
9.15 Meyer Plastics, Inc.
9.16 Premiere Fibers Inc.
9.17 Asahi Kasei Corp.
9.18 Plastics Color Corporation
9.19 Von Roll USA, Inc.
9.20 Ag Polymers
9.21 Arc Resin Corporation
9.22 AAA Plastics, Inc.
9.23 J.b. Polymers, Inc.