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Global Nylon Resins Market

  • Published Date: 12 Nov 2018
  • Number of Pages: 202
  • Category: Chemicals
  • Country: Global
Nylons constitute a family of resins, the main ones are nylon 6 and nylon 66. Nylon is a thermoplastic material that can be moulded into shapes or fibres. It is a family of synthetic polymers. Its first commercial use was nylon bristled toothbrush and womens stockings. Its market grew during the wars. It is made of repeating units linked by peptide bonds and its commercial applications range from fibres, fabrics and shapes in automobile parts and films in food packaging.


Nylon is processed by methods such as extrusion, injection moulding and casting. One of the end users is the automobile industry and in fibre production. Moulded nylon is used in hair combs and mechanical parts. Nylon resins are also used in food packaging films to help as an oxygen barrier is when needed. Nylon resins can also be extruded in rubbers and pipes.

Market Dynamics

The primary focus in the Nylon resins market is on Nylon 6 and Nylon 66. Nylon 6 is estimated to grow at about 7.5% and nylon 66 at a rate of 6% per year in terms of consumption. While China is the highest producer of Nylon 6 with 32% of world production, United States is the highest one in Nylon 66 with 41% of world production. Nylon 6s world capacity is expected to increase at 19.5%. Nylon 66s capacity is expected to increase by 10%. Apart from this another Nylon Resin type is Caprolactam. Its consumption is highest in Europe.

Market Segmentation

Based on the products, the segment includes Nylon 6 and Nylon 66 market.
Based on the application the following are the industries, Automobile, Electrical & electronic, Engineering plastics, Textile.
Region wise, the market includes, North America; Europe; Asia Pacific including India, China, Japan, South Korea.

Regional/Geographic Analysis

The market is dominated by the Asia Pacific region with over 40% of the global consumption in 2016. There is large demand do to high consumption from developing countries such as China and India. There has been a shift in trend from textiles to engineering plastics and automotive segments in this region. Most of the regional need comes from China and it is also a leading nylon manufacturer. China accounts for 20% of Nylon consumption. About 50% of the Global demands are met by Europe and America. The automotive and engineering products sectors are expected to lead to future market growth.


Since the markets in developing countries like India and China a growing, there are growth opportunities there. The soaring demand provides large opportunities for Nylon resins. The likely growth rate is 6.1%. Nylon 6 and Nylon 66 have properties that can replace metal parts in automobiles owing to its suitable properties of high tensile strength, high elasticity and excellent resistance to abrasion. These factors are expected to favour the growth of the global Nylon industry.

Key Players

The key players in Nylon Resins Market include:
--> DSM Company
--> Lanxess Corporation
--> Sumitomo Chemicals
--> Ube Industries Ltd

Report Contents:

> Market segments
> Market Drivers, Restraints and Opportunities
> Market Size & Forecast 2016 to 2022
> Supply & Demand Value Chain
> Market - Current Trends
> Competition & Major Companies
> Technology and R&D Status
> Porters Five Force Analysis
> Strategic and Critical Success Factor Analysis of Key Players

Regional Analysis:

> North America

>> US and Canada

> Latin America

>> Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Rest of Latin America

> Western Europe

>> EU5 (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, U.K.)
>> Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden)
>> Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
>> Rest of Western Europe

> Eastern Europe

>> Russia
>> Poland
>> Rest of Eastern Europe

> Asia Pacific

>> China
>> India
>> Japan
>> Australia and New Zealand
>> Rest of Asia Pacific

> Middle East and Africa

>> GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE and Kuwait)
>> South Africa
>> North Africa
>> Rest of Middle East and Africa

This report is an elaborate aggregation of primary inputs from industry experts and participants across the supply chain. It provides details on market segmentation which is derived from several product mapping exercises, macroeconomic parameters and other qualitative and quantitative insights. The impact of all such factors is delivered across multiple market segments and geographies.

Report Highlights:

> Detailed Historical Overview (Market Origins, Product Launch Timeline, etc.)
> Consumer and Pricing Analysis
> Market dynamics of the industry
> Market Segmentation
> Estimated Market Sizing in terms of volume and value
> Recent trends in Market and impact
> Research Status and Technology Overview
> Extensive Industry Structure Coverage

Publisher Name : Market Litmus

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