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Nylon Fibers

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary6
Summary 7
Top producers 7
Production 8
Consumption10
Price12
Trade14
Introduction16
Manufacturing processes18
Polymer manufacture18
Nylon 618
Continuous polymerization process18
Batch polymerization process19
Nylon 6619
Fiber manufacture19
Raw material requirements20
Fiber applications21
Apparel21
Sheer hosiery22
Intimate apparel22
Anklets and socks22
Outerwear and other apparel22
Industrial fibers23
Tire cord and fabric23
Airbags24
Belting and hose24
Narrow wovens24
Rope and cordage24
Sewing thread, home textiles, and other24
Bulk continuous filaments—Carpets and rugs25
Environmental issues27
Supply and demand by region29
World29
Producing regions29
Salient statistics30
Consumption31
Trade33
North America34
Producing countries34
Salient statistics35
Consumption36
Trade37
United States38
Producing companies38
Salient statistics38
Consumption40
Trade41
Canada42
Producing companies42
Salient statistics42
Consumption44
Trade45
Mexico46
Producing companies46
Salient statistics46
Consumption48
Trade49
South America49
Producing companies49
Salient statistics51
Consumption52
Trade53
Western Europe54
Producing companies54
Salient statistics56
Consumption58
Trade59
Central Europe59
Producing companies59
Salient statistics60
Consumption62
Trade63
CIS and Baltic States64
Producing companies64
Salient statistics65
Consumption66
Trade66
Middle East67
Producing companies67
Salient statistics67
Consumption69
Trade70
Africa71
Producing companies71
Salient statistics71
Consumption73
Trade74
Indian subcontinent75
Producing companies75
Salient statistics75
Consumption77
Trade78
Northeast Asia79
Producing countries79
Salient statistics79
Consumption81
Trade82
China83
Producing companies83
Salient statistics86
Consumption88
Apparel89
Home furnishings/carpets89
Industrial and other markets89
Trade90
Japan90
Producing companies90
Salient statistics91
Consumption92
Apparel93
Home furnishings94
Industrial94
Trade94
South Korea94
Producing companies94
Salient statistics95
Consumption96
Trade97
Taiwan98
Producing companies98
Salient statistics99
Consumption 100
Trade 101
Southeast Asia 102
Producing companies 102
Salient statistics 103
Consumption 105
Trade 107
Additional resources 108
Revisions 109
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