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Nylon Resins

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary8
Summary 9
Nylon 6 and 66 resins10
Producers10
Salient statistics12
Consumption14
Price20
Trade21
Strategic issues for nylon 6 and nylon 6623
Specialty nylon resins24
Types24
Producers25
Salient statistics28
Consumption 29
Bio-based nylons31
Introduction34
Manufacturing processes36
Nylon 66 resins36
Nylon 6 resins36
Environmental issues38
Supply and demand by region40
North America40
Overview40
Production capacity40
Salient statistics41
Nylon 641
Nylon 6641
Consumption42
Automotive46
Film and coating47
Consumer markets47
Other47
Trade 47
United States47
Producing companies48
Salient statistics49
Nylon 649
Nylon 6650
Consumption51
Automotive54
Film and coating56
Consumer goods57
Industrial and machinery58
Electrical and electronic58
Wire and cable59
Appliances59
Other59
Trade61
Canada61
Producing companies61
Salient statistics62
Nylon 662
Nylon 6663
Consumption63
Trade66
Mexico66
Producing companies66
Salient statistics67
Nylon 667
Nylon 6667
Consumption68
Automotive71
Other71
Trade72
South America72
Producing companies72
Salient statistics73
Nylon 673
Nylon 6674
Consumption75
Automotive78
Film and coating78
Trade78
Western Europe79
Producing companies79
Salient statistics81
Nylon 681
Nylon 6681
Consumption82
Automotive85
Film and coating86
Electrical and electronic86
Appliances86
Other87
Trade87
Central Europe87
Producing companies87
Salient statistics88
Nylon 688
Nylon 6689
Consumption89
Automotive92
Industrial and machinery92
Electrical and electronic92
Trade92
CIS and Baltic States93
Producing companies93
Salient statistics93
Nylon 693
Nylon 6694
Consumption95
Trade 998
Middle East98
Producing companies98
Salient statistics99
Nylon 699
Nylon 66100
Consumption 101
Trade 104
Africa 104
Producing companies 104
Salient statistics 105
Nylon 6 105
Nylon 66105
Consumption 106
Automotive 109
Other 109
Trade 109
Indian Subcontinent 109
Producing companies 109
Salient statistics 110
Nylon 6 110
Nylon 66111
Consumption 112
Automotive 115
Industrial/machinery 115
Other 115
Trade115
Northeast Asia 115
Overview 116
Production capacity 116
Salient statistics 117
Nylon 6 117
Nylon 66117
Consumption 118
Automotive 121
Industrial/machinery 122
Electrical and electronic 122
Appliances 122
Film and coating 122
Other 122
Trade122
China 122
Producing companies 123
Salient statistics 127
Nylon 6 127
Nylon 66128
Consumption 128
Industrial and machinery 131
Automotive 131
Electrical and electronic 132
Appliances 132
Consumer goods 132
Film and coating 132
Other 132
Trade 132
Japan 132
Producing companies 133
Salient statistics 134
Nylon 6 134
Nylon 66135
Consumption 136
Automotive 139
Film and coating 140
Electrical and electronic 140
Other 140
Trade 141
South Korea 141
Producing companies 141
Salient statistics 142
Nylon 6 142
Nylon 66143
Consumption 143
Trade 146
Taiwan 147
Producing companies 147
Salient statistics 148
Nylon 6 148
Nylon 66149
Consumption 149
Trade 152
Southeast Asia 152
Producing companies 152
Salient statistics 154
Nylon 6 154
Nylon 66154
Consumption 155
Automotive 158
Film and coating 158
Other 158
Trade158
Appendix I—Markets for modified nylon resins 159
Glass reinforced 159
Mineral filled 160
Impact modified 160
Reactor modified 160
Flame retardant 161
Other additives 161
Appendix II—Nylon alloys 162
Nylon/polyphenylene ether 162
Nylon/ABS 162
Nylon/silicone semi-interpenetrating networks 162
Nylon/polyolefin 162
Nylon/polyethylene terephthalate 163
Nylon/polyarylate 163
Nylon/polycarbonate 163
Nylon/polystyrene 163
Nylon/PTFE 163
Additional resources 164
Revisions 166
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