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Chemical Economics Handbook

Nylon Fibers

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 5
Summary 6
Top producers 6
Production 7
Consumption 8
Price0
Trade11
Textile filaments 11
Industrial filaments 11
BCF and staple fiber 11
Introduction 13
Manufacturing processes 14
Polymer manufacture 14
Nylon 614
Continuous polymerization process 14
Batch polymerization process 15
Nylon 6615
Fiber manufacture 15
Raw material requirements 16
Fiber applications 17
Apparel 17
Sheer hosiery 17
Intimate apparel 17
Anklets and socks 18
Outerwear and other apparel 18
Industrial fibers 18
Tire cord and fabric 19
Belting and hose 19
Narrow wovens 19
Rope and cordage 19
Sewing thread, home textiles, and other 20
Bulk continuous filaments—carpets and rugs 20
Environmental issues 22
Supply and demand by region 24
North America 24
Producing countries 24
Salient statistics 24
Consumption 25
Trade 26
United States 27
Producing companies 27
Salient statistics 28
Consumption 29
Trade 30
Canada 30
Producing companies 30
Salient statistics 31
Consumption 32
Trade 33
Mexico 33
Producing companies 33
Salient statistics 33
Consumption 35
Trade 35
South America 35
Producing companies 35
Salient statistics 37
Consumption 38
Trade 39
Western Europe 39
Producing companies 39
Salient statistics 42
Consumption 43
Trade 44
Central Europe 45
Producing companies 45
Salient statistics 45
Consumption 46
Trade 47
CIS and Baltic States 47
Producing companies 47
Salient statistics 48
Consumption 49
Trade 50
Middle East 50
Producing companies 50
Salient statistics 52
Consumption 53
Trade 54
Africa 54
Producing companies 54
Salient statistics 54
Consumption 56
Trade 56
Indian subcontinent 56
Producing companies 56
Salient statistics 57
Consumption 59
Trade 59
Northeast Asia 59
Producing countries 59
Salient statistics 60
Consumption 61
Trade 62
China 62
Producing companies 62
Salient statistics 65
Consumption 66
Apparel 66
Home furnishings/carpets 67
Industrial and other markets 67
Trade 67
Japan 67
Producing companies 67
Salient statistics 68
Consumption 69
Apparel 70
Home furnishings 70
Industrial 70
Trade 70
South Korea 70
Producing companies 70
Salient statistics 71
Consumption 72
Trade 73
Taiwan 73
Producing companies 73
Salient statistics 74
Consumption 75
Trade 76
Southeast Asia 76
Producing companies 76
Salient statistics 78
Consumption 79
Trade 80
Bibliography 81

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