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Chemical Economics Handbook

Nylon Resins

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 6
Summary 7
Nylon 6 and 66 resins 9
Producers 9
Salient statistics 10
Consumption 12
Price 16
Trade 17
Strategic issues for nylon 6 and nylon 66 18
Specialty nylon resins 19
Types 20
Producers 21
Salient statistics 23
Consumption 24
Bio-based nylons 25
Introduction 27
Manufacturing processes 29
Nylon 66 resins 29
Nylon 6 resins 29
Environmental issues 30
Supply and demand by region 31
North America 31
Production capacity 31
Salient statistics 32
Nylon 6 32
Nylon 66 32
Consumption 33
Automotive 35
Film and coating 36
Consumer markets 36
Other 36
Trade 36
United States 36
Producing companies 36
Salient statistics 38
Nylon 6 38
Nylon 66 39
Consumption 39
Automotive 41
Film and coating 42
Consumer goods 44
Industrial and machinery 44
Electrical and electronic 45
Wire and cable 45
Appliances 45
Other 46
Trade 47
Canada 47
Producing companies 47
Salient statistics 48
Nylon 6 48
Nylon 66 49
Consumption 49
Trade 51
Mexico 51
Producing companies 51
Salient statistics 52
Nylon 6 52
Nylon 66 52
Consumption 53
Automotive 55
Other 55
Trade 55
South America 55
Producing companies 55
Salient statistics 56
Nylon 6 56
Nylon 66 57
Consumption 58
Automotive 59
Film and coating 60
Trade 60
Western Europe 60
Producing companies 60
Salient statistics 62
Nylon 6 62
Nylon 66 63
Consumption 64
Automotive 65
Film and coating 66
Electrical and electronic 66
Appliances67
Other67
Trade67
Central Europe67
Producing companies67
Salient statistics68
Nylon 668
Nylon 6669
Consumption70
Automotive71
Industrial and machinery71
Electrical and electronic72
Trade72
CIS and Baltic States72
Producing companies72
Salient statistics73
Nylon 673
Nylon 6673
Consumption74
Trade76
Middle East76
Producing companies76
Salient statistics78
Nylon 678
Nylon 6678
Consumption79
Trade81
Africa81
Producing companies81
Salient statistics81
Nylon 681
Nylon 6682
Consumption83
Automotive84
Other84
Trade85
Indian Subcontinent85
Producing companies85
Salient statistics85
Nylon 685
Nylon 6686
Consumption87
Automotive89
Industrial/machinery89
Other89
Trade89
Northeast Asia89
Production capacity90
Salient statistics90
Nylon 690
Nylon 6691
Consumption92
Automotive94
Industrial/machinery94
Electrical and electronic94
Appliances94
Film and coating94
Other95
Trade95
China95
Producing companies95
Salient statistics 100
Nylon 6 100
Nylon 66 101
Consumption 102
Industrial and machinery 104
Automotive 104
Electrical and electronic 104
Appliances 105
Consumer goods 105
Film and coating 105
Other 105
Trade 105
Japan 105
Producing companies 105
Salient statistics 107
Nylon 6 107
Nylon 66 107
Consumption 108
Automotive 110
Film and coating 111
Electrical and electronic 111
Other 111
Trade 111
South Korea 112
Producing companies 112
Salient statistics 112
Nylon 6 112
Nylon 66 113
Consumption 114
Trade 116
Taiwan 116
Producing companies 116
Salient statistics 117
Nylon 6 117
Nylon 66 118
Consumption 118
Trade 120
Southeast Asia 120
Producing companies 120
Salient statistics 122
Nylon 6 122
Nylon 66 122
Consumption 123
Automotive 125
Film and coating 125
Other 125
Trade 125
Appendix I—Markets for modified nylon resins 126
Glass reinforced 126
Mineral filled 126
Impact modified 127
Reactor modified 127
Flame retardant 128
Other additives 128
Appendix II—Nylon alloys 129
Nylon/polyphenylene ether 129
Nylon/ABS 129
Nylon/silicone semi-interpenetrating networks 129
Nylon/polyolefin 129
Nylon/polyethylene terephthalate 130
Nylon/polyarylate 130
Nylon/polycarbonate 130
Nylon/polystyrene 130
Nylon/PTFE 130
Bibliography 131

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