North America Nylon demand is driven by the increasing use of thermoplastics in the automotive, aerospace, electrical and electronics industries. North America expected to be the most opportunistic Nylon-6 market, accumulating 23.8% revenue in 2022.

NEWARK, Del., October 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The global nylon-6 market is expected to show a stable CAGR of 5.9% over the projection period from 2022 to 2032. The global market is expected to stabilize around US$26,040.9 million in 2032 and is likely to hold a valuation of around US$14,679 million in 2022. The growth of the market is attributed to the growing concerns about the environment as well as the demand for nylon-6 in the emerging textile market which will make nylon-6 a more attractive product in the market. The inclusion of PA 6 and PA 6, 6 in 3D printing systems is expected to drive nylon-6 growth in the market. From 2016 to 2021, the market showed a growth rate of 5.1%.

Nylon-6 is known to be a semi-crystalline polyamide and is commonly referred to as polyamide-6 (PA6). When polymerization takes place of caprolactam, it leads to the production of polyamide 6. Due to its unique properties, several industries value its strength, durability, and elasticity in the market. Due to its high resistance to pressure, heat and corrosion, it is highly valued in the manufacturing industry. In addition to its phenomenal properties, nylon-6 polyamide is an engineering thermoplastic that includes good flow properties, moldability, extrusion capability, chemical resistance, and morphological properties. It has various applications that involve fused filament fabrication (FFF), and nylon 6 is seen as a promising candidate in future markets.

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Nyon-6 is known for its characterization of physical and chemical properties which make it suitable for a wide range of applications. About 60% of the world’s production of polyamides is made up of nylon 6. About 6.6 million metric tons of nylon-6 were produced worldwide in 2013. In a wide variety of applications, nylon 6 and nylon 66 can be used interchangeably depending on local availability and the applications that require it in a particular environment. It becomes apparent that Nylon 66 and Nylon 6 have different properties for industrial uses.

Key points to remember

  • The versatility of nylon-6 and its diverse applications in various industries is the major driving factor of the global market. Nylon-6 is used in various end-use industries such as automotive, packaging, electronics and electrical, wires and cables, textiles, films and coatings, etc. As a result, the market is expected to benefit from an increase in demand for applications in the above sectors.
  • Nylon 6 (PA-6) is expected to see an increase in demand attributed to its use in healthcare and musical instruments. In addition to this, the growth of the nylon-6 market continues to thrive over the assessment period due to increased capital investments, higher productivity, and a growing product portfolio. Even though Nylon-6 (PA6) is an ideal material due to its physical and chemical properties, certain characteristics may prevent its use, such as its tendency to shrink in molded sections.
  • The lightweight benefits of Nylon 6 result in significantly reduced fuel emissions as well as improved fuel efficiency. Transport has become largely dependent on plastics in recent years. Additionally, films and coatings are also emerging as a major driver in the food industry where films and coatings are used to produce flexible packaging with longer shelf life, such as meat wraps. This sector is dominated by cheap plastic packaging such as PP, PE and PVC.
  • Due to its high dielectric strength, Nylon 6 is known to be the most preferred polyamide in thermal and mechanical stress applications. The potential uses of Nylon 6 have increased due to the emergence of polymer technologies.

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Competitive landscape

Major players in the global nylon-6 market are expected to focus on mergers and acquisitions. The global market is fragmented due to the presence of regional and local players spread across the globe. In order to gain a competitive edge in the market, major market players are turning to technological advancements to cater to consumer preferences.

Key segments profiled in the global nylon-6 market

By type:

  • Nylon-6 fiber (PA6)
  • Nylon-6 Resin (PA6)

Per application:

  • Transportation
  • Electrical and Electronic
  • textiles
  • Industrial application
  • Others (include music, health, coating industry)

By region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa

More information on the nylon-6 market

According to IMF forecasts, the global nylon 6 market will continue to dominate the North American region, especially in the transportation sector. This region is forecast to account for 23.8% of the global market share by 2022. Automotive, aerospace and other key manufacturing markets North America engine of the nylon industry.

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1. Summary

1.1. Global Market Outlook

1.2. Demand Side Trends

1.3. Supply-side trends

1.4. Analysis of the technology roadmap

1.5. Analysis and recommendations

2. Market Overview

2.1. Market Coverage / Taxonomy

2.2. Market Definition / Scope / Limits

3. Market context

4. Global Nylon-6 Market Analysis 2016-2021 and Forecast, 2022-2032

To be continued…!

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