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Global Nylon Industry Report: by Type; by Application; Country Overview; Recent Events; Value Chain Analysis; Production Process; Trade Analysis; Market Dynamics: Drivers & Constraints, Industry Events, Innovations & Trends, SWOT Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces; Industry Best Practices: Sourcing Strategy, Procurement Model, Contract Structure, Negotiation Levers, Pricing Model; Key Supplier Analysis, 2022-2027

Nylon Industry Report by Regional Category Spend, Price Analysis, Key Demand, and Price Indicators, and Best Buying Practices


The global Nylon market reached a value of about USD 33.03 billion in 2021. The industry is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 5.7% in the forecast period of 2022-2027 to reach a value of about USD 46.37 billion by 2027.

The global Nylon industry report gives a comprehensive analysis of the industry, including key segments, trends, drivers, restraints, the competitive landscape, and other essential market aspects. Nylon is a synthetic polymer employed in various sectors, including automotive, sports, and others driving the market demand. In the industry report, the key demand indicator is the highest category spender by region—Asia Pacific.

Industry Definition and Segmentation

The common name for Nylon is for a set of polyamide-based synthetic polymers (replicating units linked by amide links). It is a kind of material that can be readily spun into fibres, and it is a silk-like thermoplastic that may be melt-processed into fibres, films, or forms. It is often manufactured from petroleum. The Nylon industry report comprises segments by type (Nylon 6, Nylon 6,6), application (Automotive, Film & Coatings, Industrial, Consumers, Electrical & Electronics, Appliances, Wire and Cable) and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa, and South America).

Asia Pacific Region is Driving the Growth of the Industry

The Asia Pacific holds a significant share in the market due to Infrastructure development and increasing socio-economic trends. Furthermore, favourable rules, labour availability, and government attempts to provide attractive FDI regulations have led to big firms relocating their manufacturing bases to countries like China, India, and Indonesia furthering the market's expansion. Global corporations flock to the Asia Pacific region to build up production and distribution facilities, raising the regional market.

A primary driver for regional market expansion is the availability of low-cost raw materials, labour, and rising consumer purchasing power. Automobile manufacturers employ nylon on a broader scale due to its environmental benefits and advantages, per global emission rules propelling the industry forward. Over the projected period, the electrical & electronics application category is expected to increase significantly. This expansion may be attributed to the extensive range of products used in these applications, including tubes for cables and wirings, connectors, contactors, circuit breakers, and low voltage switch gears. Other factors such as rising disposable incomes, population growth, increased demand for passenger and commercial autos, and booming transportation industry across continents due to increased trade activity are further augmenting the market.

However, the alternatives of the product, such as polypropylene (P.P.), bioabsorbable polymers, para-aramid synthetic fibre, and polyvinylidene fluoride, and their biodegradable nature, is expected to hamper the market growth.

Best Procurement Practices

The global Nylon industry report by Procurement Resource gives an in-depth analysis of the best buying practices followed by major global Nylon regions, such as engagement models, contract terms, and buyer and supplier negotiation levers.

Category Management Studies

Nylon 6, 6 is a hexamethylene diamine and adipic acid-based linear condensation polymer. To make nylon salt, certain proportions of the two chemicals are mixed in a solution. This salt is purified, polymerized, extruded in ribbon form, and chipped into small flakes or pellets. The nylon filaments are created by melting and extruding these flakes or pellets into cold air through a spinneret. The polymer chips are liquefied and pushed to the spinneret in an autoclave. The spinneret is pushed with a hot syrupy fluid. It appears in the form of strands and is the size of the perforations, and the speed with which the fibre is extracted defines the fibre's length. Air is blasted over the threads to cool them. Filament or staple fibres are produced during the drawing process.

Growing Demand for Nylon 6, is Further Driving the Procurement of Nylon

The glossy surface quality and high impact strength of Nylon 6 resin boost demand in the packaging industry, which is growing its use in the production of films. It is used in films and coatings to protect raw materials against corrosion. Furthermore, Nylon 6's aesthetic appeal and ease of processing by extrusion are increasing its demand in the packaging business in Southeast Asian nations such as Indonesia and Vietnam. It is also used extensively in the production of industrial yarns and textiles. Nylon 6 has strong abrasion resistance, high melting point, high tensile strength, and excellent photodegradation resistance. As a result of these features, the material is well-suited for industrial applications such as machine components, electronic equipment, and metallic devices, fueling market expansion. Nylon 6 is a lightweight material that may be used to create parachutes. Nylon is an essential component in the automobile sector since it is used to make hydraulic clutch lines, wheel covers, front-end grilles, and external mirrors, among other things, boosting the market growth. Furthermore, the growing demand for wires and cables in the building and construction industry is expected to drive the nylon market in the forecast future.

The regional markets for the industry can be divided into North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Key Industry Players Mentioned in the Nylon Industry Report

  • BASF SE
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
  • Ascend Performance Materials LLC
  • Lanxess Corporation
  • Koninklijke DSM N.V.
  • Solvay SA

Market Landscape

Due to a significant number of global and regional companies, the market is undergoing consolidation. Significant firms have extensive distribution networks and product brands in the worldwide market. The continued R&D operations provide manufacturers with prospects for development and expansion, which is expected to impact overall market growth positively. Several well-known manufacturers have raised their production capacity to satisfy expanding demand from diverse application industries and gain a competitive edge. Another significant method market participants use to stay competitive is mergers and acquisitions.

Raw material suppliers play an essential role in the value chain since they offer the basic materials needed to begin the manufacture of nylon goods. Over the projection period, the remarkable performance of nylon in the construction of lightweight and fuel-efficient automobiles will continue to enhance demand in the automotive sector. The following are some of the most well-known players in the worldwide nylon market:

Key Initiatives by Companies

  • Solvay ("the Company") said that it is rethinking its intentions to split into two distinct publicly listed companies:
  • EssentialCo would be made up of premier mono-technology companies such as Soda Ash, Peroxides, Silica, and Coatis, which are reported under the Chemicals sector of the Company, as well as the Special Chem business. In 2021, these companies earned nearly €4.1 billion in net sales.
  • SpecialtyCo would include the majority of the Company's Solutions segment, including Novecare, Technology Solutions, Aroma Performance, Oil & Gas, and the Company's currently reported Materials segment, which includes its high-growth high-margin Specialty Polymers and high-performance Composites businesses. 

1.    Executive Summary
2.    Global Nylon Market Snapshot

    2.1.    Nylon Market Outlook
    2.2.    Nylon Industry Analysis by Type
        2.2.1.    Nylon 6
        2.2.2.    Nylon 6,6
    2.3.    Nylon Industry Analysis by Application
        2.3.1.    Automotive
        2.3.2.    Film & Coatings
        2.3.3.    Industrial
        2.3.4.    Consumers
        2.3.5.    Electrical & Electronic
        2.3.6.    Appliances
        2.3.7.    Wire and Cable
    2.4.    Regional Overview
        2.4.1.    North America
        2.4.2.    Europe
        2.4.3.    Asia Pacific 
        2.4.4.    Latin America
        2.4.5.    MEA
3.    Impact of Recent Events 
4.    Nylon Value Chain Analysis 
5.    Nylon Production Process
6.    Trade Analysis 
7.    Major Risk Factors in Sourcing
8.    Nylon Cost Structure
9.    Nylon Price Analysis 
10.    Key Demand Indicator Analysis
11.    Key Price Indicator Analysis
12.    Nylon Market Dynamics

    12.1.    Drivers & Constraints
    12.2.    Industry Events 
    12.3.    Innovations & Trends
    12.4.    SWOT Analysis
    12.5.    Porter’s Five Forces
        12.5.1.    Buyer Power
        12.5.2.    Supplier Power
        12.5.3.    Threat of New entrants
        12.5.4.    Threat of Substitutes
        12.5.5.    Industry Rivalry
13.    Feedstock Market Analysis 
    13.1.    Market Overview
    13.2.    Price Analysis 
14.    Industry Best Practices
    14.1.    Sourcing Strategy
    14.2.    Procurement Model
    14.3.    Contract Structure
    14.4.    Negotiation Levers
    14.5.    Pricing Model
    14.6.    Key Factors Influencing the Quotation 
15.    Key Supplier Analysis
    15.1.    BASF SE
    15.2.    E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    15.3.    Ascend Performance Materials LLC
    15.4.    Lanxess Corporation
    15.5.    Koninklijke DSM N.V.
    15.6.    Solvay SA

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Key Questions Answered in the Report

The global Nylon market size was valued at USD 33.03 billion in 2021.

As per the application provided, the Automotive segment is anticipated to lead the market between the period 2022 – 2027.

The significant demand for nylon 6 is one of the essential drivers of the Nylon market growth.

BASF SE, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Ascend Performance Materials LLC, LANXESS Corporation, Koninklijke DSM N.V., Solvay S.A., Invista, Libolon Enterprise Co. Ltd, and Honeywell International Inc. are some of the top companies in the market.

The Asia Pacific region of the Nylon industry holds a significant share in the market.

Analyst Review

The global Nylon market attained a value of USD 33.03 billion in 2021, driven by the increasing demand for nylon in various automotive, electrical, etc. Furthermore, favourable government regulations over environmental sustainability are driving the market. Other factors like rising incomes availability of raw materials, among others, are propelling the industry forward. Aided by the growing shift towards the employment of Nylon 6, the market is expected to witness further growth in the forecast period of 2022-2027, growing at a CAGR of 5.7%. The market is projected to reach USD 46.37 billion by 2027.

Procurement Resources’ detailed research approach explores deep into the industry, encompassing the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Its team of experts uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and their expertise thus, delivering its customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable, and help them remain ahead of their competition.

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