PA6 (Nylon 6) Price Trends

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Chart Description

Procurement Resource provides prices of PA6 (Nylon 6) for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa

About PA6 (Nylon 6)

PA6 (Nylon 6) is a polymer that was developed to reproduce the properties of nylon 6,6 without violating its production patent. PA6 (Nylon 6), a semicrystalline polyamide, is not a condensation polymer unlike most other nylons. It is widely used in plastic and textile industry. It is produced using ring-opening polymerization. Owing to its unique properties like high tensile strength, excellent resistance to abrasion and high elasticity and lustre, demand for Nylon 6 has been growing in packaging and engineering plastics sector.

Chemical Formula:

  • (C6H11NO)n

Synonyms:

  • 25038-54-4
  • Polyamide 6 (PA6)
  • Poly(azepan-2-one); poly(hexano-6-lactam)
  • Poly[azanediyl(1-oxohexane-1,6-diyl)]
  • Polycaprolactam

Industrial Uses

  • Carpets
  • Tire cords
  • Apparel
  • Hosiery and upholstery
  • Seat belts
  • Parachutes
  • Ropes and industrial cords
  • Extrusion, injection and blow moulding
  • Engineering materials
  • Moulded parts

Production Processes

  • Production of PA6 (Nylon 6) via Ring-Opening Polymerisation; and via Two Step Polymerisation

In order to produce PA6 (Nylon 6), the ring opening polymerisation process is utilised. In this process, caprolactam is used as a monomer, which undergoes hydrolytic mechanism to finally give PA6 (Nylon 6).

Procurement Resource also provides the production cost analysis of PA6 (Nylon 6).

Supplier Database

  • BASF SE
  • Koninklijke DSM N.V.
  • Ter Hell Plastic GmbH 
  • Formosa Group 
  • Radici Partecipazioni SpA 
  • Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co SJSC or Petro Rabigh
  • Lanxess AG
  • Evonik Industries AG 

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Methodology

The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).