Published November 2022
Nylons constitute a family of resins, the most important of which are nylon 6 and nylon 66. Nylon 6 and nylon 66 are the most successful and highest-volume members of the nylon family and are the focus of this market analysis. End-use applications for nylons fall into two broad categories: fibers and engineering resins. Fiber production from spinning processes yields end-use applications in clothing, carpets, tire cord, and others. Nylon (or engineering) resins are found in diverse uses, including automotive and appliance components, electrical power distribution, and a wide variety of consumer goods and packaging film.
The following pie charts show world consumption of nylon 6 and nylon 66:
North America and Western Europe are important nylon resin consumers, but both regions are growing at below-average rates. Mainland China is the major global producer and consumer of nylon 6 and the third-largest producer and consumer of nylon 66; however, consumption is still largely for nylon fibers.
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