Caprolactam are organic compounds with molecular formula ((CH2)5CNH). It is a colorless, solid, toxic substance and process an irritant properties. The caprolactam market is segmented by nylon 6 fiber and nylon 6 resin. The nylon 6 fiber is the largest segment and is mainly used in textile, carpet, industrial yarns and others end-use industries. Also, the nylon 6 resins are used in automobiles, specialty films packaging for food, wires & cables and other end-use industries. Demand is growing for caprolactam across the world in end-use industries due to various application of nylon 6 resin and nylon 6 fibers. Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the market according to Coherent Market Insights. Growing demand for electronic gadgets and equipment in Asia Pacific due to populous economy and changing lifestyle is expected to drive growth of the market. Growing electronics industry is propelling demand for nylon 6 resin and fiber consumption. Continuous technological innovations aimed at improving manufacturing process of the product to reduce ammonium sulfate production as a by-product, due to its hazardous nature and increase in production cost is expected to propel demand for caprolactam during 2023-2030. For instance, in June 17, 2019, Honeywell International Inc., introduced a new Aegis nylon resin designed to protect electrical wirings and cables used in industrial and consumer products. Moreover, in May, 2019, Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited raised caprolactam price by US$ 70 per MT to US$ 1,880 per MT. Furthermore, in May 2019, BASF SE raised caprolactam price by USD 110.2 per MT in North America. In November 2021, China Petroleum & chemical corporation core pacific group is committed to sustainability, leading the way with ESG. In February 2023, UBE corporation announces organizational and personnel changes. In May 2022, DSM announces sale of engineering materials business.
Caprolactam are the primary raw materials required in the manufacturing of engineering plastics. Growing textiles industry is expected to fuel the market for caprolactam in Asia Pacific in forecast period. According to India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), is a Trust established by the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. For instance, Raymond Group, in 2021, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra government for setting up a textile manufacturing plant with an investment of US$ 208.7 million in Maharashtra’s Amravati district of India. Moreover, the Clothing Manufacturer Association of India (CMAI), signed Memorandum of understanding with China Chamber of Commerce (CCCT), for import and export of textiles. Moreover, nylon 6 have wide applications in the manufacturing of fishing nets, sports equipment, tracking harness, ropes, among others. The demand for caprolactam in end-use industries is propelling, due to rapid innovation and development of new product aided advantages. For instance on June 17, 2019 Honeywell International Inc., introduced a new Aegis nylon resin designed to protect electrical wirings and cables used in industrial and consumer products.
This report segments the global caprolactam market on the basis of raw material and product type. On the basis of raw material, the market is segmented as cyclohexane/benzene, phenol and others. On the basis of product type, the global caprolactam market is segmented as nylon 6 fiber, nylon 6 resin & films and polymer chips. The nylon 6 fibers market is further sub segmented into textile, carpet, industrial yarn and others. The nylon 6 resin and films, are also sub segmented into automotive, specialty films packaging for food, wires & cables and others.
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“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.