Polyamide 6 is a semi-crystalline polymer which is commonly called asNylon 6. Polyamide 6 is available in different grades such as UnfilledResin, Glass Filled Resin, Fiber Reinforced Resin and Co-polyamide Resin whichenhances the property of polyamide. Polyamides have a combination of mechanical& electrical properties which makes it useful in Engineering PlasticsApplications as well as Fiber applications. There are different types ofPolyamides which are classified according to the composition of main chain.Synthetic polyamides can be classified in three main categories- Aliphatic,Poly-pthalamides and Aromatic Polyamides. Polyamide 6 comes under category ofAliphatic Polyamides which is manufactured by polymerisation of Caprolactum.
Globally the Polyamide 6 industry is witnessing a moderate growth onaccount of growing demand in China and other developing regions. Prismaneconsulting estimates the world Polyamide 6 demand to be around 5700 KT in 2016.It was analyzed that China contributed around 40% of world Polyamide 6 demandin 2016. Major realignments can be seen in Polyamide 6 industry with MajorEuropean Players reducing its Caprolactum producing capacities in USA andGermany to gain strategic advantage over its competitors and to saleCaprolactum and Polyamide 6 with higher margins. Polyamide 6 serves end-useindustries such as Textiles & Apparels, Home Furnishings, Flexible Packing,Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Industrial, Consumer Goods, Alloysand Others. The market for Polyamide 6 in terms of volume is estimated towitness growth at a CAGR of around 3% over the period of 2017 to 2025