Global Caprolactam Market Study Report 2014-2030

Executive Summary : -

Caprolactum is an important intermediate for production of polyamide 6 fibres and Engineering Plastics. Around 70% of caprolactum is used to make polyamide fibres and remaining is used for making polyamide 6 resin for injection moulded parts and extruded films. The demand for caprolactum is directly linked to consumption of polyamide 6 resin and fibre. China is the largest market for PA 6 and therefore it is also a major consumer of caprolactum. Caprolactum imports in China peaked in year 2012 which was around 700 KT and then imports declined on the back of rise in new caprolactum capacity in China. Still China imported around 220 KT caprolactum which was mainly imported from European market last year. Major realignment can be seen in European and US market, with BASF reducing its caprolactum capacity at its Ludwigshafen, Germany site by 100 KT (Sept 2016) and Fibrant (DSM -CVC capital JV) plans to scale down its caprolactum capacity at its Augusta, US. China s focus towards self-sufficiency has forced major caprolactum and polyamide producers to realign with the market conditions. Effect of reduction in caprolactum supply was seen in spot price of caprolactum in the months of November-December last year.

Most of the Caprolactum manufacturers are in China, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania, Japan, India, South Korea, Thailand and Taiwan.

The major players in caprolactum market are BASF SE, Fibrant (DSM-CVC capital partners JV), Lanxess, DOMO, ALPEX, AdvanSix (Formerly Honeywell), UBE Industries Ltd., Toray Industries Inc., Zaklady Azotowe Tarnowe, Grupa Azoty, Sinopec Baling Petrochemicals, Shangdong Hali, Zhejiang Juhua Co. Ltd, FACT, GSFC and Shandong Hongye Group.

The global caprolactum demand was estimated to be over 5500 Kilo tons in year 2016 which has grown at aggregate rate of 3% between 2012 and 2016. Utilization rates were around 78% in year 2016. Utilization rates declined from 90% to 78% between years 2012 to 2016 due to major capacity additions in China causing global caprolactum demand-supply imbalance and restructuring in America & European Market.

Scope of Report 

The Caprolactam report describes the global Caprolactam market, with focus on the country, applications and other end-use scenarios. The study provides

Market Data & Forecast (Short-term and Long-term)
•  Demand Analysis
•  Demand Composition, by Applications
•  Capacity 
•  Sales & Revenue
•  Pricing Analysis
•  Market Dynamics

Country Summaries & Product Review
•  Demand Balance 
•  Caprolactam Market data in terms of volume and value for each end-use 
   at regional and country level
•  Caprolactam Market analysis for capacity and demand, at regional and country level
•  Historical, Current & Market Forecast
•  Macro-economic factors like GDP, Population and World Economic integration
•  Economic & Energy Outlook
•  Industry & Policy Developments 
•  End-use Industry / Applications Market 
•  Reasoning & Analysis
•  Insightful Commentary
•  Market Review
•  Comparative Analysis
•  Latest Trends and market developments
•  Key players
•  Strategic Issues and Recommendations
•  Business Opportunity Assessment



1. Introduction
2. Terms & Conditions of Use
3. Explanatory Notes
              •  Market Coverage
                  -   Applications
                  -   Regions
                  -   Countries
              •  Years Considered
                  -   Historical  - ( 2014 – 2018)
                  -   Base - (2019)
                  -   Mid-Term - (2020 – 2025)
                  -   Long-Term - (2020 – 2030)
              •  Abbreviations & Definitions
              •  Conversion Factors
              •  Data Sources
4. Market Synopsis 
              •  Market Evolution
              •  Demand Overview
              •  Industry Structure
              •  Strategic Issues
              •  End-use Trends
              •  Growth Forecast
5. Global Economic Outlook
              •  GDP and Demographics
              •  Monetary & Fiscal Policies
6. Energy Outlook
              •  Crude Oil
              •  Natural Gas
              •  Electricity Prices
7. End-use Sector Performance
              •  Automotive
              •  Electrical & Electronics
              •  Packaging/Film
              •  Industrial
              •  Textiles
              •  Consumer Goods & Appliances
              •  Others
8. Introduction to Caprolactam and Market Overview
              •  Product Description
              •  Grades & Properties
              •  Raw Material
              •  Manufacturing Process
              •  Environmental Issues
              •  Value Chain
              •  Applications
9. Market Dynamics and Industry Trends 
              •  Market Dynamics
                  -  Drivers
                  -  Restraints
                  -  Opportunities
                  -  Challenges
              •  Industry Structure
              •  Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
10. Global Caprolactam Demand Analysis By Applications, (Volume, Value) (2014–2030)
               • Strategic Issues
               • Demand Analysis and Forecast (2014 – 2030)
                             •  Demand
                             •  Demand Growth Rate (%)
                             •  Driving Force Analysis
                             •  Global Caprolactam Market, By Application
                                     •  Polyamide 6 (Chips for Fiber)
                                     •  Polyamide 6 (Resins for Extrusion & Molding)
                                     •  Industrial Applications
                                     •  Others
11. Demand Analysis and Market Review, By Region, By Country (Volume, Value), (2014 – 2030)
              •        Strategic Issues
              •         Demand Analysis and Forecast (2014 – 2030)
                             •  Demand
                             •  Demand Growth Rate (%)
                             •  Caprolactam Market, By Application
Note: Demand Analysis has been provided for all major Regions / Countries as mentioned below. The demand (consumption) split by Application has been provided for each of the countries/regions in Volume (Kilotons) and Value (USD Million).
             •     North America
                              •  USA
                              •  Canada
                              •  Mexico
             •     Western Europe
                              •  Germany
                              •  France
                              •  Italy
                              •  United Kingdom
                              •  Spain
                              •  Rest of Western Europe
             •     Central & Eastern Europe
                               •  Russia
                               •  Poland
                               •  Rest of Central & Eastern Europe
             •     Asia-Pacific
                               •  China
                               •  Japan
                               •  India
                               •  South Korea
                               •  Rest of Asia-Pacific
             •     Central & South America
             •     Middle East & Africa
Note: CAGR will be calculated for all the applications to arrive at the regional/global demand growth for the forecast period (2020 – 2030)
12. Business Opportunity Assessment 
              •  Market Attractiveness Assessment
              •  Prospective & Target Market Study
13. Strategic Recommendation & Suggestions
              •  Strategic Recommendations and Critical Factors for Success
              •  Success Factors
              •  Marketing and Distribution
              •  Marketing
              •  Niche Marketing
              •  Government Schemes
              •  Subsidy
              •  Strategic Partnerships / Alliances / Joint Venture 
              •  Multiple Plants and Stocking Points
              •  Global Presence and China
              •  Technological Innovation
              •  Advertising
              •  Other Factors
14. Pricing Analysis
              •  Average Prices
              •  Price Forecast
15. Pain Points
Note: This section will focus on the pain points that the end-user industries face. The pain points may be related to grades, cost, pricing, product characteristics, laws and product acceptance, substitute products, demand issues ranging from raw material to technology supply.
16. Company Analysis
              •  Caprolactam Manufacturers Profiles/ Company Analysis
              •  Basic Details
              •  Headquarter, Key Markets
              •  Ownership
              •  Company Financial
              •  Manufacturing Bases
              •  Global Turnover
              •  Total Employee
              •  Product Portfolio / Services / Solutions
              •  Business Strategies
              •  Key Success Factors
              •  Recent Developments
              •  Patents, technical distinction or know-how, and competitive information
              •  End-User Customers – General information 
              •  SWOT 
             Companies Covered - 
              •  BASF
              •  Fibrant (DSM Spin-Off)
              •  Alpex (Formerly UNIVEX)
              •  AdvanSix (Formerly Honeywell)
              •  UBE Chemicals
              •  ZA Pulaway
              •  ZA Tarnow
              •  Azot Group
              •  Sumitomo Chemical
              •  Toray
              •  Sinopec Baling Petrochemical Co. Limed.
              •  Shangdong Hali Chemicals
              •  Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals (GSFC)
              •  FACT Petrochemical Plant
              •  China Petrochemical Development Corporation (CPDC)
              •  Other Manufacturers
Note: This section includes company information, company financials, manufacturing bases and operating regions. Company financials have been mentioned only for those companies where financials were available in SEC Filings, annual reports or company websites. All the reported financials in this report are in U.S. Dollars. Financials reported in other currencies have been converted using average currency conversion rates. Company profiles may include manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors.
17. Approach & Research Methodology
             •  Approach
             •  Research Methodology
             •  Prismane Consulting Market Models
             •  Assumptions & Limitations
18. Appendices
             •  Target Markets
             •  Demand - Regions
             •  Demand - Countries

Scope of Report 

The Caprolactam report describes the global Caprolactam market, with focus on the country, applications and other end-use scenarios. The study provides

Market Data & Forecast (Short-term and Long-term)
•  Demand Analysis
•  Demand Composition, by Applications
•  Capacity 
•  Sales & Revenue
•  Pricing Analysis
•  Market Dynamics

Country Summaries & Product Review
•  Demand Balance 
•  Caprolactam Market data in terms of volume and value for each end-use 
   at regional and country level
•  Caprolactam Market analysis for capacity and demand, at regional and country level
•  Historical, Current & Market Forecast
•  Macro-economic factors like GDP, Population and World Economic integration
•  Economic & Energy Outlook
•  Industry & Policy Developments 
•  End-use Industry / Applications Market 
•  Reasoning & Analysis
•  Insightful Commentary
•  Market Review
•  Comparative Analysis
•  Latest Trends and market developments
•  Key players
•  Strategic Issues and Recommendations
•  Business Opportunity Assessment




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