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Chemical and Materials Caprolactam Market

The Market for Caprolactam is estimated to grow at a CAGR 2.68% rate during the forecast period. Increasing demand for lightweight vehicles, the growth of films and coatings applications, and the growth of emerging economies are the major factors driving the caprolactam market.


Caprolactam is primarily used for the production of nylon 6 fibers and resins. Around 68% of caprolactam is consumed in the production of nylon fibers in the textile industry, globally, for carpet and industrial yarns and is also used in engineering resins and films. Replacement of metal-based applications by nylon 6 fibres due to its properties such as impact, high temperature, and abrasion resistance, and resistance to bases is also one of the major factors for the growth of the market.


By application, nylon 6 fibres anticipated to be the largest and fastest-growing application of caprolactam. Caprolactam is used in polyamide 6 for manufacturing washable domestic textiles. Due to properties of polyamide fabrics such as high elasticity and resistance to mildew and moths has increased its usage in nets, stockings, female underclothes, parachutes, and sporting garments, thereby, driving the demand for caprolactam.


APAC has emerged as the leading consumer and producer of caprolactam. The APAC region is expected to witness the growing demand for luxury cars due to the increase in purchasing power of consumers in the region. Prices for caprolactam are expected to rise in the APAC region due to anti-dumping sanctions imposed by the Government of China.


AdvanSix Inc. (US), Alpek S.A.B. de C.V. (Mexico), The Aquafil Group (Italy), BASF SE (Germany), Capro Co. (South Korea), China Petrochemical Development Corporation (Taiwan), Domo Chemicals (Germany), Grupa Azoty (Poland), Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (India), Highsun Group (China), KuibyshevAzot PJSC (Russia), Lanxess AG (Germany), Luxi Chemical Group Co., Ltd. (China), China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) (China), Spolana (Czech Republic), Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan), Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan), Ube Industries, Ltd. (Japan), and Zhejiang Hengyi Group Co., Ltd. (China) are the key players in the Cold Flow Improvers Market include Lubrizol Corporation (US), Chevron Oronite (US), Clariant AG (Switzerland), Afton Chemicals (US), BASF SE (Germany), Innospec (US), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Infineum International Limited (UK), and Baker Hughes (US) are the key players in Caprolactam Market.


Key Questions Addressed by the Report

  • What are the mid- to long-term impacts of the developments undertaken by the key players of the market?
  • Which applications will emerge as major consumers of caprolactam in the next five years?
  • What are the upcoming applications of caprolactam?
  • What will be the future of the caprolactam market?
  • How will the manufacturers expand and extend their caprolactam product portfolio to cater to the applications?


  1. Introduction
  2. Market Definition
  3. Study Scope
  4. Study Period
  5. Market Stakeholders
  6. Research Methodology
  7. Secondary Research
  8. Primary Research
  9. Research Design
  10. Data Validation
  11. Limitations and Assumptions
  12. Market Dynamics
  13. Drivers
  14. Need for Lightweight Automotive Vehicles
  15. Growth of Films and Coatings Applications
  16. Growth of Emerging Economies
  17. Challenges
  18. Moisture Absorption Resulting in Degradation of Properties
  19. Volatile Raw Material Prices
  20. Strict Regulations in China
  21. Opportunities
  22. Development of Bio-Based Caprolactam in Regions With Strict Regulations
  23. Executive Summary
  24. Caprolactam Market, By Application
  25. Films
  26. Food packaging
  27. Pharmaceutical packaging
  28. Agricultural packaging
  29. others
  30. Nylon 6 Fibers
  31. Textile filament
  32. Industrial filament
  33. Carpet filament
  34. Staple fiber
  35. Nylon 6 Engineering Plastics
  36. Automotive
  37. Electrical and electronics
  38. Industrial/machinery
  39. Consumer goods
  40. Wire and cable
  41. others
  42. Others
  43. Caprolactam Market, By Region
  44. North America
  45. US
  46. Mexico
  47. Canada
  48. Europe
  49. Germany
  50. France
  51. UK
  52. Italy
  53. Belgium
  54. Poland
  55. Russia
  56. Turkey
  57. Rest of Europe
  58. Asia Pacific
  59. China
  60. Taiwan
  61. South Korea
  62. Japan
  63. India
  64. Rest of APAC
  65. Middle East & Africa
  66. Saudi Arabia
  67. Qatar
  68. South Africa
  69. Rest of MEA
  70. South America
  71. Brazil
  72. Argentina
  73. Columbia
  74. Rest of South America
  75. Company Profiles
  76. Advansix Inc.
  77. Alpek S.A.B. De C.V.
  78. The Aquafil Group
  79. BASF SE
  80. China Petrochemical Development Corporation
  81. Grupa Azoty
  82. Lanxess Ag
  83. China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec)
  84. Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
  85. Toray Industries, Inc.
  86. UBE Industries, Ltd.
  87. Capro Co.
  88. Domo Chemicals
  89. Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited


*Company introduction, financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis



  1. Conclusion and Recommendations
  2. Appendix
  3. About
  4. Related Reports
  5. Glossary



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