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Global Polyamide Market 2017-2021

About Polyamide

Polyamide (PA), commonly called Nylon, is a semi-crystalline polymer derived from cyclohexane. It has an amide group (CONH). PAs have exceptional toughness along with good wear and sliding abilities. They can either be aliphatic or aromatic in nature. The two of the most versatile PA types used are poly(hexamethylene adipamide) nylon 6,6 or PA 6, 6 and polycaprolactam (nylon 6/PA 6). The type of PA dictates the unique functionality it brings with it. It can either be tough like PA 66 or soft and flexible like PA 12. Commonly employed processes for manufacturing PA goods are casting and extrusion.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global polyamide market to grow at a CAGR of 4.02% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global polyamide market for 2017-2021. Market estimates include sales of PA products (types) in automotive, electrical and electronics, packaging, and other sectors.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • North America
  • Europe
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Polyamide Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Arkema
  • BASF
  • DuPont
  • Evonik
  • Solvay
Other prominent vendors
  • Asahi Kasei Advance
  • Domo Chemicals
  • DSM
  • EMS-CHEMIE HOLDING
  • INVISTA
  • KURARAY
  • LANXESS
  • the Quadrant group of companies
  • TORAY INDUSTRIES
  • UBE INDUSTRIES
Market driver
  • Superior properties and versatile nature of PA
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Market challenge
  • Crude oil price and its impact on PA market
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Market trend
  • Additive manufacturing: The way forward
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Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outlook
      • Table Various types of PAs
    • Process lifecycle of PA
      • Table Process lifecycle of PA
    • Critical aspects of PA industry
      • Table Critical aspects of PA industry
  • Market landscape
    • Global PA market
      • Table Global PA market 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global PA market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Global PA market by type
      • Table Global PA market by type 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global PA market by type 2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Global PA 6 market
      • Table Global PA 6 market 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Processing of PA 6 from CPL
      • Table Market forecast: Global PA 6 market 2016-2021
    • Global PA 6, 6 market
      • Table Global PA 6, 6 market 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global PA 6, 6 market 2016-2021
    • Global bio-based PA market
      • Table Global bio-based PA market 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global bio-based PA market 2016-2021
    • Global specialty PA market
      • Table Global specialty PA market 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global specialty PA market 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Global PA market by end-user
      • Table Global PA market by end-user 2016 (% share by revenue)
      • Table Global PA market by end-user 2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Global PA market by automotive sector
      • Table Global PA market by automotive sector 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global PA market by automotive sector 2016-2021
    • Global PA market by electrical and electronics sector
      • Table Global PA market by electrical and electronics sector 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global PA market by electrical and electronics sector 2016-2021
    • Global PA market by packaging sector
      • Table Global PA market by packaging sector 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global PA market by packaging sector 2016-2021
    • Global PA market by others sector
      • Table Global PA market by others sector 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global PA market by others sector 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global PA market by geography
      • Table Global PA market by geography 2016 (% share by revenue)
      • Table Global PA market by geography 2021 (% share by revenue)
    • PA market in APAC
      • Table PA market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: PA market in APAC 2016-2021
    • PA market in North America
      • Table PA market in North America 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: PA market in North America 2016-2021
    • PA market in Europe
      • Table PA market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: PA market in Europe 2016-2021
    • PA market in the rest of the world (ROW)
      • Table PA market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: PA market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Requirement profile for metal replacement materials
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Additive manufacturing: The way forward
    • Novel developments in PA market
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
    • Key market vendors
      • Table Key vendors in polyamide market 2016
    • Arkema
      • Table Arkema: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Arkema: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Arkema: Product offerings 2016
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table BASF: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table BASF: Product offering 2016
    • DuPont
      • Table DuPont: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table DuPont: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table DuPont: Product offerings 2016
    • Evonik
      • Table Evonik: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Evonik: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Evonik: Product offerings 2016
    • Solvay
      • Table Solvay: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Solvay: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Solvay: Product offerings 2016
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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