YnFx has constantly strived to establish a basic information infrastructure for the textile community over the past several years which have yielded positive results. For the past few years we have been releasing series of in-depth analytical reports on various fibre chains with global perspective. These reports are designed keeping in mind the users requirements especially the CEOs and the management team who are striving to take informed decisions. In the past, we had published four value chain reports, viz,
Polyester Chain Report
Nylon Chain Report,
Acrylic Chain Report
Viscose Chain Report and
World Fiber Report
These reports are well accepted by our users and found them to be of great input for their business planning and corporate development. Continuing with our efforts to serve you better, we pleased to release this edition of the ‘Nylon Chain Report: 2010”.
This “Nylon Chain Report: 2010” containing over 81 pages provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, issues, and challenges. It is richly annotated with authoritative and unbiased objective description and hard-to-find statistical facts. The report also provides unequivocal views on future potential while throwing light on the prevailing climate in key regional markets and projections upto 2015 for Nylon filament and staple. Latest production processes, end use and derivatives along with the latest producer-wise capacity are added feature of this report. In this report we have attempted to bring to the user global trade statistics on the further downstream segment like spun yarns, fabric, carpet, nylon films and tyre cord.
The electronic version is available for Euro 500 or equivalent in other currency. Hard copy is available on request with printing and postage charges extra.
A brief note on the foreign trade covered in this report. There is a mismatch be-tween import and export of a commodity for a given year. And this imbalance arise from the fact that, (a) Not all the countries report their trade data, and (b) The data source tracks select members countries only. For example, India’s export of polyester staple fibre to Angola (India’s export volume is counted in total exports), and in case Angola has not reported its trade data at all due to various reasons, it’s import will remained excluded from total import volume.
Global caprolactum production recovered in 2009 to over 4 million tons after declin-ing below that level since 2005. Over the past 10 years, caprolactum output has ris-en by a modest 1.8% per annum against 1.1% increase in consumption and little higher rate in capacity built up. In 2009, capacity increased to 4.85 million tons while production was 4.03 million tons, implying access capacity of close to 0.8 million tons. Caprolactam consumption was at 3.93 marginally lower than the supply during the year. Demand is yet to recover from the economic downturn of 2008, especially sales to the auto and textile industries.
Nylon accounts for 8.2% of all manmade fibre/filament produced globally making it the second most important after polyester. In 2009, production volume declined 3% following the over 10% decline in the crisis ridden 2008.
Production which was hovering between 3.8-3.9 million tons for the past 5-6 years was down to just 3.3 million tons in 2009 continuing the downswing. Both filament yarn and staple fibre businesses suffered heavy downtrend. Apart from textile yarns, all the other sectors of nylons suffered from decreasing activity with industrial yarn production going down 7% while that of carpet yarns declined 8%.