Polyamide 6,6 (Nylon 66) Market Analysis: Plant Capacity, Production, Operating Efficiency, Process, Technology, Demand & Supply, End-User Industries, Distribution Channel, Regional Demand, 2015-2035

Format: Online | Last Updated: Apr 2022

[Online Quarterly Update] Global Polyamide 6,6 (Nylon 66) market experienced significant growth as its demand reached 1.34 million tonnes in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.05% during the forecast period (2022-35).
Engineering plastics are materials possessing high durability and heat-resistant applications. They are extensively used in the automotive & electronic industry due to their unique properties. Polyamides, also known as Nylon, are widely used engineering plastics across various domains. Polyamide comes under various forms, out of which type 6 and type 6,6 cover a significant portion. Polyamide 6 or Nylon 6 is produced from Caprolactam, synthesized from Benzene through cyclohexane or phenol.
Polyamide 6,6 is produced by reacting Hexamethylene diamine (HMDA) with Adipic acid, followed by polymerization. Adipic acid is produced from cyclohexane, and HMDA is synthesized from Adiponitrile made from Propylene or Butadiene. 
The Polyamide 6,6 market is segmented by end-use industries into automotive, electrical & electronics, textiles, general industrial goods, and others. The automotive sector is anticipated to be the most lucrative market for Polyamide 6,6 in the coming years. Nylon blends with its unique properties of formability, durability, high tensile strength, excellent abrasion, low coefficient of friction, and high heat & chemical resistance. Automotive manufacturers increasingly use it for fan shrouds, intake manifolds, air cleaners, fuel vapor canisters, air intake manifolds, electrical components, oil pans, and radiator endings tanks. Polyamide blends replace metal parts in automobiles to reduce vehicle weight and increase fuel efficiency. Increasing sales of electric vehicles have further boosted polyamide 6,6 applications in the automobile industry. 
General industrial applications of polyamide 6,6 are shown in the manufacturing of sportswear, recreational equipment, consumer goods, alloys, home furnishings, and others and films for food packaging. Flame retardant blends of Polyamide 6,6 are increasingly used as raw material for manufacturing recharge sockets, battery cell covers & battery housings. 
Owing to Nylon 6,6's toughness, good electrical insulating properties & noise dampening characteristics, its fibers are highly used in making textiles & apparels, fabrics, carpets & industrial yarns.
The strong demand growth of Polyamide 6,6 is being driven by more excellent vehicle production, more airbags per vehicle, and stricter safety regulations. Global manufacturers are further enhancing their supply configuration, considering subsequent capacity expansions. Polyamide 6,6 filament is experiencing remarkable growth in its predominant application of airbags as vehicle production in Asia rises and the airbag installation rate rises in line with increasing safety requirements. 
 Its demand in the engineering plastics industry has maintained a relatively high growth rate in recent years. The European and American economies continued to recover on the demand side, and economies such as China maintained strong growth. On the other hand, due to the slow expansion of crucial intermediates, the supply side of the products did not increase significantly in recent years, and the industry's overall supply and demand pattern continued to improve.
Among different regions, the Asia Pacific region dominated the global Polyamide 6,6 market in 2021 and is likely to maintain its supremacy in the forecast period. Polyamide 6,6 is consumed increasingly in growing economic regions of China, Japan, South Korea & Taiwan due to its high demand in Automotives & Electronics industry, driving the Polyamide 6,6 market across the APAC region. 
Europe, followed by North America, holds the second and third most significant share of Polyamide 6,6 in demand. Owing to several developments in its end-user industries, the market is witnessing a healthy growth. Followed by them, the Middle East & Africa, and South America market is also projected to grow to meet the demand of their growing population.
Major players operating in the Polyamide 6,6 market include Invista (Global), BASF SE (Global), Lanxess (Global), Du Pont De Nemours Inc. (USA), Ascend Performance Materials (USA), Solvay (France, Spain), Royal DSM Nv. (Netherlands), Repol-Ube (Spain), RadiciGroup Spa Chemicals & Plastics (Italy), Zig Sheng (Taiwan), Lealea Enterprise Co. (Taiwan), Sarla Performance Fibers Ltd. (SPFL) (India), Huafon Group (China), Hangzhou Dikai Industrial Fabrics Co., Ltd. (China), Jiangsu Huayang Nylon Co. Ltd. (China), Zhejiang Mesbon Chemical Fibre (APL) (China), Henan Shenma Chemical Co. Ltd (China), and Others.
Years considered for this report:
Historical Period: 2015-2020
Base Year: 2021
Estimated Year: 2022
Forecast Period: 2023-2035
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Objective of the Study: 
• To assess the demand-supply scenario of Polyamide 6,6 which covers production, demand and supply of Polyamide 6,6 market globally.
• To analyze and forecast the market size of Polyamide 6,6.
• To classify and forecast Polyamide 6,6 market based on application, technology, end-use and regional distribution.
• To identify drivers and challenges for Polyamide 6,6 market.
• To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in Polyamide 6,6 market.
• To identify and analyze the profile of leading players involved in the manufacturing of Polyamide 6,6.
To extract data for Polyamide 6,6 market, primary research surveys were conducted with Polyamide 6,6 manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, wholesalers, and end users. While interviewing, the respondents were also inquired about their competitors. Through this technique, ChemAnalyst was able to include manufacturers that could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. Moreover, ChemAnalyst analyzed various end user segments and projected a positive outlook for global Polyamide 6,6 market over the coming years. 
ChemAnalyst calculated Polyamide 6,6 demand globally by analyzing the historical data and demand forecast which was carried out considering the production in the historical period and growth of end use industries coupled with raw material prices used for the production of polyamide 6,6. ChemAnalyst sourced these values from industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical sales data of respective manufacturers to arrive at the overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, association reports, annual reports, etc., were also studied by ChemAnalyst. 
Key Target Audience:
• Polyamide 6,6 manufacturers and other stakeholders
• Organizations, forums, and alliances related to Polyamide 6,6 distribution
• Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers
• Market research organizations and consulting companies
The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for industry stakeholders such as Polyamide 6,6 manufacturers, customers, and policy makers. The study would also help them to target the growing segments over the coming years (next two to five years), thereby aiding the stakeholders in taking investment decisions and facilitating their expansion.
Report Scope:
In this report, Polyamide 6,6 market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:
Market size volume in 2021
1.34 million tonnes
Market size value in 2021
USD 6.3 million
Growth Rate
CAGR of 5.05% from 2022 to 2035
Base year 
Historic Data
2015 – 2020
Estimated Year
Forecast period
2023 – 2035
Quantitative units
Demand in Million Tonnes and CAGR from 2022 to 2035
Report coverage
Revenue forecast, demand & supply, competitive analysis, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Segments covered
Capacity By Company
Capacity By Location
Production By Company
End-Use (Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Textiles, General Industrial & Others)
Sales Channel (Direct Sales & Indirect Sales)
Regional scope
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; South America; Middle East & Africa
Country scope
United States; Mexico; Canada; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Taiwan; Singapore; Germany; Belgium; France; United Kingdom; Spain; Italy; Sweden; Netherlands; Saudi Arabia; Iran; South Africa; Brazil; Argentina
Key companies profiled
Invista (Global), BASF SE (Global), Lanxess (Global), Du Pont De Nemours Inc. (USA), Ascend Performance Materials (USA), Solvay (France, Spain), Royal DSM Nv. (Netherlands), Repol-Ube (Spain), RadiciGroup Spa Chemicals & Plastics (Italy), Zig Sheng (Taiwan), Lealea Enterprise Co. (Taiwan), Sarla Performance Fibers Ltd. (SPFL) (India), Huafon Group (China), Hangzhou Dikai Industrial Fabrics Co.,Ltd. (China), Jiangsu Huayang Nylon Co. Ltd. (China), Zhejiang Mesbon Chemical Fibre (APL) (China), Henan Shenma Chemical Co. Ltd (China), and Others.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

What is the global market size and growth rate of Polyamide 6,6?  

The global market size of Polyamide 6,6 is 1.35 million tonnes as of 2021, and it is growing with a CAGR of 5.41% owing to rising consumption in downstream sectors.

What are the major end-use industries of Polyamide 6,6? 

Polyamide 6,6 is used in a wide range of end use industries including Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Textiles, General Industrial and Others.

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