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Polyamide engineering plastics consumption, market and its trends

World Polyamide Engineering Plastics Market

polyamide market and its characteristics

from 2000 to 2006, the world polyamide (PA, nylon) market maintained a steady and slow growth rate, with an average annual growth rate of 2.2%. In 2006, the total volume reached 6600 KT. So far, fiber is still the largest application field of PA, and the market is relatively mature, with an average annual market growth rate of only 1%, In the engineering plastics (blending materials) and film markets, its application has made considerable progress, with an average annual growth rate of 4.0% and 5.2% respectively from 2000 to 2006, significantly higher than the overall average growth rate. About 60% of the total polyamide produced in the world is used to produce fibers, and the rest is used to prepare engineering plastics and films. The total market volume of engineering plastics and films is about 2600 KT, as shown in Table 1. Table 1 the global PA market from 2006 to 2015

the data reported by Sato Mingren of Toray Corporation of Japan is: in 2006, the world consumption of PA6 and PA66 engineering plastics was 1220 KT and 860 KT respectively, with a total of 2080 KT

production and demand of PA engineering plastics in the world

like other engineering plastics, due to the complex production process, high investment cost and application in relatively high-end fields than general plastics, the production and consumption of PA engineering plastics are also mainly concentrated in developed countries and regions such as Europe, America and Japan. The output and demand of PA6 and PA66 in Europe, the United States and Japan account for 84.1% and 82.3% of the world total respectively. The leading manufacturers, U.S. Du Pont, German BASF, U.S. Ge, French Rhodia and other companies are powerful comprehensive large-scale petrochemical or chemical companies, with scale-up advanced polymerization devices, as well as attached mixing plants to "Customize" mixing products for customers and the market, so as to expand the market share of products. Other large manufacturers include LANXESS, Solutia, Dow, Ube, DSM, Radici, EMS, Toray, Asahi Huacheng Mitsubishi engineering plastics company, etc

it is worth mentioning that there is a strong demand for PA in Asia. In 2006, the production capacity of PA6 and PA66 in Asia (including fiber, engineering plastics and film) increased by 6% and 18% respectively over the previous year, much higher than that of other regions in the world, which is closely related to the strong growth of the overall economy and GDP of the region

consumption structure of PA engineering plastics

PA6 and PA66 are still dominant

after the 1950s, PA began to be used in the production of injection molded products, taking advantage of its light weight, easy processing and low cost to replace metals and gradually enter and expand the application field. PA has good comprehensive properties, including mechanical properties, heat resistance, wear resistance, chemical resistance and self lubrication, low friction coefficient and certain flame retardancy. It is easy to form and process, and can be modified with glass fiber or other filling materials and other additives to improve the performance and grade of materials and further expand the application field. In the current PA demand structure, PA6 accounts for 52%, PA66 accounts for 38%, PA11 and PA12 account for 5%, and heat-resistant PA accounts for 5%

pa6 and PA66 have the disadvantages of high water absorption, resulting in large size change rate of products, changes and decline in mechanical properties. Therefore, it promotes and promotes the development of PA with small water absorption. For example, PA12 has only about 1% water absorption, which is about 3.5% lower than PA6 and about 2.5% lower than PA66. In particular, semi aromatic PA has more obvious advantages. PA9T has 3% water absorption in water, which is far less than 8% - 9% of PA66. Automobile lightweight will inevitably use more plastic parts, and the smaller space of automobile parts, the miniaturization and miniaturization of electronic and electrical components, and the use of lead-free welding process require PA to have higher heat resistance. Typical heat-resistant PA include PA46, PA6T, PA9T, MXD6, etc. in high-end application development, it has the advantage that general PA cannot replace

pa consumption structure

pa is one of the five engineering plastics. The global consumption of PA6 and PA66 accounts for 30% of the total consumption of engineering plastics, lower than 33% of PC, higher than 10% of polyformaldehyde and 9% of PBT. Engineering plastics are widely used in automobiles, electronic appliances, packaging, machinery, building materials, sports and leisure supplies, furniture, daily necessities and toys. After being filled, reinforced, toughened and flame-retardant, PA competes with other materials and other engineering plastics for the market with the characteristics of low cost and light weight. The automotive industry is the largest user of PA, followed by the electronic and electrical industry. The consumption structure of countries and regions is different. Table 3 lists the production capacity, consumption structure and processing and molding methods of PA6 and PA66 in the world in 2006. This activity is the largest full promotion in 2014. Table 3 World PA6 and PA66 production capacity and application markets

the consumption structure of PA in Europe in 2006 is: 41% for automobiles, 25% for electronics and appliances, 14% for packaging, 8% for construction, and 12% for others. Among the PA applications in Japan, automobiles also rank first, accounting for 37%, electronics and appliances 23%, industrial products 10%, and others (monofilament, film, wire and cable, pipe, etc.) 30%

automobile is the largest terminal application of PA engineering plastics. In turn, the automobile industry promotes and promotes the upgrading of PA modified materials and the development of high-performance brands. The main factors driving the steady growth of its consumption are the requirements of improving automobile performance, saving energy and consumption, reducing vehicle weight and production costs, including improving the comfort, appearance and integration of components, easy assembly, space saving and simplified design after integration. In recent years, PA engineering plastics have made gratifying and substantial progress in improving heat resistance and processability (fluidity and Laser Weldability)

automobile lightweight is still an important demand of the automotive industry. The development goal of PA manufacturers is to develop PA brands with high mechanical properties and more heat resistance. PA accounts for about 10% of plastics used in the modern automotive industry, second only to polypropylene and polyurethane. Therefore, it is expected that the global pa consumption will still increase at an average annual growth rate of 5%. According to BASF company, the annual consumption of PA Blends for automobiles is about 800 kt. The demand for PA in the electronics and electrical appliances industry is still expanding at a record rate, but the average annual growth rate of consumption in Europe is only 2.5%, significantly lower than the global average growth rate. At present, the annual consumption scale of PA for electronics and electrical appliances in the world has been about 500 KT, including 200 kt in Western Europe

pa is widely used in packaging. As the middle layer of multi-layer packaging film, PA film has good barrier property, which can prevent oxygen from entering the packaging to the greatest extent, and prevent moisture and flavor loss. In addition, PA film also improves the stability of multi-layer film. PA film is rarely used as a single-layer film, and a small amount of PA core film is used to meet the packaging application requirements, which is the result of the plastic packaging industry to achieve high cost performance and technological progress. In the next few years, the global PA application in packaging will maintain a relatively high average annual growth rate of 4%

market competition and prediction

increasingly fierce market competition and Countermeasures

due to economic globalization and the continuous rise in oil prices, the cost of raw materials and energy has increased, the difficulties of PA manufacturers in production and operation have increased, and the competition between them has intensified. In addition, PA is also facing alternative competition and market squeeze from other plastics, especially low-cost polypropylene. PA manufacturers have made significant progress in expanding product applications and product upgrades. For example, more and more automotive intake manifolds adopt glass fiber reinforced Pa. PA intake manifold is a relatively large new component of PA in automotive applications in recent years. PA manufacturers develop and launch halogen-free flame retardant brands to meet the requirements of EU RoHS and WEEE directives, and maintain and compete for more market share. In addition to the above technical measures, PA manufacturers have also undergone great changes in market development and marketing strategies, including upstream and downstream integration, expansion of scale through acquisitions and mergers, construction of new plants in key market areas and strengthening of after-sales technical services

facing the pressure of rising product costs, PA production plant extends its business to monomer raw materials and special blending materials. Du Pont, BASF, Rhodia and other companies are upstream and downstream integrated development enterprises. BASF, the largest PA production plant in Europe, has its own caprolactam and nylon 66 salt plants, which is conducive to occupy a favorable position in the market competition

the construction of monomer devices requires relatively large investment and a relatively long investment cycle, so PA production plants are more about adding and expanding the type and scale of blending products. Du Pont, BASF, Rhodia, DSM, LANXESS (formerly Bayer), Radici, EMS Chemie, Yubu Xingchan, Toray, xuhuacheng and Mitsubishi Engineering plastics PA plants all have blending plants, In recent years, it is characterized by entering the customer market previously supplied by independent blending plants (blending plants without PA resin production plants), expanding the scope of product services, and taking full advantage of the low cost of self-produced resin, rather than relying solely on the technical advantages of polymerization process, but developing towards the integration of upstream and downstream products

due to the huge and rapidly growing market in Asia, especially in China, large PA production plants have set up new plants in Asia. In April 2006, LANXESS completed and put into operation the PA6, PA66 and polyester blending plants in Wuxi, China; After BASF built mixing devices and technology centers in Malaysia and South Korea, it built a mixing plant in Pudong, Shanghai, China in May, 2007; DSM built a mixing plant in Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China, and expanded its scale by stages; Du Pont established the 8th Engineering Plastics Technology Center in the world and the 1st Engineering Plastics Technology Center in China in Shenzhen; Rhodia company in Shanghai; Radici has successively opened blending plants in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, with the intention of gaining some market share in the regions with the fastest demand growth, strengthening its PA's position in the global business, so as to win more customers and markets. Of course, they also encounter strong competition from independent blending plants in China. Rhodia polyamide is building a PA66 plant with a capacity of 48 kt/A in Onsan, South Korea, and plans to build a PA66 monomer hexamethylene diamine plant in China in 2009

world PA market forecast

it is estimated that before 2010, the global demand for PA6 and PA66 engineering plastics will increase at an average annual rate of 4%, and the total volume will increase from 2200 KT in 2006 to 2600 KT in 2010, while the Asia Pacific market will rise rapidly at an average annual growth rate of 7%. China's growth rate is higher, and consumption in the Asia Pacific region will increase from 680 KT in 2006 to more than 850 KT in 2010. Developed countries have transferred some PA engineering plastic parts to Asia for production, so insiders say that Asia is a region with rapid changes in the engineering plastic market

according to the regional consumption structure of PA in the world in 2006, Europe (including Europe, the Middle East and Africa) accounted for 40%, Asia 34% and the United States 26%. In 2015, the share of Asia will increase to 40%, surpassing Europe and becoming the world's largest market

the prediction of future market growth rate is basically optimistic and positive. BASF company predicts that the annual average growth rate of global PA engineering plastics will be 5% in 2015, and the Journal of European plastics even predicts that it will increase at an annual rate of 6% before 2010. It also believes that the growth potential still comes from materials as alternative metals, and the substitution is far from over. Especially in the automotive industry, there is still much room for expected development through independent innovation and digestion, and receiving advanced advanced advanced skills. The special report believes that due to the rising price of starting materials represented by global naphtha, the process of PA Resinification of large automotive components represented by intake manifolds has accelerated The Asian PA market with China as the center and the application of PA in packaging film continue to expand. PA plays a greater role in the miniaturization and miniaturization of electronic appliances. It is expected that the world's consumption of PA6 and PA66 engineering plastics will maintain an average annual growth rate of 4% in the future

China's PA engineering plastics market and existing problems

with the sustained and rapid development of China's economy, especially since the reform and opening up, China has introduced a large number of automobile, home appliance, communication, it industrial production

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