Global Caprolactam (Engineering Plastics & Fibers) Market - Forecast to 2019

Jul 03, 2014, 13:53 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Caprolactam (Engineering Plastics & Fibers) Market - Forecast to 2019" report to their offering.

The report covers the caprolactam market on the basis of material type, applications, and geography. The market data for these types is given with respect to volume (thousand tons) and value ($Million). The data mentioned in the report are based on the global demand for the caprolactam.

The total market for caprolactam has been analyzed based on the Porter's five forces model. This gives an idea about the current proceedings in the industry at the commercial level. The study provides the value chain analysis with respect to caprolactam raw materials, manufacturers, polyamide 6 demand, and end uses. The value chain describes the key contributors to the materials market at different stages from product development to end use. It represents the top players which are contributing to the global caprolactam industry.

The impact of different market factors, such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities is also illustrated in the report. This gives an idea about the key drivers such as the automotive industry - weight reduction in vehicles, growth in film & coating applications, growth of emerging economies; and restraints such as moisture absorption resulting in degradation of properties, and current economic condition of Europe. The economic slowdown in Europe and U.S. also affected the economy of other developed countries that are of key importance for the commercial success of new materials and its end-user market.

The caprolactam market is also classified based on different applications. The important applications include textiles, industrial, carpet filament, staple fiber, automotive, film & coating, industrial/machinery, electrical & electronics, consumer goods, appliances, wires & cables, and others. The automotive and consumer goods & appliances are expected to show rapid growth in the future.

The key companies in this market are BASF SE (Germany), Royal DSM N.V. (The Netherlands), SINOPEC (China), UBE Industries (Japan), and Honeywell International (U.S.); while China Petrochemical Development Corporation (China), China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (China), Shandong Haili Chemical Industry (China) and others are the most active and important players of the caprolactam industry in the Asia-Pacific market. These companies are consistently focusing on expanding their production capacity to achieve a competitive advantage and thereby serving the customers more effectively. Investments, followed by expansions were the most preferred strategies by the top players in the year 2012 that are driving the demand of caprolactam.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Executive Summary

3 Premium Insights

4 Market Overview

5 Caprolactam Capacity Share Analysis

6 Caprolactam Market, By Types

7 Caprolactam Market, By Applications

8 Caprolactam Market, By Geography

9 Competitive Landscape

10 Company Profiles

Companies Mentioned:

  • Basf Se
  • China Petrochemical Development Corporation (CPDC)
  • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Limited)
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Kuibyshevazot Ojsc
  • Lanxess Ag
  • Royal Dsm N.V.
  • Shandong Haili Chemical Industry Co. Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited
  • UBE Industries

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