Caprolactam Market Sees Steady 4% CAGR from 2023 to 2028, Fueled by Increasing Use in Synthetic Fabrics and Bio-based Applications

DUBLIN, Sept. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The “Caprolactam Market: Trends, Opportunities and Competitive Analysis 2023-2028” report has been added to’s offering.

The market is projected to reach an estimated value of $18.3 billion by 2028, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4% from 2023 to 2028.

The global caprolactam market is poised for growth, with opportunities emerging in industries such as textile yarn, industrial yarn, engineering plastics, and carpet fiber & staple fiber.

Key drivers of this market include the increasing use of caprolactam in synthetic fabric production and the rising demand for bio-based caprolactam in engineering plastics, films, and lightweight vehicles.

The report provides insights into the caprolactam market based on application, end-use industry, and region:

Caprolactam Market by Application:

  • Nylon 6
  • Nylon 6 Resin

Caprolactam Market by End Use Industry:

  • Textile Yarn
  • Industrial Yarn
  • Engineering Plastics
  • Carpet Fibers & Staple Fiber
  • Others

Caprolactam Market by Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • The Rest of the World

The competitive landscape of the caprolactam market includes companies such as Sumitomo Chemical, UBE Industries, DSM, Capro, and LANXESS. These companies focus on expanding their manufacturing facilities, investing in research and development, developing innovative products, reducing production costs, and expanding their customer base to meet increasing demand and maintain competitiveness.

Key Market Insights:

  • Nylon 6 resin is expected to remain the larger application segment due to its use in the automotive industry for various components, including fan blades, gears, fittings, bearings, and exterior body components.
  • Textile yarn is projected to be the largest end-use industry segment, driven by its increasing use in apparel and home furnishing applications.
  • The Asia Pacific region is expected to maintain its position as the largest market due to rapid industrialization and the establishment of automotive and consumer appliance manufacturing plants.

Key Features of the Caprolactam Market Report:

  • Market size estimates in terms of value ($B)
  • Trend and forecast analysis (2017-2022) and (2023-2028)
  • Segmentation analysis by application, end-use industry, and region
  • Regional analysis covering North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
  • Growth opportunities in various applications, end-use industries, and regions
  • Strategic analysis, including M&A, new product development, and competitive landscape assessment
  • Analysis of competitive intensity based on Porter’s Five Forces model

Companies Mentioned 

  • Sumitomo Chemical
  • UBE Industries
  • DSM
  • Capro

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