Global Polyamide 12 (PA 12/Nylon 12) Market Is Expected to Reach USD 1.89 Billion By 2030

31-May-2023 | Zion Market Research

The global polyamide 12 (PA 12/Nylon 12) market share was valued at USD 1.35 Billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 1.89 Billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 5.13% during the forecast period.

Global Polyamide 12 (PA 12/Nylon 12) Market Size

Polyamide 12, also known as nylon 12, is a high-performance polymer that is widely used in various industrial applications. It is a thermoplastic material that has excellent mechanical properties, such as high strength, toughness, and impact resistance. Polyamide 12 is also known for its good chemical resistance and low permeability to gases, making it a popular choice in the automotive and oil and gas industries. In addition to its mechanical and chemical properties, polyamide 12 is also highly versatile and easy to process. It can be molded, extruded, and machined into various shapes and sizes, making it an attractive option for manufacturers.

The material is also lightweight, which makes it ideal for use in applications where weight reduction is important. Polyamide 12 is used in a wide range of applications, including automotive parts, electrical and electronic components, packaging materials, and sports equipment. It is also used in the production of flexible and rigid tubing, wire and cable insulation, and coatings. Overall, polyamide 12 is a versatile and high-performance material that is well-suited for various industrial applications.

The global polyamide 12 market has several drivers, opportunities, and challenges that are shaping its growth and development. One of the primary drivers is the increasing demand from various end-use industries, including automotive, electronics, and packaging, which are seeking materials with unique properties such as high strength, durability, and chemical resistance. Additionally, the trend toward sustainable and eco-friendly materials presents an opportunity for the polyamide 12 market to grow.

However, there are also challenges and restraints, such as the high cost of production and competition from alternative materials, which may offer similar properties at a lower cost. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has also had a significant impact on the global economy, including the polyamide 12 industry, leading to supply chain disruptions and reduced demand from some end-use industries.

The global polyamide 12 market is segmented based on product type, application, and region.

Based on product type, the global market is segmented into General Grade, Reinforced, Plasticized, and others. The reinforced segment held the dominating market share in 2022 and is further projected to grow rapidly during the forecast period. The reinforced segment of the polyamide 12 market has experienced steady growth in recent years.

This can be attributed to the increasing demand from industries such as automotive, electrical, and industrial, which require materials with high strength, stiffness, and durability. Reinforced polyamide 12 offers improved mechanical properties compared to general-grade polyamide 12, making it a popular choice in applications such as engine components, gear parts, and electrical connectors.

Additionally, advancements in reinforcement technologies, such as glass and carbon fiber reinforcements, have further increased the performance of reinforced polyamide 12, expanding its application scope. The reinforced segment is expected to continue its growth trajectory in the coming years as end-use industries continue to demand high-performance materials that can withstand harsh operating conditions and offer long-term durability.

Based on application, the global market is segmented into Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Industrial, and others. The automotive segment held the largest market share in 2022 and is further predicted to surge exponentially during the forecast period. The automotive segment is one of the key drivers of the polyamide 12 industry, as polyamide 12 offers excellent mechanical properties and thermal stability, making it ideal for use in various automotive applications.

The demand for lightweight materials in the automotive industry has been on the rise, as automakers seek to reduce the weight of vehicles to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Polyamide 12 offers a lightweight alternative to traditional materials such as metal and glass, while still maintaining high-performance standards. Additionally, the growing adoption of electric vehicles is expected to further drive the demand for polyamide 12, as it offers excellent insulation properties and can help reduce the weight of battery components.

Based on region, the Asia-Pacific region held the largest market share in 2022 and is further anticipated to grow remarkably during the forecast period. The Asia Pacific region has been a significant contributor to the growth of the polyamide 12 market in recent years. This can be attributed to the rapid industrialization and economic growth in countries such as China, India, and Japan. The increasing demand for high-performance materials in various industries, such as automotive, electrical, and industrial, has driven the growth of the polyamide 12 market in the region.

The automotive industry in Asia Pacific has been a major contributor to the growth of the polyamide 12 market. The region is home to some of the world's largest automotive manufacturers and is expected to witness significant growth in the demand for electric and hybrid vehicles, further boosting the demand for polyamide 12. Additionally, the region's focus on infrastructure development and urbanization is expected to drive the demand for polyamide 12 in the construction industry. Overall, the Asia Pacific region is expected to continue its growth trajectory in the polyamide 12 market, driven by the increasing demand for high-performance materials across various industries.

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Recent Developments

  • In 2021, Evonik Industries announced the expansion of its polyamide 12 production facility in Marl, Germany. The expansion aims to increase the production capacity of the facility by around 50% to meet the growing demand for high-performance polymers in various industries. The new production line is expected to be operational by 2022 and will utilize Evonik's advanced production technologies to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the production process.
  • In 2020, Arkema announced the acquisition of ArrMaz, a leading provider of specialty chemicals for various industries, including the polyamide 12 market. The acquisition aims to strengthen Arkema's position in the high-performance polymers market and expand its product portfolio to offer more comprehensive solutions to its customers. Additionally, the acquisition will enable Arkema to leverage ArrMaz's expertise in formulation and application technologies to enhance the performance of its polyamide 12 products.

The global polyamide 12 market was dominated by players such as:

  • Arkema SA
  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • DowDuPont Inc.
  • EMS-Chemie Holding AG
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Formosa Plastics Corporation
  • Huntsman Corporation
  • Kuraray Co. Ltd.
  • Lanxess AG
  • Radici Group
  • RTP Company
  • Solvay S.A.
  • Toray Industries Inc.
  • Ube Industries Ltd.
  • Ensinger GmbH
  • Ems-Grivory
  • Royal DSM N.V.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation.

The global Polyamide 12 (PA 12/Nylon 12) Market is segmented as follows:

By Product Type

  • General Grade
  • Reinforced
  • Plasticized
  • Others

By Application

  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods
  • Electronics
  • Industrial
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France
    • The UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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