The Polyamide Market in Europe 2021

The Polyamide Market in Europe 2021

Published: September 2021

Overview:
The polyamide market is one of the more profitable and dynamic thermoplastic markets in Europe. It is characterised by a large number of players, a strong and highly focussed end use processing sector and a changing supply structure. Demand growth for PA, however, has been slowing down, which posed major questions for the industry relating to market drivers, application dynamics and competitive strategies. To assist companies in this area, AMI Consulting, in close cooperation with AWJ Plastics Consulting, has published a report in September 2021 on the European market for polyamide.

The study was a bottom-up analysis of the market, gathering consumption details of major users. The interview programme included three-dimensional analysis, questioning demand drivers within specific process and application areas. The study provides a multi-polymer perspective, by segment and application, and discusses the potential for PA to displace alternative polymers and metals. Alongside this analysis are forecasts for PA demand to 2024 and a discussion of the key issues, including the impact of recyclates demand on virgin.

PA’s proven versatility in its modification with reinforcements, elastomers and additives, as well as its recyclability means that it is used in a vast range of applications, although its value varies greatly depending on grade, use and user. PA producers therefore require a well-structured analysis of the market to feel confident that they have understood current and future market demand to maintain satisfactory market progress.

  • What is the size of the market by country, by PA polymer and compound type, and by application?
  • How to navigate through complex value and supply chain?
  • Which types of PA are set to enjoy the strongest growth and why, and conversely which applications are likely to decline and why?
  • What impact will new processing and manufacturing technologies have?
  • What structural change is underway within the major segments?
  • What is the context for sustainability driven developments for PA value chain and who are leading recyclers?

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  

THE MARKET FOR PA IN EUROPE

  • Distribution
  • Growth prospects
  • Recycling
  • Industry structure

PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY OF PA IN EUROPE     

  • Capacity and utilisation
  • Supply chain for PA6 and PA66
  • Alliances, toll manufacturing, polymer swapping
  • Intermediate pricing
  • Imports and exports
  • PA fibre market and waste
  • Recycling and reprocessing of injection moulded PA scrap 

PA COMPOUND PRODUCTION PER TYPE

  • Glass fibre reinforced PA compounds
  • Flame retardant PA compounds
  • Other relevant types of PA compounds
  • Blends and specialties
  • PA based masterbatches

HIGH TEMPERATURE NYLONS

THE PA MARKET PER APPLICATION

  • Automotive
  • Electrical and electronics
  • Other injection moulded applications
  • Film
  • Non-film extrusion
  • Blow and rotational moulding
  • Cast PA
  • 3D printing

STRATEGIES OF THE PA MANUFACTURERS           

REVIEW OF INDIVIDUAL COUNTRY MARKETS FOR PA       

Product scope:

The polyamide families covered are: PA6, PA66, High Temperature Nylons

Polyamide compound types appraised:

  • Glass fibre reinforced PA compounds
  • Flame retardant PA compounds
  • Other relevant types of PA compounds
  • Blends and specialties
  • PA based masterbatches

Applications:

Research focus concentrated consuming the largest volumes of polyamide in the 3 end-use injection moulding markets.  Smaller, but faster growing applications were also covered and detailed under the following groups:

  • Automotive
  • Electrical and electronics
  • Other injection moulded applications
  • Film
  • Non-film extrusion
  • Blow and rotational moulding
  • Cast PA
  • 3D printing

The report covers the Europe and Turkey: Austria, Benelux, Check republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Nordic Countries, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, Other (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovenia, Romania)

 

All subscribers will receive a downloadable PDF; one printed hard copy of the report is provided on demand.

To receive our detailed proposal, sample pages or for further information please click the Enquire/Order button above. 

For any other questions please contact: martyna.fong@ami.international

 

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