Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/7978
Title: Declining trend in global nylon production
Authors: Au, KF
Wong, MC
Issue Date: 2007
Source: ATA journal, 2007, v. 18, no. 2, p. 42-43 How to cite?
Journal: ATA Journal 
Abstract: The world nylon production industry has shown a stagnant trend in recent decades. During 2000-2005, nylon fiber production declined at a rate of 0.35% per annum and down to 3.98 million tons in 2005. It has shown empirically that polyester fibers have substituted nylon synthetic fibers usage. During 19995-205, nylon staple fiber has dropped by 30% to 410,000 tons. Nylon filament yarn, the largest sub-sector nylon product, bottomed to 1.45 million tons in 2005. The United States which is the largest producer of nylon staples, suffered from strong loses with production reduced by 11.2% to 276,000 tons. Europe has also experienced decreases. In contrast, nylon filaments for industrial and carpet applications, have enjoyed double-digit increases during 1995-2005, due to increases in the automobile tire sector. Global nylon production recorded at 3,924.000 tons in 2005. Asia-the largest nylon producing region-constituted nearly 43% of total world output.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/7978
ISSN: 1015-8138
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