Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
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.
ISSN: 1015-8138
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

Page view(s)

Last Week
Last month
Citations as of Aug 12, 2018

Google ScholarTM


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.