Nylon Fibers Market Is in Demand Due to Its Universal Applications

The nylons are polyamides with recurring amide groups. They contain carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and hydrogen elements. Nylon fibers are one of the fibers having the longest history among synthetic fibers. These fibers are used for a variety of uses, from clothing to home furnishings, and industrial uses. The production of nylon industrial and carpet fibers begins with an aqueous solution of monomers and proceeds continuously through polymerization, spinning, drawing, or draw-texturing. Compared to other synthetic fibers, nylon fibers are resistant to abrasion and flexing, and also has the advantage of having a supple tactile feeling. As a result, thin, light and flexible woven or knitted fabric can be manufactured. Furthermore, an advantage of easy dye-ability has made nylon fibers one of the most sought for fibers in the development of various fabrics for clothing.

Nylon fibers, consumed in textile applications, remained the dominant end-use products in 2013. The Asian region will continue to lead the global demand, at a growth rate of around 2.5% annually, from 2013 to 2018. China’s growing domestic economy, and its major role as a global supplier of durable goods, will fuel the growth of the market for nylon fibers. The global demand for nylon fibers is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2% annually, from 2013 to 2018. In China, the annual growth of this market is projected to be 3.2%.

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