Nylon is a common polymer (plastic) with many variations. The two most common forms are type 6 (polyamide based on caprolactam) and type 6,6 (adipic based on butadiene and hexamethylene diamine (HMDA)).
The primary markets for nylon 6 is construction (carpets and fabrics) and automotive (electronics); nylon 6,6 primary market is automotive (screws, gears, and engineered plastics...).
Up Stream Materials/Building Blocks:
Hexamethylene diamine (aka HMDA,HMD)
Down Stream Materials Consuming Nylon:
Automotive parts: screws, tubing, gears and other engineered plastics
Fibers (Fabric, Carpet, etc...)
Films (food packaging and ESD bags)