Nylon:
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)).


Market Dynamics:
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:
Adipic acid

Benzene

Butadiene

Caprolactam

Crude oil
Cyclohexane 

Cyclohexanol 

Cyclohexanone 

Hexamethylene diamine (aka HMDA,HMD)

Laurolactam

Terephthalic acid

Down Stream Materials Consuming Nylon:

‚ÄčAutomotive parts: screws, tubing, gears and other engineered plastics
Electrical equipment

Fibers (Fabric, Carpet, etc...)

Films (food packaging and ESD bags)