Caprolactam Market Size USD 33.97 Billion by 2032 | CAGR: 4.7%

Caprolactam Market Size Worth USD 33.97 Billion by 2032 | CAGR: 4.7%

The global caprolactam market size is expected to reach USD 33.97 billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Caprolactam Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Raw Material (Phenol, Cyclohexane); By End-Product; By Application; By End-Use Industry; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

The caprolactam industry is witnessing a significant surge, primarily due to various factors, such as the escalating demand for nylon 6, one of the major derivatives of caprolactam, in different end-use industries like electronics, textiles, and automotive. Nylon 6 has exceptional mechanical properties, durability, and chemical resistance, making it an extensively used material in the production of resins, fibers, and engineering plastics.

Technological advancements in the production processes, such as the development of cost-effective and eco-friendly manufacturing techniques, also drive the growth of the caprolactam market. Manufacturers are now more focused on sustainable practices and investing in research and development to improve process efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and enhance product quality. The automotive and aerospace sectors' growing focus on lightweight and fuel-efficient materials is also driving the adoption of nylon 6-based composites, further fueling the demand for caprolactam.

The market is also experiencing trends such as increasing investments in bio-based caprolactam production technologies, driven by environmental concerns and the quest for sustainable alternatives to conventional petrochemical-based processes. However, the market faces several challenges, such as fluctuations in raw material prices, specifically benzene and cyclohexane, which are crucial feedstocks for caprolactam production.

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The ongoing technological advancements are driving the growth of the caprolactam market by enhancing the various aspects of its production processes. These advancements include the development of innovative manufacturing techniques, catalysts, and process optimization methods. The latest improvements in catalytic processes have led to the creation of more efficient and eco-friendly methods for caprolactam synthesis, which has helped to reduce energy consumption and minimize waste generation while improving the overall process efficiency.

Caprolactam Market Report Highlights

  • The need for nylon 6 resins is anticipated to grow significantly in the coming years owing to its widespread use in various industries such as automotive, electronics, packaging, and textiles. This is attributed to its exceptional durability, mechanical properties, and chemical resistance.
  • The market saw a rise in the dominance of the textile yarns segment in 2023. This can be attributed to the segment's vital role as a fundamental building block in the production of nylon 6, a widely used polymer in textile manufacturing.
  • The global caprolactam market witnessed the Asia Pacific region as the dominant region in 2023, majorly due to the presence of some of the world's largest economies, such as China, Japan, South Korea, and India. These economies collectively fuel significant demand for caprolactam-based products across diverse industries, making the region the center of attention for caprolactam manufacturers.
  • The global key market players include Alpek Polyester, Capro Co., Central Drug House, China Petrochemical Development Corporation, Domo Chemicals, Fibrant, Kuibyshevazot Engineering Plastics(Shanghai) Co., Ltd., LANXESS, TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., UBE Corporation, among others.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the Caprolactam market report based on raw material, end-product, application, end-use industry, and region:

Caprolactam, Raw Material Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Phenol
  • Cyclohexane

Caprolactam, End-Product Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Nylon 6 Fibers
  • Nylon 6 Resins
  • Others

Caprolactam, Application Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Industrial Yarns
  • Engineering Resins and Films
  • Textile Yarns
  • Carpet Fibres
  • Others

Caprolactam, End-Use Industry Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Automotive
  • Film Coatings
  • Plasticizers
  • Plastics
  • Synthetic Leather
  • Textile
  • Others

Caprolactam, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Australia
  • Rest of APAC
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • South Africa
  • Rest of MEA

Caprolactam Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 23.57 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 33.97 billion


4.7% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments covered

By Raw Material, By End-Product, By Application, By End-Use Industry, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa


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