Global Nylon Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Actionable insights into category management objectives are offered in this report to help buyers establish a cost-effective procurement strategy for nylon products. It will also help determine the growth prospects and sustainability strategies to establish market presence.

  • Published: Sep 2018
  • Pages: 108
  • SKU: IRCMSTR15008
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Nylon market overview

Beneficial properties of nylon such as wear and corrosion resistance, low cost, thermal stability, and high mechanical strength have prompted its high demand in the automotive industry. In addition, the growing need for flexible packaging and extended shelf life of products is also prompting the high demand for nylon across the end-user industries like food and beverages, personal care, and home care; thereby, accelerating the spend growth momentum for this category. This procurement report also offers detailed insights into the supply market and highlights the best quality of nylon products that are in high demand such as nylon 66 and nylon 6.

Why should you buy the report?

This procurement report explores all the factors affecting the nylon market and lays down conclusive parameters to aid in establishing an optimal and cost-effective procurement strategy. Done from the perspective of both the buyers and the sellers, this procurement report determines the varying degree of demand for types of nylon products to help suppliers re-strategize their portfolio. For the buyers, this report offers the key supplier selection insights to help them choose the most appropriate supplier.

Key insights offered in this report will help the buyers:

  • Understand the spend potential within the nylon market
  • Identify the procurement best practices
  • Analyze the sustainability best practices
  • Assess the category pricing strategies

Understand the global category spend for nylon market    

Nylon 66 and nylon 6 are the two grade-based classifications of the category, out of which the latter accounts for a major share in the global nylon market and is resulting in an increase in the global category spend for the market. According to this procurement report, which is a part of SpendEdges chemicals category, much of this growth can be attributed to the high tensile strength and abrasion resistance properties of nylon 6, which is resulting in its high demand from the packaging industry.

Additional insights offered in this procurement report include:

  • Global spend on nylon for the period of 2017-2022
  • Category hierarchy map
  • Supply chain margins
  • Buyer and the supplier ecosystem

 Optimize category spend for the nylon market

While selecting the suppliers, the buyers should avoid conducting a physical meeting, which requires extra expenditure and conduct reverse e-auctions. This practice will allow the buyers to assess the suppliers and choose the best suppliers who can offer nylon at the best price.

This nylon procurement report also offers a coverage of:

  • Procurement organization objectives
  • Supplier and the buyer KPIs
  • Major category enablers

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Understand the nylon supply landscape

The buyers are advised to engage with suppliers who have adequate nylon production capabilities and capacity utilization rates to cater to the buyers requirements even during a demand surge.

This procurement report also identifies the major costs incurred by the suppliers and offers a coverage of:

  • Suppliers positioning strategy
  • Supplier evaluation criteria
  • Supplier ecosystem outlook

Build effective category management strategies for the nylon market

In the highly regulated global chemicals industry, it is imperative for the category managers to ensure that the suppliers pledge their compliance with all global, regional, and local regulations pertaining to the manufacturing and sale of nylon. This will minimize the risks associated with penalties and litigations.

Key insights offered in this procurement report on nylon will help the buyers identify:

  • Global and regional category risks
  • Strategic sourcing metrics
  • Market environment score

An analysis of the top suppliers and the best negotiation levers is offered in this procurement report on the nylon.

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PART 01: Executive Summary

PART 02: Market Insights

  • Global category spend
  • Category spend growth
  • Spend segmentation by region
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Regional influence on global spend
  • Regional spend opportunity for suppliers

PART 03: Category Pricing Insights

  • Pricing outlook
  • Supplier cost structure
  • Outlook for input costs
  • Total cost of ownership analysis
  • Overview of pricing models
  • Comparison of pricing models
  • Supply chain margins
  • Cost drivers impacting pricing
  • Volume drivers impacting pricing

PART 04: Cost-Saving Opportunities

  • Supplier side levers
  • Buyer side levers
  • Quantifying cost-saving opportunities
  • Quantifying cost savings by negotiation strategies

PART 05: Best Practices

  • Innovation and success stories
  • Procurement excellence best practices
  • Procurement best practices
  • Sustainability practices

PART 06: Category Ecosystem

  • Market favorability index for suppliers
  • Competitiveness index for suppliers
  • Buyer power
  • Supplier power
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Buyer ecosystem
  • Supplier ecosystem

PART 07: Category Management Strategy

  • Category management objectives
  • Supplier and buyer KPIs
  • Outsourcing category management activities
  • Risk management

PART 08: Category Management Enablers

  • Procurement organization
  • Category enablers

PART 09: Suppliers Selection

  • RFx essentials
  • Supplier selection criteria
  • Service level agreement
  • Incumbent supplier evaluation metrics

PART 10: Suppliers Under Coverage

  • Overview
  • Supplier positioning
  • Profile: Ube Industries
  • Profile: BASF
  • Profile: Formosa Plastics
  • Profile: Honeywell
  • Profile: Arkema
  • Profile: AdvanSix

PART 11: US Market Insights

  • Category spend in the US
  • Price outlook
  • Supplier cost structure in the US
  • Margins of suppliers in the US
  • Category cost drivers
  • Category volume drivers
  • Overview of best practices in the US
  • Procurement best practices in the US
  • US supply market overview
  • Supplier positioning for the US
  • Regional category risks

PART 12: Category Definition

  • Category hierarchy
  • Category scope
  • Category map

PART 13: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations
  • Key Notes
  • Global category spend (2017-2022)
  • Category spend growth (2017-2022)
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Comparison of category maturity across regions
  • Regional spend opportunity for suppliers (2017-2022)
  • Category pricing dynamics
  • Supplier cost breakup
  • Input cost dynamics
  • Total cost of ownership model
  • Benefit comparison of pricing models
  • Pricing models – Comparison matrix
  • Supplier margin analysis
  • Margin analysis across supply chain
  • Cost drivers
  • Volume drivers
  • Cost-saving opportunities: Supply side levers
  • Cost-saving opportunities: Demand side levers
  • Cost-saving opportunity matrix
  • Negotiation grid
  • Innovation and success stories
  • Procurement excellence summary: Impact on the category
  • Supplier relationship management metrics
  • Strategic sourcing and category management metrics
  • Technology-facilitated procurement metrics
  • Procurement best practices dashboard
  • Sustainability practices: Impact on the category
  • Sustainability best practices
  • Market environment score
  • Market competitiveness score
  • Buyer power score
  • Supplier power score
  • Ease of market entry score
  • Ease of substitution score
  • Buyer ecosystem: Outlook
  • Supplier ecosystem: Outlook
  • Ecosystem disruption threats
  • Key category management objectives
  • Supplier KPI dashboard: Importance for the category
  • Buyer KPI dashboard: Importance for the category
  • Category management enablers
  • Risk management matrix
  • Category enablers: Procurement model
  • Category enablers: Technology
  • RFx questions
  • Phase I RFI considerations
  • SLA terms
  • Supplier performance benchmarking criteria
  • Supplier operational capability matrix
  • Supplier positioning matrix
  • Ube Industries – Key information dashboard
  • BASF – Key information dashboard
  • Formosa Plastics – Key information dashboard
  • Honeywell – Key information dashboard
  • Arkema – Key information dashboard
  • AdvanSix – Key information dashboard
  • US category spend (2017-2022)
  • Category pricing dynamics
  • Supplier cost breakup
  • Supplier margin analysis
  • Margin analysis across supply chain
  • Cost drivers
  • Volume drivers
  • Procurement excellence summary: Impact on the category
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Strategic sourcing and category management
  • Technology-facilitated procurement
  • Procurement best practices dashboard
  • Supplier operational capability matrix
  • Supplier positioning matrix
  • Risk management matrix
  • Category definition
  • Category nuances
  • Importance of category relative to other categories

Research Framework

SpendEdge presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key category influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary research

  • Procurement heads
  • Category managers
  • Sourcing consortium professionals
  • Industry experts and thought leaders
  • Procurement managers
  • Category heads of suppliers
  • Client account heads/managers
  • Client and industry consultants

Secondary research

  • Industry journals and reports
  • Periodicals and new articles
  • Category webinars
  • Internal categiry playbooks
  • Industry and government websites on regulations and compliance
  • Internal databases
  • Industry blogs/thought leader briefings



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