Adipic acid is one of the most commercially important type of aliphatic dicarboxylic acids, especially due to its significant usage as a feedstock for the production of industrial fibers. It is produced from the oxidation of a mixture of cyclohexanol and cyclohexanone with nitric acid. Alternatively, adipic acid can also be produced from butadiene carbonylation. There has been a significant demand for chemically resilient, strong and durable fibers for the manufacture of automotive parts. This has initiated a strong demand for adipic acid, since it is one of the key ingredients for the production of composite materials. The major consumption of adipic acid is as the feedstock for the production for nylon 6,6 resin and engineering fibers. The non-nylon applications of adipic acid include its usage in the manufacture of polyurethanes, plasticizers, food additives and pharmaceuticals.
The escalating demand for adipic acid from automotive, electrical & electronics, consumer goods and appliances industry is one of the chief drivers for the adipic acid market. The extensive research and development in the textile production technology is also one of the key factors influencing the adipic acid market. The companies are focusing on developing high quality, durable, lightweight and high absorption capacity fibers which are capable of enduring extreme conditions such as high temperatures and are chemically inert as well. The adipic acid market has witnessed a significant growth in the recent decade and the trend is anticipated to continue for the forecast period. However, the presence of stringent environmental regulations in different regions and the rise of hybrid fibers is expected to restrain the adipic acid market.
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On : May 17 , 2016