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RadiciGroup at 6th European Nylon Symposium - 27-28 February 2012

  1. 1. POLYAMIDES:Balancing the Offer to Meet Market Challenges Erico Spini Marketing and Application Development Director – RadiciGroup Plastics 6th European Nylon Symposium Frankfurt, 27-28 February 2012 1
  2. 2. TopicsRadiciGroup’s ProfilePolyamide Market TrendsMarket ChallengesSustainability & PerformanceSummary and Conclusions 2
  3. 3. RADICIGROUP: Our Numbers in 2011 Consolidated Sales (Millions of Euro) For Chemicals, Plastics and Synthetic Fibres 3 Millions of € 1.238 Personnel 3.500
  4. 4. RADICIGROUP Worldwide 4
  5. 5. RadiciGroup Nylon 66 Chain 5
  6. 6. RadiciGroup Nylon 6 Chain 6
  7. 7. TopicsRadiciGroup’s ProfilePolyamide Market TrendsMarket challengesSustainability & PerformanceSummary and Conclusions 7
  8. 8. World Polyamide Market Trends 2000-2020• Nylon engineering plastics ( including film) by 2020 expected to grow 1.4% in fibres and 4.7% in plastics.• Share of plastics to increase to over 50%• PA Fibres forecast to grow in technical end-uses and apparel nylon core applications, driven by demand in emerging countries. Annual Average Growth 2000/10 2010/20 PA FIBRES -1.0% 1.4% PA PLASTICS 4.1% 4.7% PA6&66 TOTAL 0.9% 3.0% 100% 5,992 6,086 5,641 6,548 7,779 8,815 100% 90% 90% 1,930 80% 2,663 2,376 2,896 80% 3,735 4,602 70% 70% 60% 60% (Thousands of 50% 50% Metric Tonnes) 40% 40% 4,062 30% 3,423 3,265 3,652 30% 4,044 4,213 20% 20% 10% 10% 0% 0% 2000 2008 2009 2010 2015 2020 PA FIBRES PA PLASTICS PA DEMAND 8 Source: PCI Nylon
  9. 9. World PA6&66 Market TrendsStrong growth forecast in both PA6 and PA66 plastics:• the share of plastics in PA66 is expected to be over 50% already before 2015 and to reach 56% in 2020.• In PA6 the share of plastics (incl. Film) is expected to be 46% in 2015 and 50% in 2020. Annual Average Growth Annual Average Growth 2000/10 2010/20 2000/10 2010/20 PA66 FIBRES -3.2% 1.9% PA6 FIBRES 0.1% 1.2% PA66 PLASTICS 3.1% 4.7% PA6 PLASTICS 4.8% 4.8% PA66 TOTAL -0.7% 3.3% PA6 TOTAL 1.8% 2.9% PA6 PLASTICS PA6 FIBRES PA66 PLASTICS PA66 FIBRES2020 2,896 2,861 1,706 1,3522015 2,354 2,770 1,381 1,274 (Thousands of2010 1,818 2,527 1,079 1,125 Metric Tonnes)2009 1,504 2,317 872 9482000 1,138 2,498 792 1,564 Source: PCI 9 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Source: PCI Nylon
  10. 10. Polyamide Market Overview Europe, Turkey, Middle East & AfricaModerate growth forecast in EP(incl. film).The share of nylon EP was 60% in 2010 and is forecast to reach 70% in 2020 Annual Average Growth 2000/10 2010/20 PA FIBRES -3.9% -1.5% PA PLASTICS 2.5% 3.4% PA6&66 TOTAL -0.6% 1.7% 100% 1,746 1,640 1,354 1,640 1,778 1,937 100% 90% 90% 80% 771 80% 70% 935 790 986 70% 1,186 1,373 60% 60% 50% 50% 40% 40% (Thousands of 30% 975 30% Metric Tonnes) 20% 705 564 654 20% 592 564 10% 10% 0% 0% 2000 2008 2009 2010 2015 2020 PA FIBRES PA PLASTICS PA DEMAND 10 Source: PCI Nylon
  11. 11. PA66 & 6 Demand Trends in Europe, Turkey, ME & AfricaShare of PA66 plastics: Share of PA6 plastics :• In 2010 was just over 50% • In 2010 was 60 %• In 2020 is expected up to 65% • In 2020 forecast to reach 70% Annual Average Growth Annual Average Growth 2000/10 2010/20 2000/10 2010/20 PA6 FIBRES -4.5% -1.4% PA66 FIBRES -3.2% -1.6% PA6 PLASTICS 3.0% 3.4% PA66 PLASTICS 1.6% 3.2% PA6 TOTAL -0.4% 1.9% PA66 TOTAL -1.0% 1.3% PA6 PLASTICS PA6 FIBRES PA66 PLASTICS PA66 FIBRES 2020 884 306 488 258 2015 772 327 414 265 2010 630 352 356 302 2009 512 295 278 269 (Thousands of Metric Tonnes) 2000Source: PCI Nylon 467 555 304 420 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 11
  12. 12. TopicsRadiciGroup’s ProfilePolyamide Market TrendsMarket challengesSustainability & PerformanceSummary and Conclusions 12
  13. 13. Market Challenges Lower CO 2 emissions Lightweighting Engine downsizing Reduced Underbonnet Space Longer vehicles life time Safety Recycling: recycled content, end-of life recycling Materials Based on Bio-feedstocks POLYAMIDE REQUIREMENTS Better property retention after ageing Longer life time Better Chemical Properties RetentionImproved Mechanical/electrical Properties Easy processing, competitive pricing 13
  14. 14. Polyamide DevelopmentsPA 66 synergy of Chemicals and Plastics• PA66 Engineering Plastics for High Temperature Applications: • better properties retention at high temperature versus standard grades, • metal substitution, even on very critical thermal conditions, such as on the new turbo charged engines Euro V and Euro VI.• High Flow PA 66&6 for Metal Substitution and higher productivity• Eco-sustainable PA6.10 and other special polyamides for Engineering Plastics for Injection Moulding, Extrusion and for Fibres 14
  15. 15. High Temperature Resistant Radilon® HHR for Injection Molding Radilon® A RV350 HHRAt the hot air temperature until 210°C this brand new material: • better properties retention at high temperature versus standard grades, • ideal for metal substitution, even on very critical thermal conditions, such as on the new turbo charged engines Euro V and Euro VI. Can often replace special polymers such as PPA, PPS, PA4,6.Typical applications: Charge air cooler Resonators Turbo air ducts Radilon A RV350 HHR 3800 Ner : Heat Ageing in Air 250 200 Tensile Strength at Break (Mpa) 150 170 °C 190 °C 100 200 °C 210 °C 50 0 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 Time (h) Radilon® A RV350 HHR 3800 Ner: Tensile Strength measured at temperature of 170, 190, 200, 210°C. After 2000h at 210°C the tensile strength is still more than 50% of its initial value. 15
  16. 16. Radilon® Heat Resistant Grades OfferRadilon S RV LW, S BMV150 KRadilon A RV LWRadilon A RV HHR, A BMV HHRNext Generation High Temperature Radilon (2012) CUT in contact with air 16
  17. 17. High Flow PA 66&6 forMetal Substitution and higher productivityPA 66 &6 synergy of Chemicals and plastics• Building on specialized know-how in high-flow fibre polymers• High flow PA66 &6 for engineering plastics: Metal substitution: 100 kg of weight saving per "Environmental gain" vehicle -13 g/km CO₂ emission For Higher productivity, reduced energy consumption through shorter moulding cycles and lower processing temperatures 17
  18. 18. High Fill Level PA66 & PA6 for Metal ReplacementNew grade 50% GF PA66 Radilon® A RV500 RW blk339 that offers: Higher stiffness Higher deformation at break Improved welding line resistance Higher impact resistance Stress-Strain Curves Comparison (23°C, DAM, ISO 527) Stress-Strain Curves Comparison (23°C, DAM) ISO 527 300 Double Injection 120 250 100 200Stress (Mpa) 80 Stress (Mpa) 150 Radilon A RV500 RW 339 Blk 60 Radilon A RV500 RW 339 Blk PA66-GF50 PA66-GF50 100 40 50 20 0 0 0,00% 0,50% 1,00% 1,50% 2,00% 2,50% 3,00% 0,00% 0,50% 1,00% 1,50% Strain (%) Strain (%)New grades 50% to 60% GF PA6 Radilon® S URV500L and Radilon® S URV600 L that offer: High stiffness Higher flowability Higher productivity 18
  19. 19. Eco-sustainable PA6.10Radilon® DEco-sustainable PA6.10• obtained from the polycondensation of 1,6 –hexamethylene diamine and 1,10-decanedioic acid (sebacic acid)• bio-based polyamide 6.10 family contains 60% of raw material coming from renewable sourcesEnd uses Fibres /monofil enduses Engineering Plastics end usesPA6.10 for Fibres/monofilamentKey performances Improved mechanical properties High resistance to stain (low polarity) Low moisture absorption Highly bacteriostatic High resilience High resistance to detergents 19
  20. 20. Eco-sustainable PA6.10Radilon® DEco-sustainable PA6.10 Engineering Plastics forInjection Moulding and ExtrusionKey performances Low density lower moisture absorption and high dimensional stability in humid environments improved chemical resistance (including against zinc chloride, glycols and road salt solutions) versus PA6 & PA66 Better thermal resistance than PA11 & PA12 Good mechanical properties 20
  21. 21. Eco-sustainable PA6.10Radilon® D PA6.10: Target Applications • Flexible and semi-flexible air hoses • Fuel quick connectors and lines • Cable ties • Automotive conditioning system pipes • Brake depression pipe • Parts that need improved dimensional stability vs PA6 & PA66 • Parts that need improved resistance to glycols and zinc chloride solutions 21
  22. 22. TopicsRadiciGroup’s ProfilePolyamide Market TrendsMarket challengesSustainability & PerformanceSummary and Conclusions 22
  23. 23. PA 6&66 Performance and Sustainability Sustainability Parameters vs. PerformanceGlobal Energy Requirement (GER) and Mechanical Properties 5,00 GER/Tensile Strength (MJ eq/Mpa) 4,00 3,84 3,28 3,00 2,79 1,93 2,00 1,67 1,54 1,35 1,42 1,00 0,00 PA66 PA6 PP LDPE HDPE PC PETa hiPS Polyamide shows the Best Performance Source: PA6 and PA66: Radici Group 23 Others Polymer: Plastic Europe
  24. 24. PA 6&66 Performance and Sustainability Sustainability Parameters vs. PerformanceGlobal Warming Potential (GWP) Mechanical Properties GWP/Tensile Strength (Kg CO2 eq/Mpa) 0,140 0,120 0,115 0,112 0,103 0,100 0,093 0,087 0,082 0,080 0,060 0,052 0,052 0,040 0,020 0,000 PA66 PA6 PP LDPE HDPE PC PETa hiPS Source: PA6 and PA66: Radici Group 24 Others Polymer: Plastic Europe
  25. 25. PA 6&66 Performance and Sustainability Sustainability Parameters vs. PerformanceGlobal Energy Requirement (GER) and Elastic Modulus GER/Young’s Modulus (MJ eq/Gpa) 200,00 177,66 150,00 100,00 81,78 46,26 41,40 50,08 47,46 47,12 50,00 27,84 0,00 PA66 PA6 PP LDPE HDPE PC PETa hiPS Polyamide shows good Performance Source: PA6 and PA66: Radici Group 25 Others Polymer: Plastic Europe
  26. 26. PA 6&66 Performance and Sustainability Sustainability Parameters vs. PerformanceGlobal Warming Potential (GWP) and Elastic Modulus 6,000 GWP/Young’s Modulus (Kg CO2/Gpa) 5,000 4,778 4,000 3,261 2,978 2,725 3,000 2,058 1,887 2,000 1,345 0,948 1,000 0,000 PA66 PA6 PP LDPE HDPE PC PETa hiPS Source: PA6 and PA66: Radici Group 26 Others Polymer: Plastic Europe
  27. 27. RADICIGROUP AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCEContinuing efforts to reduce environmental impact Source:Radici Group 27
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  29. 29. RadiciGroup – Our Way to Sustainability 29
  30. 30. TopicsRadiciGroup’s ProfilePolyamide Market TrendsMarket challengesSustainability & PerformanceSummary and Conclusions 30
  31. 31. SummaryOpportunities Lightweight, downsizing, reduced CO2 emissions Durability, mechanical performance, easy processing Strong demand growth in polyamide plastics and core fibre end-uses in emerging countriesPolyamide versatile and vast offer wideningits scope Combining best technical features of PA6 & 66, PA6.10 working on polymer, compound, fibres, product design New applications in plastics: high-flow, metal substitution, increased productivity 31
  32. 32. ConclusionsSustainability and performance Good environmental performance in relation to core technical features Recycle into the plastics business: post-industrial a reality, focus on post-consumer PA6.10: from renewable sources excellent performance to tackle most challenging technical applicationSynergy of chemicals, polymers, plastics and fibres Cross fertilization of know-how for new product development RadiciGroup: a Global Expertise in Polyamides 32
  33. 33. Thank You !www.radicigroup.com 33 33

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