POLYAMIDE 6 & 66  Performance & Sustainability         Opportunities                      Marco AgostiCorporate Raw Materi...
TopicsRadiciGroup’s ProfileGlobal Polyamide OverviewPolyamide PerformanceSustainability & PerformanceIssues and Opportunit...
RADICIGROUP: Our Vision & Mission                                    3
RADICIGROUP: Our Numbers in 2010       Consolidated          Sales       Millions of € 1.165        Personnel 3500        ...
RADICIGROUP Worldwide                        5
RadiciGroup Nylon 66 Chain                             6
RadiciGroup Nylon 6 Chain                            7
RadiciGroup – Our Way to      Sustainability                           8
TopicsRadiciGroup’s ProfileGlobal Polyamide OverviewPolyamide PerformanceSustainability & PerformanceIssues and Opportunit...
Nylon 6 & 66 Global Demand Overview                                                                      Annual Average Gr...
PA Fibres: Demand Trends                                                              Annual Average Growth               ...
Polyamide 6&66 Fibres by Region                                      Polyamide Fibre Demand                               ...
PA 6&66 in Plastics by Region               Polyamide Demand in Plastics Incl. Film                            Thousands o...
TopicsRadiciGroup’s ProfileGlobal Polyamide OverviewPolyamide PerformanceSustainability & PerformanceIssues and Opportunit...
PA 6&66 Performance in Fibres                         IndustrialApplications                Yarn      In everyrequiring:  ...
PA 6&66 in Fibres        Issues & Opportunities                Raw Material         Competition with   CRITICAL           ...
PA 6&66 Performance in Plastics              A versatile and Cost – Effective                    Engineering Plastic      ...
PA6 & 66 in Plastics       Issues and Opportunities             Competition by different polymers (mainly for PA6) CRITICA...
TopicsRadiciGroup’s ProfileGlobal Polyamide OverviewPolyamide PerformanceSustainability & PerformanceIssues and Opportunit...
PA 6&66 Performance and Sustainability    Sustainability Parameters vs. PerformanceGlobal Energy Requirement (GER) and Mec...
PA 6&66 Performance and Sustainability    Sustainability Parameters vs. PerformanceGlobal Warming Potential (GWP) Mechanic...
PA 6&66 Performance and Sustainability  Sustainability Parameters vs. PerformanceGlobal Energy Requirement (GER) and Elast...
PA 6&66 Performance and Sustainability   Sustainability Parameters vs. PerformanceGlobal Warming Potential (GWP) and Elast...
RADICIGROUP AND         ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCEContinuing efforts to reduce environmental impact Source:Radici Group    ...
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Issues and OpportunitiesContinued growth of Demand in Plastics.  Trend to lightweighting and engine downsizing  Strong gro...
ConclusionsSustainability in PA6 & 66:  Need to clarify industry stance and efforts  Opportunities based on combination of...
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RadiciGroup at 9th China International Polyamide & Intermediates Forum - 1-2 December 2011

  1. 1. POLYAMIDE 6 & 66 Performance & Sustainability Opportunities Marco AgostiCorporate Raw Materials Procurement Manager– RadiciGroup 9th China International Polyamide & Intermediates Forum Shangai, 1-2 December 2011 1
  2. 2. TopicsRadiciGroup’s ProfileGlobal Polyamide OverviewPolyamide PerformanceSustainability & PerformanceIssues and OpportunitiesConclusions 2
  3. 3. RADICIGROUP: Our Vision & Mission 3
  4. 4. RADICIGROUP: Our Numbers in 2010 Consolidated Sales Millions of € 1.165 Personnel 3500 4
  5. 5. RADICIGROUP Worldwide 5
  6. 6. RadiciGroup Nylon 66 Chain 6
  7. 7. RadiciGroup Nylon 6 Chain 7
  8. 8. RadiciGroup – Our Way to Sustainability 8
  9. 9. TopicsRadiciGroup’s ProfileGlobal Polyamide OverviewPolyamide PerformanceSustainability & PerformanceIssues and OpportunitiesConclusions 9
  10. 10. Nylon 6 & 66 Global Demand Overview Annual Average Growth 2010/2000 2015/2010 PA66 FIBRES -3.2% 2.5% PA66 PLASTICS 3.1% 5.1% PA6 FIBRES 0.1% 1.9% PA6 PLASTICS 4.8% 5.3% PA FIBRES -1.1% 2.1% PA PLASTICS 4.1% 5.2% PA6 PLASTICS PA66 PLASTICS PA6 FIBRES PA66 FIBRES - 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 2015 2,354 1,381 2,770 1,274 7,779000 Metric Tonnes 2010 1,818 1,079 2,527 1,125 6,548 2009 1,504 872 2,317 948 5,641 2008 1,619 1,043 2,235 1,188 6,086 Source: PCI 10
  11. 11. PA Fibres: Demand Trends Annual Average Growth 2000/10 2010/15 PATextile Filament -0.7% 2.9% PA Carpet Filament -3.0% 1.9% PA Staple Fibre -11.2% -7.8% PA Industrial Filament 3.1% 2.1% TOTAL PA FIBRES -1.1% 2.1% 4.5 4.06 4.04 4.0 3.65 3.42 3.5 3.26 (MIO of Metric Tonnes) 3.0 PA Industrial Filament 2.5 PA Staple Fibre 2.0 PA Carpet Filament 1.5 PATextile Filament 1.0 0.5 0.0 2000 2008 2009 2010 2015 Source: PCI 11
  12. 12. Polyamide 6&66 Fibres by Region Polyamide Fibre Demand Thousands of Metric Tonnes1000 900 3000 800 700 2500 600 800 2000 500 700 400 600 1500 300 200 500 1000 100 400 0 300 500 2008 2009 2010 2015 200 PA6 PA66 0 100 2008 2009 2010 2015 0 2008 2009 2010 2015 PA6 PA66 PA6 PA66 12 Source: RadiciGroup on PCI
  13. 13. PA 6&66 in Plastics by Region Polyamide Demand in Plastics Incl. Film Thousands of Metric Tonnes 1800 1600 1400800 1200700 1000600 1200 800500 1100 1000 600400 900 400300 800 200 700200 600 0100 500 2008 2009 2010 2015 400 0 PA6 PA66 300 2008 2009 2010 2015 200 PA6 PA66 100 0 2008 2009 2010 2015 PA6 PA66 13 Source: RadiciGroup on PCI
  14. 14. TopicsRadiciGroup’s ProfileGlobal Polyamide OverviewPolyamide PerformanceSustainability & PerformanceIssues and OpportunitiesConclusions 14
  15. 15. PA 6&66 Performance in Fibres IndustrialApplications Yarn In everyrequiring: Carpet application:• Technical advantages • Complexity• Comfort, Functional, Aesthetic benefits • Cost – Expensive Textile FilamentAn Example: PA6 & PA66 in APPARELPA66: highest share in HOSIERY (Intimate Apparel)PA6: highest share in WARP KNIT (Weaving/Circular Knit)Market Complexity differences in PA6/66 share betweenareas due to:• end use• history• competition strength 15
  16. 16. PA 6&66 in Fibres Issues & Opportunities Raw Material Competition with CRITICAL Polyester in ISSUES High Price commodity end uses CARPET More Hard Flooring Worldwide Trend Industrial Yarn: growth in Tyres, AirbagsOPPORTUNITIES Freshness: Thermal Regulation Textile Filament: Warm Retention Trend Toward Comfort: Functional Fabrics Lightweight, stretch, Easy dye Strength Durability Functional Approach to New Product/Application Development 16
  17. 17. PA 6&66 Performance in Plastics A versatile and Cost – Effective Engineering Plastic Film In everyApplications application: Extrusion &Requiring: Inj. Moulding • Mechanical• Versatility Automotive Performance• Cost-effective • Resistance E&E • Easy to Process ApplicationsExamples:PA6 in FILM: Excellent combination of mechanical, optical and barrier propertiesPA6 in Engineering Plastics: good mechanical performance,resistance to vibration, Surface Appearance, lower production costsPA66 in Demanding High Temperature Applications:Higher temperature resistance and dimensional stability due to 17higher melting point
  18. 18. PA6 & 66 in Plastics Issues and Opportunities Competition by different polymers (mainly for PA6) CRITICAL • PP e PBT mainly for pricing ISSUES OPPORTUNITIESGrowth in Automotive: LightweightingMetal Substitution in North America and emerging countriesNew Applications developmentEmerging Economies (Asian): to foster PA growth in• Electrical, Electronic and Industrial ApplicationsOpportunity to GAIN MARKET SHARE from more specialist polymersThrough performance improvementRecycling: the recyclate plastics maintainsgood mechanical performance, good”mouldability” 18Recycled content could be up to 100%
  19. 19. TopicsRadiciGroup’s ProfileGlobal Polyamide OverviewPolyamide PerformanceSustainability & PerformanceIssues and OpportunitiesConclusions 19
  20. 20. 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 20 Others Polymer: Plastic Europe
  21. 21. 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 Some Criticality for PA Source: PA6 and PA66: Radici Group 21 Others Polymer: Plastic Europe
  22. 22. PA 6&66 Performance and Sustainability Sustainability Parameters vs. PerformanceGlobal Energy Requirement (GER) and Elastic/Tenacity Properties 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 22 Others Polymer: Plastic Europe
  23. 23. PA 6&66 Performance and Sustainability Sustainability Parameters vs. PerformanceGlobal Warming Potential (GWP) and Elastic/Tenacity Properties 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 Some Criticality for PA Source: PA6 and PA66: Radici Group 23 Others Polymer: Plastic Europe
  24. 24. RADICIGROUP AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCEContinuing efforts to reduce environmental impact Source:Radici Group 24
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  26. 26. Issues and OpportunitiesContinued growth of Demand in Plastics. Trend to lightweighting and engine downsizing Strong growth in Asia and emerging countries New applications development to support trendFibres opportunities Strong growth in technical yarns Positive trend of demand in nylon core end uses of Textile filamentin both Western developed and emerging countriesRaw material pricing: an issue in commodity fibre business (competition with polyester) and specific plastics applications (competition of PP)Sustainability Environmental performance in relation to functionality deployed 26 Recycling into the plastics business
  27. 27. ConclusionsSustainability in PA6 & 66: Need to clarify industry stance and efforts Opportunities based on combination of PA6 &66 technical features versus environmental performance TO CATCH THESE OPPORTUNITIESHigher degree of cooperation along the global polyamide chain from chemical & polymer producers, to compounders/moulders to spinners-textile/apparel customers IS NEEDEDto enhance technology/product innovation and application development to support the new challenges 27
  28. 28. Thank You !www.radicigroup.com 28 28

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