Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Nylon 66 granulate (PA 66); production mix, at plant (Location: RER)


Raw data for polymerization and intermediate products are collected by several producers in Europe; the average is calculated by the consultant based on the production capacity of the companies. The LCI result is calculated with background data from the Boustead database.

Synonyms: Polyamide 66

Technical Purpose: About two thirds of the nylon produced in Europe is used for fibres (textiles, carpets, etc.) while most of the remainder is used in injection moulded components (automotive parts, consumer goods, etc.) Other smaller uses are films and filaments. Nylon 66 is often selected for use because of its combination of toughness, stiffness, high melting point and chemical resistance. It is a relatively easy polymer to modify, so the range of different nylon resins available is wider than for most other polymers. Typical modifiers are flame retardants to reduce flammability, rubber to improve impact resistance and glass or minerals to improve stiffness and dimensional ...

Simone Fazio
David Pennington
How to cite
Fazio, Simone; Pennington, David (1996):  Nylon 66 granulate (PA 66); production mix, at plant (Location: RER). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 1996-01-01
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Geographic area Europe
Temporal coverage

From: 1996-01-01 – To: 2006-01-01

Update frequency irregular
Language English
Data theme(s) Environment; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE; 52 ENVIRONMENT

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