Adiponitrile Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Adiponitrile Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Nylon Synthesis, Electrolyte Solution), By End Use (Automotive, Electricals & Electronics), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Published Date: Jan, 2020
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2018
  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-870-1
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2017
  • Number of Pages: 90

Report Overview

The global adiponitrile market was estimated at USD 8.5 billion in 2018 and is expected to expand at a revenue-based CAGR of 4.9% from 2019 to 2025. Increasing the use of adiponitrile in the manufacturing of Hexamethylenediamine (HMDA) to produce polyamide 6,6 (Nylon 6,6) resin is anticipated to fuel the market growth.

U.S. adiponitrile market size

Polyamide 6,6 resin is used in the manufacturing of exterior and interior automotive components to reduce weight of the vehicle and optimize fuel efficiency. In addition, the use of polyamide 6,6 in the manufacturing of high-performance apparel is expected to positively affect the market. Moreover, increasing adoption of the adiponitrile in the formulation of battery electrolytes is expected to fuel the industry growth in the coming years.

Butadiene and acrylonitrile are the key raw materials used in the manufacturing of adiponitrile. These materials are petroleum fractions procured from refineries. The process of hydrocyanation of butadiene requires external heating using natural gas. Hence, the cost of manufacturing and efficiency of the process is affected by price fluctuation and effective use of natural gas. Whereas, in electrodimerization process of acrylonitrile, price of raw material has an extreme effect on manufacturing cost more than other considerable factors. The choice of raw material by adiponitrile manufacturing companies depend upon factors such as availability and cost of raw material.

The direct application of adiponitrile is in the manufacturing of HMDA and as an additive in an electrolyte solution. HMDA is used in manufacturing of nylon resin and fiber and hexamethylene diisocyanate. The latter is used in formulation of enamel coatings and as a polymerizing agent in production of polyurethane paints and coatings.

Automotive parts manufacturing was the largest end-use segment, accounting for more than 40% of global adiponitrile market volume in 2018, followed by textile manufacturing. Beneficial properties of nylon 6,6 such as lightweight, high strength, and excellent heat resistance are likely to facilitate the replacement of traditional materials such as aluminum in automotive manufacturing and synthetic yarn like polyester in the textile industry.

Adiponitrile is also used in lithium-ion batteries, enamels, and paints and coatings. In lithium-ion batteries, it is used as an additive to the electrolyte in a very small percentage of up to 1% by weight of the electrolyte. The product aids in battery power retention and helps improve overall performance.

Application Insights

In the U.S. adiponitrile market, Nylon 6,6 accounted for a volume share of 86.6% in 2018. Adiponitrile is used in the production of hexamethylenediamine, which is used as a feedstock for production of nylon 6,6. Manufacturers all over the world use hexamethylenediamine and adipic acid in a 1:1 ratio to produce nylon 6,6 resin. This polymer has been witnessing a rise in the demand from automotive, textile, and rubber manufacturing sectors.

Hexamethylene Diisocyantes (HDI) are manufactured by phosgenation of hexamethylenediamine. The product is used as an additive in paints, coatings, adhesives, and enamels to improve the properties of the end products. Role of HDI in the manufacturing of coatings is significant as it helps improve the affinity of coat to stick with surface of the material. It also helps to improve moisture resistance, anti-scaling, and anti-corrosion properties of the material.

Adiponitrile is used as an additive in electrolyte of lithium-ion batteries. The addition of the product into electrolyte increases the battery power retention by more than 10% in every cycle. It suppresses the oxidative decomposition of electrolyte and stabilizes the interfacial impedance. In addition, adiponitrile increases battery performance when used as an additive in high voltage electrolytes. Increasing adoption of electric vehicles coupled with rising demand for lithium-ion batteries is anticipated to propel the use of adiponitrile in an electrolyte solution. The segment is anticipated to witness the highest growth rate of 6.3% in terms of revenue from 2019 to 2025.

End-use Insights

Polyamide 6,6 is used in more than 75 automotive applications which includes manufacturing of radiator tanks, engine covers, pedal boxes, and a variety of other components. Previously, many of these parts were made of metals, such as aluminum and iron however, the use of metal components resulted in high weight of vehicle and thus affected its performance and fuel efficiency.

Polyamide 6,6 has superior properties such as heat resistance, stiffness, lightweight, resistance to hydrocarbons, better creep resistance, lubricity, and wear resistance. Thus, it is widely used to manufacture automotive components and accounted for 41.5% of the total volume consumption across the globe in 2018.

Global adiponitrile market share

Nylon 6,6 fibers are extensively used in industrial yarn production as well as floor coverings globally. It has replaced other traditional cotton and other polymer yarns such as polyester in textiles, tire cords, and other applications. Companies such as DuPont de Nemours, Inc. and Ascend Performance Materials are crucial players in nylon 6,6 fabric manufacturing industry and have strong market presence across North America and Europe. Consumption of adiponitrile in textile industry is anticipated to witness a CAGR of 3.3%, in terms of volume, from 2019 to 2025.

Application as chemical intermediate includes the use of hydrogenated adiponitrile as curing agents in epoxy resins and elastomers. Curing agents are used for cross-linking of polymer chains for hardening and toughening of polymer material. Hexamethylenediamine along with carbon dioxide is used in the manufacturing of chemical agent hexamethylenediamine carbamate which is used as a processing aid in the manufacturing of elastomers.

Regional Insights

North America is the largest manufacturer and held a market share of 37.0%, in terms of volume in 2018.U.S. is the largest manufacturer of adiponitrile with the presence of major manufacturers such as Invista and Ascend Performance Chemicals contributing for more than one-third of global production. Also, the region has highest consumption of the product which mainly goes in manufacturing of nylon 6,6 for its application in automotive parts manufacturing and textile.

Fiat-Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors are the major players dominating automotive manufacturing sector of North America. Major players in the electric vehicle manufacturing sector such as Tesla, Ford, and Chevrolet are anticipated to gain significant market share over the forthcoming period. As an effect of it, North America region is expected to maintain its position as a major producer and consumer of the product in near future. The region is followed by Asia Pacific and Europe in terms of consumption of the product.

Kishida Chemicals is the major adiponitrile manufacturer in Asia Pacific catering to the domestic and regional demand for the product. Asia Pacific has witnessed increasing consumption of adiponitrile in automotive parts manufacturing owing to presence of numerous OEM manufacturers across the region. Leading global players have been shifting their production bases to developing countries such as India and China in order to reduce production costs and cater the market effectively.

Automotive market in Europe is well developed and lead by innovation and advanced technology. Countries such as Germany and the U.K. have a high consumption of nylon 6,6 in manufacturing of various parts such as airbags, tires, and engine covers. The use of Polyamide 6,6 based carpets and apparel are also gaining popularity owing to high durability, excellent appearance, and high moisture resistance. Rising electric vehicle manufacturing in the regions is expected to increase consumption of adiponitrile in battery manufacturing applications with a CAGR of 6.3% in terms of revenue over the forthcoming years.

Adiponitrile Market Share Insights

Demand for adiponitrile is largely dependent on the requirement of hexamethylenediamine for manufacturing of nylon 6,6 fibers and resins. As an effect of it, majority of adiponitrile manufacturers are integrated across different stages of the value chain. For instance, Invista has integrated its manufacturing facility to produce adiponitrile, hexamethylenediamine, and nylon 6,6 fiber and resin to cater to various end-use industries. Moreover, Ascend Performance Materials has high internal consumption of the product to produce HMDA as a raw material for numerous Polyamide 6,6 manufacturers across the region.

China has exhibited high demand for adiponitrile, catering the end-use industries by importing the product from countries such as the U.S. and France. It is one of the major consumers of Nylon 6,6 globally with its consumption majorly into automotive manufacturing and textile. One of the leading adiponitrile manufacturers, Invista made new investment into the country in 2018 to build a 4,00,00 ton adiponitrile manufacturing facility in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Market representation

Volume in Kilotons, Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2018 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Saudi Arabia

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Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts volume and revenue growth at the global, regional, and country-level and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global adiponitrile market report on the basis of application, end use, and region:

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Nylon synthesis

    • HDI

    • Electrolyte Solution

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Chemical Intermediate

    • Automotive

    • Electrical and Electronics

    • Textile

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • France

      • The U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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