Production of Rigid PVC Plastic Pipe, Tube, and Hoses in Europe
The production of Rigid PVC Plastic Pipe, Tube, and Hoses in Europe for the year 2015 was worth €2 billion in value. The top 10 producing countries covered approximately 87% of the production by value. The United Kingdom is the top manufacturer of the Rigid PVC Plastic Pipe, Tube, and Hose in the European region. In terms of percent, the UK covered around 16.8% market share amounting to €341.3 million, followed by Germany with 15.6% market share valued at €317.9 million in 2015.
In the European Union, Rigid PVC Plastic Pipe, Tube, and Hoses are in demand for its applications in various industries. The Rigid PVC plastics pipe and tubing find growing application for private and industrial use including building services installations, drinking water supply systems, irrigation, and water flow management, energy supply, data transmission and special industrial products.
The adoption rate of Rigid PVC Plastic Pipe, Tube, and Hoses are much higher comparatively to the other plastics material owing to its excellent mechanical properties such as high compressive strength, abrasion resistance, tensile bending strength, resistance to biological and chemical substances, and frost resistance.
Key Rigid Plastic Pipe, Tube, and Hose Market Players
The leading producers of Rigid Plastics Pipe, Tube, and Hose are Wavin N.V. (The Netherlands), Aliaxis SA (Belgium), Euro pipe GmbH (Germany), Tessenderlo Group (Belgium), Vacuflex Advanced Hoses GmbH (Germany), ME-TECHNIK GmbH (Germany), Dixon Group Europe Ltd (United Kingdom), Radius Systems Ltd (United Kingdom), and others. In 2015, Wavin N.V. was the largest Plastic Pipe and tubing producer in Europe. The company generated its 35% revenue from the plastic pipe and pavers segments which is nearly €108 Million in 2015.
Market For Rigid PVC Plastic Pipe, Tube, and Hose Market
The market segmentation of plastics pipe in Europe based on end-use is pressure pipes and gravity pipes. The gravity pipes occupy the largest share of the market in Europe in terms of volume and value. Now polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the main material used in gravity pipes. The PVC pipes are demand for sewerage, drainage, guttering, and downpipes.
Key Drivers and Constraints
The major growth drivers for Rigid PVC Plastics Pipe, Tube, and Hose market in Europe are infrastructure development, the rise in construction activities, replacement of aging pipelines made of traditional materials, growing population, and growing urbanization rate. In the future, Rigid PVC Plastics Pipe, Tube, and Hose market will look towards to expand its footprints into European Plastics Market owing to the rising demand in the chemical, wastewater supply, agriculture, and sewage application sector.
The major future opportunities in Europe for Rigid Plastics Pipe, Tube, and Hose market came from the Organic growth in international project business and focused on the emerging market such as Nordic core markets.
In the European Rigid Plastics Pipe, Tube, and Hose Market, economical & environmental changes, and government regulatory issues are the major challenges for this market. Furthur the prices of granules are directly related to oil price and therefore is highly volatile.