Plastic pipe becoming more popular in Europe

EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS

Published: January 28, 2014 10:45 am ET
Updated: January 28, 2014 11:16 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Europe, Construction, Plumbing, Pipe/Profile/Tubing

Consulting group Ceresana Research said plastics pipe is becoming more popular, in comparison with other materials such as aluminum, concrete, cast iron, copper and steel, thanks to their low weight, resistance to corrosive effects and chemicals and ease in handling and installation.

Ceresana expects plastic pipe sales in Europe to increase to 12.7 billion euros ($17.3 billion) in 2020, at an annual growth rate of 2.7 percent.

The group noted that polypropylene and polyethylene pipes are still in the process of challenging the dominance of PVC-pipes in potable water supply, but they are already playing a notable part in both gas supply and in industrial applications.

Ceresana said higher-perfomance polymers, such as polybutylene, nylon and ABS, are likely to become more widespread.

The largest European market for plastic pipes is Germany, which accounted for 13.5 percent of total European consumption in 2012. Russia ranked second, followed by Turkey, France, and Italy.


Comments

Plastic pipe becoming more popular in Europe

EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS

Published: January 28, 2014 10:45 am ET
Updated: January 28, 2014 11:16 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Residential construction set for steady growth

July 31, 2014 10:27 am ET

After a sluggish start to the year, activity levels in the residential construction sector gained momentum in the second quarter of this year. The...    More

Image

Pressure is on to replace aging gas pipes

July 30, 2014 2:47 pm ET

Polyethylene is the plastic replacement material of choice for modernizing the natural gas distribution system — so much so some are concerned...    More

Image

Sainsbury, Schoeller Allibert to recycle food handling crates

July 30, 2014 1:37 pm ET

British retail group Sainsbury's has contracted Dutch recycler Schoeller Allibert BV to reprocess all of its old food crates back into food-grade...    More

Image

Styrolution will open new production late 2014

July 30, 2014 12:54 pm ET

Germany-based styrenic materials group, Styrolution, has announced it is expanding its facility in Ludwigshafen, Germany.    More

Image

Vinyl siding's lead slips, but industry pushing back

July 29, 2014 2:04 pm ET

Vinyl siding continues to be the top cladding choice for home builders and remodelers but fiber cement is gaining ground — at an alarming rate t...    More

Market Reports

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

Learn more

2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

Learn more

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events