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Industrial pipe systems in Europe

Industrial pipe systems in Europe

Date of Publication: 2006

Overview:  The industrial pipe market offers a huge range of challenges and opportunities, the extent of which are largely unappreciated by the vast majority of pipe producers. This new report from AMI will screen, characterise and evaluate each opportunity so that clients can identify those most appropriate to their own business and develop a strategy to yield the most effective return.

For most industrial applications, steel pipes have always been the traditional “default” choice, with the main decision revolving around which grade of steel is appropriate to the task. It is often the case that the combination of heat and pressure does preclude the use of plastics but equally there are other applications for which stainless steel pipes are over-specified and – in some cases – not really suitable at all. AMI’s new study will provide a clear “route map” into the key areas of opportunity as well as – equally importantly – eliminating those applications which are unrealistic targets.


The report is presented in a single volume consisting of an Executive Summary, a series of 7 industry sector reviews analysing and 8 materials reviews. 

The Industry Sector Reviews cover:

  • Chemical Processing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Food & Beverage
  • Semi-Conductors
  • Power Generation – coal, gas, oil, nuclear, renewables
  • Extractive Industries – coal, bauxite, copper, silver, zinc, lead etc.

Each of these is structured as follows:

  • Industry Background – size, sub-segments, industry trends, major players, country concentrations
  • Pipe Systems – description of the production processes, the areas requiring pipe systems, the technical performance requirements and the materials currently used.
  • Specification Chain – the route to market, the concentration/fragmentation of the customer base and the key influences over pipe materials choice.
  • Opportunities – Applications – identifying the major applications for which plastics have the potential to achieve further substitution gains at the expense of stainless steel.
  • Opportunities – Geographic – identifying those countries in which these key potential applications are concentrated.

The Materials reviews cover:

  • Steel
  • PVC
  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Chlorinated PVC (PVCc)
  • ABS
  • PVdF
  • Other Materials (ECTFE, PEX, Polybutylene)

Each of these is structured as follows:

  • Introduction - major characteristics, industrial grades, cost profile, industry/application summary.
  • Material Strengths & Weaknesses.
  • Applications – current and potential uses.
  • Market Size – tonnage estimates for 21 countries years 2000, 2005 and 2010.
  • Supply Chain:
    • industrial pipe systems specialists, with product ranges and tonnage estimates;
    • other suppliers selling into industrial applications, with tonnage estimates;
    • raw materials suppliers, with industrial pipe grades. 

There are no separate Country Reports.  However, extensive country specific information is included within the Industry Sector Reviews and the market data for each material is segmented by country as follows:

  • Germany             
  • France  
  • United Kingdom              
  • Italy
  • Spain    
  • Netherlands       
  • Poland 
  • Hungary             
  • Czech Rep.         
  • Slovakia              
  • Russia   
  • Ukraine
  • Belgium               
  • Austria
  • Switzerland       
  • Ireland
  • Portugal
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Norway
 

Product Scope:
Pipes for industrial applications from the following materials: PVC, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PEX, Polybutylene, Multi-Layer Pipes, Chlorinated PVC, ABS, PVdF, PTFE, GRP, Ductile Iron.

Market scope: 
Chemical Processing, Pulp & Paper, Pharmaceuticals, Semi-Conductors, Food & Beverage, Power Generation, Extractive Industries, Metal Refining

Geographic scope: 
Major markets: Germany, France, Italy, UK, Spain, The Netherlands. Central Europe: Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic. Eastern Europe: Russia, Ukraine. Minor markets: Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Portugal, Scandinavia: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway.

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Subscribers will receive two printed copies and one PDF copy of the report as a single user license.

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