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Plastic Pipes - Global Strategic Business Report

  • Published: March 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 601 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Plastic Pipes in Million Meters by the following Product Segments: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipes, Polyethylene (PE) Pipes, Polypropylene (PP) Pipes, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 455 companies including many key and niche players such as A.G. Petzetakis S.A., Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., Amanco, C.I. Kasei Company Limited, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, EgePlast A.S, Finolex Industries Ltd., Foshan Rifeng Enterprise Co., Ltd., IPEX, Inc., JM Eagle Company, Inc., KWH Pipe Ltd., Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc., National Pipe and Plastics Inc., North American Pipe Corporation, Pipelife International GmbH, Plastika AS, Polypipe Plc, Royal Pipe Systems, Sekisui Chemical Company Ltd., Shin-Etsu Polymer Co Ltd., Tessenderlo Group, Thai Pipe Industry Co Ltd., Tigre SA Tubos e Conexoes, Uponor Corp., and Wavin N.V.

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PLASTIC PIPES

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-3
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipes I-4
Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) Pipes I-4
Polyethylene (PE) Pipes I-4
PEX (Cross-linked Polyethylene) I-4
Polypropylene (PP) Pipes I-4
Others I-4

II. Executive Summary

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Outlook II-1
Recession Pulls Down Plastic Pipes Market II-1
Major Factors Increasing Demand II-1

2. MARKET TRENDS & ISSUES II-2
Use of Plastic Pipes in Water and Wastewater Applications on Rise II-2
Rehabilitation - A Growing Market for Plastic Pipes II-2
New Products to Flood Pipes Market II-2
Mergers & Acquisitions: Exploiting New Market Dimensions II-3
Coiled Polyethylene Pipe: Rule Telecommunications Industry II-3
Price Factor II-3
Plastics Replace Traditional Materials II-3
BlueBrute and Cellular PVC: Better Grades of PVC Pipes II-4

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-5
General Classification of Pipes II-5
Metal Pipes - Aluminum, Cast Iron and Steel Pipes II-5
Clay and Concrete Pipes II-5
Plastics - A Brief Overview II-5
Plastic Pipes Market II-6
Plastic Pipe: Innovation in Underground Utility Infrastructure II-6
Features of Plastic Pipes II-6
Common Applications of Plastic Piping Systems II-7
Sizing and Marking of Plastic Pipes II-7
Basic Classification of Plastic Pipes II-8
Types of Plastic Pipe II-8
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) II-8
Introduction II-8
Advantages of PVC II-8
HDD Installation of PVC Pipes II-9
PVC Pipes: A Practical Solution for Trenchless Construction II-9
AWWA C900 PVC Pipe II-9
Fusible PVC Pipe II-9
Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) II-10
Standards and Code Compliance II-10
Polyethylene (PE) II-11
HDPE Pipes II-12
End-Use Applications of PE Pipes II-12
Polyethylene Corrugated Pipes II-13
Polyethylene Marine Pipelines II-13
PEX (Cross-Linked Polyethylene) II-13
PE-X Pipes II-14
Static Electricity Generation - A Major Drawback for PE Pipes II-14
PVC & PE Pipes: A Comparative Study II-15
Similarities Between PVC & PE Pipes II-15
Dissimilarities Between PVC & PE Pipes II-15
PVC & PE Pipes: Variation in Connecting Methods II-16
Connection Methods Used for PE Pipes II-16
Connection Methods Used for PVC Pipes II-16
Advantages of Using Gasketed Joint PVC Pipes II-17
Polypropylene (PP) II-17
Others II-17
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) II-17
Polybutylene (PB) II-18
Metal Plastic Composite Pipes II-18
PEX-AL-PEX II-18
Molecularly Oriented PVC Pipe II-18
Regulatory Environment II-19

4. END-USE APPLICATIONS II-20
Water Supply/Distribution/Irrigation II-20
Drainage Waste and Vent Applications II-20
Oil/Natural Gas Transportation II-20
Conduit Applications II-20

5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-21
PolyMirae Introduces Natural Nucleated Grade Polypropylene
Random Copolymer (PP-R) II-21
IPEX Introduces Bionax™ PVCO Pressure Pipes II-21
Pipelife Launches “Super Robust Pipe” Pressure Pipes in the
Czech Republic II-21
Pipelife Austria Launches “Aqualine RC” PE Pipes System II-22
Harvel Launches HydroKing® Commercial Series of Plumbing Pipes II-22
JM Eagle Launches Eagle Corr PE Pipes II-22
IPEX Unveils New Large Diameter PVC Profile Pipe, Ultra-X2 II-23
Pipelife Sweden Launches Two New Products II-23
Pipelife Hungary Introduces New Geo-Textile Enveloped Pipes II-24
Dow Introduces DOWLEX™ PE-RT Resins in the Middle East II-24
Advanced Drainage Systems to Introduce N-12 HP Triple- Wall
Corrugated PP Pipes II-24

6. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS IN THE RECENT PAST -
A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-25
IPEX Introduces AquaRise Solution II-25
Rifeng Introduces Pure PE-RT Pipes II-25
ADS, Inc. Launches SaniTite® Sanitary Sewer Pipe II-25
ADS Inc Unveils N-12® Low Head Pipe II-25
J-M Manufacturing Introduces New Technological Innovation in
Joint Restrains II-25
DelStar Technologies Augments PEEK® Coretec™ Plastic Tubing
and Pipes II-26
Harvel Unveils HydroKing CPVC Plumbing Pipe II-26
CPI Introduces Industry-First PEX Icemaker Tubing II-26
NewAge Industries Offers Clear-40® PVC pipe II-26
IPEX Introduces World's First Uncoated PVC DWV Piping System II-26
Showa Denko Develops Drainage Pipes with Used Plastic Bottles II-27
Al Dhafra Unveils Innovative Pipe Range II-27
Egeplast Develops Largest PVC Sewer Pipes II-27
IPEX Launches PVC Pipe Viper™ II-27

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-28
North American Pipe Shuts Springfield Facility II-28
Infiltrator Takes Over Blue Diamond Corrugated II-28
Pipelife Snaps Up Westpipe AB II-28
Radius Enters Into a Joint Venture with Senaat Group for
Producing Plastic Pipes II-29
Shurtan Gas and Chemical Inaugurates Pipe Production Facility
in Navoi Fiez II-29
CSA International Appoints Jana Laboratories as Authorized
Testing Facility for Plastic Pipe, Assemblies and Fittings II-29
Jain Irrigation to Expand Presence in India II-30
Dat Hoa Plastic Inaugurates Plastic Facility in Binh Duong II-30
Sakai Group Sets Up Plastic Additive Facility in Binh Duong II-30
Mexichem Acquires Tubos and Divests Mexalit II-30
KPS Announces Launch of First Plastic Pipe System for LPG Fuel
Market II-30
Tigre to Form Joint Venture with Advanced Drainage Systems II-31
Onninen Oy to Launch Plastic Pipe Facility in Russia II-31
ETE Group and GRUPO TABALSA INVERSION Form Joint-Venture Company II-31
North American Pipe Takes Over Janesville Plants Assets II-31
Silver-Line Plastics Purchases Freedom Plastics Florida Assets II-32
LID and KWH Pipe Technology Sign Franchising Agreement II-32
Mitsubishi Purchases Thomas & Betts PVC Conduit Business II-32
Rocla Buys Caliber Australias Business II-32
Spears Manufacturing Takes Over Coastline Plastics Assets II-32
3i to Provide Support for Uponors Ireland and UK
Infrastructure Business Management Buy-out II-33
HTI High Tech Industries Acquires Theysohn Group II-33
Mexichem SAB Purchases Stake in Plastubos II-33
New Zealand Investment Holdings Receives Clearance for
Acquiring RX Plastics II-33
Sekisui Chemicals and Sumitomo to Enter Into JV with ZAO
Vodokanalstroy II-33
JM Eagle and H20 Africa Foundation Enter Into Partnership II-34
North American Pipe Commences Supply from Calvert City
Manufacturing Unit II-34
UIEP Purchases Stake in Chevalier Pipe Technologies II-34
UIEP Sets Up SEKISUI CPT ASIA for Pipeline Rehabilitation
Business II-34
Underground Solutions and IPEX Sign Agreement II-34
Pipelife Germany Snaps Up Funkes Drainage Pipes Production Range II-35
Pipelife Commences Production of PVC Foam Sewer Pipes in Russia II-35
Pavco Announces Investment Plans for Expanding Biaxial Plant
Capacity II-35
Mitsubishi Takes Over PVC Pipe and Conduit Business from
Lamson & Sessions II-35
Thomas & Betts to Divest Pipe Business II-35
Pipelife International Takes Over Instaplast Praha II-36
Frontline Strategy Acquires Stake in Shriram SEPL Composites
Pvt Ltd II-36
Chimiplast Inaugurates Plastic Pipe Production Facility in
Bulgaria II-36
Mexichem Announces Investment of US$56 Million for PVC Expansion II-36
Kirti Industries to Establish PVC Pipes Unit II-36
North American Pipe To Upgrade Arizona PVC Pipe Facility II-36
Hoa Sen Group Commences Phase 2 Construction of its Pipe Factory II-37

8. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-38
Aristovolos to Divest Kavala's Shares II-38
Wavin Acquires Pilsa II-38
North American Pipe to Open New PVC Pipe Facility II-38
Pipelife Expands Production Capacity of C900 II-38
Borsodchem Extends Agreement with NJT-2000 II-38
Georg Fisher Corp Acquires Central Plastics II-39
Sekisui Establishes New Plant in Taiwan II-39
Mexichem Acquires Amanco II-39
Pipelife Takes Over Quality Plastics II-39
Pipelife's Russian Plant Commences Production II-39
ADS Inaugurates New HDPE Pipe Manufacturing Facility II-40
NPP to Expand Manufacturing Facility II-40
J-M Manufacturing Merges with PW Eagle II-40
Polypipe Group in Share Buy Back Deal II-40
Mexichem Acquires Petco II-40
Viking Creates New Business Division to Include CPVC Fire
Sprinkler Pipe II-40
Jain Irrigation Systems Acquires Chapin Watermatics Inc II-41
Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Co Acquires Standard Pipe Co II-41
NIBCO Acquires CPI Assets II-41
Acquisition of Onda-Lay Pipe & Rental Inc by Ferguson Enterprises II-41
Wavin Inks MOU with Petzetakis to Buy Plastic Pipe Operations
in Greece II-42
Egeplast Acquires HexelOne™ Reinforced Plastic Pipe Technology II-42
Chemplast Sanmar Acquires PVC Pipe Businesses in India II-42
Troyard Group Divests Plastic Pipe Business II-42
Greek Petzetakis Inks Supply Contract with Marine Products
International II-42
J-M Manufacturing to Expand Polyethylene Pipe Product Lines II-43
PolyPipe® Establishes New HDPE pipe Production Facility II-43
ADS Establishes New Production Facility II-43
TTCM China Bags Major Contract for Plastic Pipes II-43
Chinese Company to Establish Plastic Pipe Facility in
Leningrad Region II-43
Duraline Expands Plastic Pipe Production Capacity II-43

9. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-44
A.G. Petzetakis S.A. (Greece) II-44
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (USA) II-44
Amanco (Brazil) II-44
C.I. Kasei Company Limited (Japan) II-44
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (USA) II-45
EgePlast A. S (Turkey) II-45
Finolex Industries Ltd (India) II-46
Foshan Rifeng Enterprise Co Ltd (China) II-46
IPEX Inc (Canada) II-46
JM Eagle Company, Inc. (USA) II-47
KWH Pipe Ltd (Finland) II-47
Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc. (Japan) II-47
National Pipe and Plastics, Inc. (USA) II-47
North American Pipe Corporation (USA) II-48
Pipelife International GmbH (Austria) II-48
Plastika AS (Slovakia) II-48
Polypipe Plc (UK) II-48
Royal Pipe Systems (CANADA) II-49
Sekisui Chemical Company Ltd (Japan) II-49
Shin-Etsu Polymer Co Ltd (Japan) II-49
Tessenderlo Group (Belgium) II-50
Thai Pipe Industry Co Ltd (Thailand) II-50
Tigre SA Tubos e Conexoes (Brazil) II-50
Uponor Corp (Finland) II-50
Wavin N.V. (The Netherlands) II-51

10. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-52
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Plastic Pipes by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Meters for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 2: World Historic Review for Plastic Pipes by Geographic
Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Meters for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 3: World 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Pipes by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for PVC
Pipes by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Meters for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 5: World Historic Review for PVC Pipes by Geographic
Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Meters for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 6: World 15-Year Perspective for PVC Pipes by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for PE
Pipes by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Meters for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 8: World Historic Review for PE Pipes by Geographic
Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Meters for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 9: World 15-Year Perspective for PE Pipes by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for PP
Pipes by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Meters for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 11: World Historic Review for PP Pipes by Geographic
Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Meters for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 12: World 15-Year Perspective for PP Pipes by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Other Plastic Pipes by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Meters for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 14: World Historic Review for Other Plastic Pipes by
Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in Million Meters for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 15: World 15-Year Perspective for Other Plastic Pipes by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Market Overview III-1
Table 16: US Pipe Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown of
Pipe Demand in Feet for Plastic, Copper, Steel, and Other
Materials (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Competitive Structure III-2
Table 17: US Plastic Pipe Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Market Share in Dollar Terms for JM Eagle,
Advanced Drainage Systems, North American Pipe Corporation,
Performance Pipes, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2
Market Trends III-2
Water and Wastewater Pipes to Gain Momentum III-2
PE Pipes - Fastest Growing Segment III-3
Product Innovation Drives Plastic Pipes Market III-3
Trenchless Technology: A Replacement for Conventional Methods III-3
Pulling/Pushing Technique III-4
Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) III-4
Sliplining III-4
Pipe Bursting III-5
Microtunneling III-5
B.Market Analytics III-6
Table 18: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Plastic Pipes by Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP & Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Meters for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 19: US Historic Review for Plastic Pipes by Product
Segment - PVC, PE, PP & Other Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Million Meters for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 20: US 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Pipes by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
PVC, PE, PP & Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

2. CANADA III-9
Market Analysis III-9
Table 21: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Plastic Pipes by Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Meters for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 22: Canadian Historic Review for Plastic Pipes by
Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 23: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Pipes by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
PVC, PE, PP, and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

3. JAPAN III-12
A.Market Analysis III-12
Market Trends III-12
PVC - Largest Segment in Plastic Pipes Industry III-12
PE Pipes - Witnessing Growth III-12
PVC Recycling In Vogue in Japan III-12
B.Market Analytics III-13
Table 24: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Plastic Pipes by Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Meters for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 25: Japanese Historic Review for Plastic Pipes by
Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Meters for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 26: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Pipes by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
PVC, PE, PP, and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

4. EUROPE III-16
A.Market Analysis III-16
Current & Future Analysis III-16
Eastern Europe Demands More of Plastic Pipes III-16
Market Trends and Issues III-17
PVC Pipe - On Rough Turf III-17
Market Consolidation - Confining Domain of Plastic Pipes
Industry III-17
Burgeoning End-Use Segments - Major Growth Drivers III-17
Plastic Pipes Ride on Trends in Construction Activity III-18
PE Replaces PVC in Water Pressure Pipe Segment III-18
Underfloor Heating - Major Application Area for Plastic Pipes III-18
Superior Grades of PE - Enhances Demand III-18
Issues Affecting Plastic Pipe Industry III-19
Product Development - Need of the Hour III-19
Competitive Benchmarking III-19
Market Limitations III-19
Challenge from Traditional Materials III-19
Performance Standards - Confine Growth of Plastic Pipes III-19
B.Market Analytics III-20
Table 27: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Plastic Pipes by Geographic Region/ Country - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Meters for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 28: European Historic Review for Plastic Pipes by
Geographic Region/Country - France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Meters for
Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 29: European 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Pipes by
Geographic Region/ Country- Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and
Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 30: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Plastic Pipes by Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Meters for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 31: European Historic Review for Plastic Pipes by
Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Meters for
Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 32: European 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Pipes by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
PVC, PE, PP, and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

4a. FRANCE III-26
Market Analytics III-26
Table 33: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Plastic Pipes by Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Meters for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 34: French Historic Review for Plastic Pipes by
Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Meters for
Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 35: French 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Pipes by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
PVC, PE, PP, and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

4b. GERMANY III-29
Market Analytics III-29
Table 36: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Plastic Pipes by Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Meters for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 37: German Historic Review for Plastic Pipes by
Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Meters for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 38: German 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Pipes by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
PVC, PE, PP, and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

4c. ITALY III-32
Market Analysis III-32
Table 39: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Plastic Pipes by Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Meters for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 40: Italian Historic Review for Plastic Pipes by
Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Meters for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 41: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Pipes by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
PVC, PE, PP, and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-35
Market Analytics III-35
Table 42: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Plastic Pipes by Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Meters for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 43: UK Historic Review for Plastic Pipes by Product
Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Meters for
Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 44: UK 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Pipes by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
PVC, PE, PP, and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

4e. SPAIN III-38
Market Analytics III-38
Table 45: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Plastic Pipes by Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Meters for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 46: Spanish Historic Review for Plastic Pipes by
Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Meters for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 47: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Pipes by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
PVC, PE, PP, and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

4f. RUSSIA III-41
A.Market Analysis III-41
Overview of Polyethylene Pipe Market III-41
Competition III-41
Table 48: Leading Players in the Russian Polyethylene Pipes
Market (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales
for Polyplastic, Kazanorgsintez, Tehstroi, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41
B.Market Analytics III-42
Table 49: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Plastic Pipes by Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Meters for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 50: Russian Historic Review for Plastic Pipes by
Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Meters for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 51: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Pipes by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
PVC, PE, PP, and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-45
A.Market Analysis III-45
Focus on Select Markets III-45
Rest of Western Europe III-45
Scandinavian Region III-45
Benelux Nations III-45
Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) III-45
B.Market Analytics III-46
Table 52: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Plastic Pipes by Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Meters for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 53: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Plastic Pipes
by Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Meters for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 54: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Plastic
Pipes by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for PVC, PE, PP, and Others for Years 2003, 2011 &
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-49
A.Market Analysis III-49
Market Overview III-49
Polyethylene Pipes - Witnessing Fastest Growth III-49
Telecommunications - A Major Growth Factor III-49
Focus on Select Markets III-49
China III-49
Market Overview III-49
PP-R Pipes Market III-50
Australia III-51
MPVC to Replace uPVC III-51
MDPE to Overpower HDPE III-51
Impact of Water Industry Standards III-52
Maturity Levels Hamper Growth III-52
India III-52
Malaysia III-52
Singapore III-53
Thailand III-53
The Philippines III-53
B.Market Analytics III-54
Table 55: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Plastic Pipes by Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Meters for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 56: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Plastic Pipes by
Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Meters for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 57: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Pipes
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
PVC, PE, PP, and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

6. LATIN AMERICA III-57
Market Analytics III-57
Table 58: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Plastic Pipes by Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Meters for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 59: Latin American Historic Review for Plastic Pipes
by Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Meters for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 60: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Plastic
Pipes by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for PVC, PE, PP, and Others for Years 2003, 2011 &
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

7. REST OF WORLD III-60
A.Market Analysis III-60
Middle East - Plastic Pipe Industry III-60
Importance of Polyethylene Pipes III-60
Issues in Pipe Market III-60
Saudi Arabia III-60
Recession Hits Construction Industry III-60
B.Market Analytics III-61
Table 61: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Plastic Pipes by Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Meters for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 62: Rest of World Historic Review for Plastic Pipes by
Product Segment - PVC, PE, PP, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Meters for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 63: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Plastic
Pipes by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for PVC, PE, PP, and Others for Years 2003, 2011 &
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 455 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 524)

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Region/Country Players
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The United States 73
Canada 9
Japan 6
Europe 287
France 15
Germany 43
The United Kingdom 32
Italy 33
Spain 14
Rest of Europe 150
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 104
Latin America 6
Africa 10
Middle-East 29
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