Global Cross-linked Polyethylene Pipes Market: Introduction
Cross-linked polyethylene pipe is also termed as PEX pipe. Polyethylene material starts to flow above its melting point and loses its valuable mechanical properties, which limit its working at high temperatures. The nature of the polyethylene material can be changed from thermoplastic to thermoset to form a more temperature-resistant plastic with superior mechanical strength by cross-linked formulation packaging, medical, consumer goods, and insulation are variety of applications of polyethylene. Chains merge through covalent bonds to form a three-dimensional cross-linked insoluble and infusible product in cross-linked polyethylene. Cross-linking of polyethylene results in a polymer that has high molecular weight, which improves impact strength, corrosion resistance, scaling resistance, freeze damage resistance. Installation of cross-lined polyethylene pipe is easier than that of the rigid pipe. Cross-lined polyethylene pipe are available in long coils that eliminate the need for coupling joints. Rising demand for cross-lined polyethylene pipe from end-use industry such as residential and commercial plumbing in emerging economies is projected to drive the cross-linked polyethylene pipes market during the forecast period.
Global Cross-linked Polyethylene Pipes Market: Segmentation
The global cross-linked polyethylene pipes market can be segmented based on type, method, application, and region. In terms of type, the global cross-linked polyethylene pipes market can be divided into S3.2, S4, S5, and S6.3. Based on method, the cross-linked polyethylene pipes market can be segregated into Engel or peroxide method (PEX-A), silane method (PEX-B), and e-beam method (PEX-C).The PEX-A segment of the cross-linked polyethylene pipes market is projected to expand at a considerable pace due to rising demand for the pipes owing to superior material properties such as high resistance to crack propagation.
In terms of application, the global cross-linked polyethylene pipes market can be categorized into plumbing, radiant heating, snow-melting, solar/swimming pool heating, agricultural & turf applications, and others. Plumbing is presently a major application segment of the cross-linked polyethylene pipes market, as these pipes are primarily applied in the construction of sewer systems and water transmission systems. Expenditure on the construction to manage water supply and sewage is increasing in emerging economies. This, in turn, is projected to drive the cross-linked polyethylene pipes market during the forecast period.
Global Cross-linked Polyethylene pipes market: Regional Outlook
Based on region, the global cross-linked polyethylene pipes market can be classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Demand for the cross-linked polyethylene pipe in North America is mainly from well-developed sewerage and water transmission systems. There are several opportunities for further widespread use of cross-linked polyethylene pipes in the U.S. residential market. Development of manifolds and parallel plumbing systems for flexible piping is estimated to propel the demand for cross-linked polyethylene pipes market. These pipes are approved for potable hot and cold water supply systems and heating systems in all model plumbing and mechanical codes across the U.S. and Canada.
Rapid upgrading of public infrastructure, which include water supply and sewage management systems, in China and India is projected to create lucrative opportunities in the cross-linked polyethylene pipes market in Asia Pacific. Additionally, growth in mining and chemical manufacturing industries is expected to fuel the cross-linked polyethylene pipes market in the region during the forecast period. The cross-linked polyethylene pipes market in Europe is projected to expand at a moderate pace owing to less expenditure on infrastructure development in the region.
Global Cross-linked Polyethylene Pipes Market: Competitive Landscape
Key manufacturers operating in the global cross-linked polyethylene pipes market include JM EAGLE INC., Solvay, Mexichem S.A.B. de C.V. , PIPELIFE INTERNATIONAL GmbH, REHAU, Borealis AG,UPONOR, PLUMBING MATERIALS CB, WATTS, MARLEY SA GROUP and TIANJIN JUNXING PIPE GROUP CO.,LTD.
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