Rubber expansion joints are manufactured from natural and synthetic rubber which are used as a flexible connector to relive the stress between piping systems due to thermal changes. They are also called as rubber bellows or rubber flexible joints. Rubber expansion joints absorb the noise and reduce the vibration caused by rotating equipment. Rubber expansion joints are used between equipment such as diesel engines, condensers, cooling water pumps, chillers, and pipelined systems. These joints are manufactured from different qualities of rubber such as butyl rubber, acrylonitrile butadiene rubber, chloroprene rubber, and silicone rubber. The growth of manufacturing industries, and the oil & gas sector is expected to boost the demand for rubber expansion joints in the near future.
Growing Waterworks Industry to Drive the Global Rubber Expansion Joints Market
Growth of the waterworks sector (sewage system, marine industry, water pipeline systems, etc.) is likely to lead to increased usage of rubber expansion joints. Rubber expansion joints absorb the movements, and relieves the system strain caused by thermal changes such as pumping surges, by significantly increasing the service life of the pipework. Rubber expansion joints are available in single arch type and multiple arch type. Moreover, its use in other industries such as steel plants, industrial manufacturing, food and beverage, shipbuilding industry, and building construction are also major factors expected to drive the global rubber expansion joints market.
Rising Oil & Gas and Petroleum Sector to Fuel the Rubber Expansion Joints Market Globally
Rubber expansion joints absorb vibration and shock between the ducting system, prevents electrolytic corrosion, and acts as positive sealing for leak free operation. Rapidly growing oil & gas industry is expected to positively impact the rubber expansion joints market in the near future. Rubber expansion joints are manufactured according to their usage in different fields of work. The red color band rubber expansion joint represents the joint for water treatment, industrial water, acids, alcohol, esters, and are not suitable for oil-related media. The white color band rubber expansion joint is manufactured for the food and beverage industry. Manufacturers are focusing on product innovation which is expected to drive the global rubber expansion joints market during the forecast period.
Asia Pacific to Lead the Global Rubber Expansion Joints Market
In terms of region, the global rubber expansion joints market can be divided into North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa.
Europe includes the country-level analysis for U.K., Germany, France, and Rest of Europe. The North America rubber expansion joints market country-level analysis includes Canada, the U.S., and Rest of North America. The South America rubber expansion joints market is segmented into Brazil, and Rest of South America. Analysis and forecast of the rubber expansion joints market in Asia Pacific features India, China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Middle East & Africa covers the market analysis for GCC countries, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa.
The market in Asia Pacific is likely to witness maximum demand for rubber expansion joints from 2019 to 2027 due to a growing construction industry and manufacturing companies.
Key Manufacturers Operating in the Market
Key manufacturers operating in the global rubber expansion joints market are:
Garlock Family Of Companies
Red Valve Company, Inc.
AMCO Europe B.V.
The Metraflex Company Corporate
UIP International, Inc
STENFLEX® Rudolf Stender GmbH
ELAFLEX - Gummi Ehlers GmbH
Global Rubber Expansion Joints Market: Research Scope
Global Rubber Expansion Joints Market, by Structure
Others (Rectangular, etc.)
Global Rubber Expansion Joints Market, by Material
Global Rubber Expansion Joints Market, by Application
Oil & Gas Industry
Others (Pulp & Paper Plant, Food Processing, etc.)