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An Economic Analysis of Plastic Pipe Business
Publish Date: Jun 2006,   Pages: 81,   Report Code:
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Table of Contents
 INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
 PART I: THE MACROECONOMIC OUTLOOK IN NORTH AMERICA: IMPLICATIONS FOR PLASTIC PIPE PRODUCTION AND SALES
The Overall Regional Economy
The U.S. Economy
The Canadian Economy
The Mexican Economy
The New Age of Energy Insecurity
Resin Pricing and Availability
Plastic Pipe Commoditization and Profit Margin Compression
Infrastructural Needs to be Met
Import Challenges: China and India
Export Opportunities: NAFTA, CAFTA and Free Trade of the Americas
 PART II: THE PROCESSING METHODS USED TO PRODUCE PLASTIC PIPE
Regulations Relating to Plastic Pipe Design
Thermoplastic Pipe Processing Methods
Extrusion
Coextrusion
Thermoset Pipe Processing Methods
Centrifugal Casting
Filament Winding
Hand Lay-up or Contact Molding
Mechanical Properties of Thermoplastic and Thermoset Pipe
Plastic Pipe Fittings and Joining Methods
Pipe Coating and Lining Materials
 PART III: THE SIZE AND GROWTH OF THE PLASTIC PIPE BUSINESS
The Volume of Thermoplastic Resins Consumed in Pipe Production
Parallels and Contrasts to the European Plastic Pipe Market
Recent Trends in the Pricing of Resins Used in Extruded Pipe
The Value of Thermoplastic Pipe Production, 2005-2010
 PART IV: THE EVOLVING INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE PLASTIC PIPE BUSINESS
The Role of Distributors
The Extent of Product Diversification among the Plastic Pipe Extruders
Recent Corporate Consolidation among the Thermoplastic Pipe Extruders
The Extent of Vertical Integration among the Thermoplastic Pipe Extruders
The Degree of Industry Concentration in Thermoplastic Pipe Extrusion
The Degree of Industry Concentration in Thermoset Pipe Production
The Geographical Distribution of Plastic Pipe Production Plants
The Degree of Capital-intensity in Plastic Pipe Production
The Degree of Labor-Intensity in Plastic Pipe Production
 PART V: THE GROWING IMPORTANCE OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN PLASTIC PIPE
Intra-regional and Inter-regional Trade in Plastic Pipe
Plastic Pipe Exports: The Short Term
Plastic Pipe Exports: The Long Term
Plastic Pipe Imports
 PART VI: THE MARKETS FOR PLASTIC PIPE
The Panoply of Markets in Scope for Plastic Pipe
Leading Markets Served by the Plastic Pipe Producers
Building and Construction
Irrigation
Manufacturing
Natural Gas and Oil
Sewer and Water
Telecommunications
The Size and Growth of Major Markets for Plastic Pipe, 2005-2010
 PART VII: EVOLVING RESIN DECISION-MAKING IN PLASTIC PIPE PRODUCTION
Market Shares of Resins Used in North American Plastic Pipe Production
Market Shares of Resins Used in European Plastic Pipe Production
Thermoplastic Resins
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC)
Polyethylene (PE)
High-density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Medium-density Polyethylene (MDPE)
Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX)
Polypropylene
Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS)
Fluoropolymers
Nylon
Thermoset Resins
Epoxy
Polyester
Vinyl Ester
 PART VIII: THE SUPPLY BASE OF MATERIALS, MACHINERY, DIES AND AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT FOR PLASTIC PIPE PRODUCTION
Leading Suppliers of Resins to Plastic Pipe Producers
Leading Suppliers of Additives to Plastic Pipe Producers
Leading Suppliers of Pipe Extrusion Machinery
Leading Suppliers of Pipe Filament Winding Machinery
Leading Suppliers of Pipe Extrusion Dies and Auxiliary Equipment
 PART IX: RECENT PATTERNS OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IN PLASTIC PIPE PRODUCTION
Adjusting Pipe Dimensions on the Fly
Barrier Properties
Biaxially-oriented PVC
Biaxially-oriented Polyethylene
Bimodal Polyethylene
Glass Fibers for Thermoset Pipe
Large-diameter Pipe
Multi-layer Reinforced Plastic Pipe
Nanomaterials
Pipe Insulation
Steel-reinforced Plastic Pipe
Trenchless Pipe Installation
 PART X: PROFILES OF REGIONAL PLASTIC PIPE PRODUCERS
PART X: PROFILES OF REGIONAL PLASTIC PIPE PRODUCERS
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