Pre-insulated pipes are layered pipes, which could be a carrier pipe, insulation layer, and outer casing/jacket. These layers are made up of different raw materials, these raw materials completely depend on the end-use industry requirements. Pre-insulated pipes are widely used in district heating and cooling systems, geothermal energy systems, and process piping systems in industries such as oil and gas, chemical, and food and beverage. These pipes offer several advantages such as energy efficiency, reduced heat loss, and low maintenance costs, which makes them an attractive choice for various applications.
The global pre-insulated pipes market was valued at USD 6.39 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 17.89 billion by 2030. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.4% during the forecast period 2023-2030. The growth of the market is attributed to the increasing demand for energy-efficient and sustainable heating and cooling solutions, rising investments in district heating and cooling infrastructure, and government initiatives to reduce carbon emissions.
Energy efficiency: preinsulated pipes are highly energy-efficient as they reduce heat loss and minimize the energy required to maintain the desired temperature. This makes them an attractive option for heating and cooling applications, especially in colder climates.
Sustainable heating and cooling solutions: preinsulated pipes are a key component of district heating and cooling systems, which are considered one of the most sustainable and efficient ways to provide heating and cooling to residential and commercial buildings.
Government initiatives: Governments across the world are implementing various initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and promote sustainable energy solutions. For instance, the European Union has set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030. This has led to increased adoption of pre-insulated pipes in district heating and cooling systems in the region.
Growing industrialization: The increasing industrialization and urbanization in developing countries are driving the demand for pre-insulated pipes in industries such as oil and gas, chemical, and food and beverage, where they are used for process piping systems.
The global pre-insulated pipes market is highly competitive, with several major players operating in the market. Some of the key players in the market are Uponor Corporation, Georg Fischer AG, Perma-Pipe International Holdings, Inc., Knauf Insulation, Insul-Pipe Systems, Polypipe Group plc, REHAU AG + Co, CPV Ltd., Aquatherm GmbH, and Isoplus Fernwärmetechnik GmbH.
Uponor Corporation, a leading player in the market, announced the acquisition of Pestan, a Serbian manufacturer of plastic pipe systems for plumbing, heating, cooling, and infrastructure applications. The acquisition will strengthen Uponor's position in the European market and expand its product portfolio.
Georg Fischer AG, another major player in the market, introduced a new range of pre-insulated pipes called COOL-FIT 2.0. The new range is designed for use in cooling and air conditioning systems and offers superior energy efficiency and ease of installation.
By geography, the market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and South America.
Europe is the largest market for pre-insulated pipes, followed by North America and Asia-Pacific. The market in Europe is driven by the region's focus on reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable energy solutions. The Asia-Pacific market is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period, owing to the increasing demand for pre-insulated pipes in industrial applications.
The pre-insulated pipes market can be segmented based on product type, and application. By product type, the market can be segmented into flexible and rigid pre-insulated pipes.
Based on the installation, the pre-insulated pipe market is segmented into the below-ground and above-ground installation. In 2019, a large market share was accounted for by the below-ground installation segment, owing to the relatively easy installation, low susceptibility of damage, and lack of on-ground occupancy.
By application, the market can be segmented into district heating and cooling, oil and gas, chemical, and others. District heating and cooling is the largest application segment of the pre-insulated pipes market, owing to the increasing demand for sustainable and energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions.
In conclusion, the global pre-insulated pipes market is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period 2023-2030, driven by the increasing demand for sustainable and energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions, rising investments in district heating and cooling infrastructure, and government initiatives to reduce carbon emissions. The market is highly competitive, with several major players operating in the market. The district heating and cooling application segment is expected to dominate the market, and Europe is expected to remain the largest market for pre-insulated pipes.