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Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes Market

Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes Market

Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes Market Growth to Propel On the Back of Rising Investments in Oil & Gas Projects during 2021-2031

Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes Market

Market Snapshot:

Fact.MR- a market research and competitive intelligence provider- expects demand for reinforced thermoplastic pipes to surge at a CAGR of nearly 5% over the forecast period. Increasing demand for flexible, lightweight and corrosion-resistant pipes in the chemical and water industry has heightened global sales.

Despite the drop in crude oil demand in 2020 amid the pandemic crisis, that impacted investments in the production of reinforced thermoplastic pipes, demand is expected to skyrocket after Q3 2021.

Key Points Covered in Reinforced Thermoplastics Pipes Survey:

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts 2016-2031
  • Key drivers and restraints shaping market growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on reinforced thermoplastic pipes and how to navigate
  • Recommendation on key winning strategies.

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Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes Consumption Analysis from 2016-2020 Vs Future Outlook for 2021 to 2031

The global market for reinforced thermoplastic pipes (RTP) was valued at US$2.8 Bn in 2020 with an expansion rate of ~4% during 2016-2020. Expanding oil production and an emerging chemical sector are likely to boost global sales in coming years.

According to Fact.MR’s report, the market is projected to surpass US$ 3.6 Bn with a compound annual growth rate of ~5% throughout the forecast period 2021-2031.

North America is expected to retain its domination in the global market with a market capture of over 30%.

How is the Oil and Gas Industry Influencing Demand for Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes?

Major end-use industries such as oil and gas were among the first ones to venture into reinforced thermoplastic pipe applications in large-scale manufacturing processes.

Over the past half-a-decade, extensive investments in oil & gas projects have been undertaken across regions. Irreplaceable and extensively used refined products have spiked demand for oil & gas across regions, cascading the effect to the global demand for reinforced thermoplastic pipes.

According to IEA, planned investments in upstream oil and gas have been slashed under pressure from the collapse in oil prices and demand. However, it long term market conditions appear largely optimistic.

The potential to withstand extreme conditions increases the lifetime of oil pipelines, and the ability to control the operating costs, lead time, compliance, ease of installation, maintenance costs, total costs of ownership, has made it a popular choice in the oil and gas industry over the years.

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Challenges to Reinforced Thermoplastics Market Growth

High per unit cost based on weight or force carrying capacity compared to conventional steel bars or pre-stressing tendons is hampering adoption of reinforced thermoplastics to a significant extent.

From a structural engineering viewpoint, the most serious problems with RTP is its low shear strength in the traverse direction. Such characteristics may lead to premature tendon rupture.

Which are Some Lucrative Growth Opportunities for Reinforced Thermoplastic Technology?

Reinforced thermoplastics technology opens new doors for the emerging electric vehicles industry. Consistent demand for lightweight material with greater tensile strength has been fulfilled with the glass fibers composite material.

Alongside, the composite material has been widely used as load-bearing structures in engineering industries, such as aircraft, marines, automotive, building construction which has created huge traction for reinforced thermoplastics across the globe.

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What are the Key Trends in the Market?

Over the last few years, reinforced thermoplastic pipes have been acknowledged as a standard alternative solution to steel for oilfield flowline applications to reduce pipeline corrosion costs in industries. This has increased the traction for RTP in the global market.

Applications abound across gas distribution systems and water channels in the oil and gas industry, as RTPs help reduce operational costs. In addition, RTPs offer ultra-low permeability and enhanced material strength. They are also corrosion-resistant, which enhances their lifespan.

Country-wise Analysis:

Why Reinforced Thermoplastic pipes market is flourishing in the U.S?

Demand for reinforced thermoplastic pipes accounts for 30% of the U.S market. Increasing replacement of old pipelines, an emerging oil and gas industry and emphasis on increasing production by increasing well-depths and exploration of new reserves are attributed as key expansion drivers.

Furthermore, tremendous opportunities abound across the water and wastewater and mining industry strong-arms. In forthcoming years, the market is expected to grow at around 3% CAGR between 2021 and 2031.

Due to the shale gas effect and colossal ongoing expansions in the United States, North America reigned supreme in the RTP market in 2019 with a valuation of US$ 81 Mn.

How is Asia Generating Lucrative Growth Opportunities for RTPs?

According to the reinforced thermoplastic pipes industry analysis by Fact.MR, the Asian region is expected to dominate the market for reinforced thermoplastic pipes.

The global fiberglass industry is currently is approaching US$10 Bn. Furthermore, the electronics industry is expected to witness major growth in the region, as China is one of the biggest global manufacturers, followed by South Korea and Japan. The combined expansion of both industries are poised to generate substantial expansion opportunities for reinforced thermoplastic pipes across Asia.

The presence of key players such as Sanderson Theme Constructions and Hengshui Jiubo Composites Co., LTD., is bolstering the demand for reinforced thermoplastic pipes in the region.

Furthermore, the oil and gas industry is likely to experience significant growth in the region. Oil & gas automation has a huge growth opportunity in emerging economies where exploration has just begun.

Based on the analysis, it is estimated that the  offshore reinforced thermoplastic pipes market in the Asian region is expected to grow from US$ 2.18 Bn in 2020 to US$ 2.7 Bn by 2031.

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Category-wise insights:

Why are Glass Fiber based Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes Becoming Popular?

According to Fact.MR, glass fibres are set to witness a steady growth rate among other reinforcement materials, forecast to grow at a CAGR of approximately 5%. High tensile and flexural strength is increasing its demand in extreme corrosive applications such as sour fluids and gases.

Due to their enhanced mechanical properties, glass fiber based reinforced thermoplastic pipes are commonly used in the aerospace, automotive, marine, and construction industries.

Competitive Landscape 

Prominent manufacturers are reliant on approaches such as new product launches and mergers and acquisitions to expand their businesses.

In Jan 2021,  Baker Hughes announced the launch of its next-generation onshore composite flexible pipe to address the corrosion and cost of ownership challenges with a conventional steel pipe for the energy, oil and gas and industrial sectors.

This product is flexible and lightweight which offers an economic and environmentally superior alternative to resource-intensive onshore steel pipes.

In May 2021, Cosmoplast signed a production and sales agreement with Technip-Coflexip in the Gulf and Middle Eastern countries for the manufacture of Coflexlite, a specialised RTP (reinforced thermoplastic) pipe for use in the oil and gas exploration and production industries.

The new product is likely to eventually replace all existing oil pipelines throughout the region.

Scope of the report:



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value & ‘000 Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • MEA

Key Countries Covered

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • GCC
  • South Africa

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Classification
  • Reinforced Material
  • Pipe Size
  • End Use
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Baker and Hughes
  • Cosmoplast
  •  H.A.T-Flex
  •  National Oilwell Varco
  •  OPR Offshore Pipelines & Risers Inc.
  •  PES.TEC
  •  Saudi Arabian Amiantit Co.
  •  Saudi Aramco
  •  Shawcor
  • Wienerberger AG

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  • Classification

    • HDPE (High-density polyethylene) Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes
    • PA (Polyamide) Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes
    • PVDF (Polyvinylidene fluoride) Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes
    • Other Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes
  • Reinforced Material

    • Aramid Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes
    • Glass Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes
    • Steel Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes
  • Pipe Size

    • Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes Measuring Up to 4 Inches
    • Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes Measuring 6 Inches
    • Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes Measuring Above 6 Inches
  • End Use

    • Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes for Oil & Gas
    • Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes for On Shore Operations
    • Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes for Off Shore Operations
    • Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes for Chemical Industry
    • Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes for Water Industry
    • Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes for Other End Uses

Scope of Report

A recent study by Fact.MR on the reinforced thermoplastic pipes market offers a 10-year forecast for 2021 to 2031. The study analyzes crucial trends that are currently determining the growth of the market. This report explicates on vital dynamics, such as the drivers, restraints, and opportunities for key market players along with key stakeholders as well as emerging players associated with manufacturing reinforced thermoplastic pipes.

The study also provides the dynamics responsible for influencing the future status of the reinforced thermoplastic pipes market over the forecast period. A detailed assessment of value chain analysis, business execution, and supply chain analysis across regional markets has been covered in the report.

A list of prominent companies operating in the reinforced thermoplastic pipes market, along with their product portfolios, enhances the reliability of this comprehensive research study.

Report Summary

The study offers comprehensive analysis on diverse features, including production capacities, demand, product developments, revenue generation, and sales of reinforced thermoplastic pipes across the globe.

A comprehensive estimate on the market has been provided through an optimistic as well as a conservative scenario, taking into account the sales of reinforced thermoplastic pipes during the forecast period. Price point comparison by region with global average price is also considered in the study.

Key Questions Answered in Report

  • Which are the most lucrative reinforced thermoplastic pipes markets?
  • Which factors will impact the sales of reinforced thermoplastic pipes?
  • How will changing trends impact the strategies of market players?
  • How can market players capture the low-hanging opportunities across regions?
  • Which companies are leading the reinforced thermoplastic pipes industry?
  • What are the winning strategies of stakeholders in the market?

Analysis on Market Size Evaluation

The market has been analyzed for each segment in terms of volume (‘000 Units) and value (US$ Mn).

Estimates at global and regional levels for reinforced thermoplastic pipes market are available in terms of “US$ Mn” for value and in “‘000 Units” for volume. A Y-o-Y growth contrast on prominent market segments, along with market attractiveness evaluation, has been incorporated in the report. Furthermore, absolute dollar opportunity analysis of all the segments adds prominence to the report. Absolute dollar opportunity plays a crucial role in assessing the level of opportunity that a manufacturer/distributor can look to achieve, along with identifying potential resources, considering the sales and distribution perspective in the global reinforced thermoplastic pipes market.

Inspected Assessment on Regional Segments

Key sections have been elaborated in the report, which have helped deliver projections on regional markets. These chapters include regional macros (political, economic, and business environment outlook), which are expected to have a momentous influence on the growth of the reinforced thermoplastic pipes market during the forecast period.

Country-specific valuation on demand for reinforced thermoplastic pipes has been offered for each region, along with market scope estimates and forecasts, price index, and impact analysis of the dynamics of prominence in regions and countries. For all regional markets, Y-o-Y growth estimates have also been incorporated in the report.

Detailed breakup in terms of value & volume for emerging countries has also been included in the report.

In-depth Analysis on Competition Analysis

The report sheds light on leading manufacturers of reinforced thermoplastic pipes, along with their detailed profiles. Essential and up-to-date data related to market performers who are principally engaged in producing RTPs has been brought with the help of a detailed dashboard view. Market share analysis and comparison of prominent players provided in the report permits report readers to take preemptive steps in advancing their businesses.

Company profiles have been included in the report, which include essentials such as product portfolios and key strategies, along with all-inclusive SWOT analysis on each player. Company presence is mapped and presented through a matrix for all the prominent players, thus providing readers with actionable insights, which helps in thoughtfully presenting the market status, and predicting the competition level in the reinforced thermoplastic pipes domain.

Research Methodology

In Fact.MR’s study, a unique research methodology is utilized to conduct extensive research on the growth of the reinforced thermoplastic pipes industry, and reach conclusions on the future growth parameters. This research methodology is a combination of primary and secondary research, which helps analysts ensure the accuracy and reliability of the drawn conclusions.

Secondary resources referred to by analysts during the preparation of the market study include statistics from governmental organizations, trade journals, white papers, and internal and external proprietary databases. Analysts have interviewed senior managers, product portfolio managers, CEOs, VPs, marketing/product managers, and market intelligence managers, all of whom have contributed to the development of the research report as a primary resource.

- FAQs -

As of 2020, sales of reinforced thermoplastic pipes reached US$ 2.8 Bn

From 2016 to 2020, sales of reinforced thermoplastic pipes expanded at approximately 4% CAGR

From 2021 to 2031, demand for reinforced thermoplastic pipes is expected to surge at approximately 5% CAGR

As per Fact.MR, applications of reinforced thermoplastics are extensive in the oil & gas and water treatment industries

Rapid penetration of reinforced thermoplastics technology is likely to open new doors for reinforced thermoplastic pipes across key industries

Demand for reinforced thermoplastic pipes in the U.S is expected to account for 30% revenue until 2031

Surging electronics, fiberglass and oil exploration industries are collectively garnering demand for reinforced thermoplastic pipes in Asia

Baker and Hughes, Cosmoplast, H.A.T. Flex and National Oilwell Varco are some prominent reinforced thermoplastic pipe manufacturers included in the report

Glass fiber reinforced thermoplastic pipes are likely to expand at nearly 5% CAGR by 2031

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What research methodology is followed by Fact.MR?

Fact.MR follows a methodology that encompasses the demand-side assessment of the market, and triangulates the same through a supply-side analysis. This methodology is based on the use of standard market structure, methods, and definitions.

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