The widespread promotion of PPR pipes in China began in 2000, when traditional galvanized pipes were used as water supply pipes by the state and were prohibited from being used in new homes. At the same time, in order to promote the application of new plastic building materials in construction, At that time, the Ministry of Construction and the State Petrochemical Bureau jointly issued the "Several Opinions on Strengthening Technological Innovation to Promote the Industrialization of Chemical Building Materials", which kicked off the development of PPR pipes. Since then, the Ministry of Construction has issued several articles to list PPR and other pipes as important promotion and application technologies. As the main category of three new types of plastic pipes that are importantly promoted by the Ministry of Construction, PPR pipes have shown a booming trend in both market applications and processing. .
According to Zhuo Chuang Information Research, there are about 1000 PPR pipe production enterprises in China. The production concentration is generally high. Relatively large-scale pipe production enterprises will be more or less involved in PPR pipes, and some large enterprises are hot water pipes. As the flagship product.
PPR pipes are widely used in China for fully enclosed high-standard sanitary pipes; pipes for building tap water and hot water supply; pipes for floor heating; pipes for strong corrosive fluids in industry; pipes for agriculture, landscaping and farms; Hot springs, heat exchangers, tubes for solar water heaters; tubes for air conditioning; sanitary tubes for food, beverages, pharmaceuticals; piping for shipbuilding; piping for machinery and equipment; tubes for ventilation and gas transmission; special tubes for seabed and strong corrosive environments. In particular, it is a consumer point in the field of building tap water and hot water supply pipes.
According to the statistics of China Plastic Pipe Industry Association, in recent years, with the growth of market demand in the construction industry, municipal engineering, agriculture and industry, the consumption of PPR pipes is increasing year by year. The average growth of PPR pipes is expected in 2010-2014. The speed is between 10% and 12%, of which the consumption of PPR pipe in 2014 is about 500,000 tons, considering that the Chinese pipe market is not standardized (the situation in which the company mixes ordinary polypropylene into the production and processing of pipes to reduce costs), In 2014, the actual consumption of pipe materials for PPR pipes was between 300,000 and 350,000 tons.
PPR Pipe Products Industry Consumption Outlook
First of all, in recent years, China has successively issued policies to promote the application of chemical building materials, providing a good opportunity for the development of PP pipes. In the past two years, the pace of phasing out galvanized pipes and traditional steel pipes in plastic pipes in the Chinese market is further accelerating. In the next few years, the potential consumption of PPR pipes will not only be in new construction projects, but also in the substitution of galvanized pipes, steel pipes, concrete pipes and other pipes will show a strong advantage, this advantage will be in various types It is further reflected in the renovation project. The role of the PPR pipe as a policy support and advocated for pipeline materials will be further amplified.
Secondly, during the “Twelfth Five-Year Plan” period, the local government invested about 160-700 billion yuan to solve the drinking water safety problem of 310 million rural people. This is a significant increase of nearly 100 billion yuan from the total investment of the previous five-year plan. Increased. In 2014, the government document again proposed to improve the construction standards for rural drinking water safety projects, strengthen the monitoring and protection of water quality in water sources, and promote the extension of urban water supply pipe networks to rural areas. At the same time, the Ministry of Water Resources also clearly stated that China will complete 110 million rural residents and 15.35 million rural school teachers and students drinking water safety work this year and next. The Chinese government's emphasis on drinking water safety means that investment in water safety will be further increased. The excellent safety features of PP pipes determine its prospects as a drinking water pipeline, and the future development of this field cannot be ignored.
Third, infrastructure and real estate construction are important areas supporting the development of the plastic pipe industry. Plastic supply/drainage pipes and floor heating pipes constitute an important part of the rigid demand in the building construction sector. Although the growth rate of China's real estate market has slowed down in the past two years, the demand for China's plastic pipe market will continue to grow due to the support of urbanization and the construction of affordable housing. At the same time, despite the slowdown in housing construction, the pace of trade promotion has not diminished, which means that home improvement pipes such as PP pipes will show a faster growth trend than tooling pipes.
In summary, the promotion and application of PP-R pipe is in line with the trend of future green residential environment. In the elimination of galvanized steel pipes, steel pipes, concrete pipes and other fields, the advantages are outstanding, and the market capacity is considered in terms of infrastructure construction and drinking water safety, and has a good development prospect. Zhuo Chuang expects that the annual growth rate of PPR pipe consumption will be about 8%-10% in the next three years.