Global Duplex Stainless Steel Market, By Grade (Duplex, Lean Duplex, Super Duplex), Product Form (Tu

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A duplex stainless steel is called “duplex” as they have a two-phase microstructure that consists of grains of ferritic and austenitic stainless steel. This duplex stainless steel is twice as strong as the ferric stainless steel and regular austenitic steels. They also offer excellence resistant to corrosion as well as high mechanical strength ensuring more uptime than carbon steels and conventional steels.

The global duplex stainless steel market is segmented on the basis of grade, product form, and end-user.

On the basis of grade, it is segmented into a duplex, lean duplex, and super duplex. In duplex grade, the chromium content is in between 19.5 and 23 percent and nickel content between 3 and 6.5 percent. Whereas in super duplex, the chromium content is between 24 and 30 percent, nickel between 3.5 and 8 percent and molybdenum is between 0.8 and 5 percent. Furthermore, copper (up to two percent) and tungsten (up to 2.5 percent) may be added to the alloy.

By product form, it is segregated into tubes, pumps & valves, fittings& flanges, and welding wires.  The tubes product form is most widely used in the oil & gas and chemical & petrochemical industry because of its high resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion, stress corrosion cracking in chloride bearing environments, sulfide stress corrosion, very high mechanical strength, and high energy absorption, low coefficient of thermal expansion, and good workability and weldability. They are generally used in offshore oil & gas exploration and production, heat exchangers in the chemical industry, and hydraulic and instrumentation applications in the marine industry.

On the basis of end-users, it is divided into oil & gas, desalination, chemical, pulp & paper. The duplex stainless steel is majorly used in the oil & gas industry as it is vital to ensure that the right alloys are used which can adapt to higher pressure conditions and harsher environments and safeguard against the high cost of component failure. Usually, piping becomes heavier as the depth for exploration increases. Thus superior mechanical strength of duplex stainless steel helps create lighter pipes. They are used in process piping systems, separators, scrubbers, pumps, manifolds, Christmas tree components, and flowlines and pipelines transporting corrosive oils and gas.

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • It offers an excellent resistant to corrosion as well as high mechanical strength ensuring more uptime than carbon steels and conventional steels
  • Growth of the sectors such as chemical, oil & gas, pulp & paper, desalination, energy, and construction

Regional Analysis

The regional outlook section for the duplex stainless steel market provides the region-wise market projections along with related market dynamics. In addition, this section provides further information about segments in the market on a regional basis and country-wise outlook. Major regions considered in this report include North America, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the Rest of the World. North America and Western Europe have been traditional markets with a sizeable demand for advanced materials from end-use industries. North America and Western Europe with an established industrial sector having substantial contribution towards respective economies are estimated to dominate overall demand by region. Some of the major industries in this region include automotive, heavy engineering, building & construction, aerospace & defense, mining, and so on. These industries are expected to register steady growth in North America and Western Europe region during the forecast period. Asia Pacific region is estimated to register the highest CAGR with strong industrial and infrastructural growth. Some of the major economies, in the region, include China, India, South Korea, Japan, Australia, and so on. In addition, favorable conditions for production activities in addition to the growing market demand has attracted global companies to make strategic investments in this region. The Middle East and Eastern Europe with countries including UAE, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar are expected to be potential markets with the growth of the industrial sector in the region. The rest of the World consisting of South America and Africa are estimated to be emerging regions for the duplex stainless steel market during the forecast period. 

Companies Covered: AK Steel Corporation, Acerinox, ATI, Outokumpu OYJ ,Tata Steel, Arcelormittal S.A., Nippon Steel & Sumikin Stainless Steel Corporation, Sandvik Materials Technology AB, Posco Group, Acerinox S.A., Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd, Daido Steel Co. Ltd., Nippon Yakin Kogyo Co. Ltd.

Market Segmentation:

By Grade:

  • Duplex
  • Lean Duplex
  • Super Duplex

By Product Form:

  • Tubes
  • Pumps & Valves
  • Fittings & Flanges
  • Welding Wires

By Application:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Desalination
  • Chemical
  • Pulp & Paper

By Region:

  • North America
    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
    • By Grade
    • By Product Form
    • By Application
  • Western Europe
    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)
    • By Grade
    • By Product Form
    • By Application
  • Eastern Europe
    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
    • By Grade
    • By Product Form
    • By Application
  • Asia Pacific
    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • By Grade
    • By Product Form
    • By Application
  • Middle East
    • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Rest of Middle East)
    • By Grade
    • By Product Form
    • By Application
  • Rest of the World
    • By Region (South America, Africa)
    • By Grade
    • By Product Form
    • By Application

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