A valve is a mechanical mechanism that regulates, directs, or controls the flow of a fluid (gases, liquids, slurries, or fluidized solids) by opening, closing, or partially obstructing distinct pathways. Despite the fact that valves are technically fittings, they are always categorized separately from fittings. A special-purpose valve can perform tasks apart from two-way isolation, control, and check. As a result, this valve is classified as a specialty valve. Specialty valve are an important component of pipelines used in a variety of processes for a wide range of industries. Chemical, electricity, metallurgy, and oil & gas industries all have a rising demand for specialty valves that meet their requirements. Water and sewage water, food and beverages, oil and power, chemicals, and other industries use specialty valves made of carbon steel, stainless steel, cast iron and other high-functioning metal alloys to achieve efficient flow control.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries have increased their demand for specialty valves. The production of critical medical equipment required to treat COVID-19 patients is now on the rise. Several significant industry firms have seized the chance to participate to the fight against the pandemic by using specialty valves in the fabrication of various types of medical equipment. Pharmaceutical businesses are also looking to build advanced fluid handling systems, such as automatic sanitizer dispensers and liquid soap dispensers, which necessitates the use of valves. As a result, the specialty valves market is expected to grow in response to rising healthcare device production and increased Research and development (R&D) spending in the pharmaceutical industry.
The demand for specialty valves has increased as the demand for oil and gas, wastewater, and power industry has increased across the globe. The necessity and demand for a broad linked network for the transportation of industrial equipment, as well as rapid urbanization and the development of smart cities, have provided lucrative growth opportunities for the global specialty valves market.
The global specialty valves market is limited by the lack of standardized certifications and government rules. Certain standards and rules must be followed by valve makers. When it comes to valves, different parts of the world have different certifications and policies. Since valves are used in various industries, such as oil & gas, food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, energy & electricity, water & wastewater treatment, building & construction, chemicals, and pulp & paper, demand is diversified. Such diversity, on the other hand is restricting the growth of the specialty valves market, as industry participants must adapt the same product to regional policies, making it harder for valve producers to obtain an optimal cost of installation. To address this issue, Key Players must invest their resources in establishing production facilities all over the world, which will require additional capital.
Specialty valves are used in downstream, intermediate, and upstream process operations in the oil and gas sector, which is the world's largest user of specialty valves. Increased demand for specialty valves in the North America, increases the requirement for importing specialty valves from other nations, such as China and Germany, resulting in market expansion for specialty valves. Furthermore, developed countries such as Germany, France, and Spain in the European Union, as well as the United States and China, have oversaturated food and beverage processing industries. Agriculture has benefited from increased food demand from developing countries such as Brazil, India, and others, which has aided the food and beverage processing industry's expansion. Due to the growing food and beverage industry in Asia Pacific, demand for specialty valves is predicted to rise, resulting in increased growth for the specialty valves market.
For instance, on February 8, 2020, The US administration imposed tariffs on imports of derivative steel and aluminum. This increase includes a 25% increase in steel imports and a 10% increase in aluminum imports, both of which have had a negative impact on the industrial sector in the U.S. Due to Increased raw material taxes will restrict the market for specialty valves in the United States.
Major players operating in the global specialty valves market include L&T Valves, Kirloskar Brothers, Emerson, Flowserve, Hawa Valves, KSB, Cameron, Kitz, AVK, and IMI.
Furthermore, manufacturers in the global specialty valves market are focusing on investment, collaboration, and mergers as a key development strategy to expand sales and strengthen their position in the global market. For instance, in February 2021, Emerson had declared their investment in Fluxa's stock. The funding will enable Fluxa broaden its technology growth and business portfolio to provide industrial solutions, expanding on Emerson's leadership in health sciences capabilities.
On the basis of Material Type, Global Specialty Valves Market is segmented into:
- Cast Iron
On the basis of Valve Type, Global Specialty Valves Market is segmented into:
- Ball Valves
- Butterfly Valves
- Gate Valves
- Globe Valves
- Plug Valves
- Check Valves
- Diaphragm Valves
On the basis of Application, Global Specialty Valves Market is segmented into:
- Oil & Gas
- Power Generation
- Water & Wastewater Treatment
- Food & Beverages
On the basis of Region, Global Specialty Valves Market is segmented into:
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- South America
- Rest of South America
- Middle East
- Rest of Middle East
- North Africa
- Central Africa
- South Africa