Breathable Membranes Market Size & Share, by Raw Material (Polyethylene, Polypropylene); Application (Pitched Roofs, Medical, Walls) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

  • Report ID: 5575
  • Published Date: Jan 24, 2024
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  • Kingspan acquired Thermakraft Ltd, a leading producer of breathable membranes and underlays, in August 2021. The company was able to expand its presence in New Zealand and Australia through this acquisition.
  • In May 2021, Knauf Insulation announced the launch of a new weather-resistant and durable black home seal tape. Improves thermal insulation performance and visually strengthens ventilated facades.

Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Breathable Membranes Market size is estimated to reach USD 80 Billion by the end of 2036, expanding around 13% CAGR during the forecast period 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of breathable membranes was over USD 7 Billion. Rising demand for improved air quality, development of more energy-efficient building designs, and increasing investments in the improvement and renovation of residential and commercial buildings for the energy management systems across the world will contribute significantly to the market growth rate during the forecast period. The construction sector currently accounts for approximately 35% of the country's energy consumption, and there is an urgent need to contribute to energy savings and efficiency. The year 2022 marked the highest year for the global value of investments made in energy-efficient buildings. But in order to reach the goal of having net zero by 2050, the value of such investments would have to exceed half a trillion dollars every year between 2026 and 2030.

The growth of the breathable membranes market is expected to be driven by increased security awareness in construction activities. There has been an increasing awareness about protecting construction materials against water vapor damage.


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Breathable Membranes Market: Key Insights

Base Year

2023

Forecast Year

2024 - 2036

CAGR

~13%

Base Year Market Size (2023)

~USD 7 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~USD 80 Billion

Regional Synopsis

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Breathable Membranes Sector: Growth Driver and Challenges

Market-Growth-Drivers

Growth Driver

  • Demand for Advanced Roof-Membranes Quality - With high fixing requirements, roof-breathable membranes are becoming more and more popular. It has been observed that the improper placement of these roof membranes could result in the displacement of roof tiles, causing significant damage to the roof, thus increasing the demand for breathable membranes in the global market and is expected to fuel market growth over the forecast period.
  • Increasing Development and Investment - Significant opportunities for market growth over the forecast period are projected to be created by increasing focus on improving air quality, development of more energy-efficient building construction, and increased investment in the improvement and renovation of homes and businesses around the world.
  • Growing Awareness About Health and Hygiene in Developing Nations - The acceptance of hygiene products in developing countries is low compared to developed countries such as the United States, Canada, and Japan, and Western European countries such as Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Italy. In APAC, Africa, and Eastern Europe, adoption of health and hygiene products has been slow due to cultural differences and unaffordability due to high prices and low per capita income, but the adoption of health and hygiene products has been low due to cultural differences and unaffordability due to high prices and low per capita income. The epidemic has led to an increase in the introduction of sanitary products. It is increasing in developing countries. Polyethylene, Polyurethane, and Polypropylene-based breathable membranes are used in manufacturing diapers. In addition, it is expected that by 2028 the market share of baby diapers will increase to 5.8 billion kg.

Challenges

  • Strict Regulatory Policies - The use of breathable membranes in certain applications, such as medical devices and food packaging is subject to strict regulations. This can increase the cost and complexity of bringing new products to market.
  • Fluctuating Raw Material Prices are Anticipated to Hamper the Market Growth in the Upcoming Period
  • Intense Competition from Substitutes are Expected to Pose Limitation on the Market Growth in the Upcoming Period.


Breathable Membranes Segmentation

Raw Material (Polyethylene, Polypropylene)

In terms of raw material, the polypropylene segment in the breathable membranes market is anticipated to hold a significant revenue share of 40% during the projected period i.e., 2024-2036. Breathable membranes are completely waterproof, can better wick away condensation, are suitable for warm roof structures without roof ventilation, and are often used for cladding. Polypropylene is the material of choice for manufacturing these membranes because it is durable, breathable, water-resistant, and cost-effective. Additionally, polypropylene is considered safe and non-toxic to humans.

Application (Pitched Roofs, Medical, Walls)

Based on application, the medical segment in the breathable membranes market is set to hold the largest revenue share during the estimated period. Due to the growing interest in people's health and the increase in the number of hospitals, the use of breathable films and membranes has increased significantly in the healthcare field. North America has the world's largest medical industry. Comprehensive insurance coverage in the country is expected to support market growth. More than 90% of the US population has access to health insurance. The majority of people age 65 and older have insurance through Medicare or Medicaid, private health insurance, or both. During the forecast period, demand for breathable fabrics and membranes is expected to be driven by these factors.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:

          Raw Material

  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene

          Application

  • Pitched Roofs
  • Medical
  • Walls

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Breathable Membranes Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecasts

The breathable membranes market in the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to dominate the market registering a growth of 33% during the time period between 2024 – 2026. This growth is primarily due to increased residential, commercial, and industrial construction activity in the region. The region includes major economies such as China, India, Japan, and Australia, and is experiencing rapid growth in construction production, including residential and commercial real estate. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the number of homes approved in Australia increased by 43.5% in February 2022, with the number of private sector housing approvals increasing by 16.5%. Also, India's construction industry grew by 6.2% in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation. The significant growth of the construction industry in the region requires more sustainable and renewable materials in construction for environmental reasons. These factors are predicted to accelerate the market growth in this region.

European Market Statistics

The breathable membranes market in the Europe region is set to grow significantly by the end of 2036. In view of the increasing population and rising demand for housing, Europe's market is set to grow in volume. The demand for breathable membranes has increased significantly due to the growing demand for high-quality breathable membranes with superior UV resistance, as well as airtight properties. The growing demand for breathable membranes in Europe is also greatly contributing to the increasing use of pitched roofs and walls as end uses.

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Companies Dominating the Breathable Membranes Landscape

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    • RKW Group
      • Company Overview
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      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Mitsui Chemicals, Inc
    • NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    • Kingspan Group PLC
    • Arkema Group
    • Klober
    • Knauf Insulation
    • Porelle Membranes
    • Riwega Srl GmbH
    • Soprema Group

In-the-news

In The News

  • Kingspan acquired Thermakraft Ltd, a leading producer of breathable membranes and underlays, in August 2021. The company was able to expand its presence in New Zealand and Australia through this acquisition.
  • Knauf Insulation announced the launch of a new weather-resistant and durable black home seal tape. Improves thermal insulation performance and visually strengthens ventilated facades.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel


  • Report ID: 5575
  • Published Date: Jan 24, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The growing demand for advanced roof quality membranes and increasing research and development activities are some of the major factors anticipated to drive the growth of the breathable membranes market.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~13% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are of Mitsui Chemicals, Inc, NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, Arkema Group, Kingspan Group PLC, Klober, Knauf Insulation, Porelle Membranes, Riwega Srl GmbH, Soprema Group, and others.

The medical segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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