Major players in the breathable membranes market are DuPont de Nemours Inc., Dörken, Soprema Group, GAF Materials Corporation, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A, Kingspan Group plc, Riwega S.r.l, Klober ltd., Knauf Insulation, PIL Membranes Ltd., DOW Inc., Exxon Mobil Corporation, BASF SE, Carlisle Companies Incorporated, Johns Manville, Sika Group, and Firestone Building Products.
The global breathable membranes market is expected to grow from $1.50 billion in 2022 to $1.71 billion in 2023 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14%. The Russia-Ukraine war disrupted the chances of global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, at least in the short term. The war between these two countries has led to economic sanctions on multiple countries, a surge in commodity prices, and supply chain disruptions, causing inflation across goods and services and affecting many markets across the globe. The breathable membranes market is expected to reach $2.76 billion in 2027 at a CAGR of 12.6%.
The breathable membranes market consists of sales of polytetrafluoroethylene polymer (PTFE), polyester (PET), and polyurethane (PUR).Values in this market are ‘factory gate’ values, that is the value of goods sold by the manufacturers or creators of the goods, whether to other entities (including downstream manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers) or directly to end customers.
The value of goods in this market includes related services sold by the creators of the goods.
A breathable membrane is a sheet that is applied to external wall and roof structures where the external cladding is not totally water-tight or moisture-resistant. Its primary aim is to allow any water vapour from the inside of the building to pass through without the requirement for additional ventilation above the existing insulation layer.
Europe was the largest region in the breathable membranes market in 2022. The regions covered in the breathable membranes report are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Africa.
The main types of breathable membranes are polyethylene (pe), polypropylene (pp) and others.Polyethylene (PE) refers to an organic polymer made up of polymerizing monomer subunits of ethylene.
Polyethylene (PE) in breathable membranes is used to provide waterproof material with moisture resistance that can permeate gases but not water to improve air convection in the user’s environment. It is used in pitched roofs and walls for residential and non-residential purposes.
The increasing growth of the building and construction industry is expected to propel the breathable membranes market going forward.Breathable membranes are used in building and construction to improve the thermal efficiency of a building’s external envelope and to provide temporary protection from the weather during construction or repair activities.
Additionally, breathable membranes provide buildings to breathe out moisture rather than sit inside the walls and cause dampness and mold issues. For instance, in 2022, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS), a UK-based national statistical institute, the UK’s construction output was 4.0%, constituting £575 million ($603.4 million) in September 2022, which was above the February 2020 pre-COVID-19 (COVID-19) pandemic level. Furthermore, in June 2021, according to a report published by Statistic Canada, a Canada-based national statistical agency, the investment in building construction increased from $14,294 million in April 2019 to $19,273 million in April 2021. Thus, the increasing growth of the building and construction industry is driving breathable membranes.
Technological advancement is a key trend in the breathable membranes market.Major companies operating in the market are advancing toward developing protection technology to strengthen their position.
For instance, in October 2022, Polartec, a US-based provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, launched bio-based Power Shield fabric technology to offer protection by using plant-based chemicals.Its waterproof technology is based on sustainability and is PFAS-free.
Polartec Power Shield has a monolithic membrane constructed using a combination of PFAS-free, plant-based ingredients to provide stretch comfort, long-lasting breathability, high durability, and waterproof and windproof properties to offer exceptional protection. Furthermore, it can be used to provide a durable barrier against external rain and snow.
In September 2022, Kingspan Group plc, an Ireland-based building materials company, acquired Ondura Group for an undisclosed amount.Through this acquisition, Kingspan Group will expand into the roofing and waterproofing sector.
Additionally, Ondura’s companies including Onduline, alwitra, and CB would offer a variety of growth and cross-selling opportunities for positioning Kingspan and its new business for improving energy efficiency. Ondura is a France-based company providing roofing and waterproofing solutions using breathable membranes.
The countries covered in the breathable membranes market report are Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK, USA.
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