According to Acumen Research and Consulting, the global Breathable Films Market size is estimated to grow at CAGR above 5.7 % over the forecast time frame and reach the market value around USD 26.3 billion.
Increasing construction expenditure in Asia Pacific and growing global packaging markets are estimated to drive it. The main purpose industries, such as healthcare, hygiene, construction and construction, industrial clothing, packaging and sports apparel, make breathable films widely use. Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing region for different end-consumption industries, mainly in emerging economies such as China and India, due to rising disposable revenues for consumers.
In developing countries that use breathing films and thus boost market growth, demand for medical and industrial protective clothing and for sport apparel is increasing daily. Comfort and modern facilities for sports apparel are expected to increase the demand for breathable movies. Product innovation and customer-centric approaches for delivering superior solutions are key drivers for the market in atmospheric films.
The increasing demand for respirable films in Asia and the Pacific is driving the growing construction industry. The economic fundamentals in Asia remain robust despite economic turmoil in most regions. By the end of the decade, the region could see GDP growth of about 6% per year. By 2020, Asia is projected to be the world's fastest growing region. China, followed by Japan, India and Korea, is the largest regional market. Building expenses in Bangladesh, China, India, Japan and Vietnam are expected to increase in future years at higher than average rates. In particular, China, India and Japan stand out in terms of market size and prospects for growth. In the long term, both India and China are set to observer high development in construction spending.
Over the forecast period, the microporous film segment will continue to have the biggest market share. In combination with at least two or more microporous atmospheric layers, these films contain one or more layers of polymers without fillers. Unfilled layers are a barrier to moisture vapor passing through but retaining liquids and materials. It is connected to non-woven materials to be used as a dehumidifying agent, dehumidified material and preservative of freshness. It is also used for the forming of the final layer of slides and disposable bags for warmer packaging and construction materials where resinous reinforcement material is connected.
The growing demand from the construction and construction sectors is boosting the market growth significantly. The house wraps, wall covering, underhand roofing and facades are made of respiratory films. Breathable films provide additional protection against the accumulation of excessive moisture, prolong the life and heat retention.
During the 2019-2025 forecast period, Asia Pacific dominated the market. As the automotive industry grows, China is the highest budding country in Asia-Pacific.
Due to the growing demand for Non porous breathable film, the polyester segment can fuel market growth.
Fatrs, a.s., Arkema, Nitto Denko Corporation, Argotec, LLC, and Clopay Plastics are key players operating in the breathable film market.
Companies take different strategic initiatives to promote the growth of the market. For example, Clopay Plastic Products invested USD 50 million in the expansion of its Sof-flex film production facilities in North America, Europe and Brazil in April 2016. The expansion of the manufacturing line of the company is expected to increase its extrusion and printing ability and technological and innovation capacity.
Key Players & Strategies
Competitive rivalry will be high over the next few years, with major players investing extensively in expanding geographical presence. For instance, with strategic multimillion euro in technology, infrastructure and safety at the workplaces, RKW North America, Inc. has strengthened its position in Southeast Asia. Key Players are Clopay, Argotec and Nitto Denko Corporation: LLC, Arkema, and Fatrs, A.s.
An investment in a new multi-pack film printing line has been made, the total building area has expanded and the building technology in Vietnam has been optimized. RKW has expanded its production technology for high-quality packaging solutions in Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Laos.
Global Breathable Films Market, by Raw Material
Global Breathable Films Market, by Product
- Micro void
Global Breathable Films Market, by Application
- Industrial Protective Apparel
- Construction & Building
- Sports Apparel
Global Breathable Films Market, by Geography
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East and Africa (MEA)
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- Rest of MEA
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