DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Specialty Breathable Membranes Market by Type (Polyurethane, PTFE, Thermoplastic Polyester, Thermoplastic Elastomers, Polyesther Block Amide, Copolyamide), Application (Healthcare/Medical, Textile), and Region - Global Forecast to 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
The breathable membrane market size is estimated to be USD 849 Million in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 1,145 Million by 2026, at a CAGR of 6.2%.
The specialty breathable membranes market has witnessed consistent growth owing to significant growth in healthcare/medical, textile and others. Factors such as consistently growing concern for hygiene, adoption of healthy life have boosted the demand for breathable membrane across application industries. Moreover, the significant growth of the textile in developing countries and the demand for healthcare solutions are driving the specialty breathable membranes market.
Polyurethane type segment accounted for the largest share in 2020
The polyurethane-based breathable membrane is the dominant segment in the overall specialty breathable membrane market. The major application of polyurethane breathable membrane is in hygiene products such as baby diapers, and medical and healthcare products. These are made using a new coating technique that allows for the development of a consistent microstructure. This guarantees that the waterproofness level remains consistent even after numerous washing. They breathe by absorbing and dispersing sweat via water vapour molecules diffusing over the solid structure.
Healthcare/medical application accounted for the largest share in 2020
Increasing use of hygiene products in emerging countries such as China, India, and Southeast Asian countries (including Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam) is driving the specialty breathable membranes market. Rise in awareness and growing per capita GDP are expected to drive the specialty breathable membranes market in these countries. An increase in the old age population is expected to drive the specialty breathable membranes market in the adult incontinence sector in developed countries such as Japan, the US, Canada, Germany, and Italy. Moreover, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, massive increase in the production of the facemask, surgical drapes, surgical gown, PPE kits and other goods supports for the growth of specialty breathable membranes market.
APAC is expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period.
APAC led the specialty breathable membranes market in terms of value in 2020. APAC accounted for the largest market share of 45.8%, in terms of value, in 2020. Increasing penetration of premium hygiene and medical & healthcare products in China, India, and Indonesia, along with the increase in per capita GDP, is expected to drive the specialty breathable membranes market in the region. Moreover, the growing production of footwear, sportswear, and athleisure in the region supports the growth of the market.
The leading players in the specialty breathable membranes market are the
The demand for breathable membranes is mainly catered to by global players manufacturing these membranes for various end-use industries. Some of the leading companies involved in the manufacturing of breathable membrane Covestro AG (Germany), Arkema S.A. (France), Toray Industries (Japan), Berry Global Group (US), Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (US), and RKW Group (Germany), globally.
- Growing Awareness Regarding Health and Hygiene in Developing Countries
- Increasing Usage in the Production of Healthcare and Medical Personal Protective Kit and Surgical Items
- Steady Growth in Demand from the Sportswear and Footwear Applications Will Support the Market Growth
- Growing Usage of Specialty Breathable Membranes in the Construction Industry
- Economic Slowdown and Impact of COVID-19 on the Manufacturing Sector
- Stagnant Growth in Baby Diapers Market in Developed Countries
- Untapped Markets in Developing Countries Having Low Penetration Rates of Diapers
- Cultural Barriers
- Costlier Than Conventional Membranes
- American Polyfilm
- Arkema S.A.
- Berry Global Group
- Covestro Ag
- Daika Kogyo
- Dingzing Advanced Materials Inc.
- Dsm Engineering Plastics
- Event Fabrics
- Fait Plast S.P.A
- Fatra A.S.
- Focus on Enhancing Footprint in the Global Market
- Innovia Films
- Nitto Denko
- Pil Membranes Ltd
- Rahil Foam Pvt. Ltd.
- Rkw Group
- Schweitzer-Mauduit International
- Skymark Packaging
- Sunplac Corporation
- Sympatex Technologies Gmbh
- Teknor Apex Company
- Toray Industries
- Trioplast Industries Ab
- W. L. Gore & Associates
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