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Breathable Films Market by Type, (Polyethylene, Polyurethane, Polypropylene), Application (Hygiene, Medical, Construction, Industrial, Food Packaging), and Region - Global Forecast to 2021

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: September 2016
Report Code: CH 4581

 

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The global market size of breathable films, which was USD 2.10 Billion in 2015, is projected to reach USD 3.21 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 7.5% between 2016 and 2021. The base year considered for the study is 2015, while the forecast period is between 2016 and 2021.

The objectives of the report are as follows:

  • To define, describe, and forecast the global breathable films market, based on its type, application, and region.
  • To forecast the market size, in terms of value, of the market segments with respect to five main regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America along with major countries in each region
  • To provide detailed information regarding the key factors influencing growth of the market (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and industry-specific challenges)
  • To strategically analyze micromarkets1 with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and contribution to the total market
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders and details of competitive landscape for the market leaders
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their key developments such as new product launches, capacity expansions, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships in the breathable films market

1. Micromarkets are defined as the segments and subsegments of the global breathable films market included in the report.

The top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the size of the global market and to estimate the sizes of various other dependent submarkets in the overall breathable films market. The research study involved extensive use of secondary sources, directories, and databases such as Hoovers, Bloomberg, Chemical Weekly, Factiva, and other government and private websites such as the World Bank, IMF, World Textile Information Network, and INDA among others to identify and collect information useful for the technical, market-oriented, and commercial study of the global breathable films market. After arriving at the overall market size, the total market was split into several segments and subsegments, which were then verified through primary research by conducting extensive interviews with industry experts, such as CEOs, VPs, Directors, and executives. These data triangulation and market breakdown procedures were employed to complete the overall market engineering process and to arrive at the exact statistics for all segments and subsegments. The breakdown of profiles of primary is depicted in the below figure:

Breathable Films Market

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Key Target Audience:

  • Breathable films manufacturers
  • Hygiene product manufacturers
  • Disposable surgical drapes, gowns, and gloves manufacturers
  • Breathable films technology providers
  • Government and regulatory organizations
  • Investment research firms

Scope of the Report:

This research report categorizes the global breathable films market on the basis of type, application, and region.

On the basis of Type:

  • Polyethylene
  • Polyurethane
  • Polypropylene
  • Others

On the basis of Application:

  • Hygiene
  • Medical
  • Food Processing
  • Industrial
  • Construction
  • Others

On the basis of Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South America
  • Middle East & Africa

The market is further analyzed for the key countries in each of these regions.

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, MarketsandMarkets offers customizations according to the company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Regional Analysis:

  • Country-level analysis of the breathable films market, by type
  • Country-level analysis of the breathable films market, by application

Company Information:

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players

Product Analysis

  • Product matrix, which gives a detailed comparison of product portfolio of each company

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 17)
    1.1 Objectives of The Study
    1.2 Market Definition
           1.2.1 Breathability
           1.2.2 Breathable Films
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Years Considered in The Report
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 20)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Market Size
           2.2.2 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.3 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 28)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 32)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Breathable Films Market
    4.2 Breathable Films Market Share, By Application and Region, 2015
    4.3 Breathable Films Market Attractiveness
    4.4 Percentage Distribution of Each Application of Breathable Films, By Region
    4.5 Life Cycle Analysis of Breathable Films

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 37)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Segmentation
           5.2.1 Breathable Films Market, By Product Type
           5.2.2 Breathable Films Market, By Application
           5.2.3 Breathable Films Market, By Region
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Growing Awareness Regarding Health and Hygiene
                    5.3.1.2 Increasing Usage of Breathable Films in Premium Hygiene Products
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Stagnant Growth in the Baby Diapers Market in Developed Countries
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Ample Opportunities in Untapped Markets
                    5.3.3.2 Increased Usage of Packaged Food
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Cultural Challenges
                    5.3.4.2 Higher Cost Than Conventional Films

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 46)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value-Chain Analysis
           6.2.1 Raw Material Suppliers
           6.2.2 Manufacturers
           6.2.3 Buyers/Product Manufacturers
           6.2.4 Distributors/Resellers
           6.2.5 End-Users
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.2 Threat of New Entrants
           6.3.3 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.5 Intensity of Competition
    6.4 Demographic and Macroeconomic Overview
           6.4.1 Introduction
           6.4.2 Trends of Per Capita GDP (At PPP), By Country, 2012–2015
           6.4.3 Birth Rate By Country
           6.4.4 Population of Age Group Up to Three Years, By Country
           6.4.5 Trend of Old Age Population, By Country
    6.5 Patent Analysis
    6.6 Regulatory Standards

7 Breathable Films Market, By Type (Page No. - 60)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Polyethylene
    7.3 Polypropylene
    7.4 Polyurethane
    7.5 Others
           7.5.1 Thermoplastic Polyester Elastomers/Copolyester
           7.5.2 Polyether Block Amide/Copolyamide

8 Breathable Films Market, By Application (Page No. - 67)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Hygiene
           8.2.1 Increasing Demand of Premium Baby Diapers to Drive the Breathable Films Market
           8.2.2 Increasing Old Age Population in Developed Countries to Fuel the Market of Breathable Films in Adult Diapers
           8.2.3 Rising Concern of Personal Hygiene to Drive the Breathable Films Market in Female Hygiene Products
    8.3 Medical
           8.3.1 Prevalence of Hospital Acquired Infections to Drive the Disposable Surgical Drapes, Gowns, and Gloves
           8.3.2 Disposable Surgical Items Have High Penetration in North America
    8.4 Construction
           8.4.1 Increasing Usage of Breathable Films in Order to Save the Cost Associated With Repair and Replacement
    8.5 Industrial
           8.5.1 Rapid Industrialization Along With Rising Concerns of Workers’ Health & Safety in Developing Countries
           8.5.2 Regulations and Safety Standards
    8.6 Food Packaging
           8.6.1 Recent Developments and R&D on Renewable Materials
           8.6.2 Increasing Demand of Packaged Fresh Produce and Cheese
    8.7 Others
           8.7.1 Growing Interest for Adventure Sports
           8.7.2 Increasing Government Focus on Adventure Tourism Industry

9 Breathable Films Market, By Region (Page No. - 80)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 North America
           9.2.1 U.S.
           9.2.2 Canada
           9.2.3 Mexico
    9.3 Europe
           9.3.1 Germany
           9.3.2 France
           9.3.3 U.K.
           9.3.4 Italy
           9.3.5 Rest of Europe
    9.4 Asia-Pacific
           9.4.1 China
           9.4.2 Japan
           9.4.3 India
           9.4.4 South Korea
           9.4.5 Indonesia
           9.4.6 Thailand
           9.4.7 Malaysia
           9.4.8 Rest of Asia-Pacific
                    9.4.8.1 Market Scenario in Vietnam
                    9.4.8.2 Market Scenario in Philippines
    9.5 Middle East & Africa
           9.5.1 Egypt
           9.5.2 Turkey
           9.5.3 South Africa
           9.5.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa
    9.6 South America
           9.6.1 Brazil
           9.6.2 Argentina
           9.6.3 Rest of South America
                    9.6.3.1 Market Scenario in Peru
                    9.6.3.2 Market Scenario in Venezuela
                    9.6.3.3 Market Scenario in Chile

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 145)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Competitive Situations and Trends
             10.2.1 Investments & Expansions
             10.2.2 Mergers & Acquisitions
             10.2.3 Agreements & Collaborations
             10.2.4 New Product Developments

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 151)
     11.1 Clopay Plastic Products Company
             11.1.1 Business Overview
             11.1.2 Products Offered
             11.1.3 Recent Developments
             11.1.4 SWOT Analysis
             11.1.5 MnM View
     11.2 RKW Group
             11.2.1 Business Overview
             11.2.2 Products Offered
             11.2.3 Recent Developments
             11.2.4 SWOT Analysis
             11.2.5 MnM View
     11.3 Mitsui Chemicals Incorporation
             11.3.1 Business Overview
             11.3.2 Products Offered
             11.3.3 Recent Developments
             11.3.4 SWOT Analysis
             11.3.5 MnM View
     11.4 Toray Industries Inc.
             11.4.1 Business Overview
             11.4.2 Products Offered
             11.4.3 Recent Developments
     11.5 Covestro
             11.5.1 Business Overview
             11.5.2 Products Offered
             11.5.3 Recent Developments
             11.5.4 SWOT Analysis
             11.5.5 MnM View
     11.6 Nitto Denko Corporation
             11.6.1 Business Overview
             11.6.2 Products Offered
     11.7 Fatra A.S.
             11.7.1 Business Overview
             11.7.2 Products Offered
     11.8 Arkema SA
             11.8.1 Business Overview
             11.8.2 Products Offered
             11.8.3 Recent Developments
             11.8.4 SWOT Analysis
             11.8.5 MnM View
     11.9 Celanese Corporation
             11.9.1 Business Overview
             11.9.2 Products Offered
     11.10 Trioplast Industrier Ab
             11.10.1 Business Overview
             11.10.2 Products Offered
             11.10.3 Recent Developments
     11.11 Other Key Players in the Market
             11.11.1 Argotec LLC
             11.11.2 Rhyfeel
             11.11.3 Skymark Packaging Product
             11.11.4 Daika Kogyo
             11.11.5 Sunplac Corporation
             11.11.6 American Polyfilm Corp.
             11.11.7 Innovia Films Ltd
             11.11.8 Swanson Plastics
             11.11.9 Pacrim Inc.
             11.11.10 Molnlycke Healthcare

12 Appendix (Page No. - 173)
     12.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     12.2 Discussion Guide
     12.3 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     12.4 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets Subscription Portal
     12.5 Available Customizations
     12.6 Related Reports


List of Tables (160 Tables)

Table 1 Market Segmentation, By Product Type
Table 2 Market Segmentation, By Application
Table 3 Increase in Awareness Among the People is Driving the Breathable Films Market
Table 4 Penetration Level of Baby Diapers in Key Countries, 2012
Table 5 Stagnant Growth in Baby Diapers Market is Restraining the Demand for Breathable Films
Table 6 Ample Opportunities in Untapped Markets and Increased Usage of Packaged Produce to Create Opportunities for Breathable Films
Table 7 Cultural Differences and Higher Cost to Pose A Challenge in the Breathable Films Market
Table 8 Trends of Per Capita GDP at PPP, By Country, 2012–2015 (USD)
Table 9 Birth Rate, By Country, 2011–2014
Table 10 Population of Age Group 0–3, By Country, 2013–2016
Table 11 Old Age (65+) Population, By Country, 2013–2016
Table 12 Regulatory Standards Applicable to Breathable Films
Table 13 Breathable Polyethylene Films Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 14 Breathable Polyethylene Films Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 15 Breathable Polypropylene Films Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 16 Breathable Polypropylene Films Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 17 Breathable Polyurethane Films Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 18 Breathable Polyurethane Films Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 19 Other Breathable Films Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 20 Other Breathable Films Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 21 Breathable Films Market Size in Hygiene Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 22 Breathable Films Market Size in Hygiene Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 23 Breathable Films Market Size in Medical Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 24 Breathable Films Market Size in Medical Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 25 Breathable Films Market Size in Construction Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 26 Breathable Films Market Size in Construction Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 27 Breathable Films Market Size in Industrial Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 28 Breathable Films Market Size in Industrial Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 29 Breathable Films Market Size in Food Packaging Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 30 Breathable Films Market Size in Food Packaging Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 31 Breathable Films Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 32 Breathable Films Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 33 Breathable Films Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 34 Breathable Films Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 35 North America: Breathable Films Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 36 North America: Breathable Films Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 37 North America: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 38 North America: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 39 North America: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 40 North America: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021, (Kiloton)
Table 41 U.S.: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 42 U.S.: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 43 U.S.: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 44 U.S.: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 45 Canada: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 46 Canada: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 47 Canada: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 48 Canada: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 49 Mexico: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 50 Mexico: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 51 Mexico: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 52 Mexico: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 53 Europe: Breathable Films Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 54 Europe: Breathable Films Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 55 Europe: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 56 Europe: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 57 Europe: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 58 Europe: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 59 Germany: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 60 Germany: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 61 Germany: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 62 Germany: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 63 France: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 64 France: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 65 France: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 66 France: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 67 U.K.: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 68 U.K.: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 69 U.K.: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021, (USD Million)
Table 70 U.K.: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 71 Italy: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 72 Italy: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 73 Italy: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 74 Italy: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 75 Rest of Europe: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021(USD Million)
Table 76 Rest of Europe: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 77 Rest of Europe: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 78 Rest of Europe: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 79 Asia-Pacific: Breathable Films Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 80 Asia-Pacific: Breathable Films Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 81 Asia-Pacific: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 82 Asia-Pacific: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 83 Asia-Pacific: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 84 Asia-Pacific: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 85 China: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 86 China: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 87 China: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 88 China: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 89 Japan: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 90 Japan: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 91 Japan: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 92 Japan: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 93 India: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 94 India: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 95 India: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 96 India: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 97 South Korea: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 98 South Korea: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 99 South Korea: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 100 South Korea: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 101 Indonesia: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 102 Indonesia: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 103 Indonesia: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 104 Indonesia: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 105 Thailand: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 106 Thailand: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 107 Thailand: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 108 Thailand: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 109 Malaysia: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 110 Malaysia: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 111 Malaysia: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 112 Malaysia: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 113 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 114 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 115 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 116 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 117 Middle East & Africa: Breathable Films Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 118 Middle East & Africa: Breathable Films Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 119 Middle East & Africa: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 120 Middle East & Africa: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 121 Middle East & Africa: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 122 Middle East & Africa: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 123 Egypt: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 124 Egypt: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 125 Egypt: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 126 Egypt: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 127 Turkey: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 128 Turkey: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 129 Turkey: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 130 Turkey: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 131 South Africa: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 132 South Africa: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 133 South Africa: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 134 South Africa: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 135 Rest of Middle East & Africa: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 136 Rest of Middle East & Africa: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 137 Rest of Middle East & Africa: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 138 Rest of Middle East & Africa: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 139 South America: Breathable Films Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 140 South America: Breathable Films Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 141 South America: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 142 South America: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 143 South America: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 144 South America: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 145 Brazil: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 146 Brazil: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 147 Brazil: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 148 Brazil: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 149 Argentina: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 150 Argentina: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 151 Argentina: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 152 Argentina: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 153 Rest of South America: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 154 Rest of South America: Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 155 Rest of South America: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 156 Rest of South America: Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 157 Investments & Expansions, 2013–2016
Table 158 Mergers & Acquisitions 2013–2016
Table 159 Agreements & Collaborations, 2013–2016
Table 160 New Product Developments, 2013-2016


List of Figures (47 Figures)

Figure 1 Breathable Films: Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Breathable Films Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Breathable Films Market: Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Polyethylene-Based Breathable Films to Remain the Dominant Type Till 2021
Figure 7 Hygiene Application to Drive the Breathable Films Market
Figure 8 Asia-Pacific to Witness Significant Growth During the Forecast Period
Figure 9 Increasing Use of Hygiene Products in the Emerging Economies to Drive the Growth for Breathable Films
Figure 10 Hygiene Application Accounted for the Largest Share of the Global Breathable Films Market
Figure 11 Major Applications of Breathable Films to Grow Rapidly in Asia-Pacific
Figure 12 North America and Europe Together Accounted for 45%–55% in Each Application
Figure 13 The Breathable Films Market in Asia-Pacific is in the Growth Phase
Figure 14 Breathable Films: Market Dynamics
Figure 15 Breathable Films: Value-Chain Analysis
Figure 16 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 17 Highest Number of Patents Were Filed in Europe From January 2013 to December 2015
Figure 18 Breathable Films Market, By Type
Figure 19 Polyethylene-Based Breathable Films Dominate the Market
Figure 20 Asia-Pacific to Account for the Maximum Share in Hygiene Application
Figure 21 Medical Application to Grow at A Moderate Pace in Europe and North America
Figure 22 Asia-Pacific to Lead the Growth of Breathable Films in the Construction Application
Figure 23 Asia-Pacific and the Middle East & Africa to Lead the Growth of Breathable Films in the Industrial Application
Figure 24 Asia-Pacific Market to Register the Highest Growth in the Food Packaging Application
Figure 25 Asia-Pacific Market to Register the Highest Growth in Other Applications
Figure 26 Asia-Pacific to Witness the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period
Figure 27 Asia-Pacific Accounted for the Largest Share of Market Growth
Figure 28 North America Market Snapshot: Demand to Be Driven By Medical Application
Figure 29 U.S. to Remain the Largest Market for Breathable Films Globally
Figure 30 Hygiene Was the Dominant Application of Breathable Films in Most of the European Countries in 2015
Figure 31 Germany to Lead the Breathable Films Market in Europe
Figure 32 Asia-Pacific Market Snapshot: Demand to Be Driven By the Hygiene Application in China, India, and Indonesia
Figure 33 Companies Adopted Investments & Expansions as the Key Growth Strategy Between 2013 and 2016
Figure 34 Market Evaluation Framework: Investment & Expansion Fueled Growth Between 2013 and 2015
Figure 35 Investments & Expansions: Most Popular Growth Strategy Between 2013 and 2016
Figure 36 Clopay Plastic Products Co: Company Snapshot
Figure 37 Clopay Plastic Products Co.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 38 RKW Group: SWOT Analysis
Figure 39 Mitsui Chemicals Incorporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 40 Mitsui Chemicals Incorporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 41 Toray Industries Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 42 Covestro: Company Snapshot
Figure 43 Covestro: SWOT Analysis
Figure 44 Nitto Denko Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 Arkema SA: Company Snapshot
Figure 46 Arkema SA: SWOT Analysis
Figure 47 Celanese Corporation: Company Snapshot

The global market size of breathable films is projected to reach USD 3.21 Billion by 2021, registering a CAGR of 7.5%, between 2016 and 2021. The breathable films market is anticipated to register a steady growth in the next five years; it is driven by the growing awareness regarding hygiene and increasing demand of premium hygiene products including baby diapers, sanitary napkins, and adult diapers. The usage of breathable films in food packaging applications is expected to provide immense opportunities because of the increasing trend of packaged produce and cheese consumption. In food packaging, food items such as vegetables and fruits need aeration to maintain their freshness for a longer time, which results in reduction in food wastage, longer shelf-life, and convenience of use.

Breathable films are thin films formed by a combination of polymers and mineral fillers. The films have a microporous structure which is essential for vapor transmission. The polymers that are mainly used in breathable films are polyethylene, polypropylene, polyurethane, and others which contain polyether block amide, thermoplastic polyester elastomers, co-polyester, and co-polyamide.

The major applications of breathable films include hygiene, medical, food processing, industrial, construction, and others. Increasing usage of breathable films in hygiene applications such as baby diapers, adult diapers, and sanitary napkins is expected to drive the breathable films market. The breathable films market in hygiene application is projected to witness a decent growth over the next five years.

Globally, Asia-Pacific was the largest market for breathable films in 2015 with maximum market share, in terms of value and volume. The breathable films market in Asia-Pacific is also projected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2016 and 2021. Apart from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore, the penetration of hygiene products in other Asia-Pacific countries is low and the birth rate is quite high as compared to the aforementioned countries.

Breathable Films Market

There is stagnant growth in the baby diapers market in developed countries such as Japan, Germany, and the U.S. due to very high penetration. The penetration rate for baby diapers is about 95% to 98% in North America, Western Europe, and Japan. This has led to the stagnant growth for breathable films in these regions as baby diaper is their major application. Thus, the maturity of the market is the main restraining factor for the breathable films market.

Clopay Plastics Products Company is the leading manufacturer of breathable films. Apart from leading in product innovation and research, it also focuses on expansion & investment to maintain its market share in the global breathable films business. In May 2016, the company announced an investment of USD 50 million to expand its Sof-Flex line of breathable films, which is used by the hygiene industry for the production of diapers. The expansion is set to take place in manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Brazil in order to meet the rise in demand.

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