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Breathable Films Market by Type (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyurethane Polyether Block Amide, Co-Polyamide, Polyether Ester), End-Use Industry (Hygiene, Medical, Food Packaging, Construction, Fabric), and Region - Global Forecast to 2022

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Publishing Date: December 2017
Report Code: CH 4581

 

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The breathable films market size was valued at USD 1.71 Billion in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 2.55 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.1% during the forecast period. The base year considered for the study is 2016, while the forecast period is from 2017 to 2022.

The objectives of the report are as follows:

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

Research Methodology

Both top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the size of the breathable films 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 to identify and collect information useful for a technical, market-oriented, and commercial study of the breathable films market.

Breathable Films Market

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The supply chain of the breathable films market starts with the sourcing of raw materials, followed by manufacture of breathable films, supply of breathable films to product manufacturers, and supply of finished breathable films products. The major players in the breathable films market are RKW Group (Germany), Arkema (France), Clopay Plastic Products (US), Mitsui Hygiene Materials (Thailand), and Fatra (Czech Republic). Other leading companies in this market include Toray Industries (Japan), Covestro (Germany), Nitto Denko (Japan), Trioplast Industries (Sweden), SWM INTL (US), Rahil Foam (India), Skymark Packaging (UK), Daika Kogyo (Japan), American Polyfilm (US), and Innovia Films (UK).

Key Target Audience:

  • Breathable Films Manufacturing Companies
  • Traders, Distributors, and Retailers
  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Commercial R&D Institutes
  • Research Institutes, Trade Association, and Government Agencies

Scope of the Report:

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

On the basis of Type:

  • Polyethylene-based Breathable Films
  • Polypropylene-based Breathable Films
  • Polyurethane-based Breathable Films
  • Others (Polyether Block Amide, Co-polyamide, and Polyether Ester-based Breathable Films)

On the basis of Application:

  • Hygiene
  • Medical
  • Food Packaging
  • Construction
  • Fabric (Defense Jackets, Protective Garments for Industrial Uses)
  • Others (Adventurous Sporting Goods such as Rafts, Tents, Waterproof Camping Bags, Mattresses, Disposable Work Wear, Coverall, Jumper, Rainwear, and Shoe Liners)

On the basis of Region:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

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

Available Customizations:

Along with the given market data, MarketsandMarkets offers customizations as per the specific needs of the companies. The following customization options are available for the report:

Country Information:

  • Breathable films market analysis for additional countries

Company Information:

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to 5)

Pricing Analysis:

  • Detailed pricing analysis for each type of breathable film products

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 14)
    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 Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Unit Considered
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 17)
    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 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 25)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 29)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Breathable Films Market
    4.2 Breathable Films Market in APAC, By Type and Country
    4.3 Market Share of Each Application of Breathable Films, By Region
    4.4 Breathable Films Market, By Type

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 31)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Dynamics
           5.2.1 Drivers
                    5.2.1.1 Growing Awareness Regarding Health and Hygiene
                    5.2.1.2 Increasing Usage of Breathable Films in Premium Hygiene Products in Developing Countries
           5.2.2 Restraints
                    5.2.2.1 Stagnant Growth in Baby Diapers Market in Developed Countries
                    5.2.2.2 Higher Cost Than Conventional Films
           5.2.3 Opportunities
                    5.2.3.1 Untapped Markets With Lower Penetration Rates
                    5.2.3.2 Increasing Consumption of Packaged Food
           5.2.4 Challenges
                    5.2.4.1 Cultural Barriers
    5.3 Industry Trends
           5.3.1 Value-Chain
           5.3.2 Raw Material Suppliers
           5.3.3 Manufacturers
           5.3.4 Buyers/Product Manufacturers
           5.3.5 Distributors/Resellers
           5.3.6 End Users
    5.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           5.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           5.4.2 Threat of New Entrants
           5.4.3 Threat of Substitutes
           5.4.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           5.4.5 Intensity of Competition
    5.5 Demographic and Macroeconomic Overview
           5.5.1 Introduction
           5.5.2 Trends of Per Capita GDP (At PPP), By Country, 2014–2016
           5.5.3 Birth Rate By Country
           5.5.4 Population of 0–3 Years Age Group, By Country
           5.5.5 Trend of Old Age Population, By Country
    5.6 Regulatory Standards

6 Breathable Films Market, By Type (Page No. - 46)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Polyethylene
    6.3 Polypropylene
    6.4 Polyurethane
    6.5 Others

7 Breathable Films Market, By Application (Page No. - 56)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Hygiene
    7.3 Medical
    7.4 Construction
    7.5 Fabric
    7.6 Food Packaging
    7.7 Others

8 Breathable Films Market, By Region (Page No. - 68)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 North America
           8.2.1 US
           8.2.2 Canada
           8.2.3 Mexico
    8.3 Europe
           8.3.1 Germany
           8.3.2 France
           8.3.3 UK
           8.3.4 Italy
           8.3.5 Rest of Europe
    8.4 APAC
           8.4.1 China
           8.4.2 Japan
           8.4.3 India
           8.4.4 South Korea
           8.4.5 Indonesia
           8.4.6 Thailand
           8.4.7 Malaysia
           8.4.8 Rest of APAC
    8.5 Middle East & Africa
           8.5.1 Egypt
           8.5.2 Turkey
           8.5.3 South Africa
           8.5.4 Rest of MEA
    8.6 South America
           8.6.1 Brazil
           8.6.2 Argentina
           8.6.3 Rest of South America

9 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 111)
    9.1 Overview
    9.2 Market Ranking of Key Players
    9.3 Competitive Scenario
           9.3.1 Investment & Expansion
           9.3.2 Merger & Acquisition
           9.3.3 Agreement & Collaboration

10 Company Profiles (Page No. - 115)
Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View
     10.1 Clopay Plastic Products
     10.2 RKW Group
     10.3 Arkema
     10.4 Mitsui Chemicals
     10.5 Toray Industries
     10.6 Covestro
     10.7 Nitto Denko
     10.8 Fatra A.S.
     10.9 Schweitzer-Mauduit International
     10.10 Trioplast Industrier AB
*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.
     10.11 Other Key Players in the Market
             10.11.1 Celanese
             10.11.2 Rahil Foam Pvt. Ltd.
             10.11.3 Skymark Packaging
             10.11.4 American Polyfilm
             10.11.5 Innovia Films
             10.11.6 DSM Engineering Plastics
             10.11.7 Agiplast
             10.11.8 Teknor Apex Company
             10.11.9 Daika Kogyo
             10.11.10 Sunplac Corporation

11 Appendix (Page No. - 135)
     11.1 Insights From Industry Experts
     11.2 Discussion Guide
     11.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     11.4 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     11.5 Available Customizations
     11.6 Related Reports
     11.7 Author Details


List of Tables (104 Tables)

Table 1 Trends of Per Capita GDP at PPP, By Country (USD Billions)
Table 2 Birth Rate, By Country, 2013–2016
Table 3 Population of 0–3 Years Age Group, By Country, 2013–2016
Table 4 Old Age (65+) Population, By Country, 2013–2016
Table 5 Regulatory Standards Applicable to Breathable Films
Table 6 Global Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 7 Global Breathable Films Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 8 Breathable Polyethylene Films Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 9 Breathable Polyethylene Films Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 10 Breathable Polypropylene Films Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 11 Breathable Polypropylene Films Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 12 Breathable Polyurethane Films Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 13 Breathable Polyurethane Films Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 14 Other Breathable Films Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 15 Other Breathable Films Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 16 Global Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 17 Global Breathable Films Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 18 Breathable Films Market Size in Hygiene Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 19 Breathable Films Market Size in Hygiene Applications, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 20 Breathable Films Market Size in Medical Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 21 Breathable Films Market Size in Medical Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 22 Breathable Films Market Size in Construction Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 23 Breathable Films Market Size in Construction Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 24 Breathable Films Market Size in Fabric Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 25 Breathable Films Market Size in Fabric Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 26 Breathable Films Market Size in Food Packaging Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 27 Breathable Films Market Size in Food Packaging Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 28 Breathable Films Market Size in Other Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 29 Breathable Films Market Size in Other Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 30 Breathable Films Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 31 Breathable Films Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 32 North America: Breathable Films Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 33 North America: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 34 North America: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 35 North America: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 36 North America: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022, (Kiloton)
Table 37 US: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 38 US: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 39 Canada: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 40 Canada: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 41 Mexico: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 42 Mexico: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 43 Europe: By Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 44 Europe: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 45 Europe: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 46 Europe: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 47 Europe: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 48 Germany: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 49 Germany: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 50 France: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 51 France: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 52 UK: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 53 UK: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 54 Italy: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 55 Italy: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 56 Rest of Europe: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 57 Rest of Europe: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 58 APAC: By Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 59 APAC: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 60 APAC: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 61 APAC: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 62 APAC: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 63 China: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 64 China: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 65 Japan: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 66 Japan: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 67 India: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 68 India: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 69 South Korea: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 70 South Korea: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 71 Indonesia: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 72 Indonesia: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 73 Thailand: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 74 Thailand: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 75 Malaysia: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 76 Malaysia: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 77 Rest of APAC: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 78 Rest of APAC: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 79 MEA: By Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 80 MEA: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 81 MEA: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 82 Egypt: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 83 Egypt: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 84 Turkey: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 85 Turkey: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 86 South Africa: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 87 South Africa: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 88 Rest of MEA: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 89 Rest of MEA: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 90 South America: By Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 91 South America: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 92 South America: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 93 South America: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 94 South America: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 95 Brazil: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 96 Brazil: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 97 Argentina: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 98 Argentina: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 99 Rest of South America: By Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 100 Rest of South America: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 101 Market Ranking of Major Breathable Films Manufacturers, 2016
Table 102 Investment & Expansion, 2014–2017
Table 103 Merger & Acquisition, 2014–2017
Table 104 Agreement & Collaboration, 2014–2017


List of Figures (38 Figures)

Figure 1 Breathable Films: Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Breathable Films Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Breathable Films Market: Data Triangulation
Figure 4 Polyethylene-Based Breathable Films to Remain Dominant Type Till 2022
Figure 5 Hygiene Application to Drive Breathable Films Market
Figure 6 APAC Market to Witness Highest-Growth During Forecast Period
Figure 7 Increasing Use of Hygiene Products in Emerging Economies to Drive Demand for Breathable Films
Figure 8 China to Lead Breathable Films Market in APAC
Figure 9 North America and Europe Together Dominated All Applications of Breathable Films Market in 2016, Except Hygiene
Figure 10 Polyethylene-Based Breathable Films to Lead Overall Market Between 2017 and 2022
Figure 11 Breathable Films: Market Dynamics
Figure 12 Breathable Films: Value-Chain Analysis
Figure 13 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 14 Breathable Films Market, By Type
Figure 15 Polyethylene-Based Breathable Films Dominate the Market, Between 2017 and 2022
Figure 16 APAC to Witness Highest Growth Rate for Polyethylene-Based Breathable Films Between 2017 and 2022
Figure 17 APAC to Register Highest Growth for Polypropylene-Based Breathable Films Between 2017 and 2022
Figure 18 APAC to Be the Fastest Growing Market for Polyurethane-Based Breathable Films Between 2017 and 2022
Figure 19 North America to Be Largest Market for Other Breathable Films During Forecast Period
Figure 20 APAC to Account for Maximum Share of Breathable Films Market in Hygiene Application
Figure 21 Breathable Films Market in Medical Application to Grow at Moderate Pace in Europe and Americas
Figure 22 APAC to Lead Breathable Films Market Size in Construction, By 2022
Figure 23 APAC to Drive Breathable Films Market in Fabric Application
Figure 24 APAC Market to Register Highest Growth in Food Packaging Application
Figure 25 APAC Market to Register Highest Growth in Other Applications, Between 2017 and 2022
Figure 26 Countries in the APAC Region to Witness the Highest Growth During Forecast Period
Figure 27 North America Market Snapshot
Figure 28 US to Remain the Largest Market for Breathable Films Globally
Figure 29 Germany to Lead Breathable Films Market in Europe
Figure 30 APAC Market Snapshot
Figure 31 Companies Adopted Investment & Expansion as the Key Growth Strategy Between 2014 and 2017
Figure 32 Clopay Plastic Products: Company Snapshot
Figure 33 Arkema: Company Snapshot
Figure 34 Mitsui Chemicals: Company Snapshot
Figure 35 Toray Industries Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 36 Covestro: Company Snapshot
Figure 37 Nitto Denko: Company Snapshot
Figure 38 Schweitzer-Mauduit International: Company Snapshot

The breathable films market size is estimated to be USD 1.81 Billion in 2017 and projected to reach USD 2.55 Billion by 2022, registering a CAGR of 7.1% between 2017 and 2022. Rising awareness regarding health and hygiene and increasing purchasing power of consumer are the major drivers of the global breathable films market during the forecast period.

Breathable films are classified into four types based on the raw materials used during its manufacturing process. The types are polyethylene-based breathable films, polypropylene-based breathable films, polyurethane-based breathable films, and others. The others type segment includes polyether block amide-based breathable films, co-polyamide-based breathable films, and polyether ester-based breathable films. Polyethylene-based breathable films are the most-widely used type of breathable films as these are low in cost as compared to any other type of breathable films and have favorable properties such as high absorbency, permeability, and strength.

By application, the breathable films market is classified into six segments, namely, hygiene, medical, food packaging, construction, fabric, and others. Hygiene is the largest application segment of breathable films. Growing penetration rate of baby diapers and sanitary napkins in the developing countries are expected to drive the breathable films market in this application segment. The medical application segment is expected to be the fastest-growing application segment during the forecast period. Increased use of breathable films in surgical drapes and gowns is expected to be the major driver for this segment.

Breathable Films Market

Asia Pacific is estimated to be the largest market for breathable films and is also projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. China is expected to account for the largest share of the market in Asia Pacific till 2022. Major producers of breathable films such as Mitsui Hygiene Materials (Thailand) and Nitto Denko (Japan) are located in the Asia Pacific region. North America accounts for the second-largest share of the global breathable films market.

Companies are using investment and expansion strategies to increase their market share and cater to the increasing demand for breathable films. For example, in July 2016, the company invested into a line of good quality film prints for packaging solutions in Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos, Indonesia, and Myanmar. Through this, the company aims to meet the rising quality standards for different products.

Companies such as RKW Group (Germany), Arkema (France), Clopay Plastic Products (US), Mitsui Hygiene Materials (Thailand), and Fatra (Czech Republic) adopted investment, expansion, new product development, and agreement strategies to expand their market share and product portfolio in the breathable films market from 2014 to 2017.

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