Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry By Type (Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Polyurethane (PU), Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) & Others), By Application (Roof Construction (Pitched Roof & Roof Tiles), External Walls, Building Lining, Timber Frame & Others), By End-use Industry (Residential (Residential Housing, Apartments & Others), Commercial (Shopping Malls, Hospitals, Corporate Offices, Education Centres, Hotel & Others) & Industrial (Manufacturing Facilities, Warehouses & Others)), By Geography - Global Opportunity Analysis & Industry Forecast, 2022-2027

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Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry Overview

The Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry size is estimated to reach US$900 million by 2027, after growing at a CAGR of 9.5% during the forecast period 2022-2027. Breathable membranes allow roofs to breathe and are considered an ideal solution for re-roofing projects and new builds. It enables moisture to escape from the roof and protects the building from external weather conditions. It protects the building from dust, snow and rain. Breathable membranes provide resistance to vapor, superior water vapor permeability and water resistance. These are extensively used for roofing, cladding and building lining. Polyethylene and polypropylene are the key materials used for breathable membranes. According to Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography, in Q2 of 2021, the construction industry in Mexico posted a high year-on-year growth rate of 33.8%. Thus, the growth in the construction industry is propelling the growth of the Breathable Membranes Market for the Construction Industry.

Many industries across the globe have faced several challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several industries have experienced pitfalls due to the unavailability of raw materials. The production and demand in these industries have declined due to an interrupted supply chain and the cessation of transportation. According to India’s Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, in 2020, the growth rate of the Indian construction industry declined by 7% in Q3 and 49.4% in Q2. With the pause in industrial production and distribution, the demand and consumption of Breathable Membranes have been hampered to an extent.

Report Coverage

The “Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry Report – Forecast (2022-2027)” by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments in the Breathable Membranes Market for the Construction Industry.

By Type: Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Polyurethane (PU), Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and Others.
By Application: Roof Construction (Pitched Roof and Roof Tiles), External Walls, Building Lining, Timber Frame and Others.
By End-use Industry: Residential (Residential Housing, Apartments and Others), Commercial (Shopping Malls, Hospitals, Corporate Offices, Education Centres, Hotel and Others) and Industrial (Manufacturing Facilities, Warehouses and Others).
By Geography: North America (the USA, Canada and Mexico), Europe (the UK, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Belgium and the Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Rest of APAC), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and the Rest of South America) and the Rest of the World (the Middle East and Africa).

Figure: Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry Revenue Share, by Geography, 2021 (%)

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Key Takeaways

  • The significant increase in demand for polypropylene breathable membranes owing to their favorable properties is expected to provide a significant growth opportunity for the size of the Breathable Membranes Market for the Construction Industry in coming years. 
  • The notable growth in the construction industry is driving the growth of the Breathable Membranes Market for the Construction Industry. According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, in Q2 of 2021, the construction sector of China registered a growth of 1.8% while its cumulative growth was 8.6% in the first half of 2021.
  • Increase in demand for breathable membranes in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors is providing ample growth opportunities for the industry players in near future in the Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry.

Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry Segment Analysis – by Type

The polypropylene segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 11.1% during the forecast period in the Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry. Breathable membranes help resolve the problem of water damage and condensation build-up through the roofing. Breathable membranes are completely waterproof, superior in allowing condensation to escape and suitable for warm roof structures without roof ventilation and are widely used in cladding. Polypropylene is a suitable material for the production of these membranes as it is durable, breathable, water resistant and inexpensive. Moreover, polypropylene is considered safe and non-toxic for humans. Thus, several benefits associated with the use of polypropylene is boosting its growth and is expected to account for a significant share of the Breathable Membranes Market for the Construction Industry.

Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry Segment Analysis – by End-use Industry

The residential segment held the largest share of over 45% in the Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry in 2021. The utilization of breathable membranes depends on the type of condensation in buildings, cladding, level of moisture, air-tight nature of the buildings and presence of moisture vapor on the roof space. However, modern buildings are tended to be more air-tight due to the availability of limited space. Therefore, it is essential to install suitable roof ventilation in order to allow moisture to escape. In the residential sector, breathable membranes play a significant role in reducing the risk of condensation. According to European Union, in December 2021, construction of buildings increased by 4.6% and civil engineering construction by 3.3% compared to 2020. Thus, the increase in demand in residential applications is boosting the market growth of the Breathable Membranes Market for the Construction Industry

Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry Segment Analysis – by Geography

Asia-Pacific held the largest share (42%) of the Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry in 2021. This growth is mainly attributed to the increase in residential, commercial and industrial construction activities in this region. The region comprises key economies such as China, India, Japan and Australia where the level of construction output including residential and commercial has rapidly increased. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in February 2022, the number of dwellings approved in Australia rose by 43.5% with private sector house approvals showing a 16.5% rise. Also, according to India’s Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, in Q4 of 2020, India's construction industry grew by 6.2%. The significant growth in construction in this region also demands more sustainable and renewable materials in construction for environmental benefits. Thus, the significant demand from end-use industries in this region also boosts the growth of the Breathable Membranes Market for the Construction Industry.

Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry Driver

Increase in construction activities across the globe

The growing residential construction, due to the high demand for residential projects from the growing population and the customer inclination towards modern construction practices, has increased the demand for Breathable Membranes in the Construction Industry as these are water resistant. Moreover, rapid urbanization and technological advancements have led to an increase in spending on infrastructure developments in several countries across the globe. For instance, according to the UK’s Ministry of Housing, Community and Local Government, in Q1 of 2021, there were 49,470 completed homes in the UK, showing the highest figure in over 20 years and a 4% increase compared to the last 3 months of 2020. Thus, high growth in construction activities is further propelling the demand for breathable membranes and is expected to boost the Breathable Membranes Market for the Construction Industry size. 

Growing expenditure on commercial construction

Emerging economies, rapid urbanization and technological advancements have led to increased investment in infrastructure developments in countries. This has also surged the adoption of breathable membranes for commercial construction. According to the US Census Bureau, in November 2021, construction spending on healthcare was US$51.3 million, showing a 9% increase, compared to US$46.7 million in the same month of 2020. Furthermore, according to Statistics Canada, in January 2022, investment in institutional building increased by 0.6% to US$1.12 billion while industrial construction investment increased by 2.1% to US$691.4 million since mid-2020. An increase in commercial infrastructure spending would create more demand for breathable membranes in such commercial construction. These factors continue to boost the growth of the Breathable Membranes market for the Construction Industry.

Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry Challenge

Disadvantages associated with the use of breathable membranes:

Breathable Membranes provide several benefits such as protection from moisture and condensation and offer ventilation for buildings. However, the installation of these membranes needs third-party approval for the additional ventilation. These membranes need to comply with certain government regulations. The National House Building Council (NHBC) would only accept a few breathable membranes without added ventilation if they have approval from the British Board of Agreement (BBA). Thus, the aforementioned factors may hamper the market growth.

Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry Outlook

The top 10 companies in the Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry are - 
  1. DuPont
  2. GAF Material Corporation
  3. Saint Gobain SA
  4. Kingspan Group PLC
  5. Klober
  6. Knauf Insulation
  7. Porelle Membranes
  8. Riwega Srl GmbH
  9. Soprema Group
  10. Sungod Technology Co. Ltd.

Recent Developments

  • In August 2021, Kingspan Group acquired Thermakraft Ltd, a leading manufacturer of breathable membranes and underlay supplier. This acquisition helped the company to expand its presence in New Zealand and Australia.
  • In May 2021, Knauf Insulation announced the launch of its new weatherproof and long-lasting Homeseal black tape. It improves the performance of insulation and enhances the appearance of ventilated facades. 

Relevant Reports

1. Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry - Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry - Executive Summary
    2.1 Key Trends by Type
    2.2 Key Trends by Application
    2.3 Key Trends by End-use Industry 
    2.4 Key Trends by Geography
3. Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry – Comparative analysis
    3.1 Market Share Analysis- Major Companies
    3.2 Product Benchmarking- Major Companies
    3.3 Top 5 Financials Analysis
    3.4 Patent Analysis- Major Companies
    3.5 Pricing Analysis (ASPs will be provided)
4. Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry - Startup companies Scenario Premium Premium
    4.1 Major startup company analysis:
        4.1.1 Investment
        4.1.2 Revenue
        4.1.3 Product portfolio
        4.1.4 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry – Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium Premium
    5.1 Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing Business Index
    5.3 Successful Venture Profiles
    5.4 Customer Analysis – Major companies
6. Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry - Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Porter's Five Force Model
        6.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining Powers of Buyers
        6.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
        6.3.4 Competitive Rivalry
        6.3.5 Threat of Substitutes
7. Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry – Strategic Analysis
    7.1 Value/Supply Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunity Analysis
    7.3 Product/Market Life Cycle
    7.4 Distributor Analysis – Major Companies
8. Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry – by Type (Market Size - $Million/Billion)
    8.1 Polyethylene (PE)
    8.2 Polypropylene (PP)
    8.3 Polyurethane (PU)
    8.4 Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE),
    8.5 Others 
9. Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry – by Application (Market Size - $Million/Billion)
    9.1 Roof Construction 
        9.1.1 Pitched Roof
        9.1.2 Roof Tiles
    9.2 External Walls 
    9.3 Building Lining 
    9.4 Timber Frame 
    9.5 Others 
10. Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry – by End-use Industry (Market Size - $Million/Billion)
    10.1 Residential
        10.1.1 Residential Housing 
        10.1.2 Apartments
        10.1.3 Others
    10.2 Commercial
        10.2.1 Shopping Malls
        10.2.2 Hospitals
        10.2.3 Corporate Offices
        10.2.4 Education Centres
        10.2.5 Hotel
        10.2.6 Others
    10.3 Industrial
        10.3.1 Manufacturing Facilities
        10.3.2 Warehouses
        10.3.3 Other 
11. Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry - by Geography (Market Size - $Million/Billion)
    11.1 North America
        11.1.1 the USA
        11.1.2 Canada
        11.1.3 Mexico
    11.2 Europe
        11.2.1 the UK
        11.2.2 Germany
        11.2.3 France
        11.2.4 Italy
        11.2.5 the Netherlands
        11.2.6 Spain
        11.2.7 Russia
        11.2.8 Belgium
        11.2.9 Rest of Europe
    11.3 Asia-Pacific
        11.3.1 China
        11.3.2 Japan
        11.3.3 India
        11.3.4 South Korea
        11.3.5 Australia and New Zeeland
        11.3.6 Indonesia
        11.3.7 Taiwan
        11.3.8 Malaysia
        11.3.9 Rest of APAC
    11.4 South America
        11.4.1 Brazil
        11.4.2 Argentina
        11.4.3 Colombia
        11.4.4 Chile
        11.4.5 Rest of South America
    11.5 Rest of the World
        11.5.1 the Middle East
        11.5.2 Africa
12. Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry – Entropy
    12.1 New Product Launches
    12.2 M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
13. Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry – Industry/Competition Segment Analysis Premium
    13.1 Company Benchmarking Matrix – Major Companies
    13.2 Market Share at Global Level - Major companies
    13.3 Market Share by Key Region - Major companies
    13.4 Market Share by Key Country - Major companies
    13.5 Market Share by Key Product Type/Product category - Major companies
14. Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry – Key Company List by Country Premium Premium
15. Breathable Membranes Market For Construction Industry Company Analysis - Business Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials and Developments
    15.1 Company 1
    15.2 Company 2
    15.3 Company 3
    15.4 Company 4
    15.5 Company 5
    15.6 Company 6
    15.7 Company 7
    15.8 Company 8
    15.9 Company 9
    15.10 Company 10 and more
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