DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Breathable Films Market by Type (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyurethane Polyether),Technology (Microporous, Monolithic) End-Use Industry (Hygiene, Medical, Food Packaging, Construction, Fabric), and Region - Global Forecast to 2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
The Breathable Films Market Size is Estimated to be USD 2.2 Billion in 2019 and is Projected to Reach USD 3.3 Billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 8.2%
Breathable films are thin, microporous or monolithic films that are impervious to liquids (water/blood) but permeable to gases (water vapor). Increasing penetration of hygiene products such as baby diapers, sanitary napkins, and adult incontinence products in the developing countries and increased consumption of premium hygiene products in the developed countries is expected to drive the global breathable films market during the forecast period. High cost of breathable films is the major restraint for the global breathable films market.
Polyurethane-based breathable films: the fastest-growing type of breathable films
Polyurethane-based breathable film is projected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period. Breathable polyurethane films have major usage in the medical sector. These films are preferred for surgical gloves, surgical drapes, patient gowns, and table & bed covers as they are monolithic and create better liquid barriers compared to other microporous breathable films. Also, these films have high mechanical properties such as abrasion resistance, high durability, and low-temperature flexibility.
Hygiene & personal care is the largest consumer of breathable films
Hygiene applications accounted for the major share of the overall breathable film market. Breathable films are widely used in hygiene products such as disposable baby diapers, disposable sanitary napkins, and disposable adult diapers. These films are used as back sheet materials, which provide improved comfort, better skin breathability, and reduce skin rashes and sores. Improving per capita GDP and rising awareness regarding health & hygiene are the key factors driving the breathable films market in hygiene applications. The increasing demand for premium diapers in both developing and developed countries will further drive the breathable films market during the forecast period.
APAC estimated to be the fastest-growing market for breathable films
Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing market for breathable films. This high growth is associated with the increasing penetration of hygiene products in the APAC countries. China is estimated to be the largest market for breathable films in APAC, followed by Japan. India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and South Korea are the other major countries contributing to the growth of the breathable films market in the region. The increasing demand for breathable films from applications such as medical, hygiene & personal care, food packaging, and construction is expected to drive the breathable films market in these countries.
- Growing Awareness Regarding Health and Hygiene
- Increasing Usage of Breathable Films in Premium Hygiene Products in Developing Countries
- Stagnant Growth in Baby Diapers Market in Developed Countries
- Increasing Popularity of Alternative Products to Sanitary Napkins in Developed Countries
- Untapped Markets With Lower Penetration Rates
- Cultural Barriers
- Higher Cost Than Conventional Films
- American Polyfilm
- Berry Global Group
- Daika Kogyo
- DSM Engineering Plastics
- Innovia Films
- Mitsui Chemicals
- Nitto Denko
- Rahil Foam Pvt. Ltd.
- RKW Group
- Schweitzer-Mauduit International
- Skymark Packaging
- Sunplac Corporation
- Teknor Apex Company
- Toray Industries
- Trioplast Industries Ab
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