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Global Breathable Films Market 2017-2021

About Breathable Films

Breathable films are also known as semipermeable membranes. They are produced using mineral fillers such as calcium carbonate and polymers. The main use of fillers is to reduce the cost of the product by using carbonates instead of resins. It is a film with some holes or pores, which act as a barrier to large items but allow smaller objects to pass through. These micropores allow gas or water vapor to pass but restrict the flow of liquids. The process of manufacturing breathable films is almost like other films, but the only difference is the use of machine direction orientation (MDO). MDO is used to stretch the films uniaxially and develop micropores.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global breathable films market to grow at a CAGR of 7.32% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global breathable films market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Breathable Films Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Arkema
  • Clopay Plastic Products
  • Fatra
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • RKW
Other prominent vendors
  • 4titude
  • AMERICAN POLYFILM
  • Argotec
  • Covestro
  • KCWW
  • Megaplast
  • NITTO DENKO
  • Rahil Foam
  • Skymark
  • Trioplast Industrier
Market driver
  • Increased spending on personal hygiene among consumers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Challenges with diaper degradation
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Breathable films to aid in healing process and reducing wrinkles
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Comparison between monolithic membrane technology and microporous membrane technology
  • Market landscape
    • Global breathable films market
      • Table Global breathable films market segmentation
      • Table Global breathable films market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global breathable films market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Global breathable films market by type
      • Table Global breathable films market by type 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global breathable films market by type 2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Polyester breathable films market
      • Table Polyester breathable films market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Polyester breathable films market 2016-2021
    • Polyethylene breathable films market
      • Table Polyethylene breathable films market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Polyethylene breathable films market 2016-2021
    • Polypropylene breathable films market
      • Table Polypropylene breathable films market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Polypropylene breathable films market 2016-2021
    • Other breathable films market
      • Table Other breathable films market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Other breathable films market 2016-2021
  • Geographic Segmentation
    • Global breathable films market by geography
      • Table Global breathable films market by geography 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global breathable films market by geography 2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Breathable films market in APAC
      • Table Breathable films market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Breathable films market in APAC 2016-2021
      • Table Expected CAGR in various sectors of APAC (2017-2021)
    • Breathable films market in Europe
      • Table Breathable films market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Breathable films market in Europe 2016-2021
    • Breathable films market in North America
      • Table Breathable films market in North America 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Breathable films market in North America 2016-2021
    • Breathable films market in ROW
      • Table Breathable films market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Breathable films market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Diaper market by point of sale 2016
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Breathable films to aid in healing process and reducing wrinkles
    • Use of blown film extrusion technology over cast film extrusion for production of breathable films
    • Use of laser technology for perforating breathable films
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Arkema
      • Table Arkema: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Arkema: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Clopay Plastic Products
      • Table Clopay Plastic Products: Product segmentation
    • Fatra
      • Table Fatra: Product offerings
    • Mitsui Chemicals
      • Table Mitsui Chemicals: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Mitsui Chemicals: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
    • RKW
      • Table RKW: Product segmentations
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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