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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

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

“Breathable films market expected to register CAGR of 7.1% during forecast period”
The breathable films market size is estimated to be USD 1.81 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 2.55 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.1% between 2017 and 2022. Breathable films are thin, microporous or monolithic films that are impervious to liquids (water/blood) but permeable to gases (water vapors). 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 driver the global breathable films market during the forecast period. High cost of breathable films than conventional 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 films type segment is projected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period. Breathable polyurethane films have major use in the medical sector. These films are preferred for surgical gloves, surgical drapes, patient gowns, and table & bed covers as these are monolithic and create better liquid barrier as compared to other microporous breathable films. These films also have high mechanical properties such as abrasion resistance, high durability, and low temperature flexibility.

“Hygiene application accounted for largest share of breathable films market”
Hygiene application accounted for the major share of the overall breathable films market. Breathable films have various applications in hygiene products such as disposable baby diapers, disposable sanitary napkins, and disposable adult diapers. These films are used as backsheet materials, which provide improved comfort, better skin breathability, and reduce skin rashes and sores. Improving per capita GDP (at PPP) and rising awareness regarding health and 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.

“Asia Pacific 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 projected to be the largest market for breathable films in APAC, followed by Japan.

Extensive primary interviews were conducted to determine and verify the market size for several segments and subsegments and information gathered through secondary research.
The break-up of primary interviews is given below:
• By Company Type: Tier 1 – 52%, Tier 2 – 26%, and Tier 3 – 22%
• By Designation: Director Level – 23%, C level – 48%, and Others* – 29%
• By Region: Asia Pacific – 44%, North America – 25%, Europe – 21%, and Others** – 10%

Note: The tiers of the companies are defined on the basis of their total revenue, as of 2016: Tier 1 = >USD 500 million, Tier 2 = USD 100 million to USD 500 million and Tier 3 = <USD 100 million.

*Others include sales managers, marketing managers, and product managers.
**Others include South America and the Middle East & Africa.

The companies profiled in this market research report include RKW Group (Germany), Arkema (France), Clopay Plastic Products (US), Mitsui Hygiene Materials (Thailand), and Fatra (Czech Republic). 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) are some of the other leading companies in this market.

Research Coverage:
This research report categorizes the breathable films market on the basis of type, application, and region. The report includes detailed information regarding the major factors influencing the growth of the breathable films market such as drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities. A detailed analysis of the key industry players has been done to provide insights into business overviews, products & services, key strategies, expansions, new product developments, agreements, and other recent developments associated with the market.

Reasons to Buy the Report
The report will help market leaders/new entrants in this market in the following ways:
1. This report segments the breathable films market comprehensively and provides the closest approximations of market sizes for the overall market and subsegments across verticals and regions.
2. The report will help stakeholders understand the pulse of the market and provide them information on the key market drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities.
3. This report will help stakeholders understand the major competitors and gain insights to enhance their position in the business. The competitive landscape section includes expansions, new product developments, and agreements.


  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    • MARKET DEFINITION
      • BREATHABILITY
      • BREATHABLE FILMS
    • MARKET SCOPE
      • YEARS CONSIDERED IN THE STUDY
    • CURRENCY
    • UNIT CONSIDERED
    • STAKEHOLDERS
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • RESEARCH DATA
      • SECONDARY DATA
      • PRIMARY DATA
    • MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
      • BOTTOM-UP APPROACH
      • TOP-DOWN APPROACH
    • DATA TRIANGULATION
    • RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • PREMIUM INSIGHTS
    • ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET
    • BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET IN APAC, BY TYPE AND COUNTRY
    • MARKET SHARE OF EACH APPLICATION OF BREATHABLE FILMS, BY REGION
    • BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET, BY TYPE
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET DYNAMICS
      • DRIVERS
      • RESTRAINTS
      • OPPORTUNITIES
      • CHALLENGES
    • INDUSTRY TRENDS
      • VALUE-CHAIN
      • RAW MATERIAL SUPPLIERS
      • MANUFACTURERS
      • BUYERS/PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS
      • DISTRIBUTORS/RESELLERS
      • END USERS
    • PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
      • BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS
      • THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS
      • THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES
      • BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS
      • INTENSITY OF COMPETITION
    • DEMOGRAPHIC AND MACROECONOMIC OVERVIEW
      • INTRODUCTION
      • TRENDS OF PER CAPITA GDP (AT PPP), BY COUNTRY, 2014-2016
        • Table TRENDS OF PER CAPITA GDP AT PPP, BY COUNTRY (USD BILLIONS)
      • BIRTH RATE BY COUNTRY
        • Table BIRTH RATE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2016
      • POPULATION OF 0-3 YEARS AGE GROUP, BY COUNTRY
        • Table POPULATION OF 0-3 YEARS AGE GROUP, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2016
      • TREND OF OLD AGE POPULATION, BY COUNTRY
        • Table OLD AGE (65+) POPULATION, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2016
    • REGULATORY STANDARDS
      • Table REGULATORY STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO BREATHABLE FILMS
  • BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET, BY TYPE
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table GLOBAL BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table GLOBAL BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
    • POLYETHYLENE
      • Table BREATHABLE POLYETHYLENE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BREATHABLE POLYETHYLENE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
    • POLYPROPYLENE
      • Table BREATHABLE POLYPROPYLENE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BREATHABLE POLYPROPYLENE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
    • POLYURETHANE
      • Table BREATHABLE POLYURETHANE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BREATHABLE POLYURETHANE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
    • OTHERS
      • Table OTHER BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table OTHER BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
  • BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET, BY APPLICATION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table GLOBAL BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table GLOBAL BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
    • HYGIENE
      • Table BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE IN HYGIENE APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE IN HYGIENE APPLICATIONS, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
    • MEDICAL
      • Table BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE IN MEDICAL APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE IN MEDICAL APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
    • CONSTRUCTION
      • Table BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE IN CONSTRUCTION APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE IN CONSTRUCTION APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
    • FABRIC
      • Table BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE IN FABRIC APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE IN FABRIC APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
    • FOOD PACKAGING
      • Table BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE IN FOOD PACKAGING APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE IN FOOD PACKAGING APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
    • OTHERS
      • Table BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE IN OTHER APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE IN OTHER APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
  • BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET, BY REGION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
    • NORTH AMERICA
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022, (KILOTON)
      • US
        • Table US: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table US: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • CANADA
        • Table CANADA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table CANADA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • MEXICO
        • Table MEXICO: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table MEXICO: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
    • EUROPE
      • Table EUROPE: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • Table EUROPE: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • Table EUROPE: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • GERMANY
        • Table GERMANY: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table GERMANY: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • FRANCE
        • Table FRANCE: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table FRANCE: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • UK
        • Table UK: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table UK: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • ITALY
        • Table ITALY: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table ITALY: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • REST OF EUROPE
        • Table REST OF EUROPE: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table REST OF EUROPE: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
    • APAC
      • Table APAC: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • Table APAC: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table APAC: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • Table APAC: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table APAC: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • CHINA
        • Table CHINA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table CHINA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • JAPAN
        • Table JAPAN: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table JAPAN: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • INDIA
        • Table INDIA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table INDIA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • SOUTH KOREA
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • INDONESIA
        • Table INDONESIA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table INDONESIA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • THAILAND
        • Table THAILAND: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table THAILAND: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • MALAYSIA
        • Table MALAYSIA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table MALAYSIA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • REST OF APAC
        • Table REST OF APAC: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table REST OF APAC: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
    • MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
      • Table MEA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • Table MEA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • Table MEA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • EGYPT
        • Table EGYPT: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table EGYPT: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • TURKEY
        • Table TURKEY: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table TURKEY: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • SOUTH AFRICA
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • REST OF MEA
        • Table REST OF MEA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table REST OF MEA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
    • SOUTH AMERICA
      • Table SOUTH AMERICA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • Table SOUTH AMERICA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table SOUTH AMERICA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • Table SOUTH AMERICA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table SOUTH AMERICA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • BRAZIL
        • Table BRAZIL: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table BRAZIL: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • ARGENTINA
        • Table ARGENTINA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table ARGENTINA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
      • REST OF SOUTH AMERICA
        • Table REST OF SOUTH AMERICA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
        • Table REST OF SOUTH AMERICA: BREATHABLE FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON)
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • OVERVIEW
    • MARKET RANKING OF KEY PLAYERS
      • Table MARKET RANKING OF MAJOR BREATHABLE FILMS MANUFACTURERS, 2016
    • COMPETITIVE SCENARIO
      • INVESTMENT & EXPANSION
        • Table INVESTMENT & EXPANSION, 2014-2017
      • MERGER & ACQUISITION
        • Table MERGER & ACQUISITION, 2014-2017
      • AGREEMENT & COLLABORATION
        • Table AGREEMENT & COLLABORATION, 2014-2017
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • CLOPAY PLASTIC PRODUCTS
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • RKW GROUP
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • ARKEMA
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • MITSUI CHEMICALS
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • TORAY INDUSTRIES
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • COVESTRO
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • NITTO DENKO
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
    • FATRA A.S.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
    • SCHWEITZER-MAUDUIT INTERNATIONAL
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • TRIOPLAST INDUSTRIER AB
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • OTHER KEY PLAYERS IN THE MARKET
      • CELANESE
      • RAHIL FOAM PVT. LTD.
      • SKYMARK PACKAGING
      • AMERICAN POLYFILM
      • INNOVIA FILMS
      • DSM ENGINEERING PLASTICS
      • AGIPLAST
      • TEKNOR APEX COMPANY
      • DAIKA KOGYO
      • SUNPLAC CORPORATION
  • APPENDIX
    • INSIGHTS FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS
    • DISCUSSION GUIDE
    • KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS' SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL
    • INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE
    • AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS
    • RELATED REPORTS
    • AUTHOR DETAILS

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