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Breathable Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyurethane Polyether Block Amide, Co-Polyamide, Polyether Ester) Market 2017 - Global Forecast to 2022 - Research and Markets

Friday, Jan 12, 2018

The "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" report has been added to's offering.

The Breathable Films market size is estimated to be US$1.81 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach US$2.55 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.1?tween 2017 and 2022.

Breathable films are thin, microporous or monolithic films that are impervious to liquids (water/blood) but permeable to gases (water vapors). The increasing penetration of hygiene products such as baby diapers, sanitary napkins, and adult incontinence products in developing countries, and the increased consumption of premium hygiene products in developed countries is expected to drive the global breathable films market during the forecast period. The high cost of breathable films compared to conventional films is the major restraint for the global breathable films market.

Polyurethane-based breathable films type segment is projected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period. Breathable polyurethane films have a 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 a 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 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 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.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

5 Market Overview

6 Breathable Films Market, By Type

7 Breathable Films Market, By Application

8 Breathable Films Market, By Region

9 Competitive Landscape

10 Company Profiles

  • Agiplast
  • American Polyfilm
  • Arkema
  • Celanese
  • Clopay Plastic Products
  • Covestro
  • Daika Kogyo
  • DSM Engineering Plastics
  • Fatra A.S.
  • 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 Industrier Ab

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