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Breathable Films Market - By Type (Polyethylene-Based Breathable Films, Polypropylene-Based Breathable Films, Polyurethane-Based Breathable Films, and others), By Application (Hygiene, Medical, Food Packaging, Construction, Fabric, and others), By Region (North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa) – Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Forecast (2021 – 2026)

Pulished: April, 2021
ID: 9686
Pages: 175

Breathable Film Market Trends, Growth & Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The global Breathable Film Market size were determined to be $ 4.5 billion in 2021 and is foreseen to reach $ 6.5 billion by 2026, at a growth rate of about 9.8% between 2021 and 2026.

Breathable films are semi-permeable films that allow the transfer of water vapor and gas, but avoid liquids or water from passing through. The breathable films are long-chained molecules generally made of acrylic latex, polyethylene, or polypropylene. Using various gravimetric techniques, the transmission rate of water vapor can be calculated, which is the amount of steam that passes through the film. In addition, its flexible breathability, its good treatment, its light nature, its exceptional mechanical resistance, and adhesion are the trends and important factors that influence the market with confidence.

Health awareness and hygiene and escalated buying capacity of customers are predicted to be the significant drivers of the worldwide breathable film industry throughout the foreseen period. Breathable films keep food fresh with longer shelf life and convenience.

Breathable Film Market Recent Developments

  • Berry Worldwide Group Inc., North America's biggest plastic film producer, is spending USD 20 million to add room for breathable films. Throughout the phase one of the projects, the firm will fund incapacity for breathable filmmaking and also the installation of the latest flexographic printing device.

  • Innovia Films, the company specialist with branches in the US, UK, Australia, and Belgium, has introduced its new range of ‘breathable biaxially oriented polypropylene film. The latest non-perforated P2G film lets the firm particularly tailor the pace at which oxygen and carbon dioxide are able to transfer in and out of a pack of produce through the film.

Breathable Film Market Drivers and Restraints

Rising birth rates and an aging population are the main drivers of the global breathable film market. Growth of per capita income in several developing economies and the rise in consumer spending on personal care products are also boosting the demand for breathable films. The booming construction industry is also propelling, with breathable films used as home siding, roofing film, and wallcovering. Also, these films are also used to make disposable clothing in the medical sector and, therefore, the strong growth of health facilities, especially in developed countries, is a major driver of this market. The business of the breathable films market is developing owing to escalating birth rates and an aging population as breathable films are employed in the production of pampers for adults and babies. Consumers in developing countries spend a lot on personal care products, driving market growth. In developed nations, the call for medical and industrial protective clothing, as well as sportswear, which use breathable films in their manufacture increases, rising their demand.




Market Size Available

2020 – 2025

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 - 2026



Segments Covered

By Type, Application and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

RKW Group (Germany), Arkema, Mitsui Chemicals, and Fatra (Czech Republic). Other major players in the breathable films industry are Toray Industries, Covestro (Germany), Nitto Denko (Japan), Trioplast Industries (Sweden), Rahil Foam (India), Skymark Packaging (UK), Daika Kogyo (Japan), American Polyfilm (US), and Innovia Films (UK)


Breathable Films Market

Breathable Films Market is segmented into the following categories as per the research report until 2026.

Breathable Film Market - By Type

  • Polyethylene-based breathable films
  • Polypropylene-based breathable films
  • Polyurethane-based breathable films
  • others

Polyethylene-based types of breathable films are the most broadly employed type of films as they are less in price when in comparison to any other type of breathable film. They also have excellent features like great absorbency, permeability, and strength.

Breathable Film Market - By Application

  • Hygiene
  • Medical
  • Food Packaging
  • Construction
  • Fabric
  • others

The biggest application of breathable films is the hygiene segment. The rising penetration pace of baby pampers and sanitary napkins in the growing nations are estimated to drive the worldwide breathable film industry in this segment.

Breathable Films Market – By Region

The Breathable Films Market Report includes the segmentation of Regions with their respective Countries.

  • North America Breathable Films Industry includes the US and Canada.

  • Europe Breathable Films Industry includes the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, Czech Republic & Rest of Europe.

  • Asia Pacific (APAC) Breathable Films Industry includes India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia & New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore & Rest of APAC.

  • Latin America Breathable Films Industry includes Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile & Rest of LATAM.

  • Middle East & Africa Breathable Films Industry includes KSA, UAE, Israel, rest of GCC countries, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Egypt, Sudan, rest of MEA.

APAC is estimated to be the biggest industry for breathable films and is also expected to record the highest CAGR during the foreseen period. China is expected to hold the majority of the Asia Pacific market until 2025. Escalating disposable income and consumption stages and the escalating influx of Chinese customers will assist the hygiene industry to strengthen in the nation. The industry penetration rate of disposable baby pampers in China is lesser than in the regions of North America and Europe due to low awareness, high prices, and social stigma. The region of North America is experiencing major expansion due to the escalating call for breathable polyethylene films in food packaging, sports, and other businesses. The rise in investment in end-use businesses is expected to stimulate the industry during the forecast period.

The Middle East and Africa region are expected to experience significant industry growth due to the escalated consumption of polyethylene film in the medical, food packaging, and other sectors. In addition, Latin America is expected to experience further market growth due to the increasing demand for products in end-use sectors. Europe has experienced remarkable growth due to the growing expansion of facilities and healthcare concerns in the region. The market for breathable films was highly driven by the consumption of this product in hygiene, medicine, food packaging, and other segments.

The major firms operating in the global breathable film industry are RKW Group (Germany), Arkema, Mitsui Chemicals, and Fatra (Czech Republic). Other major players in the breathable films industry are Toray Industries, Covestro (Germany), Nitto Denko (Japan), Trioplast Industries (Sweden), Rahil Foam (India), Skymark Packaging (UK), Daika Kogyo (Japan), American Polyfilm (US), and Innovia Films (UK).

Impact of COVID-19 on Breathable Films Market

For pharmaceutical firms like IPCA, Torrent, Abbott, Sanofi, and Pfizer, the market effect is probable to be less given the domestic firm design and product cases which are set to chronic diseases whereas agrochemicals and fertilizers will have less effect as we move into the months of April and May, given the significance of agricultural goods. This March has been vicious and the hiding areas for investors have disappeared by the time. Still, there are some market pockets – monotonous, dark, but predictable which stand to comfort through the calamity. These segments are utilities, local pharmaceutical, diagnostics, customer products, and durables, agro-chem and fertilizers, where the market and stock cost effect have been highly less pronounced. In a few cases, firms may, in fact, benefit from this disturbance

1. Introduction                             

              1.1 Market Definition                  

              1.2 Scope of the report               

              1.3 Study Assumptions               

              1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                        

2. Research Methodology                                       

              2.1 Analysis Design                      

              2.2 Research Phases                    

                             2.2.1 Secondary Research          

                             2.2.2 Primary Research 

                             2.2.3 Data Modelling     

                             2.2.4 Expert Validation 

              2.3 Study Timeline                       

3. Report Overview                                    

              3.1 Executive Summary               

              3.2 Key Inferencees                     

4. Market Dynamics                                   

              4.1 Impact Analysis                      

                             4.1.1 Drivers     

                             4.1.2 Restaints 

                             4.1.3 Opportunities       

              4.2 Regulatory Environment                     

              4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends                         

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                                

              5.1 Key Player Benchmarking                   

                             5.1.1 Market share analysis       

                             5.1.2 Products/Service  

                             5.1.3 Regional Presence

              5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape                    

              5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations                     

6. Market Segmentation                                          

              6.1 Breathable Films Market, By Type                  

                             6.1.1 Polyethylene-Based Breathable Films         

                             6.1.2 Polypropylene-Based Breathable Films      

                             6.1.3 Polyurethane-Based Breathable Films        

                             6.1.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)  

                             6.1.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis            

                             6.1.6 Market Attractiveness Index          

              6.2 Breathable Films Market, By Application                     

                             6.2.1 Hygiene   

                             6.2.2 Medical   

                             6.2.3 Food Packaging    

                             6.2.4 Fabric       

                             6.2.5 Construction         

                             6.2.6 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)  

                             6.2.7 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis            

                             6.2.8 Market Attractiveness Index          

7. Geographical Landscape                                     

              7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region               

              7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2018 - 2024)                         

                             7.2.1 By Country            



                             7.2.2 By Type    

                             7.2.3 By Application      

              7.3 Europe                      

                             7.3.1 By Country            






                                  Rest of Europe

                             7.3.2 By Type    

                             7.3.3 By Application      

              7.4 Asia Pacific                

                             7.4.1 By Country            




                                  South Korea

                                  South East Asia

                                  Australia & NZ

                                  Rest of Asia-Pacific

                             7.4.2 By Type    

                             7.4.3 By Application      

              7.5 Latin America                         

                             7.5.1 By Country            




                                  Rest of Latin America

                             7.5.2 By Type    

                             7.5.3 By Application      

              7.6 Middle East and Africa                        

                             7.6.1 By Country            

                                  Middle East


                             7.6.2 By Type    

                             7.6.3 By Application      

8. Key Player Analysis                                

              8.1 RKW Group              

                             8.1.1 Business Description         

                             8.1.2 Products/Service  

                             8.1.3 Financials

                             8.1.4 SWOT Analysis     

                             8.1.5 Recent Developments       

                             8.1.6 Analyst Overview 

              8.2 Arkema                     

              8.3 Fatra                          

              8.4 Mitsui Chemicals                   

              8.5 Toray Industries                     

              8.6 Covestro                   

              8.7 Nitto Denko              

              8.8 Trioplast Industries               

              8.9 Rahil Foam                

              8.10 Skymark Packaging              

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                              


              List of Tables                   

              List of Figures                 

  • Global, Regional and country-level analysis and forecasts of the study market; providing Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped

  • The segment-level analysis in terms of type, application, and region  along with market size forecasts and estimations to detect key areas of industry growth in detail

  • Identification of key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges (DROC) in the market and their impact on shifting market dynamics

  • Study of the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors that affect the global market; which includes broadly demographics, economics, and political, among other macro-environmental factors presented in an extensive PESTLE Analysis

  • Study the microenvironment factors that determine the overall profitability of an Industry, using Porter’s five forces analysis for analyzing the level of competition and business strategy development

  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with with their product portfolio, current strategic interests, key financial information, legal issues, SWOT analysis and analyst overview to study and sustain the market environment

  • Competitive landscape analysis listing out the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations in the field along with new product launches, comparative financial studies and recent developments in the market by the major companies

  • An executive summary, abridging the entire report in such a way that decision-making personnel can rapidly become acquainted with background information, concise analysis, and main conclusions

  • Expertly devised analyst overview along with Investment opportunities to provide both individuals and organizations a strong financial foothold in the market

  1. Global Breathable Films Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  2. Global Breathable Films Market By Type, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  3. Global Polyethylene-Based Breathable Films Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  4. Global Polypropylene-Based Breathable Films Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  5. Global Polyurethane-Based Breathable Films Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  6. Global Breathable Films Market By Application, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  7. Global Hygiene Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  8. Global Medical Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  9. Global Food Packaging Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  10. Global Fabric Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  11. Global Construction Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  12. Global Breathable Films Market By Ty, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

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