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Breathable Films: Global Markets to 2026

  • ID: 5398501
  • Report
  • August 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 153 Pages
  • BCC Research

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Berry Global Inc.
  • Covestro Ag
  • Daika Kogyo Co., Ltd.
  • Dupont De Nemours, Inc.
  • Kimberley Clark
  • Mitsui Chemicals

The global market volume of breathable films should increase from 782.9 thousand tons in 2021 to reach 1,091.5 thousand tons by 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9% during the forecast period of 2021-2026.

The global market volume of breathable films in personal care and hygiene end uses should increase from 381.7 thousand tons in 2021 to reach 535.1 thousand tons by 2026, at a CAGR of 7.0% during the forecast period of 2021-2026.

The global market volume of breathable films in medical end uses should increase from 116.5 thousand tons in 2021 to reach 176.6 thousand tons by 2026, at a CAGR of 8.7% during the forecast period of 2021-2026.

Report Scope:

This report will cover the breathable films industry. Definitive and detailed estimates and forecasts of the global market are provided, followed by a detailed analysis of the regions, film types, materials, end uses and ongoing trends.

This report covers the technological, economic and business considerations of the breathable films industry, with analyses and forecasts provided for global markets. Included in the report are descriptions of market forces relevant to the breathable films industry and their areas of application.

Global markets are presented for the size of breathable films segments, along with growth forecasts through 2026. Estimates of sales value are based on the price in the supply chain. Market-driving forces and industry structure are examined. International aspects are analyzed for all global regions and types of breathable films. Profiles of major global manufacturers are presented.

This report considers the impact of COVID-19. In 2020, the growth rate of every industry around the world was impacted by the pandemic. In addition to taking measures to lock down their respective countries to contain the spread of the coronavirus, especially in affected cities, various governments around the world are also taking the measures necessary to contain the economic slowdown.

The breathable films market is further segmented based on its film types: microporous and non-porous/monolithic. The market can be segmented by material as polyethylene, polypropylene, polyurethane and others. The market is also segmented into end uses like pharmaceuticals, medical, personal care and hygiene, food and beverages, apparel and clothing, building and construction and others.

The Report Includes:

  • 173 data tables and 16 additional tables
  • An overview of the global breathable films market
  • Analyses of the global market trends, with data from 2020, estimates for 2021 and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2026
  • Evaluation of the current market size both in terms of volume and value and market forecast, and technological advancements within the industry
  • Information on the cast and blown film extrusion process for breathable films and other major manufacturing processes
  • Market share analysis of the breathable films by film type, material, end-use and geography; and identification of market drivers, restraints and other forces impacting the global market
  • Coverage of product portfolios of PE breathable films producers, applications of polyurethane breathable films, and description of breathable films apparent production capacity
  • Market share analysis of the key companies of the industry and coverage of their proprietary technologies, and other key market strategies
  • Comprehensive company profiles of the leading players, including Berry Global Inc., Covestro AG, DuPont, Kimberley Clark, LyondellBasell, RKW Group, Omya AG, and Mitsui Chemicals Co., Ltd.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Berry Global Inc.
  • Covestro Ag
  • Daika Kogyo Co., Ltd.
  • Dupont De Nemours, Inc.
  • Kimberley Clark
  • Mitsui Chemicals

Chapter 1 Introduction

  • Study Goals and Objectives
  • Reasons for Doing This Study
  • Scope of This Report
  • Information Sources
  • Methodology
  • Geographic Breakdown
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • Custom Research
  • Related Reports

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3 Market and Technology Background

  • Manufacturing Process

Chapter 4 Market Trends

  • Drivers
  • Increase in Demand for Diapers and Incontinence Products
  • High Absorbency and Convenience of Breathable Films Lead to Growing Demand for Micro-Porous Breathable Films in the Medical Industry
  • Increasing Use of Hospital Disposables
  • Exponential Growth in the Pharmaceuticals Industry
  • Restraints
  • Low Degradation of Polyethylene Films
  • High Regulatory Scrutiny of the Industry
  • Trends
  • More Focus on Biodegradable Breathable Films with Organic Parogens
  • Increase in Preference of Manufacturers from Cast to Blow Film Extrusion
  • Opportunities
  • Manufacturers to Capitalize on Growth of Opportunities in Biodegradable Breathable Films for Sanitary Napkins
  • COVID-19 Impact on Breathable Films
  • Impact on Medical, Pharmaceutical, Personal Care and Hygiene
  • Impact of Use of Breathable Films in the Construction and Apparel Industries

Chapter 5 Breathable Films Market Breakdown by Material

  • Introduction
  • Polyethylene
  • Product Portfolios of PE Breathable Films Producers
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyurethane
  • Applications of Polyurethane Breathable Films
  • Others

Chapter 6 Breathable Films Market Breakdown by Film Type

  • Introduction
  • Microporous
  • Monolithic/Non-porous

Chapter 7 Breathable Films Market Breakdown by End-Use

  • Introduction
  • Medical
  • Food and Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal Care and Hygiene
  • Apparel and Clothing
  • Building and Construction
  • Others

Chapter 8 Breathable Films Production and Capacity

  • Breathable Films Apparent Production Capacity
  • Global Breathable Films Capacity

Chapter 9 Breathable Films Market Breakdown by Region

  • Global Market for Breathable Films
  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa

Chapter 10 Competitive Landscape

  • Breathable Films Company Market Shares

Chapter 11 Company Profiles

  • Berry Global Inc.
  • Covestro Ag
  • Daika Kogyo Co., Ltd.
  • Dupont De Nemours, Inc.
  • Kimberley Clark
  • Lyondellbasell Industries N.V.
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • Omya Ag
  • RKW Guangzhou Co., Ltd. (RKW Group)
  • Trioplast Industrier Ab
  • Toray Industries, Inc.

Chapter 12 Appendix: Abbreviations/Acronyms

List of Tables
Summary Table: Global Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 1: Properties and Applications of Different Types of Breathable Films
Table 2: Applications of Breathable Films
Table 3: Global Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 4: Global Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 5: Global Market Volumes of Polyethylene Breathable Films, by Region, Through 2026
Table 6: Global Market for Polyethylene Breathable Films, by Region, Through 2026
Table 7: Global Market Volumes of Polypropylene Breathable Films, by Region, Through 2026
Table 8: Global Market for Polypropylene Breathable Films, by Region, Through 2026
Table 9: Global Market Volumes of Polyurethane Breathable Films, by Region, Through 2026
Table 10: Global Market for Polyurethane Breathable Films, by Region, Through 2026
Table 11: Global Market Volumes of the Others Material Segment, by Region, Through 2026
Table 12: Global Market for the Others Material Segment, by Region, Through 2026
Table 13: Comparison Between Microporous and Monolithic Films
Table 14: Global Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 15: Global Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 16: Global Market Volumes of Microporous Films, by Region, Through 2026
Table 17: Global Market for Microporous Films, by Region, Through 2026
Table 18: Global Market Volumes of Monolithic/Non-porous Films, by Region, Through 2026
Table 19: Global Market for Monolithic/Non-porous Films, by Region, Through 2026
Table 20: Global Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 21: Global Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 22: Top Manufacturers of Hospital Disposables
Table 23: Global Market Volumes of Breathable Films in Medical End Uses, by Region, Through 2026
Table 24: Global Market for Medical Breathable Films in Medical End Uses, by Region, Through 2026
Table 25: Top Food Packaging Companies
Table 26: Global Market Volumes of Breathable Films in Food and Beverage End Uses, by Region, Through 2026
Table 27: Global Market for Breathable Films in Food and Beverage End Uses, by Region, Through 2026
Table 28: Top Pharmaceutical Companies
Table 29: Global Market Volumes of Breathable Films in Pharmaceutical End Uses, by Region, Through 2026
Table 30: Global Market for Breathable Films in Pharmaceutical End Uses, by Region, Through 2026
Table 31: Top Hygiene Incontinence Producing Companies
Table 32: Global Market Volumes of Breathable Films in Personal Care and Hygiene End Uses, by Region, Through 2026
Table 33: Global Market for Breathable Films in Personal Care and Hygiene End Uses, by Region, Through 2026
Table 34: Protective Clothing Revenue Market Share, by Region, 2020
Table 35: Global Market Volumes of Breathable Films in Apparel and Clothing End Uses, by Region, Through 2026
Table 36: Global Market for Breathable Films in Apparel and Clothing End Uses, by Region, Through 2026
Table 37: Countries with the Largest Construction Activity, 2020 and 2030
Table 38: Global Market Volumes of Breathable Films in Building and Construction End Uses, by Region, Through 2026
Table 39: Global Market for Breathable Films in Building and Construction End Uses, by Region, Through 2026
Table 40: Global Market Volumes of Breathable Films in Other End Uses, by Region, Through 2026
Table 41: Global Market for Breathable Films in Other End Uses, by Region, Through 2026
Table 42: Global Manufacturers of Breathable Films, by Apparent Production Capacity
Table 43: Global Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Region, Through 2026
Table 44: Global Market for Breathable Films, by Region, Through 2026
Table 45: North American Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Country, Through 2026
Table 46: North American Market for Breathable Films, by Country, Through 2026
Table 47: North American Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 48: North American Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 49: North American Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 50: North American Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 51: North American Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 52: North American Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 53: U.S. Demographic Overview
Table 54: U.S. Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 55: U.S. Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 56: U.S. Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 57: U.S. Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 58: U.S. Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 59: U.S. Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 60: Canada Demographic Overview
Table 61: Canadian Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 62: Canadian Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 63: Canadian Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 64: Canadian Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 65: Canadian Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 66: Canadian Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 67: Latin American Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Country, Through 2026
Table 68: Latin American Market for Breathable Films, by Country, Through 2026
Table 69: Latin American Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 70: Latin American Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 71: Latin American Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 72: Latin American Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 73: Latin American Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 74: Latin American Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 75: Brazil Demographic Overview
Table 76: Brazilian Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 77: Brazilian Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 78: Brazilian Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 79: Brazilian Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 80: Brazilian Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 81: Brazilian Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 82: Mexican Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 83: Mexican Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 84: Mexican Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 85: Mexican Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 86: Mexican Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 87: Mexican Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 88: Rest of Latin American Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 89: Rest of Latin American Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 90: Rest of Latin American Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 91: Rest of Latin American Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 92: Rest of Latin American Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 93: Rest of Latin American Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 94: European Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Country, Through 2026
Table 95: European Market for Breathable Films, by Country, Through 2026
Table 96: European Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 97: European Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 98: European Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 99: European Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 100: European Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 101: European Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 102: Germany Demographic Overview
Table 103: German Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 104: German Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 105: German Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 106: German Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 107: German Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 108: German Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 109: Italian Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 110: Italian Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 111: Italian Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 112: Italian Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 113: Italian Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 114: Italian Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 115: French Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 116: French Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 117: French Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 118: French Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 119: French Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 120: French Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 121: U.K. Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 122: U.K. Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 123: U.K. Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 124: U.K. Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 125: U.K. Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 126: U.K. Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 127: Spanish Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 128: Spanish Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 129: Spanish Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 130: Spanish Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 131: Spanish Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 132: Spanish Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 133: Russian Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 134: Russian Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 135: Russian Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 136: Russian Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 137: Russian Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 138: Russian Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 139: Rest of European Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 140: Rest of European Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 141: Rest of European Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 142: Rest of European Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 143: Rest of European Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 144: Rest of European Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 145: Asia-Pacific Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Country, Through 2026
Table 146: Asia-Pacific Market for Breathable Films, by Country, Through 2026
Table 147: Asia-Pacific Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 148: Asia-Pacific Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 149: Asia-Pacific Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 150: Asia-Pacific Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 151: Asia-Pacific Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 152: Asia-Pacific Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 153: Chinese Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 154: Chinese Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 155: Chinese Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 156: Chinese Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 157: Chinese Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 158: Chinese Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 159: Japanese Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 160: Japanese Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 161: Japanese Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 162: Japanese Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 163: Japanese Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 164: Japanese Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 165: Indian Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 166: Indian Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 167: Indian Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 168: Indian Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 169: Indian Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 170: Indian Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 171: Rest of Asia-Pacific Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 172: Rest of Asia-Pacific Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 173: Rest of Asia-Pacific Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 174: Rest of Asia-Pacific Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 175: Rest of Asia-Pacific Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 176: Rest of Asia-Pacific Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 177: Middle East and African Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Country, Through 2026
Table 178: Middle East and African Market for Breathable Films, by Country, Through 2026
Table 179: Middle East and African Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 180: Middle East and African Market for Breathable Films, by Material, Through 2026
Table 181: Middle East and African Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 182: Middle East and African Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, Through 2026
Table 183: Middle East and African Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 184: Middle East and African Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 185: Berry Global: Business Segments and Products
Table 186: Kimberley Clark: Business Segments and Products
Table 187: Other Major Breathable Films Manufacturers
Table 188: Abbreviations/Acronyms Used in This Report

List of Figures
Figure A: Breathable Films Properties
Summary Figure: Global Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, 2020-2026
Figure 1: Breathable Films Value Chain
Figure 2: Global Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Material, 2020-2026
Figure 3: Global Market for Breathable Films, by Material, 2020-2026
Figure 4: Global Market Volume Shares of Breathable Films, by Material, 2020
Figure 5: Global Market Shares of Breathable Films, by Material, 2020
Figure 6: Global Market Volume Shares of Polyethylene Breathable Films, by Region, 2020
Figure 7: Global Market Volume Shares of Polypropylene Breathable Films, by Region, 2020
Figure 8: Global Market Volume Shares of Polyurethane Breathable Films, by Region, 2020
Figure 9: Global Market Volume Shares of Others, by Region, 2020
Figure 10: Global Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Film Type, 2020-2026
Figure 11: Global Market for Breathable Films, by Film Type, 2020-2026
Figure 12: Global Market Volume Shares of Breathable Films, by Film Type, 2020
Figure 13: Global Market Shares of Breathable Films, by Film Type, 2020
Figure 14: Global Market Volume Shares of Microporous Films, by Region, 2020
Figure 15: Global Market Volume Shares Monolithic/Non-porous Films, by Region, 2020
Figure 16: Breathable Films Applications
Figure 17: Global Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by End Use, 2020-2026
Figure 18: Global Market for Breathable Films, by End Use, 2020-2026
Figure 19: Global Market Volume Shares of Breathable Films, by End Use, 2020
Figure 20: Global Market Shares of Breathable Films, by End Use, 2020
Figure 21: Global Market Volume Shares of Breathable Films in Medical End Uses, by Region, 2020
Figure 22: Global Market Volume Shares of Breathable Films in Food and Beverage End Uses, by Region, 2020
Figure 23: Global Market Volume Shares Breathable Films in Pharmaceutical End Uses, by Region, 2020
Figure 24: Global Market Volume Shares of Breathable Films in Personal Care and Hygiene End Uses, by Region, 2020
Figure 25: Global Market Volume Shares of Breathable Films in Apparel and Clothing End Uses, by Region, 2020
Figure 26: Global Market Volume Shares of Breathable Films in Building and Construction End Uses, by Region, 2020
Figure 27: Global Market Volume Shares Breathable Films in Other End Uses, by Region, 2020
Figure 28: Global Breathable Films Capacity, by Material, 2020
Figure 29: Global Market Volumes of Breathable Films, by Region, 2020-2026
Figure 30: Global Market for Breathable Films, by Region, 2020-2026
Figure 31: Global Market Volume Shares of Breathable Films, by Region, 2020
Figure 32: Global Market Shares of Breathable Films, by Region, 2020
Figure 33: North American Market Volume Shares of Breathable Films, by Country, 2020
Figure 34: Latin American Market Volume Shares of Breathable Films, by Country, 2020
Figure 35: European Market Volumes of Breathable Films Shares, by Country, 2020
Figure 36: Asia-Pacific Market Volume Shares of Breathable Films, by Country, 2020
Figure 37: Middle East and African Market Volume Shares of Breathable Films, by Country, 2020
Figure 38: Global Market Shares of Breathable Films, by Company
Figure 39: Berry Global Inc.: Revenue Share, by Product Segment, 2021
Figure 40: Berry Global Inc.: Revenue Share, by Region, 2021
Figure 41: Berry Global Inc.: Revenue and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018-2021
Figure 42: Covestro AG: Revenue Share, by Product Segment, 2019
Figure 43: Covestro AG: Revenue Share, by Region, 2019
Figure 44: Covestro AG: Revenue and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016-2019
Figure 45: DuPont: Revenue Share, by Product Segment, 2019
Figure 46: DuPont: Revenue Share, by Region, 2019
Figure 47: DuPont: Revenue and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016-201
Figure 48: Kimberley Clark: Revenue Share, by Product Segment, 2019
Figure 49: Kimberley Clark: Revenue Share, by Region, 2019
Figure 50: Kimberley Clark: Revenue and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016-2019
Figure 51: LyondellBasell: Revenue Share, by Product Segment, 2020
Figure 52: LyondellBasell: Revenue and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017-2020
Figure 53: Mitsui Chemicals: Revenue Share, by Product Segment, 2021
Figure 54: Mitsui Chemicals: Revenue Share, by Region, 2021
Figure 55: Mitsui Chemicals: Revenue and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018-2021
Figure 56: RKW Group: Revenue Share, by Product Segment, 2019
Figure 57: Toray Industries, Inc.: Revenue Share, by Product Segment, 2020
Figure 58: Toray Industries, Inc.: Revenue and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017-2020

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Berry Global Inc.
  • Covestro Ag
  • Daika Kogyo Co., Ltd.
  • Dupont De Nemours, Inc.
  • Kimberley Clark
  • Mitsui Chemicals

The breathable films market is anticipated to grow at a higher rate on the back of growth in the medical, pharmaceuticals and personal care, and hygiene industries. About half of the breathable films are consumed by the personal care and hygiene industry for the production of sanitary napkins, diapers and adult incontinence products. The medical industry is projected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period, especially during the pandemic due to the increasing consumption of hospital disposables globally. During the pandemic, industries including medical, pharmaceuticals, and personal care and hygiene grew due to increasing consumer awareness regarding health and hygiene; however, industries such as construction, apparel and clothing, and food and beverages experienced downturns during this period.

Commonly used polymers include polyethylene, polypropylene, polyurethane, polystyrene and polyamide. Polyethylene is a widely used polymer, especially linear low-density polyethylene due to its excellent breathable properties and low price; however, low degradation of polyethylene is still a concern. Polyethylene-based breathable films account for around two-thirds of the total market in terms of volume and around half of the total market in terms of value. Polyurethane is expected to grow at the highest rate due to its increasing applications and beneficial properties in the production of breathable films.

Pricing of breathable films depends on the polymer used; polyethylene is the cheapest polymer used for producing breathable films, followed by polypropylene and the others segment. Polyurethane is more expensive than other polymers and has a limited supply in some regions.

By film type, the microporous segment holds the major share of the breathable films market, accounting for more than two-thirds of the market. The microporous segment is expected to grow at a rate higher than the overall breathable films market due to its increasing applications in the medical and healthcare-related segments.

The global breathable films market is fairly fragmented, and the top players account for a small share of the market. Top manufacturers of breathable films include RKW, Omya AG, Trioplast Industrier AG, Berry Global and Mitsui Chemicals.

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  • Berry Global Inc.
  • Covestro Ag
  • Daika Kogyo Co., Ltd.
  • Dupont De Nemours, Inc.
  • Kimberley Clark
  • Lyondellbasell Industries N.V.
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • Omya Ag
  • RKW Guangzhou Co., Ltd. (RKW Group)
  • Trioplast Industrier Ab
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
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