- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 04 Apr 2017
Breathable Membranes Market
The market for breathable membranes for the construction industry is estimated to grow from USD 889.3 Million in 2015 to USD 1,617.2 Million by 2021, at a CAGR of 10.3%. This growth is driven by the increasing awareness of the need to safeguard buildings from moisture and UV radiation.
PE (polyethylene) based breathable membranes are estimated to grow at the highest CAGR between 2016 and 2021, in terms of volume, due to their excellent properties, such as resistance to prolonged UV radiation and water.
Currently, Western Europe is the largest market for breathable membranes, in terms of volume. Germany is the largest market for breathable membranes. However, Norway is the fastest-growing market in the region.
This growth is because of:
- Stringent building regulations for improving thermal efficiency and minimising the energy consumption
- Increasing demand for timber-frame construction in Scandinavian Countries
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (U.S.), Soprema (France), GAF Material Corporation (U.S.), Cosella-Dorken (Canada), Saint Gobain SA (France), and Kingspan Group PLC (Ireland) are the key players of the breathable membranes market.
 Find out more
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
Achieving air tightness in buildings.
What are the benefits of smart homes for Millennial end-users?
How dynamic briefing can result in an efficient project.
Achieving sustainable roads funding in England.
Your chance to comment on the draft BS 851188 - flood resistance products and flood protection products.
Rebuilding could take 20 to 40 years.
RSHP’s high-rise residential towers win a tall buildings award for excellence.
BSRIA study reveals strong growth in 2018.
Dame Judith Hackitt confirmed as keynote speaker – one year on from the Hackitt Report.
Save £100 on tickets.
Modern slavery in the construction sector.
What to bear in mind when claiming damages in construction.
How do we achieve sustainable clean-water infrastructure for all?