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Breathable Films Market to Reach $2.55 Billion by 2022, a 7.1 Percent Increase.

The breathable films market is expected to reach $2.55 billion by 2022, a compound annual growth rate of 7.1 percent between 2017 and 2022. The market, according to research firm Markets and Markets, is being driven by the growing awareness of health and hygiene, as well as the increased use of these films in hygiene products in developed and developing countries.

Polyethylene-based breathable films accounted for 55.6 percent of the total share of the breathable films market in 2016 in terms of value, according to Markets and Markets, and are expected to remain the dominant type during the forecast period. These films are typically used in hygiene applications like baby diapers, adult incontinence products, and sanitary napkins.

Medical applications are projected to see the highest growth level during the forecast period.

"Consumption of breathable films in this application is growing due to the increased use of breathable films in the manufacturing of surgical drapes, surgical gowns, patient gowns, back-table covers, operation bed covers, mayo stand covers, and gloves," says the Markets and Markets report. "This is fueled by the rising demand for healthcare facilities and increasing per capita spending in healthcare in the developing countries. Increasing old-age population and increasing use of disposable drapes and gowns in the developed countries is also contributing to the market growth."

Looking to regions, Asia Pacific is expected to be the largest market for breathable films with China leading the way. India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and South Korea will also be significant contributors.

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Publication:Plastics Engineering
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Date:Jan 1, 2018
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