Hygiene Breathable Films Market Analysis: Maximum Revenue to be generated by the Diapers Segment in 2018

The global hygiene breathable films market was valued at US$ 611.6 million in 2017. The market is forecast to expand at a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period, 2018-2026.

Hygiene breathable films are used as back sheets in diapers, sanitary pads, under pads, laminates, and tapes. Hygiene breathable films provide a high barrier against moisture and water. Microporous hygiene breathable films are used in disposable medical products such as surgical gowns and gloves as well as hygienic products such as baby diapers, feminine hygiene products, and adult diapers. Polyester-based hygiene breathable films have a wide acceptance in various end-use applications. Materials used to manufacture hygiene breathable films include polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, and polyurethane. The diaper segment is further segmented into baby and adult diaper. Hygiene breathable films used in baby diapers are expected to witness a positive growth, registering a CAGR of 5.7%. The adult diaper segment is expected to witness a meteoric growth due to the increase in the aging population suffering with incontinence problems. Hygiene breathable films are used as back sheets to prevent the leakage of liquid from diapers and sanitary pads. The easiest way to manufacture hygiene breathable films is by adding calcium carbonate, a very fine mineral just like talc. CaCO3 powder is added to the PE pellets and homogeneously mixed before the melting screw. Hygiene breathable films are extruded from this mixture and then stretched with a group of rollers while the film is still warm. This stretching results in millions of micro holes that are turned into hygiene breathable films. Water vapor can pass through hygiene breathable films, but not a single drop of water as these are liquid impervious.

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Manufacturers of hygiene breathable films are experiencing better and efficient results with the blown film extrusion process. According to the experts, there are a great number of benefits associated with the production of hygiene breathable films using blown film extrusion. g/m², the diaper hygiene breathable films produced by the blow film extrusion have an inline stretch and are comparatively thinner with a basis weight of 12 g/m². According to an independent research, it is estimated that by 2050, more than 5% of the American population would be aged above 85 years, and will play a key role in driving the growth of the hygiene breathable films market. The adult diapers and under-pads segment is expected to show positive growth in the U.S due to the aging population.

North America has shown impressive growth in the production and consumption of hygiene breathable films, such that it towers over rest of the countries in the APAC region, and beyond. The Chinese hygiene breathable films market currently accounts for more than 25% of the Asia Pacific hygiene breathable films consumption alone. North America’s hygiene breathable films market was significantly boosted, owing to the increase in geriatric population and is expected to continue the momentum of growth of hygiene breathable films market during the forecast period. The manufacturers are expected to eye the Asia Pacific region for potential business expansion. Therefore, the outlook for the global hygiene breathable films market is expected to be positive during the forecast period.

Biodegradable Diaper

Hygiene breathable films are conventionally made using mineral parogens such as calcium carbonate. Hygiene breathable films include a biodegradable resin, a thermoplastic starch, a filler, and a protein. Manufacturers are nowadays are producing biodegradable and highly-breathable films without inorganic parogens. A thermoplastic cross-linked natural polymer (corn starch) was used to create tortuous passages for film breathability. The hygiene breathable films made from corn starch polymer have increased breathability and mechanical properties, as compared to the conventional hygiene breathable films. It was found that the hygiene breathable films made from thermoplastic starch or CaCO3 contained an irregular filler. There is an increasing demand for the incorporation of more recyclable and/or degradable components in disposable products. The design of hygiene breathable films is made such that they can be disposed of by means other than by incorporation into solid waste disposal facilities such as landfills. For example, disposable absorbent hygiene breathable films can be easily and efficiently disposed of by composting. Alternatively, disposable absorbent hygiene breathable films can be easily and efficiently disposed of to a liquid sewage system, wherein disposable absorbent hygiene breathable films are capable of being degraded.

Competitive Landscape

Key players considered in the report on hygiene breathable films include RKW Group, Trioplast Group, GCR Group, PT Asia Pacific Fortuna Sari, Fatra A.S, Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Nitto Denko Corporation, Skymark Packaging International, and Sigma Plastics Group, Inc.

In this report, Transparency Market Research offers an 8-year forecast of the global hygiene breathable films market between 2018 and 2026. In terms of value, the global hygiene breathable films market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period. The study reveals the dynamics of the hygiene breathable films market in five geographic segments along with a market analysis for the current market environment and future scenario over the forecast.

Report Description

This Transparency Market Research report studies the global hygiene breathable films market for the period 2018–2026. The prime objective of this report is to offer insights and key market trends pertaining to the hygiene breathable films market that are gradually helping transform global businesses.

The global hygiene breathable films market report begins with an executive summary for various categories and their share in the hygiene breathable films market. It is followed by the market dynamics and an overview of the global hygiene breathable films market, which includes TMR analysis of market drivers, restraints, opportunity analysis, and trends that are affecting the growth of the market. Furthermore, to understand the popularity of the hygiene breathable films segment, the attractiveness index and BPS analysis with elaborated insights on the same are provided. These will show the market’s attractiveness based on factors such as CAGR and incremental opportunity. To show the performance of the hygiene breathable films market in each country and region, BPS and Y-o-Y growth analysis are provided.

The global market for hygiene breathable films is further segmented as per material type, product type, thickness, production method, and application. On the basis of material type, the global market for hygiene breathable films is segmented into polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, polyamide, and others. On the basis of product type, the global market for hygiene breathable films is segmented into micro-porous and non-porous. On the basis of the production method, the global hygiene breathable films market is segmented on the basis of cast and blown. On the basis of thickness, the global hygiene breathable films market is segmented on the basis of up to 20 micron, 20-30 micron, 30-40 micron. and 40 micron & above. On the basis of application, the global hygiene breathable films market is segmented into diapers, sanitary pads, underpads, laminates, and tapes.

The next section of the report highlights the hygiene breathable films market by region and provides the market outlook for 2018–2026. The study investigates the Y-o-Y growth regionally, as well as analyses the drivers that influence the regional hygiene breathable films market. Main regions assessed in this report include North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa (MEA). The report evaluates the present scenario and growth prospects of the regional hygiene breathable films market for 2018–2026.

To ascertain the market size in terms of value and volume, revenue generated by the key manufacturers and their respective production capacity is taken into consideration. The forecast presented here assesses the total revenue generated by value, across the hygiene breathable films market. In order to provide an accurate forecast, we initiated by sizing up the current market, which forms the basis of how the market is expected to develop in the future. Given the characteristics of the market, we triangulated the outcome on the basis of three different types of analysis- based on the supply side, downstream industry demand, and the economic envelope. Additionally, it is imperative to note that in an ever-fluctuating global economy, we not only conduct forecasts in terms of CAGR but also analyze the market based on key parameters, such as year-on-year (Y-o-Y) growth rates, to understand the predictability of the hygiene breathable films market and identify the right opportunities across the market.

The market segments for the global hygiene breathable films market have been analyzed in terms of basis point share (BPS) to understand the individual segment’s relative contributions to market growth. This detailed level of information is important for identifying various key trends in the hygiene breathable films market. Another key feature of the global hygiene breathable films market is the analysis of key segments in terms of absolute dollar opportunity. Absolute dollar opportunity is critical for evaluating the scope of opportunity that a provider can look to achieve, as well as to identify potential resources from a delivery perspective. The overall absolute dollar opportunity along with the segmental split is mentioned in the global hygiene breathable films market.

To understand key growth segments in terms of growth and adoption, Transparency Market Research has developed the ‘Attractiveness Index.’ The resulting index should help providers identify real market opportunities.

In the final section of the report, the ‘dashboard view’ of the companies is provided, to compare the current industrial scenario and their contribution to the hygiene breathable films market. Moreover, it is primarily designed to provide clients with an objective and detailed comparative assessment of key providers specific to a market segment. Report audiences can gain segment-specific manufacturer insights to identify and evaluate key competitors based on the in-depth assessment of their capabilities and success in the hygiene breathable films marketplace.

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