Waterproofing Membrane Market Report

Waterproofing Membrane Market Analysis By Product (Polymers, Bitumen, Polymer Modified Cement), By Application (Liquid Applied Membrane, Sheet Membrane), By End-Use (Roofing, Walls, Building Structures, Landfills & Tunnels) And Segment Forecasts To 2022

Published: July 2016  |  145 Pages  |  Format: PDF  |  Report ID: 978-1-68038-470-3

Industry Insights

Global waterproofing membrane market is expected to reach USD 9.49 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR 7.3% from 2015 to 2022. These products are used in wide range of applications such as roofing & walls, waste & water management, building structures and tunnel liners. Roofing and geo-membranes are two major products widely used in various applications and are expected to be potential growth drivers over the forecast period.

Global waterproofing membrane market volume was 1,947 million square meters in 2014 and is estimated to reach 3,231.9 million square meters in 2022 at a CAGR of 6.6% from 2015 to 2022. Polymers including TPO, EPDM, and PVC, are widely used in roofing, walls, and building structures, whereas, HDPE, EVA, and LPDE are largely employed for liquid and solid waste management, mining, tunnel liners and waste water treatment systems. Rising application of the product in mines coupled with expanding mining activities is expected to drive waterproofing membrane industry demand over the forecast period. Cost effectiveness and low manufacturing cost are key factors which are expected to propel growth in the next seven years.

Global waterproofing membrane market, by product, 2012 - 2022 (Million Square Meters)


Product Insights

Polymers including PVC, thermoplastic polyolefins (TPO), ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) and polyurethanes dominated demand, accounting for over 45% of the total market in 2014. These are primarily employed in manufacturing products that are designed to provide flexible watertight coating bonded directly to the surface. Polyurethane membranes have uniform thickness hence making its application uniform and easy.

Bitumen waterproofing membranes including styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) bitumen and atactic polypropylene (APP) butadiene have been extensively used for sealing purposes in buildings and other structures. Use of bitumen has been banned in a few regions including North America on account of the ill-effects it has on the environment. However, bitumen is largely employed in Asia Pacific countries including India and China on account of the presence of relaxed environmental regulations.

Application Insights

The liquid-applied membrane was the largest application segment in 2014 accounting for over 60% of the global market. Increasing global infrastructural investment, growing awareness about liquid applied and cost-effectiveness have been some of the factors driving growth for this segment. On a regional level, North America, and Europe have been the largest markets for liquid applied products; however, Asia Pacific waterproofing membranes industry is projected to emerge as the fastest growing market with highest growth rate, over the forecast period, followed by Europe.

Sheet applications are expected to grow on account of advantages such as low price, reduced maintenance, and enhanced safety properties. Sheets are preferred over liquid applied, on account of its ability to cover gaps and bridge over cracks with higher effectiveness. They are applied to roofs, walls, balconies, wet rooms, bathrooms and kitchen floors.

End-Use Insights

Building structures were the largest end-use segment wherein the product is applied to improve the shelf life of the building and protect the structure from varying temperatures. Use in building structures accounted for 23.2% of the global market in 2014 and is expected to witness a 0.9% increase in share by 2022. Roofing was the second largest end-use segment on account of properties including high thermal resistance and capacity to withhold weight exerted by foot traffic. In the case of large area, sheet membranes are preferred, whereas, in the case of smaller areas, liquid applied products are preferred. Liquid applied products are most preferred on walls over sheets, on account of maintaining its aesthetic features, and lower cost.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific has been the fastest growing region over last four years and is expected to grow substantially over the forecast period on account of increasing infrastructure development in the region. North America is expected to witness high demand over the forecast period owing to increasing development in the construction and mining sector in the region. Increasing exploration and production of crude oil in the Middle East is expected to drive the overall market in the next seven years. Europe waterproofing membrane market was the largest in 2014 on account of rising concerns regarding water and waste management in the region. European Union countries are expected to witness high demand from Germany, Italy, France and Russia owing to the economic development of the nations.

Competitive Insights

Carlisle Companies Inc., LLC, Soprema Group, BASF SE, Johns Manville, GAF Materials Corporation, Firestone Building Products Company, GSE Environmental, The Dow Chemical Company, Sika AG, Weifang Chenhua Waterproof Co Ltd., Cangzhou Jiansheng Building Waterproof Material Co., Ltd., A.D. Global Synergies Pvt. Ltd, Fairmate Chemicals Pvt. Ltd and Polymer Technologies PTE Ltd dominated the global waterproofing membranes market share in 2014.

Kemper System America, Inc. manufactures seven grades under the brand name “Kemperol”; CICO Technologies Ltd. produces two products under the brand names “Cico Shield” and “Cico Corchem”. Sika AG is one of the largest manufacturers in Switzerland and provides two product types including PVC and TPO sheets. Paul Bauder GmbH & Co. KG provides four systems including reinforced bitumen membrane system, single ply systems, hot-melt liquid structure and waterproofing systems and cold-liquid applied systems.


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