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Waterproofing Membrane Market Size By Product (Polymers [PVC, TPO, EPDM, Polyurethane], Bitumen [SBS, APP], Polymer Modified Cement), By Application (Liquid applied Membrane, Sheet Membrane), By End-Use (Roofing, Walls, Building structures, Landfills & tunnels), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI173
  • Published Date: Oct 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Waterproofing Membrane Market size was worth more than USD 8 billion in 2022 and is projected to expand at 7% CAGR between the forecast years 2023-2032. Increasing awareness regarding wastewater treatment to favor market expansion.

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Growing concerns associated with waste and wastewater management will propel the demand for waterproofing membrane products. Improper management of wastewater can release toxic compounds into the air which can have adverse impacts on the environment. Poor sanitation and accumulation of contaminated water are also responsible for causing diseases such as diarrhea, hepatitis A, cholera, polio, and typhoid.

Waterborne diseases are a huge burden for underdeveloped and developing economies. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 829,000 individuals die from diarrhea each year. Public agencies are emphasizing the need for proper sanitation and treatment of drinking water to prevent death caused by waterborne diseases in young children. With an increasing focus on water treatment, the demand for waterproofing membranes is anticipated to soar in the coming years.

Fluctuating raw material prices may hinder business prospects for the waterproofing membrane industry. Challenges associated with the supply chain along with the shortage of raw materials have resulted in high costs of procurement of materials such as PVC and asphalt. Nonetheless, new technological advancements are enabling the introduction of innovative affordable coating products that could help the industry address these current challenges.

High demand for polymer waterproofing membrane in commercial roofing applications

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Waterproofing membrane market value from the polymers segment was at over USD 4.5 billion in 2022. Polymer-based waterproofing membranes are cost-effective, flexible, easy to install, and recyclable. The membrane provides adhesion and durability to material and has found key application in commercial roofing applications. Polymer waterproofing membranes that are based on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are also gaining popularity in the construction sector. These polymers are resistant to precipitation, UV radiation, and are capable of withstanding heavy surface and tensile loads. The industry share from the PVC polymer segment is anticipated to reach over USD 1 billion by 2032.

Growing trend for green roofs will drive the demand for sheet waterproofing membranes

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Waterproofing membrane market share from sheet membrane application is poised to surpass USD 4 billion by 2032. Sheet membranes provide excellent resistance against UV light and are widely used for setting up green roofs. These types of roofs are trending across developed regions as it helps reduce heat indoors.

Rapid urbanization has resulted in the occurrence of urban heat islands (UHI) which are caused due to the establishment of a larger number of buildings and roads. These infrastructures absorb and re-emit more heat than natural landscapes. Due to this, urban communities are shifting towards the concept of green roofs to limit the heat island effect caused to due to lack of vegetation in cities. This trend would boost the demand for sheet membranes in the years to come.

Robust construction activities will fuel the use of waterproofing coatings for roofing

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Waterproofing membrane market share from the roofing end-use segment is anticipated to exhibit a 7% CAGR between 2023-2032. Residential and commercial buildings use waterproof coating to reduce the impact of light and heat on the roof. Roof waterproofing materials help prevent possible leaks and creates a barrier to protect structures from rain and snow. It also prevents the formation of fungus and mold to ensure durability. Use of polyurethane waterproofing membranes for roofing offer multiple advantages such as resistance to battery acid, alkaline cleaners, freezing temperature, and corrosion.

New infrastructure development projects drive APAC waterproofing membrane industry expansion

Asia Pacific waterproofing membrane market size is poised to surpass USD 6 billion by 2032. Over the last decade, countries such as China and India have witnessed a massive increase in migration of rural populations to urban cities. Increasing government investments in the development of modern infrastructure will drive the need for waterproofing materials. The ongoing expansion of the construction sector will further fuel the demand for advanced roof coating membranes.

Development of new products to augment waterproofing membrane industry expansion

Some of the leading companies in the waterproofing membrane market include Fosroc Inc, Alchimica Building Chemicals Ltd, Maris Polymers S.M.S.A, GAF Materials, Derbigum Americas Inc, MBCC Group, Paul Bauder GmbH, Sika AG, CICO Technologies Ltd, and Pidilite Industries Limited. These companies are introducing novel products with advanced capabilities to their existing portfolios.

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on waterproofing membrane market trends

Increasing wastewater management activities showcased a positive outlook for waterproofing membrane industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The outbreak led to increased concerns associated with water pollution and wastewater management. Driven by the growing emphasis on water treatment, multiple communities worldwide deployed wastewater surveillance systems to identify symptomatic and asymptomatic infections. Public organizations and government agencies turned to water management for the early detection of the novel outbreak.

The waterproofing membrane market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Tons and revenue in USD Million from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

By Product

  • Polymers
    • PVC
    • TPO
    • EPDM
    • Polyurethane
    • Others
  • Bitumen
    • SBS
    • APP
  • Polymer Modified Cement
  • Others

By Application

  • Liquid applied Membrane
  • Sheet Membrane

By End-Use

  • Roofing
  • Walls
  • Building structures
  • Landfills & tunnels
  • Others

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Spain
    • Belgium
    • Netherlands
    • Luxembourg
    • Austria
    • Czech Republic
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Taiwan
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
    •  Malaysia
    •  Singapore
    •  Philippines
    • Vietnam
    •  Indonesia
    •  Australia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE 
  • Africa
    • South Africa


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global market size for waterproofing membrane was worth more than USD 8 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at 7% CAGR between 2023-2032.
Waterproofing membrane industry share from the sheet membrane applications is estimated to reach over USD 4 billion by 2032, with the growing trend for green roofs to reduce heat island effect.
Asia Pacific waterproofing membrane market size is poised to exceed USD 6 billion by 2032 owing to increasing infrastructure development activities in the region.
Fosroc Inc, GAF Materials, Derbigum Americas Inc, MBCC Group, Paul Bauder GmbH, and Sika AG are some of the leading companies in the global waterproofing membrane industry.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 18
  • Tables & Figures: 479
  • Countries covered: 31
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