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Waterproofing Membrane Market - By Product (Polymers, Bitumen, Polymer Modified Cement), By Application (Liquid applied Membrane, Sheet Membrane), By End-Use (Roofing, Walls, Building structures, Landfills & tunnels), By Region & Global Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI173
  • Published Date: Apr 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Waterproofing Membrane Market Size

Waterproofing Membrane Market size valued at USD 8 billion in 2022 and is projected to expand at 7% CAGR between 2023 and 2032.  Growing concerns associated with waste and wastewater management will propel the demand for waterproofing membrane products.


Waterproofing Membrane Market Outlook

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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 market. 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

Global waterproofing membrane market from polymers product type

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Waterproofing membrane market value from the polymers segment is accounted for 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 PVC polymer segment is set to reach over USD 1 billion by 2032.

Waterproofing Membrane Market Analysis

Global waterproofing membrane market from sheet membrane application

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Waterproofing membrane market revenue 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 industrialization leading to increase in infrastructural development should favor product market demand in tunnel & landfills which should further spur the demand for waterproofing membrane. This 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 increase the demand for sheet membranes in the years to come.


Global waterproofing membrane market from roofing end-use

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Waterproofing membrane market the roofing end-use segment is slated to exhibit gains at nearly 7% till 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.

Rise in need of infrastructural establishments owing to rapid urbanization may favor product development. Moreover, the rising awareness among the building contractors toward the importance of waterproofing walls is estimated to influence the demand for waterproofing membrane.


Asia Pacific waterproofing membrane market size exceed 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 foster the need for waterproofing materials. The ongoing expansion of the construction sector will further fuel the demand for advanced roof coating membranes.


The green building initiative is gaining high momentum in North America owing to rising environment concern and the increasing support by the government should propel the demand for environment friendly waterproofing membranes. The green building initiative is gaining high momentum in North America owing to rising environment concern and the increasing support by the government should propel the demand for environment friendly waterproofing membranes.


Waterproofing Membrane Market Share

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,
  • Pidilite Industries Limited.

These companies are introducing novel products with advanced capabilities to their existing portfolios.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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. For instance, in September 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) formed the National Wastewater Surveillance System across the nation’s 43 jurisdictions.

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:

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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.

Waterproofing Membrane Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 18
  • Tables & Figures: 479
  • Countries covered: 31
  • Pages: 436
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