Waterproofing Membranes Market Size By Application (Sheet Membranes, Liquid Applied Membranes), By End-Use (Building Structures, Roofing, Walls, Landfills & Tunnels), By Product (Polymers {PVC, TPO, EPDM, Polyurethane}, Bitumen {SBS, APP}, Polymer Modified Cement), Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland, China, India, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa), Growth Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017 – 2024

Published Date: Mar 2016  |  Report ID: GMI173  |  Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Shreya Deb

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 440   |   Base Year: 2016

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Waterproofing Membranes Market size was over USD 6.5 billion in 2017 and industry expects consumption at over 3.5 billion square meters by 2024.

U.S. Waterproofing Membranes Market Share, By End-Use, 2017 & 2024, (Million Square Meters)  

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Rapid urbanization along with rising economic standards has led to upsurge in construction industry thereby driving the waterproofing membranes industry demand. Shift in consumer preferences towards usage of tough and reliable construction materials along with increasing application in waste & water management should stimulate product demand. Increasing government spending for residential & non-residential projects along with rise in competition from various competitors may boost the industry growth. Increasing R&D spending along with technological advancement may enhance the product growth. Moreover, the availability of raw material and their superior properties including flexibility, UV resistance and liquid adsorption may drive overall waterproofing membranes market demand.

The product is widely used in construction application owing to protect floors and walls in, balconies, basements, terraces and swimming pool against water and humidity. Global construction industry was valued at over USD 9.5 trillion in 2017. These are applied as a paste to the surface which offers a water-impermeable protective film.

These products are used in municipal waste treatment owing to its cost effective and flexibility properties which makes them suitable for waste treatment application. Global waste management market size may surpass USD 560 billion by the end of foreseeable timeframe. Furthermore, new and improved regulations and policies in order to improve municipal waste management in various countries may drive the industry growth.

Growing difficulties related to problems such as dampness which lead to various issues including efflorescence, softening of plasters and deterioration of electrical fittings may drive the product demand. Dampness is averted by the usage of waterproofing membrane materials, thereby driving the industry growth. Furthermore, the material is petroleum based and variations on crude oil may hinder production cost and affect market price inclination.

Waterproofing Membranes Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2016
Historical Data for: 2013 to 2016 Forecast Period: 2017 to 2024
Pages: 440 Tables, Charts & Figures: 532
Geographies covered (30): U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland, China, India, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa
Segments covered: Application, End-Use, Product and Region
Companies covered (21): Carlisle Companies, Inc., Asia Mortar, EP Borneo Sdn Bhd., Tremco, Inc., Fair Mate, Polymer Technologies Pte. Ltd., Pentens Ind. Corp., Oriental Yuhong, Kangnam Chemical Co. Pvt. Ltd., Samhwa Paints Industrial Co. Ltd., KCC Corporation, Dyflex HD Co. Ltd., Maris Polymer, Uniseal, Inter Aneka Lestari Kimia, PT, BASF SE, Covestro (Bayer AG), Dow Chemical Company, Fosroc Ltd., Pidilite Industries Ltd., Sika AG

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Waterproofing Membranes Market, By Application

Liquid applied membrane was valued at over USD 4.5 billion in 2017. These are used for damp roofing & basement tanking and protects the building against dampness and radon from the ground. The product offers high strength, elongation against harsh climate conditions and is durable, thereby stimulating the industry demand.

Sheet applied membrane may register significant gains at over 6% by the end of forecast timeframe. The product possesses advantages such as low cost, maintenance and offers safety characteristics. Moreover, these are easy to install which makes it ideal for fast track construction on large projects which may foster the overall market share.

Analysis By Product

Polymer market demand was valued at over USD 3.5 billion in 2017. Polymers are the essential feedstock for manufacturing surface binding watertight coating.  Thermoplastic polyolefins (TPO), polyurethanes, EPDM, PVC are some of the primarily used polymers in waterproofing. Rise in polyurethanes application as for end use applications such as wet area, roofs, decorative waterproofing and parking decks is likely to drive polymer waterproofing membranes market size.

Bitumen market may witness significant gains at over 6.5% by the end of forecast timeframe. Rising sheet product application for roofs, terrace, garden and parking areas may boost bituminous waterproofing product market in end use industry. Bitumen is widely used in boats and ships waterproofing due to its water insoluble properties, thereby driving the industry growth.

Polymer modified cement may surpass USD 850 million by 2024. Polymer modified cementitious coatings are widely used in dams, basement structures, railways, tunnels, bridges and roofs along with flooring ship decks, drains, pipes and swimming pools. Polymer modified cement possess good resistance for green roofs along with building cooling and reducing sunlight this trend is likely to fuel product demand.

Analysis By End-Use

Roofing applications may register significant gains up to 6.5% by the end of foreseeable timeframe. Liquid applied membranes are primarily used for small roofing areas due to ease of application and sheet membranes are used for covering large areas on account of its ability to cover cracks & gaps effectively. Increasing waterproofing systems are extensively used in roofing application owing to key properties such as durability, texture, UV resistance, slip and flexibility is a major driving factor for product market size growth.

Building and structure application may surpass USD 2.5 billion by the end of forecast timeframe. Waterproofing in building structure provides a protective covering on the building to ensure protection from external weather conditions and improve structure quality. Growing public infrastructure such as school, hospitals, colleges and other institutions may fuel product demand in commercial building structure application.


Key Regional Insights

North America, driven by the Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. waterproofing membranes market demand may register significant gains at over 6% up to 2024. Increasing consumer spending and availability of financial support in the form of bank loans along with less vacancies and increasing rents are contributing factor towards construction market in this region thereby stimulating market demand.

Europe driven by UK, France, Spain and Germany is predicted to surpass USD 3.5 billion by 2024. Rising population, industrial waste and awareness regarding water conservation are major driving factor for water proofing membrane product market growth in this region. Rising per capita disposable income contributing towards building renovation activities should favor product market demand growth.

Asia Pacific waterproofing membranes market demand, led by Japan, India and China may register gains close to 8.5% by the end of foreseeable timeframe. Rise in household establishment due to migration of rural population in urban areas along with increasing government investments in building infrastructure mainly in China and India should favor construction industry.

Competitive Market Share

Global waterproofing membranes market share is moderately fragmented with industry manufacturers including BASF SE, Sika AG, Pidilite, DuPont and Fosroc. Companies are involved in mergers and joint ventures to enlarge their market presence and concentrating on new product development to gain viable advantage which may foster product range.

Industry Background

The product is chiefly used to avert liquid penetration and protect the building surface from severe climatic conditions. These membranes find a host of application including roofs, water and sewage treatment plants, wet rooms, building foundation, retaining walls, parking areas, bridge decks, water tank linings and tunnels. Liquid applied membrane offers high strength and durability to protect against harsh weather conditions which is best suited for roofing. Increasing government initiatives for infrastructure spending in China, Thailand, India and Malaysia may drive the product demand.

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