Air Barrier Market Size Growth & Forecast to 2028

Air Barrier Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Category (Coating and Membrane), Type (Vapor Permeable and Vapor Impermeable), and Application (Residential, Commercial, and Industrial)

Publication Month : Nov 2022

  • Report Code : TIPRE00009218
  • Category : Chemicals and Materials
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 150
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[Research Report] The air barrier market size was valued at US$ 15,924.68 million in 2022; It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% from 2022 to 2028.

Air barrier is a material that is used to control airflow in building enclosures. These systems completely enclose the air within a building. The physical properties that distinguish air barriers from other materials are the ability to resist air flow and pressure. Air barriers can be located anywhere in the building enclosure at the exterior surface, interior surface, or at any location in between. Interior air barriers in heating climates help control the exfiltration of the interior, whereas exterior air barriers control the infiltration of exterior air and prevent wind-washing through insulation.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Air Barrier Market

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the air barrier market across the globe was mainly driven by their increasing use in residential, commercial, and industrial construction sectors. However, in 2020, various industries had to slow down their operations due to disruptions in value chains caused by the shutdown of national and international boundaries. The COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected economies and industries due to lockdowns, travel bans, and business shutdowns. The COVID-19 pandemic caused supply chain disruptions in key raw materials and hampered manufacturing processes due to restrictions imposed by government authorities. The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented impacts on the construction industry, negatively impacting the air barrier market growth. Moreover, material required in the construction industry has seen price inflation due to supply chain disruption, increased labor costs, and high demand.

However, the market is reviving on account of significant measures taken by the governments of various countries. The construction industry is also overcoming the challenges of supply chain disruptions of their raw materials. The resumption of construction activities globally has created a demand for air barriers.

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Air Barrier Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 15,924.68 Million in 2022
Market Size Value byUS$ 20,752.35 Million by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 4.5% from 2022 to 2028
Forecast Period2022-2028
Base Year2022
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Various Advantages of Using Air Barriers

Air barrier systems help prevent the loss of conditioned air. They also help keep out pollutants such as suspended particulates, dust, allergens, insects, odors, and noise. Mold commonly occurs in buildings where moist air accumulates on vulnerable wall components, including insulation, exterior sheathing, or interior wall boards. This may adversely impact indoor air quality and occupant health. Moreover, air barriers help in energy savings. Energy savings can translate into significant cost savings. Further, air barriers can increase the value of commercial buildings by reducing operating costs. Hence, various advantages of using air barriers translate into higher adoption in residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, thereby driving its market.

Category Insights

Based on category, the air barrier market is segmented into coating and membrane. The coating segment held a larger share of the air barrier market in 2021. The air barrier coating is sprayed or rolled onto the wall substrate. It helps save labor costs during installation. The air barriers are easily used for complex substrate geometry. They are efficient at adhering to and waterproofing various wall conditions.

Air Barrier Market, by Category – 2021 and 2028

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Type Insights

Based on type, the air barrier market is segmented into vapor permeable and vapor impermeable. The vapor impermeable segment held a larger share of the air barrier market in 2021. Vapor-impermeable air barriers are designed to block moisture vapor and air while allowing virtually no passage of water vapor through the material. These are vital factors fueling the demand for vapor-impermeable air barriers.

The key players operating in the market include BASF SE, Dow Inc, 3M, W. R. Meadows Inc, GCP Applied Technologies Inc, CertainTeed LLC, Tamarack Materials Inc, VaproShield LLC, TK Products Construction Coating, Henry Co, Carlisle Companies Inc, and General Electric Co. Players operating in the market are focusing on providing high-quality products to fulfill customer demand. They are also focusing on strategies such as investments in research and development activities and new product launches.

Report Spotlights

  • Progressive industry trends in the air barrier market to help players develop effective long-term strategies
  • Business growth strategies adopted by developed and developing markets
  • Quantitative analysis of the air barrier market from 2020 to 2028
  • Estimation of the demand for air barriers
  • PEST analysis to illustrate the efficacy of buyers and suppliers operating in the industry
  • Recent developments to understand the competitive market scenario
  • Market trends and outlook, as well as factors driving and restraining the air barrier market growth
  • Assistance in the decision-making process by highlighting market strategies that underpin commercial interest, leading to the market growth
  • The air barrier market size at various nodes
  • Detailed overview and segmentation of the market, and the chemicals & materials industry dynamics
  • The air barrier market size in various regions with promising growth opportunities

Based on category, the air barrier market is segmented into coating and membrane. In terms of type, the market is segmented into vapor permeable and vapor impermeable. Based on application, the market is segmented into residential, commercial, and industrial.

Company Profiles

  • Dow Inc
  • 3M
  • W. R. Meadows Inc
  • GCP Applied Technologies Inc
  • CertainTeed LLC
  • Tamarack Materials Inc
  • VaproShield LLC
  • TK Products Construction Coating
  • Henry Co
  • Carlisle Companies Inc
  • General Electric Co.
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Category, Type, and Application

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you list some of the major players operating in the global air barrier market?

The major players operating in the global air barrier market are Cargill, Incorporated; Tate & Lyle PLC; AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG; Manildra Group; Roquette Frères; Sinofi Ingredients; Tokai Denpun Co., Ltd.; Sanwa Starch Co., Ltd.; New Zealand Starch Limited; and SAMYANG CORPORATION among few others.

What are the opportunities for air barrier in the global market?

Manufacturers are making significant investments in research & development, partnerships, and collaborations to launch innovative products to tap into emerging market opportunities.

Based on the type, why does the vapor impermeable segment have the largest revenue share?

Based on the type, the vapor impermeable segment accounted for the largest revenue share owing to its property of blocking moisture vapor and air while allowing virtually no passage of water vapor through the material.

What is the largest region of the global air barrier market?

Asia Pacific accounted for the largest share of the global air barrier market owing to the presence of a strong industrial base that is making this region the workshop of the world. As regional pollution increases, air barriers will become essential in these areas.

Based on the application, which is the fastest-growing segment in the air barrier market?

Based on application, residential is the fastest-growing segment.

What are the key drivers for the growth of the global air barrier market?

Increasing advantages of using air barriers for various applications and the growth of the residential construction sector are some of the key driving factors for the air barriers market.

The List of Companies - Air Barrier Market 

  1. BASF SE      
  2. Dow Inc       
  3. 3M Co         
  4. W. R. Meadows Inc           
  5. GCP Applied Technologies Inc        
  6. CertainTeed LLC      
  7. Tamarack Materials Inc      
  8. VaproShield LLC      
  9. TK Products Construction Coating            
  10. Henry Co

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  1. Data Analysis:

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  1. Data Triangulation and Final Review:

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