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    Air Barriers Market Report

    Air Barriers Market Report
    Report code - SRCE139 Published On : Oct,2022 No. of Pages: 120
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    Market Insights

     

    An air barrier is a system used to control the flow of air in building enclosures. Energy loss and durability & resiliency of the building are the two most important forces that necessitate the usage of air barriers in the building envelopes. Climate zone is another important factor for determining the usage of barrier materials in buildings. Temperature, general climate conditions, and the analysis of dew point fall within the wall cavity play a vital role in the consideration of the type of air barriers to be used. Air barriers in typical non-residential buildings are estimated to reduce air leakage by up to 83 percent, mitigate gas bills by more than 40 percent, and cut down electrical consumption above 25 percent, based on a study performed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

    Despite the worrisome situation in 2020, the market for air barriers was not much impacted and experienced a growth of 3.5% in 2020. In the long run, the market seems propitious with extraordinary growth from 2021 onwards, driven by increasing construction activities, a growing need for the reduction in energy loss of buildings, growing concerns about indoor air quality, increasing awareness about green building technologies, and an abrupt increase in raw material prices. Overall, the air barriers market is likely to experience a promising CAGR of 5% in the long run to reach US$ 10.6 Billion in 2028.

    Recent Product Developments:

    • Air-Bloc® All-Weather STPE™ by Henry Company: A long-term UV-resistant, fluid-applied vapor permeable air barrier, designed for applicability at temperatures as low as 10°F (-12 °C).
    • Tyvek® Fluid Applied WB+™ by DuPont de Nemours, Inc.: A commercial building's next-generation air barrier with silyl-terminated polyether (STPE) technology having low membrane shrinkage and high elongation.
    • ExoAir 110AT by RPM International Inc. (Tremco Inc.): It is a 22-mil composite self-adhered impermeable air barrier, comprising 16 mils of butyl and 6 mils of HDPP facer. Extremely impermeable membrane with high durability.

    Recent Market JVs and Acquisitions:

    • Henry Company by Carlisle Company Incorporated: In 2021, Carlisle Company Incorporated acquired Henry Company, a leading provider of building envelope systems, from affiliates of American Securities LLC with a purchase agreement of US$ 1.6 Billion.
    • BASF SE (Construction Chemicals Division) by Lone Star Funds:  On Dec 2020, BASF SE closed the divestiture of its construction Chemicals business to an affiliate of Lone Star for a purchase price (on a cash and debt-free basis) of US$ 3.6 billion.
    • Parex USA by SIKA AG: Parex USA is a leading mortar manufacturer. Also, it has a presence in spray and roll-on acrylic air barriers. The excellent façade business of Parex can act as leverage to the whole SIKA world.
    • GCP Applied Technologies by Saint-Gobain: Recently, Saint-Gobain has obtained all approvals from all competition authorities for its acquisition of GCP Applied Technologies. Earlier, in 2021, Saint-Gobain acquired Chryso, one of the leading companies in the construction chemical business. 
    • MBCC Group by Sika AG: Sika has signed an agreement to acquire MBCC Group from an affiliate of Lone Star Funds, a global private equity firm, for a consideration of EUR 5.2 billion.

     

    Segments' Analysis

     

    Segmentations

    List of Sub-Segments

    Dominant and Fastest-Growing Segments

    By Form Type

    Sheet-Applied Barriers, Fluid-Applied Barriers, and Other Barriers

    The fluid-applied barrier is expected to remain the dominant and fastest-growing segment during the forecast period.

    By Permability Type                                 

    Vapor Permeable  and Vapor Impermeable

    Vapor permeable is expected to remain the dominant and faster-growing segment during the forecast period.

    By Substrate Type

    Gypsum, CMU, OSB, and Others.

    Gypsum is estimated to remain the dominant and fastest-growing substrate type in the market during the forecast period.

    By End-User Type

    Commercial, Residential, and Industrial.

    Commercial is estimated to remain the largest and fastest-growing end-user type during the forecast period.

    By Region

    North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World

    North America is likely to remain the dominant region, whereas Asia-Pacific is projected to remain the fastest-growing region during the forecast period.

     

    Based on the form type, the air barriers market is segmented into sheet-applied barriers, fluid-applied barriers, and other barriers. Fluid-applied air barriers are anticipated to remain the most preferred category in the years to come, owing to ease of application using a simple and cheap instrument (roller, sprayer, and brush), reduced time and cost of installation, less or no dependency on the installer, and no use of fasteners. The sheet-applied air barrier is also likely to offer significant market opportunities, propelled by its ability to maintain the thickness of the membrane with special mixing material or installation equipment.

    Our analysis based on the market segment of the permeability type suggests that the vapor permeable air barrier is expected to remain the dominant as well as the faster-growing segment of the market during the forecast period. The ability to resist air along with water vapor, slow diffusion of water vapor, and aid in resisting the live loads which increase energy efficiency are some key factors, fueling the demand for permeable air barriers.

    Based on the substrate type, the market for air barriers is segmented into gypsum, CMU, OSB, and others. Gypsum is estimated to remain the dominant as well as the fastest-growing substrate type during the forecast period as it is widely used in commercial buildings. Gypsum board, itself is a suitable air barrier material, more economical than other substrates, classified as air barrier material as per ASTM E2178, 12-month exposure warranty, and provides dimensional stability.

    Based on end-user type, the market is segmented into industrial, commercial, and residential. Commercial is estimated to remain the largest as well as the fastest-growing end-user type during the forecast period. The biggest growth driver is an increased awareness about moisture intrusion with early adopter design professionals in states such as Vermont, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, West Virginia, New York, Illinois, and Massachusetts.

    In terms of region, North America is expected to continue to remain the largest market for air barriers during the forecast period. The USA and Canada have been the growth engines of the North American market, driven by an extremely cold climate, stringent regulations, rapid urbanization, and increased awareness of energy-efficient and economical green buildings. One of the key factors behind the dominance of the region is the early adoption of air barriers by the design professionals and architectures in the US states, such as Connecticut, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, Illinois, and Vermont, which recognized the importance of an efficient air barrier system.

    Key Players

    The market is fairly populated with the presence of several local, regional, and global players. Most of the major players compete in some of the governing factors including price, product offerings, regional presence, etc. The following are the key players in the air barriers  market:

    • RPM International Inc.
    • Carlisle Companies Incorporated.
    • Sika AG
    • Dupont De Nemours, Inc.
    • The 3M Company
    • GCP Applied Technologies Inc.

    Research Methodology

    This strategic assessment report, from Stratview Research, provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s air barriers market realities and future market possibilities for the forecast period. The report segments and analyzes the market in the most detailed manner in order to provide a panoramic view of the market. The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for the market participants as well as investors in the identification of the low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as to formulate the growth strategies to expedite their growth process.

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools. More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles, have been leveraged to gather the data. We conducted more than 15 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market. The following are the key features of the report:

    • Market structure: Overview, industry life cycle analysis, supply chain analysis.
    • Market environment analysis: Growth drivers and constraints, Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis.
    • Market trend and forecast analysis.
    • Market segment trend and forecast.
    • Competitive landscape and dynamics: Market share, Product portfolio, New Product Launches, etc.
    • Attractive market segments and associated growth opportunities.
    • Emerging trends.
    • Strategic growth opportunities for the existing and new players.
    • Key success factors.

    The air barriers market is segmented into the following categories. 

    Air Barriers Market, by Form Type

    • Sheet-Applied Air Barriers
      • Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW
      • Type Analysis: Self-Adhered and Mechanically Fastened
    • Fluid-Applied Air Barriers (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Other Air Barriers (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Air Barriers Market, by Permeability Type

    • Vapor Permeable Air Barriers (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Vapor Impermeable Air Barriers (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Air Barriers Market, by Substrate Type

    • Gypsum (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • CMU (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • OSB (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Others (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Air Barriers Market, by Form Type

    • Commercial (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Residential (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Industrial (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Air Barriers Market, by Region

    • North America (Country Analysis: The USA, Canada, and Mexico)
    • Europe (Country Analysis: Germany, France, Switzerland, Norway, and Rest of Europe)
    • Asia-Pacific (Country Analysis: China, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific)
    • Rest of the World (Country Analysis: Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Others)

    Report Customization Options

    With this detailed report, Stratview Research offers one of the following free customization options to our respectable clients:

    Company Profiling

    • Detailed profiling of additional market players (up to three players)
    • SWOT analysis of key players (up to three players)

    Competitive Benchmarking

    • Benchmarking of key players on the following parameters: Product portfolio, geographical reach, regional presence, and strategic alliances

    Custom Research: Stratview research offers custom research services across sectors. In case of any custom research requirement related to market assessment, competitive benchmarking, sourcing and procurement, target screening, and others, please send your inquiry to sales@stratviewresearch.com

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The air barriers market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.0% by 2028. An increase in construction activities, a growing need for the reduction in energy loss of buildings, growing concerns about indoor air quality, and increasing awareness about green building technologies are some of the key factors fueling the market's growth.

    RPM International Inc., Carlisle Companies Incorporated, Sika AG, Dupont De Nemours, Inc., The 3M Company, and GCP Applied Technologies are the leading players in the air barriers market.

    North America is estimated to be dominant in the air barriers market in the coming years. Both the USA and Canada have been early adopters of building energy codes with various individual states and federal governments mandating the use of air barriers.

    Asia-Pacific is estimated to remain the fastest-growing region in the market in the foreseeable future. The emergence of building energy codes is driving air barrier usage in Asian economies.

    The fluid-applied air barrier is expected to remain the largest form type over the next five years, propelled by its ease of installation, applicability on uneven surfaces, lower cost, no requirements of fasteners, and lesser installation time.

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