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    Air Barriers Market Report

    Air Barriers Market Report
    Report code - SRCE139 Published On : Mar,2020 No. of Pages: 277
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    Impact of COVID-19 on Air Barriers Market

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    Impact of COVID-19 on Air Barriers Market

    Covid-19 has impacted the market dynamics, competition, and global supply chain. The revenues have gone down in 2020 and may resume an uptrend gradually from 2021. Companies optimizing their operation and strategy will sustain and beat the competition.

    Note: The summary below might not have included insights on covid impact since we have large number of reports.

    Air Barriers Market: Highlights

    Air Barriers - Overview & Advantage

    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 the building. 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 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).

    Impact of COVID-19 on Air Barriers Market

    The year 2020 is likely to be extremely challenging as the major global economies are in the clinch of coronavirus (COVID-19). The outburst of coronavirus in China followed by its spread in the major economies is anticipated to strike an unrecoverable dent on the growth of the construction industry. None of the companies or materials used in the construction industry proves to be invincible from the coronavirus effect including waterproofing systems and air barriers.

    The construction industry is anticipated to face a labor shortage,  shutdowns of various projects, legal issues (both contractors and owners will be reviewing contracts to make up for the possible contractual rights and duties that exist because of the conditions caused by the virus' spread), and shortage of materials.

    While some anticipations have also been made that the commercial (non-residential) construction may cause a lag of 12 to 18 months in the USA. Gauging the real impact of coronavirus on the market at this moment is extremely difficult as the situation is becoming graver day by day compelling major economies to lock down the countries and shutting down manufacturing plants and construction activities.

    Market Forecast & Drivers

    Despite the worrisome situation in 2020, the long-term prospects seem to be stable. The air barriers market is estimated to reach an estimated US$ 5.7 billion in 2025, offering good opportunities for the market participants in the long-term scenario. Some of the key factors leading to recovery are

    • An expected recovery of the construction industry post coronavirus,
    • A growing need for the reduction in energy loss of buildings,
    • The growing concerns about indoor air quality, and
    • Increasing awareness about green building technologies 

    Furthermore, there is also a push in the market by the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and several state energy codes such as Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Michigan, which now necessitate the use of air barriers.


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    Air Barriers Market Share Analysis

    Analysis by Form Type: Fluid-Applied Air Barriers to Lead the Market

    Stratview has firstly segmented the air barrier market based on the form type as fluid-applied, sheet-applied, and others. Fluid-applied air barrier to continue to rule the market, owing to its 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 owing to its ability to maintain the thickness of the membrane with special mixing material or installation equipment.

    Analysis by Permeability: Vapor Permeable Air Barriers to be Dominant & Grow Faster

    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.

    Regional Analysis: The USA & Canada Offer Good Opportunities in the Largest Region - North America

    In terms of region, North America is projected to remain the largest as well as the fastest-growing 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 towards 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. The outbreak of COVID 19 in major economies of the world may fade the growth trajectory temporarily, especially in 2020, but North America’s attractiveness among all regions remains ubiquitously in terms of market growth and size.


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    Key Players

    The supply chain of this market comprises raw materials suppliers, air barrier manufacturers, distributors, and end-users (builders/owners, municipal authorities, construction contractors, etc.).

    The key players in the air barriers market are

    • RPM International Inc.
    • Carlisle Companies Incorporated
    • SIKA AG
    • Henry Company
    • GCP Applied Technologies Inc.
    • The 3M Company
    • DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
    • BASF SE
    • Dow Inc.
    • Polyguard Products Inc.
    • Prosoco Inc.


    Recent Market Developments - Mergers & Acquisitions and Product Launches

    Some Recent Merger/ Acquisition/Strategic Alliances




    Lone Star Funds

    BASF SE (Construction Chemicals Division)

    The purchase price of € 3.17 billion and the transaction is likely to be completed by Q3 of 2020.


    Parex USA

    PAREX added a wide distribution network to the SIKA profile.

    Henry Company

    Fortifiber Building System Group

    Strengthened the core business of Henry and enhanced the full offering of water-resistive air barrier solutions.

    Some New Product Launches




    Air-Bloc® All-Weather STPE™

    Henry Company

    Revolutionary product, which has properties to withstand rain after 30 minutes of its applications and applicable at a temperature as low as 10°F (-12°C)

    Tyvek® Fluid Applied WB+™

    DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

    Next-generation air barrier for a commercial building, made with silyl-terminated polyether (STPE) technology.

    ExoAir 110AT

    RPM International Inc.

    Temperature-resistant capabilities up to 20°F (-6°C) or more for exterior sheathing boards and concrete block, poured concrete, steel, and wood-based substrate.

    MAXFLASHTM liquid membrane


    It can bear the immediate impact of exterior changes and can also be used as a flashing material to fill the joints.

    Research Methodology

    This comprehensive report, from Stratview Research, studies the air barriers market over the trend period of 2014 to 2019 and the forecast period of 2020 to 2025 in terms of both value and volume shipments. After a continuous interest in our "Below-Grade Waterproofing Market" report from the industry stakeholders, we have tried to further accentuate our research scope to the air barriers market. The report estimates the current and future demand for air barriers at the global, regional, as well as country level. The report also studies all the major suppliers of air barriers across the globe. The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for market participants as well as investors in the identification of low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as formulate the growth strategies.

    Our reports offer high-quality insights and are the outcome of 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 book, press release, journals, investor presentation, 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, product launches, etc.
    • Attractive market segments and associated growth opportunities
    • Emerging trends
    • Strategic growth opportunities for the existing and new players
    • Key success factors

    Market Segmentation

    The market is segmented into the following categories:

    Air Barriers Market, By Form Type:

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

    Air Barriers Market, By Permeability Type

    • Vapor Permeable (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Vapor Impermeable (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 End-Use 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, Russia, Switzerland, Norway, and Rest of Europe)
    • Asia-Pacific (Country Analysis: China, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific)
    • Rest of the World (Sub-Region Analysis: Latin America, Middle East, and Others)

    Report Customization Options

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

    Competitive Assessment

    • Competitive Benchmarking of key players (up to 3 players)
    • SWOT analysis of key players (up to 3 players)

    Market Segmentation

    • Current market size (2019) of air Barriers in any of the form type by substrate type

    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 at [email protected].

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The air barriers market size is expected to reach US$ 5.7 billion in the foreseeable future.

    RPM International Inc., Carlisle Companies Incorporated, SIKA AG, Henry Company, GCP Applied Technologies Inc., The 3M Company, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., BASF SE, Dow Inc., Polyguard Products Inc., Prosoco Inc are among the key players in the air barriers market.

    North America is expected to be the largest air barriers market during the forecast period.

    Vapor permeable air barrier is expected to remain the dominant segment in the air barriers market in the coming five years.

    Expected recovery of the construction industry post coronavirus, growing need for the reduction in energy loss of buildings, growing concerns about indoor air quality and increasing awareness about green building technologies are the factors driving the growth of air barriers market.

    Fluid-applied air barrier is expected to rule the market in the air barriers market during the next five years.