Global Sheet Membrane Market 2017-2021

  • Published: May 2017
  • Pages: 70
  • SKU: IRTNTR13056

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This market research study identifies BASF, Dow Chemical, Saint-Gobain, Sika, and SOPREMA as the leading players in the global sheet membrane market. A comprehensive analysis of this market is also presented by application (building substructures, roofing, and others) and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Overview of the global sheet membrane market

According to Technavio's market research report, the global sheet membrane market will grow at a steady rate and post a CAGR of more than 6% during the forecast period. The advantages of sheet membrane technology in the construction industry will drive the growth prospects for the global sheet membrane market throughout the projected period. These advantages include distinctive waterproofing properties, cost-effectiveness, low maintenance, less labor requirements for installation, low processing time, eco-friendliness, UV resistance, and enhanced durability, which protects the building concrete and the structural integrity of the building. Sheet membranes are increasingly preferred over other waterproofing membranes and waterproofing solutions since they have the ability to enclose gaps and cracks more efficiently. Also, factors such as the growing necessity for building renovation, diversifying lifestyle, and the increasing expenditures in various economies will further boost the demand for sheet membranes, driving the growth of the market.

One of the major key trends that will stimulate the growth of the sheet membrane market is the rising popularity of bituminous waterproofing membrane. Bituminous sheet membranes exhibit easy installation, safeguard vulnerable joints, and resist the entry of water in cracks. These benefits of bituminous sheet membrane solutions make it one of the popular commercial waterproofing products, which will have a positive impact on the growth of the sheet membrane market.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The sheet membrane market is characterized by the presence of many vendors that makes the market fragmented. Factors such as the increasing investments on research and developmental activities, advances in technology, and new product development will strengthen the competitive environment of the market. waterproof materials manufacturers are increasingly competing against each other based on factors such as the price, features, and product quality. Several vendors in the waterproofing membrane market are highly focusing on improving their strong brand names, offer well-established products and materials, and a history of quality and expertise to expand their customers base.

Key vendors in this market are -

  • BASF
  • Dow Chemical
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Sika

Other prominent vendors in the market include Carlisle Companies, Firestone Building Products, GAF, GSE Environmental, and Johns Manville.

Segmentation by application and analysis of the sheet membrane market

  • Building substructures
  • Roofing

The roofing application segment accounted for the largest share of the sheet membrane market during 2016 and will continue its dominance throughout the next four years. There is a high penetration of sheet membrane for roofing in many countries due to the imposition of stringent regulations on buildings and maturing construction practices. Also, since they are designed to resist the penetration of water under hydrostatic pressure and sustain themselves under climatic changes, harsh weather conditions, and rains, a large number of building manufacturers, especially in the residential construction, rely on roof membranes.

Segmentation by geography and analysis of the sheet membrane market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

In terms of geography, APAC accounted for the majority of the market shares during 2016 and will continue to dominate the market during the estimated period. The adoption of sheet membranes in new residential and commercial constructions in the region is increasing due to the rising awareness of the benefits of waterproof sheet membranes among various end users. Also, the growing construction activities due to rapid urbanization in major economies and the rising disposable income of individuals will further boost the demand for sheet membranes, driving the growth of the waterproofing membrane market.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2021?
  • What are the key factors driving the global sheet membrane market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global sheet membrane market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global sheet membrane market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global sheet membrane market?
  • What are the trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global sheet membrane market?

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A sheet membrane is a waterproofing membrane which is in the form of rolls. This can be laid / deployed to the surface to safeguard the migration of water into the surface, making the surface water resistant. This upcoming report is an integral part of chemicals and materials industry, and includes a wide array of industry research report on related industries as bio-chemicals and bio-materials, metals and minerals, and additives, adhesives, and sealants.

Global Sheet Membrane Market SizeResearch analysts at Technavio follow extensive primary and secondary research methodologies in order to gather data from customers, manufacturers, consumers, and other key stakeholders. This upcoming report on the global sheet membrane market also considers the growth of waterborne epoxy resins and membrane, which are expected to grow at a CAGR of 8% and 9%, respectively, for the forecast period of 2017 to 2021. The growing application of residential and public infrastructure construction due to diversifying lifestyle, increasing disposable income, and growth in the construction industry is expected to boost the growth of bio-chemicals and bio-materials market.

The upcoming report on the global sheet membrane market also takes into consideration the key driving factors, new purification technologies, consumer buying behavior, and opportunities and challenges faced by the chemicals and metals industry. The report also considers the growth of glass and ceramics, agrochemicals and fertilizers, olefins, and chemical engineering equipment.

PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of the report

PART 03: Research Methodology

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights
  • Overview

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by application

  • Global sheet membrane market by application
  • Global sheet membrane market for roofing application
  • Global sheet membrane market for building substructure application
  • Global sheet membrane market for other applications

PART 07: Geographical segmentation

  • Market segmentation by geography
  • Sheet membrane market in APAC
  • Sheet membrane market in Americas
  • Sheet membrane market in EMEA

PART 08: Decision framework

PART 09: Drivers and challenges

  • Market drivers
  • Impact of drivers on key application segments
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of challenges on key application segments

PART 10: Market trends

  • Rapid industrial expansion
  • Rising popularity of bituminous waterproofing membrane
  • Increasing use of polymers

PART 11: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 12: Key vendor analysis

  • BASF
  • Dow Chemical
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Sika
  • SOPREMA Group

PART 13: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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