Air Barrier Market

Air Barrier Market

Air Barrier Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Product Type (Cellulose, Gypsum Board, Oriented strand board (OSB), Drywall, Spray foam, Fiberglass/ Rockwool, Plywood and Other Product Types), Type, Site, Application, End User and By Geography

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Published: 2024 ID: SMRC25442

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Air Barrier Market is accounted for $16,959.7 million in 2023 and is expected to reach $26,355.2 million by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period. An air barrier is a material or assembly designed to control the movement of air between the interior and exterior of a building. It serves to minimize airflow through the building envelope, preventing unwanted drafts, heat loss, and moisture infiltration. Typically installed as part of the building's construction, air barriers can be made of various materials, such as membranes, spray foams, or rigid boards. Properly implemented air barriers are integral components of modern building design and construction.

Market Dynamics: 


Rising demand for sustainable construction

Air barriers help minimize air leakage, which is a significant contributor to energy loss in buildings. These barriers play a crucial role in sustainable construction by enhancing energy efficiency and improving building envelope performance. Furthermore, by creating a more airtight building envelope, air barriers reduce the need for heating and cooling, thus lowering energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, which is propelling market growth.


High cost

The total cost of an air barrier system can rise because these systems frequently call for specialized membranes, which can be more expensive than standard building supplies. Professionals with knowledge and experience in air barrier technology may command higher fees for their services, further adding to the overall cost. Moreover, the cost of testing and verification adds to the financial burden, thereby hampering market growth.


Technological advancements

Innovations in materials, coatings, and building envelope design contribute to the development of advanced air barrier solutions that address the evolving needs of the construction industry. These materials offer superior durability and resistance to air leakage, enhancing the overall effectiveness of air barrier installations. Furthermore, advancements in building envelope design, such as the use of computational modeling and simulation tools, allow architects and engineers to optimize air barrier placement and performance during the design phase, thereby driving market growth.


Lack of awareness

Many professionals in the construction industry may not have a thorough understanding of how air barriers work or how to properly incorporate them into building designs. This lack of awareness leads to underutilization or improper installation of air barrier systems. Furthermore, there is a scarcity of education and training programs focusing on air barrier technologies and best practices, which significantly limits market growth.

Covid-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic has had several negative impacts on the air barrier market, primarily due to disruptions in construction activities, supply chain challenges, and economic uncertainties. Lockdown measures and social distancing protocols led to project delays and cancellations, resulting in decreased demand for air barrier products. Construction sites faced closures or operating restrictions, leading to labor shortages and logistical challenges. In addition, uncertain market conditions and decreased consumer confidence dampened demand, impacting the adoption of air barrier solutions.

The gypsum board segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The gypsum board segment is estimated to hold the largest share, due to its widespread use in construction. Gypsum boards, also known as drywall or plasterboard, are commonly utilized as interior wall and ceiling materials. There offerings cater to diverse construction needs, ranging from residential to commercial and institutional projects. Additionally, manufacturers have responded to the demand for improved energy efficiency and building performance by developing gypsum boards with enhanced air barrier properties which drive this segment’s size.

The corrosion resistance segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The corrosion resistance segment is anticipated to have highest CAGR during the forecast period, due to they are specifically designed to withstand the detrimental effects of corrosion, ensuring long-term durability and performance of the building envelope. Materials such as stainless steel, aluminum, and certain polymer-based coatings are commonly utilized to provide corrosion resistance in air barrier applications. Moreover, these materials offer superior resistance to rust, degradation, and chemical damage, thereby preserving the integrity of the air barrier system over time.

Region with largest share:

Asia Pacific commanded the largest market share during the extrapolated period owing to demand for energy-efficient building solutions and heightened awareness of sustainable construction practices. Rapid urbanization, population growth, and increasing industrialization in countries like China, India, Japan, and South Korea. Moreover, rising standards of living and growing awareness of indoor air quality have spurred demand for buildings that offer superior comfort and occupant health which are boosting this region’s growth.

Region with highest CAGR:

Europe is expected to witness highest CAGR over the projection period, owing to the adoption of air barrier systems as essential components of building envelopes to minimize heat loss, enhance thermal comfort, and reduce energy consumption. Air barriers contribute to sustainable construction by improving the air tightness of buildings, thereby reducing carbon emissions. Moreover, manufacturers in Europe are innovating to meet the evolving needs of the construction industry, offering a wide range of air barrier products tailored to different building types and climates.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players in the Air Barrier Market include DuPont de Nemours Inc., Soprema, BASF SE, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A, Owens Corning, GCP Applied Technologies, Carisle Companies, Huber Engineered Woods LLC, Atlas Roofing Corpporation, Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, Johns Manville, GAF Materials Corporation, Norbord Inc, W. R. Meadows, Inc, Sika AG, Knauf Insulation, Bostik Inc., The Sherwin Williams Company, 3M Company and Laticrete International Inc.

Key Developments:

In January 2024, Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company and building products manufacturer, announced the launch of its White EPDM Peel & Stick Flashing, an uncured flashing material the company says eliminates the need for welding and is compatible with TPO roofing systems.

In November 2023, BASF and SK On entered into an agreement to evaluate collaboration opportunities in the global lithium-ion battery market.

Product Types Covered:
• Cellulose 
• Gypsum Board 
• Oriented strand board (OSB) 
• Drywall 
• Spray foam 
• Fiberglass/ Rockwool 
• Plywood 
• Other Product Types

Types Covered:
• Coatings
• Membranes
• Stacking & filling
• Other Types

Sites Covered:
• Internal
• External

Applications Covered:
• Microbial & Fungal Resistance 
• Insulation 
• Material Packaging & Stacking 
• Corrosion Resistance 
• Other Applications 

End User Covered:
• Industrial Facilities 
• Car Parks & Underground Basements 
• Residential 
• Military Building & Bunkers 
• Green Houses/ Metal Buildings 
• Hospitals 
• Airports 
• Hotels 
• Office Building 
• Other End Users 

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan        
o China        
o India        
o Australia  
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific    
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa 
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2021, 2022, 2023, 2026, and 2030
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary           
2 Preface           
 2.1 Abstract          
 2.2 Stake Holders          
 2.3 Research Scope          
 2.4 Research Methodology          
  2.4.1 Data Mining         
  2.4.2 Data Analysis         
  2.4.3 Data Validation         
  2.4.4 Research Approach         
 2.5 Research Sources          
  2.5.1 Primary Research Sources         
  2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources         
  2.5.3 Assumptions         
3 Market Trend Analysis           
 3.1 Introduction          
 3.2 Drivers          
 3.3 Restraints          
 3.4 Opportunities          
 3.5 Threats          
 3.6 Product Analysis          
 3.7 Application Analysis          
 3.8 End Userr Analysis          
 3.9 Emerging Markets          
 3.10 Impact of Covid-19          
4 Porters Five Force Analysis           
 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers          
 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers          
 4.3 Threat of substitutes          
 4.4 Threat of new entrants          
 4.5 Competitive rivalry          
5 Global Air Barrier Market, By Product Type           
 5.1 Introduction          
 5.2 Cellulose          
 5.3 Gypsum Board          
 5.4 Oriented strand board (OSB)          
 5.5 Drywall          
 5.6 Spray foam          
 5.7 Fiberglass/ Rockwool          
 5.8 Plywood          
 5.9 Other Product Types          
6 Global Air Barrier Market, By Type           
 6.1 Introduction          
 6.2 Coatings          
 6.3 Membranes          
 6.4 Stacking & filling          
 6.5 Other Types          
7 Global Air Barrier Market, By Site           
 7.1 Introduction          
 7.2 Internal          
 7.3 External          
8 Global Air Barrier Market, By Application           
 8.1 Introduction          
 8.2 Microbial & Fungal Resistance          
 8.3 Insulation          
 8.4 Material Packaging & Stacking          
 8.5 Corrosion Resistance          
 8.6 Other Applications          
9 Global Air Barrier Market, By End User           
 9.1 Introduction          
 9.2 Industrial Facilities          
 9.3 Car Parks & Underground Basements          
 9.4 Residential          
 9.5 Military Building & Bunkers          
 9.6 Green Houses/ Metal Buildings          
 9.7 Hospitals          
 9.8 Airports          
 9.9 Hotels          
 9.10 Office Building          
 9.11 Other End Users          
10 Global Air Barrier Market, By Geography           
 10.1 Introduction          
 10.2 North America          
  10.2.1 US         
  10.2.2 Canada         
  10.2.3 Mexico         
 10.3 Europe          
  10.3.1 Germany         
  10.3.2 UK         
  10.3.3 Italy         
  10.3.4 France         
  10.3.5 Spain         
  10.3.6 Rest of Europe         
 10.4 Asia Pacific          
  10.4.1 Japan         
  10.4.2 China         
  10.4.3 India         
  10.4.4 Australia         
  10.4.5 New Zealand         
  10.4.6 South Korea         
  10.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific         
 10.5 South America          
  10.5.1 Argentina         
  10.5.2 Brazil         
  10.5.3 Chile         
  10.5.4 Rest of South America         
 10.6 Middle East & Africa          
  10.6.1 Saudi Arabia         
  10.6.2 UAE         
  10.6.3 Qatar         
  10.6.4 South Africa         
  10.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa         
11 Key Developments           
 11.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures          
 11.2 Acquisitions & Mergers          
 11.3 New Product Launch          
 11.4 Expansions          
 11.5 Other Key Strategies          
12 Company Profiling           
 12.1 DuPont de Nemours Inc.          
 12.2 Soprema          
 12.3 BASF SE          
 12.4 Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A          
 12.5 Owens Corning          
 12.6 GCP Applied Technologies          
 12.7 Carisle Companies          
 12.8 Huber Engineered Woods LLC          
 12.9 Atlas Roofing Corpporation          
 12.10 Firestone Building Products Company, LLC          
 12.11 Johns Manville          
 12.12 GAF Materials Corporation          
 12.13 Norbord Inc          
 12.14 W. R. Meadows, Inc          
 12.15 Sika AG          
 12.16 Knauf Insulation          
 12.17 Bostik Inc.          
 12.18 The Sherwin Williams Company          
 12.19 3M Company          
 12.20 Laticrete International Inc.          
List of Tables            
1 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)           
2 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Product Type (2021-2030) ($MN)           
3 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Cellulose (2021-2030) ($MN)           
4 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Gypsum Board (2021-2030) ($MN)           
5 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Oriented strand board (OSB) (2021-2030) ($MN)           
6 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Drywall (2021-2030) ($MN)           
7 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Spray foam (2021-2030) ($MN)           
8 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Fiberglass/ Rockwool (2021-2030) ($MN)           
9 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Plywood (2021-2030) ($MN)           
10 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Other Product Types (2021-2030) ($MN)           
10 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Type (2021-2030) ($MN)           
11 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Coatings (2021-2030) ($MN)           
12 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Membranes (2021-2030) ($MN)           
14 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Stacking & filling (2021-2030) ($MN)           
15 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Other Types (2021-2030) ($MN)           
16 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Site (2021-2030) ($MN)           
17 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Internal (2021-2030) ($MN)           
18 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By External (2021-2030) ($MN)           
19 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Application (2021-2030) ($MN)           
20 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Microbial & Fungal Resistance (2021-2030) ($MN)           
21 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Insulation (2021-2030) ($MN)           
22 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Material Packaging & Stacking (2021-2030) ($MN)           
23 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Corrosion Resistance (2021-2030) ($MN)           
24 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2021-2030) ($MN)           
25 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By End User (2021-2030) ($MN)           
26 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Industrial Facilities (2021-2030) ($MN)           
27 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Car Parks & Underground Basements (2021-2030) ($MN)           
28 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Residential (2021-2030) ($MN)           
29 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Military Building & Bunkers (2021-2030) ($MN)           
30 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Green Houses/ Metal Buildings (2021-2030) ($MN)           
31 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Hospitals (2021-2030) ($MN)           
32 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Airports (2021-2030) ($MN)           
33 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Hotels (2021-2030) ($MN)           
34 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Office Building (2021-2030) ($MN)           
35 Global Air Barrier Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2021-2030) ($MN)           
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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