Specialty and High Performance Films Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Material Type (Polyester, Fluoropolymers, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Polyimide, and Other Material Types), Product Type (Barrier Films, Safety and Security Films, Decorative Films, Microporous Films, and Other Product Types), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa).

Market Snapshot

Specialty and High Performance Films Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >6 %
Specialty and High Performance Films Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The global specialty and high performance films market is expected to grow with a CAGR greater than 6% during the forecast period. One of the major factors driving the market is the growing demand from the packaging industry. However, the high cost of fluoropolymers is hindering the growth of the market studied.

  • Increasing use in the construction industry is another major driver for the market studied.
  • Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the market studied during the forecast period.
  • Among the product types, barrier films are likely to account for the highest market share during the forecast period.

Scope of the report

The specialty and high performance films market report includes:

Material Type
Other Material Types
Product Type
Barrier Films
Safety and Security Films
Decorative Films
Microporous Films
Other Product Types
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Barrier Films Product Type to Dominate the Market

  • Currently, the barrier film segment dominates the global market by product type. Specialty and high performance barrier films provide ultra-high oxygen barrier properties, flex crack, and thermal resistivity and various other functional benefits. 
  • Properties, such as superior gas and water vapor barrier performance helps to protect the products from any form of deterioration, such as corrosion, rotting, moisture absorption, drying, and oxidation. 
  • Owing to this they are widely used in the packaging industry, especially food packaging industries. 
  • Additionally, barrier films are widely used in vacuum insulated panels and in electronics applications such as electronic applications, such as displays, and organic-based electronics.
  • Hence, owing to the increasing demand from the above-mentioned application areas, barrier films product type is likely to dominate the market studied duriong the forecast period.
Specialty and High Performance Films Market Key Trends

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest market in the specialty and high-performance films market, in the past few years.  
  • The growing packaging industry, increasing automotive production, massive electronics production industry in China and India and the growing construction industry in various countries in the Asia-Pacific region is driving the market studied in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Additionally, there has been significant growth in the demand for specialty and high-performance films from the southeast Asian countries for usage in application areas like barrier films, decorative films, etc.
  • Hence, owing to the above-mentioned reasons, Asia-Pacific is likely to dominate the market studied during the forecast period
Specialty and High Performance Films Market Growth by Region

Competitive Landscape

The global specialty and high performance films market is moderately consolidated as the majority of the market share is divided among few players. Some of the key players in the market include 3M, Saint-Gobain Group., Dupont Teijin Films, SOLVAY, and Covestro AG, among others

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Demand from the Packaging Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Use in Construction Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Cost of Fluoropolymers

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Material Type

      1. 5.1.1 Polyester

      2. 5.1.2 Fluoropolymers

      3. 5.1.3 Nylon

      4. 5.1.4 Polycarbonate

      5. 5.1.5 Polyimide

      6. 5.1.6 Other Material Types

    2. 5.2 Product Type

      1. 5.2.1 Barrier Films

      2. 5.2.2 Safety and Security Films

      3. 5.2.3 Decorative Films

      4. 5.2.4 Microporous Films

      5. 5.2.5 Other Product Types

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. ASEAN Countries

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 3M

      2. 6.4.2 American Durafilm

      3. 6.4.3 Bemis Company, Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Covestro AG

      5. 6.4.5 Dupont Teijin Films

      6. 6.4.6 Eastman Chemical Company

      7. 6.4.7 Evonik Industries AG

      8. 6.4.8 Honeywell International Inc.

      9. 6.4.9 Raven Industries, Inc.

      10. 6.4.10 Saint-Gobain Group.

      11. 6.4.11 Sealed Air

      12. 6.4.12 Solvay

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Specialty and High Performance Films Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Specialty and High Performance Films Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

3M, Saint-Gobain Group. , DUPONT TEIJIN FILMS , SOLVAY, Covestro AG are the major companies operating in Specialty and High Performance Films Market.

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