Waterproofing Chemicals Market Research Report- Forecast to 2030

Global Waterproofing Chemicals Market information by Type (bitumen, PVC, TPO, EPDM, and others), by Application (roofing, walls, flooring, basement, tunneling, and others), and by Region (Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, and Middle East &Africa,) - Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/3115-CR | January 2018 | Region: Global | 123 pages         

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Waterproofing Chemicals Market Overview: 

The Waterproofing Chemicals Market has been estimated to grow at CAGR of 9.86% to reach USD 32,915.00 Million till 2030. 

The Waterproofing Chemical Market Trends are on the rise because of their services related to water penetration. The Waterproofing Chemical is more of a synthetic chemical product that is used for the protection of the water structure from issues related to penetration, as well as percolation. Sometimes, the penetration of excess water in buildings can affect the base of the buildings and have an impact on their life span. This might lead to damages like metal and electrical damages, and different kinds of structural hazards. Waterproofing has its own set of advantages. 

Global Waterproofing Chemicals Market Size extends its benefits like low cost of maintenance for the buildings, sustainable edifice, along with the protection of buildings from quick weather changes and extreme conditions. 

COVID 19 Analysis: 

The use of waterproofing membranes is extended to the construction industries. And the global spread of coronavirus has had an impact on the construction industry. The industry was exposed to supply chain disruptions, logistical restraints, unavailability of the workforce, limited components being available, drop in the demand levels, low liquidity, and subsequent shutting down of the industries. The suppliers of the raw material along with the other operational requirements were pushed to re-evaluate the strategies undertaken catering to the industry and waterproofing members during the pandemic. 

There was a grinding halt imposed on the residential, as well as the commercial construction purposes. Also, the demand for the waterproofing membranes prevalent for this sector was ranging from medium to low in the pandemic period. The major issues were related to the shortage of equipment and manpower, restriction in the supply chain, delay in the shipment of the orders, and much more. However, other sectors like healthcare flourished in the pandemic period. The emergence of new hospitals, daycares, and institutions are helping in the stabilization of the construction sector along with the demand for waterproofing solutions. 

Market Dynamics: Drivers:

The emerging and developing economies have infrastructure as their major asset. The growth of rapid urbanization is the main driver for the growth of the Waterproofing Chemicals Market Trends. Both the private and public sectors of different economies are spending to get their hands on the right infrastructure. Power grids, roads, bridges, railways, water treatment plants, airports, telecommunications, and much more. There is an emerging need for reliable materials that promise a high-performance. Also, strong, durable, lightweight, and versatile Waterproofing Chemicals Industry Demand is increasing. 


However, the wide use of waterproofing chemicals or the membranes has a potential threat to the environment, as well as human health. These chemicals are used in the spray form and hence, can be harmful to both the user, as well as workers surrounding the vicinity. The waterproofing chemicals will have fluorinated compounds that might enter the respiratory systems that might cause issues like pneumonitis, and lung traumas. Other health issues like bronchitis and nasal irritation might be caused. 


There are different kinds of raw materials that are used for the compilation of the Waterproofing Chemicals and membranes. Raw materials like crude oil are a very important source of energy. However, the raw materials have a huge consumption but are priced extremely high. This has caused a huge demand to drop with relation to transportation fuels. 

Value Chain Analysis: 

The Waterproofing Chemical Industry is exposed to certain disadvantages like VOC content, as well as toxicity. However, many leading corporations in the global market are investing in R&D solutions that have a minimal impact on the environment. The products that are being used are conceding the green certification use for sustainable projects. For instance, green roofs and green buildings. Waterproofing Chemical Market Size is extending to these building structures for the provision of efficient protection along with energy efficiency. 

Segment Overview: 

Global Waterproofing Chemicals Market uses are extended to different areas like roofing and flooring, basement and tunneling, walls, and much more. Global Waterproofing Chemicals Market Share is divided into various segments and sections. These are segmented as understated: 


The market consists of types like PVC, EPDM, Bitumen, TPO, and others. 


Based on Application, the waterproofing share includes basements, flooring, tunneling, and much more. 

Geographical Locations: 

Global Waterproofing Chemicals Market Research Report includes different locations like Latin America, the Asian Pacific regions, Europe and North America, along with the Middle East and Africa. 

Regional Analysis: 

The Asia Pacific had the widest share in the market in 2016. The growth was at a CAGR of 10.88% owing to urbanization and industrialization. The next country in the lane was North America both in 2016 and for the forecast period of 2023 as well. North America is likely to have the largest share. The U.S. is expected to hold power as a dominant owing to the greater levels of penetration for the end-users of the industry services. 

As far as the other geographical locations of the world are concerned, Europe has the potential to grow as a major country in waterproofing chemicals. This country had a market share of 17% in 2016. Germany also is witnessing an increase in the demand for the basement, as well as the roofing application segmentations. The Middle East, African, and Latin American regions also are being expected to grow by the end of the forecast period of 2023. 

Competitive Landscape and Key Findings: 

Global Waterproofing Chemicals Strategies are being adopted by many Prominent Companies on the global map. These are stated as follows: 

  • Sika AG (Switzerland)

  • BASF SE (Germany)

  • DowDuPont (The U.S.)

  • Wacker Chemie AG (Germany)

  • RPM International Inc. (The U.S.)

  • Pidilite Industries Ltd. (India)

  • Mapei S.p.A (Italy)

  • Carlisle Companies Inc. (The U.S.)

  • Fosroc (U.K)

  • Drizoro S.A.U. (Spain)

  • Conpro Chemicals Pvt. Ltd (India)

  • Soprema Inc. (The U.S.) 

There is a high rise in the need for urbanization along with swift industrialization in these companies and are expected to grow and penetrate by the end of the forecast period. 

By the end of the forecast period of 2023, the market is expected to grow at a 9.86% CAGR. the highest market share is expected to go to the Asia Pacific, along with China. Bitumen had a 52% share in 2016, the easy availability and the low prices being the major reasons. Roofing in collaboration with walls accounts for 50% as a dominant service in the market mostly, for the end-users of these services, globally. This is prevalent in all the major geographical locations and regional segments by the end of the forecast period of 2023. 

Recent Developments: 

Jan 2022 According to company executives, a top worldwide building materials manufacturer wants to buy a maker of specialty construction chemicals for more than $2 billion. Saint-Gobain has agreed to pay $32 per share for GCP Applied Technologies' outstanding shares for a total transaction value of $2.3 billion. GCP, based in suburban Atlanta, manufactures admixtures and additives for concrete and cement, concrete management systems, high-performance waterproofing solutions, and specialty construction goods, all of which are critical to decarbonizing the worldwide construction sector. In total, the corporation has 50 production plants in 38 countries.

Sep 2021
Gore, the developer of GORE-TEX®, said today that it would never longer use PFAS chemicals in its waterproof outdoor textiles after decades of doing so. Gore will provide a new choice for the essential membrane that offers waterproofing in its consumer outdoor clothing goods. Although the new membrane is free of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl compounds), GORE-TEX® goods typically have a second waterproofing treatment, a PFAS-based durable water repellent (DWR) surface coating. In late 2022, the first items made with this new PFAS-free membrane will be available for purchase.

August 24, 2021
- Sika has announced the acquisition of a manufacturer of waterproofing systems in China, Shenzhen Landun Holding Co., Ltd. The company provides a thorough variety of waterproofing products and technologies, greatly accompanying Sika’s existing portfolio. The mixed offering will offer the latest opportunities to grow in the rapidly-growing Chinese waterproofing market.
Landun is a prominent leader in the waterproofing solutions market with a well-recognized brand and strong customer relationships. The firm functions two modern production plants where it produces a full variety of membranes and coatings for different waterproofing applications, primarily offering commercial and infrastructural projects.
The deal offers a platform for Sika to empower its market position in China and grow in the waterproofing market. The product portfolios of the two firms are majorly corresponding and provide large cross-selling potential with their respective channels. With the two acquired production plants, Sika will be capable of strengthening its local supply chain and carrying its products and services closer to the market.

Tremco launched new products under their brand name of POWERply Endure Membranes. These membranes are sturdy enough to lend support to waterproof roofings after the collaboration. A brand-new production facility for SikaPrrog waterproofing membrane was also introduced in March 2020. This is an investment that is likely to expand and boost the efficiency in manufacturing to match the needs of the growing market. 

Tunneling has become prominent owing to the extraction of minerals or construction of new pathways to connect cities and villages. Roofs and walls can be sustained from collapsing with the help of LAMs. It can be used in car parks, landscapes, sunken areas, and pedestrian areas. It can stop the penetration of water or seepage of other liquids. For instance, ShaliCryl 215 by STP Limited is a polymer capable of resisting moisture and an excellent fit for weather resistance.

The Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall located in Germany has undergone waterproofing to protect against itself from temperamental climates. The construction group, HOCHTIEF, used waterproofing sealants from Sika AG to highlight the sheen of the architectural marvel. The proprietary Sarnavap 5000 E vapor barrier by Sika has been used to offer a multi-layered barrier to the structure.

Report Overview: 

Global Waterproofing Chemicals Market Report covers a brief analysis of the market, its operations, the impact of COVID, government regulations, and steps being taken up to bounce back and cover the losses. Also, the report discusses the major drivers, restraints, challenges, as well as the value chain analysis offered by the market globally. The segment analysis covers the growth of the market of 2 forecast years that is 2016, and 2023. Many steps are being taken up to reduce the negative impacts on users and the environment and to help the market growth through efficient inputs. The geographical locations for the market include Russia, Itlay, the UK, France, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil apart from the ones mentioned in the regional analysis of the market.

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: USD 32,915.00 Million
  CAGR   9.86%(2020–2030)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2030
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   By Type, Application and Region
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Sika AG (Switzerland), BASF SE (Germany),DowDuPont (The U.S.), Wacker Chemie AG (Germany), RPM International Inc. (The U.S.), Pidilite Industries Ltd. (India), Mapei S.p.A (Italy), Carlisle Companies Inc. (The U.S.), Fosroc (U.K), Drizoro S.A.U. (Spain), Conpro Chemicals Pvt. Ltd (India), Soprema Inc. (The U.S.)
  Key Market Opportunities   Strong, durable, lightweight, and versatile Waterproofing Chemicals Industry Demand is increasing.
  Key Market Drivers   The growth of rapid urbanization is the main driver

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global waterproofing chemicals market is expected to reach a valuation of USD 32,915 million by 2030.

The global waterproofing chemicals market is expected to exhibit a strong 9.86% CAGR over the forecast period from 2020 to 2030.

The growing construction industry and rapid urbanization in Asia Pacific are the major drivers for the waterproofing chemicals industry.

Roofing applications dominate the global waterproofing chemicals market, followed by walls and flooring.

Asia Pacific is the largest regional market for waterproofing chemicals and is expected to exhibit the largest CAGR, 10.88%, over the forecast period.