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Jan, 08 2024

Guardians of Perfection: Unveiling the Indispensable Role of Protective Films in Safeguarding Surfaces across Industries

Protective films safeguard surfaces in various industries by providing a resilient barrier against scratches, abrasions, and environmental damage. In manufacturing, electronics, and automotive sectors, these films ensure the preservation of product integrity during handling, transportation, and storage. They play a pivotal role in the booming e-commerce landscape, protecting goods from damage during shipping and delivery. It contributes to maintaining the aesthetics and functionality of surfaces, whether in construction projects, industrial applications, or daily consumer use. Their importance extends to meeting stringent quality standards, fostering innovation, and aligning with sustainability goals, reflecting their versatile and indispensable role in surface protection across diverse applications.

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Data Bridge Market Research analyses the North America Protective Films Market which was USD 644.13 million in 2022, is expected to reach USD 791.93 million by 2030, and is expected to undergo a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period of 2023 to 2030. The rise in e-commerce activities across North America is a major driver for the growth of the protective films market. As online shopping becomes increasingly popular, the demand for protective films rises sharply because they help these films safeguard products throughout the shipping and delivery.

Key Findings of the Study

North America Protective Films Market

Increasing logistics advancement is expected to drive the market's growth rate

The advanced logistics infrastructure in North America is a pivotal driver for the protective films market. The region's well-established and efficient supply chain network relies on protective films to safeguard products during transportation. These films act as a crucial barrier against scratches, abrasions, and environmental factors, ensuring that goods reach their destinations in optimal condition. The seamless integration of protective films within the logistics process preserves product integrity and addresses the growing demand for reliable packaging solutions within the supply chain.

Report Scope and Market Segmentation

Report Metric


Forecast Period

2023 to 2030

Base Year


Historic Years

2021 (Customizable to 2015-2020)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, Volumes in Tons, Pricing in USD

Segments Covered

Class (Adhesive-Coated, Self-Adhesive), Material (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polyvinyl Chloride, Polyurethane, Polyamide, Polyester, Paper, Others), Thickness (0 - 2 mm, 2 - 4 mm, 4 - 6 mm, 6 - 8 mm, 8 - 10 mm, Others), Surface (Metals, Glass, Textiles, Wood, Marbles, Molded Plastics, Others), Texture (Opaque, Transparent, Glossy, Matte, Others), End-User (Building and Construction, Automotive, Electronics, Life Science, Aerospace, Packaging, Industrial, Marine, Others)

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico in North America

Market Players Covered

Lamin-x (U.S.), Tee Group Films (U.S.), Mactac (a subsidiary of LINTEC Corporation) (U.S.), DuPont (U.S.), Arkema (France), Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., (Japan), Saint-Gobain (France) and 3M (U.S.)

Data Points Covered in the Report

In addition to the insights on market scenarios such as market value, growth rate, segmentation, geographical coverage, and major players, the market reports curated by the Data Bridge Market Research also include in-depth expert analysis, geographically represented company-wise production and capacity, network layouts of distributors and partners, detailed and updated price trend analysis and deficit analysis of supply chain and demand.

Segment Analysis:

The North America protective films market is segmented on the basis of class, material, thickness, surface, texture, and end-user 

  • On the basis of class, the North America protective films market is segmented into adhesive-coated, and self-adhesive
  • On the basis of material, the North America protective films market is segmented into polyethylene, polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate, polyvinyl chloride, polyurethane, polyamide, polyester, paper, and others
  • On the basis of thickness, the North America protective films market is segmented into 0 - 2 mm, 2 - 4 mm, 4 - 6 mm, 6 - 8 mm, 8 - 10 mm, and others
  • On the basis of surface, the North America protective films market is segmented into metals, glass, textiles, wood, marbles, molded plastics, and others
  • On the basis of texture, the North America protective films market is segmented into opaque, transparent, glossy, matte, and others
  • On the basis of end-user, the North America protective films market is segmented into building and construction, automotive, electronics, life science, aerospace, packaging, industrial, marine, and others

Major Players

Data Bridge Market Research recognizes the following companies as the major North America protective films market players in North America protective films market are Lamin-x (U.S.), Tee Group Films (U.S.), Mactac (a subsidiary of LINTEC Corporation) (U.S.), DuPont (U.S.), Arkema (France), Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., (Japan), Saint-Gobain (France)

North America Protective Films Market

Market Developments

  • In May 2022, Saint-Gobain S.A., a global leader in sustainable habitat solutions, undertook a significant strategic move by investing in a cutting-edge blowing glass wool production line. This noteworthy development occurred at its ISOVER plant located in France. The primary objective behind this investment was to address the escalating demand within the French market for advanced roof space thermal insulation solutions. The move reflects Saint-Gobain's commitment to staying at the forefront of innovation in construction materials and meeting the evolving needs of the market
  • In December 2021, Saint-Gobain S.A. entered into a definitive agreement with Alghamin Group in a transformative business deal. The agreement facilitated the acquisition of Alghamin Group's 100% subsidiary, Rockwool India Pvt Ltd. Renowned as a major manufacturer of stone wool in India, Rockwool India Pvt Ltd boasts a diverse range of insulation products designed for thermal, acoustic, and fire safety applications. This strategic acquisition positions Saint-Gobain as a key player in India's insulation market, aligning with the company's global growth strategy
  • In July 2020, Saint-Gobain made waves in the industry by announcing the exceptional properties of maximum thermal and high acoustic insulation offered by its Isover product line. This revelation was exemplified through its application in the new headquarters of the German press group Axel Springer. The project earned certification with Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Gold, reinforcing the product's quality and sustainability. The success of this innovation not only showcased Saint-Gobain's commitment to excellence but also significantly contributed to building the brand portfolio and increasing market demand
  • In February 2020, San Antonio-based XPEL Inc. executed a strategic acquisition by purchasing the Montreal-based paint protection film installation industry player, PROTEX CENTRE, for an approximate sum of $2.44 million. This acquisition was a pivotal step in XPEL's expansion strategy, solidifying its presence in the paint protection film market. The move positioned XPEL as a key player in the automotive aftermarket, leveraging the expertise and resources gained through the acquisition
  • In January 2020, the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems (IMWS) and POLIFILM EXTRUSION embarked on a collaborative research project. The initiative focused on engineering biopolymer-based films for food packaging with the intention of enhancing the resistance of food products to microbiological impacts. This joint research project was a significant step towards sustainable and innovative solutions in the food packaging industry, addressing environmental concerns and food safety. The collaboration underscored the commitment of the involved entities to advancing technology and sustainability in the packaging sector

Regional Analysis

Geographically, the countries covered in the North America protective films market report are U.S., Canada, and Mexico in North America

As per Data Bridge Market Research analysis: 

The U.S. is estimated to be the fastest growing region in the North America protective films market for the forecast period 2023-2030

The U.S. is expected to dominate in the North America protective films market is anchored in the country's thriving e-commerce landscape, which has witnessed a substantial surge in online activities. With a vast and diverse customer base spanning various industries, including electronics and automotive, the U.S. market exhibits significant demand for protective films that ensure product integrity during transportation and storage. Stringent quality standards and regulations further drive the adoption of these films, particularly in industries where product protection is paramount. The U.S. market's emphasis on sustainability and its commitment to innovation positions it at the forefront of protective film development.

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