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Study #: 3109

Published: 11/2013

Pages: 356

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Insulation - Industry Market Research, Market Share, Market Size, Sales, Demand Forecast, Market Leaders, Company Profiles, Industry Trends

US demand for insulation is projected to advance 7.6 percent annually to $10.3 billion in 2017. The residential market will see double-digit annual gains based on a strong rebound in housing starts. Fiberglass insulation will remain the market leader and grow the fastest, followed in growth rates by reflective/radiant and cellulose types.

This study analyzes the $7.1 billion US insulation industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by product (e.g., fiberglass, foamed plastics, cellulose, mineral wool, reflective insulation and radiant barriers), market (e.g., residential buildings, nonresidential buildings, industrial and HVAC Equipment) and US region.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 37 industry players, including Owens Corning, Johns Manville and CertainTeed.

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				    TABLE OF CONTENTS

     SECTION									    PAGE

		INTRODUCTION							      xi

	I.	EXECUTIVE SUMMARY						       1

	II.	MARKET ENVIRONMENT						       4
		General								       4
		Macroeconomic Environment					       5
		Demographic Trends						       9
		Consumer Trends							      13
		   Consumer Spending						      14
		   Consumer Financing						      16
		Building Construction						      20
		   Residential Buildings					      22
		      Housing Starts						      24
		      Housing Stock						      29
		      Improvements & Repairs					      32
		   Nonresidential Buildings					      34
		      New							      34
		      Improvements & Repairs					      37
		Manufacturing Outlook						      39
		Pricing								      42
		Historical Market Trends					      44
		Foreign Trade							      48
		World Insulation Overview					      50

	III.	OVERVIEW							      53
		General								      53
		R-Values							      54
		Material Variations in Thermal Resistance			      55
		Environmental & Regulatory Issues				      57
		   Building Codes						      58
		   Energy Efficiency Tax Credits				      60
		   Green Building						      62
		      LEED							      62
		      Other Programs						      64
		   Climate Change						      65
		   Indoor Air Quality						      67
		   Renewable Resources & Recycling				      69
		   Health & Safety Issues					      72
		      Foamed Plastics						      72
		      Fiberglass						      74
		      Vermiculite						      75
		Insulation Demand						      76

	IV.	PRODUCTS							      79
		General								      79
		Fiberglass							      83
		   Materials							      84
		   Product Forms						      86
		   Markets							      91
		      Residential Buildings					      92
		      Nonresidential Buildings					      94
		      Industrial & HVAC Equipment				      95
		      Other Markets						      96
		Foamed Plastics							      97
		   Product Forms						      97
		   Markets							     101
		   Resins							     103
		      Rigid Urethane						     104
			Products						     106
			Markets						             108
		      Polystyrene						     110
			Products						     111
			Markets						             114
		      Other Foamed Plastics					     116
		Cellulose							     118
		   Product Forms						     119
		   Markets							     122
		Mineral Wool							     124
		   Product Forms						     127
		   Markets							     130

		Reflective Insulation & Radiant Barriers			     132
		   Product Forms						     135
		   Markets							     136
		Other Insulation						     138
		   Materials							     139
		      Perlite							     140
		      Vermiculite						     142
		      All Other Materials					     143
		   Product Forms						     146
		   Markets							     147

	V.	MARKETS								     150
		General								     150
		   Demand by Market Value					     151
		   Demand by R-1 Value						     154
		Residential Buildings						     157
		   Materials							     159
		   Dollars/R-Value Comparison					     163
		   Applications							     166
		      New Housing						     170
		      Attic Reinsulation					     173
		      Improvement & Replacement					     176
		Nonresidential Buildings					     179
		   Materials							     180
		   Dollars/R-Value Comparison					     184
		   Applications							     186
		      Institutional						     188
		      Commercial						     189
		      Office							     190
		      Industrial						     190
		      Other Nonresidential					     191
		      Nonbuilding Construction					     191
		Industrial & HVAC Equipment					     191
		   Materials							     193
		   Dollars/R-Value Comparison					     195
		   Applications							     197
		      Industrial Equipment					     198
		      HVAC Equipment						     199
		Other Insulation Markets					     199
		   Materials							     200
		   Applications							     202

	VI.	REGIONS								     204
		General								     204
		Regional Demographic & Economic Activity			     205
		   Population Patterns						     206
		   Economic Outlook						     209
		   Construction Activity					     213
		   Housing Trends						     215
		Regional Insulation Demand					     218
		   Northeast							     221
		      New England						     224
		      Middle Atlantic						     225
		   Midwest							     227
		      East North Central					     231
		      West North Central					     233
		   South							     234
		      South Atlantic						     236
		      East South Central					     238
		      West South Central					     239
		   West								     241
		      Mountain							     243
		      Pacific							     245

	VII.	INDUSTRY STRUCTURE						     247
		General								     247
		Industry Composition						     248
		Market Share							     252
		Manufacturing & Product Development				     258
		Competitive Strategies						     261
		Marketing & Distribution					     265
		Acquisitions & Divestitures					     268
		Cooperative Agreements						     270
		Company Profiles						     274
		   Advanced Fiber Technology					     275
		   Armacell International Holding GmbH				     276
		   Atlas Roofing, see Hood Companies
		   BASF SE							     278
		   Bayer AG							     282
		   Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated				     284
		   Bridgestone Corporation					     289
		   Carlisle Companies Incorporated				     291
		   Carpenter Company						     295
		   CertainTeed, see Saint-Gobain
		   Covertech Fabricating Incorporated				     296
		   Dow Chemical Company						     298
		   Dryvit Systems, RPM International
		   Dyplast Products LLC						     303
		   Evonik Industries AG						     304
		   Fi-Foil Company Incorporated					     306
		   Firestone Building Products, see Bridgestone
		   Grace (WR) & Company						     307
		   Guardian Industries Corporation				     308
		   Homasote Company						     310
		   Hood Companies						     311
		   Hunter Panels, see Carlisle Companies
		   Industrial Insulation Group, see Berkshire Hathaway
		   Innovative Energy Incorporated				     314
		   Innovative Insulation Incorporated				     316
		   Insulation Solutions Incorporated				     317
		   Insulfoam, see Carlisle Companies
		   Johns Manville, see Berkshire Hathaway
		   Knauf Gips KG						     319
		   Louisiana-Pacific Corporation				     321
		   Materis							     323
		   NanoPore Insulation, see Sealed Air
		   Owens Corning						     325
		   Pactiv Building Products, see Reynolds Group
		   Parex USA, see Materis
		   PFB Corporation						     329
		   Pittsburgh Corning, see PPG Industries
		   Polyair Inter Pack Incorporated				     331
		   PPG Industries Incorporated					     332
		   Pregis Corporation						     334
		   Reflectix, see Sealed Air
		   Reynolds Group Holdings Limited				     335
		   Rmax Incorporated						     336
		   ROCKWOOL International A/S					     338
		   ROXUL, see ROCKWOOL International 
		   RPM International Incorporated				     342
		   Saint-Gobain							     344
		   Sealed Air Corporation					     347
		   Sonoco Products Company					     348
		   Specialty Vermiculite Corporation				     350
		   Sto AG							     351
		   Thermafiber, see Owens Corning
		   ThermoSafe Brands, see Sonoco Products
		   US GreenFiber, see Louisiana-Pacific
		Other Companies Mentioned in Study				     353


				      LIST OF TABLES

    TABLE NUMBER								    PAGE


		SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
		Summary Table							       3

		SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
	1	Macroeconomic Indicators					       9
	2	Population & Households						      13
	3	Personal Consumption Expenditures				      16
	4	Consumer Financing Environment, 2002-2012			      19
	5	Building Construction Expenditures				      21
	6	Residential Building Construction Expenditures			      24
	7	New Housing Indicators						      28
	8	Housing Stock by Type						      31
	9	Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures			      34
	10	Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures		      37
	11	Nonresidential Building Improvement & Repair Expenditures	      38
	12	Manufacturers’ Shipments					      42
	13	Average Insulation Prices					      44
	14	Insulation Market, 2002-2012					      47
	15	Insulation Foreign Trade					      50

		SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
	1	Insulation R-Values by Material					      57
	2	Insulation Demand by Value					      78

		SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS
	1	Insulation Demand						      82
	2	Fiberglass Insulation Demand by Product Form			      91
	3	Fiberglass Insulation Demand by Market				      92
	4	Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand by Market			     103
	5	Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand by Resin			     104
	6	Rigid Urethane Foam Insulation Demand by Product		     108
	7	Rigid Urethane Foam Insulation Demand by Market			     110
	8	Polystyrene Foam Insulation Demand by Product			     114
	9	Polystyrene Foam Insulation Demand by Market			     116
	10	Other Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand by Market		     117
	11	Cellulose Insulation Demand by Product Form			     122
	12	Cellulose Insulation Demand by Market				     124
	13	Mineral Wool Insulation Demand by Material			     127
	14	Mineral Wool Insulation Demand by Product Form			     129
	15	Mineral Wool Insulation Demand by Market			     131
	16	Reflective Insulation & Radiant Barrier Demand by Type		     135
	17	Reflective Insulation & Radiant Barrier Demand by Market	     138
	18	Other Insulation Demand by Material				     140
	19	Other Insulation Materials Demand by Product Form		     147
	20	Other Insulation Materials Demand by Market			     149

		SECTION V -- MARKETS
	1	Insulation Demand by Market Value				     153
	2	Insulation Demand by R-1 Value					     156
	3	Residential Buildings Market for Insulation by Material		     163
	4	Residential Buildings Market for Insulation by Application	     170
	5	New Housing Applications for Insulation				     173
	6	Residential Attic Reinsulation Applications for Insulation	     176
	7	Residential Improvement & Repair Applications for Insulation	     179
	8	Nonresidential Buildings Market for Insulation by Material	     183
	9	Nonresidential Buildings Market
		   for Insulation by Application & Type				     188
	10	Industrial & HVAC Equipment Markets
		   for Insulation by Material					     195
	11	Industrial & HVAC Insulation Markets by Application		     198
	12	Other Insulation Markets by Material				     201
	13	Other Insulation Markets by Application				     203

		SECTION VI -- REGIONS
	1	Population by Region						     209
	2	Gross Domestic Product by Region				     212
	3	Construction Expenditures by Region				     215
	4	Regional Housing Indicators					     218
	5	Insulation Demand by Region					     220
	6	Northeast Insulation Demand by Subregion & Market		     224
	7	Midwest Insulation Demand by Subregion & Market			     231
	8	South Insulation Demand by Subregion & Market			     236
	9	West Insulation Demand by Subregion & Market			     243

		SECTION VII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
	1	Insulation Revenues for Selected Manufacturers, 2012		     251
	2	Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures				     270
	3	Selected Cooperative Agreements					     272

 
				      LIST OF CHARTS

    CHART NUMBER								    PAGE


		SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
	1	Year of Construction of Housing Stock, 2012			      32
	2	Insulation Market, 2003-2012					      48

		SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS
	1	Insulation Demand by Material, 2012				      83

		SECTION V -- MARKETS
	1	Insulation Markets by Market Value, 2012			     153
	2	Insulation Demand by R-1 Value, 2012				     157
	3	Cost/R-Value Comparison
		   of Residential Insulation Materials, 2012			     166
	4	Cost/R-Value Comparison
		   of Nonresidential Insulation Materials, 2012			     186
	5	Cost/R-Value Comparison
		   of Industrial & HVAC Insulation Materials, 2012		     197

		SECTION VI -- REGIONS
	1	Insulation Demand by Region, 2012				     220

		SECTION VII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
	1	Insulation Market Share, 2012					     254


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