Industrial Insulation Forecast to Grow Over 3% Annually Through 2023

Through 2023, demand for industrial and OEM insulation is expected to grow 3.1% per annum to 5.6 million metric tons.

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Foamed plastic is expected to be the fastest growing major insulation material through 2023, supported by:

  • continued growth in refrigerator and freezer production
  • consumer preferences for quieter vehicles and appliances
  • increasing commercial HVAC equipment production

Mineral wool will retain its second leading position in the industrial and OEM insulation market through 2023, supported by:

  • growth in industrial machinery and pipe production
  • increasingly stringent worker safety and noise pollution regulations in developed countries
  • growth in power generation, chemical manufacturing, and petroleum refining activity

Demand for both thermal and acoustic insulation is projected to rise through 2023, driven by:

  • growth in appliance shipments, supporting thermal insulation demand in refrigerators and freezers
  • consumer demand for quieter appliances and automobiles
  • increasingly stringent noise pollution and worker safety laws

Rising oil and gas and petroleum refining activity will support demand for thermal insulation going forward.