Global Acoustic Insulation

This report forecasts to 2023 global demand for acoustic insulation by material, market, and major world region in nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level. Material segments include: foamed plastic, fiberglass, mineral wool, and other materials such as cellulose and cotton. Reported markets encompass: residential buildings; nonresidential buildings; industrial and plant equipment; HVAC/air distribution; transportation equipment; and other markets such as appliances, heavy machinery, and nonbuilding construction. Major world regions include North America, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific, and all other regions.

To illustrate historical trends, world, material, market, and regional demand (including material and market segments) are provided for 2008, 2013, and 2018.

Acoustic insulation in residential buildings is defined as insulation installed in interior walls and floors for sound control purposes. Insulation installed in exterior walls and ceilings, attics, masonry, crawl spaces, garages, and roofs is considered to be thermal and excluded from the scope of this study.

For the purposes of this report, acoustic insulation in nonresidential buildings is defined as insulation installed in interior walls and between floors. Additionally, insulation installed as a part of acoustical ceiling systems – such as foam clouds – is considered to be acoustic insulation. However, insulation in ceiling tiles is excluded. Insulation installed in exterior walls, roofs, and all other applications is considered to be thermal and is also excluded from the scope of this report.

Acoustic insulation in appliances is defined as insulation installed in the sidewalls or doors of dishwashers, clothes dryers, and clothes washers. Insulation installed in refrigerators, freezers, and ovens is considered to be thermal and is therefore excluded from the scope of this report.

Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading companies, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Related NAICS Codes:
321219 Reconstituted wood product manufacturing
326140 Polystyrene foam product manufacturing
326150 Urethane & other foam product manufacturing, excluding polystyrene
327992 Ground or treated mineral & earth manufacturing
327993 Mineral wool manufacturing

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