Insulation: United States

This report forecasts US insulation demand and production in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total demand is also forecasted to 2020 in square meters of R-1 value. Total demand in dollars is segmented by material in terms of: foamed plastics, fiberglass, mineral wool, and other materials. Total demand in square meters of R-1 value is segmented by market as follows: residential construction; nonresidential construction; and industrial, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), and OEM (original equipment manufacturer).

To illustrate historical trends, total demand in both value and area terms, and total production by value, are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends; key economic indicators; regulatory, health, and environmental factors; product development and manufacturing; and NAFTA demand. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines materials and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each material and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and identifies the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 28-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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