Commercial Insulation

Rising Construction Activity and Energy Efficiency Regulations Driving Demand

Insulation

Demand for insulation in the commercial building market is forecast to increase 3.0% annually through 2022 to $3.1 billion.

Gains will be supported by:

  • healthy growth in office, retail, lodging, and institutional construction, as these structures use insulation intensively
  • concerns about reducing utility costs and minimizing energy consumption
  • the continued acceptance of green building codes such as LEED

Key Findings in the Commercial Insulation Study:

Foamed Plastics and Fiberglass Drive Commercial Insulation Market

Foamed plastic and fiberglass insulation dominate the commercial market. All other insulation materials hold comparatively small market shares. Through 2022, foamed plastic and fiberglass insulation will continue to lead the commercial market.

Measured by both weight and value, foamed plastics represent the largest share of the commercial market. These materials see widespread use as insulation in low-slope roofing and are often specified for use in structures made from concrete.

Offices to be Fastest Growing Building Type

The office building insulation market is projected to rise at the fastest pace of all building types through 2022, driven by:

  • healthy growth in office building construction expenditures
  • the increasing use of prefabricated concrete structures in office applications, which will boost consumption of rigid fiberglass and polystyrene boards as these product forms can be attached to those components
  • the expansion of the office building stock, promoting both new and retrofit insulation demand

Study Coverage

This industry study presents historical demand data (2007, 2012, and 2017) and forecasts for 2022 by material (foamed plastic, fiberglass, mineral wool, cellulose, and other materials), by building type (office, retail and lodging, institutional, industrial, and other commercial buildings), by project type (new and retrofit), by region (Northeast, Midwest, South, and West), and by subregion. The study also evaluates company market share and provides analysis on industry competitors including BASF, Johns Manville, Carlisle, DowDuPont, Firestone Building Products, Atlas Roofing, Huntsman, Kingspan, Knauf Insulation, Owens Corning, Rock Wool Manufacturing, ROCKWOOL International, CertainTeed, International Cellulose, Nu-Wool, Applegate Insulation and US Greenfiber.

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  1. Commercial Insulation

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $208.00

      1. Figure 1-1 | Key Trends in the US Commercial Insulation Market

    2. 2 OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 2-1 | US Commercial Insulation Market Overview

      2. 2.2 Historical Market Trends

        $143.00

        1. Table | Commercial Insulation Market, 2007 – 2017

        2. Figure 2-2 | Commercial Insulation Demand Versus Commercial Building Construction Expenditures, 2007 – 2017

      3. 2.3 Commercial Insulation Demand Forecasts

        $554.00

        1. 2.3.1 R-1 Value

          $180.00

          1. Table | Commercial Insulation Demand by Building Type & Material, 2007 – 2022

        2. 2.3.2 Volume & Area

          $234.00

          1. Table | Commercial Insulation Volume Demand by Building Type & Material, 2007 – 2022

        3. 2.3.3 Market Value

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          1. Table | Commercial Insulation Demand by Building Type & Material, 2007 – 2022

      4. 2.4 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | Average Insulation Prices by Material, 2007 – 2022

      5. 2.5 Material Cost Comparison

        $115.00

        1. Figure 2-3 | Commercial Insulation Material Cost Comparison, 2017

      6. 2.6 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

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        1. 2.6.1 Overview

          $148.00

          1. Table | US Commercial Insulation Market: Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        2. 2.6.2 Green Building

          $152.00

        3. 2.6.3 Indoor Air Quality & Health & Safety Issues

          $106.00

    3. 3 FOAMED PLASTIC

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | Commercial Foamed Plastic Insulation Market

      2. 3.2 Definition & Scope

        $131.00

      3. 3.3 Market Size & Forecasts by Value, Volume, & Area

        $261.00

        1. Table | Commercial Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 3-2 | Commercial Foamed Plastic Insulation Market Position & Growth, 2017 – 2022

      4. 3.4 Material Advantages & Disadvantages

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        1. Table | Foamed Plastic Insulation Advantages & Disadvantages

      5. 3.5 Product Trends

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        1. 3.5.1 Rigid Urethane – Rigid Board Versus Sprayed-On Product Forms

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          1. Table | Commercial Rigid Urethane Insulation Demand, 2007 – 2022

        2. 3.5.2 Rigid Urethane Board

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          1. Table | Commercial Rigid Urethane Board Insulation Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. 3.5.3 Sprayed-On Urethane – Open-Cell Versus Closed-Cell

          $287.00

          1. Table | Sprayed-On Urethane: Open-Cell & Closed-Cell Commercial Insulation Demand, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 3-3 | Open-Cell Versus Closed-Cell Insulation Demand, 2007 – 2022

        4. 3.5.4 Polystyrene – Expanded Polystyrene

          $175.00

          1. Table | Polystyrene: Extruded Polystyrene & Expanded Polystyrene Insulation Demand, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 3-4 | Extruded Polystyrene Versus Expanded Polystyrene Insulation Value Demand Shares, 2007 – 2022

      6. 3.6 Demand by Building Type

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        1. Table | Commercial Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand by Building Type, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 3-5 | Commercial Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand by Building Type, 2017

      7. 3.7 New Construction Versus Retrofit Projects

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        1. Table | Commercial Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand by Project Type, 2007 – 2022

      8. 3.8 Market Share

        $135.00

        1. Figure 3-6 | Commercial Foamed Plastic Insulation Market Share, 2017

    4. 4 FIBERGLASS

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 4-1 | Commercial Fiberglass Insulation Market

      2. 4.2 Definition & Scope

        $82.00

      3. 4.3 Market Size & Forecasts by Value, Volume, & Area

        $195.00

        1. Table | Commercial Fiberglass Insulation Demand, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 4-2 | Commercial Fiberglass Insulation Market Position & Growth, 2017 – 2022

      4. 4.4 Material Advantages & Disadvantages

        $88.00

        1. Table | Fiberglass Insulation Advantages & Disadvantages

      5. 4.5 Product Trends

        $200.00

        1. Table | Commercial Fiberglass Insulation Demand by Product Form, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 4-3 | Commercial Fiberglass Insulation Demand by Product Form, 2017

      6. 4.6 Demand by Building Type

        $216.00

        1. Table | Commercial Fiberglass Insulation Demand by Building Type, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 4-4 | Commercial Fiberglass Insulation Demand by Building Type, 2017

      7. 4.7 New Construction Versus Retrofit Projects

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        1. Table | Commercial Fiberglass Insulation Demand by Project Type, 2007 – 2022

      8. 4.8 Market Share

        $82.00

        1. Figure 4-5 | Commercial Fiberglass Insulation Market Share, 2017

    5. 5 MINERAL WOOL

      $568.00

      1. 5.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 5-1 | Commercial Mineral Wool Insulation Market

      2. 5.2 Definition & Scope

        $82.00

      3. 5.3 Market Size & Forecasts by Value, Volume, & Area

        $173.00

        1. Table | Commercial Mineral Wool Insulation Demand, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 5-2 | Commercial Mineral Wool Insulation Market Size, Position, & Growth, 2017 – 2022

      4. 5.4 Material Advantages & Disadvantages

        $85.00

        1. Table | Mineral Wool Insulation Advantages & Disadvantages

      5. 5.5 Demand by Building Type

        $116.00

        1. Table | Commercial Mineral Wool Insulation Demand by Building Type & Project Type, 2007 – 2022

      6. 5.6 Market Share

        $82.00

        1. Figure 5-3 | Commercial Mineral Wool Insulation Market Share, 2017

    6. 6 CELLULOSE & OTHER MATERIALS

      $847.00

      1. 6.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 6-1 | Commercial Cellulose & Other Insulation Materials Markets

      2. 6.2 Definition & Scope

        $102.00

      3. 6.3 Cellulose

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        1. 6.3.1 Market Size & Forecasts by Value, Volume, & Area

          $144.00

          1. Table | Commercial Cellulose Insulation Demand, 2017 – 2022

          2. Figure 6-2 | Commercial Cellulose Insulation Market Size, Position, & Growth, 2017 – 2022

        2. 6.3.2 Material Advantages & Disadvantages

          $104.00

          1. Table | Cellulose Insulation Advantages & Disadvantages

        3. 6.3.3 Demand by Building Type

          $112.00

          1. Table | Commercial Cellulose Insulation Demand by Building Type, 2007 – 2022

        4. 6.3.4 Market Share

          $105.00

          1. Figure 6-3 | Commercial Cellulose Insulation Market Share, 2017

      4. 6.4 Other Materials (Reflective Insulation, Radiant Barriers, Perlite, Vermiculite, & All Other)

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        1. Table | Other Commercial Insulation Materials by Building Type, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 6-4 | Other Commercial Insulation Materials Market Size, Position, & Growth, 2017 – 2022

    7. 7 BUILDING TYPE

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      1. 7.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 7-1 | Commercial Building Type Insulation Trends

      2. 7.2 Commercial Insulation Demand by Building Type

        $195.00

        1. Table | Commercial Insulation Demand by Building Type, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 7-2 | Commercial Insulation Demand by Building Type, 2017

      3. 7.3 Retail & Lodging

        $236.00

        1. Table | Retail & Lodging Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 7-3 | Retail & Lodging: Insulation Demand Versus Building Construction Expenditures, 2007 – 2022

      4. 7.4 Institutional

        $191.00

        1. Table | Institutional Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 7-4 | Institutional: Insulation Demand Versus Building Construction Expenditures, 2007 – 2022

      5. 7.5 Offices

        $225.00

        1. Table | Office Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 7-5 | Offices: Insulation Demand Versus Building Construction Expenditures, 2007 – 2022

      6. 7.6 Industrial

        $152.00

        1. Table | Industrial Building Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 7-6 | Industrial: Insulation Demand Versus Building Construction Expenditures, 2007 – 2022

      7. 7.7 Other Commercial Buildings

        $166.00

        1. Table | Other Commercial Building Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 – 2022

    8. 8 NEW & RETROFIT INSULATION MARKETS

      $595.00

      1. 8.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 8-1 | New Construction & Retrofit Insulation Markets

      2. 8.2 Commercial Insulation Demand by Project Type

        $161.00

        1. Table | Commercial Insulation Demand by Project Type, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 8-2 | Commercial Insulation Demand Share by Project Type, 2007 – 2022

      3. 8.3 New Construction

        $203.00

        1. Table | New Commercial Insulation Demand by Building Type, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 8-3 | New Commercial Insulation Demand Versus Commercial Building Construction, 2007 – 2022

      4. 8.4 Retrofit

        $183.00

        1. Table | Retrofit Commercial Insulation Demand by Building Type, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 8-4 | Retrofit Insulation Demand Versus Existing Commercial Building Space, 2007 – 2022

    9. 9 REGIONS

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      1. 9.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 9-1 | Regional Commercial Insulation Demand Trends

      2. 9.2 Regional Demand Forecasts

        $219.00

        1. Table | Commercial Insulation Demand by Region, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 9-2 | Commercial Insulation Demand Shares by Region, 2007 – 2022

      3. 9.3 Northeast

        $229.00

        1. 9.3.1 Northeast: Overview

          $82.00

          1. Figure 9-3 | Northeast: Commercial Insulation Market Position & Indicators, 2017

        2. 9.3.2 Northeast: Demand Forecasts

          $204.00

          1. Table | Northeast Commercial Insulation Demand by Subregion & Building Type, 2007 – 2022

      4. 9.4 Midwest

        $162.00

        1. 9.4.1 Midwest: Overview

          $82.00

          1. Figure 9-4 | Midwest: Commercial Insulation Market Position & Indicators, 2017

        2. 9.4.2 Midwest: Demand Forecasts

          $136.00

          1. Table | Midwest Commercial Insulation Demand by Subregion & Building Type, 2007 – 2022

      5. 9.5 South

        $198.00

        1. 9.5.1 South: Overview

          $82.00

          1. Figure 9-5 | South: Commercial Insulation Market Position & Indicators, 2017

        2. 9.5.2 South: Demand Forecasts

          $165.00

          1. Table | South Commercial Insulation Demand by Subregion & Building Type, 2007 – 2022

      6. 9.6 West

        $135.00

        1. 9.6.1 West: Overview

          $82.00

          1. Figure 9-6 | West: Commercial Insulation Market Position & Indicators, 2017

        2. 9.6.2 West: Demand Forecasts

          $112.00

          1. Table | West Commercial Insulation Demand by Subregion & Building Type, 2007 – 2022

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $2,546.00

      1. 10.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

        $158.00

        1. Table | US Commercial Insulation Product Sales for Selected Companies, 2017

      2. 10.2 Market Share

        $568.00

        1. Figure 10-1 | Commercial Insulation Market Share, 2017

        2. Figure 10-2 | Leading US Commercial Insulation Supplier, 2017

        3. Figure 10-3 | Second Leading US Commercial Insulation Supplier, 2017

        4. Figure 10-4 | Third Leading US Commercial Insulation Supplier, 2017

        5. Figure 10-5 | Fourth Leading US Commercial Insulation Supplier, 2017

        6. Figure 10-6 | Co-Fifth Leading US Commercial Insulation Supplier, 2017

        7. Figure 10-7

      3. 10.3 Competitive Strategies

        $164.00

        1. 10.3.1 Product Differentiation

          $101.00

        2. 10.3.2 Intermaterial Competition

          $82.00

      4. 10.4 New Product Development

        $96.00

      5. 10.5 Marketing

        $99.00

      6. 10.6 Distribution

        $82.00

      7. 10.7 Cooperative Agreements

        $135.00

        1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      8. 10.8 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $199.00

        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      9. 10.9 List of Industry Participants

        $1,045.00

    11. 11 APPENDIX

      $2,494.00

      1. 11.1 Scope

        $316.00

        1. Table | Study Scope: US Geographic Regions & Subregions

        2. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        3. Table | Relevant HS/HTS Codes

      2. 11.2 Methodology

        $200.00

      3. 11.3 Sources

        $82.00

      4. 11.4 Associations & Agencies

        $82.00

      5. 11.5 Related Freedonia Group Studies

        $82.00

      6. 11.6 Definitions

        $628.00

        1. Table | Insulation R-Values by Material

      7. 11.7 Abbreviations

        $82.00

        1. Table | Abbreviations Used in Study

      8. 11.8 Macroeconomic Assumptions

        $1,100.00

        1. 11.8.1 Economic Environment

          $203.00

          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 11-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 – 2017, Compared to 1980 – 2005 Average

        2. 11.8.2 Demographics

          $209.00

          1. Table | Population & Households, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 11-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2002 – 2017

        3. 11.8.3 Commercial Building Construction

          $211.00

          1. Table | Commercial Building Construction Expenditures, 2007 – 2022

        4. 11.8.4 Commercial Building Improvements & Repairs

          $96.00

          1. Table | Commercial Building Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2007 – 2022

        5. 11.8.5 Commercial Building Stock

          $380.00

          1. Table | Commercial Building Stock by Type, 2007 – 2022

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