Global Insulation

What will Drive Demand for Insulation Products?

Insulation
  • advances in nonresidential building construction spending, particularly in the Asia/Pacific region
  • increases in average housing unit sizes and single-family housing starts
  • increasingly stringent energy efficiency and fire safety policies throughout the world
  • the adoption of minimum insulation requirements in developing countries
  • improving income levels and standards of living in developing countries
  • rural to urban migration in the Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast regions, leading to increased construction in urban areas, where buildings generally use more insulation than those in rural areas
  • rising production of motor vehicles, appliances, aerospace equipment, HVAC equipment, and industrial equipment

China will record by far the largest market gains of any country, accounting for a little less than one-third of the total increase in value terms through 2022.

However, growth in world insulation demand will continue to be restrained by a sizable stock of substandard housing units in the Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast regions, which together account for more than three-fourths of the world’s population.

Key Findings in the Global Insulation Study:

Building Markets Continue to Drive Global Insulation Demand

In 2017, residential and nonresidential buildings accounted for two-thirds of global insulation market value. Building’s share of the market total is expected to climb through 2022, due in part to increases in construction activity and average home sizes and improving construction practices in developing countries, which often call for greater insulation usage.

Foamed Plastic to Remain the Dominant Insulation Material

Despite the popularity of fiberglass in North America and mineral wool in Eastern Europe, foamed plastic is projected to account for the majority of the market gains globally through 2022. Strong expansion of the insulation market in the Asia/Pacific region – where foamed plastic is the leading material – will help strengthen its leading position through 2022. Additionally, foamed plastic suppliers will benefit from advances in the nonresidential market, which is expected to be the fastest growing, as the nonresidential building market is an intensive user of these products.

Study Coverage

This study presents historical demand data (2007, 2012, and 2017) and forecasts for 2022 and 2027 by material (foamed plastic, fiberglass, mineral wool, other) in dollars and metric tons, by market (residential buildings, nonresidential buildings, industrial and plant equipment, HVAC/air distribution equipment, appliances, transportation equipment, and other) in dollars and square meters R-1, and region (North America, Central and South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia/Pacific, Africa/Mideast). Also shown are net exports and production in dollars on a country-by-country basis. In addition, the study evaluates select company market shares and provides an analysis of major insulation manufacturers such as Saint-Gobain, Owens Corning, ROCKWOOL, BASF, Covestro, Huntsman, DowDuPont, Knauf, Johns Manville, and Kingspan.

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  1. Global Insulation

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | Global Insulation Market

    2. 2 OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the Global Insulation Market

      2. 2.2 Global Insulation Demand by Region

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        1. 2.2.1 Metric Tons & R-1 Value

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          1. Table | Global Insulation Demand by Region, 2007 - 2027

        2. 2.2.2 Market Value

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          1. Table | Global Insulation Demand by Region, 2007 - 2027

      3. 2.3 Production

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        1. Table | Global Insulation Production by Region, 2007 - 2027

      4. 2.4 Global Trade

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        1. Table | Global Insulation Net Exports, 2007 - 2027

      5. 2.5 Pricing

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        1. Table | Average Insulation Prices by Region & Material, 2007 - 2027

      6. 2.6 Materials

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        1. 2.6.1 Demand by Material

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          1. Table | Global Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

          2. Table | Advantages & Disadvantages of Major Insulation Materials

        2. 2.6.2 Foamed Plastic

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          1. Table | Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand by Region & Market, 2007 - 2027

        3. 2.6.3 Fiberglass

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          1. Table | Fiberglass Insulation Demand by Region & Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. 2.6.4 Mineral Wool

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          1. Table | Mineral Wool Insulation Demand by Region & Market, 2007 - 2027

        5. 2.6.5 Other Materials

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          1. Table | Other Insulation Demand by Region & Market, 2007 - 2027

      7. 2.7 Markets

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        1. 2.7.1 Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Global Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        2. 2.7.2 Residential Buildings

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          1. Table | Residential Building Insulation Demand by Region, 2007 - 2027

        3. 2.7.3 Nonresidential Buildings

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          1. Table | Nonresidential Building Insulation Demand by Region, 2007 - 2027

        4. 2.7.4 Industrial & Plant Equipment

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          1. Table | Industrial & Plant Equipment Insulation Demand by Region, 2007 - 2027

        5. 2.7.5 HVAC/Air Distribution

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          1. Table | HVAC/Air Distribution Insulation Demand by Region, 2007 - 2027

        6. 2.7.6 Appliances

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          1. Table | Appliance Insulation Demand by Region, 2007 - 2027

        7. 2.7.7 Transportation Equipment

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          1. Table | Transportation Equipment Insulation Demand by Region, 2007 - 2027

        8. 2.7.8 Other Markets

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          1. Table | Other Insulation Markets Demand by Region, 2007 - 2027

      8. 2.8 Regulatory, Health, & Environmental Concerns

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        1. 2.8.1 Energy Efficiency Building Codes & Green Buildings

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        2. 2.8.2 Fire Safety

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        3. 2.8.3 Indoor Air Quality & Health & Safety Issues

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        4. 2.8.4 Environmental Concerns

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        5. 2.8.5 Recycling

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    3. 3 NORTH AMERICA

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | North America Insulation Market

      2. 3.2 North America: Demand by Market

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        1. Table | North America: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

      3. 3.3 North America: Supply & Demand by Material

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        1. Table | North America: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      4. 3.4 United States

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        1. Figure 3-2 | United States: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 3-3 | United States: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | United States: Insulation Demand by Market

        4. Table | United States: Insulation Demand by Material

      5. 3.5 Canada

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        1. Figure 3-4 | Canada: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 3-5 | Canada: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | Canada: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | Canada: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      6. 3.6 Mexico

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        1. Figure 3-6 | Mexico: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 3-7 | Mexico: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | Mexico: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | Mexico: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

    4. 4 CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | Central & South America Insulation Market

      2. 4.2 Central & South America: Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Central & South America: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

      3. 4.3 Central & South America: Supply & Demand by Material

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        1. Table | Central & South America: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      4. 4.4 Brazil

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        1. Figure 4-2 | Brazil: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 4-3 | Brazil: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | Brazil: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | Brazil: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      5. 4.5 Other Central & South America

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        1. Figure 4-4 | Other Central & South America: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 4-5 | Other Central & South America: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | Other Central & South America: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | Other Central & South America: Insulation Demand by Material

        5. Table | Other Central & South America: Insulation Demand by Country, 2007 - 2027

    5. 5 WESTERN EUROPE

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | Western Europe Insulation Market

      2. 5.2 Western Europe: Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Western Europe: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

      3. 5.3 Western Europe: Supply & Demand by Material

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        1. Table | Western Europe: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      4. 5.4 Germany

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        1. Figure 5-2 | Germany: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 5-3 | Germany: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | Germany: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | Germany: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      5. 5.5 United Kingdom

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        1. Figure 5-4 | United Kingdom: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 5-5 | United Kingdom: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | United Kingdom: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | United Kingdom: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      6. 5.6 France

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        1. Figure 5-6 | France: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 5-7 | France: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | France: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | France: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      7. 5.7 Italy

        $246.00

        1. Figure 5-8 | Italy: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 5-9 | Italy: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | Italy: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | Italy: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      8. 5.8 Spain

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        1. Figure 5-10 | Spain: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 5-11 | Spain: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | Spain: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | Spain: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      9. 5.9 Other Western Europe

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        1. Figure 5-12 | Other Western Europe: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 5-13 | Other Western Europe: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | Other Western Europe: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | Other Western Europe: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

        5. Table | Other Western Europe: Insulation Demand by Country, 2007 - 2027

    6. 6 EASTERN EUROPE

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 6-1 | Eastern Europe Insulation Market

      2. 6.2 Eastern Europe: Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Eastern Europe: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

      3. 6.3 Eastern Europe: Supply & Demand by Material

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        1. Table | Eastern Europe: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      4. 6.4 Russia

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        1. Figure 6-2 | Russia: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 6-3 | Russia: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | Russia: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | Russia: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      5. 6.5 Other Eastern Europe

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        1. Figure 6-4 | Other Eastern Europe: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 6-5 | Other Eastern Europe: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | Other Eastern Europe: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | Other Eastern Europe: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

        5. Table | Other Eastern Europe: Insulation Demand by Country, 2007 - 2027

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 7.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 7-1 | Asia/Pacific Insulation Market

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Asia/Pacific: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

      3. 7.3 Asia/Pacific: Supply & Demand by Material

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        1. Table | Asia/Pacific: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      4. 7.4 China

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        1. Figure 7-2 | China: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 7-3 | China: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | China: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | China: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      5. 7.5 Japan

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        1. Figure 7-4 | Japan: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 7-5 | Japan: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | Japan: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | Japan: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      6. 7.6 South Korea

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        1. Figure 7-6 | South Korea: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 7-7 | South Korea: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | South Korea: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | South Korea: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      7. 7.7 India

        $307.00

        1. Figure 7-8 | India: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 7-9 | India: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | India: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | India: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      8. 7.8 Australia

        $275.00

        1. Figure 7-10 | Australia: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 7-11 | Australia: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | Australia: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | Australia: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      9. 7.9 Taiwan

        $258.00

        1. Figure 7-12 | Taiwan: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 7-13 | Taiwan: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | Taiwan: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | Taiwan: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      10. 7.10 Indonesia

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        1. Figure 7-14 | Indonesia: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 7-15 | Indonesia: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | Indonesia: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | Indonesia: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      11. 7.11 Thailand

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        1. Figure 7-16 | Thailand: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 7-17 | Thailand: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | Thailand: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | Thailand: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      12. 7.12 Other Asia/Pacific

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        1. Figure 7-18 | Other Asia/Pacific: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 7-19 | Other Asia/Pacific: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | Other Asia/Pacific: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | Other Asia/Pacific: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

    8. 8 AFRICA/MIDEAST

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      1. 8.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 8-1 | Africa/Mideast Insulation Market

      2. 8.2 Africa/Mideast: Demand by Market

        $96.00

        1. Table | Africa/Mideast: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast: Supply & Demand by Material

        $96.00

        1. Table | Africa/Mideast: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      4. 8.4 Turkey

        $264.00

        1. Figure 8-2 | Turkey: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 8-3 | Turkey: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | Turkey: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | Turkey: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      5. 8.5 Other Africa/Mideast

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        1. Figure 8-4 | Other Africa/Mideast: Insulation Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 8-5 | Other Africa/Mideast: Insulation Demand, 2000 - 2017

        3. Table | Other Africa/Mideast: Insulation Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        4. Table | Other Africa/Mideast: Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

        5. Table | Other Africa/Mideast: Insulation Demand by Country, 2007 - 2027

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 9.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

        $117.00

        1. Table | Global Insulation Sales by Company, 2017

      2. 9.2 Market Share

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        1. 9.2.1 Overall Leading Global Suppliers of Insulation

          $463.00

          1. Figure 9-1 | Global Insulation Market Share, 2017

          2. Figure 9-2 | Leading Insulation Manufacturer, 2017

          3. Figure 9-3 | Second Leading Insulation Manufacturer, 2017

          4. Figure 9-4 | Third Leading Insulation Manufacturer, 2017

          5. Figure 9-5 | Fourth Leading Insulation Manufacturer, 2017

          6. Figure 9-6 | Fifth Leading Insulation Manufacturer, 2017

          7. Figure 9-7 | Sixth Leading Insulation Manufacturer, 2017

        2. 9.2.2 Foamed Plastic

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          1. Figure 9-8 | Foamed Plastic Insulation Market Share, 2017

        3. 9.2.3 Fiberglass

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          1. Figure 9-9 | Fiberglass Insulation Market Share, 2017

        4. 9.2.4 Mineral Wool

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          1. Figure 9-10 | Mineral Wool Insulation Market Share, 2017

      3. 9.3 Product Development & Manufacturing

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      4. 9.4 Marketing

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      5. 9.5 Distribution

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      6. 9.6 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      7. 9.7 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      8. 9.8 List of Industry Participants

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      9. 9.9 List of Industry Participants by Geographic Region

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    10. 10 APPENDIX

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      1. 10.1 Scope

        $146.00

        1. Table | Relevant NAICS & SIC Industry Codes

        2. Table | Relevant Harmonized System Product Codes

      2. 10.2 Definitions

        $330.00

        1. Table | Insulation R-Values by Material

      3. 10.3 Abbreviations

        $82.00

        1. Table | Abbreviations Used in Study

      4. 10.4 Freedonia Methodology

        $871.00

      5. 10.5 Study-Specific Methodology

        $144.00

        1. Table | Exchange Rates for Major Insulation Markets; 2007, 2012, 2017

      6. 10.6 Sources

        $82.00

      7. 10.7 Associations & Government Agencies

        $82.00

      8. 10.8 Related Freedonia Group Studies

        $82.00

      9. 10.9 Country Lists by Region

        $131.00

        1. Table | Countries in North America

        2. Table | Countries in Central & South America

        3. Table | Countries in Western Europe

        4. Table | Countries in Eastern Europe

        5. Table | Countries in the Asia/Pacific Region

        6. Table | Countries in the Africa/Mideast Region

      10. 10.10 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 10.10.1 Macroeconomic & Demographic Indicators

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        2. 10.10.2 Purchasing Power Parity

          $120.00

        3. 10.10.3 Global Economic Outlook

          $249.00

          1. Table | Global Gross Domestic Product by Region & Country, 2007 - 2022

        4. 10.10.4 Global Construction Outlook

          $231.00

          1. Table | Global Construction Expenditures by Region & Country, 2007 - 2022

        5. 10.10.5 Global Building Construction Outlook

          $204.00

          1. Table | Global Building Construction Expenditures by Region & Country, 2007 - 2022

        6. 10.10.6 Global Residential Building Construction Outlook

          $199.00

          1. Table | Global Residential Building Construction Expenditures by Region & Country, 2007 - 2022

        7. 10.10.7 Global Nonresidential Building Construction Outlook

          $199.00

          1. Table | Global Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures by Region & Country, 2007 - 2022

        8. 10.10.8 Global Nonbuilding Construction Outlook

          $214.00

          1. Table | Global Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures by Region & Country, 2007 - 2022

        9. 10.10.9 Global Per Capita GDP Outlook

          $217.00

          1. Table | Global Per Capita Gross Domestic Product by Region & Country, 2007 - 2022

        10. 10.10.10 Global Manufacturing Outlook

          $359.00

          1. Table | Global Manufacturing Value Added by Region & Country, 2007 - 2022

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