US insulation demand will grow 4.9% yearly through 2010, driven by nonresidential building, appliance and transportation markets. Replacement uses will outpace new home insulation in the residential segment. Fiberglass and foamed plastic insulation will remain dominant while reflective insulation and radiant barriers will grow the fastest from a small base.

This study analyzes the $7.7 billion US insulation industry. It presents historical demand data for 1995, 2000 and 2005 and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by product (e.g., fiberglass, urethane foams, polystyrene, cellulose, mineral wool, reflective insulation and radiant barriers, perlite, vermiculite), by market (e.g., residential construction, nonresidential construction, industrial and HVAC equipment), and by US geographic region.

The study also considers market environment trends and indicators, evaluates company market share and profiles 37 major players including Owens Corning, Johns Manville, CertainTeed, Dow Chemical, Knauf, Atlas Roofing, and Guardian.

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