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This study analyzes US demand for insulation by material, market, and region. Data is given in a variety of units, including dollars, pounds, square feet, and square feet of R-1 equivalent. Both thermal and acoustic insulation are included in the scope of this study.

Insulation

Materials broken out include:

  • fiberglass, including batts and blankets, loose fill, rigid boards, sill sealers, water heater and pipe jackets, and specialty pipe and duct wraps
  • foamed plastics, including rigid polyurethane (PUR) and polyisocyanurate (PIR) board, spray polyurethane (SPF), extruded polystyrene (XPS), expanded polystyrene (EPS), phenolic, elastomeric, polyolefin, and melamine
  • cellulose, including blow-in and spray applied
  • mineral wool, including slag wool and rock wool sold as blankets, batts, felts, loose fill materials, and a number of specialty forms
  • reflective insulation and radiant barriers
  • other materials (e.g., perlite and vermiculite)

The major market segments analyzed are:

  • residential buildings, including all single-family (including manufactured homes) and multifamily dwellings, including both new and retrofit applications
  • commercial buildings, includes demand for insulation installed during new construction or the retrofit of offices, industrial/manufacturing, retail and wholesale, lodging, educational, healthcare, religious, transportation, and all other commercial buildings
  • industrial and plant equipment, both OEM and onsite, including coverings for machinery, boilers, pipes, and tanks
  • HVAC/air distribution equipment, both OEM and onsite, including coverings and linings for HVAC equipment and duct work
  • appliances, including insulation installed at the manufacturers’ level for refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, and clothes washers and dryers
  • transportation equipment, encompassing OEM demand for insulation in the industries for automotive, aerospace, marine, rail, refrigerated transport vehicles, and all other transportation equipment
  • other insulation markets (including insulated coolers and thermoses, insulated packaging, furniture, bedding, nonbuilding/infrastructure construction, and heavy machinery)

Materials are also broken out by product form and, for foamed plastics, by type of resin. Additionally, mineral wool is broken out by type.

The residential and commercial building markets are further segmented by project type (i.e., new building and retrofit). The commercial building market is also broken out by building type (e.g., office, retail and lodging, institutional, industrial, and all other commercial buildings).

Demand for insulation is also broken out by US geographic region and subregion.

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Purchase Insulation by the Section

  1. Insulation

    $5,700.00

    1. 1 Executive Summary

      $96.00

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

    2. 2 Overview

      $1,355.00

      1. 2.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 2-1 | US Insulation Market Overview

      2. 2.2 Historical Market Trends

        $167.00

        1. Table | US Insulation Market, 2008 – 2018

        2. Figure 2-2 | US Insulation Demand, 2008 – 2018

      3. 2.3 Pricing

        $177.00

        1. Table | Average Insulation Prices by Material, 2008 – 2028

      4. 2.4 Demand by Type

        $268.00

        1. 2.4.1 Thermal vs. Acoustic

          $89.00

          1. Table | Insulation Demand by Type, 2008 – 2028

        2. 2.4.2 Acoustic Insulation Demand by Material

          $177.00

          1. Table | Acoustic Insulation Demand by Material, 2008 – 2028

      5. 2.5 Foreign Trade

        $129.00

        1. Table | Insulation Foreign Trade, 2008 – 2028

      6. 2.6 Environmental & Other Regulatory Issues

        $569.00

        1. 2.6.1 Building Codes & Other Regulations

          $293.00

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

        2. 2.6.2 R-Values & Energy Efficiency

          $199.00

          1. Table | Insulation R-Values by Material

        3. 2.6.3 Indoor Air Quality & Health & Safety Issues

          $82.00

        4. 2.6.4 Blowing Agents

          $82.00

        5. 2.6.5 Recycling

          $82.00

    3. 3 Materials

      $4,178.00

      1. 3.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 3-1 | Insulation Materials: Key Trends

      2. 3.2 Insulation Demand by Material

        $435.00

        1. 3.2.1 Market Volume

          $315.00

          1. Table | Insulation Demand by Material, 2008 – 2028

          2. Figure 3-2 | Insulation Demand Share by Material, 2018

        2. 3.2.2 Market Value

          $115.00

          1. Table | Insulation Demand by Material, 2008 – 2028

          2. Figure 3-3 | Insulation Demand Share by Material, 2008 – 2028

      3. 3.3 Fiberglass

        $551.00

        1. 3.3.1 Fiberglass: Demand by Market

          $273.00

          1. Table | Fiberglass Insulation Demand by Market, 2008 – 2028

          2. Figure 3-4 | Fiberglass Share of Insulation Market, 2018

        2. 3.3.2 Fiberglass: Demand by Product Form

          $105.00

          1. Table | Fiberglass Insulation Demand by Product Form, 2008 – 2028

        3. 3.3.3 Fiberglass: Suppliers & Market Share

          $171.00

          1. Figure 3-5 | US Fiberglass Insulation Market Share by Company, 2018

          2. Figure 3-6 | Leading US Fiberglass Insulation Supplier

          3. Figure 3-7 | Second Leading US Fiberglass Insulation Supplier

          4. Figure 3-8 | Third Leading US Fiberglass Insulation Supplier

          5. Figure 3-9 | Fourth Leading US Fiberglass Insulation Supplier

      4. 3.4 Foamed Plastic

        $1,687.00

        1. 3.4.1 Foamed Plastic: Demand by Market

          $270.00

          1. Table | Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand by Market, 2008 – 2028

          2. Figure 3-10 | Foamed Plastic Share of Insulation Market, 2018

        2. 3.4.2 Foamed Plastic: Demand by Plastic Resin

          $149.00

          1. Table | Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand by Resin, 2008 – 2028

          2. Figure 3-11 | Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand Share by Resin, 2018

        3. 3.4.3 Rigid Polyurethane/Polyisocyanurate (PUR/PIR) Board

          $221.00

          1. Table | Rigid PUR/PIR Board Insulation Demand by Market, 2008 – 2028

        4. 3.4.4 Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF)

          $212.00

          1. Table | SPF Insulation Demand by Market & Type, 2008 – 2028

        5. 3.4.5 Extruded Polystyrene (XPS)

          $220.00

          1. Table | XPS Foam Insulation Demand by Market, 2008 – 2028

        6. 3.4.6 Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)

          $216.00

          1. Table | EPS Foam Insulation Demand by Market, 2008 – 2028

        7. 3.4.7 Other Foamed Plastics

          $181.00

          1. Table | Other Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand by Market, 2008 – 2028

        8. 3.4.8 Foamed Plastic: Suppliers & Market Share

          $214.00

          1. Figure 3-12 | US Foamed Plastic Insulation Market Share by Company, 2018

          2. Figure 3-13 | Leading US Foamed Plastic Insulation Supplier

          3. Figure 3-14 | Second Leading US Foamed Plastic Insulation Supplier

          4. Figure 3-15 | Third Leading US Foamed Plastic Insulation Supplier

          5. Figure 3-16 | Fourth Leading US Foamed Plastic Insulation Supplier

          6. Figure 3-17 | Fifth Leading US Foamed Plastic Insulation Supplier

      5. 3.5 Cellulose

        $365.00

        1. 3.5.1 Cellulose: Demand by Market

          $206.00

          1. Table | Cellulose Insulation Demand by Market, 2008 – 2028

          2. Figure 3-18 | Cellulose Share of Insulation Market, 2018

        2. 3.5.2 Cellulose: Demand by Product Form

          $82.00

          1. Table | Cellulose Insulation Demand by Product Form, 2008 – 2028

        3. 3.5.3 Cellulose: Suppliers & Market Share

          $82.00

          1. Figure 3-19 | US Cellulose Insulation Market Share by Company, 2018

      6. 3.6 Mineral Wool

        $449.00

        1. 3.6.1 Mineral Wool: Demand by Market

          $256.00

          1. Table | Mineral Wool Insulation Demand by Market, 2008 – 2028

          2. Figure 3-20 | Mineral Wool Share of Insulation Market, 2018

        2. 3.6.2 Mineral Wool: Demand by Product Form & Material

          $132.00

          1. Table | Mineral Wool Insulation Demand by Product Form & Material, 2008 – 2028

        3. 3.6.3 Mineral Wool: Suppliers & Market Share

          $82.00

          1. Figure 3-21 | US Mineral Wool Insulation Market Share by Company, 2018

      7. 3.7 Reflective Insulation & Radiant Barriers

        $312.00

        1. 3.7.1 Reflective Insulation & Radiant Barriers: Demand by Market

          $240.00

          1. Table | Reflective Insulation & Radiant Barrier Demand by Market, 2008 – 2028

        2. 3.7.2 Reflective Insulation & Radiant Barriers: Suppliers & Market Share

          $82.00

          1. Figure 3-22 | US Reflective Insulation & Radiant Barrier Market Share by Company, 2018

      8. 3.8 Other Insulation Materials

        $336.00

        1. 3.8.1 Other Insulation Materials: Demand by Market

          $215.00

          1. Table | Other Insulation Demand by Market, 2008 – 2028

        2. 3.8.2 Other Insulation Materials: Demand by Material & Product Form

          $116.00

          1. Table | Other Insulation Demand by Material & Product Form, 2008 – 2028

    4. 4 Markets

      $3,217.00

      1. 4.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 4-1 | US Insulation Markets

      2. 4.2 Insulation Demand by Market

        $344.00

        1. 4.2.1 Market Value

          $176.00

          1. Table | Insulation Demand by Market, 2008 – 2028

          2. Figure 4-2 | Insulation Demand Share by Market, 2018

        2. 4.2.2 Market Volume

          $163.00

          1. Table | Insulation Demand by Market, 2008 – 2028

          2. Figure 4-3 | Insulation Demand Share by Market, 2018

      3. 4.3 Residential Buildings

        $1,138.00

        1. 4.3.1 Residential Buildings: Volume Demand by Material

          $243.00

          1. Table | Residential Building Insulation Demand by Material, 2008 – 2028

          2. Figure 4-4 | Residential Building Insulation Volume Demand vs. New Residential Floor Space, 2008 – 2023

        2. 4.3.2 Residential Buildings: Value Demand by Material & Type

          $199.00

          1. Table | Residential Building Insulation Demand by Material & Type, 2008 – 2028

          2. Figure 4-5 | Residential Building Insulation Demand vs. Residential Building Construction, 2008 – 2023

        3. 4.3.3 Residential Buildings: Demand by Housing Type

          $179.00

          1. Table | Residential Building Insulation Demand by Housing Type, 2008 – 2028

        4. 4.3.4 Residential Buildings: Demand by Project Type (New vs. Retrofit)

          $132.00

          1. Table | Residential Buildings Demand by Project Type, 2008 – 2028

        5. 4.3.5 New Residential Insulation Demand

          $177.00

          1. Table | New Residential Building Insulation Demand by Material, 2008 – 2028

          2. Figure 4-6 | New Residential Building Insulation Demand vs. Conventional Housing Starts, 2008 – 2023

        6. 4.3.6 Residential Retrofit Insulation Demand

          $155.00

          1. Table | Residential Retrofit Insulation Demand by Material, 2008 – 2028

        7. 4.3.7 Residential Buildings: Material Cost Comparison

          $82.00

          1. Figure 4-7 | Residential Building Insulation Material Cost Comparison, 2018

      4. 4.4 Commercial Buildings

        $802.00

        1. 4.4.1 Commercial Buildings: Volume Demand by Material

          $205.00

          1. Table | Commercial Building Insulation Demand by Material, 2008 – 2028

        2. 4.4.2 Commercial Buildings: Value Demand by Material & Type

          $198.00

          1. Table | Commercial Building Insulation Demand by Material & Type, 2008 – 2028

          2. Figure 4-8 | Commercial Building Insulation Demand vs. Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures, 2008 – 2023

        3. 4.4.3 Commercial Buildings: Demand by Building Type

          $201.00

          1. Table | Commercial Building Insulation Demand by Building Type, 2008 – 2028

        4. 4.4.4 Commercial Buildings: Demand by Project Type (New vs. Retrofit)

          $124.00

          1. Table | Commercial Building Insulation Demand by Project Type, 2008 – 2028

        5. 4.4.5 Commercial Buildings: Material Cost Comparison

          $82.00

          1. Figure 4-9 | Commercial Building Insulation Material Cost Comparison, 2018

      5. 4.5 Industrial & Plant Equipment

        $180.00

        1. Table | Industrial & Plant Equipment Insulation Demand by Material & Type, 2008 – 2028

      6. 4.6 HVAC/Air Distribution

        $181.00

        1. Table | HVAC/Air Distribution Insulation Demand by Material & Type, 2008 – 2028

      7. 4.7 Appliances

        $176.00

        1. Table | Appliance Insulation Demand by Material & Type, 2008 – 2028

      8. 4.8 Transportation Equipment

        $178.00

        1. Table | Transportation Equipment Insulation Demand by Material & Type, 2008 – 2028

      9. 4.9 Other Insulation Markets

        $177.00

        1. Table | Other Insulation Markets; Demand by Material & Type, 2008 – 2028

    5. 5 Regions

      $876.00

      1. 5.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 5-1 | Regional Insulation Demand Trends

      2. 5.2 Demand by Region

        $112.00

        1. Table | Insulation Demand by Region, 2008 – 2028

      3. 5.3 Northeast

        $172.00

        1. 5.3.1 Northeast: Demand by Subregion & Market

          $151.00

          1. Table | Northeast Insulation Demand by Subregion & Market, 2008 – 2028

        2. 5.3.2 New England

          $82.00

        3. 5.3.3 Middle Atlantic

          $82.00

      4. 5.4 Midwest

        $181.00

        1. 5.4.1 Midwest: Demand by Subregion & Market

          $152.00

          1. Table | Midwest Insulation Demand by Subregion & Market, 2008 – 2028

        2. 5.4.2 East North Central

          $82.00

        3. 5.4.3 West North Central

          $82.00

      5. 5.5 South

        $206.00

        1. 5.5.1 South: Demand by Subregion & Market

          $159.00

          1. Table | South Insulation Demand by Subregion & Market, 2008 – 2028

        2. 5.5.2 South Atlantic

          $82.00

        3. 5.5.3 East South Central

          $82.00

        4. 5.5.4 West South Central

          $82.00

      6. 5.6 West

        $164.00

        1. 5.6.1 West: Demand by Subregion & Market

          $127.00

          1. Table | West Insulation Demand by Subregion & Market, 2008 – 2028

        2. 5.6.2 Mountain

          $82.00

        3. 5.6.3 Pacific

          $82.00

    6. 6 Industry Structure

      $2,442.00

      1. 6.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

        $226.00

        1. Table | US Insulation Product Sales for Selected Companies, 2018

      2. 6.2 Market Share

        $217.00

        1. Figure 6-1 | US Insulation Market Share by Company, 2018

        2. Figure 6-2 | Leading US Insulation Supplier

        3. Figure 6-3 | Second Leading US Insulation Supplier

        4. Figure 6-4 | Third Leading US Insulation Supplier

        5. Figure 6-5 | Fourth Leading US Insulation Supplier

        6. Figure 6-6 | Fifth Leading US Insulation Supplier

      3. 6.3 New Product Development

        $82.00

      4. 6.4 Competitive Strategies

        $82.00

      5. 6.5 Marketing

        $82.00

      6. 6.6 Distribution

        $82.00

      7. 6.7 Cooperative Agreements

        $212.00

        1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      8. 6.8 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $259.00

        1. Table | Selected Mergers & Acquisitions

      9. 6.9 List of Industry Participants

        $1,392.00

        1. Table | Selected Industry Participants

    7. 7 Appendix

      $3,814.00

      1. 7.1 Scope

        $438.00

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

        2. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        3. Table | Relevant HS Codes

      2. 7.2 Definitions

        $124.00

      3. 7.3 Abbreviations

        $133.00

        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 7.4 Freedonia Methodology

        $532.00

      5. 7.5 Study-Specific Methodology

        $82.00

      6. 7.6 Sources

        $82.00

      7. 7.7 Associations & Agencies

        $82.00

      8. 7.8 Related Studies & Reports

        $125.00

      9. 7.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

        $2,285.00

        1. 7.9.1 Economic Environment

          $249.00

          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2008 – 2028

          2. Figure 7-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 – 2018, Compared to 1980 – 2005 Average

        2. 7.9.2 Demographic Trends

          $219.00

          1. Table | Population & Households, 2008 – 2028

          2. Figure 7-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2003 – 2018

        3. 7.9.3 Building Construction

          $130.00

          1. Table | Building Construction Expenditures, 2008 – 2028

        4. 7.9.4 Residential Building Construction

          $157.00

          1. Table | Residential Building Construction Expenditures, 2008 – 2028

        5. 7.9.5 Residential Improvements & Repairs

          $115.00

          1. Table | Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2008 – 2028

        6. 7.9.6 Commercial Building Construction

          $169.00

          1. Table | Commercial Building Construction Expenditures, 2008 – 2028

        7. 7.9.7 Commercial Building Improvements & Repairs

          $117.00

          1. Table | Commercial Building Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2008 – 2028

        8. 7.9.8 Housing Starts

          $92.00

          1. Table | Housing Starts, 2008 – 2028

        9. 7.9.9 Housing Stock

          $121.00

          1. Table | Housing Stock by Type, 2008 – 2028

          2. Figure 7-3 | Housing Stock by Year of Construction, 2018

        10. 7.9.10 Commercial Building Stock

          $122.00

          1. Table | Commercial Building Stock Value by Type 2008 – 2028

        11. 7.9.11 Consumer Financing

          $789.00

          1. Table | Consumer Financing Environment, 2008 – 2018

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