World Insulation

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In developing countries, demand will be driven by rising building construction and industrial activity. In most developed countries, sales will rebound from housing market collapses.

World demand to rise 5.5% annually through 2016

Global insulation demand is forecast to rise 5.5 percent annually to 23.1 billion square meters of R-1 value in 2016, a substantial acceleration from the 2006- 2011 rate. In developing countries, insulation demand is expected to expand at a healthy pace due to rising building construction and industrial activity. In most developed countries, insulation sales are expected to rebound after falling in 2008 and 2009 due to housing market collapses in several countries. Additionally, government efforts to reduce energy consumption will lead to the adoption of new building codes and increased insulation usage.

Home construction to be primary driver of demand

Solid residential building construction gains will be the primary driver of demand. In North America alone, insulation sales for residential applications will rise 9.2 percent annually between 2011 and 2016, primarily due to a recovery of the housing market in the US. In Western Europe, a rebound in several countries’ housing markets will cause insulation demand to post moderate gains through 2016, as opposed to the decline of the 2006-2011 period. In many West European countries, government efforts to encourage insulation use in order to lower energy consumption will also contribute to demand.

In developing countries in the Asia/Pacific region, Africa/Mideast region, and Central and South America, rural-to-urban migration will stimulate building activity in urban areas, and therefore insulation demand. Rising per capita incomes will allow for the use of modern building techniques and materials, including insulation. In some countries, the adoption of minimum insulation requirements will also contribute to demand.

Demand for insulation in the industrial, HVAC, and OEM markets will be driven by expanding manufacturing activity, appliance output, and HVAC system installations. Worldwide shipments of refrigerators and freezers, for example, are expected to post gains of 2.6 percent annually through 2016. Additionally, global HVAC installations are projected to grow 6.1 percent annually during the same time.

Asia/Pacific region to be fastest growing market

The fastest growth in insulation demand through 2016 is forecast in the Asia/ Pacific region, due to advances in building construction activity as well as manufacturing and industrial output. More than 53 percent of new global demand generated between 2011 and 2016 will be attributed to this region. Several Asia/Pacific countries are expected to post solid growth, including China, India, Indonesia, and Thailand.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the 17.7 billion square meter global insulation industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, with forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by material (e.g., foamed plastics, fiberglass, mineral wool), market (construction; industrial, HVAC and OEM) world region and for 21 major countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 38 industry players, including Saint-Gobain, Rockwool, and Johns Manville.

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  1. World Insulation

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $282.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $133.00

      1. Table | WORLD INSULATION DEMAND (million square meters R-1)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,927.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

        $324.00

        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

          $93.00

        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

          $212.00

          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Demographic Overview

        $256.00

        1. 3.3.1 Population

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          1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

        2. 3.3.2 Urbanization Patterns

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          1. Table | WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

        3. 3.3.3 Households

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION (million units)

      4. 3.4 World Fixed Investment Overview

        $85.00

        1. Table | WORLD FIXED CAPITAL INVESTMENT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      5. 3.5 World Construction Outlook

        $263.00

        1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

        2. 3.5.1 Residential Buildings

          $97.00

          1. Table | WORLD RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

        3. 3.5.2 Nonresidential Buildings

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      6. 3.6 World Refrigerator & Freezer Shipments

        $92.00

        1. Table | WORLD REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER SHIPMENTS BY REGION (million units)

      7. 3.7 Material Variations in Thermal Resistance & R-Values

        $166.00

        1. Table | INSULATION R-VALUES BY MATERIAL

      8. 3.8 Regulatory, Health, & Environmental Considerations

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        1. 3.8.1 Environmental Considerations

          $105.00

        2. 3.8.2 Health Considerations

          $114.00

        3. 3.8.3 Energy Considerations

          $175.00

        4. 3.8.4 Recycling

          $166.00

        5. 3.8.5 Green Labeling

          $90.00

    4. 4 WORLD OVERVIEW

      $626.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 World Insulation Outlook

        $82.00

      3. 4.3 World Regional Demand by Insulating Capacity (R-1 Value)

        $123.00

        1. Table | WORLD INSULATION DEMAND BY INSULATING CAPACITY (million square meters R-1)

      4. 4.4 Insulation Demand & Fixed Investment

        $82.00

      5. 4.5 World Regional Insulation Demand by Value

        $181.00

        1. Table | WORLD INSULATION DEMAND BY VALUE (million dollars)

      6. 4.6 World Insulation Production by Region

        $89.00

        1. Table | WORLD INSULATION PRODUCTION BY REGION (million dollars)

      7. 4.7 World Insulation Trade Flows

        $82.00

        1. Table | WORLD INSULATION NET EXPORTS (million dollars)

    5. 5 MATERIALS & MARKETS

      $1,558.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $118.00

      2. 5.2 Insulation Demand by Material

        $1,249.00

        1. Table | WORLD INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 Foamed Plastics

          $389.00

          1. Table | WORLD FOAMED PLASTIC INSULATION DEMAND VALUE BY REGION (million dollars)

          2. Table | WORLD FOAMED PLASTIC INSULATION DEMAND IN METRIC TONS BY REGION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        3. 5.2.2 Fiberglass

          $275.00

          1. Table | WORLD FIBERGLASS INSULATION DEMAND VALUE BY REGION (million dollars)

          2. Table | WORLD FIBERGLASS INSULATION DEMAND IN METRIC TONS BY REGION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 5.2.3 Mineral Wool

          $243.00

          1. Table | WORLD MINERAL WOOL INSULATION DEMAND VALUE BY REGION (million dollars)

          2. Table | WORLD MINERAL WOOL INSULATION DEMAND IN METRIC TONS BY REGION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        5. 5.2.4 Other Insulation Materials

          $235.00

          1. Table | WORLD OTHER INSULATION DEMAND VALUE BY REGION (million dollars)

          2. Table | WORLD OTHER INSULATION MATERIALS DEMAND IN METRIC TONS BY REGION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 5.3 Insulation Demand by Market

        $191.00

        1. Table | WORLD INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET (million square meters R-1)

        2. 5.3.1 Construction

          $82.00

        3. 5.3.2 Industrial, HVAC, & OEM

          $82.00

    6. 6 NORTH AMERICA

      $834.00

      1. 6.1 North America: General

        $84.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

      2. 6.2 Insulation Supply & Demand

        $120.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 United States

        $241.00

        1. Table | UNITED STATES: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. Table | UNITED STATES: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 6.4 Canada

        $183.00

        1. Table | CANADA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. Table | CANADA: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million US dollars)

      5. 6.5 Mexico

        $205.00

        1. Table | MEXICO: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. Table | MEXICO: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

    7. 7 WESTERN EUROPE

      $1,813.00

      1. 7.1 Western Europe: General

        $99.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

      2. 7.2 Insulation Supply & Demand

        $147.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Germany

        $197.00

        1. Table | GERMANY: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. Table | GERMANY: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 7.4 France

        $195.00

        1. Table | FRANCE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. Table | FRANCE: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      5. 7.5 Italy

        $201.00

        1. Table | ITALY: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. Table | ITALY: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      6. 7.6 United Kingdom

        $191.00

        1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      7. 7.7 Spain

        $189.00

        1. Table | SPAIN: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. Table | SPAIN: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      8. 7.8 Netherlands

        $189.00

        1. Table | NETHERLANDS: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. Table | NETHERLANDS: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      9. 7.9 Other Western Europe

        $404.00

        1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: INSULATION DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million square meters R-1)

    8. 8 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $2,168.00

      1. 8.1 Asia/Pacific: General

        $101.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

      2. 8.2 Insulation Supply & Demand

        $161.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 8.3 China

        $251.00

        1. Table | CHINA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. Table | CHINA: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 8.4 Japan

        $204.00

        1. Table | JAPAN: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. Table | JAPAN: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      5. 8.5 India

        $197.00

        1. Table | INDIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. Table | INDIA: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      6. 8.6 South Korea

        $195.00

        1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. Table | SOUTH KOREA: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      7. 8.7 Australia

        $180.00

        1. Table | AUSTRALIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. Table | AUSTRALIA: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million US dollars)

      8. 8.8 Indonesia

        $192.00

        1. Table | INDONESIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. Table | INDONESIA: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      9. 8.9 Taiwan

        $201.00

        1. Table | TAIWAN: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. Table | TAIWAN: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million US dollars)

      10. 8.10 Thailand

        $197.00

        1. Table | THAILAND: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. Table | THAILAND: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      11. 8.11 Other Asia Pacific

        $289.00

        1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: INSULATION DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million square meters R-1)

    9. 9 OTHER REGIONS

      $2,250.00

      1. 9.1 Central & South America

        $650.00

        1. 9.1.1 Central & South America: General

          $89.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. 9.1.2 Insulation Supply & Demand

          $110.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 9.1.3 Brazil

          $178.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

          2. Table | BRAZIL: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 9.1.4 Other Central & South America

          $272.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: INSULATION DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million square meters R-1)

      2. 9.2 Eastern Europe

        $888.00

        1. 9.2.1 Eastern Europe: General

          $88.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. 9.2.2 Insulation Supply & Demand

          $112.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 9.2.3 Russia

          $202.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

          2. Table | RUSSIA: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 9.2.4 Poland

          $170.00

          1. Table | POLAND: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

          2. Table | POLAND: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 9.2.5 Other Eastern Europe

          $315.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: INSULATION DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million square meters R-1)

      3. 9.3 Africa/Mideast

        $712.00

        1. 9.3.1 Africa/Mideast: General

          $97.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

        2. 9.3.2 Insulation Supply & Demand

          $120.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 9.3.3 Turkey

          $177.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

          2. Table | TURKEY: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 9.3.4 Other Africa/Mideast

          $317.00

          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR INSULATION

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: INSULATION SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: INSULATION DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million square meters R-1)

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $6,069.00

      1. 10.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 10.2 Industry Composition

        $114.00

        1. Table | WORLD INSULATION SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      3. 10.3 Market Leaders

        $240.00

      4. 10.4 Product Development & Manufacturing

        $165.00

      5. 10.5 Marketing

        $110.00

      6. 10.6 Distribution

        $82.00

      7. 10.7 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $86.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      8. 10.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $190.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 10.9 Company Profiles

        $5,062.00

        1. 10.9.1 Aislantes Minerales SA de CV

          $87.00

        2. 10.9.2 Armacell International Holding GmbH

          $184.00

        3. 10.9.3 BASF SE

          $369.00

        4. 10.9.4 Bayer AG

          $122.00

        5. 10.9.5 BBMG Corporation

          $82.00

        6. 10.9.6 Beijing New Building Materials plc

          $82.00

        7. 10.9.7 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $317.00

        8. 10.9.8 Bridgestone Corporation

          $105.00

        9. 10.9.9 Byucksan Corporation

          $82.00

        10. 10.9.10 CRH plc

          $82.00

        11. 10.9.11 CSR Limited

          $108.00

        12. 10.9.12 Dow Chemical Company

          $354.00

        13. 10.9.13 Finetec Corporation

          $82.00

        14. 10.9.14 Fletcher Building Limited

          $115.00

        15. 10.9.15 Hood Companies

          $88.00

        16. 10.9.16 Huntsman Corporation

          $86.00

        17. 10.9.17 Italmobiliare SpA

          $88.00

        18. 10.9.18 KCC Corporation

          $82.00

        19. 10.9.19 Kingspan Group plc

          $186.00

        20. 10.9.20 Knauf Gips KG

          $243.00

        21. 10.9.21 NICHIAS Corporation

          $85.00

        22. 10.9.22 Ningbo Firewheel Thermal Insulation & Sealing Company Limited

          $82.00

        23. 10.9.23 Nitto Boseki Company Limited

          $82.00

        24. 10.9.24 Norisol A/S

          $88.00

        25. 10.9.25 Owens Corning

          $311.00

        26. 10.9.26 Paroc Group Oy AB

          $98.00

        27. 10.9.27 PENOPLEX St. Petersburg Limited

          $82.00

        28. 10.9.28 Recticel SA

          $82.00

        29. 10.9.29 Rockfibras do Brasil Industria e Comercio Limitada

          $82.00

        30. 10.9.30 Rockwool International A/S

          $246.00

        31. 10.9.31 Saint-Gobain

          $484.00

        32. 10.9.32 Siam Cement Public Company Limited

          $82.00

        33. 10.9.33 Sto AG

          $113.00

        34. 10.9.34 Styron LLC

          $82.00

        35. 10.9.35 swisspor Management AG

          $116.00

        36. 10.9.36 TechnoNICOL Corporation

          $101.00

        37. 10.9.37 Thermafiber Incorporated

          $105.00

        38. 10.9.38 Uralita SA

          $82.00

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