World Insulation

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Gains will be driven by rising building construction and industrial activity in developing countries, and by strong growth in residential building construction in developed areas.

US demand to rise 5% annually through 2018

Through 2018, global demand for insulation is projected to advance 5.0 percent annually to 24.9 billion square meters of R-1 value, a significant increase from the rate of the 2008-2013 period. In value terms, insulation demand is projected to outpace volume growth. In developing countries, rising building construction and industrial activity will lead to increased demand for insulation. In many high-income countries, insulation demand will rebound from recent downturns that were caused in part by sharp declines in housing construction. Government efforts, particularly in Western Europe, to reduce energy consumption will lead to the adoption of new building codes that require increased insulation usage.

Home building to be primary driver of demand

Strong growth in residential building construction activity will be the primary driver of demand worldwide. Rural-to-urban migration in developing countries will stimulate building activity in urban areas and therefore insulation demand, as urban buildings tend to be more insulation intensive than those in rural areas. Additionally, rising per capita incomes will encourage the use of modern building techniques and materials, such as insulation. Some countries in these areas are expected to adopt minimum insulation requirements for buildings, further contributing to demand gains. In the industrial, HVAC, and OEM markets for insulation, demand will be driven by expanding manufacturing activity, appliance output, and HVAC system installations.

Asia/Pacific regional market to grow the fastest

The Asia/Pacific region is forecast to post the fastest growth in insulation demand through 2018, aided by advances in building construction activity as well as manufacturing and industrial output. Over half of new global insulation demand generated between 2013 and 2018 will be from this region. Among the countries expected to post solid growth here are China, India, and Indonesia.

Foamed plastic to post fastest value gains

Of the major types of insulation, the foamed plastic insulation segment will post the fastest gains in value demand. Foamed plastic insulation will be used more frequently in construction applications due to its high insulation value, allowing it to capture market share from fiberglass and mineral wool products. Demand for fiberglass insulation will benefit from a rebound in the residential construction market in North America, as the material is widely used in the US and Canada. Mineral wool products are expected to post the slowest growth, but advances will still be solid in China, where fire safety is a large concern.

Study coverage

Details on these and other key findimgs are found in World Insulation, the Freedonia industry study. It presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by material (e.g., foamed plastics, fiberglass, mineral wool), market (construction; industrial, HVAC and OEM), world region, and for 21 countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 36 industry players, including Saint-Gobain, Rockwool and Johns Manville.

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  1. World Insulation

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $273.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $118.00

      1. Table | WORLD INSULATION DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,874.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

        $247.00

        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

          $82.00

        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

          $161.00

          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

      3. 3.3 World Demographic Overview

        $283.00

        1. 3.3.1 Population

          $99.00

          1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION

        2. 3.3.2 Urbanization Patterns

          $90.00

          1. Table | WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION

        3. 3.3.3 Households

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION

      4. 3.4 World Fixed Investment Overview

        $85.00

        1. Table | WORLD FIXED CAPITAL INVESTMENT BY REGION

      5. 3.5 World Building Construction Outlook

        $253.00

        1. Table | WORLD BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION

        2. 3.5.1 Residential Buildings

          $102.00

          1. Table | WORLD RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION

        3. 3.5.2 Nonresidential Buildings

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION

      6. 3.6 World Refrigerator & Freezer Shipments

        $88.00

        1. Table | WORLD REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER SHIPMENTS BY REGION

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

        $165.00

        1. Table | INSULATION R-VALUES BY MATERIAL

      8. 3.8 Regulatory, Health, & Environmental Considerations

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        1. 3.8.1 Environmental Considerations

          $114.00

        2. 3.8.2 Health Considerations

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        3. 3.8.3 Energy Considerations

          $182.00

        4. 3.8.4 Recycling

          $166.00

        5. 3.8.5 Green Labeling

          $88.00

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

      $615.00

      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 World Insulation Outlook

        $82.00

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

        $125.00

        1. Table | WORLD INSULATION DEMAND BY INSULATING CAPACITY

      4. 4.4 Insulation Demand & Fixed Investment

        $82.00

        1. CHART III-1 INSULATION DEMAND PER CAPITA/FIXED INVESTMENT PER CAPITA RELATIONSHIP, 2013

      5. 4.5 World Regional Insulation Demand by Value

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        1. Table | WORLD INSULATION DEMAND BY VALUE

        2. CHART III-2 WORLD INSULATION DEMAND BY REGION, 2013 By Volume

      6. 4.6 World Insulation Production by Region

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        1. Table | WORLD INSULATION PRODUCTION BY REGION

      7. 4.7 World Insulation Trade Flows

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        1. Table | WORLD INSULATION TRADE FLOWS

    5. 5 MATERIALS & MARKETS

      $1,547.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $120.00

      2. 5.2 Insulation Demand by Material

        $1,243.00

        1. Table | WORLD INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        2. CHART IV-1 WORLD INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013

        3. 5.2.1 Foamed Plastics

          $392.00

          1. Table | WORLD FOAMED PLASTIC INSULATION: VALUE DEMAND BY REGION

          2. Table | WORLD FOAMED PLASTIC INSULATION DEMAND: VOLUME DEMAND BY REGION & MARKET

          3. CHART IV-2 WORLD FOAMED PLASTIC INSULATION: VOLUME DEMAND BY REGION, 2013

        4. 5.2.2 Fiberglass

          $275.00

          1. Table | WORLD FIBERGLASS INSULATION: VALUE DEMAND BY REGION

          2. Table | WORLD FIBERGLASS INSULATION: VOLUME DEMAND BY REGION & MARKET

          3. CHART IV-3 WORLD FIBERGLASS INSULATION: VOLUME DEMAND BY REGION, 2013

        5. 5.2.3 Mineral Wool

          $237.00

          1. Table | WORLD MINERAL WOOL INSULATION: VALUE DEMAND BY REGION

          2. Table | WORLD MINERAL WOOL INSULATION: VOLUME DEMAND BY REGION & MARKET

          3. CHART IV-4 WORLD MINERAL WOOL INSULATION: VOLUME DEMAND BY REGION, 2013

        6. 5.2.4 Other Insulation Materials

          $230.00

          1. Table | WORLD OTHER INSULATION MATERIALS: VALUE DEMAND BY REGION

          2. Table | WORLD OTHER INSULATION MATERIALS: VOLUME DEMAND BY REGION & MARKET

          3. CHART IV-5 WORLD OTHER INSULATION MATERIALS: VOLUME DEMAND BY REGION, 2013

      3. 5.3 Insulation Demand by Market

        $184.00

        1. Table | WORLD INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 5.3.1 Construction

          $82.00

        3. 5.3.2 Industrial, HVAC, & OEM

          $82.00

    6. 6 NORTH AMERICA

      $823.00

      1. 6.1 North America: Insulation Demand by Market

        $122.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

      2. 6.2 North America: Insulation Demand by Product

        $82.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      3. 6.3 United States

        $221.00

        1. 6.3.1 United States: Insulation Demand by Market

          $134.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 6.3.2 United States: Insulation Demand by Product

          $87.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      4. 6.4 Canada

        $199.00

        1. 6.4.1 Canada: Insulation Demand by Market

          $128.00

          1. Table | CANADA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 6.4.2 Canada: Insulation Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | CANADA: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      5. 6.5 Mexico

        $205.00

        1. 6.5.1 Mexico: Insulation Demand by Market

          $137.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 6.5.2 Mexico: Insulation Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

    7. 7 WESTERN EUROPE

      $1,874.00

      1. 7.1 Western Europe: Insulation Demand by Market

        $168.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

      2. 7.2 Western Europe: Insulation Demand by Product

        $91.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      3. 7.3 Germany

        $204.00

        1. 7.3.1 Germany: Insulation Demand by Market

          $123.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 7.3.2 Germany: Insulation Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      4. 7.4 France

        $193.00

        1. 7.4.1 France: Insulation Demand by Market

          $119.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 7.4.2 France: Insulation Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      5. 7.5 Italy

        $203.00

        1. 7.5.1 Italy: Insulation Demand by Market

          $133.00

          1. Table | ITALY: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 7.5.2 Italy: Insulation Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | ITALY: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      6. 7.6 United Kingdom

        $174.00

        1. 7.6.1 United Kingdom: Insulation Demand by Market

          $112.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 7.6.2 United Kingdom: Insulation Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      7. 7.7 Spain

        $205.00

        1. 7.7.1 Spain: Insulation Demand by Market

          $134.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 7.7.2 Spain: Insulation Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      8. 7.8 The Netherlands

        $203.00

        1. 7.8.1 The Netherlands: Insulation Demand by Market

          $131.00

          1. Table | THE NETHERLANDS: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 7.8.2 The Netherlands: Insulation Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | THE NETHERLANDS: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      9. 7.9 Other Western Europe

        $433.00

        1. 7.9.1 Other Western Europe: Insulation Demand by Market

          $154.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 7.9.2 Other Western Europe: Insulation Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        3. 7.9.3 Other Western Europe: Insulation Demand by Country

          $209.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: INSULATION DEMAND BY COUNTRY

    8. 8 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $2,233.00

      1. 8.1 Asia/Pacific: Insulation Demand by Market

        $177.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

      2. 8.2 Asia/Pacific: Insulation Demand by Product

        $88.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      3. 8.3 China

        $249.00

        1. 8.3.1 China: Insulation Demand by Market

          $163.00

          1. Table | CHINA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 8.3.2 China: Insulation Demand by Product

          $86.00

          1. Table | CHINA: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      4. 8.4 Japan

        $217.00

        1. 8.4.1 Japan: Insulation Demand by Market

          $146.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 8.4.2 Japan: Insulation Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      5. 8.5 India

        $225.00

        1. 8.5.1 India: Insulation Demand by Market

          $155.00

          1. Table | INDIA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 8.5.2 India: Insulation Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDIA: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      6. 8.6 South Korea

        $191.00

        1. 8.6.1 South Korea: Insulation Demand by Market

          $129.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 8.6.2 South Korea: Insulation Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      7. 8.7 Australia

        $188.00

        1. 8.7.1 Australia: Insulation Demand by Market

          $116.00

          1. Table | AUSTRALIA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 8.7.2 Australia: Insulation Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | AUSTRALIA: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      8. 8.8 Indonesia

        $204.00

        1. 8.8.1 Indonesia: Insulation Demand by Market

          $135.00

          1. Table | INDONESIA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 8.8.2 Indonesia: Insulation Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDONESIA: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      9. 8.9 Taiwan

        $206.00

        1. 8.9.1 Taiwan: Insulation Demand by Market

          $134.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 8.9.2 Taiwan: Insulation Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      10. 8.10 Thailand

        $203.00

        1. 8.10.1 Thailand: Insulation Demand by Market

          $133.00

          1. Table | THAILAND: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 8.10.2 Thailand: Insulation Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | THAILAND: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      11. 8.11 Other Asia/Pacific

        $284.00

        1. 8.11.1 Other Asia/Pacific: Insulation Demand by Market

          $148.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 8.11.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Insulation Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        3. 8.11.3 Other Asia/Pacific: Insulation Demand by Country

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: INSULATION DEMAND BY COUNTRY

    9. 9 OTHER REGIONS

      $2,389.00

      1. 9.1 Central & South America

        $708.00

        1. 9.1.1 Central & South America: Insulation Demand by Market

          $139.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 9.1.2 Central & South America: Insulation Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        3. 9.1.3 Brazil

          $206.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. Table | BRAZIL: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        4. 9.1.4 Other Central & South America

          $287.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

          3. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: INSULATION DEMAND BY COUNTRY

      2. 9.2 Eastern Europe

        $945.00

        1. 9.2.1 Eastern Europe: Insulation Demand by Market

          $134.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 9.2.2 Eastern Europe: Insulation Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        3. 9.2.3 Russia

          $215.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. Table | RUSSIA: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        4. 9.2.4 Poland

          $196.00

          1. Table | POLAND: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. Table | POLAND: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        5. 9.2.5 Other Eastern Europe

          $317.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

          3. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: INSULATION DEMAND BY COUNTRY

      3. 9.3 Africa/Mideast

        $735.00

        1. 9.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Insulation Demand by Market

          $142.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 9.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Insulation Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        3. 9.3.3 Turkey

          $190.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. Table | TURKEY: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        4. 9.3.4 Other Africa/Mideast

          $325.00

          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT

          3. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: INSULATION DEMAND BY COUNTRY

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $6,475.00

      1. 10.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 10.2 Industry Composition

        $111.00

        1. Table | WORLD INSULATION SALES BY COMPANY, 2013

      3. 10.3 Market Leaders

        $245.00

        1. CHART IX-1 WORLD INSULATION MARKET SHARE, 2013

      4. 10.4 Product Development & Manufacturing

        $142.00

      5. 10.5 Marketing

        $106.00

      6. 10.6 Distribution

        $82.00

      7. 10.7 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      8. 10.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $210.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 10.9 Company Profiles

        $5,475.00

        1. 10.9.1 Aislantes Minerales SA de CV

          $88.00

        2. 10.9.2 Armacell International Holding GmbH

          $195.00

        3. 10.9.3 BASF SE

          $389.00

        4. 10.9.4 Bayer AG

          $142.00

        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

          $357.00

        8. 10.9.8 Bridgestone Corporation

          $107.00

        9. 10.9.9 Byucksan Corporation

          $83.00

        10. 10.9.10 CSR Limited

          $82.00

        11. 10.9.11 Dow Chemical Company

          $382.00

        12. 10.9.12 Finetec Corporation

          $82.00

        13. 10.9.13 Fletcher Building Limited

          $114.00

        14. 10.9.14 Hood Companies

          $126.00

        15. 10.9.15 Huntsman Corporation

          $143.00

        16. 10.9.16 Italmobiliare SpA

          $82.00

        17. 10.9.17 KCC Corporation

          $82.00

        18. 10.9.18 Kingspan Group plc

          $174.00

        19. 10.9.19 Knauf Gips KG

          $371.00

        20. 10.9.20 Mohammed Abdulmohsen Al-Kharafi & Sons Company WLL

          $82.00

        21. 10.9.21 NICHIAS Corporation

          $117.00

        22. 10.9.22 Nitto Boseki Company Limited

          $82.00

        23. 10.9.23 Norisol A/S

          $83.00

        24. 10.9.24 Owens Corning

          $321.00

        25. 10.9.25 Paroc Group Oy AB

          $113.00

        26. 10.9.26 PENOPLEX St. Petersburg Limited

          $82.00

        27. 10.9.27 Recticel SA

          $82.00

        28. 10.9.28 Rockfibras do Brasil Industria e Comercio Limitada

          $82.00

        29. 10.9.29 ROCKWOOL International A/S

          $374.00

        30. 10.9.30 Saint-Gobain

          $497.00

        31. 10.9.31 Siam Cement Public Company Limited

          $82.00

        32. 10.9.32 Sto SE & Company KGaA

          $134.00

        33. 10.9.33 swisspor Management AG

          $120.00

        34. 10.9.34 TechnoNICOL Corporation

          $104.00

        35. 10.9.35 Trinseo SA

          $82.00

        36. 10.9.36 Uralita SA

          $82.00

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