World Insulation

Residential construction trends to drive growth

Sustained growth in residential building construction will be the largest driver of global insulation demand. In North America, for example, demand for insulation in the residential construction market will grow 4.0 percent per annum in R-1 value, due primarily to continued expansion in US housing construction activity. Residential building construction in Western Europe is forecast to accelerate through 2020, boosting insulation sales in many regional countries.

Migration stimulates building activity

Rural-to-urban migration in developing countries in the Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast regions will stimulate building activity in urban areas and therefore insulation demand, as urban buildings are usually more insulation intensive than those in rural areas. Additionally, rising per capita incomes will encourage the use of modern building techniques and building materials, including insulation. In some countries in the Africa/Mideast and Asia/Pacific regions, the adoption of minimum insulation requirements will also contribute to demand.

Greater activity in nonresidential & manufacturing

Rising nonresidential construction worldwide, including an expected rebound in Western Europe, will drive insulation usage. Additionally, insulation demand in the industrial, HVAC, and OEM markets will be boosted by expanding manufacturing activity, appliance output, and HVAC system installations.

Foamed plastic insulation to grow the most rapidly

Of the major insulation types, the foamed plastic segment will post the fastest gains in demand. Foamed plastic insulation will be used more frequently in construction applications because of its high insulation values, allowing it to capture market share from fiberglass and mineral wool insulation. Demand for fiberglass insulation will benefit from strong growth in residential construction activity in North America, as this product is used extensively in the US and Canada. Mineral wool products are expected to post the slowest growth among major insulation materials, though gains will still be solid. Growing demand in China, where fire safety is a large concern, will boost mineral wool demand.

Study coverage

World Insulation offers historical data plus forecasts for 2020 and 2025 for supply and demand, as well as demand by market and product, in six regions and 26 countries. The study also examines materials utilized (foamed plastics, fiberglass, mineral wool, other). In addition, the study considers key market environment factors, assesses the industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles industry players worldwide such as CSR Limited, Fletcher Building, Owens Corning and ROCKWOOL.

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  1. World Insulation

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $260.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $117.00

      1. Table | WORLD INSULATION DEMAND BY REGION & MATERIAL

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,607.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

        $217.00

        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

          $82.00

        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

          $137.00

          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

      3. 3.3 World Demographic Overview

        $273.00

        1. 3.3.1 Population

          $102.00

          1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION

        2. 3.3.2 Urbanization Patterns

          $82.00

          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

        $82.00

        1. Table | WORLD FIXED CAPITAL INVESTMENT BY REGION

      5. 3.5 World Building Construction Outlook

        $107.00

        1. Table | WORLD BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION

        2. 3.5.1 Residential Buildings

          $82.00

          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

        $82.00

        1. Table | WORLD REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER SHIPMENTS BY REGION

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

        $157.00

        1. Table | INSULATION R-VALUES BY MATERIAL

      8. 3.8 Regulatory, Health, & Environmental Considerations

        $660.00

        1. 3.8.1 Environmental Considerations

          $99.00

        2. 3.8.2 Health Considerations

          $108.00

        3. 3.8.3 Energy Considerations

          $178.00

        4. 3.8.4 Recycling

          $139.00

        5. 3.8.5 Green Labeling

          $95.00

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

      $511.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 World Insulation Demand by Region

        $139.00

        1. Table | WORLD INSULATION DEMAND BY REGION

      3. 4.3 World Regional Insulation Demand by Value

        $141.00

        1. Table | WORLD INSULATION DEMAND BY VALUE

        2. CHART III-1 WORLD INSULATION DEMAND BY REGION, 2015

      4. 4.4 World Insulation Production by Region

        $85.00

        1. Table | WORLD INSULATION PRODUCTION BY REGION

      5. 4.5 World Insulation Trade Flows

        $82.00

        1. Table | WORLD INSULATION TRADE FLOWS

    5. 5 MATERIALS & MARKETS

      $1,449.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $111.00

      2. 5.2 World Insulation Demand by Material

        $1,160.00

        1. Table | WORLD INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        2. CHART IV-1 WORLD INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2015

        3. 5.2.1 Foamed Plastics

          $376.00

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

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

          3. CHART IV-2 WORLD FOAMED PLASTIC INSULATION: VOLUME DEMAND BY REGION, 2015

        4. 5.2.2 Fiberglass

          $253.00

          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, 2015

        5. 5.2.3 Mineral Wool

          $213.00

          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, 2015

        6. 5.2.4 Other Insulation Materials

          $221.00

          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, 2015

      3. 5.3 World Insulation Demand by Market

        $178.00

        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

      $810.00

      1. 6.1 North America: Insulation Demand by Market

        $130.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

      2. 6.2 North America: Insulation Demand by Material

        $82.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      3. 6.3 United States

        $227.00

        1. 6.3.1 United States: Insulation Demand by Market

          $146.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 6.3.2 United States: Insulation Demand by Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      4. 6.4 Canada

        $184.00

        1. 6.4.1 Canada: Insulation Demand by Market

          $123.00

          1. Table | CANADA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 6.4.2 Canada: Insulation Demand by Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | CANADA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      5. 6.5 Mexico

        $203.00

        1. 6.5.1 Mexico: Insulation Demand by Market

          $146.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 6.5.2 Mexico: Insulation Demand by Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

    7. 7 WESTERN EUROPE

      $1,839.00

      1. 7.1 Western Europe: Insulation Demand by Market

        $157.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

      2. 7.2 Western Europe: Insulation Demand by Material

        $84.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      3. 7.3 Germany

        $195.00

        1. 7.3.1 Germany: Insulation Demand by Market

          $124.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 7.3.2 Germany: Insulation Demand by Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      4. 7.4 France

        $215.00

        1. 7.4.1 France: Insulation Demand by Market

          $147.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 7.4.2 France: Insulation Demand by Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      5. 7.5 Italy

        $216.00

        1. 7.5.1 Italy: Insulation Demand by Market

          $150.00

          1. Table | ITALY: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 7.5.2 Italy: Insulation Demand by Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | ITALY: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      6. 7.6 United Kingdom

        $163.00

        1. 7.6.1 United Kingdom: Insulation Demand by Market

          $105.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 7.6.2 United Kingdom: Insulation Demand by Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      7. 7.7 Spain

        $199.00

        1. 7.7.1 Spain: Insulation Demand by Market

          $136.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 7.7.2 Spain: Insulation Demand by Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      8. 7.8 The Netherlands

        $188.00

        1. 7.8.1 The Netherlands: Insulation Demand by Market

          $126.00

          1. Table | THE NETHERLANDS: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 7.8.2 The Netherlands: Insulation Demand by Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | THE NETHERLANDS: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      9. 7.9 Other Western Europe

        $423.00

        1. 7.9.1 Other Western Europe: Insulation Demand by Market

          $172.00

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

        2. 7.9.2 Other Western Europe: Insulation Demand by Material

          $82.00

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

        3. 7.9.3 Other Western Europe: Insulation Demand by Country

          $188.00

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

    8. 8 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $2,106.00

      1. 8.1 Asia/Pacific: Insulation Demand by Market

        $170.00

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

      2. 8.2 Asia/Pacific: Insulation Demand by Material

        $85.00

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

      3. 8.3 China

        $253.00

        1. 8.3.1 China: Insulation Demand by Market

          $169.00

          1. Table | CHINA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 8.3.2 China: Insulation Demand by Material

          $83.00

          1. Table | CHINA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      4. 8.4 Japan

        $203.00

        1. 8.4.1 Japan: Insulation Demand by Market

          $134.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 8.4.2 Japan: Insulation Demand by Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      5. 8.5 India

        $212.00

        1. 8.5.1 India: Insulation Demand by Market

          $146.00

          1. Table | INDIA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 8.5.2 India: Insulation Demand by Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDIA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      6. 8.6 South Korea

        $195.00

        1. 8.6.1 South Korea: Insulation Demand by Market

          $134.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 8.6.2 South Korea: Insulation Demand by Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      7. 8.7 Australia

        $182.00

        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 Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | AUSTRALIA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      8. 8.8 Indonesia

        $200.00

        1. 8.8.1 Indonesia: Insulation Demand by Market

          $136.00

          1. Table | INDONESIA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 8.8.2 Indonesia: Insulation Demand by Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDONESIA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      9. 8.9 Taiwan

        $193.00

        1. 8.9.1 Taiwan: Insulation Demand by Market

          $131.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 8.9.2 Taiwan: Insulation Demand by Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      10. 8.10 Thailand

        $203.00

        1. 8.10.1 Thailand: Insulation Demand by Market

          $139.00

          1. Table | THAILAND: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 8.10.2 Thailand: Insulation Demand by Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | THAILAND: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      11. 8.11 Other Asia/Pacific

        $210.00

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

          $143.00

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

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

          $82.00

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

    9. 9 OTHER REGIONS

      $2,282.00

      1. 9.1 Central & South America

        $685.00

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

          $132.00

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

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

          $82.00

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

        3. 9.1.3 Brazil

          $202.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. Table | BRAZIL: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        4. 9.1.4 Other Central & South America

          $272.00

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

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

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

      2. 9.2 Eastern Europe

        $868.00

        1. 9.2.1 Eastern Europe: Insulation Demand by Market

          $132.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 9.2.2 Eastern Europe: Insulation Demand by Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        3. 9.2.3 Russia

          $207.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. Table | RUSSIA: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        4. 9.2.4 Poland

          $183.00

          1. Table | POLAND: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. Table | POLAND: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        5. 9.2.5 Other Eastern Europe

          $268.00

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

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

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

      3. 9.3 Africa/Mideast

        $729.00

        1. 9.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Insulation Demand by Market

          $145.00

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

        2. 9.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Insulation Demand by Material

          $82.00

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

        3. 9.3.3 Turkey

          $194.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. Table | TURKEY: INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        4. 9.3.4 Other Africa/Mideast

          $315.00

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

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

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

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $6,541.00

      1. 10.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 10.2 Industry Composition

        $111.00

        1. Table | WORLD INSULATION SALES BY COMPANY, 2015

      3. 10.3 Market Leaders

        $224.00

        1. CHART IX-1 WORLD INSULATION MARKET SHARE, 2015

      4. 10.4 Product Development & Manufacturing

        $136.00

      5. 10.5 Marketing

        $100.00

      6. 10.6 Distribution

        $82.00

      7. 10.7 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      8. 10.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $93.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 10.9 Company Profiles

        $6,398.00

        1. 10.9.1 Aislantes Minerales SA de CV

          $104.00

        2. 10.9.2 Armacell International SA

          $287.00

        3. 10.9.3 BASF SE

          $418.00

        4. 10.9.4 BBMG Corporation

          $82.00

        5. 10.9.5 Beijing New Building Material plc

          $82.00

        6. 10.9.6 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $353.00

        7. 10.9.7 Bridgestone Corporation

          $123.00

        8. 10.9.8 Byucksan Corporation

          $121.00

        9. 10.9.9 Covestro AG

          $212.00

        10. 10.9.10 CSR Limited

          $163.00

        11. 10.9.11 Dongsung Corporation

          $82.00

        12. 10.9.12 Dow Chemical Company

          $450.00

        13. 10.9.13 Fletcher Building Limited

          $164.00

        14. 10.9.14 Hood Companies

          $121.00

        15. 10.9.15 Huntsman Corporation

          $191.00

        16. 10.9.16 Italmobiliare SpA

          $82.00

        17. 10.9.17 KCC Corporation

          $82.00

        18. 10.9.18 Kingspan Group plc

          $347.00

        19. 10.9.19 Knauf Gips KG

          $383.00

        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

          $82.00

        24. 10.9.24 Owens Corning

          $292.00

        25. 10.9.25 Paroc Group Oy AB

          $104.00

        26. 10.9.26 PENOPLEX Saint Petersburg Limited

          $82.00

        27. 10.9.27 Recticel SA

          $112.00

        28. 10.9.28 Rockfibras do Brasil Industria e Comercio Limitada

          $82.00

        29. 10.9.29 ROCKWOOL International A/S

          $366.00

        30. 10.9.30 Saint-Gobain

          $427.00

        31. 10.9.31 Siam Cement Public Company Limited

          $100.00

        32. 10.9.32 Soprema SAS

          $200.00

        33. 10.9.33 Sto SE & Company KGaA

          $212.00

        34. 10.9.34 swisspor Management AG

          $140.00

        35. 10.9.35 TechnoNICOL Corporation

          $106.00

        36. 10.9.36 Trinseo SA

          $82.00

        37. 10.9.37 Ursa Insulation SA

          $82.00

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