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Insulation (Fiberglass, Plastic Foam, Mineral Wool and Others) Market for Residential Construction, Industrial, HVAC & OEM, and Nonresidential Construction Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020

Global Insulation Market: Snapshot 

The primary job of insulation, be it thermal, electric, or acoustic, is to minimize the interaction between a substance and its environment. This can work in the form of thermal insulation for houses and other construction, electric insulation for wires and cables, etc. The global insulation market has been driven in recent years by the expansion of the construction industry, which is likely to remain a prime driver for the market in the coming years. The rising demand from the automotive industry is also likely to play an important role in the development of the global insulation market in the coming years. 

During the ongoing decade, the global insulation market is expected to rise close to threefold, and is expected to be valued at US$64.9 bn in 2020. 

Booming Construction Industry Drives Demand for Thermal, Electric, Acoustic Insulation 

The construction industry has undergone steady recovery following the global economic slowdown in 2008-09 and has enjoyed sustained growth over the last decade. The demand for residential construction has exhibited a steady upward curve in the last few years thanks to the rising disposable income of consumers in developing regions. The quickening pace of immigration into major cities across the world has also added to the rising need for new residential construction. Commercial construction is also likely to rise in volume in the coming years due to the rising number of corporate institutions and the rising demand for entertainment and shopping units such as malls and theaters. 

The steady growth of the global automotive industry has also had a crucial impact on the trajectory of the global insulation market. Consistent advancements in automotive design have led to large-scale use of insulation materials in automobiles for thermal, acoustic, as well as electric insulation. The rising use of automotive electronics is likely to ensure sustained demand from the global insulation market in the coming years, whereas the rising demand for premium cars could also sustain steady demand for acoustic insulation. 

The consumer electronics industry is also likely to remain a key consumer in the global insulation market. The rising disposable income of consumers has led to rapid growth of the consumer electronics industry in recent years, whereas the rising technological sophistication of smartphones has necessitated the increasing use of electric insulation. 

Asia Pacific Likely to Retain Dominance in Global Insulation Market 

The global insulation market is led by Asia Pacific, which accounts for more than 40% of the expanding market. The steadily growing construction and automotive industries in Asia Pacific are vital for the insulation market in the region, while the consumer electronics industry in countries such as China, India, South Korea, and Japan has also shown no signs of slowing down and could thus play a key role in the development of the global insulation market in the coming years. The automotive industry in China and India has exhibited a steep growth trajectory in recent decades, with the former already a contender to established automotive industries in Japan and Europe. The increasing demand for passenger as well as commercial and transport vehicles in these two emerging countries is likely to lead to steady demand from the global insulation market in the coming years. 

The dynamic development of countries such as China and India has also led to large-scale installation of infrastructure components, which is likely to remain a major driver for the Asia Pacific insulation market in the coming years. Other Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam could also become crucial consumers in the global insulation market due to the rising demand in these countries for stable infrastructure. 

Leading companies in the global insulation market include Owens Corning, Huntsman

 
Insulation materials are non-conducting materials which are used to isolate something from its surrounding atmosphere and sustain its normal state of being. Insulation can be of several types, viz., thermal insulation, acoustic insulation, and electrical insulation. Good insulators have atoms packed in such a way that they cannot vibrate to the extent required to successfully transfer the amount of heat, electrical, or sound energy applied to it. Insulating materials can be broadly classified into mineral fibers and plastic foams. The quality of the insulator is determined by the R-value it provides. R-value is the degree of thermal resistance of the material; a higher R-value signifies a better insulator. Insulating materials made from fiberglass, mineral wool, and plastic foam are used in the building and construction industry, and in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning applications. 
 
This report provides detailed analysis and forecast of the insulation market on a global and regional level from 2014 to 2020. On the global level, the market has been segmented based on revenue (US$ Mn) from 2014 to 2020. For an in-depth understanding of the market at the regional level, the demand for insulation materials has been forecast in terms of revenue (US$ Mn) from 2014 to 2020. The report includes drivers and restraints, and their impact on the growth of the market during the forecast period. Furthermore, the study encompasses various opportunities for market growth at the global and regional level.
 
We have included a thorough analysis of the value chain in order to provide a detailed understanding of the market. Additionally, we have included the Porter’s five forces model, which provides an insight into the intensity of the competition in the market. The study also comprises a market attractiveness analysis, where numerous end users are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.
 
Size of the global insulation market has been presented in terms of revenue. Market revenue is represented in US$ Mn. Market numbers are provided based on product types and applications for the global as well as regional market. Both domestic and captive sales of insulation materials have been considered. Market numbers are provided based on product types along with market size and forecast for each major product type in the context of the global as well as regional markets. Numbers provided in the report are derived based on demand for insulation in various applications across various regions. Market revenue has been calculated based on sales and consumption trends. All US$ exchange rates are as of 2013. We have used the top-down approach to estimate the global insulation market, which has been split by region. The application market has been derived using the bottom-up approach for each regional market separately, with the global application split being an integration of regional estimates. 
 
The market has been segmented based on various products and applications. Each segment has been analyzed and forecast based on revenue (US$ Mn) from 2014 to 2020. Additionally, the segments have been analyzed and forecast based on the current trends at the global and regional level. Geographically, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW). Demand has been analyzed and forecast based on the current trends for a period of six years. 
 
The report provides the profiles of leading companies. The study features profiles of companies such as Knauf Gips KG, Owens Corning, Johns Manville, CertainTeed Corporation, Huntsman International LLC, Atlas Roofing Corporation, Duro-Last Roofing, Inc., The Dow Chemical Company, and ROCKWOOL International A/S. The market has been segmented as below:
Insulation Market - Product Segment Analysis
  • Fiberglass
  • Plastic Foam
  • Mineral Wool
  • Other (Including cotton wool, slag wool, etc.)
Insulation Market - Application Analysis 
  • Residential Construction
  • Industrial, HVAC, and OEM
  • Nonresidential Construction
Insulation Market - Regional Analysis
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World


 
 
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