Insulation


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Insulation

Insulation demand in the US market is projected to grow over six percent per year through 2019, according to Freedonia analysts. Double-digit annual gains in building construction spending will drive insulation sales. Further boosting demand will be the required usage of more insulation per structure as the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is increasingly adopted.

Fiberglass to Remain the Leading Insulation Material
There are a wide variety of materials that can be used to provide insulation, each with advantages and disadvantages that determine their use in particular projects. Fiberglass is the largest type and is expected to register the fastest growth through 2019.

Residential Market to Drive Growth
The residential market is expected to register the fastest growth in insulation demand through 2020 due to the expected rise in housing completions. Home renovation projects to improve energy efficiency will also boost insulation demand.

5 Producers Lead Sales
The insulation industry is comprised of over 100 companies, though demand is dominated by a small number of large manufacturers. Leading producers include Atlas Roofing, Bridgestone, CertainTeed, Dow Chemical, Johns Manville, Knauf Insulation, and Owens Corning.

Scope of the Report
This study examines the US insulation industry by product and market. Demand is also broken out by US regions and sub regions. Historical data are provided for 2004, 2009, and 2014 with forecasts for the years 2019 and 2024. Demand is presented in millions of dollars, millions of pounds, and billions of square feet of R-1 value. Also included is an analysis of the key industry players and their market shares.

Insulation material types covered in this study include:
Fiberglass
Foamed Plastic
Reflective/Radiant
Mineral Wool
Cellulose
Perlite
Vermiculite

Markets analyzed in this study include:
Residential by Application
New Housing
Attic Re-insulation
Improvement & Replacement
Nonresidential by Building Type
Institutional
Commercial
Office
Industrial
Non-building
Industrial & HVAC Equipment


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table INSULATION DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Outlook
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Consumer Trends
      • Consumer Spending
        • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
      • Consumer Financing
        • Table CONSUMER FINANCING ENVIRONMENT, 2004-2014
    • Building Construction
      • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Residential Buildings
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table NEW HOUSING INDICATORS
        • Table HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE
        • Table CHART II-1 YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING STOCK, 2014
        • Table RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES
      • Nonresidential Buildings
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES
    • Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
    • Pricing
      • Table AVERAGE INSULATION PRICES
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table INSULATION MARKET, 2004-2014
      • Table CHART II-2 INSULATION MARKET, 2005-2014
    • Foreign Trade
      • Table INSULATION FOREIGN TRADE
    • World Insulation Overview
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • R-Values
    • Material Variations in Thermal Resistance
      • Table INSULATION R-VALUES BY MATERIAL
    • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
      • Building Codes
      • Energy Efficiency Tax Credits
      • Green Building
      • Climate Change
      • Indoor Air Quality
      • Renewable Resources & Recycling
      • Health & Safety Issues
    • Insulation Demand
      • Table INSULATION DEMAND BY VALUE
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table INSULATION DEMAND*
      • Table CHART IV-1 INSULATION DEMAND BY WEIGHT, 2014
    • Fiberglass
      • Materials
      • Product Forms
        • Table FIBERGLASS INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT FORM
      • Markets
        • Table FIBERGLASS INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Foamed Plastics
      • Product Forms
      • Markets
        • Table FOAMED PLASTIC INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Resins
        • Table FOAMED PLASTIC INSULATION DEMAND BY RESIN
        • Table RIGID URETHANE FOAM INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table RIGID URETHANE FOAM INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table POLYSTYRENE FOAM INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table POLYSTYRENE FOAM INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table OTHER FOAMED PLASTIC INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Cellulose
      • Product Forms
        • Table CELLULOSE INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT FORM
      • Markets
        • Table CELLULOSE INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Mineral Wool
      • Table MINERAL WOOL INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Product Forms
        • Table MINERAL WOOL INSULATION DEMAND BY PRODUCT FORM
      • Markets
        • Table MINERAL WOOL INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Reflective Insulation & Radiant Barriers
      • Table REFLECTIVE INSULATION & RADIANT BARRIER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Product Forms
      • Markets
        • Table REFLECTIVE INSULATION & RADIANT BARRIER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Other Insulation
      • Materials
        • Table OTHER INSULATION DEMAND BY MATERIALS
      • Product Forms
        • Table OTHER INSULATION MATERIALS DEMAND BY PRODUCT FORM
      • Markets
        • Table OTHER INSULATION MATERIALS DEMAND BY MARKET
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Demand by Market Value
        • Table INSULATION DEMAND BY MARKET VALUE
        • Table CHART V-1 INSULATION MARKETS BY MARKET VALUE, 2014
      • Demand by R-1 Value
        • Table INSULATION DEMAND* BY R-1 VALUE
        • Table CHART V-2 INSULATION DEMAND* BY R-1 VALUE, 2014
    • Residential Buildings
      • Materials
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS MARKET FOR INSULATION BY MATERIAL
      • Dollars/R-Value Comparison
        • Table CHART V-3 COST/R-VALUE COMPARISON OF RESIDENTIAL INSULATION MATERIALS, 2014
      • Applications
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS MARKET* FOR INSULATION BY APPLICATION
        • Table NEW HOUSING APPLICATIONS* FOR INSULATION
        • Table RESIDENTIAL ATTIC REINSULATION APPLICATIONS* FOR INSULATION
        • Table RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR DEMAND BY MATERIAL* FOR INSULATION
    • Nonresidential Buildings
      • Materials
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING MARKET FOR INSULATION BY MATERIAL
      • Dollars/R-Value Comparison
        • Table CHART V-4 COST/R-VALUE COMPARISON OF NONRESIDENTIAL INSULATION MATERIALS, 2014
      • Applications
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING MARKET* FOR INSULATION BY APPLICATION & TYPE
    • Industrial & HVAC Equipment
      • Materials
        • Table INDUSTRIAL & HVAC EQUIPMENT MARKETS FOR INSULATION BY MATERIAL
      • Dollars/R-Value Comparison
        • Table CHART V-5 COST/R-VALUE COMPARISON OF INDUSTRIAL & HVAC INSULATION MATERIALS, 2014
      • Applications
        • Table INDUSTRIAL & HVAC INSULATION MARKETS* BY APPLICATION
    • Other Insulation Markets
      • Materials
        • Table OTHER INSULATION MARKETS BY MATERIAL
      • Applications
        • Table OTHER INSULATION MARKETS* BY APPLICATION
  • REGIONS
    • General
    • Regional Demographic & Economic Activity
      • Population Patterns
        • Table POPULATION BY REGION
      • Economic Outlook
        • Table GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
      • Construction Activity
        • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
      • Housing Trends
        • Table REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS
    • Regional Insulation Demand
      • Table INSULATION DEMAND BY REGION
      • Table CHART VI-1 INSULATION DEMAND BY REGION, 2014
      • Northeast
        • Table NORTHEAST: INSULATION DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET
      • Midwest
        • Table MIDWEST: INSULATION DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET
      • South
        • Table SOUTH: INSULATION DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET
      • West
        • Table WEST: INSULATION DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table US INSULATION SALES BY COMPANY, 2014
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VII-1 INSULATION MARKET SHARE, 2014
    • Manufacturing & Product Development
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Advanced Fiber Technology Incorporated
      • Armacell International SA
      • BASF SE
      • Bayer AG
      • Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
      • Boyd Corporation
      • Bridgestone Corporation
      • Carlisle Companies Incorporated
      • Carpenter Company
      • Covertech Fabricating Incorporated
      • Dow Chemical Company
      • Dyplast Products LLC
      • Evonik Industries AG
      • Fi-Foil Company Incorporated
      • Guardian Industries Corporation
      • Homasote Company
      • Hood Companies
      • Innovative Energy Incorporated
      • Innovative Insulation Incorporated
      • Kingspan Group plc
      • Knauf Gips KG
      • Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
      • Owens Corning
      • PFB Corporation
      • Polyair Inter Pack Incorporated
      • PPG Industries Incorporated
      • Pregis Corporation
      • Reynolds Group Holdings Limited
      • Rmax Operating LLC
      • ROCKWOOL International A/S
      • RPM International Incorporated
      • Saint-Gobain
      • Sealed Air Corporation
      • Sonoco Products Company
      • Specialty Vermiculite Corporation
      • Sto SE & Company KGaA
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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