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World Insulation Market

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

World Insulation Market

Demand to rise more than 5% annually through 2016

Global insulation consumption is forecast to rise more than five percent annually to approximately 29 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 as well as growing per capita incomes that will lead to the adoption of modern building techniques and materials, including insulation. In most developed countries, insulation sales are expected to rebound after falling in 2008 and 2009 due to housing market collapses in several countries. In addition, governments will adopt new regulations concerning building insulation in an effort to reduce energy consumption, further boosting demand.

Building construction to be primary driver of demand

Solid residential building construction expenditure gains will be the primary driver of demand. In North America alone, insulation sales for residential applications will rise approximately nine 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. 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.

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 65 percent of new 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.

Foamed plastic insulation to lead value gains

In value terms, worldwide insulation consumption is projected to advance roughly seven percent per annum through 2016, approaching $60 billion. The fastest growth is expected in the foamed plastic insulation segment, as these products will be used more frequently in construction applications because of their high insulation values, allowing them to capture market share from fiberglass and mineral wool insulation. Foamed plastic insulation is also used extensively in refrigerator and freezer manufacture, further boosting demand. Demand for fiberglass insulation will benefit from the rebounding residential construction market in North America, as the material is widely used in the US and Canada. Other insulation materials, such as cellulose, will also see strong gains, as environmentally friendly options continue to gain popularity.

Study coverage

This upcoming industry study presents historical demand data (2001, 2006, 2011) and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by material, world region and for 37 major countries. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share, and profiles industry competitors.





General 4

World Economic Overview 5

Recent Historical Trends 5

World Economic Outlook 7

World Demographic Overview 11

Population 12

Urbanization Patterns 13

Households 15

World Fixed Investment Overview 17

World Construction Outlook 19

Residential Buildings 21

Nonresidential Buildings 23

World Refrigerator & Freezer Shipments 25

Material Variations in Thermal Resistance & R-Values 27

Regulatory, Health, & Environmental Considerations 31

Environmental Considerations 31

Health Considerations 33

Energy Considerations 35

Recycling 38

Green Labeling 41


General 44

World Insulation Outlook 45

World Regional Demand by Insulating Capacity (R-1 Value) 46

Insulation Demand & Fixed Investment 49

World Regional Insulation Demand by Value 51

World Insulation Production by Region 56

World Insulation Trade Flows 58


General 60

Insulation Demand by Material 62

Foamed Plastics 65

Value Trends 67

Weight & Market Trends 70

Fiberglass 73

Value Trends 75

Weight & Market Trends 77

Mineral Wool 80

Value Trends 81

Weight & Market Trends 83

Other Insulation Materials 86

Value Trends 88

Weight & Market Trends 89

Insulation Demand by Market 92

Construction 94

Industrial, HVAC, & OEM 95


General 97

Insulation Supply & Demand 99

United States 101

Canada 106

Mexico 111


General 116

Insulation Supply & Demand 118

Germany 121

France 126

Italy 131

United Kingdom 136

Spain 141

Netherlands 145

Other Western Europe 150


General 159

Insulation Supply & Demand 161

China 164

Japan 170

India 174

South Korea 179

Australia 183

Indonesia 188

Taiwan 192

Thailand 197

Other Asia Pacific 202


Central & South America 209

General 209

Insulation Supply & Demand 211

Brazil 214

Other Central & South America 218

Eastern Europe 224

General 224

Insulation Supply & Demand 226

Russia 229

Poland 234

Other Eastern Europe 239

Africa/Mideast 246

General 246

Insulation Supply & Demand 248

Turkey 250

Other Africa/Mideast 254


General 262

Industry Composition 263

Market Leaders 266

Other Key Producers 270

Product Development & Manufacturing 270

Marketing 273

Distribution 275

Mergers & Acquisitions 276

Cooperative Agreements 279

Company Profiles 285

Aislantes Minerales SA de CV 286

Armacell International Holding GmbH 288

Atlas Roofing, see Hood Companies


Bayer AG 297

BBMG Corporation 299

Beijing Aerated Concrete, see BBMG

Beijing New Building Materials plc 300

Beijing Star Building Materials, see BBMG

Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated 302

Bradford Insulation Industries, see CSR

Bridgestone Corporation 307

Byucksan Corporation 309

CertainTeed, see Saint-Gobain

CRH plc 310

CSR Limited 312

Dow Chemical Company 314

Finetec Corporation 319

Firestone Building Products, see Bridgestone

Fletcher Building Limited 320

Hood Companies 322

Huntsman Corporation 324

Italmobiliare SpA 326

Johns Manville, see Berkshire Hathaway

KCC Corporation 328

Kingspan Group plc 329

Knauf Gips KG 332

NICHIAS Corporation 336

Ningbo Firewheel Thermal Insulation &

Sealing Company Limited 338

Nitto Boseki Company Limited 339

Norisol A/S 340

Owens Corning 342

Paroc Group Oy AB 347

PENOPLEX St. Petersburg Limited 349

Recticel SA 350

Rockfibras do Brasil Industria e Comercio Limitada 351

Rockwool International A/S 353

Roxul, see Rockwool International A/S

Saint-Gobain 357

Siam Cement Public Company Limited 364

Sirap Insulation, see Italmobiliare

Sto AG 366

Styron LLC 368

swisspor Management AG 369

TechnoNICOL Corporation 371

Thermafiber Incorporated 373

Uralita SA 375

Ursa Insulation, see Uralita



Summary Table 3


1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 11

2 World Population by Region 13

3 World Urban Population by Region 15

4 World Households by Region 17

5 World Fixed Capital Investment by Region 19

6 World Construction Expenditures by Region 21

7 World Residential Construction Expenditures by Region 23

8 World Nonresidential Construction Expenditures by Region 24

9 World Refrigerator & Freezer Shipments by Region 26

10 Insulation R-Values by Material 30


1 World Insulation Demand by Insulating Capacity 48

2 World Insulation Demand by Value 54

3 World Insulation Production by Region 57

4 World Insulation Net Exports 59


1 World Insulation Demand by Material 64

2 World Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand Value by Region 69

3 World Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand in Metric Tons

by Region & Market 71

4 World Fiberglass Insulation Demand Value by Region 77

5 World Fiberglass Insulation Demand in Metric Tons

by Region & Market 79

6 World Mineral Wool Insulation Demand Value by Region 83

7 World Mineral Wool Insulation Demand in Metric Tons

by Region & Market 85

8 World Other Insulation Demand Value by Region 89

9 World Other Insulation Materials Demand in Metric Tons

by Region & Market 91

10 World Insulation Demand by Market 93


1 North America: Market Environment for Insulation 98

2 North America: Insulation Supply & Demand 101

3 United States: Market Environment for Insulation 103

4 United States: Insulation Supply & Demand 106

5 Canada: Market Environment for Insulation 108

6 Canada: Insulation Supply & Demand 110

7 Mexico: Market Environment for Insulation 112

8 Mexico: Insulation Supply & Demand 115


1 Western Europe: Market Environment for Insulation 118

2 Western Europe: Insulation Supply & Demand 121

3 Germany: Market Environment for Insulation 123

4 Germany: Insulation Supply & Demand 126

5 France: Market Environment for Insulation 128

6 France: Insulation Supply & Demand 131

7 Italy: Market Environment for Insulation 133

8 Italy: Insulation Supply & Demand 136

9 United Kingdom: Market Environment for Insulation 138

10 United Kingdom: Insulation Supply & Demand 140

11 Spain: Market Environment for Insulation 142

12 Spain: Insulation Supply & Demand 145

13 Netherlands: Market Environment for Insulation 147

14 Netherlands: Insulation Supply & Demand 149

15 Other Western Europe: Market Environment for Insulation 151

16 Other Western Europe: Insulation Supply & Demand 154

17 Other Western Europe: Insulation Demand by Country 155


1 Asia/Pacific: Market Environment for Insulation 161

2 Asia/Pacific: Insulation Supply & Demand 164

3 China: Market Environment for Insulation 166

4 China: Insulation Supply & Demand 169

5 Japan: Market Environment for Insulation 171

6 Japan: Insulation Supply & Demand 174

7 India: Market Environment for Insulation 176

8 India: Insulation Supply & Demand 178

9 South Korea: Market Environment for Insulation 180

10 South Korea: Insulation Supply & Demand 183

11 Australia: Market Environment for Insulation 185

12 Australia: Insulation Supply & Demand 187

13 Indonesia: Market Environment for Insulation 189

14 Indonesia: Insulation Supply & Demand 192

15 Taiwan: Market Environment for Insulation 194

16 Taiwan: Insulation Supply & Demand 197

17 Thailand: Market Environment for Insulation 199

18 Thailand: Insulation Supply & Demand 201

19 Other Asia/Pacific: Market Environment for Insulation 203

20 Other Asia/Pacific: Insulation Supply & Demand 206

21 Other Asia/Pacific: Insulation Demand by Country 207


1 Central & South America: Market Environment for Insulation 211

2 Central & South America: Insulation Supply & Demand 213

3 Brazil: Market Environment for Insulation 215

4 Brazil: Insulation Supply & Demand 218

5 Other Central & South America: Market Environment

for Insulation 220

6 Other Central & South America: Insulation Supply

& Demand 222

7 Other Central & South America: Insulation Demand

by Country 223

8 Eastern Europe: Market Environment for Insulation 226

9 Eastern Europe: Insulation Supply & Demand 229

10 Russia: Market Environment for Insulation 231

11 Russia: Insulation Supply & Demand 234

12 Poland: Market Environment for Insulation 236

13 Poland: Insulation Supply & Demand 238

14 Other Eastern Europe: Market Environment for Insulation 240

15 Other Eastern Europe: Insulation Supply & Demand 243

16 Other Eastern Europe: Insulation Demand by Country 244

17 Africa/Mideast: Market Environment for Insulation 247

18 Africa/Mideast: Insulation Supply & Demand 250

19 Turkey: Market Environment for Insulation 252

20 Turkey: Insulation Supply & Demand 254

21 Other Africa/Mideast: Market Environment for Insulation 256

22 Other Africa/Mideast: Insulation Supply & Demand 259

23 Other Africa/Mideast: Insulation Demand by Country 260


1 World Insulation Sales by Company, 2011 265

2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 278

3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 280



1 Insulation Demand Per Capita/Fixed Investment Per Capita

Relationship, 2011 50

2 World Insulation Demand by Region, 2011 55


1 World Insulation Demand by Material, 2011 65

2 World Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand by Region, 2011 72

3 World Fiberglass Insulation Demand by Region, 2011 80

4 World Mineral Wool Insulation Demand by Region, 2011 86

5 World Other Insulation Materials Demand by Region, 2011 92


1 World Insulation Market Share, 2011 267

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