Insulation Market Research Report - Global Forecast to 2032

Insulation Market Research Report Information By Material (Fiberglass, Plastic Fibers, Mineral Wool, and Natural Fibers), By Application (Residential and Non-Residential), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032.

ID: MRFR/CnM/1123-HCR | 132 Pages | Author: Chitranshi Jaiswal | October 2023         

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Global Insulation Market Overview

The Insulation market size was valued at USD 25.1 billion in 2022. The insulation industry is projected to grow from USD 26.68 billion in 2023 to USD 43.49 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.30% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Increasing consumer awareness regarding energy conservation and rising demand for sustainable residential buildings are the key market drivers enhancing market growth.
Insulation Market Overview
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Insulation Market Trends

  • The requirement for insulation in the building & construction industry is driving the market growth

Market CAGR for insulation is being driven by the rising building & construction industry has led to an increase in the demand for insulation industry. In building & construction, insulation maintains an average temperature indoors by decreasing the heat transfer between adjacent environments. Further, it decreases the carbon footprint by limiting heat conduction to the external environment and utilizing less energy to maintain the interior temperature. It delivers excellent properties, such as acoustic insulation market, fire, and affect resistance to the building structures. These properties create the need for it in the building & construction industry. Additionally, rapid industrialization encourages installing these systems in commercial buildings for energy conservation and is anticipated to drive the demand for the insulation market during the forecast period.

Additionally, countries ly have acknowledged the requirement for a proactive approach to tackling the growing warming issue. Energy efficiency is not a recent concept, but earlier, it was not as hugely accepted as it is now. Industries are developing more efficient energy-conserving insulation for applications, including buildings and automobiles. The goal is to eradicate the loss of energy and to decline fuel consumption. Insulation controls energy loss and leads to improved comfort and better safety measures. Europe and North America have amended their construction laws to enforce the benefit.

Moreover, companies in this market have launched DIY products for consumers who need help to afford the services of technicians. These DIY creations come in the formation of sprays or panels, which can be efficiently sprayed or laid, thus decreasing the overall price of the process. For instance, DuPont delivers Froth-Pak, a spray foam-based DIY kit including quick-cure PU foam for sealing holes and crevices in the roof. 3M offers transparent weather tape to cover the small cracks and cracks around windows and doors. The development of identical DIY products taken up by major companies such as Knauf, Ecofoam, and Owens Corning, among others, is anticipated to boost market growth over the forecast period.

Vehicle manufacturers are constantly researching on developing high-performance engines. These engines form a lot of noise during operation, causing them unacceptable for vehicle occupants to bear. Engines also induce a lot of energy, heating the environment, which may lead to catastrophic energy and material losses. Thus, the requirement for insulation products from vehicle manufacturers is growing to increase energy efficiency and reduce noise, making the vehicle suitable for operation and driving the insulation market revenue.

Insulation Market Segment Insights

Insulation Material Insights

The insulation market segmentation, based on material, includes fiberglass, plastic fibers, mineral wool, and natural fibers. The mineral wool segment dominated the market, accounting for a major market share over the forecast period. The growth can be attributed to the growing demand from the building & construction sector for insulation products with outstanding thermal and sound absorption properties.

Insulation Application Insights

The insulation market segmentation, based on application, includes residential and non-residential. The residential category generated the most income over the forecast period. Insulation of residential buildings is gaining popularity owing to its architectural and energy efficiency benefits. Promoting energy efficiency (EE) needs for recent residential buildings has been proven an adequate mandatory policy instrument to slow down the enhancement of energy consumption in the residential building sector. Residential construction ly has shown significant growth over the past few years owing to population growth, migration from rural regions to service sector groups, and the increasing trend of nuclear families.

Figure 1: Insulation Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)
Insulation Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Insulation Regional Insights

By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American insulation market will dominate, owing to the high economic growth rate, followed by heavy investments across industries, such as building & construction and automotive in this region. Further, the US insulation market held the largest market share, and the Canada insulation market was the fastest-growing market in the North America region.

Further, the key countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Europe insulation market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the growing commercial construction sector. For instance, As per the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), in May 2021, the construction of 32,384 dwellings was permitted in Germany, an increase of 8.7 % compared to April 2021. Further, the German insulation market held the largest market share, and the UK insulation market was the fastest-growing market in the European region

The Asia-Pacific insulation market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to rising oil production in the economies of China and India, rising concerns regarding significant energy wastage, and the demand for materials in refurbishing and renovation. Moreover, China insulation market held the largest market share, and the Indian insulation market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Insulation Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the insulation market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking several strategic activities to enhance their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the insulation industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the insulation industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. Major players in the Insulation market, including Saint-Gobain, Owens Corning, Knauf Gips KG, Rockwool International A/S, BASF SE, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Covestro AG is a provider of high-tech polymers. It develops and manufactures raw materials for polyurethanes, their derivatives, coatings, adhesives, and other specialties, polycarbonates, and specialty chemicals. The company also manufactures and markets chlorine and by-products such as styrene. The company provides its offerings to various markets such as automotive, construction, fashion and sportswear, electrical and electronics, cosmetics, health, chemical, and wood processing and furniture. It operates research laboratories, technical service centers, and sales offices worldwide. In January 2020, Covestro AG, along with Recticel NV/SA to create mattresses from end-of-life mattresses. This collaboration aims to create a circular economy in the polyurethane foam market that is anticipated to help both companies reduce the use of raw materials to produce polyurethane foams.

Rockwool International A/S (Rockwool) manufactures and supplies stone wool-based insulation products. Its portfolio of products includes floor, ceiling, roof, external wall, internal wall insulation, HVAC, acoustic insulation, marine & offshore insulation passive fire protection, OEM insulation, industrial, and other applications insulation, and acoustic fences. These products are utilized in the renovation, fire resilience, precision growing, energy efficiency, acoustics, aesthetics, and the design of buildings. The company also delivers renovation services, including home, commercial, and energy renovation. The firm supplies its products under brand names, including Rockwool, Grodan, Rockfon, Lapinus, and Rockpanel. Rockwool serves the requirement of various sectors, such as residential, industrial, marine and offshore, automotive, manufacturing, and railways. In August 2022, ROCKWOOL launched its new product range comprising NyRock Rainscreen 032 and Frame Slab 032, leveraging NyRock technology to offer Britain's lowest lambda stone wool insulation. The NyRock Rainscreen 032 product line is specially designed for sealed structures and ventilated cladding, such as curtain walling.

Key Companies in the Insulation market include

  • GAF Materials Corporation

  • Huntsman International LLC

  • Johns Manville

  • Cellofoam North America, Inc.

  • Rockwool International A/S

  • DuPont

  • Owens Corning

  • Atlas Roofing Corporation

  • Saint-Gobain S.A.

  • Kingspan Group

  • BASF

Insulation Industry Developments

August 2022: Atlas Roofing Corporation declared plans to construct a shingle manufacturing structure in the region of the Midwestern US with an investment of USD 200 million. Atlas will also manufacture current and creative products, including roofing underlayment products and Atlas' proprietary roof system components.

July 2021: Owens Corning announced the acquisition of vliepa GmbH (Germany), which specializes in the coating, printing, and finishing of nonwoven, paper, and film for the building materials industry. The acquisition helps Owens Corning to serve the building and construction market in the European region.

June 2021: Hempel developed a remarkable technology developed by Das Lack Enetherm that will allow Hempel to create and establish coatings with insulation properties within a year.

February 2020: Parafon, the producer of stone wool-based acoustic solutions, has been acquired by Rockwool International AS to become a part of its Rockfon business. By acquiring this company, Rockfon is establishing its footmarks in northern Europe and nourishing stone wool with its excellent acoustic performance to enhance the range of consumers and segments.

Insulation Market Segmentation

Insulation Material Outlook

  • Fiberglass

  • Plastic Fibers

  • Mineral Wool

  • Natural Fibers

Insulation Application Outlook

  • Residential

  • Non-Residential

Insulation Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 25.1 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 26.68 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 43.49 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 6.30% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2021
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Material, Application and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled GAF Materials Corp., Johns Manville, Cellofoam North America, Inc., Rockwool International A/S, DuPont, Huntsman International LLC, Owens Corning, Atlas Roofing Corporation, Saint- Gobain S.A., Kingspan Group, BASF, Knauf Insulation
Key Market Opportunities High rate of industrialization along with immediate urbanization in the emerging countries
Key Market Dynamics Increasing consumer awareness regarding energy conservation

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The insulation market size was valued at USD 25.1 Billion in 2022

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.30% during the forecast period, 2023-2032

North America had the major share of the market

The key players in the market are GAF Materials Corp., Huntsman International LLC, Rockwool International A/S, Johns Manville, DuPont, Owens Corning, Cellofoam North America, Inc., and Atlas Roofing Corporation

The mineral wool category dominated the market in 2022

The residential category had the major share in the market

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