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Mineral Wool Insulation Market Research Report Information By Type (Glass Wool and Rock Wool), By Product (Board, Blanket, and Panel), By End User (Building & Construction, Industrial, and Transportation), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/CnM/9065-HCR | 449 Pages | Author: Chitranshi Jaiswal| July 2024

Global Mineral Wool Insulation Market Overview


Mineral Wool Insulation Market Size was valued at USD 21.00 Billion in 2023. The mineral wool insulation market industry is projected to grow from USD 22.24 Billion in 2024 to USD 33.20 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.14% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Strict government laws, building codes for energy efficiency and fire safety, and rising construction activity are the key market drivers enhancing market growth.


Mineral Wool Insulation Market Overview


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


Mineral Wool Insulation Market Trends




  • growing fire safety awareness is driving the market growth




Market CAGR for mineral wool insulation is driven by the steadily rising awareness of fire safety. Mineral wool is highly sought-after for use in fire protection applications across various sectors due to its remarkable fire resistance qualities. Mineral wool's non-combustibility is one of its main benefits. When exposed to high temperatures, it does not contribute to the spread of fire. It does not emit poisonous gases, making it a useful material for passive fire prevention, which aims to stop the spread of fire and buy more time for safe evacuating and combating fires.


Additionally, fire safety is crucial in commercial structures, including offices, hotels, retail centers, and hospitals. For fireproofing purposes, mineral wool is frequently utilized in these structures. It serves as insulation in floors, ceilings, and walls to create fire barriers, divide up spaces, and control the spread of smoke and flames in the case of a fire. Mineral wool is a heat barrier, preventing heat from transferring to other building areas and preventing structural damage. The fire-resistant qualities of mineral wool are also advantageous for industrial buildings, such as factories, storage facilities, and power plants. The settings frequently contain combustible items like machinery and equipment, increasing the fire risk.


More sophisticated procedures, like centrifugal spinning and rotary spinning, have been introduced by improvements in manufacturing technologies. The methods make it possible to create mineral wool fibers that are finer and more uniform, improving the material's thermal insulation characteristics and coverage.


For instance, the introduction of a new line of high-performance mineral wool insulation products was announced by Saint-Gobain in 2023. The products are made to meet the demands of environmentally friendly and energy-efficient buildings by offering outstanding thermal insulation, fire resistance, and acoustic qualities. Thus, driving the mineral wool insulation market revenue.


Mineral Wool Insulation Market Segment Insights


Mineral Wool Insulation Type Insights


The mineral wool insulation market segmentation, based on type, includes glass wool and rock wool. The glass wool segment dominated the market, accounting for 54% of market revenue (10.69 Billion). Because it is inexpensive, raw materials are easily accessible, and it complies with many building regulations.


Mineral Wool Insulation Product Insights


The mineral wool insulation market segmentation, based on products, includes board, blanket, and panel. The board category generated the most income (41%), with the highest CAGR. The mineral wool insulation market is divided into different segments, per the reports, because of the increased competition for mineral wool insulation boards in several end-use industries, including the construction industry, as a result of their non-combustible, water-repellent, fire-resistant, and sound-absorbing qualities.


Mineral Wool Insulation Application Insights


The mineral wool insulation market segmentation, based on end users, includes building and construction, industrial, and transportation. The building and construction category generated the most income (52.9%), with the highest CAGR. The capacity of mineral wool to increase energy efficiency is one of the main factors driving its use in the building sector. Energy-efficient buildings are becoming more important as energy prices rise and environmental sustainability concerns develop.


Figure 1: Mineral Wool Insulation Market, by End Users, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Mineral Wool Insulation Market, by End Users


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


Mineral Wool Insulation Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American mineral wool insulation market will dominate this market, as a huge trend favoring environmentally friendly building methods. Since it can be recycled at the end of its useful life and is made of natural or recycled materials, mineral wool is considered a sustainable and environmentally beneficial insulation material. The market for mineral wool is anticipated to expand in the United States due to the growing emphasis on environmentally friendly building techniques.


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


Figure 2: MINERAL WOOL INSULATION MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


MINERAL WOOL INSULATION MARKET SHARE BY REGION


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


Europe's Mineral Wool Insulation market accounts for the second-largest market share due to putting a lot of attention on environmentally friendly and recyclable materials and sustainable construction methods. Mineral wool is an environmentally friendly insulation solution from natural or recycled resources. The growing demand for green construction materials is expected to drive growth in the mineral wool market in Europe. Further, the German mineral wool insulation market held the largest market share, and the UK mineral wool insulation market was the largest growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific mineral wool insulation market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is because energy efficiency has grown., provides thermal and acoustic insulation, and satisfies building code requirements; mineral wool is frequently utilized as an insulation material in construction applications. The demand for mineral wool in India is anticipated to be driven by the expansion of urbanization and infrastructure development. Moreover, China’s mineral wool insulation market held the largest market share, and the Indian mineral wool insulation market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Mineral Wool 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 mineral wool insulation market, grow even more. Additionally, market participants are engaging in a variety of strategic initiatives to increase their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. The mineral wool insulation industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the mineral wool insulation industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the mineral wool insulation industry has offered some of the most significant advantages. Major players in the mineral wool insulation market, including Saint-Gobain, Rockwool International, Knauf Insulation, Johns Manville Inc., Owens Corning, Acoustical Surfaces, Inc., Hush Acoustics, Hodgson & Hodgson, Guardian Fiberglass, Trelleborg


Saint-Gobain Group engages in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of building materials internationally. The business manufactures building supplies, solar energy, water supply, and insulation systems. Customers of Saint-Gobain Group are located throughout France. In February 2023, Saint-Gobain signed a contract to buy Twiga Fibreglass, India's market leader and a glass wool insulation manufacturer.


Knauf Insulation Ltd. produces and distributes insulation. For businesses in the building and construction sectors, the company produces insulation solutions made of glass, rock mineral wool, and extruded polystyrene. Knauf Insulation serves international clients. To address the region's rising demand for mineral wool in January 2022, Knauf Insulation purchased a glass mineral wool facility in Central Romania. The acquisition aided the business's aspirations for expansion and provided more capacity to fulfill the rising demand for solutions throughout Eastern Europe and the CIS.


Key Companies in the Mineral Wool Insulation market include



Mineral Wool Insulation Industry Developments


In 2019: To increase energy efficiency and lessen its negative effects on the environment, Go Green Insulation provides environmentally friendly insulation goods, such as mineral wool alternatives.


In 2016: Mineral wool insulation materials were produced by Smartwool Insulation specifically for use in the building and industrial sectors, among other applications.


In 2016: Advanced Insulation Technologies specialized in developing and producing cutting-edge insulation materials, such as mineral wool, for residential and commercial structures.


Mineral Wool Insulation Market Segmentation


Mineral Wool Insulation Type Outlook



  • Glass Wool

  • Rock Wool


Mineral Wool Insulation Product Outlook



  • Board

  • Blanket

  • Panel


Mineral Wool Insulation End Users Outlook



  • Building And Construction

  • Industrial

  • Transportation


Mineral Wool 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 Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 21.00 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 22.24 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 33.20 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 5.14% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Product, End User, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Saint-Gobain, Rockwool International, Knauf Insulation, Johns Manville Inc., Owens Corning, Acoustical Surfaces, Inc., Hush Acoustics, Hodgson & Hodgson, Guardian Fiberglass, Trelleborg
Key Market Opportunities The market is expected to benefit from the increasing number of power plants in the Asia-Pacific region.
Key Market Dynamics The building and construction sector is expanding quickly.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The mineral wool insulation market size was valued at USD 21.00 Billion in 2023.

The mineral wool insulation market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.14% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share of the mineral wool insulation market.

The key players in the mineral wool insulation market are Saint-Gobain, Rockwool International, Knauf Insulation, Johns Manville Inc., Owens Corning, Acoustical Surfaces, Inc., Hush Acoustics, Hodgson & Hodgson, Guardian Fiberglass, Trelleborg.

The glass wool category dominated the mineral wool insulation market in 2023.

The board had the largest share in the mineral wool insulation market.

Building and construction had the largest share of the mineral wool insulation market.

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