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Global Glass Wool Insulation Industry

  • March 2015
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Glass Wool Insulation in Tons by the following End-Use Segments: Housing Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Industrial/Commercial Equipment, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 49 companies including many key and niche players such as -

CSR Limited
DBW Advanced Fiber Technologies GmbH
Exeed Glasswool
Fletcher Insulation
GLAVA AS

Table Of Contents

Global Glass Wool Insulation Industry



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Glass Wool I-3
Glass Wool For Insulation I-3
End-Use Segments I-3
Housing Construction I-3
Non-Residential Construction I-4
Industrial/Commercial Equipment I-4
Others I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Global Insulation Demand on the Rise II-1
Growth Drivers for the Insulation Market: On a Scale 1 -10
(10 - High Impact; 1 - Low Impact) II-2
Growth Dampeners for the Insulation Market: On a Scale 1 -10
(10 - High Impact; 1 - Low Impact) II-2
Glass Wool to Remain Insulated II-3
Current and Future Analysis II-4
Impact of Weather on the Insulation Market II-4
Glass Fiber Manufacturing Shifts to Asia II-4
Increasing Use of Recycled Materials II-5
Factors Dampening Market Prospects II-5
Emergence of Eco-friendly Alternatives II-5
Risks Associated With Fiberglass Use II-6
Competition from Substitutes II-6
Competitive Scenario II-7
Owens Corning: Leading Glass Fiber Insulation Company Worldwide II-7
Table 1: Leading Fiberglass Producers Worldwide (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Output for China Fiberglass Co.,
Ltd., Chongqing Polycomp International Corp., Owen Corning,
PPG Industries, Saint Gobain, Taishan Fiberglass, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
Insulation Manufacturers Face Shortage of Talent II-8

2. A MACRO VIEW OF KEY ECONOMIC INDICATORS II-9
Growth Prospects Closely Tied to Global Economic Situation II-9
The 2007-2009 Recession Renders a Major Blow II-9
Steep Decline in Construction Activity in the US Leads to
Slowdown in Building Insulation Sales in 2008 and 2009 II-10
Table 2: Housing Starts in the United States (2006-2009):
Yearly Breakdown of Number of Housing Starts (In ‘000 Units)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 3: Building Permits in the US (2007-2009) (In '000s)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11
Global Market Recovers in 2010 II-12
Growth in Europe Once Again Dragged into the Red in 2012 and 2013 II-12
Improvement in Global GDP Performance to Benefit Market Growth
in 2014 and Beyond II-13
Table 4: World Real GDP Growth Rates in % for the Years 2012
to 2015: Breakdown by Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-14
Resurgence in Growth Fundamentals in Europe Portends an
Optimistic Market Outlook for 2014 and Beyond II-15
Table 5: EU Real GDP Growth Rates (%) by Country: 2014 and
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16
The US: Steady Growth Projected for the Largest Market II-16
Table 6: Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) in the US: Monthly
PMI Data from February 2014 to January 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 7: Key Business Indicators in the US for the First 2
Quarters of the Year 2014 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-19

3. MARKET TRENDS, ISSUES AND DRIVERS II-20
Recovering Construction Activity Benefits Glass Wool Demand II-20
Table 8: Projected World Infrastructure Spending by Select
Regions (2010-2030) II-21

Table 9: Growth in the Global Construction Market by Sector
(2013-2020) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 10: Global Construction Market (2015E and 2020P):
Percentage Breakdown of Construction Spending by Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 11: Global Construction Spend across Select Countries
in US$ Billion for the year 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-22
Rising Global Population Propels Demand for Housing Units and
Infrastructure II-23
Table 12: Top 25 Countries Worldwide in Terms of Population:
2007 and 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23
Rapid Urbanization: A Strong Growth Driver II-24
Table 13: Total Population Worldwide by Urban and Rural
Population in Thousands: 1950-2050P (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-25

Table 14: Estimated Percentage of Urbanization in World,
China and India for the Years 2011 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-25
Developing Countries Offer Significant Growth Opportunities II-26
Table 15: Global Glass Wool Insulation Market - Geographic
Regions Ranked by CAGR for 2014-2020: Asia-Pacific, Latin
America, Middle East, US, Europe, Canada, and Japan (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26

Table 16: Global Construction Market (2015E and 2020P):
Percentage Breakdown of Construction Spending by Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27
Insulation for Improving Energy Efficiency in Developing
Countries II-27
Manufacturers in Developed Countries Move Production Base to
Developing Markets II-28
Eco-codes for Buildings Drive Sales of Glass Wool Insulation
Products II-28
Need to Achieve Energy Efficiency to Put Insulation Market in
Overdrive II-29
Stringent Environmental Regulations Foster Growth
Opportunities in the Industrial Sector II-30
LNG Conversion Plants and HVAC Applications Spur Strong Demand
for Fiberglass Insulation II-31
Robust Power Generation Activity Fuels Demand for Insulation II-31
Insulation Coatings for Solar Power Plants II-32
Thermal Insulation: A Critical Requisite for the Manufacturing
and Industrial Sectors II-33
Planned Insulation during Construction Phase Crucial for Oil
and Gas Plants II-35
Increasing Focus on Machine Condition Monitoring Fuels
Replacement Demand II-35
Insulation: Essential for Shielding Bodywork and Components in
Automobiles II-36
Growth in Automotive Production Drives Demand for Component
Insulation II-36
Opportunity Indicators II-37
Table 17: Global Automotive Market: Passenger Cars
Production (In ‘000 Units) for Years 2012, 2015 and 2018F
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 18: Global Automotive Market: Commercial Vehicle
Production (In ‘000 Units) for Years 2012, 2015 and 2018F
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37
Aerospace Sector Offers Robust Growth Opportunities II-37
Microporous Insulation Fast Gaining Ground in Industrial and
Aerospace Sectors II-38
Recycled Consumer Glass in Production of Glass Wool II-39

4. GLASS FIBER INDUSTRY - AN INSIGHT II-40
Glass Fibers - An Introduction II-40
Key Features II-41
Table 19: Physical Properties of Glass Fibers II-41
Table 20: Electrical Properties of Glass Fibers II-41
Health Hazards II-42
A Brief History II-42
Glass Fiber Production Process II-42
Types of Glass Fibers II-42
On Basis of Geometry II-42
On Basis of Composition II-43
Types of Glass Fibers II-43
Characteristics of Select Types of Glass Fiber II-43
A-Glass II-44
C-Glass II-44
D-Glass II-44
E-Glass II-44
S-Glass II-44
Table 21: Structural Composition of Various Glass Fibers II-45
Quality Control in Glass Fibers II-45
Glass Fiber Recycling II-45

5. GLASS WOOL - PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-46
Production Process II-46
Properties of Glass Wool II-46
Glass Wool for Insulation II-47
Competing Insulation Products II-47
Drawbacks II-47
End-Use Markets II-48
Housing Construction II-48
Non-Residential Construction II-48
Industrial/Commercial Equipment II-48
Others II-48

6. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/LAUNCHES II-49
CertainTeed Introduces ToughGard® R Rotary Duct Liner II-49
CertainTeed Introduces SMARTBATTâ„¢ with MoistureSenseâ„¢ Technology II-49
CertainTeed Unveils New R20 Sustainable Insulation® to Meet
IECC Codes II-49

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-50
Knauf Insulation Acquires Guardian Insulation II-50
Patrick Industries Takes Over Charleston II-50
Jushi Group to Set Up Fiberglass Plant in the US II-50
Abahsain Group and Chongqing Polycomp International Inks Joint
Venture Agreement II-50
ORIX to Take Over Asahi Fiber Glass II-50
Jushi Group Establishes Fiberglass Facility in Egypt II-50
AGY Holding to Undergo Restructuring II-50
Knauf Insulation Bags Contract to Supply Earthwool® Mineral
Glass Wool to National Buying Group II-51
Knauf Insulation's Earthwool® Glasswool Insulation Series
Rated as GreenTag Level A II-51
GlassRock Insulation Concludes Commissioning of New Glass Wool
Manufacturing Line II-51
Owens Corning Receives EPDs for its Fibreglass Products II-51
Groot Property Group, Nissi, Tses Community and SDS Group to
Establish Joint Venture II-51

8. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-52
CSR Limited (Australia) II-52
DBW Advanced Fiber Technologies GmbH (Germany) II-52
Exeed Glasswool (Abu Dhabi) II-53
Fletcher Insulation (Australia) II-53
GLAVA AS (Norway) II-54
Johns Manville (US) II-54
Knauf GmbH (Germany) II-55
Knauf Insulation (US) II-55
Kuwait Insulating Material Manufacturing Co. (Kuwait) II-56
Owens Corning (US) II-56
Arabian Fiberglass Insulation Company Ltd. (Saudi Arabia) II-57
PPG Industries (US) II-57
Saint-Gobain (France) II-58
CertainTeed Corporation (US) II-58
Saint-Gobain Isover (France) II-58
Superglass Ltd (UK) II-59
UP Twiga Fiberglass Limited (India) II-59
Uralita Group (Spain) II-60
URSA Insulation, S.A. (Spain) II-60

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-61
Table 22: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Glass Wool Insulation by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 23: World Historic Analysis for Glass Wool Insulation by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 24: World 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool Insulation
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63
Glass Wool by End-Use II-64
Table 25: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Glass Wool Insulation Consumption in Housing Construction
Market by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 26: World Historic Analysis for Glass Wool Insulation
Consumption in Housing Construction Market by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 27: World 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool Insulation
Consumption in Housing Construction Market by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Glass Wool Insulation Consumption in
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural Market by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 29: World Historic Analysis for Glass Wool Insulation
Consumption in Commercial/Industrial/ Infrastructural Market
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 30: World 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool Insulation
Consumption in Commercial/ Industrial/Infrastructural Market
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Glass Wool Insulation Consumption in Industrial/Commercial
Equipment Market by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 32: World Historic Analysis for Glass Wool Insulation
Consumption in Industrial/ Commercial Equipment Market by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 33: World 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool Insulation
Consumption in Industrial/Commercial Equipment Market by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 34: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Glass Wool Insulation Consumption in Others Market by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 35: World Historic Analysis for Glass Wool Insulation
Consumption in Others Market by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 36: World 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool Insulation
Consumption in Others Market by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-75


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Glass Wool Insulation - An Insight III-1
Table 37: Residential Construction in the US (2007-2013):
Number of Housing Starts by Type - Single-Family Units and
Multi-Family Units (In 000) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 38: Building Permits in the United States (2007-
2013): Yearly Breakdown of Number of Permits (In '000s)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
Glass Wool Insulation Market to Gain from Green House Gas
Emission Targets III-3
Fiberglass - One of Major Insulation Segments III-3
Table 39: Insulation Market in the US (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Revenues for Glass Wool, Foamed
Plastics, Stone Wool and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-4
Fiberglass Thermal Insulation: Competitive Landscape III-4
Table 40: Leading Players in the US Fiberglass Thermal
Insulation Market (2013): Percentage Market Share Breakdown
for CertainTeed Corporation, Johns Manville, Knauf
Insulation, Owens Corning, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Rising Demand for Fiberglass Windows III-5
Recovery in GDP Growth Benefits Demand for Glass Wool
Insulation Products III-5
Table 41: Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) in the US:
Monthly PMI Data from February 2014 to January 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 42: Key Business Indicators in the US for the First 2
Quarters for the Year 2014 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-7
Key Trends in the US Industrial Insulation Market III-8
Energy Savings: Industrial Thermal Insulation Comes Up with
the Answers III-8
Offshore Manufacturing Post Lucrative Results for Domestic
Manufacturers III-8
Regulatory Environment III-8
A Peek into the New Energy Codes III-8
Codes and Standards for Industrial Pipe Insulation III-9
Labeling of the Insulation Products Becomes Mandatory III-10
Product Introductions/Launches III-11
Strategic Corporate Developments III-11
Key Players III-12
B.Market Analytics III-15
Table 43: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Glass Wool Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing
Construction, Commercial/ Industrial/ Infrastructural,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 44: US Historic Analysis for Glass Wool Insulation by
End-Use Segment - Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 45: US 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool Insulation
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

2. CANADA III-18
A.Market Analysis III-18
Outlook III-18
Construction Market: An Insight III-18
Table 46: Housing Starts in Canada (2007-2015E) (in ‘000
Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 47: Canadian Non-Residential Starts by Segment
(2009-2015): Breakdown of Industrial, Commercial, and
Institutional Starts in Millions of Square Feet (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19
B.Market Analytics III-20
Table 48: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Glass Wool Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing
Construction, Commercial/ Industrial/Infrastructural,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 49: Canadian Historic Analysis for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 50: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/ Infrastructural,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

3. JAPAN III-23
A.Market Analysis III-23
Outlook III-23
Japanese Housing Market Remains Upbeat Amid Downside Risks III-23
Table 51: Annual Housing Construction Starts in Japan
(2007-2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23
Insulation Products Market: An Overview III-24
Table 52: Insulation Market in Japan (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Revenues for Glass Wool, Foamed
Plastics, Mineral Wool, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-24
Disaster Recovery Efforts Drive Housing, and thereby
Insulation Market Growth III-24
Surge in Industrial Investments Benefits Industrial Thermal
Insulation Market III-25
Strategic Corporate Development III-25
B.Market Analytics III-26
Table 53: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Glass Wool Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing
Construction, Commercial/ Industrial/Infrastructural,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 54: Japanese Historic Analysis for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 55: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/
Commercial Equipment and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

4. EUROPE III-29
A.Market Analysis III-29
Outlook III-29
Housing Slowdown Affects Glass Wool Insulation Market III-29
New Energy Regulations: Opportunities Abound the Insulation
Market III-30
Efficient Insulation to Cut Down Gas Imports in the EU III-30
Energy Efficiency Requirements to Drive Growth III-30
Passive House Building Standard: An Introduction III-31
Table 56: European Insulation Market (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Revenues for Glass Wool, Plastic Foam,
Stone Wool and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32
Bright Prospects for Industrial Insulation in the Region III-32
Highly Consolidated Glass Wool Industry III-32
Table 57: Leading Producers of Glass Wool Insulation in
Europe (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production for
Isover, Knauf Insulation, Superglass, URSA, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33
Wall Insulation Materials Remain Popular III-33
B.Market Analytics III-34
Table 58: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Glass Wool Insulation by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 59: European Historic Analysis for Glass Wool
Insulation by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 60: European 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool
Insulation by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia
and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 61: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Glass Wool Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing
Construction, Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 62: European Historic Analysis for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 63: European 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Housing Construction, Commercial/
Industrial/ Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial Equipment
and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

4a. FRANCE III-40
A.Market Analysis III-40
Outlook III-40
Select Players III-40
B.Market Analytics III-41
Table 64: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Glass Wool Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing
Construction, Commercial/ Industrial/Infrastructural,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 65: French Historic Analysis for Glass Wool Insulation
by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 66: French 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/
Commercial Equipment and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

4b. GERMANY III-44
A.Market Analysis III-44
Outlook III-44
German Glass Wool Insulation Market to Benefit from the
Phase Out of Nuclear Power III-44
Select Players III-44
B.Market Analytics III-46
Table 67: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Glass Wool Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing
Construction, Commercial/ Industrial/Infrastructural,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 68: German Historic Analysis for Glass Wool Insulation
by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 69: German 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/ Infrastructural, Industrial/
Commercial Equipment and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

4c. ITALY III-49
Market Analysis III-49
Table 70: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Glass Wool Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing
Construction, Commercial/ Industrial/Infrastructural,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 71: Italian Historic Analysis for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 72: Italian 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/
Commercial Equipment and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-52
A.Market Analysis III-52
Outlook III-52
Strong Recovery in UK Housing Sector to Drive Demand III-52
Table 73: New Housing Starts in the UK by Country: FY
2008-09 through FY 2013-14 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-53
Strategic Corporate Development III-53
Superglass Ltd - A Key Regional Player III-54
B.Market Analytics III-55
Table 74: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Glass Wool Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing
Construction, Commercial/ Industrial/Infrastructural,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 75: UK Historic Analysis for Glass Wool Insulation by
End-Use Segment - Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 76: UK 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool Insulation
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

4e. SPAIN III-58
A.Market Analysis III-58
Outlook III-58
Spain's Construction Takes the Biggest Blow III-58
Select Players III-58
B.Market Analytics III-59
Table 77: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Glass Wool Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing
Construction, Commercial/ Industrial/Infrastructural,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 78: Spanish Historic Analysis for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 79: Spanish 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/
Commercial Equipment and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

4f. RUSSIA III-62
A.Market Analysis III-62
Bright Future on the Cards for Russian Glass Wool Insulation
Market III-62
Table 80: Insulation Market in Russia (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Revenues for Glass Wool, Plastic Foam,
Stone Wool and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62
A Combination of Favorable Factors Drives the Industrial
Insulation Market III-63
B.Market Analytics III-64
Table 81: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Glass Wool Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing
Construction, Commercial/ Industrial/Infrastructural,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 82: Russian Historic Analysis for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 83: Russian 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-67
A.Market Analysis III-67
Outlook III-67
Turkey: Insulation Market Overview III-67
Table 84: Turkish Glass Wool Insulation Market (2011-2013):
Demand for Glass wool Insulation in Tons (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68
Key Player III-68
B.Market Analytics III-69
Table 85: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Glass Wool Insulation by End-Use Segment -
Housing Construction, Commercial/
Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial Equipment
and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 86: Rest of Europe Historic Analysis for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/
Commercial Equipment and Others Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 87: Rest of Europe 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-72
A.Market Analysis III-72
Outlook III-72
Asian Countries Drive Future Market Growth III-72
Table 88: Increase in Urban Population in Major Countries
in Asia-Pacific (in Millions) Over the Period 2012-2020P
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73
Table 89: GDP Growth for Key Developed and Developing
Countries: 2003-2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73
Surge in Infrastructure Development Powers Demand Growth III-74
Table 90: Asian Construction Market (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Spend by Sector (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 91: Construction Spending by Country in Asia in US$
Billion: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

Table 92: Projected Growth in the Asian Construction Market
by Region and Sector (2014-2020) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-75

Table 93: Insulation Market in Southeast Asia (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Glass Wool,
Plastic Foam, Stone Wool, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76
China and India: Potential Laden Glass Wool Insulation Markets III-76
Table 94: Ten Largest Populated Countries Worldwide (2015):
Total Population (in Million) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-77
B.Market Analytics III-78
Table 95: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Glass Wool Insulation by Geographic Region -
China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

Table 96: Asia-Pacific Historic Analysis for Glass Wool
Insulation by Geographic Region - China and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 97: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool
Insulation by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for
Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 98: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Glass Wool Insulation by End-Use Segment -
Housing Construction, Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural,
Industrial/ Commercial Equipment and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 99: Asia-Pacific Historic Analysis for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/
Commercial Equipment and Others Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 100: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/ Infrastructural, Industrial/
Commercial Equipment and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

5a. CHINA III-84
A.Market Analysis III-84
Outlook III-84
Key Growth Drivers in a Nutshell III-84
Chinese Insulation Market: Influenced by Economic Trends III-84
A Peek into the Chinese Construction Industry III-85
Insulation and Glass Wool Market in China: A Bird's Eye View III-86
Strategic Corporate Development III-87
B.Market Analytics III-88
Table 101: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Glass Wool Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing
Construction, Commercial/ Industrial/Infrastructural,
Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88

Table 102: Chinese Historic Analysis for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89

Table 103: Chinese 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Housing Construction, Commercial/
Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/ Commercial Equipment
and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90

5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-91
A.Market Analysis III-91
Outlook III-91
An Overview Of Major Regional Markets III-91
Australia III-91
Australian Glass Wool Insulation Market Overview III-91
Table 104: Leading Players in the Australian Glass Wool
Insulation Market (2013): Percentage Market Share
Breakdown by Company (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91
Standards and Regulations Concerning Insulation in
Australia and New Zealand III-92
India III-92
Resurgence of Construction Activity Portends Positive
Outlook for Glass Wool Insulation in India III-92
Table 105: Urbanization Trends in India: Number of
Inhabitants (in Million) for Years 1991, 2001, 2011 and
2021 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93

Table 106: Urbanization Trends in India: Number of Cities
with more than One Million Inhabitants for Years 1991,
2001 and 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93

Table 107: Percentage Share Breakdown of Indian
Households by Income Group (2015 and 2025) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94
Green Building Codes to Drive Glass Wool Insulation Demand
in India III-94
Indian Market for Industrial Insulation: Huge Untapped
Potential III-94
Opportunities for Insulation in the Power Sector III-95
Table 108: Estimated Thermal Insulation Consumption by
the Indian Power Sector during the 12th Five Year Plan
Period (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95
South Korea III-96
Table 109: Insulation Market in South Korea (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Glass Wool,
Mineral Wool and Organic Insulation (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96
Malaysia III-96
Malaysian Mineral Wool Insulation Industry Bodes
Tremendous Growth Prospects III-96
Thailand III-96
Insulation Market On the Path to Recovery III-96
Vietnam III-97
Insulation Market Gains Momentum from Booming Construction
Industry III-97
Strategic Corporate Development III-97
Key Players III-97
B.Market Analytics III-100
Table 110: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Glass Wool Insulation by End-Use Segment -
Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/
Commercial Equipment and Others Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-100

Table 111: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Analysis for Glass
Wool Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/ Infrastructural, Industrial/
Commercial Equipment and Others Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-101

Table 112: Rest of Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for
Glass Wool Insulation by End-Use Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-102

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-103
A.Market Analysis III-103
Outlook III-103
Review of Construction Sector in the Middle East III-103
Building Efficiency Codes Drive Demand for Glass Wool
Insulation in the UAE III-104
Strategic Corporate Developments III-104
Key Players III-105
B.Market Analytics III-106
Table 113: Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Glass Wool Insulation by End-Use Segment -
Housing Construction, Commercial/Industrial/
Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial Equipment and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-106

Table 114: Middle East Historic Analysis for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/
Commercial Equipment and Others Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-107

Table 115: Middle East 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Housing Construction, Commercial/
Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial Equipment
and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-108

7. LATIN AMERICA III-109
A.Market Analysis III-109
Outlook III-109
A Review of the Construction Industry in Latin America III-109
B.Market Analytics III-110
Table 116: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Glass Wool Insulation by End-Use Segment -
Housing Construction, Commercial/
Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial Equipment
and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-110

Table 117: Latin American Historic Analysis for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/
Commercial Equipment and Others Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-111

Table 118: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Glass Wool
Insulation by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Housing Construction,
Commercial/Industrial/Infrastructural, Industrial/Commercial
Equipment and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-112


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 49 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 60)

The United States (8)
Japan (2)
Europe (21)
- France (2)
- Germany (3)
- The United Kingdom (4)
- Italy (1)
- Spain (2)
- Rest of Europe (9)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (20)
Latin America (1)
Africa (2)
Middle East (6)

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