World Insulation Industry

  • January 2015
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 523 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Insulation in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool, and Others. The report also analyzes the following Application Sectors: Non-Residential, Residential, 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 2013 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 112 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Armacell International S.A
BASF SE
Cabot Corporation
CECA
Cellofoam North America, Inc.

Table Of Contents

World 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
Product Segments I-4
Foamed Plastics I-4
Fiberglass I-4
Mineral Wool I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Insulation: Starting Point for Energy Efficiency II-1
Growth Drivers for the Insulation Market: On a Scale 1 -10
(10 - High Impact; 1 - Low Impact) II-3
Growth Dampeners for the Insulation Market: On a Scale 1 -10
(10 - High Impact; 1 - Low Impact) II-3
Building Insulation: The Largest Application Area II-4
Fiberglass: The Most Widely Used Insulation Material Worldwide II-5
Competitive Landscape II-6
Owens Corning: Leading Glass Fiber Insulation Company Worldwide II-6
Table 1: Leading Fiberglass Producers Worldwide (2013E):
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-7
BASF: Leading Spray Foam Insulation Company Worldwide II-8
Table 2: Leading SPF Manufacturers Worldwide (2013) -
Percentage Market Share Breakdown for BASF, Bayer, Bio
Based, CertainTeed, Demilec, Icynene, Lapolla and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
Insulation Manufacturers Face Shortage of Talent II-8
Growth Prospects Closely Tied to Global Economic Situation II-8
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 3: 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 4: Building Permits in the US (2007-2009) (In '000s)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11
Global Market Recovers in 2010 II-11
Growth in Europe Once Again Dragged into the Red in 2012 and 2013 II-12
Resurgence in Growth Fundamentals in Europe Portends an
Optimistic Market Outlook for 2014 and Beyond II-13
Table 5: EU Real GDP Growth Rates (%) by Country: 2014 and
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14
The US: Steady Growth Projected for the Largest Market II-14
Table 6: Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) in the US:
Quarterly PMI Data for 2014Q1, 2014Q2, and 2014Q3 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 7: Key Business Indicators in the US for the First 2
Quarters of the Year 2014 II-17
Improvement in Global GDP Performance Benefits Market Prospects II-17
Table 8: World GDP (2012-2015): Percentage GDP Growth for
Select Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18
Outlook II-19

2. MARKET TRENDS, ISSUES AND DRIVERS II-21
Increasing Focus on Efficient Energy Management: A Strong
Growth Driver II-21
Passive House Standards: The Future of Building Insulation II-21
Energy Conservation Regulations and Green House Gas Emission
Reduction Targets: Opportunities Galore in the Building
Sector II-22
Stringent Environmental Regulations Foster Growth
Opportunities in the Industrial Sector II-23
Natural Insulation Products: A Market Niche in the Making II-23
Technological Advancements: Spearheading Growth II-24
Aerogels for Multifunctional Insulation Materials II-24
Innovative Materials Transform the Insulation Landscape II-25
Calostat® Thermal Insulation Board II-25
ContiTech Develops Conti® Thermo-Protect, a New Insulation
Material for Complex Piping Systems II-26
Gas-Filled Panels II-26
eShield: A Green Home Insulation Material II-26
Advanced Polyurethane Insulation for Appliances from Dow II-26
LNG Conversion Plants and HVAC Applications Spur Strong Demand
for Fiberglass Insulation II-27
Key Dampeners for Widespread Adoption of Fiberglass Insulation II-27
Emergence of Eco-friendly Alternatives II-27
Risks Associated With Fiberglass Use II-28
Competition from Substitutes II-28
Spray Foam Insulation (SPF): One of the Fastest Growing Foamed
Plastic Segments II-28
The United States: Largest SPF Producing Country Worldwide II-29
Table 9: Global SPF Production by Country (2012) -
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production by Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30

Table 10: Global SPF Production by Geographic Region (2012) -
Percentage Share Breakdown by Production by Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30
European Spray Foam Market Offer Significant Potential II-30
Spray Foam Building Insulation Market in China: In a State of
Despair II-31
Spray Foam Market in South America: Low Energy Prices Play
Spoilsport II-31
One-Component Spray Polyurethane Foams Experience Demand Growth II-31
High Temperature Insulation: A Potential Laden Market II-32
Table 11: Global Market for High Temperature Insulation
Materials (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Consumption
by Industry (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33
Growing Demand for High Temperature Insulation in Oil and Gas
Production II-33
Select High-Growth Application Sectors for High Temperature
Insulation II-34
Power Generation II-34
Industrial Furnaces II-35
Steel and Aluminum Processing II-35
Automotive Industry II-35
Aerospace and Defense II-35
Aerospace Sector Offers Robust Growth Opportunities II-36
Microporous Insulation Fast Gaining Ground in Industrial and
Aerospace Sectors II-36
Recovering Construction Activity Benefits Demand for Building
Insulation II-37
Table 12: Projected World Infrastructure Spending by Select
Regions (2010-2030) II-38

Table 13: Growth in the Global Construction Market by Sector
(2013-2020) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 14: Global Construction Market (2015P and 2020P):
Percentage Breakdown of Construction Spending by Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 15: Global Construction Spend across Select Countries
in US$ Billion for the year 2011 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-39
Building Renovations and Remodeling: A Key Revenue Contributor II-40
Rising Commercial Real Estate Investments Extend New
Opportunities II-40
Table 16: Global Commercial Real Estate Market (2014E):
Percentage Breakdown of Direct Investments by Region -
Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEA (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-41
Thermal Insulation: A Critical Requisite for the Manufacturing and
Industrial Sectors II-41
Steadily Growing Global Manufacturing PMI Portends an
Optimistic Outlook for Industrial Insulation II-43
Table 17: Global Purchasing Managers Index (PMI): Data by
Select Country for the Year 2012 and 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 18: Global Purchasing Managers Index (PMI): Quarterly
Data by Select Country for 2014 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-45
Robust Power Generation Activity Fuels Demand for Insulation II-45
Insulation Coatings for Solar Power Plants II-46
Shale Gas Extraction and Transport Promises Bright Prospects
for Insulation Materials II-47
Table 19: Global Shale Gas Market (2012): Estimated Reserves
of Shale Gas (in Trillion Cubic Feet) by Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48
Planned Insulation during Construction Phase Crucial for Oil
and Gas Plants II-48
Rising Prominence of Low Temperature/ Cold Insulation in the
Food Cold Chain II-49
Insulation: Essential for Shielding Bodywork and Components in
Automobiles II-49
Growth in Automotive Production Drives Demand for Component
Insulation II-50
Opportunity Indicators II-51
Table 20: Global Automotive Market: Passenger Cars
Production (In ‘000 Units) for Years 2012, 2015F and 2018F
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 21: Global Automotive Market: Commercial Vehicle
Production (In ‘000 Units) for Years 2012, 2015F and 2018F
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51
Spray-on Thermal Insulation Coatings Suitable for Heavy Duty
Vehicles II-51
Cellulose Offers Huge Untapped Market Potential II-52
Usage of Recycled Raw Materials in Insulation Products Surges II-52
Recycled Consumer Glass in Production of Glass Wool II-52
Vacuum Thermal Insulation Applications Gain Momentum II-53
Developing Countries Offer Significant Growth Opportunities II-53
Table 22: Global Insulation Market - Geographic Regions
Ranked by CAGR for 2013-2020: Asia-Pacific, the US, Middle
East, Latin America, Europe, Canada, and Japan (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54
Insulation for Improving Energy Efficiency in Developing
Countries II-54
Manufacturers in Developed Countries Move Production Base to
Developing Markets II-55
Favorable Demographic Trends Strengthen Market Prospects II-55
Rapid Urbanization Worldwide: A Mega Trend II-55
Table 23: Total Population Worldwide: Percentage Breakdown
by Urban and Rural Population for the Years 1950-2050P
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 24: Estimated Percentage of Urbanization in World,
China and India for the Years 2011 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58
Rising Global Population Propels Demand for Housing Units and
Infrastructure II-58
Table 25: Global Population Estimates (2000-2050) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 26: Population Statistics for Select Countries: 2007,
2010 and 2013E (in Million) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-59
Burgeoning Middle Class Population Worldwide Spurs Market Growth II-60
Table 27: Global Middle Class Population (in Millions) by
Geographic Region: 2010, 2020P and 2030P (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 28: Global Middle Class Population by Geographic
Region: Percentage Share Breakdown for 2010, 2020P and 2030P
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61
Increasing Focus on Machine Condition Monitoring Fuels
Replacement Demand II-61
Aerogels Usage in Industrial Thermal Insulation Hindered by
High Production Costs II-62
Table 29: World Market for Aerogels (2006-2015): End-Use
Markets Ranked by Growth in Terms of Revenue - Thermal and
Acoustic Insulation, Consumer Products, Sensors and
Instrumentation, Medical Energy, Aerospace, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-63
Different Types of Insulation II-63
Classification of Materials Used for Insulation II-63
Foamed Plastics II-63
Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) II-64
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) II-64
Extruded Polyethylene (XPE) II-64
Polyurethane Foam (PUR) II-64
Polyisocyanurate Foam (PIR) II-65
Phenolic Foams II-65
Fiberglass/Glass Fiber II-65
Mineral Wool II-66
Others II-66
Cellulose insulation II-66
Natural Fiber Insulations II-67
Classification by Market Segments II-67
Building Insulation (Residential and Non-Residential Buildings) II-67
Role of Insulation in Noise Control in Commercial Buildings II-68
Building Insulation Product Forms II-69
Structured Insulated Panels II-69
Types of Structural Integrated Panel II-69
Advantages of Structural Integrated Panels II-69
Sprayed Foam II-69
Insulated Concrete Blocks (Concrete Insulation) II-70
Benefits of Insulated Concrete Masonry Unit II-70
Blanket Batts and Rolls II-70
Foam Board Insulation II-70
Blown-In and Loose-Fill Insulation II-70
Reflective Insulation II-71
Fiber Insulation II-71
Industrial Insulation II-71
Types of insulation for industrial processes II-71
Pipe Insulations II-71
Board Insulation II-71
Blanket Insulation II-71
Duct Insulation II-71
Duct Liners II-71
Fire Protective Coatings II-72
Insulation using Sealants II-72
Sprayfoams II-72
Insulation Product Forms for Industrial Facilities II-72
Rock Wool Blanket Insulations II-72
Rock Wool Pipe Insulations II-72
Fiber Glass Board and Blanket Insulations II-72
Fiber Glass Pipe Insulation II-72
Benefits of Insulation in Industrial Facilities II-73
HVAC Insulation II-73
OEM Insulation II-73

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-74
Trelleborg Introduces New Range of Thermal Insulation Materials II-74
Dow Introduces MAINCOTEâ„¢ IC Acrylic Resins II-74
IIG Announces Launch of InsulThin HT Industrial Insulation
Material II-74
Morgan Unveils Alphawool® Polycrystalline Insulation Wool II-74
Armacell Introduces Armafix X Pipe Support II-74
CertainTeed Introduces ToughGard® R Rotary Duct Liner II-74
CertainTeed Introduces SMARTBATTâ„¢ with MoistureSenseâ„¢ Technology II-74
ROXUL Introduces SEAROX® AND PROROX® Insulation Brands II-75
Icynene Unveils Icynene ProSealâ„¢ Medium Density Spray Foam II-75
Orient Paper Re-Launches PM1 Insulation Liner Paper Production
Line II-75
Cabot Introduces New Industrial Aerogel Blanket II-75
Rhino Linings Launches DuraTite 2.0 Spray Foam Insulation II-75
Aspen Aerogels Launches Pyrogel® XT-E Insulation II-75
Overhead Door Introduces Two New Thermal Insulation Products II-75
Dow Corning to Introduce Dow Corning® XTI-1003 RTVSilicone
Rubber Insulation II-75
Thermafiber Introduces UltraBatt II-76
Johns Manville Launches JM PVC Profileâ„¢ II-76
HOUZE Introduces Enhanced Insulation Spray II-76
Innovative Insulation Extends Product Line II-76
HOUZE® Advanced Building Science and Lapolla Industries Launch
ZERO Foamâ„¢ II-76
CertainTeed Introduces AirRenew® Gypsum Board and CertaSpray®
Foam Insulation II-76
CertainTeed Unveils New R20 Sustainable Insulation® to Meet
IECC Codes II-76
ROXUL Launches COMFORTBOARDâ„¢ Commercial Insulated Sheathing II-76
Industrial Nanotech Introduces New Industrial Insulation and
protective coating II-77
Trelleborg Launches Flexspacer II-77

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-78
Morgan Advanced Materials Acquires Porextherm II-78
Toyo Establishes PU Thermal Insulation Plant and Sales Office
in Thailand II-78
Vladimir Company Establishes Thermal Insulation Plant in Vladimir II-78
Rockwool Begins Thermal Insulation Production in Leningrad Region II-78
Trelleborg Consolidates Thermal Insulation Products Under a
Single Brand II-78
Contitech Extends Availability of Conti® Thermo-Protect
Insulation System in New Variants II-78
CVC Capital Partners Acquires Paroc II-78
ROXUL Establishes Manufacturing Facility in the US II-79
Kingspan to Take Over Pactiv's US Insulation Business II-79
Distribution International Takes Over Mechanical Insulation II-79
TechnoNicol Plans to Establish Two Insulation Plants in Russia II-79
TechnoNicol Plans to Expand Capacity II-79
Knauf Establishes New Insulation Plant in Russia II-79
Technonicol to Establish Extruded Polystyrene Foam Insulation
Plant in Kazakhstan II-79
CCF Ltd Enters into Partnership with Rockwool II-79
BASF Inaugurates New Coating Plant for PU Insulation Panels II-80
Knauf Sets Up New Plant in Turkey II-80
Knauf Insulation Takes Over Guardian Insulation II-80
Knauf Insulation to Establish Extruded Polystyrene (XPS)
Manufacturing Plant in Hartlepool II-80
ROXUL Industrial Team Integrates with ROCKWOOL TECHNICAL
INSULATION II-80
Hybrid Coating to Enter Insulation Market II-80
SucraSealâ„¢ Spray Foam Obtains UL Approval II-80
Rockwool Group Acquires BASF Wall Systems II-80
Owens Corning Acquires Thermafiber II-81
Huntsman Acquires Stake in Nippon Aqua Co. Ltd. II-81
Rockwool Group Takes Over Chicago Metallic II-81
Fixit Selects Aerogel Technology of Cabot for Fixit 222 Plaster II-81
Cargill Demonstrates Thermal Capability Improvements in
Envirotempâ„¢ FR3â„¢ Dielectric Fluid II-81
FSN Capital Takes Over Skamol II-81
Nansulate® from Industrial Nanotech Passes Testing Phase in
Asian Oil Giant II-81
SLIMVAC® Panels from Promat HPI Receives ETA II-81
Senior Plc Takes Over Thermal Engineering II-82
Janesville Acoustics to Close Production Facility at Norwalk
Location II-82
Distribution International Acquires Assets of Insulation Services II-82
Penoplex Establishes New Insulation Plant in Russia II-82
Knauf Insulation Holding Inks Pact with Exeed Industries II-82
Allrite Home and Remodeling Takes Over SandE Insulation II-82
Murus Establishes Production Line for Jumbo SIPs II-82
Knauf Insulation Inks Supply Agreement with NBG II-83
Innovative Insulation Increases Production Capacity II-83
Charterhouse Capital Partners to Takeover Armacell
International Holding II-83
Trelleborg Acquires Ambler Technologies II-83
OpenGate Capital Takes Over Zodiac Recreational II-83
Karl Bachl Acquires Nikecell for Expanding Insulation Business II-83
Huntsman Takes Over Oxid II-83
Paroc Inaugurates New Stone Wool Production Plant in Russia II-84
ROXUL® Renames OEM Business Unit to CORE SOLUTIONS II-84
Industrial Nanotech Signs Distribution Agreement with DuPont II-84
iCell Initiates Cellulose Insulation Production II-84
John Manville Acquires Industrial Insulation Group II-84
Tnemec Incorporates Enova® Aerogel of Cabot in Aerolon II-84
Aeroflex Europe and Eastern Polymer Industries Snap Up Firo II-84

6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-85
Armacell International S.A. (Germany) II-85
BASF SE (Germany) II-86
BASF Polyurethanes GmbH (Germany) II-86
Cabot Corporation (US) II-87
CECA (France) II-87
Cellofoam North America, Inc. (US) II-87
CertainTeed Corporation (US) II-88
ContiTech AG (Germany) II-88
DBW Advanced Fiber Technologies GmbH (Germany) II-88
Evonik Industries AG (Germany) II-89
Flachshaus GmbH (Germany) II-89
Fletcher Insulation (Australia) II-89
Flumroc AG (Switzerland) II-90
G+H Isolierung GmbH (Germany) II-90
Glava A/S (Norway) II-90
Huntsman Corporation (US) II-90
Icynene Inc. (Canada) II-91
Industrial Insulation Group LLC (US) II-91
Johns Manville (US) II-91
Kingspan Group Plc (Ireland) II-92
Knauf Insulation Ltd. (UK) II-92
Knauf Insulation GmbH (Germany) II-92
L'ISOLANTE K-FLEX (Italy) II-93
Masterplast Group Zrt. (Hungary) II-93
Microtherm N.V. (Belgium) II-93
Morgan Advanced Materials (UK) II-94
Owens Corning (US) II-95
Paroc Oy AB (Finland) II-95
Pittsburgh Corning Corporation (US) II-96
Porextherm Dämmstoffe GmbH (Germany) II-96
PPG Industries (US) II-96
Recticel S.A (Belgium) II-97
Rockwool International A/S (Denmark) II-97
Rockwool Ltd. (UK) II-97
Rockwool Manufacturing Company (US) II-98
Roxul, Inc. (Canada) II-98
Saint-Gobain (France) II-98
CertainTeed Corporation (US) II-99
Sealed Air Corporation (US) II-99
Sebald Isosysteme GmbH and Co KG (Germany) II-99
Sonoco Products Company (US) II-100
StyroChem International (US) II-100
Superglass Insulation Ltd. (UK) II-100
The Dow Chemical Company (US) II-100
Unifrax LLC (US) II-101
Uralita Group (Spain) II-101
URSA Deutschland GmbH (Germany) II-102
Xtratherm UK Limited (UK) II-102

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-103
Table 30: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
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
US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-103

Table 31: World Historic Review for 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 US$ Million for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-104

Table 32: World 15-Year Perspective for Insulation by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-105

Table 33: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Foamed Plastics 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 US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-106

Table 34: World Historic Review for Foamed Plastics 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 US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-107

Table 35: World 15-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
Insulation by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-108

Table 36: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Fiberglass 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 US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-109

Table 37: World Historic Review for Fiberglass 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 US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-110

Table 38: World 15-Year Perspective for Fiberglass Insulation
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-111

Table 39: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Mineral 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 US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-112

Table 40: World Historic Review for Mineral 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 US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-113

Table 41: World 15-Year Perspective for Mineral Wool
Insulation by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-114

Table 42: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Other 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 US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-115

Table 43: World Historic Review for Other 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 US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-116

Table 44: World 15-Year Perspective for Other Insulation by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-117

Table 45: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Insulation in Non-Residential Application by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-118

Table 46: World Historic Review for Insulation in
Non-Residential Application by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-119

Table 47: World 15-Year Perspective for Insulation in
Non-Residential Application by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-120

Table 48: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Insulation in Residential Application by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-121

Table 49: World Historic Review for Insulation in Residential
Application by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-122

Table 50: World 15-Year Perspective for Insulation in
Residential Application by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-123

Table 51: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Insulation in Other Application by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-124

Table 52: World Historic Review for Insulation in Other
Application by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-125

Table 53: World 15-Year Perspective for Insulation in Other
Application by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-126


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Recovery in GDP Growth Benefits Demand for Insulation Products III-1
Table 54: Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) in the US:
Breakdown of Quarterly PMI Data for Select Countries for
the Year 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 55: Key Business Indicators in the US for the First 2
Quarters for the Year 2014 III-3
Residential Sector Dominates the US Insulation Market III-3
Residential Building Insulation: Competitive Landscape III-4
Table 56: 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
Strong Recovery in House Starts to Aid Growth III-4
Demand for SPF Upbeat III-5
The US Market for Industrial Insulation: Noteworthy Trends III-6
Energy Savings: Industrial Thermal Insulation Comes Up with
the Answers III-6
Focus on Eco-friendly Products: An Impetus for Cellulose
Materials III-6
Offshore Manufacturing Post Lucrative Results for Domestic
Manufacturers III-6
Industrial Thermal Insulation: Regulatory Environment in the US III-6
Codes and Standards for Industrial Pipe Insulation in the US III-6
Labeling of the Insulation Products Becomes Mandatory III-8
EXIM Scenario III-8
Table 57: US Exports of Mineral Wool (2012 and 2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination
Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 58: US Imports Mineral Wool (2012 and 2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Value Imports by Source Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9
Product Launches III-10
Strategic Corporate Developments III-12
Key Players III-15
B.Market Analytics III-22
Table 59: The US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Insulation by Product Segment - Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass,
Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 60: The US Historic Review for Insulation by Product
Segment - Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and
Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 61: The US 15-Year Perspective for Insulation by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other
Insulation Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 62: The US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Insulation by Application Type - Non-Residential,
Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 63: The US Historic Review for Insulation by
Application Type - Non-Residential, Residential and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 64: The US 15-Year Perspective for Insulation by
Application Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

2. CANADA III-28
A.Market Analysis III-28
Outlook III-28
Strong Recovery in the Housing Market Augurs Well for the
Market III-28
Table 65: Housing Starts in Canada (2007-2013) (in ‘000
Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29
EXIM Scenario III-30
Table 66: Canadian Exports of Mineral Wool (2012 and 2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination
Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 67: Canadian Imports of Mineral Wool (2012 and 2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Imports by Source
Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31
Product Launch III-31
Select Key Players III-31
B.Market Analytics III-33
Table 68: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Insulation by Product Segment - Foamed Plastics,
Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 69: Canadian Historic Review for Insulation by Product
Segment - Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and
Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 70: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Insulation by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other
Insulation Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 71: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Insulation by Application Type - Non-Residential,
Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 72: Canadian Historic Review for Insulation by
Application Type - Non-Residential, Residential and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 73: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Insulation by
Application Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

3. JAPAN III-39
A.Market Analysis III-39
Outlook III-39
Disaster Recovery Efforts Drive Housing, and thereby
Insulation Market Growth III-39
Surge in Industrial Investments Benefits Industrial Thermal
Insulation Market III-39
B.Market Analytics III-40
Table 74: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Insulation by Product Segment - Foamed Plastics,
Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 75: Japanese Historic Review for Insulation by Product
Segment - Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and
Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 76: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Insulation by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other
Insulation Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 77: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Insulation by Application Type - Non-Residential,
Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 78: Japanese Historic Review for Insulation by
Application Type - Non-Residential, Residential and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 79: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Insulation by
Application Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

4. EUROPE III-46
A.Market Analysis III-46
Outlook III-46
Efficient Insulation to Cut Down Gas Imports in the EU III-46
EU Drive for Energy Efficiency: An Important Growth Driver
for Insulation Market III-46
Bright Prospects for Industrial Insulation in the Region III-47
A Highly Concentrated European Glass Wool Insulation Market III-47
Table 80: 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-48
B.Market Analytics III-49
Table 81: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Insulation by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 82: European Historic Review for Insulation by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 83: European 15-Year Perspective for Insulation by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 84: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Insulation by Product Segment - Foamed Plastics,
Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 85: European Historic Review for Insulation by Product
Segment - Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and
Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 86: European 15-Year Perspective for Insulation by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other
Insulation Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 87: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Insulation by Application Type - Non-Residential,
Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 88: European Historic Review for Insulation by
Application Type - Non-Residential, Residential and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 89: European 15-Year Perspective for Insulation by
Application Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

4a. FRANCE III-58
A.Market Analysis III-58
Outlook III-58
Corporate Development III-58
Select Key Players III-58
B.Market Analytics III-60
Table 90: France Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Insulation by Product Segment - Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass,
Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 91: France Historic Review for Insulation by Product
Segment - Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and
Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 92: France 15-Year Perspective for Insulation by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other
Insulation Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 93: France Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Insulation by Application Type - Non-Residential,
Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 94: France Historic Review for Insulation by
Application Type - Non-Residential, Residential and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 95: France 15-Year Perspective for Insulation by
Application Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

4b. GERMANY III-66
A.Market Analysis III-66
Outlook III-66
Product Launch III-66
Strategic Corporate Developments III-66
Select Key Players III-67
B.Market Analytics III-72
Table 96: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Insulation by Product Segment - Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass,
Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

Table 97: German Historic Review for Insulation by Product
Segment - Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and
Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 98: German 15-Year Perspective for Insulation by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other
Insulation Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 99: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Insulation by Application Type - Non-Residential,
Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

Table 100: German Historic Review for Insulation by
Application Type - Non-Residential, Residential and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 101: German 15-Year Perspective for Insulation by
Application Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

4c. ITALY III-78
A.Market Analysis III-78
Outlook III-78
L'isolante K-Flex - A Key Italian Player III-78
B.Market Analytics III-79
Table 102: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Insulation by Product Segment - Foamed Plastics,
Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 103: Italian Historic Review for Insulation by Product
Segment - Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and
Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 104: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Insulation by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other
Insulation Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 105: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Insulation by Application Type - Non-Residential,
Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 106: Italian Historic Review for Insulation by
Application Type - Non-Residential, Residential and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

Table 107: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Insulation by
Application Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-85
A.Market Analysis III-85
Outlook III-85
Building Insulation Market Overview III-85
Product Launch III-86
Strategic Corporate Developments III-86
Select Key Players III-87
B.Market Analytics III-89
Table 108: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Insulation by Product Segment - Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass,
Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart

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