Thermal insulation is one of the most commonly known phenomena in the construction industry, which is implemented to reduce the transfer of heat between the adjacent environments. Thermal insulation plays an important role in maintaining ambient temperatures indoors naturally, without having to use additional energy for the same. In the modern construction industry, thermal insulation in buildings is also considered a way to reduce the carbon footprint of these commercial activities while putting a limit on the conduction of heat to the outdoor environments.
The global market for building thermal insulation is witnessing a rise in adoption of a variety of thermal insulation materials such as mineral wool, fiberglass, and plastic foams. Ongoing innovation in foamed insulation materials is expected to emerge as a popular trend in the building thermal insulation market. Furthermore, increasing adoption of building thermal insulation materials in the residential sector is expected to trigger incremental growth of the market in the coming years
Heightened Concerns over Energy Conservations Trigger the Use of Building Thermal Insulation
The global market for building thermal insulation is primarily driven by the increasing awareness about the alarming rise in energy consumption and its negative impact on the environmental health. End users are becoming more concerned about their contribution to the carbon footprint of the world and are resorting to options that promote energy conservation through various applications. Especially in developed countries, the use of building thermal insulation has grown significantly, creating immense potential for growth for stakeholders in the market.
A majority of leading economies and industrialised countries adopted and implemented the Kyoto Protocol in the late 1990s, which promotes use of modern techniques that mitigate energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission. Today, with the alarming rise in global warming and declining reservoirs of natural resources, most end users in the construction industry across developed countries are insisting on the use of methods that facilitate the conservation of precious energy.
Tax Rebates for Homeowners that Implement Insulation to Create New Opportunities for Stakeholders
Governing bodies around the world are also introducing regulations as well as policies that promote building thermal insulation. Furthermore, by offering tax rebates to homeowners that meet the standard of insulation through re-insulation as well as new home insulation, policymakers are encouraging end users to resort to the option of building thermal insulation. In addition to this, public awareness about the importance of thermal insulation and its impact on the environment will emerge as an important driving engine for the global market for building thermal insulation in the coming years.
Price Fluctuations of Insulation Materials may Hinder Stakeholders from Offering Competitive Prices
The world is waking up to the degradation of the environment and our ecosystem, and this is highlighting the importance of energy conservation through various industrial or commercial activities. Though this is contributing to the burgeoning adoption of building thermal insulation techniques across the construction industry, there are a couple of microeconomic factors that may create significant roadblocks in the growth of the market.
Various materials that are used in building thermal insulation such as plastic foam, are highly volatile in price, as polystyrene - the primary component of plastic foams - is commonly derived from crude oil. The dependency of polystyrene on crude oil also leads to reducing the competitiveness of the material with respect to other insulation materials such as fiberglass foam. Thereby, constantly changing prices of crude oil is among the most important factors that disables market players from offering stable prices of their insulation materials - mainly plastic foams.
Boron is another raw material that is commonly used in the manufacturing of popular building thermal insulation materials. Similar to polystyrene, boron is also highly volatile in prices, as it is mined from two big deposits in Turkey and the United States. Boron is an important component used in the manufacturing of fiberglass foams, and this further triggers a fluctuation in its prices, leading to creating a hindrance in the growth of the global building thermal insulation market.
Building Thermal Insulation Market: Region-wise Analysis
Based on the geographical factors, the building thermal insulation market is broadly divided into seven regions - North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, and Middle East & Africa. Being one of the largest consumers of thermal insulation materials, the construction industry in North America is expected to create new growth opportunities for stakeholders in the global building thermal insulation market. Furthermore, strict governmental regulations about home insulation will further create a favourable growth environment for stakeholders in the region.
The insulation market in the European Union is witnessing positive growth, and this is leading the region to account for a significant growth share in the global market for building thermal insulation. The state as well as private sector is witnessing a surge in real estate investments coupled with the ongoing constructions in commercial buildings such as corporate buildings, shopping malls, music studios, and sound quality auditoriums, which is further amplifying the growth potential of Europe’s building thermal insulation market.
On the other hand, despite relatively lower awareness about energy conservation, Asia Pacific is emerging as the fastest growing regional market for building thermal insulation. The growing construction activities in commercial and non-residential sectors of developing economies in Asia Pacific, especially in China and India, are contributing to the growth potential of the Asia Pacific building thermal insulation market.
Building Thermal Insulation Market: Competitive Landscape
- Certain Teed
- Atlas Roofing Corporation
- Dow Building solutions
- Owen CorningsKnauf Gips KG
- Johns Manville
- Huntsman Corporation
Leading players in the global building thermal insulation market are reaping the benefits of growing implementation of next-generation technologies in the construction industry. Rise of smart infrastructure, green construction, along with the adoption of IoT, to promote the use of building thermal insulation in the industry.
- North America (U.S., Canada)
- Latin America (Mexico, Brazil)
- Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Russia)
- East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea)
- South Asia (India, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia)
- Oceania (Australia, New Zealand)
- Middle East & Africa (GCC Countries, Turkey, Northern Africa, South Africa)
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Building Thermal Insulation Market: Segment Analysis
The building thermal insulation market can be segmented on the basis of the following:
- Wool Insulation/Open Cell
- Stone Wool
- Fiberglass Wool
- Plastic Foams/Closed Cell
- Extruded Polystyrene
By Building Type
- Roof Insulation
- Pitch Roof
- Flat Roof
- Wall Insulation
- Air Cavity Wall
- External Wall
- Internal Wall
- Floor Insulation
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