Building Thermal Insulation Market 2022: Detailed Analysis and growth trends post-COVID-19 Outbreak

Building Thermal Insulation Market 2022: Detailed Analysis and growth trends post-COVID-19 Outbreak

August 25, 2023

The unexpected shifts in the global markets because of the sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 virus have brought many major and minor tremors to industries of all sizes including the Building Thermal Insulation Market.

The building thermal insulation market was estimated at USD 28.06 billion in 2022 and is likely to grow at a CAGR of 4.66% during 2023-2028 to reach USD 37.01 billion in 2028.

What is building thermal insulation?

Building thermal insulation is a vital and cost-effective component used for sustainable construction. It involves the use of various techniques to minimize the amount of heat that escapes in winter and control the hot air entering the house. Thermal insulation not only enhances the occupant’s comfort but also reduces greenhouse gas emissions contributing to cost savings in the long run.

Segment Analysis:

Based on the material type, the market is segmented as stone wool, glass wool, plastic foam, and others. The plastic foam segment dominated the market in 2022 and is expected to maintain its position during the forecast period. Higher thermal resistance (R-Value), versatility, strength, and lifespan are some of the major features leading to the dominance of the segment in the global market.

Based on the application type, the market is segmented into roof insulation, wall insulation, and floor insulation. The wall insulation segment held the largest share of the market in 2022 and is expected to witness healthy growth during the forecast period. Rising demand for energy-efficient buildings along with maximum loss of energy through building walls is the major factor behind the dominance of the wall insulation segment.

Based on the building type, the building thermal insulation market is segmented into residential buildings and non-residential buildings. The residential building segment holds the larger share of the market and is also expected to witness healthier growth during the forecast period. Revival of the construction industry from subprime crises and euro-debt crises along with significant economic development in the Asia-Pacific region are the major factors driving the growth of residential buildings.

In terms of regions, North America is estimated to be the largest market for building thermal insulation during the forecast period. Significant demand from various end-use industries and the presence of major players in the region are the key factors behind the dominance of the region in the global building thermal insulation market. Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period. China, Japan, South Korea, and India are the driving forces of the region’s market.

Market Dynamics

There are several factors behind the growth of the building thermal insulation market. Below mentions are a few-

Increasing construction industry – The world is currently experiencing an increase in construction activities. According to the data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, approximately 1,392,300 housing units were built in the year 2022, representing an increase of 3.8 percent compared to that of 2021. The global market for building thermal insulation is rising rapidly with the rise in the building and construction sector. To maintain the temperature of buildings, effective thermal insulation plays a vital role. Hence, the rise in the demand for the building thermal insulation market is closely linked to the increasing construction industry.

Rising Energy Expenditure and Costs – Significant energy usage might cost a lot of money to the consumers, and also results in depletion of natural resources. To avoid these situations, efficient thermal insulation is an ideal solution. To insulate their spaces, consumers require cost-effective and reliable building thermal insulation solutions. Building thermal insulation reduces the heat flow, resulting in reduced energy requirements. This can lead to significant energy savings. According to the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), these solutions can reduce energy consumption by up to 8 percent.

The need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – Organisations across the globe are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the residential and industrial sectors. Since one of the sources of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities is energy consumption, energy saving becomes the utmost priority. Building thermal insulation solutions aid in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing energy consumption.

Key Players

Some of the key players in the market are-

  • Johns Manville Corporation,
  • Saint-Gobain S.A.,
  • BASF SE,
  • Kingspan Group plc,
  • Knauf Insulation, Inc.,
  • Owens Corning,
  • Huntsman Corporation,
  • Rockwool International A/S,
  • Firestone Building Products Company,
  • Cabot Corporation,
  • Dow Chemical Company,
  • Covestro AG,
  • URSA Insulation, S.A.,
  • Paroc Group Oy,
  • Atlas Roofing Corporation,
  • GAF Materials Corporation,
  • Lapolla Industries, Inc.,
  • Beijing New Building Material (Group) Co., Ltd.,
  • NICHIAS Corporation,
  • Fletcher Building Limited,
  • ODE Industry and Trade Inc.,
  • Aspen Aerogels, Inc.,
  • Trocellen GmbH,
  • Recticel SA,
  • KCC Corporation.

Features of the Report

This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools.

Based on the research, a proper report is crafted with the following key features:

Market structure: Overview, industry life cycle analysis, supply chain analysis

COVID-19 Impact Assessment

Market environment analysis: Growth drivers and constraints, Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis

Market trend and forecast analysis

Market segment trend and forecast

Competitive landscape and dynamics: Market share, product portfolio, product launches, etc.

Attractive market segments and associated growth opportunities

Emerging trends

Strategic growth opportunities for the existing and new players

Key success factors 

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Author : Chandana Patnaik

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The building thermal insulation market was estimated at USD 28.06 billion in 2022.

The building thermal insulation market is likely to reach USD 37.01 billion in 2028.

The building thermal insulation market is expected to witness an impressive growth of 4.66% CAGR in the foreseeable future.

The plastic foam segment is expected to remain the dominant material type in the market.


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