Insulation Material Market Report - Europe

 

 

Defense with foam? Foamed plastics could contribute to making the European Union independent of oil and gas from Russia by 2030 and climate-neutral by 2050. The EU Commission now wants to mobilize up to EUR 300 billion to achieve these goals. Insulation manufacturers and processors can also benefit from investments in energy efficiency and energy saving. For the time being, however, supply bottlenecks and rising prices are a major challenge for the construction industry. Ceresana has analyzed the European market for insulation materials in the construction industry for the fifth time. In 2021, around 235 million cubic meters of insulation materials were needed in Europe for thermal insulation and soundproofing: primarily mineral wool (glass and stone wool), polystyrene insulation materials (EPS and XPS) and polyurethane (PUR / PIR). This study does not cover insulation materials for other sectors, such as the automotive industry, household and commercial appliances, or industrial process plants.

 

 

Insulation to help save energy

Well-insulated walls reduce the heating energy demand or the cooling load of buildings - thus also not only reducing costs but also carbon dioxide emissions. Demand for organic insulating materials made from renewable raw materials such as sheep's wool, cork, hemp, flax, wood, coconut and other fibers is growing steadily. These organic products, which are offered for example with the German "Blue Angel" label or the "Austrian Environmental Label," can further improve the energy balance of buildings. In economic terms, however, eco-insulation materials are still of little significance throughout Europe. Mineral insulating materials, especially stone wool and glass wool, have the largest market share. Synthetic insulating materials made of plastics are a close second. The types of insulating materials used can vary greatly from region to region. Ceresana's current study therefore covers the specific conditions and factors in individual country chapters.

Foamed plastics for every need

Although synthetic insulating materials are made from petroleum, they are particularly durable, weather-resistant, lightweight and, to date, inexpensive. Expanded polystyrene (EPS) was introduced as early as 1952 under the trade name "Styropor" and has been marketed in Europe as "airpop" since 2014. The relatively coarse-pored EPS rigid foam is permeable to air and water vapor. The finer-pored extruded polystyrene (XPS), on the other hand, has a more closed surface because it is not only foamed up but also passes through an extruder, i.e., it is melted at high temperatures and strongly compressed under high pressure. XPS rigid foam hardly absorbs any water and offers high mechanical strength and compressive strength. Rigid foam panels made of polyurethane (PUR) are particularly elastic; the derivative polyisocyanurate (PIR) scores with better fire protection properties.

 

The Study in Brief:

Chapter 1 provides an in-depth overview of the European insulation market, with forecasts up to 2031. Comprehensive tables and figures provide up-to-date market data on the most important insulation types: revenues, production and demand for:

  • EPS,
  • XPS
  • PUR/PIR
  • Glass wool
  • Stone wool.

Chapter 2 presents a complete presentation and analysis of the market for insulation materials in Europe. The market development in 18 countries is examined individually: Demand, revenues, as well as production and trade of insulating materials. The figures are broken down for the different insulation types.

Chapter 3 provides useful company profiles of the most important insulation producers, clearly arranged by contact information, revenues, profits, product range, production sites, short profile as well as product types and application areas. Detailed profiles are provided by 58 major manufacturers, such as BASF SE, BEWiSynbra Group AB, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A., Covestro AG, Kingspan Group plc, Knauf Insulation GmbH, Rockwool International A/S, and Sika AG.

 

Scope of the Report:

Attributes

Details

Base Year

2021

Trend Period

2019 - 2031

Forecast Period

2022 - 2031

Pages

210

Insulation Types

EPS, XPS, PUR/PIR, Glass Wool, Stone Wool

Market Data

Demand, Revenues, Production, Import, Export

Company Profiles

BASF, BEWiSynbra, Saint-Gobain, Covestro, Kingspan, Knauf, Rockwool, and Sika (Selection)                                                                                

Edition

5th edition

Publication

July 2022

 

FAQs

What was the usage of insulation materials in the construction industry?

In 2021, around 235 million cubic meters of insulation materials will be needed for thermal insulation and soundproofing in the European construction industry.

 

What application areas are not considered in this report?

This study does not cover insulation materials for other sectors, such as the automotive industry, household and commercial appliances, or industrial process plants.

 

Which insulation material type accounted for the largest market share in 2021?

Mineral insulating materials, especially stone wool and glass wool, have the largest market share. Synthetic insulating materials made of plastics are close second.

1 Market Data

1.1 Europe
1.1.1 Demand
1.1.2 Revenues

1.1.3 Production per Insulation Material Type
1.1.3.1 Expandable Polystyrene (EPS)
1.1.3.2 Extruded Polystyrene (XPS)
1.1.3.3 Polyurethane (PUR/PIR)
1.1.3.4 Glass Wool
1.1.3.5 Stone Wool

2 Market Data: Country Profiles

2.1 Europe
2.1.1 Austria
2.1.1.1 Demand & Revenues
2.1.1.2 Production & Trade

2.1.2 Belgium
2.1.2.1 Demand & Revenues
2.1.2.2 Production & Trade

2.1.3 Czechia
2.1.3.1 Demand & Revenues
2.1.3.2 Production & Trade

2.1.4 Finland
2.1.4.1 Demand & Revenues
2.1.4.2 Production & Trade

2.1.5 France
2.1.5.1 Demand & Revenues
2.1.5.2 Production & Trade

2.1.6 Germany
2.1.6.1 Demand & Revenues
2.1.6.2 Production & Trade

2.1.7 Italy
2.1.7.1 Demand & Revenues
2.1.7.2 Production & Trade

2.1.8 Norway
2.1.8.1 Demand & Revenues
2.1.8.2 Production & Trade

2.1.9 Poland
2.1.9.1 Demand & Revenues
2.1.9.2 Production & Trade

2.1.10 Romania
2.1.10.1 Demand & Revenues
2.1.10.2 Production & Trade

2.1.11 Russia
2.1.11.1 Demand & Revenues
2.1.11.2 Production & Trade

2.1.12 Spain
2.1.12.1 Demand & Revenues
2.1.12.2 Production & Trade

2.1.13 Sweden
2.1.13.1 Demand & Revenues
2.1.13.2 Production & Trade

2.1.14 Switzerland
2.1.14.1 Demand & Revenues
2.1.14.2 Production & Trade

2.1.15 The Netherlands
2.1.15.1 Demand & Revenues
2.1.15.2 Production & Trade

2.1.16 Turkey
2.1.16.1 Demand & Revenues
2.1.16.2 Production & Trade

2.1.17 Ukraine
2.1.17.1 Demand & Revenues
2.1.17.2 Production & Trade

2.1.18 United Kingdom
2.1.18.1 Demand & Revenues
2.1.18.2 Production & Trade

2.1.19 Other Europe
2.1.19.1 Demand & Revenues
2.1.19.2 Production & Trade

3 Company Profiles*

Austria (7 Producers)
Belgium (2)
Denmark (1)
Finland (1)
France (3)
Germany (17)
Greece (1)
Hungary (1)
Ireland (1)
Italy (1)
Luxembourg (1)
Norway (3)
Poland (2)
Russia (4)
Spain (1)
Switzerland (4)
The Netherlands (1)
Turkey (4)
United Kingdom (3)

 

*Note: The profiles are assigned to the country in which the company or holding is headquartered. Profiles also include JVs and subsidiaries.

Graph 1: European demand for insulation material from 2019 to 2031
Graph 2: European revenues generated with insulation material from 2019 to 2031 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 3: European production of insulation material from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Graph 4: Demand for insulation material in Austria from 2019 to 2031
Graph 5: Production of insulation material in Austria from 2019 to 2031
Graph 6: Demand for insulation material in Belgium from 2019 to 2031
Graph 7: Production of insulation material in Belgium from 2019 to 2031
Graph 8: Demand for insulation material in Czechia from 2019 to 2031
Graph 9: Production of insulation materials in Czechia from 2019 to 2031
Graph 10: Demand for insulation material in Finland from 2019 to 2031
Graph 11: Production of insulation materials in Finland from 2019 to 2031
Graph 12: Demand for insulation material in France from 2019 to 2031
Graph 13: Production of insulation materials in France from 2019 to 2031
Graph 14: Demand for insulation materials in Germany from 2019 to 2031
Graph 15: Production of insulation material in Germany from 2019 to 2031
Graph 16: Demand for insulation material in Italy from 2019 to 2031
Graph 17: Production of insulation material in Italy from 2019 to 2031
Graph 18: Demand for insulation materials in Norway from 2019 to 2031
Graph 19: Production of insulation materials in Norway from 2019 to 2031
Graph 20: Demand for insulation materials in Poland from 2019 to 2031
Graph 21: Production of insulation material in Poland from 2019 to 2031
Graph 22: Demand for insulation materials in Romania from 2019 to 2031
Graph 23: Production of insulation materials in Romania from 2019 to 2031
Graph 24: Demand for insulation material in Russia from 2019 to 2031
Graph 25: Production of insulation materials in Russia from 2019 to 2031
Graph 26: Demand for insulation material in Spain from 2019 to 2031
Graph 27: Production of insulation material in Spain from 2019 to 2031
Graph 28: Demand for insulation materials in Sweden from 2019 to 2031
Graph 29: Production of insulation materials in Sweden from 2019 to 2031
Graph 30: Demand for insulation materials in Switzerland from 2019 to 2031
Graph 31: Production of insulation materials in Switzerland from 2019 to 2031
Graph 32: Demand for insulation materials in the Netherlands from 2019 to 2031
Graph 33: Production of insulation materials in the Netherlands from 2019 to 2031
Graph 34: Demand for insulation material in Turkey from 2019 to 2031
Graph 35: Production of insulation materials in Turkey from 2019 to 2031
Graph 36: Demand for insulation materials in Ukraine from 2019 to 2031
Graph 37: Production of insulation materials in Ukraine from 2019 to 2031
Graph 38: Demand for insulation materials in the United Kingdom from 2019 to 2031
Graph 39: Production of insulation material in the United Kingdom from 2019 to 2031
Graph 40: Demand for insulation material in the remaining European countries from 2019 to 2031
Graph 41: Production of insulation materials in the remaining European countries from 2019 to 2031

Table 1: European production of insulation material from 2019 to 2031 – split by applications
Table 2: European production of EPS insulation from 2019 to 2031 – split by countries
Table 3: European production of XPS insulation from 2019 to 2031 – split by countries
Table 4: European production of PUR/PIR insulation from 2019 to 2031 – split by countries
Table 5: European production of insulation material made of glass wool from 2019 to 2031 – split by countries
Table 6: European production of stone wool insulation in other applications from 2011 to 2027 – split by countries
Table 7: Revenues generated with insulation material in Austria from 2019 to 2031 in million USD and million EUR
Table 8: Demand for insulation material in Austria from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 9: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Austria from 2019 to 2031
Table 10: Production of insulation material in Austria from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 11: Import and export of insulation material in Austria from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 12: Revenues generated with insulation material in Belgium from 2019 to 2031 in million USD and million EUR
Table 13: Demand for insulation material in Belgium from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 14: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Belgium from 2019 to 2031
Table 15: Production of insulation material in Belgium from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 16: Import and export of insulation material in Belgium from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 17: Revenues generated with insulation material in Czechia from 2019 to 2031 in million USD and million EUR
Table 18: Demand for insulation material in Czechia from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 19: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Czechia from 2019 to 2031
Table 20: Production of insulation material in Czechia from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 21: Import and export of insulation material in Czechia from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 22: Revenues generated with insulation material in Finland from 2019 to 2031 in million USD and million EUR
Table 23: Demand for insulation material in Finland from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 24: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Finland from 2019 to 2031
Table 25: Production of insulation material in Finland from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 26: Import and export of insulation material in Finland from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 27: Revenues generated with insulation materials in France from 2019 to 2031 in million USD and million EUR
Table 28: Demand for insulation material in France from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 29: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in France from 2019 to 2031
Table 30: Production of insulation materials in France from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 31: Import and export of insulation material in France from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 32: Revenues generated with insulation materials in Germany from 2019 to 2031 in million USD and million EUR
Table 33: Demand for insulation material in Germany from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 34: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Germany from 2019 to 2031
Table 35: Production of insulation material in Germany from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 36: Import and export of insulation material in Germany from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 37: Revenues generated with insulation material in Italy from 2019 to 2031 in million USD and million EUR
Table 38: Demand for insulation material in Italy from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 39: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Italy from 2019 to 2031
Table 40: Production of insulation materials in Italy from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 41: Import and export of insulation material in Italy from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 42: Revenues generated with insulation material in Norway from 2019 to 2031 in million USD and million EUR
Table 43: Demand for insulation materials in Norway from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 44: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Norway from 2019 to 2031
Table 45: Production of insulation material in Norway from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 46: Import and export of insulation material in Norway from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 47: Revenues generated with insulation material in Poland from 2019 to 2031 in million USD and million EUR
Table 48: Demand for insulation material in Poland from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 49: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Poland from 2019 to 2031
Table 50: Production of insulation materials in Poland from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 51: Import and export of insulation material in Poland from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 52: Revenues generated with insulation material in Romania from 2019 to 2031 in million USD and million EUR
Table 53: Demand for insulation material in Romania from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 54: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Romania from 2019 to 2031
Table 55: Production of insulation material in Romania from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 56: Import and export of insulation material in Romania from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 57: Revenues generated with insulation materials in Russia from 2019 to 2031 in million USD and million EUR
Table 58: Demand for insulation material in Russia from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 59: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Russia from 2019 to 2031
Table 60: Production of insulation materials in Russia from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 61: Import and export of insulation material in Russia from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 62: Revenues generated with insulation materials in Spain from 2019 to 2031 in million USD and million EUR
Table 63: Demand for insulation materials in Spain from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 64: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Spain from 2019 to 2031
Table 65: Production of insulation materials in Spain from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 66: Import and export of insulation materials in Spain from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 67: Revenues generated with insulation material in Sweden from 2019 to 2031 in million USD and million EUR
Table 68: Demand for insulation material in Sweden from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 69: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Sweden from 2019 to 2031
Table 70: Production of insulation materials in Sweden from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 71: Import and export of insulation material in Sweden from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 72: Revenues generated with insulation material in Switzerland from 2019 to 2031 in million USD and million EUR
Table 73: Demand for insulation material in Switzerland from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 74: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Switzerland from 2019 to 2031
Table 75: Production of insulation material in Switzerland from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 76: Import and export of insulation material in Switzerland from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 77: Revenues generated with insulation material in the Netherlands from 2019 to 2031 in million USD and million EUR
Table 78: Demand for insulation material in the Netherlands from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 79: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in the Netherlands from 2019 to 2031
Table 80: Production of insulation material in the Netherlands from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 81: Import and export of insulation material in the Netherlands from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 82: Revenues generated with insulation material in Turkey from 2019 to 2031 in million USD and million EUR
Table 83: Demand for insulation material in Turkey from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 84: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Turkey from 2019 to 2031
Table 85: Production of insulation materials in Turkey from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 86: Import and export of insulation materials in Turkey from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 87: Revenues generated with insulation material in Ukraine from 2019 to 2031 in million USD and million EUR
Table 88: Demand for insulation materials in Ukraine from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 89: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Ukraine from 2019 to 2031
Table 90: Production of insulation materials in Ukraine from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 91: Import and export of insulation materials in Ukraine from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 92: Revenues generated with insulation materials in the United Kingdom from 2019 to 2031 in million USD and million EUR
Table 93: Demand for insulation materials in the United Kingdom from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 94: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in the United Kingdom from 2019 to 2031
Table 95: Production of insulation materials in the United Kingdom from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 96: Import and export of insulation materials in the United Kingdom from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 97: Revenues generated with insulation material in the remaining European countries from 2019 to 2031 in million USD and million EUR
Table 98: Demand for insulation material in the remaining European countries from 2019 to 2031 – split by insulation material types
Table 99: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in the remaining European countries from 2019 to 2031
Table 100: Production of insulation materials in the remaining European countries from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material
Table 101: Import and export of insulation materials in the remaining European countries from 2019 to 2031 – split by types of insulation material