Insulation Material Market Report - Europe

 

Walls and rooftops are becoming more and more intelligent, not only thanks to built-in electronics. A group of German Fraunhofer Institutes, for example, is working on programmable insulating materials made of shape memory polymers: high-tech foams are designed to change their shape depending on the temperature, i.e. to independently adapt the size and air permeability of their flow channels to the need for heating or cooling. Innovative materials for the air conditioning of buildings are in high demand: in industrialized countries, people are spending more and more time in closed rooms, while the demands on building materials in terms of environmental sustainability and fire protection are growing.

Ceresana is now publishing its fourth comprehensive study on the European market for insulation materials used in the construction industry. A total of 233.2 million cubic meters were used for thermal and sound insulation in Europe in 2019, mainly mineral wool (glass and stone wool), polystyrene (Expandable Polystyrene - EPS and Extruded Polystyrene - XPS) and Polyurethane (PUR) / Polyisocyanurat (PIR). This study does not, however, cover insulating materials used in other industries, such as the automotive industry, household and commercial appliances or industrial process plants

Insulation Materials Save Energy

Well-insulated walls reduce the energy that is required to heat or cool buildings and thus not only costs but also carbon dioxide emissions. The manufacturers and distributors of insulation materials therefore benefit from regulations and subsidy programs that have been introduced in many countries in order to improve energy efficiency. The EU's environmental and climate protection regulations, however, are implemented with varying degrees of enthusiasm throughout Europe. The most important factor that generally determines the dynamics of the market for insulation materials is the development of the construction industry, in particular building construction. Demand furthermore depends, for example, on the economic situation of a country, factors such as the unemployment rate or available income, as well as demographic developments. The types of insulation materials that are used also vary greatly from region to region. Bio-based insulation materials made from renewable raw materials, such as flax, hemp, wood fibers, or sheep's wool felt, are still of little economic importance throughout Europe, although they could further improve the energy balance of buildings. This latest study by Ceresana addresses the specific conditions and factors in individual country chapters.

Extruded versus Expanded Polystyrene

Insulating materials made of the foamed plastic polystyrene are widely used. Expanded polystyrene (EPS) was introduced in 1952 under the trade name "Styropor" and has been marketed in Europe as "airpop" since 2014. Extruded polystyrene (XPS), which is not only foamed but also passes through an extruder, i.e. melted at high temperatures and highly compressed under high pressure, represents an alternative. While the relatively large-pored EPS rigid foam is permeable to air and water vapor, fine-pored XPS rigid foam has a denser, more closed surface and hardly absorbs any water. The advantages of XPS, which was originally developed for floating and buoyancy products, are not only its insensitivity to moisture but also its high mechanical strength and pressure resistance. A disadvantage of XPS is the high energy consumption in the production of rigid foam insulation boards, which leads to a comparatively high price.

The Study in Brief:

Chapter 1 provides an overview of the European market for insulation materials including forecasts up to 2027. Clear tables and graphs provide data on revenues, production, and demand, as well as on the 5 individual insulation types EPS, XPS, PUR/PIR, glass wool, and stone wool.

Chapter 2 presents a comprehensive overview and analysis of the European market for insulation materials. The market development of 18 individual countries is examined in detail: demand, revenues, production, and the trade with insulating materials. The figures are broken down into the different types of insulation materials.

Chapter 3 contains company profiles of the most important producers of insulating materials, clearly arranged according to contact information, revenues, profit, product range, production facilities, short profile, as well as product types and applications. It provides profiles of the 57 most important 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.

1 Market Data

1.1 Europe
1.1.1 Demand
1.1.2 Revenues
1.1.3 Production by Types of Insulation Materials
1.1.3.1 Expandable Polystyrene (EPS)
1.1.3.2 Extruded Polystyrene (XPS)
1.1.3.3 Polyurethane (PUR) & Polyisocyanurate (PIR)
1.1.3.4 Glass Wool
1.1.3.5 Stone Wool

2 Market Data: Countries

2.1 Europe
2.1.1 Austria
2.1.1.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.1.2 Production and Trade
2.1.2 Belgium
2.1.2.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.2.2 Production and Trade
2.1.3 Czechia
2.1.3.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.3.2 Production and Trade
2.1.4 Finland
2.1.4.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.4.2 Production and Trade
2.1.5 France
2.1.5.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.5.2 Production and Trade
2.1.6 Germany
2.1.6.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.6.2 Production and Trade
2.1.7 Italy
2.1.7.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.7.2 Production and Trade
2.1.8 Norway
2.1.8.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.8.2 Production and Trade
2.1.9 Poland
2.1.9.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.9.2 Production and Trade
2.1.10 Romania
2.1.10.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.10.2 Production and Trade
2.1.11 Russia
2.1.11.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.11.2 Production and Trade
2.1.12 Spain
2.1.12.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.12.2 Production and Trade
2.1.13 Sweden
2.1.13.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.13.2 Production and Trade
2.1.14 Switzerland
2.1.14.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.14.2 Production and Trade
2.1.15 The Netherlands
2.1.15.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.15.2 Production and Trade
2.1.16 Turkey
2.1.16.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.16.2 Production and Trade
2.1.17 Ukraine
2.1.17.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.17.2 Production and Trade
2.1.18 United Kingdom
2.1.18.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.18.2 Production and Trade
2.1.19 Rest of Europe
2.1.19.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.19.2 Production and Trade

3 Company Profiles*

Austria (7 Producers)
Belgium (2)
Denmark (1)
Finland (1)
France (3)
Germany (16)
Greece (1)
Hungary (1)
Ireland (1)
Italy (2)
Luxembourg (1)
Norway (2)
Poland (2)
Romania (1)
Russia (4)
Spain (1)
Sweden (1)
Switzerland (4)
The Netherlands (1)
Turkey (4)
United Kingdom (1)

 

*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 materials from 2011 to 2027
Graph 2: European revenues generated with insulation materials from 2011 to 2027 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 3: European production of insulation materials from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Graph 4: European production of stone wool insulation from 2011 to 2027 – split by countries
Graph 5: Demand for insulation materials in Austria from 2011 to 2027
Graph 6: Production of insulation materials in Austria from 2011 to 2027
Graph 7: Demand for insulation materials in Belgium from 2011 to 2027
Graph 8: Production of insulation materials in Belgium from 2011 to 2027
Graph 9: Demand for insulation materials in Czechia from 2011 to 2027
Graph 10: Production of insulation materials in Czechia from 2011 to 2027
Graph 11: Demand for insulation materials in Finland from 2011 to 2027
Graph 12: Production of insulation materials in Finland from 2011 to 2027
Graph 13: Demand for insulation materials in France from 2011 to 2027
Graph 14: Production of insulation materials in France from 2011 to 2027
Graph 15: Demand for insulation materials in Germany from 2011 to 2027
Graph 16: Production of insulation materials in Germany from 2011 to 2027
Graph 17: Demand for insulation materials in Italy from 2011 to 2027
Graph 18: Production of insulation materials in Italy from 2011 to 2027
Graph 19: Demand for insulation materials in Norway from 2011 to 2027
Graph 20: Production of insulation materials in Norway from 2011 to 2027
Graph 21: Demand for insulation materials in Poland from 2011 to 2027
Graph 22: Production of insulation materials in Poland from 2011 to 2027
Graph 23: Demand for insulation materials in Romania from 2011 to 2027
Graph 24: Production of insulation materials in Romania from 2011 to 2027
Graph 25: Demand for insulation materials in Russia from 2011 to 2027
Graph 26: Production of insulation materials in Russia from 2011 to 2027
Graph 27: Demand for insulation materials in Spain from 2011 to 2027
Graph 28: Production of insulation materials in Spain from 2011 to 2027
Graph 29: Demand for insulation materials in Sweden from 2011 to 2027
Graph 30: Production of insulation materials in Sweden from 2011 to 2027
Graph 31: Demand for insulation materials in Switzerland from 2011 to 2027
Graph 32: Production of insulation materials in Switzerland from 2011 to 2027
Graph 33: Demand for insulation materials in the Netherlands from 2011 to 2027
Graph 34: Production of insulation materials in the Netherlands from 2011 to 2027
Graph 35: Demand for insulation materials in Turkey from 2011 to 2027
Graph 36: Production of insulation materials in Turkey from 2011 to 2027
Graph 37: Demand for insulation materials in Ukraine from 2011 to 2027
Graph 38: Production of insulation materials in Ukraine from 2011 to 2027
Graph 39: Demand for insulation materials in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2027
Graph 40: Production of insulation materials in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2027
Graph 41: Demand for insulation materials in the remaining European countries from 2011 to 2027
Graph 42: Production of insulation materials in the remaining European countries from 2011 to 2027

Table 1: European demand for insulation materials from 2011 to 2027 – split by countries
Table 2: European demand for insulation materials from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 3: European revenues generated with insulation materials from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 4: European production of insulation materials from 2011 to 2027 – split by countries
Table 5: European production of insulation materials from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 6: European production of EPS insulation from 2011 to 2027 – split by countries
Table 7: European production of XPS insulation from 2011 to 2027 – split by countries
Table 8: European production of PUR/PIR insulation from 2011 to 2027 – split by countries
Table 9: European production of glass wool insulation from 2011 to 2027 – split by countries
Table 10: Revenues generated with insulation materials in Austria from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 11: Demand for insulation materials in Austria from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 12: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Austria from 2011 to 2027
Table 13: Production of insulation materials in Austria from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 14: Import and export of insulation materials in Austria from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 15: Revenues generated with insulation materials in Belgium from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 16: Demand for insulation materials in Belgium from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 17: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Belgium from 2011 to 2027
Table 18: Production of insulation materials in Belgium from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 19: Import and export of insulation materials in Belgium from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 20: Revenues generated with insulation materials in Czechia from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 21: Demand for insulation materials in Czechia from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 22: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Czechia from 2011 to 2027
Table 23: Production of insulation materials in Czechia from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 24: Import and export of insulation materials in Czechia from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 25: Revenues generated with insulation materials in Finland from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 26: Demand for insulation materials in Finland from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 27: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Finland from 2011 to 2027
Table 28: Production of insulation materials in Finland from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 29: Import and export of insulation materials in Finland from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 30: Revenues generated with insulation materials in France from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 31: Demand for insulation materials in France from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 32: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in France from 2011 to 2027
Table 33: Production of insulation materials in France from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 34: Import and export of insulation materials in France from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 35: Revenues generated with insulation materials in Germany from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 36: Demand for insulation materials in Germany from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 37: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Germany from 2011 to 2027
Table 38: Production of insulation materials in Germany from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 39: Import and export of insulation materials in Germany from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 40: Revenues generated with insulation materials in Italy from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 41: Demand for insulation materials in Italy from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 42: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Italy from 2011 to 2027
Table 43: Production of insulation materials in Italy from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 44: Import and export of insulation materials in Italy from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 45: Revenues generated with insulation materials in Norway from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 46: Demand for insulation materials in Norway from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 47: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Norway from 2011 to 2027
Table 48: Production of insulation materials in Norway from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 49: Import and export of insulation materials in Norway from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 50: Revenues generated with insulation materials in Poland from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 51: Demand for insulation materials in Poland from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 52: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Poland from 2011 to 2027
Table 53: Production of insulation materials in Poland from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 54: Import and export of insulation materials in Poland from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 55: Revenues generated with insulation materials in Romania from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 56: Demand for insulation materials in Romania from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 57: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Romania from 2011 to 2027
Table 58: Production of insulation materials in Romania from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 59: Import and export of insulation materials in Romania from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 60: Revenues generated with insulation materials in Russia from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 61: Demand for insulation materials in Russia from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 62: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Russia from 2011 to 2027
Table 63: Production of insulation materials in Russia from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 64: Import and export of insulation materials in Russia from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 65: Revenues generated with insulation materials in Spain from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 66: Demand for insulation materials in Spain from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 67: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Spain from 2011 to 2027
Table 68: Production of insulation materials in Spain from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 69: Import and export of insulation materials in Spain from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 70: Revenues generated with insulation materials in Sweden from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 71: Demand for insulation materials in Sweden from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 72: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Sweden from 2011 to 2027
Table 73: Production of insulation materials in Sweden from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 74: Import and export of insulation materials in Sweden from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 75: Revenues generated with insulation materials in Switzerland from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 76: Demand for insulation materials in Switzerland from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 77: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Switzerland from 2011 to 2027
Table 78: Production of insulation materials in Switzerland from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 79: Import and export of insulation materials in Switzerland from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 80: Revenues generated with insulation materials in the Netherlands from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 81: Demand for insulation materials in the Netherlands from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 82: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in the Netherlands from 2011 to 2027
Table 83: Production of insulation materials in the Netherlands from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 84: Import and export of insulation materials in the Netherlands from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 85: Revenues generated with insulation materials in Turkey from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 86: Demand for insulation materials in Turkey from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 87: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Turkey from 2011 to 2027
Table 88: Production of insulation materials in Turkey from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 89: Import and export of insulation materials in Turkey from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 90: Revenues generated with insulation materials in Ukraine from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 91: Demand for insulation materials in Ukraine from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 92: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in Ukraine from 2011 to 2027
Table 93: Production of insulation materials in Ukraine from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 94: Import and export of insulation materials in Ukraine from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 95: Revenues generated with insulation materials in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 96: Demand for insulation materials in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 97: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2027
Table 98: Production of insulation materials in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 99: Import and export of insulation materials in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 100: Revenues generated with insulation materials in the remaining European countries from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 101: Demand for insulation materials in the remaining European countries from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 102: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation materials in the remaining European countries from 2011 to 2027
Table 103: Production of insulation materials in the remaining European countries from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials
Table 104: Import and export of insulation materials in the remaining European countries from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of insulation materials