Insulation Material Market Report - Europe

 

Opinions on building insulation are far apart: an important contribution to reducing energy consumption and climate protection - or an inefficient waste, if not a fire hazard? In any case, insulation materials are very promising for manufacturers and dealers: In Europe alone, market volume amounted to about 232 million cubic meters in 2018. This is the third time that Ceresana has conducted an objective and numerical study of the European market for insulation materials used in the construction industry. Mineral wool (glass and stone wool), polystyrene-based insulation material (EPS and XPS) as well as polyurethane (PUR/PIR) are used for thermal and sound insulation in particular. Not included in this study, however, is insulation material used in others segments, for example in the automotive industry, in the production of household appliances and commercial devices, as well as in industrial process plants.

Insulation Material – No Uniform Market

The respective development of the construction industry, especially building construction, as well as national regulations and subsidy programs for energy efficiency, can lead to different market dynamics in different countries. The current study therefore examines the specific circumstances and factors in the individual country profiles. Further, specific demand for insulation material also depends on the economic situation of a country, i.e. factors such as unemployment rate of available income, and demographic development. For the demand for insulation material, it is also important how fast and extensive each government turns EU-guidelines into national low – and whether or not the population also cares about better energy efficiency. Furthermore, the utilized types of insulation materials can vary a lot regionally. Insulation materials made of renewable raw materials such as flax, hemp or wood fiber, are not yet playing a major role, economically speaking.

XPS – Higher Costs Prevent More Dynamic Development

Extruded polystyrene (XPS) is an alternative to expandable polystyrene (EPS, also known under the brand name Styrofoam). In contrast to the EPS process, the production of XPS begins with solid polystyrene crystals. These are fed into an extruder together with a blowing agent and other additives. This is where the individual components are mixed and melted at high temperature and under high pressure conditions. The resulting viscous liquid plastic is pressed through the mold. After the discharge, the mass expands into a foam and cools down. The XPS blocks can then be cut to size. Among others, XPS offers high mechanical strength, pressure resistance, and humidity resistance. A disadvantage of XPS is the high consumption of primary energy in the production of rigid foam insulation panels. This also results in a comparatively high price. Price sensitivity on the side of demand inhibits the market dynamics of XPS insulation materials. The European production volume for XPS insulation material amounted to about 11.2 million cubic meters in 2018.


The Study in Brief:

Chapter 1 offers an overview of the European Market for insulation material, including forecasts until 2026. Data on revenues, volume of production and demand as well as on the 5 individual categories of insulation material (EPS, XPS, PUR / PIR, glass wool, and stone wool) are given in clear tables and figures.

Chapter 2 provides a presentation and analysis of the European market for insulation materials. The market development of 18 countries is analyzed individually. Information is given on demand for, revenues generated and trade with as well as production of insulation material. Figures on demand and trade are split into 4 categories of insulation material (EPS & XPS, PUR & PIR, glass wool, stone wool). The figures on production are split into 5 types of insulation material (EPS, XPS, PUR & PIR, glass wool, stone wool).

Chapter 3 provides profiles of the largest manufacturers of insulation material, clearly arranged according to contact details, turnover, profit, product range, production sites, profile summary, product types, and application areas. In-depth profiles of the 53 most important producers are given, including BASF SE, BEWiSynbra Group AB, BMI Group, 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
1.1.4 Insulation Material Types
1.1.4.1 Expandable Polystyrene (EPS)
1.1.4.2 Extruded Polystyrene (XPS)
1.1.4.3 Polyurethane (PUR/PIR)
1.1.4.4 Glass Wool
1.1.4.5 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 (1)
Croatia (1)
Denmark (1)
Finland (1)
France (3)
Germany (14)
Greece (1)
Ireland (1)
Italy (2)
Luxembourg (1)
Norway (2)
Poland (1)
Romania (1)
Russia (6)
Spain (1)
Sweden (1)
Switzerland (3)
The Netherlands (1)
Turkey (2)
United Kingdom (2)

 

*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 2010 to 2026
Graph 2: European demand for insulation material from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Graph 3: European revenues generated with insulation material from 2010 to 2026 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 4: European production of insulation material from 2010 until 2026
Graph 5: European production of insulation material from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Graph 6: Demand for insulation material in Austria from 2010 to 2026
Graph 7: Production of insulation material in Austria from 2010 to 2026
Graph 8: Demand for insulation material in Belgium from 2010 to 2026
Graph 9: Production of insulation material in Belgium from 2010 to 2026
Graph 10: Demand for insulation material in Czechia from 2010 to 2026
Graph 11: Production of insulation material in Czechia from 2010 to 2026
Graph 12: Demand for insulation material in Finland from 2010 to 2026
Graph 13: Production of insulation material in Finland from 2010 to 2026
Graph 14: Demand for insulation material in France from 2010 to 2026
Graph 15: Production of insulation material in France from 2010 to 2026
Graph 16: Demand for insulation material in Germany from 2010 to 2026
Graph 17: Production of insulation material in Germany from 2010 to 2026
Graph 18: Demand for insulation material in Italy from 2010 to 2026
Graph 19: Production of insulation material in Italy from 2010 to 2026
Graph 20: Demand for insulation material in Norway from 2010 to 2026
Graph 21: Production of insulation material in Norway from 2010 to 2026
Graph 22: Demand for insulation material in Poland from 2010 to 2026
Graph 23: Production of insulation material in Poland from 2010 to 2026
Graph 24: Demand for insulation material in Romania from 2010 to 2026
Graph 25: Production of insulation material in Romania from 2010 to 2026
Graph 26: Demand for insulation material in Russia from 2010 to 2026
Graph 27: Production of insulation material in Russia from 2010 to 2026
Graph 28: Demand for insulation material in Spain from 2010 to 2026
Graph 29: Production of insulation material in Spain from 2010 to 2026
Graph 30: Demand for insulation material in Sweden from 2010 to 2026
Graph 31: Production of insulation material in Sweden from 2010 to 2026
Graph 32: Demand for insulation material in Switzerland from 2010 to 2026
Graph 33: Production of insulation material in Switzerland from 2010 to 2026
Graph 34: Demand for insulation material in the Netherlands from 2010 to 2026
Graph 35: Production of insulation material in the Netherlands from 2010 to 2026
Graph 36: Demand for insulation material in Turkey from 2010 to 2026
Graph 37: Production of insulation material in Turkey from 2010 to 2026
Graph 38: Demand for insulation material in the Ukraine from 2010 to 2026
Graph 39: Production of insulation material in Ukraine from 2010 to 2026
Graph 40: Demand for insulation material in the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2026
Graph 41: Production of insulation material in the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2026
Graph 42: Demand for insulation material in the remaining European countries from 2010 to 2026
Graph 43: Production of insulation material in the remaining European countries from 2010 to 2026

Table 1: European demand for insulation material from 2010 to 2026 – split by countries
Table 2: European demand for insulation material from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 3: European revenues generated with insulation material from 2010 to 2026 in billion EUR – split by countries
Table 4: European production of insulation material from 2010 to 2026 – split by countries
Table 5: European production of insulation material from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 6: European production of insulation material made of EPS from 2010 to 2026 – split by countries
Table 7: European production of insulation material made of XPS from 2010 to 2026 – split by countries
Table 8: European production of insulation material made of PUR from 2010 to 2026 – split by countries
Table 9: European production of insulation material made of glass wool from 2010 to 2026 – split by countries
Table 10: European production of insulation material made of stone wool from 2010 to 2026 – split by countries
Table 11: Revenues generated with insulation material in Austria from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 12: Demand for insulation material in Austria from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 13: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Austria from 2010 to 2026
Table 14: Important manufacturers of insulation material in Austria
Table 15: Production of insulation material in Austria from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 16: Trade with insulation material in Austria from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 17: Revenues generated with insulation material in Belgium from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 18: Demand for insulation material in Belgium from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 19: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Belgium from 2010 to 2026
Table 20: Production of insulation material in Belgium from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 21: Trade with insulation material in Belgium from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 22: Revenues generated with insulation material in Czechia from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 23: Demand for insulation material in Czechia from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 24: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Czechia from 2010 to 2026
Table 25: Trade with insulation material in Czechia from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 26: Production of insulation material in Czechia from 2010 to 2026 – split by types of insulation material
Table 27: Revenues generated with insulation material in Finland from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 28: Demand for insulation material in Finland from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 29: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Finland from 2010 to 2026
Table 30: Production of insulation material in Finland from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 31: Trade with insulation material in Finland from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 32: Revenues generated with insulation material in France from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 33: Demand for insulation material in France from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 34: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in France from 2010 to 2026
Table 35: Important manufacturers of insulation material in France
Table 36: Production of insulation material in France from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 37: Trade with insulation material in France from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 38: Revenues generated with insulation material in Germany from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 39: Demand for insulation material in Germany from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 40: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Germany from 2010 to 2026
Table 41: Important manufacturers of insulation material in Germany
Table 42: Production of insulation material in Germany from 2010 to 2026 – split by types of insulation material
Table 43: Trade with insulation material in Germany from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 44: Revenues generated with insulation material in Italy from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 45: Demand for insulation material in Italy from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 46: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Italy from 2010 to 2026
Table 47: Production of insulation material in Italy from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 48: Trade with insulation material in Italy from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 49: Revenues generated with insulation material in Norway from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 50: Demand for insulation material in Norway from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 51: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Norway from 2010 to 2026
Table 52: Production of insulation material in Norway from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 53: Trade with insulation material in Norway from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 54: Revenues generated with insulation material in Poland from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 55: Demand for insulation material in Poland from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 56: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Poland from 2010 to 2026
Table 57: Production of insulation material in Poland from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 58: Trade with insulation material in Poland from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 59: Revenues generated with insulation material in Romania from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 60: Demand for insulation material in Romania from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 61: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Romania from 2010 to 2026
Table 62: Production of insulation material in Romania from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 63: Trade with insulation material in Romania from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 64: Revenues generated with insulation material in Russia from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 65: Demand for insulation material in Russia from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 66: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Russia from 2010 to 2026
Table 67: Important manufacturers of insulation material in Russia
Table 68: Production of insulation material in Russia from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 69: Trade with insulation material in Russia from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 70: Revenues generated with insulation material in Spain from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 71: Demand for insulation material in Spain from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 72: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Spain from 2010 to 2026
Table 73: Production of insulation material in Spain from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 74: Trade with insulation material in Spain from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 75: Revenues generated with insulation material in Sweden from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 76: Demand for insulation material in Sweden from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 77: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Sweden from 2010 to 2026
Table 78: Production of insulation material in Sweden from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 79: Trade with insulation material in Sweden from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 80: Revenues generated with insulation material in Switzerland from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 81: Demand for insulation material in Switzerland from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 82: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Switzerland from 2010 to 2026
Table 83: Production of insulation material in Switzerland from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 84: Trade with insulation material in Switzerland from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 85: Important manufacturers of insulation material in Switzerland
Table 86: Revenues generated with insulation material in the Netherlands from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 87: Demand for insulation material in the Netherlands from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 88: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in the Netherlands from 2010 to 2026
Table 89: Production of insulation material in the Netherlands from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 90: Trade with insulation material in the Netherlands from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 91: Revenues generated with insulation material in Turkey from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 92: Demand for insulation material in Turkey from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 93: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Turkey from 2010 to 2026
Table 94: Production of insulation material in Turkey from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 95: Trade with insulation material in Turkey from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 96: Revenues generated with insulation material in Ukraine from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 97: Demand for insulation material in Ukraine from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 98: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in Ukraine from 2010 to 2026
Table 99: Production of insulation material in Ukraine from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 100: Trade with insulation material in Ukraine from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 101: Revenues generated with insulation material in the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 102: Demand for insulation material in the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 103: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2026
Table 104: Production of insulation material in the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 105: Trade with insulation material in the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 106: Revenues generated with insulation material in the remaining European countries from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 107: Demand for insulation material in the remaining European countries from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 108: Production, import, and export of and demand for insulation material in the remaining European countries from 2010 to 2026
Table 109: Important manufacturers of insulation material in the remaining European countries
Table 110: Production of insulation material in the remaining European countries from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types
Table 111: Trade with insulation material in the remaining European countries from 2010 to 2026 – split by insulation material types