Authored By: Sarah
11 Jul 2024

 Foam Insulation Market Size to grow by USD 20269.8 million between 2024-2028

According to a research report “ Foam Insulation Market” by End-user (Building and construction, Others) Type (Polystyrene foam, Polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foam, Phenolic foam, Polyolefin foam, Elastomeric foam) Geography (APAC, North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, South America)- Global Forecast to 2028 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 20269.8 million, at a CAGR of almost 10.87% during the forecast period. The global automotive industry's ongoing expansion has resulted in heightened demand for foam insulation in this sector. Foam insulation plays a crucial role in the production of various automotive components, including side skirts, wiper cowls, roll pans, and bumpers. The preference for advanced insulation materials, such as polyisocyanurate foam and phenolic foams, is on the rise due to their effectiveness in insulating automotive components and parts. The proliferation of polystyrene and polyurethane foams, which are extensively utilized for manufacturing interior components in cars like seats, headrests, armrests, roof liners, dashboards, and instrument panels, has significantly contributed to the expansion of the global foam insulation market.

Browse market data tables, figures, and in-depth TOC on “Foam Insulation Market” by End-user (Building and construction, Others) Type (Polystyrene foam, Polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foam, Phenolic foam, Polyolefin foam, Elastomeric foam) Geography (APAC, North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, South America) Global Forecast to 2028. Download Free Sample


By End-user, the Building and construction segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024

The Polystyrene foam segment, specifically Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), is projected to remain the market leader in the Foam Insulation Market in the coming years. Polystyrene is a synthetic aromatic hydrocarbon polymer derived from styrene, which can exist in both foamed and solid forms. Two primary types of polystyrene are available: X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS). The construction sector's growing demand for insulation materials, driven by infrastructure development and the increasing number of residential and non-residential projects, will significantly contribute to the rising demand for polystyrene foams during the forecast period.

By Type, Polystyrene foam  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024

In the building and construction sector, foam insulation plays a pivotal role due to its distinctive features, including low thermal conductivity, vibration isolation, waterproofing, and sound absorption. This insulation material is extensively utilized in various applications such as parquet floor waterproofing, wall insulation boards, floating floors, and duct insulation. The construction industry is poised for expansion during the forecast period, particularly in developing countries like China and India, driven by urbanization and the surge in residential, commercial, and infrastructure projects. Consequently, the burgeoning construction industry growth is projected to fuel a substantial increase in demand for foam insulation over the forecast period.

APAC is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024

The foam insulation market represents a significant business opportunity due to the growing demand for energy-efficient and cost-effective insulation solutions. Key players in this industry include BASF SE, Dow Inc., and Huntsman Corporation. These companies leverage advanced technologies, such as polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams, to cater to diverse applications and sectors, including residential, commercial, and industrial. The market's growth is driven by factors like increasing construction activities, stringent energy regulations, and rising awareness about energy conservation.

The Foam Insulation Market growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • Alaska PUF Industries
  • Alpers Insulation
  • Armacell International SA
  • Asahi Kasei Corp.
  • Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
  • Compagnie de Saint Gobain
  • Covestro AG
  • DuPont de Nemours Inc.
  • Elastochem Specialty Chemicals Inc.
  • Green Insulation Technologies
  • Huntsman International LLC
  • Isothane Ltd.
  • Kingspan Group Plc
  • Owens Corning
  • Paulsen Insulation Co. LLC
  • Profoam Corp.
  • Puff Inc.
  • Ravago
  • Southern Foam Insulation

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Research Analysis Overview

The Foam Insulation Market is witnessing significant growth due to the increasing demand for energy efficiency and sustainability in the construction industry. Foam insulations, including rigid foam, spray foam, flexible foam, and loose-fill insulations, are popular choices due to their excellent thermal performance. These insulations help reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by limiting heat transfer between indoor and outdoor environments. Moreover, the use of recyclable materials and bio-based materials in foam insulations is gaining traction as building codes become more stringent. Polyurethane foam and polyolefin foam are common insulation materials, with spray foam offering the advantage of quick installation and filling hard-to-reach areas. Rigid foam and flexible foam are suitable for different applications, such as insulating walls, roofs, and reefer trailers. However, the lack of awareness about the benefits of foam insulations and the potential health concerns related to dust, mold, and allergens are hindering market growth. Condensation can also be an issue with some foam insulations, leading to moisture damage and energy inefficiency. Trucks and reefer trailers are significant consumers of foam insulations for thermal insulation, making the market diverse and dynamic. Overall, the Foam Insulation Market is expected to continue growing due to the need for sustainable and energy-efficient insulation solutions.

Market Research Overview

The Foam Insulation Market encompasses various types of insulation materials, including rigid foam insulation from manufacturers like BASF, as well as phase change materials, vacuum insulation panels, and aerogels. These energy efficient materials play a crucial role in thermal insulation solutions for green buildings, which adhere to green building certifications and sustainable construction practices. Fire safety regulations mandate the use of specialized equipment and materials, such as phenolic foam, elastomeric foam, polystyrene foam, polyurethane foam, polyolefin foam, and flexible foam, in industrial and commercial construction. Retrofitting activities and the HVAC industry also rely heavily on foam insulations to improve energy efficiency and reduce heat transfer. However, there is a lack of awareness regarding the benefits of foam insulations in residential construction, and the use of loose fill insulations continues to be prevalent. The foam insulation market also caters to the manufacturing and industrial sectors, with applications in trucks and reefer trailers. The market's growth is driven by the need to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the increasing focus on sustainability and recyclable materials, such as bio-based materials. Despite the benefits, foam insulations can pose challenges, such as condensation, mold, dust, and allergens, which can impact indoor air quality. Building codes continue to evolve to address these issues and ensure the thermal performance of insulation materials meets the required standards.


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