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The European Market for Thermal Insulation Products - Tenth Edition - Polyurethane Foam

  • ID: 3329367
  • Report
  • July 2015
  • Region: Europe
  • IAL
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Armacell
  • BASF
  • Dow Chemical
  • Kingspan
  • Knauf Insulation
  • Recticel
  • MORE
This report covers the market for polyurethane and polyisocyanurate (PU/PIR) thermal insulation products in Europe and is drawn from the author’s study set on The European Market for Thermal Insulation Products. It updates the author's last edition of the aforementioned study which was last published in 2013. The author has many years of expertise researching the thermal insulation markets of Europe

Produced from a mixture of polyols, isocyanates, process additives and blowing agents, polyurethane foams can provide very high performance insulating products, despite the change from CFC to CFC-free blowing agents.  The foam can be produced in a number of ways depending upon its ultimate use:

(i)        Continuous production of slabstock, which can be cut into flat sheets or shapes
(ii)       Continuous lamination between two rigid substrates, suitable for structural building applications
(iii)       Lamination between two flexible substrates
(iv)       In-situ moulding for refrigerators, pipe sections and cavity walls
(v)       Surface spraying for flat roofing and storage tanks.

Polyisocyanurate foams, which offer improved fire resistance, have become popular due to new building regulations.  Polyisocyanurate foams are used in both rigid- and flexible-faced panels.

Polyurethane foams are not as widely used as some other materials due to their relatively high cost.  However, the excellent low thermal conductivity and wide operating temperature mean that polyurethane can, if specified, be used in virtually all areas of the construction sector.

Polyurethane is most widely used for the following applications:
-      Dry lining plasterboard for internal solid wall insulation where space is limited
-      External/cavity wall insulation
-      Suspended/floating floors
-      Pitched roofing for residential, agricultural and commercial buildings
-      Cold stores and food process plant
-      Refrigerated transport
-      Blown in-situ for flat roofs, storage tanks, windows and pipe work
-      Domestic and commercial refrigerators
-      Rigid pipe insulation.

Methodology

The information comprised in this study is based on both secondary and primary sources. The desk research examined relevant technical and trade journals, published official statistics, and figures derived from trade associations. The primary interview programme included high-level respondents in companies manufacturing, distributing and/or installing thermal insulation materials.

Actual consumption figures are provided for 2014, which has been taken as the base year. Figures are in volume (m3 and tonnes) and value (€). Typical densities have been used to convert between the different volume units, and common prices have been used to convert from volume to value. However, it must be noted that material densities and prices can vary significantly for a given material according to the product’s intended end use.

The study also presents five-year forecasts to 2019, derived from industry and economic indicators, as well as other relevant legislative, commercial and/or technical issues likely to affect individual countries, thermal insulation materials and products, and the end uses to where these are applied.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Armacell
  • BASF
  • Dow Chemical
  • Kingspan
  • Knauf Insulation
  • Recticel
  • MORE
1. Introduction – PU/PIR
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Prices
1.3 Densities

2. Market Influences – PU/PIR
2.1 Country Background
2.2 AT – Construction Output
2.3 Benelux – Construction Output (BE)
2.4 Benelux – Construction Output (NL)
2.5 DK – Construction Output
2.6 FI – Construction Output
2.7 FR – Construction Output
2.8 DE – Construction Output
2.9 IE – Construction Output
2.10 IT – Construction Output
2.11 NO – Construction Output
2.12 PT – Construction Output
2.13 ES – Construction Output
2.14 SE – Construction Output
2.15 CH – Construction Output
2.16 UK – Construction Output
2.17 Baltic States – Construction Output
2.18 BG - Construction Output
2.19 CZ – Construction Output
2.20 HU – Construction Output
2.21 PL – Construction Output
2.22 RO – Construction Output
2.23 RU – Construction Output
2.24 SK - Construction Output
2.25 SI - Construction Output
2.26 TR - Construction Output
2.27 Material Trends

3. Market Summary & Spot Forecasts – PU/PIR
3.1 Total Market Volume, Base Year (m3)
3.2 Total Market Volume, Spot Forecast (m3)
3.3 Total Market Volume, Base year (Tonnes)
3.4 Total Market Volume, Spot Forecast (Tonnes)
3.5 Total Market Volume, Base Year (€ million)
3.6 Total Market Volume, Spot Forecast € million)
3.7 Total Market Volume WE, Base Year (m3)
3.8 Total Market Volume WE, Spot Forecast (m3)
3.9 Total Market Volume WE, Base Year (Tonnes)
3.10 Total Market Volume WE, Spot Forecast (Tonnes)
3.11 Total Market Volume WE, Base Year (€ million)
3.12 Total Market volume WE, Spot Forecast (€ million)
3.13 Total Market Volume EE and CE, Base Year (m3)
3.14 Total Market volume EE and CE, Spot Forecast (m3)
3.15 Total Market Volume EE and CE, Base Year (Tonnes)
3.16 Total Market Volume EE & CE, Spot Forecast (Tonnes)
3.17 Total Market Volume EE & CE, Base Year (€ million)
3.18 Total Market Volume EE & CE, Spot Forecast (€ million)

4. EU Market Review – PU/PIR
4.1 Total Market by Country in WE, Base & 5 Year Forecasts (m3)
4.2 Total Market by Country in WE, Base & 5 Year Forecasts (T)
4.3 Total Market by Country in WE, Base & 5 Year Forecasts (€M)
4.4 Total Market by Country in EE & CE, Base & 5 Year Forecasts (m3)
4.5 Total Market by Country in EE & CE, Base & 5 Year Forecasts (T)
4.6 Total Market by Country in EE & CE, Base & 5 Year Forecasts (€M)
4.7 Total Market in Building & Industry WE, Base Year (m3)
4.8 Total Market in Building & Industry WE, Base Year (T)
4.9 Total Market in Building & Industry WE, Base Year (€M)
4.10 Total Market in Building & Industry EE & CE, Base Year (m3)
4.11 Total Market in Building & Industry EE & CE, Base Year (T)
4.12 Total Market in Building & Industry EE & CE, Base Year (€M)
4.13 Growth Rates by WE Countries, Base & 5 Year Forecast (m3)
4.14 Growth Rates by WE Countries, Base & 5 Year Forecast (T)
4.15 Growth Rates by EE & CE Countries, Base & 5 Year Forecast (m3)
4.16 Growth Rates by EE & CE Countries, Base & 5 Year Forecast (T)
4.17 Growth Rates in WE by End-use, Base & 5 Year Forecasts (m3)
4.18 Growth Rates in WE by End-use, Base & 5 Year Forecasts (T)
4.19 Growth Rates in EE & CE by End-use, Base & 5 Year Forecasts (m3)
4.20 Growth Rates in EE & CE by End-use, Base & 5 Year Forecasts (T)

5. Profiles of Key European Suppliers
5.1 Armacell
5.2 BASF
5.3 Dow Chemical
5.4 Kingspan
5.5 Knauf Insulation
5.6 Recticel
5.7 Rockwool
5.8 Saint-Gobain Isover
5.9 URSA

6. Directory of Extruded Polystyrene Suppliers
6.1 Austria
6.2 Belgium
6.3 Bulgaria
6.4 Czech Republic
6.5 Denmark
6.6 Finland
6.7 France
6.8 Germany
6.9 Hungary
6.10 Ireland
6.11 Italy
6.12 Latvia
6.13 Netherlands
6.14 Norway
6.15 Poland
6.16 Portugal
6.17 Romania
6.18 Russia
6.19 Slovakia
6.20 Spain
6.21 Sweden
6.22 Switzerland
6.23 Turkey
6.24 Ukraine
6.25 United Kingdom
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- Armacell
- BASF
- Dow Chemical
- Kingspan
- Knauf Insulation
- Recticel
- Rockwool
- Saint-Gobain Isover
- URSA

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