Insulation is a process of isolating something from its surrounding atmosphere in order to sustain its normal state of being. Insulations are of several types such as acoustic insulation, thermal insulation and electric insulation. Insulation materials such as wood, rubber, glass and plastic are used for various insulation processes and their selection is often influenced by insulating value, corrosion resistance, fire safety and other factors.
Insulation materials or Insulators are non-conducting materials that do not allow heat, water, electricity or sound to pass through them. R-value, which is the degree of thermal resistance, determines the quality of the insulation material. The major share of insulators is used in buildings for thermal insulation; however, the insulation materials are also used for automotive and electronic insulations.
The global insulation market is segmented based on insulation materials and applications. On the basis of insulation materials, the market is divided into fiberglass, mineral wool, plastic foam and others. Fiberglass segment holds the largest share in the overall insulation market followed by plastic foam. Fiberglass is the most popular insulation material due to its ability to increase the energy efficiency of a building and in addition it is also used for soundproofing of buildings. Application wise, the insulation market is segmented into industrial; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); original equipment manufacturers (OEM); residential construction; non-residential construction; and others. The residential application segment is the largest segment owing to rising construction and repairing activities around the globe.
Insulation materials are used in buildings to reduce greenhouse emissions and save energy. Rising concerns over global warming and increasing energy cost due to depleting earthly resources are driving the building insulation market globally. Increased environmental concerns have given rise to the trend of greener insulation alternatives and high temperature thermal insulation products.ASDReport.com has a collection of reports on insulation market. The reports cover various topics and products related to insulation industry like aerogel, insulation and much more.