Global Cold Insulation Market to Reach US$ 13.1 Billion by 2032, Stimulated by Increasing Demand for Air Conditioning and Refrigerating Devices

October 10, 2023 | Chemical & Materials

According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Cold Insulation Market Report by Insulation Type (Fibrous, Cellular, Granular), Material Type (Fiber Glass, Polyurethane Foam, Polystyrene Foam, Phenolic Foam, and Others), Application (HVAC, Chemicals, Oil and Gas, Refrigeration, and Others), and Region 2024-2032,” the global cold insulation market size reached US$ 7.0 Billion in 2023. Cold insulation finds application in environments where the operating temperature falls below room temperature. Its primary purpose is to inhibit condensation, prevent moisture intrusion, and mitigate long-term degradation. The composition typically involves a vapor barrier resistant to mechanical damage, comprising water, solvent, and mastic. Materials commonly employed in cold insulation encompass polyisocyanurate (PIR), polyurethane (PUR) rigid foam, cellular glass, and stainless steel or aluminized steel. This insulation method is globally prevalent due to its environmental benefits, actively contributing to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Polyisocyanurate and polyurethane rigid foams exhibit superior insulating properties, ensuring effective temperature control. Cellular glass provides durability and resistance to moisture ingress. Using stainless steel or aluminized steel reinforces structural integrity while offering corrosion resistance. This versatile application of materials makes cold insulation integral across various industries, aligning with the imperative to adopt sustainable practices and minimize environmental impact. As industries increasingly prioritize environmental responsibility, the demand for cold insulation continues to grow, propelled by its effectiveness in maintaining controlled temperatures and fostering ecological sustainability.

Global Cold Insulation Market Trends:

The global market is majorly driven by the escalating demand for energy efficiency and sustainability across sectors. Cold insulation materials, such as polyisocyanurate (PIR), polyurethane (PUR) rigid foam, and cellular glass, are pivotal in maintaining temperature control, reducing energy consumption, and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. As industries strive to adhere to stringent environmental regulations, the adoption of efficient cold insulation becomes imperative, propelling market growth. Additionally, the increasing prevalence of refrigeration applications in industries such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals contributes significantly to the market. These materials ensure the integrity of temperature-sensitive products during storage and transportation, preventing spoilage and maintaining product efficacy. Moreover, the global expansion of cold storage and logistics infrastructure, driven by the growth of e-commerce and the pharmaceutical sector, fuels the demand for high-performance cold insulation solutions. Besides, the rise in construction activities, especially in regions with extreme climates, further stimulates the market. As energy-efficient buildings gain prominence, the need for effective insulation materials becomes integral to maintaining indoor temperature comfort and reducing heating or cooling energy consumption. With their thermal resistance properties, cold insulation materials contribute to achieving sustainable building standards. Another factor driving market growth is increasing awareness of cold insulation's economic and operational benefits. Industries recognize that investing in high-quality insulation materials results in long-term cost savings through reduced energy consumption and maintenance costs. The durability of materials like cellular glass enhances their lifecycle performance, making them a cost-effective choice for industries looking for sustainable solutions. As industries prioritize sustainable practices, the market is poised for sustained growth, providing critical solutions for various applications. Looking forward, the market value is projected to reach US$ 13.1 Billion by 2032, expanding at a CAGR of 7.1% during 2024-2032.

Market Summary:

  • Based on the insulation type, the market has been segmented as fibrous, cellular, and granular.
  • Based on the material type, the market has been divided into fiber glass, polyurethane foam, polystyrene foam, phenolic foam, and others.
  • Based on the application, the market has been categorized into HVAC, chemicals, oil and gas, refrigeration, and others.
  • Region-wise, the market has been segmented into North America (the United States and Canada); Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, and others); Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others); and the Middle East and Africa. 
  • The competitive landscape of the market has also been examined, with some of the key players being Armacell, Aspen Aerogels Inc., BASF SE, CertainTeed (Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A.), Covestro AG, Dow Inc., Evonik Industries AG, Huntsman Corporation, Kingspan Group plc and Owens Corning.

Report Scope:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Billion
Segment Coverage Insulation Type, Material Type, Application, Region
Region Covered Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Countries Covered United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered Armacell, Aspen Aerogels Inc., BASF SE, CertainTeed (Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A.), Covestro AG, Dow Inc., Evonik Industries AG, Huntsman Corporation, Kingspan Group plc and Owens Corning.
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