The Future of Flame-Retardant Foams and Insulation to 2023

The global fire-retardant insulation foam market is forecast to grow at 8.9% CAGR from 2018 to achieve $126.7 billion in 2023. The fire-retardant insulation segment will increase its market share in the global polymer foam market by four percentage points between 2018 and 2023.

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 18 Dec 2018
Product format: Hard copy, Digital copy
Number of tables: 73
  • The report focuses approximately 75 % in building and construction; 15% transportation and 10% furnishings.

  • Adjacent industries are reviewed owing to the correlation in respect of fire-retardancy regulations and codes explained within the study. This includes regional regulatory differences which drive the choice of foam materials.
  • The study examines the complexity of flame-retardant foam choice from an end-user perspective and helps to unravel thermal insulation performance differences and flame-retardant chemical safety issues between the various polymer foams—particularly as regulatory control;  fire-retardant test procedures; and specifications continually evolve.

Description

Our exclusive content:

  • An overview of the key drivers for innovations and technological developments in the flame-retardant foams and insulation markets.
  • Detailed information on the regulatory landscape and health and safety requirements
  • The flame-retardant foams and insulation market broken down by retardant type, material, end use and by region.

What methodology is used?

The Future of Flame-retardant Foams and Insulation to 2023 is based on both primary and secondary research. Primary research included interviews with key participants in marketing, sales, production and product development for the entire flame-retardant and insulation supply chain, Key participants interviewed included personnel from producers, raw material suppliers, and general industry experts. Secondary research included information acquired from technical literature, reports, papers, conference proceedings, company information, and other trade, business or government sources. Regulations globally with regards to flame-retardancy are studied in detail.

What will you discover?

  • In-depth overview of the global flame-retardant foams and insulation market to 2023
  • A comprehensive look at the supply chain and the competitive landscape including mergers and acquisitions.
  • Information on both hybrid and bio based sustainable flame-retardant foam and insulation materials.

Who should buy this report?

  • Raw material suppliers, including suppliers of flame-retardant additives
  • Foam and insulation product manufacturers
  • Manufacturing equipment suppliers and distributors
  • Integrators and users
  • Regulators and industry analysts

Table of Contents

Executive summary

Overview

Introduction and methodology

  • Introduction and scope
  • Objectives
  • Methodology
    • Definitions
      • Abbreviations and glossary of terms

Market overview

  • Introduction
  • Types of flame-retardant polymer foams
  • Industry segments overview
  • Influence of macro and economic trends
  • Flame-retardant foam supply chain and key players
  • Supply chain dynamics, expansions, mergers and acquisitions
  • Materials choice criteria dynamics
    • Regulatory
    • Health and Safety, and Environment
    • Construction methods and materials
    • Building and construction industry
    • Insulation markets and choice criteria

Cutting-edge technology developments

  • Introduction
  • Key drivers for innovation
  • Patent landscape
  • Technology developments
    • Phase change materials
    • Spray foam / foil hybrids (Hi-Foil)
    • Bio-based sustainable insulation options
    • Alternative building constructions – prefabrication
    • Modified atmosphere Insulation (MAI cores)
    • RSI-2.1 Insulated siding
    • FoAM-BUILD nano-cellular foams
    • Blue edge polymeric flame-retardant foam
    • Phosphorous based flame retardants for PU foam

 Regulatory landscape for flame-retardant foams and insulation

  • Introduction
  • Building and construction industry
    • Insulation requirements and energy conservation
    • Flame-retardancy requirements
    • Health and safety and the environment
    • Regulations by region
  • Transportation industry
    • Insulation requirements and energy conservation
    • Flame-retardancy requirements
    • Health and safety and the environment
    • Regulations by region
  • Soft furnishings industry
    • Flame-retardancy requirements
    • Health and safety and the environment
      • Countdown begins for HBCD phase-out

Flame-retardant foams and insulation market by flame retardant type

  • Introduction
  • Flame retardants – How do they work?
  • Phase – gas or condensation
  • Radical scavengers in gas phase      
  • Radical scavengers in condensed (solid-liquid) phase:
    • Barriers – Intumescent
    • Fillers – like calcium carbonate and woolastonite
    • Inorganic and hydrated compounds and synergists
  • Flame-retardant systems
    • Halogenated flame-retardants
    • Non-halogenated flame-retardants
    • Inherent flame-retardant materials
  • Flame retardant chemical suppliers

Flame-retardant foams and insulation market by material type

  • Introduction
  • Insulation performance by material type
    • RSI-Value comparisons
    • Comparative cost of performance
  • Flame-retardant foam insulation manufacturing processes
  • Flame-retardant Insulation types based on polymer
    • Polyurethane
    • Polystyrene
    • Phenolic resins
    • Polyolefin resins
    • Elastomers
    • Ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber
    • Others
  • Major material manufacturers

Flame-retardant foams and insulation by end use

  • Introduction
  • Construction
    • Flame-retardant foam insulation by building envelope location
      • Walls
      • Lofts and roofing
      • Flooring
      • Pipe and ductwork
  • Transportation industry
    • Introduction
    • End use applications
      • Seating
      • Headliners
      • Panels
  • Soft furnishing industry
    • Introduction
    • Key segments
      • Upholstery
      • Bedding

Flame-retardant foams and insulation market by region

  • Overview
  • Regional differences in building structure
  • North America
  • South and Central America
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Rest of the World

Tables and Figures

  • Building and construction revenue share by region, 2018 (%)
  • Foam physical structures, closed and open cells.
  • Global market share of polymer foams by industry, 2018 (% of tonnes)
  • Percentage global building and construction spend by region, 2018 and 2023 (%)
  • Global population by region, 2023 (millions people)
  • Regional building and construction revenues, 2013-2023 ($ billion)
  • Key criteria for insulation choice
  • Diagram of flame propagation in polymer foam
  • Major flame-retardant chemical manufacturers market share, 2018 (% value)
  • Flame-retardant foams and insulation market by material type 2013-23, by value ($ million)
  • Flame-retardant foems and insulation market by material type 2013-23, by volume ('000 tonne)       
  • Thermal conductivity of thermal insulation materials by type
  • Comparison of insulation thickness for an RSI- value of 4.4 (R-25 us)
  • Global flame-retardant foam market share by type, 2018 (% value)
  • Global flame-retardant foam market share by type, 2023 (% value)
  • Flame-retardant rigid polyurethane foam and insulation market 2013-23, by value and volume ($ million, '000 tonne)
  • Flame-retardant spray polyurethane foam and insulation market 2013-23, by value and volume ($ million, '000 tonne)
  • Flame-retardant polystyrene foam and insulation market 2013-23, by value and volume ($ million, '000 tonne)
  • Flame-retardant polystyrene chips foam and insulation market 2013-23, (by value and volume ($ million, '000 tonne)
  • Flame-retardant phenolic foam and insulation market 2013-23, by value and volume ($ million, '000 tonne)
  • Flame-retardant polyolefin foam and insulation market 2013-23, by value and volume ($ million, '000 tonne)
  • Flame-retardant elastomeric foam and insulation market 2013-23, by value and volume ($ million, '000 tonne)
  • Global final energy consumption by major sector, 2015 (% )
  • Global polymer foams by industry, 2018 , value based market share (%)
  • Global polymer foams by industry, 2023, valuebased market share (%)
  • End use applications for thermal insulation materials in construction
  • Building and Construction market, 2018, by region (% market share)
  • Building and construction market, 2023, by region (% market share)
  • Flame-retardant chemicals abbreviations
  • Polymer, plastics and related chemical abbreviations
  • GDP and growth for major economies at 2016 prices, 2013-2023             ($ billion)
  • Global Population Growth, 2013,2018, 2023 (millions, % CAGR)
  • Building and construction output by region, 2013 – 2023 ($ Billion)
  • Timeline of major regulatory, codes and directive changes affecting thermal insulation
  • Summary of insulation building codes, North America
  • Summary of insulation building codes, Europe
  • Summary of insulation building codes, Europe
  • Summary of regulatory controls of flame-retardant foam insulation within the transportation industry
  • Flame-retardant foam and insulation market by flame-retardant type 2013-23, by value ($ million)
  • Flame-retardant foam and insulation market by flame-retardant type 2013-23, by volume ('000 tonne)
  • Halogenated flame-retardant foam and insulation market 2013-23, by value and volume ($ million)
  • Non-halogenated flame-retardant foam and insulation market 2013-23, by value and volume ($ million)
  • Flame-retardant by type, manufacturers
  • Flame-retardant foams and insulation market by vertical segment, 2013-23, by value ($ million)
  • Flame-retardant foams and insulation market, by vertical segment, 2013-23, by volume ('000 tonne)
  • Flame-retardant foams and insulation market, by vertical segment, 2013-23, By cubic volume (million m3)
  • Flame-retardant foam insulation for construction market 2013-23, by value, volume, cubic volume ($ million, "000 tonnes, million m3) 
  • Flame-retardant foam insulation for residential construction market 2013-23, by value, volume and cubic volume (4 million, '000 tonne, million m3)
  • Flame-retardant foam insulation for residential construction by type 2013-23, by value ($ million)
  • Flame-retardant foam insulation for residential construction by type 2013-23, by volume ('000 tonne)
  • Flame-retardant foam insulation for non-residential construction market 2013-23, by value, volume and cubic volume (4 million, '000 tonne, million m3)
  • Flame-retardant foam insulation for non-residential construction market by type 2013-23, by value ($ million)
  • Flame-retardant foam insulation for non-residential construction market by type 2013-23, by volume ('000 tonne)
  • Flame-retardant foam insulation for automotive market 2013-23, by value, volume and cubic volume (4 million, '000 tonne, million m3)
  • Flame-retardant foam insulation for automotive market by type 2013-23, by value ($ million)
  • Flame-retardant foam insulation for automotive market by type 2013-23, by volume ‘000 tonne)
  • Flame-retardant foam insulation for furniture and bedding market 2013-23, by value, volume and cubic volume (4 million, '000 tonne, million m3)
  • Flame-retardant foam insulation, B&C market by region, 2013-23, by value ($ million )
  • Flame-retardant foam insulation, B&C markets by region, 2013-23, by volume ('000 tonne)
  • Flame-retardant foam insulation, B&C market by region, 2013-23, by cubic volume (million m3)
  • NA flame-retardant foam insulation, B&C market by foam type, 2013-23, by value ($ million)
  • NA flame-retardant foam insulation, B&C markets by foam type, 2013-23, by volume ('000 tonne)  
  • NA flame-retardant foam insulation, B&C market by foam type, 2013-23, by cubic volume (million m3)
  • SCA flame-retardant foam insulation, B&C market by foam type, 2013-23, by value ($ million)
  • SCA flame-retardant foam insulation, B&C markets by foam type, 2013-23, by volume ('000 tonne)
  • SCA flame-retardant foam insulation, B&C market by foam type, 2013-23, by cubic volume (million m3)
  • EU flame-retardant foam insulation, B&C market by foam type, 2013-23, by value ($ million)
  • EU flame-retardant foam insulation, B&C markets by foam type, 2013-23, by volume ('000 tonne)
  • EU flame-retardant foam insulation, B&C market by foam type, 2013-23, by cubic volume (million m3)
  • APAC flame-retardant foam insulation, B&C market by foam type, 2013-23, by value ($ million)
  • 15 APAC flame-retardant foam insulation, B&C markets by foam type, 2013-23, by volume ('000 tonne)
  • APAC flame-retardant foam insulation, B&C market by foam type, 2013-23, by cubic volume (million m3)
  • ROW flame-retardant foam insulation, B&C market by foam type, 2013-23, by value ($ million)
  • ROW flame-retardant foam insulation, B&C markets by foam type, 2013-23, by volume ('000 tonne)
  • ROW flame-retardant foam insulation, B&C market by foam type, 2013-23, by cubic volume (million m3)