Foam Insulation Market Report

Foam Insulation Market Report, By Type (Polystyrene, Polyurethane and Polyisocyanurate, Polyolefin, Elastomeric, Phenolic and Others), End Users and Geography – Global Market Share, Trend Analysis & Forecast , 2019 - 2029

Report Code : 11717 | Publish Date : Upcoming | Industry : Chemicals_Materials | Geography : Global


Foam insulators are frequently used to minimize heat transfer and air filtration by filling in gaps and cracks in buildings or structures. These insulators can seal walls, ceilings, floor cavities, and areas around electrical outlets, switchboards, and walls where doors and windows meet. There are different types of foam insulation available, including polystyrene foam, polyurethane foam, polyolefin foam, phenolic foam, elastomeric foam, and others. Among these, spray foam is the most common technique used for insulation because it does not lose its shape over time. However, it is important to note that foam insulation can be hazardous if proper protective gear and equipment are not used during installation. Therefore, it is recommended to hire professionals for this job. The increasing demand for foam insulation in developing countries is being driven by urbanization, modernization, and infrastructural development. This demand is particularly high in the construction industry, where there is a need for expanding buildings or constructing new ones. The market value for foam insulation has also been boosted by the growing demand for polystyrene foams. Additionally, stringent government regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions are expected to create new opportunities for the foam insulation market. Finally, increased demand for foam insulation from various end-user industries is expected to further drive market growth.


Governments and regulatory bodies around the world are enforcing strict regulations aimed at reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Foam insulation has emerged as a viable solution for enhancing the energy efficiency of buildings, thereby leading to an increase in its demand. The construction industry is witnessing growth, driven by increasing urbanization and population expansion, and foam insulation is being extensively used in construction projects owing to its superior insulation capabilities, durability, and ease of installation. Furthermore, the demand for sustainable and eco-friendly building materials is on the rise, and foam insulation is preferred due to its potential to decrease energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. As individuals become more aware of the benefits of insulation, the demand for foam insulation is growing. Apart from reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, foam insulation enhances overall comfort and indoor air quality in buildings. With the advent of new technologies and materials, foam insulation has become more efficient, cost-effective, and easier to install, further augmenting the growth of the foam insulation market.


The use of foam insulation products is increasing due to the rising demand for energy-efficient and sustainable construction practices in residential and commercial buildings. Industrial applications such as refrigeration, HVAC systems, and insulation for pipes and tanks also require high-performance insulation materials. The automotive industry is using foam insulation to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness levels, especially with the growing popularity of electric vehicles. Developing regions like Asia Pacific and the Middle East have seen rapid urbanization and industrialization, leading to an increased demand for foam insulation. Additionally, foam insulation is used in retrofitting and renovation projects to improve energy efficiency and reduce heating and cooling costs, which is why there is an expected growth in demand for foam insulation.


Foam insulation may not be easily accessible to some consumers due to its higher cost compared to traditional insulation materials. Additionally, there are environmental concerns related to certain foam insulation materials, including greenhouse gas emissions during manufacturing and disposal problems. There are also potential health risks associated with some foam insulation materials, as they may release harmful chemicals or fumes that can be harmful to workers and building occupants.


Foam insulation, commonly derived from non-renewable petrochemicals, has raised environmental concerns due to its negative impact. To address this, consumers are seeking eco-friendly alternatives. Additionally, certain foam insulation types may pose health risks by emitting toxic substances, leading to increased regulations. Cost can also be a barrier, as foam insulation tends to be pricier than other options. Installation can be challenging, requiring specialized skills and equipment. Furthermore, certain building codes and regulations may limit foam insulation use in specific areas or applications.


The report provides an in-depth analysis of the Foam Insulation Market, market size, and compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the forecast period of 2023-2029, considering 2022 as the base year. A rise in demand for Foam Insulation in various applications is anticipated to stimulate the growth of the market and due to this factor, the market is expected to witness growth at a specific CAGR from 2023-2029.


The Foam Insulation market comprises of different market segments like Type, end-users and geography. 


By type, the Foam Insulation market includes key segments like

  • Polystyrene
  • Polyurethane and Polyisocyanurate
  • Polyolefin
  • Elastomeric
  • Phenolic
  • Others

Over the past few years, the global market for foam insulation has been experiencing consistent growth, and this trend is expected to continue in the upcoming years. The driving force behind this growth is primarily the rising demand for building insulation materials that are energy-efficient and environmentally friendly, as well as the growing construction industry in developing nations. Polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foam insulation are anticipated to be the largest and fastest-growing segments, owing to their exceptional thermal insulation properties and outstanding fire resistance. The polystyrene segment is also projected to witness significant growth due to its good insulation properties and low cost.


By End-User, the Foam Insulation market finds key users like

  • Building and Construction
  • Transportation
  • Consumer Appliances 
  • Others

Foam insulation is anticipated to have the largest end-user market in the building and construction industry. This growth can be attributed to the growing need for energy-efficient buildings, requiring insulation to reduce energy consumption and expenses. Additionally, the transportation sector is expected to experience substantial growth due to the growing demand for lightweight materials in the automotive and aerospace industries. The consumer appliances industry is also a crucial end-user segment for foam insulation, propelled by the surging demand for energy-efficient refrigerators and air conditioning units. Other end-user markets for foam insulation include packaging, healthcare, and industrial applications, among others.


The Foam Insulation Market Studied for following region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of The World

Foam insulation, which is composed of synthetic materials like polyisocyanurate, polyurethane, and polystyrene, is utilized to decrease heat transfer, enhance energy efficiency, and reduce sound and vibration in structures. The foam insulation market had a value of $23 billion in 2022 and is expected to increase to $40 billion by 2029, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.5% between 2023 and 2029. Currently, North America is the largest market for foam insulation, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific, primarily because of the stringent regulations for building insulation and the need for energy-efficient buildings. The Asia-Pacific market is anticipated to have the most significant growth due to factors such as the burgeoning construction industry, a greater understanding of energy conservation, and government efforts to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. The main markets in this area are China, India, and Japan. In summary, the foam insulation market is projected to keep increasing across the globe, with North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific serving as the key regions driving this expansion. The Asia-Pacific market is likely to grow the quickest due to a rising demand for energy-efficient structures and government initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Axiom MRC provides a 360-degree analysis of micro and macro-economic factors on the Foam Insulation market. In addition, a complete analysis of changes on the Foam Insulation market expenditure, and economic and international policies on the supply and demand side is provided in this exclusive report. The report also studies the impact of the pandemic on global economies, international trade, business investments, and GDP and marketing strategies of key players present in the market.

In 2020, the global foam insulation market experienced a 2.8% decline in value, which can be attributed to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The market is closely linked to the construction sector, which was severely impacted by lockdowns and social distancing measures, resulting in project delays and cancellations and reduced demand for foam insulation. The pandemic also disrupted the complex global supply chain, causing delays and shortages of raw materials and finished products. However, despite these challenges, foam insulation remained in demand in certain sectors, particularly building and construction, as it is an effective way to improve energy efficiency and lower heating and cooling costs. The market is projected to recover in the post-pandemic period, with a forecasted compound annual growth rate of 7.2% between 2021 and 2026, driven by the increasing demand for energy-efficient buildings and greater adoption of foam insulation in industrial applications.


The competitive landscape analysis of the Foam Insulation market is majorly focused on expanding the Foam Insulation industry with new product innovation, and business expansion, the increasing presence of a range of manufacturers operating in the Foam Insulation sector has led to the growing demand for the market.  Besides, the market offers a range of products in different applications to fulfill the required consumer demand, further contributing to healthy growth in the market. 

The key players studied in market are 

  • Cajun foam Insulation
  • Covestro AG
  • Dow
  • Huntsman International LLC
  • Johns Manville
  • Lapolla Industries Inc
  • Owens Corning
  • SAPCO Foam Insulation
  • Saint-Gobain


December 2019: Huntsman Corporation revealed their acquisition of Lcyenen-Lapolla, a US-based manufacturer of foam insulation. The purchase is anticipated to enhance Huntsman's global standing by bolstering their range of specialty chemicals and materials.

December 2019: Huntsman Corporation declared the commencement of operations at a newly established facility in Dubai, which is dedicated to the manufacturing of polyurethanes.


The foam insulation market is projected to witness dominance of polyisocyanurate due to its high insulation properties, versatility, and compatibility with various applications. The market is divided into building and construction, transportation, consumer appliances, and others. The building and construction segment was estimated to hold the highest market share, propelled by the rising demand for insulation materials in residential and commercial buildings, especially in emerging economies. In terms of geography, the Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to be the fastest-growing market owing to increasing demand from nations such as India and China and government initiatives to encourage energy efficiency and decrease carbon emissions. The market is predicted to expand at a CAGR of approximately 5.5% during the forecast period of 2023-2029. 


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Market Players and its Competitors:


Cajun foam Insulation

Covestro AG


Huntsman International LLC

Johns Manville

Lapolla Industries Inc

Owens Corning

SAPCO Foam Insulation



What are the drivers for the foam insulation market?

Growth in construction industry and technological advancement are major factors which are expected to drive growth of the market.

Which is the leading end user segment for the foam insulation market?

Building and construction segment is anticipated to dominate the market during the forecast period.

Which region is gaining the majority of market share during the forecast period (2023-2029)?

North America is expected to gain a major market share during the forecast period (2023-2029).