Active Insulation Market Report

Active Insulation Market Analysis By Product (Textile (Polyester, Cotton, Wool, Nylon), Building & Construction (Glass wool, Mineral Wool, EPS)), By Application (Textile, Construction), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: Jul, 2017
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2016
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-505-2
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2016
  • Number of Pages: 104

Industry Insights

The global active insulation market size was estimated at 117.8 kilo tons in 2016. Growing requirement of re-insulation of older buildings and energy conservation is anticipated to attribute towards significant protection material demand in residential and commercial buildings over the next eight years.

Growing consumer spending on active and sportswear clothing is anticipated to contribute towards industry growth in the textile sector. Moreover, the shifting consumer focus towards healthy lifestyle, fitness, and yoga has enhanced the demand for active wear products over the past few years.

U.S. active insulation market volume by product, 2014 - 2025 (Kilo Tons)

U.S. active insulation market

The presence of key market players in textile and building sectors is a major factor driving the industry growth in the U.S. Key vendors in the country are majorly involved in R&D and advancement in technology for obtaining enhanced breathability and thermal management in various outerwear and swimwear outfits.

Product Insights

Polyester emerged as the largest product segment in textile segment owing to the material features such as resistant to shrinking & stretching and quick drying. The product has observed high popularity owing to the low price, high performance and suitability as a lining material.

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is expected to be the fastest growing segment in building & construction application. EPS is a majorly used product in Europe and is anticipated to gain attention in other regional markets such as North America and Central & South America. High thermal insulation properties complements on to the product quality and popularity.

Glass wool segment accounted for over 31% of market volume of building & construction sector in 2016. Glass wool helps to reduce energy consumption and temperature fluctuations and majorly used as the economical lining material available in the industry, which is expected to further boost the segment penetration in countries such as Germany, China, and India.

Application Insights

Building & construction emerged as the largest application segment and accounted for over 79% of the total demand in 2016. The technology of advanced knitting techniques is utilized for converting normal fibers or materials into insulated fabrics and construction boards. Manufacturers are more interested in expanding R&D and investments in innovation technologies to enhance their product portfolio.

Residential application emerged as the largest segment in building active insulation and accounted for over 51% share of the total building & construction market revenue share in 2016. Ongoing initiatives by federal authorities, to incorporate sustainable energy solutions in residential construction projects is anticipated to steer building lining for walls, floors or roofs across various regions.

Non-residential segment accounted for around 52.8% of the total revenue in 2016. Increasing importance of energy efficient public and commercial buildings on account of high electricity costs, is anticipated to further escalate product demand over the next decade. However, the building & construction segment is expected to lose share on account of growing consumer demand towards fashionable active wear and sportswear over the next few years.

Global building active insulation market share by application, 2016 (%)

Global active insulation market

The textile applications are anticipated to grow at a significant rate over the forecast period. Product demand in active wear is projected to exceed 21 kilo tons by 2025. The demand for high performance insulated fabrics in activewear has increased over the last few years owing to the rising participation levels in sports and fitness activities across various economies globally.

In the global textile industry, the overall performance and active sportswear segment is leading the market growth and was valued at around USD 78 billion in 2016. Growing consumer interests for street and gym fashion is expected to enhance the market growth over the long term. This is also anticipated to offer significant opportunities for the yarn spinners and active insulation fiber producers across emerging countries in Asia Pacific.

Regional Insights

Europe is expected to dominate the total market volume share owing to the favorable regulations for the building insulation materials and witness a CAGR of over 4.5% over the forecast period. Development of new technologies along with constant improvements in the formulations of advanced active thermal management products for moisture diffusion and energy transfer through high performance materials are steering industry growth.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to emerge as the fastest growing region and growth is likely to be driven by rising demand for textile active insulation in China, Japan, India, and Malaysia. Increasing industrial output, rapid urbanization, and rising income levels in various regions in Asia Pacific is expected to drive the need for better infrastructure. Increasing spending on construction in the region along with government initiatives to decrease greenhouse gas emissions is expected to enhance industry growth.

The Asia Pacific active insulation market was valued at USD 48.3 million in 2016 and is estimated to witness significant growth over the next few years. Key drivers for the industry growth in this region are the increasing per capita income and consumer awareness towards healthy lifestyle. This has resulted in increasing participation in various sports and athleisure activities.

Competitive Insights

The global active insulation market is less competitive market with a high scope of expansion, with few companies accounting for majority share of the global production in 2015. Some of the leading companies in the sector include PrimaLoft, Inc., Polartec, HDWool, and Economical Building Systems. Other prominent players in the market include W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Invista, Virgian, Remmers Limited, and Unger Diffutherm GmbH.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2017 - 2025

Market representation                                                

Volume in tons, revenue in USD thousand and CAGR from 2017 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S., Germany, UK, France, China, India, Japan

Report coverage             

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments covered in the report

This report forecasts volume and revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis on the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global active insulation market on the basis of product and region:

  • Product Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Thousand, 2014 - 2025)

    • Textile

      • By Product

        • Polyester

        • Cotton

        • Wool

        • Nylon

    • Building & Construction

      • By Product

        • Glass wool

        • Mineral wool

        • EPS

        • Others

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Thousand, 2014 - 2025)

    • Textile

      • By Application

        • Activewear

        • Sportswear

        • Others

    • Building & Construction

      • By Application

        • Residential

        • Commercial

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Thousand, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • UK

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • Central & South America

    • Middle East & Africa 

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