Sector: Insulation

Market Overview: This section focuses on insulation products, which is the material that most professionals rely on to help reduce energy costs and make a building more energy-efficient. In recent years, updated building codes like the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) administered by the International Code Council require a building to have a tighter envelope and more insulation. Insulation is evaluated based on how effectively it traps heat or R-Value, and builders and consumers are demanding products that are higher in R-Value. Because of this, insulation is becoming a key part of energy efficiency retrofits and new construction. 

This is good news for an industry with a large manufacturing presence in the United States and the ability to serve both domestic and export markets with various insulation product choices. The supply chain, which is very short and consists of mainly chemical inputs, is also, for the most part, domestically sourced.

Fiberglass insulation is a popular product choice among professional and DIY installers and is used in a variety of applications.[vi] Despite some concerns over health issues, further discussed in this website's "Minimize Harmful Chemicals" section, foamed plastic is gaining popularity in residential settings given its high R-value. Insulation manufacturers offer a wide range of insulation materials beyond these two major materials, like cellulose, polystyrene, or mineral wool. Many common materials have health concerns due to chemical components. As a result, some manufacturers are developing advanced materials like aerogels or non-toxic products like natural fibers or mycelium.

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Company Location
Atlas Roofing Corporation East Moline, Illinois
BASF Corporation Geismar, Louisiana
BASF Corporation Wyandotte, Michigan
BASF Corporation Freeport, Texas
BASF Corporation Florham Park, New Jersey
BASF Corporation Port Arthur, Texas
BASF Polyurethane Systems Minneapolis, Minnesota
BASF Polyurethane Systems Houston, Texas
Benchmark Foam Inc. Watertown, South Dakota
Big Sky Insulations Inc. Belgrade, Montana
Black Mountain USA Adamstown, Pennsylvania
Bonded Logic Inc. Chandler, Arizona
Branch River Plastics Smithfield, Rhode Island
C.P. Chemical Company White Plains, New York
Carolina Perlite Company Inc. Gold Hill, North Carolina
Carolina Precision Fibers Ronda, North Carolina
Carpenter Fogelsville, Pennsylvania
Carpenter High Point, North Carolina
Carpenter Pasadena, Texas
Carpenter Lakeland, Florida
Carpenter Richmond, Virginia
Carpenter Elkhart, Indiana
Carslisle Coatings & Waterproofing Wylie, Texas
Carslisle Coatings & Waterproofing Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Carslisle Coatings & Waterproofing Terrell, Texas
Cell-Pak Decatur, Alabama
Cell-Pak Columbia, Missouri
Cellofoam North America Inc. Orlando, Florida
Cellofoam North America Inc. Fredericksburg, Virginia
Cellofoam North America Inc. Gainesville, Georgia
Cellofoam North America Inc. Fredericksburg, Virginia
Cellofoam North America Inc. Whiteland, Indiana
Cellofoam North America Inc. Conyers, Georgia
Cellofoam North America Inc. Sallisaw, Oklahoma
Cellofoam North America Inc. Winchester, Virginia
Cellulose Material Solutions LLC Jenison, Michigan
CertainTeed Corporation Kansas City, Kansas
CertainTeed Corporation Berlin, New Jersey
CertainTeed Corporation Chowchilla, California
CertainTeed Corporation Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
CertainTeed Corporation Athens, Georgia
CertainTeed Corporation Sherman, Texas
cfiFOAM Inc. Knoxville, Tennessee
Champion Insulation Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Chemours Company The Wilmington, Delaware
Chemours Company The Ingleside, Texas
CleanFiber LLC Buffalo, New York
CleanFiber LLC Blasdell, New York
Commercial Thermal Solutions Inc. Spring Lake, New Jersey
Conklin Company Inc. Shakopee, Minnesota