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. 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.

Company Location
Dow Building Solutions Midland, Michigan
Dow Building Solutions Channahon, Illinois
Dow Building Solutions Pevely, Missouri
Dow Building Solutions Gales Ferry, Connecticut
Dow Building Solutions Pennsauken, New Jersey
Dow Building Solutions La Porte, Texas
Dow Building Solutions Torrance, California
Dow Building Solutions Wilmington, Illinois
Dow Building Solutions Burley, Idaho
Dow Chemical Company Midland, Michigan
Dow Polyurethanes Marietta, Georgia
Drew Foam Companies, Inc. Anderson, South Carolina
Drew Foam Companies, Inc. Portland, Tennessee
Drew Foam Companies, Inc. Monticello, Arkansas
Dunmore Corporation Brewster, New York
Dunmore Corporation Bristol, Pennsylvania
DuPont Wilmington, Delaware
DuPont Performance Building Solutions Pennsauken, New Jersey
DuPont Performance Building Solutions La Porte, Texas
DuPont Performance Building Solutions Torrance, California
DuPont Performance Building Solutions Burley, Idaho
DuPont Performance Building Solutions Wilmington, Illinois
DuPont Performance Building Solutions Channahon, Illinois
DuPont Performance Building Solutions Pevely, Missouri
DuPont Performance Building Solutions Gales Ferry, Connecticut
DuPont Teijin Films Chester, Virginia
Dyplast Products Miami, Florida
Eagle Panel Systems Mulberry Grove, Illinois
Elliott Company Indianapolis, Indiana
Emery Oleochemicals Cincinnati, Ohio
Enercept, Inc. Watertown, South Dakota
Energy Control, Inc. Ossian, Indiana
Environmentally Safe Products, Inc. (ESP) Carson City, Nevada
Environmentally Safe Products, Inc. (ESP) New Oxford, Pennsylvania
Erie Energy Products Erie, Pennsylvania
Etimine USA, Inc. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Everkem Diversified Products Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Evonik Corporation Parsippany, New Jersey
Evonik Corporation Allentown, Pennsylvania
Evonik Corporation Calvert City, Kentucky
Evonik Corporation Piscataway, New Jersey
Evonik Corporation Hopewell, Virginia
Fi-Foil Company Auburndale, Florida
Fiberlite Technologies Inc. Joplin, Missouri
Firestone Building Products Company Bristol, Connecticut
Firestone Building Products Company Jacksonville, Florida
Firestone Building Products Company Nashville, Tennessee
Firestone Building Products Company Florence, Kentucky
Firestone Building Products Company Youngwood, Pennsylvania
Firestone Building Products Company Corsicana, Texas