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
Johns Manville Houston, Texas
Johns Manville Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Johns Manville Richmond, Virginia
Johns Manville Hazle Township, Pennsylvania
JX Nippon ANCI, Inc. Kennesaw, Georgia
JX Nippon ANCI, Inc. Roanoke, Alabama
JX Nippon ANCI, Inc. Dalton, Georgia
Kennedy Insulation Group Carthage, Missouri
Kingspan Insulation Atlanta, Georgia
Kingspan Insulation Winchester, Virginia
Kleiberit Adhesives USA, Inc. Waxhaw, North Carolina
Knauf Insulation Lanett, Alabama
Knauf Insulation Shasta Lake, California
Knauf Insulation Shelbyville, Indiana
Knauf Insulation Albion, Michigan
Knauf Insulation Inwood, West Virginia
Lamtec Corporation Mt. Bethel, Pennsylvania
Lapolla Industries, Inc. Houston, Texas
LL Flex Louisville, Kentucky
Loctite Westlake, Ohio
Mar-flex Waterproofing & Building Products Carslisle, Ohio
Martin Building Products Carthage, Missouri
Mason City Recycling Mason City, Iowa
Michigan Foam Products Wyoming, Michigan
Midwest Perlite Appleton, Wisconsin
Milliken Chemical Spartanburg, South Carolina
Milliken Chemical Blacksburg, South Carolina
Milliken Chemical Inman, South Carolina
Milo Insulation LLC Tulia, Texas
Modern Insulation Spencer, Wisconsin
Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. Waterford, New York
Monoglass Inc. Albion, Michigan
Mountain Fiber Hyrum, Utah
Mule-Hide Products Company, Inc. Beloit, Wisconsin
National Borax Corporation Cleveland, Ohio
National Borax Corporation Cleveland, Ohio
Natural Polymers LLC West Chicago, Illinois
NCFI Polyurethanes Mt Airy, North Carolina
NCFI Polyurethanes Clearfield, Utah
NorCal Perlite Richmond, California
Northwest Foam Products, Inc. Twin Falls, Idaho
NOVA Chemicals Moon Township, Pennsylvania
NOVA Chemicals Monaca, Pennsylvania
Nu-Wool Company Inc. Jenison, Michigan
Oak Ridge Foam & Coating Systems, Inc. Green Lake, Wisconsin
OPCO, Inc. Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Oregon Shepherd, LLC Ranier, Oregon
OSI LaGrange, Georgia
OSI Mentor, Ohio
Owens Corning Nephi, Utah