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
Owens Corning Rockford, Illinois
Owens Corning Kansas City, Kansas
Owens Corning Delmar, New York
Owens Corning Mt Vernon, Ohio
Owens Corning Lakeland, Florida
Owens Corning Newark, Ohio
Owens Corning Tallmadge, Ohio
Owens Corning Duncan, South Carolina
Owens Corning Waxahachie, Texas
Owens Corning Salt Lake City, Utah
Owens Corning Gresham, Oregon
Owens Corning Nephi, Utah
Owens Corning Waxahatchie, Texas
Owens Corning Toledo, Ohio
Owens Corning Elroy, Arizona
Owens Corning Santa Clara, California
Owens Corning Fairburn, Georgia
Pacific Allied Products, Ltd. Kapolei, Hawaii
Pennsylvania Perlite Corporation Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Perlite Corporation York, Pennsylvania
Perlite Vermiculite Packaging Industries, Inc. North Bloomfield, Ohio
Perma R Products, Inc. Grenada, Mississippi
Perma R Products, Inc. Johnson City, Tennessee
Perma R Products, Inc. Adel, Georgia
Persolite Products Inc. Florence, Colorado
Pittsburgh Corning Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Corning Fresno, Texas
Pittsburgh Corning Sedalia, Missouri
Plasti-Fab Blissfield Blissfield, Michigan
Plasti-Fab Lebanon Lebanon, Ohio
Plasti-Fab Minnesota Lester Prairie, Minnesota
Plymouth Foam Inc. Gnadenhutten, Ohio
Plymouth Foam Inc. Plymouth, Wisconsin
Plymouth Foam Inc. Becker, Minnesota
Polar Industries, Inc. Prospect, Connecticut
Poly Molding LLC Haskell, New Jersey
Polymaster, Inc. Knoxville, Tennessee
Powerfoam Insulation Midlothian, Texas
Preferred Solutions, Inc. Cleveland, Ohio
Premier Building Solutions Massillon, Ohio
Premium Spray Products Catersville, Georgia
Progressive Foam Technologies Beach City, Ohio
Prowall Building Products Casa Grande, Arizona
Prowall Building Products Phoenix, Arizona
Prowall Building Products Oxnard, California
Quadrant Spray Foam Insulation McKinney, Texas
RadiantGUARD Frisco, Texas
Reflectix, Inc. Markleville, Indiana
Resisto Gulfport, Mississippi
Resisto Wadsworth, Ohio