Fireproof Insulation Market Size & Share, by Material (Mineral Wool, Fiberglass, Cellulose), End-user (Building & Construction, Oil & Gas, Chemical) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

  • Report ID: 988
  • Published Date: May 31, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights over 2023-2035

Fireproof Insulation Market size is estimated to surpass USD 30 Billion by the end of 2035, growing at a CAGR of 10% during the forecast period i.e., 2023-2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of fireproof insulation was over USD 11 Billion.The market growth is mainly owing to the construction industry growth across the globe. The expansion of the construction sector, particularly in residential, commercial, and industrial segments, contributes to the demand for fireproof insulation. In the year 2021, the global construction investment reached approximately USD 12 trillion.

In addition to this, the fireproof insulation market refers to the industry involved in the production, distribution, and installation of materials designed to provide fire protection and thermal insulation for buildings, industrial facilities, and other structures. Fireproof insulation materials are used to slow down or prevent the spread of fire, protect structural elements, and reduce heat transfer.

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Fireproof Insulation Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Fire Safety Regulations: Stringent fire safety regulations and building codes drive the demand for fireproof insulation materials. For instance, in the United States, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) develops and publishes codes and standards to ensure fire safety. Compliance with these regulations necessitates the use of fire-resistant materials like fireproof insulation.
  • Growing Awareness of Fire Hazards: Increased awareness about the potential risks and damages caused by fires has led to a greater emphasis on fire safety measures, including the use of fireproof insulation.
  • Increasing Focus on Energy Efficiency: Fireproof insulation materials often provide thermal insulation properties, which support energy efficiency in buildings. The demand for energy-efficient construction materials is driven by factors such as rising energy costs and environmental concerns.


  • High Cost: Fireproof insulation materials can be more expensive compared to conventional insulation materials. The cost of production, installation, and maintenance of fireproof insulation can pose challenges for budget-conscious projects and limit market adoption.
  • Installation Complexity
  • Building Code Compliance

Fireproof Insulation Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year



~ 10%

Base Year Market Size (2022)

 ~ USD 11 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

 ~ USD 30 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Fireproof Insulation Segmentation

Material (Mineral Wool, Fiberglass, Cellulose)

The fiberglass segment is slated to gain the largest market share in the year 2035. Fiberglass insulation offers excellent thermal insulation capabilities, reducing heat transfer and improving energy efficiency in buildings. According to the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA), fiberglass insulation can reduce heating and cooling energy consumption by up to 40%. Fiberglass insulation materials possess inherent fire-resistant properties, making them effective in slowing down the spread of flames and reducing fire hazards. Fiberglass insulation is non-combustible and can withstand high temperatures. It also contributes to the fire resistance rating of building assemblies.

End Use Industry (Building & Construction, Oil & Gas, Chemical)

The chemical segment is poised to garner a significant share in the year 2035. The growth of the segment can be accredited to the increasing awareness about safety regulations. The chemical industry is subject to strict safety regulations and standards, which require the use of fireproof insulation to minimize fire hazards and protect critical equipment and infrastructure. Compliance with regulations such as those set by regulatory bodies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the United States drives the demand for fireproof insulation in the chemical industry.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:


  • Mineral Wool
  • Fiberglass
  • Cellulose


         End Use Industry


  • Building & Construction
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chemical

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Fireproof Insulation Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecast

The fireproof insulation market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by 2035. Regional growth is driven by rapid urbanization and a construction boom. The Asia Pacific region is experiencing rapid urbanization and a significant construction boom, driven by population growth, economic development, and infrastructure investments. According to the United Nations, Asia accounted for 54% of the world's urban population in 2020. This growth in urban areas and construction activities fuels the demand for fireproof insulation in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

North America Market Statistics

The fireproof insulation market in the North American region shares a substantial share during the forecast timeframe. The growth of the market in this region can be ascribed to stringent building codes and fire safety standards. North America has well-established and stringent building codes and fire safety standards that mandate the use of fireproof insulation materials. Energy efficiency is a key focus in the North American region, driven by rising energy costs, environmental concerns, and government initiatives. Fireproof insulation materials often provide both fire resistance and thermal insulation properties, contributing to energy efficiency in buildings.

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Companies Dominating the Fireproof Insulation Landscape

    • Rockwool International Inc.
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Owens Corning Inc.
    • Johns Manville Pvt Ltd.
    • Knauf Insulation Inc.
    • Saint-Gobain Inc.
    • Kingspan Group
    • BASF SE
    • Dow Chemical Company
    • GAF Materials Corporation
    • Paroc Group


In The News

  • Rockwool International: Rockwool announced its plans to invest approximately USD 431 million in expanding its production capacity in Poland. The investment aims to meet the growing demand for stone wool insulation products in Europe and strengthen Rockwool's position as a leading provider of sustainable insulation solutions.
  • Owens Corning: Owens Corning announced the launch of its Pure SafetyⓇ high-performance insulation in North America. The product is designed to provide fire protection, air quality, and noise control benefits for residential and commercial applications. Owens Corning's Pure Safety insulation is made with at least 65% recycled and renewable content, aligning with the company's commitment to sustainability.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 988
  • Published Date: May 31, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increasing construction industry growth is the major factor driving the market growth.

The market size of fireproof insulation is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 10% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035.

The major players in the market are Rockwool International, Owens Cornin, Johns Manville, Knauf Insulation, Saint-Gobain, and others.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, the geographical presence of the company which determines the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by material, end use industry, and by region.

The chemical segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.

The high cost of installation is estimated to be the growth hindering factor for the market expansion.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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