Insulation – Noise Down, Temperature Up

Insulation. The act of keeping one material from going in and out of another material; stopping heat, moisture, electricity or sound. What comes to mind when you think about the things you insulate? Perhaps it’s the attic, preventing the cold air from entering your home. Or in the panels of your car to keep noise down on your daily commute? Typically invisible in our daily lives, insulation is all around us keeping us safe from elements and materials.


In our world EPS has been long used as a mainstream insulation material however a recent report from research firm Markets and Markets, the industry may be in the spotlight for years to come. According to the report, the worldwide high performance insulation market is projected to balloon into a $6 billion industry by 2020 (North America accounting for nearly half of the global market).  Three factors influencing the demand for high-performance homes and buildings (high performance insulation maintains long-term R-value, even in harsh climates and jobsite conditions) include steadily increasing energy bills, quality advantages (comfort, air quality, durability) and energy tax credits.


The thermal insulation market is at the forefront of product development and technological advancements. Wall panels, cavity fill, pipes, ceilings and flooring are all benefitting from EPS insulation; offering many advantages including long term R-value, reduced sound transmission and thermal properties. As a manufacturer of building materials, Plymouth Foam monitors reports regarding upcoming industry trends and relays the findings onto our followers.


The complete report from Markets and Markets including description and summary can be found online at: