Mineral Wool Insulation Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Global Mineral Wool Market Size & Value and it is Segmented by Type (glass wool, stone wool, and slag wool), Product Type (board, blanket, loose wool, and other product types), End-User Industry (automotive and transportation, building and construction, industrial and consumer appliances, and other end-user industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and the Middle East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for the Mineral Wool market in terms of value (USD million) for all the above segments.

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Mineral Wool Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 18.46 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 24.97 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 6.23 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Mineral Wool Market Analysis

The Mineral Wool Market size is estimated at USD 18.46 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 24.97 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6.23% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The COVID-19 pandemic hindered the market because lockdowns, social distances, and trade sanctions caused significant disruptions to global supply chain networks. The construction industry has witnessed a decline due to the halt in activities. However, the condition recovered in 2021, which was expected to benefit the market during the forecast period.

  • The major factors driving the market are the growing building and construction industry and regulatory support to increase energy efficiency.
  • Health hazards related to mineral wool and the availability of cheap insulating materials are the factors that may slow down the market.
  • The increasing number of power plants in Asia-Pacific and the recyclability of glass mineral wool are the major opportunities to drive the market in the future.
  • Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the global market due to government investments in construction activities, leading to a huge demand for mineral wool from countries such as China, Japan, and India.

Mineral Wool Market Trends

Growth from the Building and Construction Industry

  • Mineral wool is a material that has grown in popularity over the last few decades. Mineral wool is a mixture of stone, molten gas, or industrial waste. It is a flexible and one-of-a-kind product that is often used as insulation.
  • Mineral wool insulation is non-combustible, does not conduct heat, and can resist temperatures above 1,000°C, making it an ideal fire-retardant product. Therefore, the material can be used as a covering for ceilings as well as in fire-resistant doors and partition walls.
  • The building and construction industry has been growing for the past few years, owing to factors such as increasing population, development of new cities, growing migration in urban areas, renewal of old infrastructure in established cities, and others, and it is expected to reach a revenue of USD 4.4 trillion by 2030. There are 14,200 road and highway construction businesses in the United States as of 2023, an increase of 0.7% from 2022.
  • According to the Institution of Civil Engineers, China, India, and the United States are expected to account for almost 60% of all global growth in the construction sector by 2025, thus increasing the market growth of mineral wool in the industry.
  • The United States was among the top construction markets globally, and per the United States Census Bureau, in 2021, construction in the United States was valued at USD 1.58 trillion, accounting for around 4.3% of the total GDP of the country.
  • In 2021, according to the reports by Rockwool International, the sales of the insulation business increased by 20% year over year to USD 2.44 billion, up from USD 2.03 billion the previous year. The residential sector's increased construction and renovation activity was what drove the sales.
  • According to the US Census Bureau, the total privately owned housing units authorized by building permits in December 2021 were 1,873,000, 9.1% more than the revised rate of 1,717,000 in November. Building permits authorized an estimated 1,724,700 housing units in 2021, which was 17.2% more than the 1,471,100 in the previous year.
  • Therefore, the growing building and construction industry is expected to fuel the demand for mineral wool globally through the years to come.
Mineral Wool Market - New Privately-Owned Housing Units, in Thousands Units, United States, 2018-2022

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region held the largest market share in the overall mineral wool market worldwide. The ongoing changes in the construction sector are primarily what drive the market for mineral wool in the area.
  • China has the world's largest construction industry. Moreover, with several major construction projects in progress, China is likely to maintain its stature as the world's largest construction industry over the foreseeable future.
  • As per the U.S. International Trade Administration, China's construction market is forecasted to grow at an average annual rate of 8.6% until 2030. According to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China is investing USD 1.43 trillion in major construction projects over the next five years, until 2025. The Shanghai plan includes an investment of USD 38.7 billion in the next three years, whereas Guangzhou signed 16 new infrastructure projects with an investment of USD 8.09 billion.
  • In India, the construction development sector and construction activities stood at USD 26.08 billion and USD 24.72 billion, respectively, in March 2021. In 2022, India contributed about USD 640 billion to the construction industry due to government initiatives in infrastructure development and affordable housing, such as housing for all, smart city plans, and others. The growing construction activities in the country are driving the demand for insulation materials in the country, which, in turn, may drive the mineral wool market over the forecast period.
  • The Japanese construction industry is expected to be blooming, owing to the events to be hosted in the country. In 2021, Tokyo hosted the Olympics, and the World Expo is to be held in Osaka in 2025, due to which it is expected that there will be an immense growth in the infrastructure development in the country.
  • According to the Ministry of Finance of Japan, the construction industry in Japan generated sales of approximately USD 1.22 trillion in the fiscal year 2021, registering an increase of 2.1% as compared to the same period last year.
  • Asia is the largest automotive manufacturing hub in the world. The development of electric vehicles is expected to continue to gain momentum in the future, especially in China, where many government programs are promoting the move away from fossil fuels owing to various environmental concerns.
  • The Chinese government is planning to have a minimum of 5,000 fuel cell electric vehicles by 2025 and 1 million by 2030. The government's promotion of the use of electric, hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles is expected to drive the market studied during the forecast period.
  • According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), automotive sales in China fell by 8.4% year over year to 2.56 million units in December 2022, whereas they grew to 26.86 million units for the full year 2022.
  • Hence, all such factors from various end-user sectors are expected to impact the demand for mineral wool in the region over the forecast period.
Mineral Wool Market - Growth Rate by Region 2023-2028

Mineral Wool Industry Overview

The mineral wool market is partially consolidated in nature in terms of revenue. Some of the major players in the market include (not in any particular order) Rockwool International AS, Saint Gobain, Knauf Insulation, Owens Corning, and Johns Manville, among others.

Mineral Wool Market Leaders

  1. Rockwool International AS

  2. Saint Gobain

  3. Knauf Insulation

  4. Owens Corning

  5. Johns Manville

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Mineral Wool Market News

  • February 2023: Saint-Gobain entered into an agreement for the acquisition of Indian market leader and glass wool insulation producer Twiga Fiberglass.
  • January 2022: Knauf Insulation acquired a glass mineral wool plant in Central Romania to meet the increasing demand for mineral wool in the region. The acquisition supported the company's growth ambitions and added enhanced capacity to meet increasing demand for solutions across the Eastern European and CIS regions.

Mineral Wool Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Building and Construction Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Regulatory Support to Increase Energy Efficiency

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Health Hazards Related to Mineral Wool

      2. 4.2.2 Availability of Cheap Insulating Materials

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value)

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Glass Wool

      2. 5.1.2 Stone Wool

      3. 5.1.3 Slag Wool

    2. 5.2 Product Type

      1. 5.2.1 Board

      2. 5.2.2 Blanket

      3. 5.2.3 Loose Wool

      4. 5.2.4 Other Product Types

    3. 5.3 End-user Industry

      1. 5.3.1 Automotive and Transportation

      2. 5.3.2 Building and Construction

      3. 5.3.3 Industrial and Consumer Appliances

      4. 5.3.4 Other End-user industries

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. France

        3. United Kingdom

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share (%) Analysis **/ Market Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Ecowool

      2. 6.4.2 Great Lakes Textiles

      3. 6.4.3 Johns Manville

      4. 6.4.4 Kingspan Group

      5. 6.4.5 Knauf Insulation

      6. 6.4.6 National Industrial Co.

      7. 6.4.7 NTN OOD

      8. 6.4.8 Owens Corning

      9. 6.4.9 Rockwool International AS

      10. 6.4.10 Rosewool Insulation Refractory Co. Ltd.

      11. 6.4.11 Saint Gobain

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing Number of Power Plants in Asia-Pacific

    2. 7.2 Recyclability of Glass Mineral Wools

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Mineral Wool Industry Segmentation

Mineral wool is a fiber made of natural or synthetic minerals or metal oxides. The synthetic form is generally referred to as synthetic materials, including fiberglass, ceramic fibers, and stone wool. The mineral wool market is segmented by type, product type, end-user industry, and geography. By type, the market is segmented into glass wool, stone wool, and slag wool. By product type, the market is segmented into board, blanket, loose wool, and other product types. By end-user industry, the market is segmented into automotive and transportation, building and construction, industrial and consumer appliances, and other end-user industries. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the geotextile market in 15 countries across major regions. For each segment, market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of revenue (USD million).

Glass Wool
Stone Wool
Slag Wool
Product Type
Loose Wool
Other Product Types
End-user Industry
Automotive and Transportation
Building and Construction
Industrial and Consumer Appliances
Other End-user industries
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
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Mineral Wool Market Research FAQs

The Mineral Wool Market size is expected to reach USD 18.46 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 6.23% to reach USD 24.97 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Mineral Wool Market size is expected to reach USD 18.46 billion.

Rockwool International AS, Saint Gobain, Knauf Insulation, Owens Corning and Johns Manville are the major companies operating in the Mineral Wool Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Mineral Wool Market.

In 2023, the Mineral Wool Market size was estimated at USD 17.38 billion. The report covers the Mineral Wool Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Mineral Wool Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Mineral Wool Industry Report

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Mineral Wool Insulation Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)