5.1 : Building Materials/Insulation




5.1.1 U.S. Insulation Demand, by Type (Million Pounds) (1)
Insulation Type 1992 2001 2006 (1)
Fiberglass 2,938 55% 3,760 54% 4,085 53%
Foamed Plastic 1,223 23% 1,775 25% 1,955 26%
Cellulose 485 9% 665 9% 730 10%
Mineral Wool 402 8% 445 6% 480 6%
Other 309 6% 370 5% 395 5%
Total 5,357 100% 7,015 100% 7,645 100%
Note(s): 1) Projected.









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Sources:

National Insulation Association, www.insulation.org, Aug. 2006