Industrial Noise Control Manufacturers Adopting Sustainable Composite Materials to Align with Green Industry Policies

A Study by Future Market Insights

Over 152 million units of industrial noise control systems were sold in 2018, totaling a market value worth US$ 4.8 billion. Our recent study finds that the industrial noise control market is expected to grow at 3.7 percent y-o-y in 2019. Key factors influencing the growth of industrial noise control market include

  • growing awareness of harmful levels of industrial noise;
  • increasing emphasis on the protection of workers and employees from noise pollution;
  • stringent environment regulation related to industrial noise control; and
  • incorporation of integrated noise control technologies in advanced industrial machinery.

The industrial noise control industry is witnessing a shift toward biodegradable materials over traditional materials. Manufacturers are incorporating green and sustainable materials in the design and development of industrial noise control units to align with the ongoing trend for sustainability.

Polymer and Composites Remain Preferred Materials, Accounted for Over 4 in 10 Sales in 2018

Our study finds that polymer and composites are highly preferred materials for the manufacturing of industrial noise control units. Over 4 in 10 industrial noise control units sold in 2018 were made of polymer and composites.

Polymers and composite materials have higher soundproofing properties as compared to other materials such as glass, metal, and fabric. In addition, new developments in composite materials provide biodegradability and recyclability, leading to higher sales.

Vibration Isolation Units Highly Sought After

We found that over 8 in 10 industrial noise control units sold in 2018 were equipped with vibration isolation units. As vibrations can significantly impact the overall productivity and durability of a range of industrial machines, industrial noise control with vibration isolation units are highly sought after.

The study thoroughly analyzed demand trends of different vibration isolation units such as isolation/machinery pads, isolation mounts, equipment bases, and spring isolators. Among these, sales of isolation mounts were higher in 2018 and the demand trend will continue in the future as manufacturers consistently introduce advanced and more efficient vibration isolation mounts.

The industrial noise control market is also studied for flexible and rigid industrial noise control instruments. While both these noise control units significantly address noise pollution issues, our study finds that flexible noise control units accounted for the second highest sales in 2018, and demand for rigid noise barriers is expected to grow at 4 percent in 2019.

Industrial Noise Control Utilization in Internal Application Prominent Accounted for 7 in 10 Sales in 2018

Our study estimates that demand for industrial noise control units for internal noise control application remained higher as compared to the application in external noise control. In 2018, 7 in 10 industrial noise control units sold were for internal application, and the demand will continue to grow in the future.

Elevated sound levels at workplaces and other commercial or residential places can cause negative human health conditions such as hearing impairment, annoyance, sleep disturbance, hypertension, and, in some cases, ischemic heart disease. Dissemination of knowledge regarding these harmful effects is contributing to increasing sales of industrial noise control units in the internal noise control application.

Due to the growing awareness of environmental noise as a potential health concern, industrial measures are being taken to address the impact of external noise sources. The study shows that the adoption of industrial noise control for external noise control application will grow at 3.9 percent y-o-y in 2019.

Demand for Industrial Noise Control Units Consolidates in Manufacturing Sector

According to the study, the manufacturing sector remains a prominent end user of industrial noise control units. Different manufacturing industry verticals such as electrical and electronics, industrial machinery, automotive, metal, and others significantly integrate industrial noise control measures.

Over 7 in 10 industrial noise control units were sold in the manufacturing sector in 2018, wherein industrial machinery vertical account for the highest sales, as keeping the noise within the OSHA levels in the different manufacturing sectors is pivotal in ensuring health and wellness of employees.

Demand in East Asia Continues to Surge; Europe Represents Second Largest Market

As per report valuation, countries in East Asia including China, Japan, and South Korea registered significant demand for industrial noise control units in 2018. In terms of sales volume, Europe followed East Asia, and collectively these regions accounted for over 6 in 10 unit sales.

China remains the leading consumer of industrial noise control. A prominent manufacturing sector in the country contributes to the significant demand for industrial noise control. In Europe, Germany, followed by France and the UK, accounted for a considerable bulk of regional demand in 2018.

While the growth prospects seem steady for the industrial noise control market, the development of advanced industrial machineries integrated with noise-canceling technologies and sound or vibration absorbers can impede the market growth in the future.

According to our report, the industrial noise control market is projected to grow at 3.9 percent volume CAGR through 2028.

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These insights are based on a report on the industrial noise control market by Future Market Insights.