Vacuum Insulation Material & Latent Heat Storage Material The Remarkable Market
Vacuum Insulation Material
Vacuum insulation materials are the dominant demand for household refrigerators. The market in 2014 is 3.9%, 7.7% lower than the previous year. Household refrigerators were affected by vacuum insulation materials as the number of production decreased as a result of the rush demand before the consumption tax increase tax. Demand for vacuum insulation materials will also recover from 2015, and in the long term we expect to be adopted for commercial refrigerators, freezing warehouses, residential heat insulation materials and automobiles. In addition, JIS standardization of vacuum insulation material is currently underway, and if it is realized by 2020, it can be expected to expand further applications. It is forecasted that 2020 will increase by 40.5% to 14.1 billion yen compared to 14 years.
Latent Heat Storage Material
Market for 2014 is 900 million yen. Demand for residential and non-residential areas decreased due to stagnation of demand for heat storage type floor heating, but demand expanded for use in evaporator applications for idling stop cars in the automotive field, heat storage agents / refrigerant applications.
From 2015 onwards, expansion will be focused on other uses including refrigerant applications, demand will increase even for relatively new applications such as thermal storage containers and passive thermal storage materials, and we anticipate that the market will grow around 10% every year.
Markets for residential and non-residential areas, mainly thermal storage type floor heating, are expected to be affected by trends in the nighttime power system. If the relative price of the midnight electricity fee is reduced by restarting the nuclear power plant etc., it is expected to expand further. We predict that 2020 will double to 1.8 billion yen compared to 14 years.