Noise Control Market To Expand Through 2027
Noise pollution is best defined as any disturbing noise with a damaging influence on human or animal life. In the city and urban areas, this is caused by human activity, stemming from the use of machines and vehicles, but also compounded by poor urban planning, non-adherence to noise ordinance rules and from individuals creating noise.
This form of pollution is categorised as either commercial or residential, and when these two areas overlap, industrial noise can be at best annoying but more likely, may cause serious health problems. Likewise, people working in industrial environments may suffer at work. The need for better urban planning and better noise control practices is proving more and more in demand as conditions seem to worsen.
Air pollution, water pollution, and environmental pollution have long been linked to ill health and low life expectancy rates, but it is only in the last 20 years that noise pollution has been labelled equally as dangerous. Studies show that individuals living in areas of high noise pollution suffer from chronic stress, depression, heart disease and drug and alcohol use, and dependence at a much higher rate than others.
Whether it is the constant volume of noise in the workplace, and the connected inability to concentrate or a lack of peace and quiet at home, humans suffer and show their stress. For this reason, it has been predicted that the industrial noise control market is estimated to be on track for a global worth of around $53 billion over the next decade.
Materials making waves in the market
In the current market, fibreglass and foam represent 60% of the noise regulation product markets and early forecasts anticipate this lead will continue. However, new products and technologies, which will need to be tested and approved, are already in development, any one of which could have an impact on this figure.
Fibreglass alone is predicted to be on track for a market stake of around $20 billion by 2027 and foam around $13 billion. That said, noise reducing products such as tiles, door segments, panels as well as combination products such as fire safety doors with higher sound insulation, all look likely to improve.
New governmental regulations
However, new pressures from health bodies continues to drive new regulations and standards. What we think of today as future-proof in regards to noise pollution could soon be seen as antiquated. Now that the public has become aware of the dangers of noise and their rights as citizens to live in a safe environment, this escalation of standards will continue. One thing is for sure, industries who want to stay ahead of the noise control curve will need to anticipate change before it occurs.