Flame Retardant Chemicals: Technologies and Global Markets

Published - Mar 2017| Analyst - Andrew McWilliams| Code - CHM014N
Flame Retardant Chemicals: Technologies and Global Markets
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Report Highlights

The global consumption of flame retardant chemicals reached nearly 5.4 billion pounds in 2016. The market should reach 5.6 billion pounds in 2017 and 7.3 billion pounds by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4%, from 2017 to 2022.

Report Includes

  • An overview of the global market for flame-retardant chemicals.
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2016 and estimates for 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2022.
  • Reviews of government regulations and their impact on the market, as they obligate manufacturers to add flame-retardant chemicals to a wide range of products used every day.
  • Discussion of industry structure, including major suppliers.
  • Evaluations of chemicals by retardant mechanism, by chemical type, and by end-use application.
  • Analysis of the market's dynamics, specifically growth drivers, inhibitors, and opportunities.

Report Scope

This study is an in-depth evaluation of flame retardant chemicals by type and by end-use application over the years 2016-2022. The forecast will cover worldwide demand and be broken down by chemical type and application. Because electronics are so widely used in the world today and they are housed most often in plastics, this segment will be emphasized.

Analyst Credentials

Andrew McWilliams spent more than 25 years as a consultant with Ernst & Young, McKinsey & Company and A.T. Kearny focused on manufacturing before segueing into research analysis. He has been covering myriad technology categories for BCC Research for more than 15 years. McWilliams has a BA from Princeton University and an MA from Harvard University. He has worked in more than 40 countries and he resides in the greater Boston area.

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Published - Apr-2015| Analyst - Marcanne Green| Code - CHM014M

Report Highlights

The global consumption of flame retardant chemicals reached nearly 3.9 billion pounds and nearly 4.2 billion pounds in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Consumption is expected to reach a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7%, increasing to a total of 5.7 billion pounds in 2019.

Report Includes

  • An overview of the global market for flame-retardant chemicals, with coverage of plastics, textiles, wood/paper, coatings/paper, coatings/construction, and coatings/decorations market applications.
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013 and 2014 and projections of CAGRs through 2019.
  • Reviews of government regulations and their impact on the market, as they obligate manufacturers to add flame-retardant chemicals to a wide range of products used every day.
  • Discussion of industry structure, including major suppliers.
  • Evaluations of chemicals by retardant mechanism, by chemical type, and by end-use application.
  • Analysis of the market's dynamics, specifically growth drivers, inhibitors, and opportunities.
Published - Sep-2013| Analyst - Anna Welch Crull| Code - CHM014L

Report Highlights

Global consumption of flame retardant chemicals for 2012 was 3.9 billion lbs. In 2013 consumption is expected to increase to more than 4 billion lbs and to about 5.2 billion lbs by 2018. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5% for the next five years.

Report Includes

  • An overview of the global market for flame-retardant chemicals, with coverage of plastics, textiles, wood/paper, coatings/paper, coatings/construction, and coatings/decorations market applications.
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2008 and 2012, estimates for 2013, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2018.
  • Reviews of government regulations and their impact on the market, as they obligate manufacturers to add flame-retardant chemicals to a wide range of products used every day.
  • Discussion of industry structure, including major suppliers.
  • Evaluations of chemicals by retardant mechanism, by chemical type, and by end-use application.
Published - Jun-2009| Analyst - Marianne Stamegna| Code - CHM014K

Report Highlights

  • The global market for flame-retardant chemicals was worth $4.1 billion in 2008 and a projected $4.3 billion in 2009. It should reach $6.1 billion by 2014, for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.0%.
  • The global fl ameretardant chemicals industry used 3.2 billion pounds of materials in 2008. This is expected to increase to 3.4 billion pounds in 2009, and 4.3 billion pounds in 2014, for a CAGR of 5.0%.
  • Studies have shown that a burning room containing fl ameretardant products releases 75% less heat and 33% fewer toxic gases than a room that lacks the products.
Published - Mar-2006| Analyst - Mary Roth| Code - CHM014J

Report Highlights

  • The 2005 projected consumption of flame retardant chemicals worldwide is 2.9 billion pounds. BCC estimates this volume will grow 3.5% annually and reach 3.4 billion pounds worldwide by 2010.
  • Price increases for most products, except alumina trihydrate, should impact the average annual growth rate of the market’s sales. In 2005, sales are estimated to be approximately $3.5 billion worldwide. This figure should reach $4.6 billion by 2010 with an average annual growth rate of 5.6%.
  • The continuation of fire safety standards in the U.S. and abroad should impact the sales increase. Additionally, the largest country in the world, China, has opened its borders to Western products, providing new opportunities for companies with the ability to do business in the region. Environmental and health concerns over halogenated flame retardant chemicals should also allow additional market share for halogen replacements.

Published - Jul-2003| Analyst - Marcanne Green| Code - CHM014I

Report Highlights

  • Flame-retardant chemical sales worldwide should grow at an average annual rate of 5.5% reaching $2.95 billion by 2008.
  • Greatest growth will be in melamine, and bromine- and phosphorus-based FR, posting AAGRs of 6.6% to 6.7%
  • Bromine represents more than one-third of the market, and will maintain this share through the forecast period.
  • Melamine should have increased presence in Northern Europe.
  • Alumina trihydrate will dominate with an estimated 44% market share of volume.

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