Global Markets for Flame Retardant Chemicals and Plastics

2012-02-28

Report Summary

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.

SCOPE OF REPORT

The scope of this study includes the chemicals used for flame retardant purposes. The chemicals are evaluated by retardant mechanism and by chemical type, and by end-use application. Particular attention is paid to the plastics industry. The current flame retardant chemicals market is assessed and compared to historical market performance. Projected sales for the industry as a whole are forecast by application and type. The market is also valued on a regional and worldwide scale. The impacts of the industries using flame retardant products are discussed.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

Government regulations and industry standards obligate manufacturers to add flame retardant chemicals to a wide range of products used every day. The irony of this industry is that some of these flame retardant products, while responsible for saving countless lives, are toxic. In order to protect consumers and the environment, regulations are in place limiting the use of specific flame retardants in specific applications. The benefits of protecting people from death and property from damage resulting from fires must be weighed against exposure to chemicals that are potentially harmful to human health and the environment. The impact these regulations have on the industry is multi-dimensional. This study will discuss the flame retardant chemicals market resulting from this balancing act between fire retardant requirements and environmental regulations.

Flame Retardant Chemicals Market

Published:  February 2012
No.OF Pages: 224
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Table Of Contents

Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION – Complimentary  3  
STUDY GOAL AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE OF REPORT
METHODOLOGY
INFORMATION SOURCES
AUTHOR’S CREDENTIALS
BCC ONLINE SERVICES
DISCLAIMER

Chapter- 2: SUMMARY 3
Table: GLOBAL FORECAST OF FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS CONSUMPTION, THROUGH 2014
Figure: GLOBAL FORECAST OF FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS CONSUMPTION, 2008-2014

Chapter- 3: INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 35
IMPORTANCE OF THE INDUSTRY
HISTORY OF THE FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS INDUSTRY
FLAME RETARDANCY BASICS
FLAME RETARDANCY CONCEPTS
TYPES OF FLAME RETARDANTS
FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS
FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICAL PRODUCTS
FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICAL END-USE MARKETS
THE FUTURE OF THE FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS INDUSTRY
GOVERNMENT REGULATION

Chapter- 4: MARKETS BY PRODUCT TYPE 64
THE WORLDWIDE FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS MARKET
ALUMINA TRIHYDRATE FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS
ANTIMONY OXIDE FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS
BROMINE-BASED FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS
CHLORINE-BASED FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS
MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS
MELAMINE-BASED FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS
PHOSPHORUS-BASED FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS
OTHER FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS

Chapter- 5: MARKETS BY APPLICATION 72
INTRODUCTION
PLASTICS
TEXTILES
WOOD/PAPER
COATINGS/PAINTS
COATINGS/CONSTRUCTION
COATINGS/DECORATIONS

Chapter- 6: INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 42
INDUSTRY ENVIRONMENT
IMPORTANT STRATEGIES
DRIVING FORCES
TECHNOLOGY
METHODS OF MANUFACTURE
PATENT ACTIVITY
MARKET SHARES OF FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS PRODUCERS
PROFILES OF COMPANIES INVOLVED IN FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS

Chapter- 7: APPENDIX 5
OTHER FLAME RETARDANT COMPANIES AND THEIR PRODUCTS
OTHER ORGANIZATIONS OF INTEREST

List of Tables

List of Figures

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