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World Flame Retardants

  • Publication Date:February 2013
  • Publisher:Freedonia Group
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:336

World Flame Retardants

Global demand to rise 5.4% per annum through 2016
Worldwide demand for flame retardant additives is forecast to rise 5.4 percent yearly to 2.6 million metric tons in 2016. Advances will represent an acceleration over the 2006-2011 period, in which demand was severely impacted by the effects of a global economic slowdown, especially in the mature markets of the US, Western Europe, and Japan. In addition to an improved economic outlook, flame retardant demand through 2016 will benefit from trends toward improved fire safety and flammability standards -- particularly in the developing world -- and the rising use of plastic products over less flammable materials.

Non-halogenated types to benefit from favorable environmental profiles

Alumina trihydrate was the leading flame retardant product by volume in 2011, and is expected to post above-average gains in demand through 2016, driven by trends toward non-halogenated chemicals. Halogenated types (chlorinated and brominated) will see subpar advances due to health and safety concerns, while in turn providing opportunities for a number of non-halogenated alternatives. Flame retardants that feature more favorable environmental profiles, including boron, phosphorus, melamine, and magnesium hydroxide, will benefit most from the trend away from the use of halogenated chemicals. However, although brominated flame retardants are being phased out of a number of applications, superior performance and new environmentally friendly formulations will help these products remain an important part of the product mix going forward.

Construction markets to experience fastest gains

Construction and electrical and electronic applications were the leading markets for flame retardants in 2011, each accounting for about one-fourth of overall demand. Faster gains are expected for construction products, fueled by the recovery of the markets in North America and Western Europe and increasing flammability standards in the developing world. Wire and cable, for both communications and power transmission, will expand along with new construction, generating demand for flame retardant products. Demand in motor vehicle applications will also exhibit improvement due to the rebound in motor vehicle output in North America, Western Europe, and Japan and continued growth in developing countries. The increasing use of plastics in vehicles provides additional opportunities for flame retardant demand.

Asia/Pacific region to retain market dominance

The Asia/Pacific region will continue to be the largest and fastest-growing market for flame retardants through 2016, accounting for more than half of global demand. Advances will be fueled by over eight percent annual growth in the large Chinese market, rapid development in less developed countries such as India and Thailand, and solid growth for electronics producers such as South Korea and Taiwan. Gains in North America will reflect Mexico's growing importance as a producer of electronics and other consumer goods for the American markets, and the recovery of building construction in the US. Western Europe will see a rebound from the declining demand of the 2006-2011 period, although financial uncertainty will restrain growth in flame retardant outlets such as construction and motor vehicle production.

Study coverage

This upcoming Freedonia industry study, World Flame Retardants, is available for $6100. It presents historical demand data (2001, 2006, 2011) plus forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by material, type, market, world region and for 18 countries. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share, and profiles 37 global competitors.

  • I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Global Economic Overview
    • Recent Historical Trends
    • World Economic Outlook
    • World Demographic Outlook
    • Building Construction Outlook
    • World Manufacturing Overview
    • World Electronics Outlook
    • World Motor Vehicle Production Outlook
    • World Wire & Cable Production
    • World Plastics Production Outlook
    • Regulatory Factors
    • Environmental & Health Issues
    • European Union
    • United States
    • Other Regions
    • Building, Fire, & Electrical Codes
    • Recycling & Disposal Issues
  • III. OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Demand by Region
    • Demand by Product
    • Demand by Market
    • Production & Trade
  • IV. NORTH AMERICA
    • Overview
    • Flame Retardant Demand
    • United States
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • V. WESTERN EUROPE
    • Overview
    • Flame Retardant Demand
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • United Kingdom
    • Spain
    • Netherlands
    • Belgium
    • Other Western Europe
  • VI. ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Overview
    • Flame Retardant Demand
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Taiwan
    • India
    • Thailand
    • Other Asia/Pacific
  • VII. OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
    • Overview
    • Flame Retardant Demand
    • Brazil
    • Other Central & South America
    • Eastern Europe
    • Overview
    • Flame Retardant Demand
    • Russia
    • Other Eastern Europe
    • Africa/Mideast
  • VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Market Share
    • Industry Restructuring
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Product Differentiation & Market Segmentation
    • Research & Development
    • Cooperative Agreements
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Company Profiles
    • Akzo Nobel NV
    • Albemarle Corporation
    • Almatis GmbH
    • BASF SE
    • Borealis GmbH
    • Budenheim Iberica SLSC, see Oetker (Dr. August)
    • Campine NV
    • Chemtura Corporation
    • China Antimony Chemicals, see China Minmetals
    • Nonferrous Metals
    • China Minmetals Nonferrous Metals Company Limited
    • Clariant International Limited
    • Cytec Industries Incorporated
    • Daihachi Chemical Industry Company
    • Dead Sea Bromine, see Israel Chemicals
    • Dover Chemical, see ICC Industries
    • Eti Mine Works General Management
    • Glencore International AG
    • Great Lakes Solutions, see Chemtura
    • Hsikwangshan Twinkling Star Company Limited
    • Huber (JM) Corporation
    • ICC Industries Incorporated
    • INDSPEC Chemical, see Occidental Petroleum
    • Israel Chemicals Limited
    • Italmatch Chemicals SpA
    • Jiangsu Yoke Technology Company Limited
    • Jordan Bromine, see Albemarle
    • LANXESS AG
    • MAGNIFIN Magnesiaprodukte, see Albemarle
    • Manac Incorporated
    • Martin Marietta Materials Incorporated
    • Martinswerk, see Albemarle
    • Nabaltec AG
    • Nashtec, see Glencore International and Nabaltec
    • Nihon Seiko Company Limited
    • Nippon Carbide Industries Company Incorporated
    • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
    • Oetker (Dr. August) KG
    • OxyChem, see Occidental Petroleum
    • Rinkagaku Kogyo, see Tosoh
    • Rio Tinto Group
    • Sanwa Chemical, see Nippon Carbide Industries
    • SCR-Sibelco NV
    • Shandong Brother Science & Technology
    • Company Limited
    • Shandong Haiwang Chemical Company Limited
    • Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Company Limited
    • Sherwin Alumina, see Glencore International
    • Showa Denko KK
    • Sibelco Specialty Minerals Europe, see SCR-Sibelco
    • Solaris ChemTech Industries Limited
    • Supresta, see Israel Chemicals
    • Suzuhiro Chemical Company Limited
    • Tetrabrom Technologies, see Israel Chemicals
    • Tina Organics Private Limited
    • Tosoh Corporation
  • LIST OF TABLES
  • SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Summary Table
  • SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • 1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region
    • 2 World Population by Region
    • 3 World Building Construction Expenditures
    • 4 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region
    • 5 World Electronic Product Shipments
    • 6 World Motor Vehicle Production
    • 7 World Plastic Resin Production
  • SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
    • 1 World Flame Retardant Demand by Region
    • 2 World Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 3 World Alumina Trihydrate Flame Retardant Demand
    • 4 World Brominated Flame Retardant Demand
    • 5 World Phosphorus Flame Retardant Demand
    • 6 World Chlorinated Flame Retardant Demand
    • 7 World Antimony Flame Retardant Demand
    • 8 World Boron Flame Retardant Demand
    • 9 World Other Flame Retardant Demand
    • 10 World Flame Retardant Demand by Market
    • 11 World Electrical & Electronic Markets forFlame Retardants
    • 12 World Construction Market for Flame Retardants
    • 13 World Wire & Cable Market for Flame Retardants
    • 14 World Motor Vehicle Market for Flame Retardants
    • 15 World Textiles Market for Flame Retardants
    • 16 Other World Markets for Flame Retardants
  • SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
    • 1 North America: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 2 North America: Flame Retardant Demand by Product & Market
    • 3 United States: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 4 United States: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 5 United States: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
    • 6 Canada: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 7 Canada: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 8 Canada: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
    • 9 Mexico: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 10 Mexico: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 11 Mexico: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
  • SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
    • 1 Western Europe: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant
    • Demand
    • 2 Western Europe: Flame Retardant Demand by Product & Market
    • 3 Germany: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 4 Germany: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 5 Germany: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
    • 6 France: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 7 France: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 8 France: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
    • 9 Italy: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 10 Italy: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 11 Italy: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
    • 12 United Kingdom: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 13 United Kingdom: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 14 United Kingdom: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
    • 15 Spain: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 16 Spain: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 17 Spain: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
    • 18 Netherlands: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 19 Netherlands: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 20 Netherlands: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
    • 21 Belgium: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 22 Belgium: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 23 Belgium: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
    • 24 Other Western Europe: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 25 Other Western Europe: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 26 Other Western Europe: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
  • SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
    • 1 Asia/Pacific: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 2 Asia/Pacific: Flame Retardant Demand by Product & Market
    • 3 China: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 4 China: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 5 China: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
    • 6 Japan: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 7 Japan: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 8 Japan: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
    • 9 South Korea: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 10 South Korea: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 11 South Korea: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
    • 12 Taiwan: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 13 Taiwan: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 14 Taiwan: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
    • 15 India: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 16 India: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 17 India: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
    • 18 Thailand: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 19 Thailand: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 20 Thailand: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
    • 21 Other Asia/Pacific: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 22 Other Asia/Pacific: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 23 Other Asia/Pacific: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
  • SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS
    • 1 Central & South America: Key Indicators for Flame
    • Retardant Demand
    • 2 Central & South America: Flame Retardant Demand by Product & Market
    • 3 Brazil: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 4 Brazil: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 5 Brazil: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
    • 6 Other Central & South America: Key Indicators for Flame
    • Retardant Demand
    • 7 Other Central & South America: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 8 Other Central & South America: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
    • 9 Eastern Europe: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 10 Eastern Europe: Flame Retardant Demand by Product & Market
    • 11 Russia: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 12 Russia: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 13 Russia: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
    • 14 Other Eastern Europe: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 15 Other Eastern Europe: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 16 Other Eastern Europe: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
    • 17 Africa/Mideast: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand
    • 18 Africa/Mideast: Flame Retardant Demand by Product
    • 19 Africa/Mideast: Flame Retardant Demand by Market
  • SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • 1 Flame Retardant Sales by Company, 2011
    • 2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
    • 3 Selected Cooperative Agreements
  • LIST OF CHARTS
  • SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • 1 World Insulated Wire & Cable Production by Region, 2011
  • SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
    • 1 World Flame Retardant Demand by Region, 2001-2021
    • 2 World Flame Retardant Demand by Product, 2011:
    • Volume & Value
    • 3 World Flame Retardant Demand by Market, 2011
  • SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
    • 1 North America: Flame Retardant Demand by Country, 2011
  • SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
    • 1 Western Europe: Flame Retardant Demand by Country, 2011
  • SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
    • 1 Asia/Pacific: Flame Retardant Demand by Country, 2011
  • SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • 1 World Flame Retardant Market Share by Company, 2011
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