Specialchem expects strong growth in LSZH FRs, driven by cable demand, regulations, EVs and new PIN FRs. An online market overview by Polymer-Additives.Specialchem.com cites MarketsandMarkets forecasts of nearly 9% CAGR growth in non-halogen FRs to 2025 (from 4.1 billion US$ worldwide in 2020). MarketsandMarkets expects PIN FR demand to be driven by increasingly strict building fire safety regulations and by synergists to improve performance. Specialchem sees as drivers for LSZH FR growth: demand in the cable market in construction, defence and mass transit, regulations limiting use of halogenated FRs and of antimony trioxide and some zinc compounds and high-performance cables for electromobility. Combination of LSZH FRs with nano-fillers and lubricants (stearates, waxes) offer opportunities for development of PIN FR solutions for cables.
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