May 2015: GrandView Research market study suggests that low smoke PIN flame retardant polypropylene (PP) applications will nearly double by 2020, reaching US$ 664 billion by 2020. Demand increase is expected in construction, automotive, electrical and electronics, driven by demand for polypropylene in these applications, with increasing substitution of metals and wood, and by “growing awareness regarding the halogenated toxicity and fire safety issues” and “negative environmental effects” supported by regulatory pressure and low-smoke requirements.
Challenges for PIN flame retardants in PP identified as cost, colour impairment, high loading levels, offer market opportunities for innovations towards improved PIN FRs, technology standardisation and product availability.
GrandView Research “Low Smoke Halogen Free Flame Retardant Polypropylene (PP) Market Analysis By Application (Construction, Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Industrial), And Segment Forecasts To 2020”, ISBN Code: 978-1-68038-402-4, May 2015 http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/low-smoke-halogen-free-flame-retardant-polypropylene-pp-market
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