Posted on 30/03/2017 in News 32 2017
World flame retardant market to double by 2025

A report by GrandView Research suggests that the world flame retardant market will nearly double from 6.3 billion US$ in 2015 to around 12 billion US$ by 2025. Increasingly, FRs will be needed to fulfil fire safety regulations in construction, electrical and electronics and transportation.

PIN FRs are expected to dominate the market as regulations phase out other products. Similar estimates are given by Zion Research, which estimates that the global FR market will increase at 10% per year from 2014 to 2020, reaching US$ 10 billion in 2020. Zion consider that growth will be driven by technological progress in fire safety solutions and by increasingly demanding fire safety regulation in construction and in automobiles, combined with an increasing use of plastics which are flammable and therefore need fire safety protection. Zion predict “toxicity issues related to halogenated flame retardants” to push towards higher value PIN solutions. Global Market Insights publish an estimate of the PIN flame retardant market at US$ 3.45 billion by 2014, identifying as principal drivers environmental pressures to move to PIN FRs and increasing use of polymers in construction and automobiles. Technavio predict a 6% growth in the world FR market 2016-2020, with strong demand for PIN flame retardants particularly driven by emerging industries, enhanced safety requirements and regulatory requirements for less toxic chemicals.


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