Flame Retardants Market Report

 

In the event of fire, additives can provide the decisive seconds for rescue: Flame retardants delay ignition of flammable materials such as plastics, textiles or wood; they slow down the spread of fire. For the sixth time, Ceresana analyzed the global market for brominated and chlorinated flame retardants as well as for ATH, organophosphates, ATO, and other types. The present study provides both figures of demand and revenues for the overall market as well as demand volume for the particular types of flame retardants and their applications. About 2.26 million tonnes of flame retardants were processed worldwide in 2018.

 

Largest Flame Retardant Market: Construction Sector and Electrical Industry

The construction industry is the most important application area of flame retardants. About 30% of global demand originate in this segment. Flame retardants are often used for insulation foams. In 2017, the catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower in London has shown how important fire protection is. Electrics and electronics is the second largest application area of flame retardants, accounting for a global demand of 534,000 tonnes. Further applications are cables and products used in the transportation industry. Until 2026, researchers at Ceresana expect demand for flame retardants in the segment transportation to experience the strongest percentage growth: approx. 2.8% per year. However, construction materials will continue to be the largest application area in the upcoming eight years.

 

Regional Differences in Regard to Flame Retardant Types

Aluminum trihydroxide (ATH) is currently and by far the most frequently sold flame retardant worldwide accounting for about 38%. Brominated compounds, used in electronic and electrical products as well as foams, are in second place. Brominated flame retardants are very effective but also controversial for environmental and health reasons. Due to legal provisions, there are significant regional differences: In Western Europe and North America, brominated compounds had market shares of only 5.5% and 11%, respectively, while accounting for 29% in Asia. In total, the highest amount of flame retardants is used in Asia-Pacific: In 2018, this world region accounted for about 44% of all sales.

 

The Study in Brief:

Chapter 1 provides a description and analysis of the global market for flame retardants, including forecasts up to 2026: For each region of the world, demand in tonnes and revenues in US dollars and euros are given. Furthermore, global and regional demand per product type and application area is analyzed.

The following flame retardant types are examined individually:

  • Aluminum Trihydroxide (ATH)
  • Brominated Compounds
  • Chlorinated Compounds
  • Organophosphorus
  • Antimony Compounds (ATO)
  • Other Flame Retardants

Application areas analyzed in this study are:

  • Construction Material
  • Electrics & Electronics
  • Wires & Cables
  • Transportation
  • Other Applications

Chapter 2 analyzes the 16 most important countries and their flame retardant revenues and demand in detail. Demand is split by individual applications and product types. Additionally, all important manufacturers of flame retardants are listed according to countries.

Chapter 3 provides company profiles of the largest manufacturers of flame retardants – clearly arranged according to contact details, revenues, profit, product range, production sites, and profile summary. In-depth profiles of 92 producers are given, including Ajinomoto Fine-Techno, CTF2000, Daihachi Chemical Industry, Lanxess, Metadynea Austria, Nabaltec, Schill+Seilacher, and William Blythe.

1 Market Data: World and Regions

1.1 World
1.1.1 Demand
1.1.2 Revenues
1.1.3 Applications
1.1.3.1 Construction Material
1.1.3.2 Electrical & Electronics
1.1.3.3 Wires & Cables
1.1.3.4 Transportation
1.1.3.5 Other Applications
1.1.4 Products
1.1.4.1 Aluminum Trihydroxide (ATH)
1.1.4.2 Brominated Compounds
1.1.4.3 Chlorinated Compounds
1.1.4.4 Organophosphorus
1.1.4.5 Antimony Compounds (ATO)
1.1.4.6 Other Products
1.2 Western Europe
1.2.1 Demand
1.2.2 Revenues
1.2.3 Applications and Products
1.3 Eastern Europe
1.3.1 Demand
1.3.2 Revenues
1.3.3 Applications and Products
1.4 North America
1.4.1 Demand
1.4.2 Revenues
1.4.3 Applications and Products
1.5 South America
1.5.1 Demand
1.5.2 Revenues
1.5.3 Applications and Products
1.6 Asia-Pacific
1.6.1 Demand
1.6.2 Revenues
1.6.3 Applications and Products
1.7 Middle East
1.7.1 Demand
1.7.2 Revenues
1.7.3 Applications and Products
1.8 Africa
1.8.1 Demand
1.8.2 Revenues
1.8.3 Applications and Products

2 Market Data: Countries

2.1 Western Europe
2.1.1 France
2.1.2 Germany
2.1.3 Italy
2.1.4 Spain
2.1.5 United Kingdom
2.1.6 Other Western Europe
2.2 Eastern Europe
2.2.1 Poland
2.2.2 Russia
2.2.3 Turkey
2.2.4 Other Eastern Europe
2.3 North America
2.3.1 Canada
2.3.2 Mexico
2.3.3 USA
2.4 South America
2.4.1 Brazil
2.4.2 Other South America
2.5 Asia-Pacific
2.5.1 China
2.5.2 India
2.5.3 Japan
2.5.4 South Korea
2.5.5 Other Asia-Pacific

3 Company Profiles*

3.1  Western Europe
Belgium (6 Producers)
Denmark (1)
Gemany (11)
France (2)
United Kingdom (6)
Italy (3)
The Netherlands (4)
Austria (3)
Sweden (2)
Switzerland (2)
Spain (1)

3.2  Eastern Europe
Poland (1)
Russia (2)
Slovakia (1)
Turkey (1)

3.3  North America
USA (9)

3.4  Asia-Pacific
Australia (1)
China (5)
India (2)
Japan (24)
South Korea (1)
Taiwan (1)

3.5  Middle East
Israel (2)
Saudi Arabia (1)

*Note: The profiles are assigned to the country in which the company or holding is headquartered. Profiles also include JVs and subsidiaries.

Graph 1: Global demand for flame retardants from 2010 to 2026
Graph 2: Global demand for flame retardants from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Graph 3: Global revenues generated with flame retardants from 2010 to 2026 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 4: Global revenues generated with flame retardants from 2010 to 2026 in billion USD – split by regions
Graph 5: Global revenues generated with flame retardants from 2010 to 2026 in billion EUR – split by regions
Graph 6: Global demand for flame retardants from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Graph 7: Global demand for flame retardants in the segment construction materials from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Graph 8: Global demand for flame retardants in the segment electrical & electronics from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Graph 9: Global demand for flame retardants in the segment wires & cables from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Graph 10: Global demand for flame retardants in the segment transportation from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Graph 11: Global demand for flame retardants in other applications from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Graph 12: Global demand for flame retardants from 2010 to 2026 – split by products
Graph 13: Global demand for ATH from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Graph 14: Global demand for brominated compounds from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Graph 15: Global demand for chlorinated compounds from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Graph 16: Global demand for organophosphorus flame retardants from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Graph 17: Global demand for ATO from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Graph 18: Global demand for ATO from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Graph 19: Demand for flame retardants in Western Europe from 2010 to 2026
Graph 20: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Western Europe from 2010 to 2026 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 21: Demand for flame retardants in Western Europe from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Graph 22: Demand for flame retardants in Eastern Europe from 2010 to 2026
Graph 23: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Eastern Europe from 2010 to 2026 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 24: Demand for flame retardants in Eastern Europe from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Graph 25: Demand for flame retardants in North America from 2010 to 2026
Graph 26: Revenues generated with flame retardants in North America from 2010 to 2026 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 27: Demand for flame retardants in North America from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Graph 28: Demand for flame retardants in South America from 2010 to 2026
Graph 29: Revenues generated with flame retardants in South America from 2010 to 2026 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 30: Demand for flame retardants in South America from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Graph 31: Demand for flame retardants in Asia-Pacific from 2010 to 2026
Graph 32: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Asia-Pacific from 2010 to 2026 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 33: Demand for flame retardants in Asia-Pacific from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Graph 34: Demand for flame retardants in the Middle East from 2010 to 2026
Graph 35: Revenues generated with flame retardants in the Middle East from 2010 to 2026 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 36: Demand for flame retardants in the Middle East from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Graph 37: Demand for flame retardants in Africa from 2010 to 2026
Graph 38: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Africa from 2010 to 2026 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 39: Demand for flame retardants in Africa from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Graph 40: Demand for flame retardants in France from 2010 to 2026
Graph 41: Demand for flame retardants in Germany from 2010 to 2026
Graph 42: Demand for flame retardants in Italy from 2010 to 2026
Graph 43: Demand for flame retardants in Spain from 2010 to 2026
Graph 44: Demand for flame retardants in the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2026
Graph 45: Demand for flame retardants in Other Western Europe from 2010 to 2026
Graph 46: Demand for flame retardants in Poland from 2010 to 2026
Graph 47: Demand for flame retardants in Russia from 2010 to 2026
Graph 48: Demand for flame retardants in Turkey from 2010 to 2026
Graph 49: Demand for flame retardants in Other Eastern Europe from 2010 to 2026
Graph 50: Demand for flame retardants in Canada from 2010 to 2026
Graph 51: Demand for flame retardants in Mexico from 2010 to 2026
Graph 52: Demand for flame retardants in the USA from 2010 to 2026
Graph 53: Demand for flame retardants in Brazil from 2010 to 2026
Graph 54: Demand for flame retardants in Other South America from 2010 to 2026
Graph 55: Demand for flame retardants in China from 2010 to 2026
Graph 56: Demand for flame retardants in India from 2010 to 2026
Graph 57: Demand for flame retardants in Japan from 2010 to 2026
Graph 58: Demand for flame retardants in South Korea from 2010 to 2026
Graph 59: Demand for flame retardants in Other Asia-Pacific from 2010 to 2026

Table 1: Global demand for flame retardants from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Table 2: Global revenues generated with flame retardants from 2010 to 2026 in million USD – split by regions
Table 3: Global revenues generated with flame retardants from 2010 to 2026 in million EUR – split by regions
Table 4: Global demand for flame retardants from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 5: Global demand for flame retardants in the segment construction materials from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Table 6: Global demand for flame retardants in the segment electrical & electronics from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Table 7: Global demand for flame retardants in the segment wires & cables from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Table 8: Global demand for flame retardants in the segment transportation from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Table 9: Global demand for flame retardants in other applications from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Table 10: Global demand for flame retardants from 2010 to 2026 – split by products
Table 11: Global demand for ATH from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Table 12: Global demand for brominated compounds from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Table 13: Global demand for chlorinated compounds from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Table 14: Global demand for organophosphorus flame retardants from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Table 15: Global demand for ATO from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Table 16: Global demand for ATO from 2010 to 2026 – split by regions
Table 17: Demand for flame retardants in Western Europe from 2010 to 2026 – split by major countries
Table 18: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Western Europe from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 19: Demand for flame retardants in Western Europe from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 20: Demand for flame retardants in Western Europe from 2010 to 2026 – split by products
Table 21: Demand for flame retardants in Eastern Europe from 2010 to 2026 – split by major countries
Table 22: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Eastern Europe from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 23: Demand for flame retardants in Eastern Europe from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 24: Demand for flame retardants in Eastern Europe from 2010 to 2026 – split by products
Table 25: Demand for flame retardants in North America from 2010 to 2026 – split by major countries
Table 26: Revenues generated with flame retardants in North America from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 27: Demand for flame retardants in North America from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 28: Demand for flame retardants in North America from 2010 to 2026 – split by products
Table 29: Demand for flame retardants in South America from 2010 to 2026 – split by major countries
Table 30: Revenues generated with flame retardants in South America from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 31: Demand for flame retardants in South America from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 32: Demand for flame retardants in South America from 2010 to 2026 – split by products
Table 33: Demand for flame retardants in Asia-Pacific from 2010 to 2026 – split by major countries
Table 34: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Asia-Pacific from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 35: Demand for flame retardants in Asia-Pacific from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 36: Demand for flame retardants in Asia-Pacific from 2010 to 2026 – split by products
Table 37: Important manufacturers of flame retardants in the Middle East
Table 38: Revenues generated with flame retardants in the Middle East from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 39: Demand for flame retardants in the Middle East from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 40: Demand for flame retardants in the Middle East from 2010 to 2026 – split by products
Table 41: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Africa from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 42: Demand for flame retardants in Africa from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 43: Demand for flame retardants in Africa from 2010 to 2026 – split by products
Table 44: Revenues generated with flame retardants in France from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 45: Demand for flame retardants in France from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 46: Demand for flame retardants in France from 2010 to 2026 – split by types of flame retardants
Table 47: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Germany from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 48: Demand for flame retardants in Germany from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 49: Demand for flame retardants in Germany from 2010 to 2026 – split by types of flame retardants
Table 50: Important manufacturers of flame retardants in Germany
Table 51: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Italy from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 52: Demand for flame retardants in Italy from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 53: Demand for flame retardants in Italy from 2010 to 2026 – split by types of flame retardants
Table 54: Important manufacturers of flame retardants in Italy
Table 55: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Spain from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 56: Demand for flame retardants in Spain from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 57: Demand for flame retardants in Spain from 2010 to 2026 – split by types of flame retardants
Table 58: Revenues generated with flame retardants in the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 59: Demand for flame retardants in the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 60: Demand for flame retardants in the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2026 – split by types of flame retardants
Table 61: Important manufacturers of flame retardants in the United Kingdom
Table 62: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Other Western Europe from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 63: Demand for flame retardants in Other Western Europe from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 64: Demand for flame retardants in Other Western Europe from 2010 to 2026 – split by types of flame retardants
Table 65: Important manufacturers of flame retardants in Other Western Europe
Table 66: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Poland from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 67: Demand for flame retardants in Poland from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 68: Demand for flame retardants in Poland from 2010 to 2026 – split by types of flame retardants
Table 69: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Russia from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 70: Demand for flame retardants in Russia from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 71: Demand for flame retardants in Russia from 2010 to 2026 – split by types of flame retardants
Table 72: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Turkey from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 73: Demand for flame retardants in Turkey from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 74: Demand for flame retardants in Turkey from 2010 to 2026 – split by types of flame retardants
Table 75: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Other Eastern Europe from 2010 to 2026 in billion USD and billion EUR
Table 76: Demand for flame retardants in Other Eastern Europe from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 77: Demand for flame retardants in Other Eastern Europe from 2010 to 2026 – split by types of flame retardants
Table 78: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Canada from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 79: Demand for flame retardants in Canada from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 80: Demand for flame retardants in Canada from 2010 to 2026 – split by types of flame retardants
Table 81: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Mexico from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 82: Demand for flame retardants in Mexico from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 83: Demand for flame retardants in Mexico from 2010 to 2026 – split by types of flame retardants
Table 84: Revenues generated with flame retardants in the USA from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 85: Demand for flame retardants in the USA from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 86: Demand for flame retardants in the USA from 2010 to 2026 – split by types of flame retardants
Table 87: Important manufacturers of flame retardants in the USA
Table 88: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Brazil from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 89: Demand for flame retardants in Brazil from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 90: Demand for flame retardants in Brazil from 2010 to 2026 – split by types of flame retardants
Table 91: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Other South America from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 92: Demand for flame retardants in Other South America from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 93: Demand for flame retardants in Other South America from 2010 to 2026 – split by types of flame retardants
Table 94: Revenues generated with flame retardants in China from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 95: Demand for flame retardants in China from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 96: Demand for flame retardants in China from 2010 to 2026 – split by types of flame retardants
Table 97: Important manufacturers of flame retardants in China
Table 98: Revenues generated with flame retardants in India from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 99: Demand for flame retardants in India from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 100: Demand for flame retardants in India from 2010 to 2026 – split by types of flame retardants
Table 101: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Japan from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 102: Demand for flame retardants in Japan from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 103: Demand for flame retardants in Japan from 2010 to 2026 – split by types of flame retardants
Table 104: Important manufacturers of flame retardants in Japan
Table 105: Revenues generated with flame retardants in South Korea from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 106: Demand for flame retardants in South Korea from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 107: Demand for flame retardants in South Korea from 210 to 2025 – split by types of flame retardants
Table 108: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Other Asia-Pacific from 2010 to 2026 in million USD and million EUR
Table 109: Demand for flame retardants in Other Asia-Pacific from 2010 to 2026 – split by applications
Table 110: Demand for flame retardants in Other Asia-Pacific from 2010 to 2025 – split by types of flame retardants