Market Report on the Global Market for Flame Retardants with Forecasts up to 2030

 

 

Electricity makes our lives more convenient – but unfortunately also more dangerous. The boom in e-mobility, charging stations, batteries and photovoltaic systems is increasing the need for chemicals that prevent plastics and other flammable materials from igniting or at least slow down fires. Ceresana has analyzed the global market for all types of fire retardants for the seventh time: including brominated and chlorinated flame retardants as well as ATH, organophosphorus, ATO and other additives. The new market study provides figures on demand and revenue for the entire flame retardant market, as well as demand volumes for the individual grades and their applications: Around 2.19 million metric tonnes of flame retardants are used worldwide each year.

 

 

 

Cables and Insulation Materials Need Fire Protection

Large quantities of fire-retardant coatings and gelcoats are needed for cars, but also for public transportation. Virtually all materials can be protected against fire and fire consequences, whether plastics, textiles, wood or paper. Ceresana expects the greatest increase in demand for flame retardants to come from the automotive industry sector: the market researchers anticipate an annual growth rate of around 3.1% in this sector until 2030. Currently consuming almost one-third of total production, the construction industry is expected to remain the largest consumer of flame retardants. Fire retardants are essential for insulating foams, but also, for example, for the sheathing of steel girders in buildings. Electrical and electronic equipment is the second largest application area for flame retardants, with a worldwide consumption of around 525,000 metric tonnes. Highly efficient synergistic combinations of different flame retardants are increasingly being developed, and fire retardants are being tailored specifically for certain applications.

Seeking Environmentally Compatible Flame Retardant Types

Many flame retardants are controversial because of their potential impact on health and the environment. For instance, they can accumulate in living organisms or release toxins. The recycling of plastics containing flame retardants is also a challenge. Halogen-free aluminum hydroxide, also known as aluminum trihydroxide, is considered relatively environmentally friendly: ATH is by far the world's best-selling flame retardant, with a current market share of 38%. Brominated flame retardants, which are used particularly in electrical products and foams but are considered problematic, come in second. Government regulations and legal requirements, such as the European Union's RoHS Directive on the restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, result in significant regional differences: In Western Europe and North America, brominated compounds account for only 5.1% and 11% of the market, respectively – while in Asia they account for 28.4%. Overall, most flame retardants are consumed in Asia-Pacific: This region of the world currently accounts for around 46% of total demand for flame retardants.

 

 

The Study in Brief:

Chapter 1 provides provides a presentation and analysis of the global flame retardants market, including forecasts up to 2030: demand in tonnes and revenues in US dollars and euros are detailed for each region of the world. In addition, the global and regional flame retardant demand per product type and per application area is analyzed.

The following flame retardant types are considered in detail:

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

Flame retardant application areas examined in this study are:

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

Chapter 2 analyzes revenues generated with flame retardants and their demand for the 16 countries with the largest national markets. Demand is broken down into individual applications and product types.

Chapter 3 provides useful company profiles of the major flame retardant producers, arranged by contact details, revenues, profits, product range, production sites and brief profile. Detailed profiles are provided by 91 flame retardant producers, such as Ajinomoto Fine-Techno Co., Inc., Altana AG, CHT Germany GmbH, Clariant International Ltd., Colorobbia Holding S.p.A., CTF2000 NV, Daihachi Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Lanxess AG, Metadynea Austria GmbH, Nabaltec AG und Schill+Seilacher GmbH.

 

Scope of the Report:

Attributes

Details

Base Year

2020

Trend Period

2018 - 2030

Forecast Period

2021 - 2030

Pages

320

Retardant Types

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

Application Areas

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

Company Profiles

Ajinomoto Fine-Techno, Altana, CHT, Clariant, Colorobbia, CTF2000, Daihachi Chemical Industry, Lanxess, Metadynea Austria, Nabaltec und Schill+Seilacher (Selection)

Edition

7th edition

Publication

May 2022

 

FAQs

What was the global consumption of flame retardants in 2020?

About 2.19 million tonnes of flame retardants were processed worldwide in 2020.

 

What are the most important areas of application for flame retardants?

The construction industry represents the most important application area. Electrical and electronics is the second largest application area for flame retardants with a global consumption of 525,000 tonnes.

 

In which application area is the highest demand growth expected?

Until 2030, researchers at Ceresana expect demand for flame retardants in the segment transportation to experience the strongest percentage growth: approx. 3,1% per year.

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 Cables
1.1.3.4 Transportation industry
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
Austria (3 Producers)
Belgium (5)
France (1)
Germany (11)
Italy (3)
Spain (1)
Sweden (2)
Switzerland (1)
The Netherlands (5)
United Kingdom (5)

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

3.3 North America
USA (8)

3.4 Asia-Pacific
Australia (1)
China (8)
India (3)
Japan (25)
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: Worldwide demand for flame retardants from 2018 to 2030
Graph 2: Global demand for flame retardants from 2018 to 2030– split by regions
Graph 3: Global revenues generated with flame retardants from 2018 to 2030 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 4: Global revenues generated with flame retardants from 2018 to 2030 in billion USD – split by regions
Graph 5: Global revenues generated with flame retardants from 2018 to 2030 in billion EUR – split by regions
Graph 6: Global demand for flame retardants from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Graph 7: Global demand for flame retardants in the segment construction materials from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Graph 8: Global demand for flame retardants in the segment electrical & electronics from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Graph 9: Global demand for flame retardants in the segment wires & cables from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Graph 10: Global demand for flame retardants in the transportation industry from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Graph 11: Global demand for flame retardants in other applications from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Graph 12: Global demand for flame retardants from 2018 to 2030 – split by products
Graph 13: Global demand for ATH from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Graph 14: Global demand for brominated compounds from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Graph 15: Global demand for chlorinated compounds from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Graph 16: Global demand for organophosphorus flame retardants from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Graph 17: Global demand for ATO from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Graph 18: Global demand for other products from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Graph 19: Demand for flame retardants in Western Europe from 2018 to 2030
Graph 20: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Western Europe from 2018 to 2030 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 21: Demand for flame retardants in Western Europe from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Graph 22: Demand for flame retardants in Eastern Europe from 2018 to 2030
Graph 23: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Eastern Europe from 2018 to 2030 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 24: Demand for flame retardants in Eastern Europe from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Graph 25: Demand for flame retardants in North America from 2018 to 2030
Graph 26: Revenues generated with flame retardants in North America from 2018 to 2030 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 27: Demand for flame retardants in North America from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Graph 28: Demand for flame retardants in South America from 2018 to 2030
Graph 29: Revenues generated with flame retardants in South America from 2018 to 2030 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 30: Demand for flame retardants in South America from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Graph 31: Demand for flame retardants in Asia-Pacific from 2018 to 2030
Graph 32: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Asia-Pacific from 2018 to 2030 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 33: Demand for flame retardants in Asia-Pacific from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Graph 34: Demand for flame retardants in the Middle East from 2018 to 2030
Graph 35: Revenues generated with flame retardants in the Middle East from 2018 to 2030 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 36: Demand for flame retardants in the Middle East from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Graph 37: Demand for flame retardants in Africa from 2018 to 2030
Graph 38: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Africa from 2018 to 2030 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 39: Demand for flame retardants in Africa from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Graph 40: Demand for flame retardants in France from 2018 to 2030
Graph 41: Demand for flame retardants in Germany from 2018 to 2030
Graph 42: Demand for flame retardants in Italy from 2018 to 2030
Graph 43: Demand for flame retardants in Spain from 2018 to 2030
Graph 44: Demand for flame retardants in the United Kingdom from 2018 to 2030
Graph 45: Demand for flame retardants in Other Western Europe from 2018 to 2030
Graph 46: Demand for flame retardants in Poland from 2018 to 2030
Graph 47: Demand for flame retardants in Russia from 2018 to 2030
Graph 48: Demand for flame retardants in Turkey from 2018 to 2030
Graph 49: Demand for flame retardants in Other Eastern Europe from 2018 to 2030
Graph 50: Demand for flame retardants in Canada from 2018 to 2030
Graph 51: Demand for flame retardants in Mexico from 2018 to 2030
Graph 52: Demand for flame retardants in the USA from 2018 to 2030
Graph 53: Demand for flame retardants in Brazil from 2018 to 2030
Graph 54: Demand for flame retardants in Other South America from 2018 to 2030
Graph 55: Demand for flame retardants in China from 2018 to 2030
Graph 56: Demand for flame retardants in India from 2018 to 2030
Graph 57: Demand for flame retardants in Japan from 2018 to 2030
Graph 58: Demand for flame retardants in South Korea from 2018 to 2030
Graph 59: Demand for flame retardants in Other Asia-Pacific from 2018 to 2030

Table 1: Global demand for flame retardants from 2018 to 2030– split by regions
Table 2: Global revenues generated with flame retardants from 2018 to 2030 in billion USD – split by regions
Table 3: Global revenues generated with flame retardants from 2018 to 2030 in billion EUR – split by regions
Table 4: Global demand for flame retardants from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 5: Global demand for flame retardants in the segment construction materials from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Table 6: Global demand for flame retardants in the segment electrical & electronics from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Table 7: Global demand for flame retardants in the segment wires & cables from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Table 8: Global demand for flame retardants in the transportation industry from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Table 9: Global demand for flame retardants in other applications from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Table 10: Global demand for flame retardants from 2018 to 2030 – split by products
Table 11: Global demand for ATH from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Table 12: Global demand for brominated compounds from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Table 13: Global demand for chlorinated compounds from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Table 14: Global demand for organophosphorus flame retardants from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Table 15: Global demand for ATO from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Table 16: Global demand for other products from 2018 to 2030 – split by regions
Table 17: Demand for flame retardants in Western Europe from 2018 to 2030 – split by major countries
Table 18: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Western Europe from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 19: Demand for flame retardants in Western Europe from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 20: Demand for flame retardants in Western Europe from 2018 to 2030 – split by products
Table 21: Demand for flame retardants in Eastern Europe from 2018 to 2030 – split by major countries
Table 22: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Eastern Europe from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 23: Demand for flame retardants in Eastern Europe from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 24: Demand for flame retardants in Eastern Europe from 2018 to 2030 – split by products
Table 25: Demand for flame retardants in North America from 2018 to 2030 – split by major countries
Table 26: Revenues generated with flame retardants in North America from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 27: Demand for flame retardants in North America from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 28: Demand for flame retardants in North America from 2018 to 2030 – split by products
Table 29: Demand for flame retardants in South America from 2018 to 2030 – split by major countries
Table 30: Revenues generated with flame retardants in South America from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 31: Demand for flame retardants in South America from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 32: Demand for flame retardants in South America from 2018 to 2030 – split by products
Table 33: Demand for flame retardants in Asia-Pacific from 2018 to 2030 – split by major countries
Table 34: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Asia-Pacific from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 35: Demand for flame retardants in Asia-Pacific from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 36: Demand for flame retardants in Asia-Pacific from 2018 to 2030 – split by products
Table 37: Revenues generated with flame retardants in the Middle East from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 38: Demand for flame retardants in the Middle East from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 39: Demand for flame retardants in the Middle East from 2018 to 2030 – split by products
Table 40: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Africa from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 41: Demand for flame retardants in Africa from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 42: Demand for flame retardants in Africa from 2018 to 2030 – split by products
Table 43: Revenues generated with flame retardants in France from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 44: Demand for flame retardants in France from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 45: Demand for flame retardants in France from 2018 to 2030 – split by types
Table 46: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Germany from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 47: Demand for flame retardants in Germany from 2018 to 2030 - split by applications
Table 48: Demand for flame retardants in Germany from 2018 to 2030 – split by types
Table 49: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Italy from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 50: Demand for flame retardants in Italy from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 51: Demand for flame retardants in Italy from 2018 to 2030 – split by types
Table 52: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Spain from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 53: Demand for flame retardants in Spain from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 54: Demand for flame retardants in Spain from 2018 to 2030 – split by types
Table 55: Revenues generated with flame retardants in the United Kingdom from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 56: Demand for flame retardants in the United Kingdom from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 57: Demand for flame retardants in the United Kingdom from 2018 to 2030 – split by types
Table 58: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Other Western Europe from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 59: Demand for flame retardants in Other Western Europe from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 60: Demand for flame retardants in Other Western Europe from 2018 to 2030 – split by types
Table 61: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Poland from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 62: Demand for flame retardants in Poland from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 63: Demand for flame retardants in Poland from 2018 to 2030 – split by types
Table 64: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Russia from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 65: Demand for flame retardants in Russia from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 66: Demand for flame retardants in Russia from 2018 to 2030 – split by types
Table 67: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Turkey from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 68: Demand for flame retardants in Turkey from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 69: Demand for flame retardants in Turkey from 2018 to 2030 – split by types
Table 70: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Other Eastern Europe from 2018 to 2030 in billion USD and billion EUR
Table 71: Demand for flame retardants in Other Eastern Europe from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 72: Demand for flame retardants in Other Eastern Europe from 2018 to 2030 – split by types
Table 73: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Canada from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 74: Demand for flame retardants in Canada from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 75: Demand for flame retardants in Canada from 2018 to 2030 – split by types
Table 76: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Mexico from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 77: Demand for flame retardants in Mexico from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 78: Demand for flame retardants in Mexico from 2018 to 2030 – split by types
Table 79: Revenues generated with flame retardants in the USA from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 80: Demand for flame retardants in the USA from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 81: Demand for flame retardants in the USA from 2018 to 2030 – split by types
Table 82: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Brazil from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 83: Demand for flame retardants in Brazil from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 84: Demand for flame retardants in Brazil from 2018 to 2030 – split by types
Table 85: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Other South America from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 86: Demand for flame retardants in Other South America from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 87: Demand for flame retardants in Other South America from 2018 to 2030 – split by types
Table 88: Revenues generated with flame retardants in China from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 89: Demand for flame retardants in China from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 90: Demand for flame retardants in China from 2018 to 2030 – split by types
Table 91: Revenues generated with flame retardants in India from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 92: Demand for flame retardants in India from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 93: Demand for flame retardants in India from 2018 to 2030 – split by types
Table 94: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Japan from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 95: Demand for flame retardants in Japan from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 96: Demand for flame retardants in Japan from 2018 to 2030 – split by types
Table 97: Revenues generated with flame retardants in South Korea from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 98: Demand for flame retardants in South Korea from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 99: Demand for flame retardants in South Korea from 2018 to 2030 – split by types
Table 100: Revenues generated with flame retardants in Other Asia-Pacific from 2018 to 2030 in million USD and million EUR
Table 101: Demand for flame retardants in Other Asia-Pacific from 2018 to 2030 – split by applications
Table 102: Demand for flame retardants in Other Asia-Pacific from 2018 to 2030 – split by types