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Market Research Report

Flame Retardant Chemicals Market : Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2024

Published On : 03:15 AM, 12th August, 2017 REP-ID-426 Category: Chemicals

Flame Retardant Chemicals Market Overview

Flame retardant chemicals are the additive to the combustible products which reduces the impact of fire on people and property. Flame retardant chemicals are mainly added in consumer and commercial flammable products such as plastic and textile. Bromine, nitrogen, phosphorus and chlorine are the most common flame retardant chemicals used to treat potential flammable materials. Flame retardant chemicals are utilized mostly in four major areas i.e. electrical and electronics devices, building and construction materials, furnishing and transportation.       

Market Size and Forecast

Global flame retardant chemicals market is anticipated to flourish at a CAGR of 6.7% over the forecast period. Further, the global flame retardant market is expected to garner USD 15.6 Billion by the end of 2024. Rising demand from end use industries is likely to drive the growth of the market during the forecast period. Apart from this, government safety regulations are anticipated to impel the growth of global flame retardant chemicals market.

In the regional platform, Asia-Pacific is the largest market in the term of revenue share in the overall flame retardant chemicals market. Further, Asia-Pacific is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The market of flame retardants is majorly driven by the growth and expansion of end user industries such as automotive, construction industry, furniture industry and other industries. Additionally, increasing safety standards and regulations is expected to garner the growth of flame retardants chemicals market in Asia-Pacific region.

flame retardant chemicals

North America is anticipated to witness modest growth during the forecast period. Increasing sale of electrical and electronics devices is expected to positively impact the growth of the flame retardant chemicals market in the region. U.S. is projected to account for the highest market share in the North America owing to the strict implementation of safety regulations.

Europe region is anticipated to witness lucrative growth over the forecast period. Presence and growth of automotive industries is believed to be the dynamic factor behind the growth of Europe flame retardant market. Apart from this, rising demand and sale of electronic devices is also envisioned to bolster the growth of flame retardant market in the Europe region.  

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis has segmented global flame retardant chemicals market into the following segments:

By Type

  • Aluminum Hydroxide
  • Brominated
  • Phosphorus-based Flame Retardants
  • Chlorinated
  • Antimony Oxide

By Application

  • Building and Construction Materials
  • Electricals and Electronics Devices
  • Transportation (Airplanes, Trains, Automotive)
  • Textile and Furnishing

By Region

Global flame retardant chemicals market has been segmented into following regions:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Growth Drivers & Challenges

Stringent government regulations and standards for fire safety is the key growth driver of global flame retardant chemicals market. According to National Fire Protection Association, in 2009, 1,348,500 fires were reported in the United States resulting in 3,010 civilian deaths, 17,050 civilian injuries and USD 12.5 Billion in property damage. The heavy loss incurred from fire outbreak has forced government of various developed and developing countries such as Japan, U.S., Germany and Australia to implement fire safety regulations and lay out of safety standard.

Wide scale adoption of flame retardants chemicals by the end use industries is envisioned to bolster the growth of global flame retardant chemicals market. Further, rising construction activities in developing countries and Western Europe is expected to positively impact the growth of the global flame retardants chemicals market. Apart from this, global flame retardant chemicals market is expected to witness augmented demand from transportation and electronic industry.

However, volatility in the price of raw material is anticipated to dampen the growth of global flame retardant chemicals market. Further, harmful effects to the human such as toxicity are anticipated to restrain the development of flame retardant chemicals market across the globe.

Key Players

  •  BASF SE
    • Company Overview
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Business Strategy
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Financials
  • The Dow Chemical Company 
  • Lanxess Aktiengesellschaft
  • ICL Industrial Products
  • Akzo Nobel
  • Albemarle Corporation
  • Clariant AG
  • Nabaltec AG
  • Italmatch Chemicals SpA
  • Huber Engineered Materials

Scope and Context

Overview of the Parent Market

Analyst View


The global flame retardant chemicals market is segmented as follows:

  • By Type Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Application Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Region Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis

Market Dynamics

Supply & Demand Risk

Competitive Landscape

Porter’s Five Force Model

Geographical Economic Activity

Key Players (respective SWOT Analysis) and their Strategies and Product Portfolio

Recent Trends and Developments

Industry Growth Drivers and Challenges

Key Information for Players to establish themselves in current dynamic environment


Key Answers Captured in Report?
Which geography would have better demand for product/services?
What are the strategies adopted by big players in the regional market?
Which country would see the steep rise in CAGR & year-on-year (Y-O-Y) growth?
What is the current & expected market size in next five years?
What is the market feasibility for long term investment?
What opportunity the country would offer for existing and new players in the market?
What is risk involved for suppliers in the geography?
What factors would drive the demand for the product/service in near future?
What is the impact analysis of various factors in the market growth?
What are the recent trends in the regional market and how successful they are?

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