World Flame Retardants Market

  • February 2015
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  • Freedonia
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  • 330 pages

World demand to increase 4.6% annually through 2018

Global demand for flame retardants is projected to expand 4.6 percent per year through 2018 to 2.8 million metric tons, valued at $7.0 billion. Advances will be stimulated by an acceleration in manufacturing output, especially in the US, Japan and Western Europe, as they recover from the recession-impacted 2008-2013 period. In industrializing countries, continued robust economic growth and increasing market penetration for flame retardants, as building codes are more strictly enforced, will fuel sales increases. Rising personal incomes will also contribute to sales of flame retarded plastic products, such as automobiles containing advanced plastics, as well as foamed plastic insula-tion and vinyl flooring in homes.

Asia/Pacific region to register fastest growth

The Asia/Pacific region will post the fastest growth in demand of any area around the world and retain its position as the largest regional market, accounting for more than half of 2018 global flame retardant consumption. China and India will be the most rapidly expanding national markets worldwide, followed by Thailand. Rising urbanization, along with climbing personal incomes in these nations, will stimulate a heightened awareness of fire safety and more strictly enforced building codes. Central and South America and the Africa/Mideast region will also record above average sales increases for flame retardants. North American demand will rise at a faster pace than other developed areas due to a forecast rebound in the US construction market, but will remain below the global average. Flame retardant markets in Western Europe and Japan, while rebounding from 2008-2013 declines, will nevertheless trail the pace of world growth considerably.

Phosphorus-based flame retardants to grow the fastest

Alumina trihydrate (ATH) was the most widely used flame retardant in the world in 2013, accounting for nearly one-third of global consumption, and it is expected to retain its dominance in the product mix through 2018. Phosphorus-based flame retardants, on the other hand, will record the fastest market gains of any major product type. Other flame retardants, such as magnesium hydroxide (MDH) and melamine, will also record above average gains. Halogenated retardants, repre-sented by bromine- and chlorine-based products, are being phased out across the globe due to their perceived environmental and human health risks, creating an opportunity for suppliers of alternative flame retardants to replace them. Nevertheless, the introduction of less hazardous formulations by halogenated retardant suppliers will support gains to a degree.

Construction applications to record strongest gains

Sales of flame retardants used in construction applications will record the strongest growth of any major market through 2018. It will also account for the largest share of the market in that year with 28 percent of the total worldwide.
A sizable rebound in US construction spending and rising flame retardant utili-zation rates in developing countries will spur demand. As populations become ever more concentrated in urban centers, it will be of greater importance to strictly enforce building codes to reduce incidences of fire, bolstering flame retardant sales in such products as foamed plastic insulation and vinyl flooring. This will stimulate demand in related markets as well, such as furniture, home electronics, and wire and cable.

Study coverage

This upcoming industry study, World Flame Retardants presents historical demand data (2003, 2008, 2013) plus forecasts (2018, 2023) by product, market, world region, and for 18 countries. The study also con-siders key market environment factors, evaluates company market share and pro-files 35 global players.

Table Of Contents

World Flame Retardants Market
INTRODUCTION xi
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
Global Economic Overview 5
Recent Historical Trends 5
World Economic Outlook 6
World Demographic Outlook 9
Building Construction Outlook 12
World Manufacturing Overview 13
World Electronics Outlook 16
World Motor Vehicle Production Outlook 18
World Wire and Cable Production 21
World Plastics Demand Outlook 24
Regulatory Factors 27
Environmental and Health Issues 28
European Union 29
United States 30
Other Regions 31
Building, Fire, and Electrical Codes 32
Recycling and Disposal Issues 35
III. OVERVIEW 36
General 36
Demand by Region 38
Demand by Product 40
Alumina Trihydrate 45
Brominated Compounds 48
Phosphorus Compounds 52
Antimony Compounds 56
Chlorinated Compounds 59
Boron Compounds 61
Other Compounds 64
Magnesium Hydroxide 65
Melamines 66
All Other Compounds 67
Demand by Market 67
Construction 70
Wire and Cable 74
Electrical and Electronics 77
Motor Vehicles 80
Textiles 83
Other Markets 86
Production and Trade 88
IV. NORTH AMERICA 91
Overview 91
Flame Retardant Demand 93
United States 96
Canada 103
Mexico 109
V. WESTERN EUROPE 114
Overview 114
Flame Retardant Demand 116
Germany 119
Italy 125
France 130
United Kingdom 136
Spain 141
Netherlands 146
Belgium 151
Other Western Europe 156
VI. ASIA/PACIFIC 162
Overview 162
Flame Retardant Demand 164
China 167
Japan 174
South Korea 180
India 186
Taiwan 192
Thailand 198
Other Asia/Pacific 203
VII. OTHER REGIONS 210
Central and South America 210
Brazil 214
Other Central and South America 220
Eastern Europe 226
Russia 229
Other Eastern Europe 235
Africa/Mideast 240
VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 247
General 247
Market Share 249
Industry Restructuring 253
Competitive Strategies 254
Product Differentiation and Market Segmentation 255
Research and Development 256
Cooperative Agreements 257
Marketing and Distribution 260
Company Profiles 262
Akzo Nobel NV 263
Albemarle Corporation 265
Almatis GmbH 268
Alteo Holding 270
BASF SE 271
Borealis AG 273
Budenheim Iberica SLU, see Oetker (Dr. August)
Campine NV 274
Chemtura Corporation 276
China Antimony Chemicals, see China Minmetals
China Minmetals Corporation 280
Clariant International Limited 282
Cytec Industries Incorporated 284
Daihachi Chemical Industry Company 285
Dover Chemical, see ICC Industries
Eti Maden ??letmeleri Genel Müdürlü?ü 287
Glencore plc 289
Great Lakes Solutions, see Chemtura
Hsikwangshan Twinkling Star, see China Minmetals
Huber (JM) Corporation 291
ICC Industries Incorporated 293
INDSPEC Chemical, see Occidental Petroleum
Israel Chemicals Limited 295
Jiangsu Yoke Technology Company Limited 299
Jiangyin Suli Chemical Company Limited 300
LANXESS AG 301
MAGNIFIN Magnesiaprodukte, see Albemarle
Manac Incorporated 303
Martin Marietta Materials Incorporated 304
Martinswerk, see Albemarle
Nabaltec AG 306
Nashtec, see Glencore and Nabaltec
Nippon Carbide Industries Company Incorporated 308
Occidental Petroleum Corporation 309
Oetker (Dr. August) KG 311
OxyChem, see Occidental Petroleum
Rhein Chemie Rheinau, see LANXESS
Rin Kagaku Kogyo, see Tosoh
Rio Tinto Group 313
Sanwa Chemical, see Nippon Carbide Industries
SCR-Sibelco NV 315
Shandong Brother Science and Technology Company
Limited 317
Shandong Haiwang Chemical Company Limited 318
Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Company Limited 319
Sherwin Alumina, see Glencore
Showa Denko KK 320
Sibelco Specialty Minerals Europe, see SCR-Sibelco
Solaris ChemTech Industries Limited 322
Suzuhiro Chemical Company Limited 323
Teknor Apex Company 324
Tosoh Corporation 326
US Borax, see Rio Tinto Group
Other Companies Mentioned in the Study 328

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 9
2 World Population by Region 12
3 World Building Construction Expenditures by Region 13
4 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region 16
5 World Electronic Product Shipments by Region 18
6 World Motor Vehicle Production by Region 21
7 World Plastic Resin Demand 27
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 World Flame Retardant Demand by Region 40
2 World Flame Retardant Demand by Product 43
3 World Alumina Trihydrate Flame Retardant Demand by Region 48
4 World Brominated Flame Retardant Demand by Region 52
5 World Phosphorus Flame Retardant Demand by Region 56
6 World Antimony Flame Retardant Demand by Region 59
7 World Chlorinated Flame Retardant Demand by Region 61
8 World Boron Flame Retardant Demand by Region 63
9 World Other Flame Retardant Demand by Region 65
10 World Flame Retardant Demand by Market 69
11 World Construction Market for Flame Retardants 74
12 World Wire and Cable Market for Flame Retardants 76
13 World Electrical and Electronics Market for Flame Retardants 80
14 World Motor Vehicle Market for Flame Retardants 83
15 World Textiles Market for Flame Retardants 86
16 Other World Markets for Flame Retardants 88
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 92
2 North America: Flame Retardant Demand by Product and Market 95
3 United States: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 98
4 United States: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 100
5 United States: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 102
6 Canada: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 105
7 Canada: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 107
8 Canada: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 108
9 Mexico: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 110
10 Mexico: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 112
11 Mexico: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 113
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 116
2 Western Europe: Flame Retardant Demand by Product and Market 118
3 Germany: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 121
4 Germany: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 122
5 Germany: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 124
6 Italy: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 126
7 Italy: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 128
8 Italy: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 129
9 France: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 132
10 France: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 133
11 France: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 135
12 United Kingdom: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 137
13 United Kingdom: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 138
14 United Kingdom: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 140
15 Spain: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 142
16 Spain: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 144
17 Spain: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 145
18 Netherlands: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 148
19 Netherlands: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 149
20 Netherlands: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 150
21 Belgium: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 153
22 Belgium: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 154
23 Belgium: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 155
24 Other Western Europe: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 158
25 Other Western Europe: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 159
26 Other Western Europe: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 161
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 164
2 Asia/Pacific: Flame Retardant Demand by Product and Market 166
3 China: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 169
4 China: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 171
5 China: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 173
6 Japan: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 176
7 Japan: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 178
8 Japan: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 179
9 South Korea: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 182
10 South Korea: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 184
11 South Korea: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 185
12 India: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 188
13 India: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 190
14 India: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 191
15 Taiwan: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 194
16 Taiwan: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 196
17 Taiwan: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 197
18 Thailand: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 200
19 Thailand: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 201
20 Thailand: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 202
21 Other Asia/Pacific: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 205
22 Other Asia/Pacific: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 207
23 Other Asia/Pacific: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 208
SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS
1 Central and South America: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 212
2 Central and South America: Flame Retardant Demand by Product and Market 214
3 Brazil: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 216
4 Brazil: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 218
5 Brazil: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 219
6 Other Central and South America: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 221
7 Other Central and South America: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 223
8 Other Central and South America: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 225
9 Eastern Europe: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 227
10 Eastern Europe: Flame Retardant Demand by Product and Market 229
11 Russia: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 231
12 Russia: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 233
13 Russia: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 234
14 Other Eastern Europe: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 236
15 Other Eastern Europe: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 238
16 Other Eastern Europe: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 239
17 Africa/Mideast: Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 242
18 Africa/Mideast: Flame Retardant Demand by Product 244
19 Africa/Mideast: Flame Retardant Demand by Market 245
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 Flame Retardant Sales by Company, 2013 248
2 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 254
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 259

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Insulated Wire and Cable Production by Region, 2013 24
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 World Flame Retardant Demand by Product, 2013 44
2 World Flame Retardant Demand by Market, 2013 70
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Flame Retardant Demand by Country, 2013 96
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Flame Retardant Demand by Country, 2013 119
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Flame Retardant Demand by Country, 2013 167
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Flame Retardant Market Share, 2013 249

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