Non-Halogenated Flame retardants was 1,077.8 kilo tons in 2011 and is expected to reach 1,730 kilo tons in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 7.1 % from 2013 to 2019. In terms of revenue, the market was valued at USD 1.26 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 2.15 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 8.1% from 2013 to 2019.
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The global demand for non-halogenated flame retardants is expected to be driven by fire safety regulations concerning risk of fire hazards in end-use industries such as electrical and construction. Halogenated retardants are considered to be toxic and have adverse effects on human and animal life, owing to which end-use industries are now shifting towards non-halogenated flame retardants. However, issues in functional properties such as loading levels may restrain market demand in the coming years.
North America accounted for 41.8% of the global non-halogenated flame retardants market in 2013, followed by Europe and Asia Pacific with 33.3% and 22.5% market share respectively. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing market for non-halogenated flame retardants owing to growth of major end-use industries in China and India.
Aluminum hydroxide, which finds application in construction and electrical equipment accounted for over 70% of the total market demand in 2013. Phosphorus based non-halogenated flame retardants are expected to have highest CAGR of 7.7% for period from 2013 to 2019 owing to its benefits in mechanical properties and loading levels.
Non-halogenated flame retardants are majorly used in the construction industry for building materials, paints, coatings, wires and cables across the globe. The construction industry accounted for 41.4% market share in 2013. Electrical industry is expected to be the fastest growing end-use industry with a CAGR of 7.6% for the period from 2013 to 2019, owing to increasing application of non-halogenated flame retardants in the polymers used in electrical equipment. Non-halogenated flame retardants also find applications as additives in various polymers such as polyolefins, epoxy resins, UPE, ETP, rubber, styrenics and PVC. Polyolefins accounted for 23.1% share of the market in 2013, whereas Engineering Thermoplastic (ETP) retardant demand is expected to be the fastest growing application at an estimated CAGR of 7.6% from 2013 to 2019.
Some of the major participants operating in the global market for non-halogenated flame retardant include Albemarle, Clariant International Ltd., Nabaltec AG, Israel Chemicals Ltd., Italmatch and Chemtura Corporation among some other companies.
The report segments the global non-halogenated flame retardants market as
Non-Halogenated Flame Retardants Market: Product Segment Analysis
· Aluminum Hydroxide
· Phosphorus based flame retardants
· Other (nitrogen based flame retardants, magnesium hydroxide)
Non-Halogenated Flame Retardants Market: End-Use Industry Analysis
· Others (textile, furniture)
Non-Halogenated Flame Retardants Market: Application Analysis
· Epoxy Resin
· Unsaturated Polyesters
· Engineering Thermoplastics (ETP)
· Others (polyurethane, synthetic fibers)
Non-Halogenated Flame Retardants Market: Regional Analysis
· North America
· Asia Pacific
· Rest of the World (Middle East, Africa and Latin America)
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