US demand for flame retardants will rise three percent annually through 2011 driven by increasingly stringent fire codes and flammability requirements, especially in building materials and consumer products. Phosphorus-based types will grow the fastest| while brominated compounds will continue to lead the market in total value.
This study analyzes the $827 million US flame retardant industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1996| 2001 and 2006 and forecasts for 2011 and 2016 by material (e.g.| plastics| adhesives and coatings| elastomers)| by market (e.g.| insulation| roofing| wire and cable| housings and conduit| motor vehicles| textiles)| and by product (e.g.| alumina trihydrate| phosphorus compounds| brominated compounds| boron compounds| antimony trioxide).
The study also considers market environment factors| details industry structure| evaluates company market share and profiles 27 leading competitors including Chemtura| Albemarle| Supresta| JM Huber| OxyChem| and US Borax.