Flame Retardants

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Robust gains in building construction -- particularly for new housing -- as well as in other closely associated markets such as wire and cable, and home furnishings, will drive advances.

US demand to expand 6% annually through 2016

US demand for flame retardants will expand 6.0 percent per year to 1.1 billion pounds in 2016. Robust gains in building construction -- particularly for new housing -- as well as in other closely associated markets such as wire and cable, and home furnishings, will drive advances. Stringent fire codes and flammability requirements, especially in building materials and consumer products, will also support flame retardant sales. However, health concerns about some flame retardant chemicals will limit faster increases, particularly for halogenated flame retardants, some of which are being voluntarily phased out by the industry despite their effectiveness.

Construction markets to show best opportunities

One of the most important factors affecting flame retardant demand in the US is building construction spending, with the construction market alone accounting for 38 percent of total flame retardant demand by volume in 2011. Double-digit annual growth in both residential and nonresidential building spending through 2016 will lead to robust gains for flame retardants in insulation materials such as cellulose, foamed polyurethane, and polystyrene, as well as PVC and other materials used in flooring, panels, piping, and other construction products. Other flame retardant markets are also heavily impacted by building construction, including textiles (e.g., carpets, curtains, and rugs), insulated wire and cable (e.g., building wiring, connectivity wiring), and furniture and mattresses.

The ongoing rebound in the US motor vehicle industry will also have a positive impact on flame retardant demand. Rising vehicle production levels, the increased use of lighter weight plastic and composite materials that offer improved fuel efficiency, and elevated temperatures in under-the-hood applications due to smaller, hotter running engines will all contribute to increasing motor vehicle flame retardant demand. Efforts by Boeing and Airbus to improve airplane fuel efficiency through the increased use of composites and other plastics, along with the industry’s strict flame retardance standards, will drive gains in the aerospace market.

Boron compounds to register fastest growth

With new residential building construction driving rapid increases in cellulosic insulation demand, boron compounds will register the fastest growth going forward. Alumina trihydrate will achieve strong gains as well and remain the most significant flame retardant by volume, representing 39 percent of demand in 2016. Non-halogenated phosphorus compounds and other types with more environmentally friendly profiles will benefit from industry efforts to forestall increased regulatory scrutiny.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the 816 million pound US flame retardant industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by material (e.g., thermoplastics, thermosets), market (e.g., construction products, electrical and electronic products, wire and cable, motor vehicles, textiles, aircraft and aerospace) and product (e.g., alumina trihydrate, boron compounds, phosphorus compounds, brominated compounds, antimony trioxide, chlorinated compounds).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 33 industry players, including Chemtura, Albemarle, and Israel Chemicals.

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  1. Flame Retardants

    $4,900.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $146.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $178.00

      1. Table | FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND (million pounds)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,876.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

        $197.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $242.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million people)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending Trends

        $168.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

      5. 3.5 Construction Trends

        $170.00

        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

      6. 3.6 Manufacturing Trends

        $221.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      7. 3.7 Plastic Resin Outlook

        $199.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC RESIN SUPPLY & DEMAND (million pounds)

      8. 3.8 Historical Market Trends

        $86.00

        1. Table | FLAME RETARDANT MARKET, 2001-2011

      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

        $115.00

        1. Table | FLAME RETARDANT PRICING (dollars per pound)

      10. 3.10 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        $202.00

        1. 3.10.1 Environmental & Health Issues

          $151.00

        2. 3.10.2 Legal & Regulatory Issues

          $82.00

      11. 3.11 International Activity

        $164.00

      12. 3.12 Foreign Trade

        $82.00

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

      $2,375.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $465.00

        1. 4.1.1 Demand by Type

          $287.00

          1. Table | FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds)

          2. Table | HALOGENATED FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND (million pounds)

          3. Table | NON-HALOGENATED FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND (million pounds)

        2. 4.1.2 Demand by Product

          $131.00

          1. Table | FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

      2. 4.2 Alumina Trihydrate

        $293.00

        1. Table | ALUMINA TRIHYDRATE FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND

        2. 4.2.1 Markets & Materials

          $121.00

          1. Table | ALUMINA TRIHYDRATE FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND BY MARKET & MATERIAL (million pounds)

        3. 4.2.2 Suppliers

          $82.00

      3. 4.3 Boron Compounds

        $184.00

        1. Table | BORON FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND

        2. 4.3.1 Markets & Materials

          $85.00

          1. Table | BORON FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND BY MARKET & MATERIAL (million pounds)

        3. 4.3.2 Suppliers

          $82.00

      4. 4.4 Phosphorus Compounds

        $387.00

        1. Table | PHOSPHORUS FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND

        2. 4.4.1 Markets & Materials

          $105.00

          1. Table | PHOSPHORUS FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND BY MARKET & MATERIAL (million pounds)

        3. 4.4.2 Suppliers

          $184.00

      5. 4.5 Brominated Compounds

        $372.00

        1. Table | BROMINATED FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND (million pounds)

        2. 4.5.1 Markets & Materials

          $121.00

          1. Table | BROMINATED FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND BY MARKET & MATERIAL (million pounds)

        3. 4.5.2 Suppliers

          $83.00

      6. 4.6 Antimony Trioxide

        $162.00

        1. Table | ANTIMONY TRIOXIDE FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND (million pounds)

        2. 4.6.1 Markets & Materials

          $82.00

          1. Table | ANTIMONY TRIOXIDE FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND BY MARKET & MATERIAL (million pounds)

        3. 4.6.2 Suppliers

          $82.00

      7. 4.7 Chlorinated Compounds

        $195.00

        1. Table | CHLORINATED FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND

        2. 4.7.1 Markets & Materials

          $82.00

          1. Table | CHLORINATED FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND BY MARKET & MATERIAL (million pounds)

        3. 4.7.2 Suppliers

          $82.00

      8. 4.8 Other Flame Retardants

        $317.00

        1. Table | OTHER FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND

        2. 4.8.1 Markets & Materials

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND BY MARKET & MATERIAL (million pounds)

        3. 4.8.2 Suppliers

          $130.00

    5. 5 MATERIALS

      $1,921.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $111.00

        1. Table | FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

      2. 5.2 Thermoplastics

        $739.00

        1. Table | THERMOPLASTIC RESIN DEMAND FOR FLAME RETARDANTS (million pounds)

        2. 5.2.1 Polyvinyl Chloride

          $126.00

          1. Table | POLYVINYL CHLORIDE DEMAND FOR FLAME RETARDANTS (million pounds)

        3. 5.2.2 Polyolefins

          $142.00

          1. Table | POLYOLEFINS DEMAND FOR FLAME RETARDANTS (million pounds)

        4. 5.2.3 Polystyrene

          $130.00

          1. Table | POLYSTYRENE DEMAND FOR FLAME RETARDANTS (million pounds)

        5. 5.2.4 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene

          $91.00

          1. Table | ABS DEMAND FOR FLAME RETARDANTS (million pounds)

        6. 5.2.5 Nylon

          $82.00

          1. Table | NYLON DEMAND FOR FLAME RETARDANTS (million pounds)

        7. 5.2.6 Other Thermoplastics

          $96.00

          1. Table | OTHER THERMOPLASTIC DEMAND FOR FLAME RETARDANTS (million pounds)

      3. 5.3 Thermosets

        $620.00

        1. Table | THERMOSET RESIN DEMAND FOR FLAME RETARDANTS (million pounds)

        2. 5.3.1 Polyurethane

          $116.00

          1. Table | POLYURETHANE DEMAND FOR FLAME RETARDANTS (million pounds)

        3. 5.3.2 Unsaturated Polyester

          $98.00

          1. Table | UNSATURATED POLYESTER DEMAND FOR FLAME RETARDANTS (million pounds)

        4. 5.3.3 Epoxy Resin

          $136.00

          1. Table | EPOXY RESIN DEMAND FOR FLAME RETARDANTS (million pounds)

        5. 5.3.4 Phenolic Resins

          $109.00

          1. Table | PHENOLIC RESIN DEMAND FOR FLAME RETARDANT (million pounds)

        6. 5.3.5 Other Thermosets

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER THERMOSET RESIN DEMAND FOR FLAME RETARDANTS (million pounds)

      4. 5.4 Other Materials

        $451.00

        1. Table | OTHER MATERIALS DEMAND FOR FLAME RETARDANTS (million pounds)

        2. 5.4.1 Cellulosics

          $127.00

          1. Table | CELLULOSICS DEMAND FOR FLAME RETARDANTS (million pounds)

        3. 5.4.2 Adhesives & Coatings

          $107.00

          1. Table | ADHESIVES & COATINGS DEMAND FOR FLAME RETARDANTS (million pounds)

        4. 5.4.3 Elastomers

          $91.00

          1. Table | ELASTOMER DEMAND FOR FLAME RETARDANTS (million pounds)

        5. 5.4.4 All Other Materials

          $82.00

          1. Table | ALL OTHER MATERIALS DEMAND FOR FLAME RETARDANTS (million pounds)

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $2,594.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $98.00

        1. Table | FLAME RETARDANT DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

      2. 6.2 Construction Products

        $580.00

        1. 6.2.1 Construction Products Overview

          $118.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION INDICATORS (million pounds)

        2. 6.2.2 Flame Retardant Demand

          $338.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS MARKET FOR FLAME RETARDANTS BY APPLICATION (million pounds)

        3. 6.2.3 Demand by Product

          $86.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS MARKET FOR FLAME RETARDANTS BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

      3. 6.3 Electrical & Electronic Products

        $516.00

        1. 6.3.1 Electrical & Electronic Products Overview

          $116.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC PRODUCT INDICATORS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.3.2 Flame Retardant Demand

          $305.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC MARKET FOR FLAME RETARDANTS BY APPLICATION (million pounds)

        3. 6.3.3 Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC MARKET FOR FLAME RETARDANTS BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

      4. 6.4 Wire & Cable

        $209.00

        1. 6.4.1 Wire & Cable Industry Overview

          $82.00

          1. Table | INSULATED WIRE & CABLE INDICATORS

        2. 6.4.2 Flame Retardant Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | WIRE & CABLE MARKET FOR FLAME RETARDANTS

        3. 6.4.3 Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | WIRE & CABLE MARKET FOR FLAME RETARDANTS BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

      5. 6.5 Motor Vehicles

        $436.00

        1. 6.5.1 Motor Vehicle Industry Overview

          $201.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS (thousand units)

        2. 6.5.2 Flame Retardant Demand

          $86.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR FLAME RETARDANTS

        3. 6.5.3 Demand by Product

          $121.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR FLAME RETARDANTS BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

      6. 6.6 Textiles

        $375.00

        1. 6.6.1 Textile Industry Overview

          $118.00

          1. Table | TEXTILE PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

        2. 6.6.2 Flame Retardant Demand

          $162.00

          1. Table | TEXTILE MARKET FOR FLAME RETARDANTS

        3. 6.6.3 Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | TEXTILE MARKET FOR FLAME RETARDANTS BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

      7. 6.7 Aircraft & Aerospace

        $274.00

        1. 6.7.1 Aerospace Industry Overview

          $82.00

          1. Table | AEROSPACE EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

        2. 6.7.2 Flame Retardant Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | AIRCRAFT & AEROSPACE MARKET FOR FLAME RETARDANTS

        3. 6.7.3 Demand by Product

          $91.00

          1. Table | AIRCRAFT & AEROSPACE MARKET FOR FLAME RETARDANTS BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

      8. 6.8 Other Markets

        $107.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR FLAME RETARDANTS (million pounds)

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,645.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $99.00

        1. Table | SELECTED US FLAME RETARDANT SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Market Share

        $237.00

      3. 7.3 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 7.4 Marketing & Distribution

        $116.00

      5. 7.5 Research & Development

        $82.00

      6. 7.6 Competitive Strategies

        $89.00

      7. 7.7 Cooperative Agreements

        $147.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      8. 7.8 Company Profiles

        $3,816.00

        1. 7.8.1 Adeka Corporation

          $100.00

        2. 7.8.2 Albemarle Corporation

          $262.00

        3. 7.8.3 Almatis GmbH

          $104.00

        4. 7.8.4 Ampacet Corporation

          $82.00

        5. 7.8.5 Amspec Chemical Corporation

          $82.00

        6. 7.8.6 Apexical Incorporated

          $82.00

        7. 7.8.7 BASF SE

          $117.00

        8. 7.8.8 Chemtura Corporation

          $230.00

        9. 7.8.9 Clariant International Limited

          $171.00

        10. 7.8.10 Cytec Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        11. 7.8.11 Eastern Color & Chemical Company

          $92.00

        12. 7.8.12 Eastman Chemical Company

          $82.00

        13. 7.8.13 Elementis plc

          $82.00

        14. 7.8.14 Ferro Corporation

          $82.00

        15. 7.8.15 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Incorporated

          $107.00

        16. 7.8.16 Hangzhou JLS Flame Retardants Chemical Company Limited

          $87.00

        17. 7.8.17 Huber (JM) Corporation

          $179.00

        18. 7.8.18 ICC Industries Incorporated

          $86.00

        19. 7.8.19 Israel Chemicals Limited

          $306.00

        20. 7.8.20 JJI Technologies LLC

          $82.00

        21. 7.8.21 LANXESS AG

          $161.00

        22. 7.8.22 Martin Marietta Materials Incorporated

          $88.00

        23. 7.8.23 MCA Technologies GmbH

          $84.00

        24. 7.8.24 Mount Vernon Mills Incorporated

          $82.00

        25. 7.8.25 Nabaltec AG

          $114.00

        26. 7.8.26 Nyacol Nano Technologies Incorporated

          $82.00

        27. 7.8.27 Occidental Petroleum Corporation

          $99.00

        28. 7.8.28 PAG Holdings Incorporated

          $133.00

        29. 7.8.29 PolyOne Corporation

          $236.00

        30. 7.8.30 Rio Tinto Group

          $138.00

        31. 7.8.31 RTP Company

          $82.00

        32. 7.8.32 Schulman (A.) Incorporated

          $105.00

        33. 7.8.33 Sherwin-Williams Company

          $82.00

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