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Article Title: Resurgence in building to drive 6% annual market growth to 2016
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Publication: Plastics Information Europe, 10/15/2012
Freedonia Study: Flame Retardants (2926)

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US demand for flame retardants is forecast to increase by 6.0% annually, reaching almost 500,000 t in 2016, says a recently published report “Flame retardants” from market researcher Freedonia (Cleveland, Ohio / USA; www.freedoniagroup.com). The predicted growth contrasts with an annual 6.4% decline in demand in the five years to 2011.
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Article Title: FLAME RETARDANTS
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Publication: PlastEurope, 3/12/2013
Freedonia Study: Flame Retardants (2926)

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n addition to an improved economic outlook, more stringent safety and flammability standards, particularly in the developing world, and the rising use of plastic products instead of less flammable materials will contribute to the increased demand. The report says that concerns about the potential impact of halogenated flame retardants on health and the environment have considerably altered the product mix.
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Article Title: US Flame Retardant Demand to Reach 1.1 Billion Pounds in 2016
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Publication: Trans World News, 10/22/2012
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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.
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