US Flame Retardant Demand to Reach 938 Million Pounds in 2016, Growing 4.6% Annually

FARMINGTON, Conn., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With the housing market bottoming out and showing signs of recovery, demand for flame retardants will also begin to improve. Demand for flame retardants in the US is expected to grow 4.6 percent per year to reach 938 million pounds in 2016, a significant rebound as the industry benefits from an improving economy and a turnaround in key markets.


Global Information Inc. is pleased to present three new market research reports on flame retardants as the market experiences a significant rebound over the next five years.

Flame Retardants

Construction related applications will provide the biggest impetus to growth and continue to account for the greatest share of sales in the market for flame retardants. Boron and phosphorus-based flame retardants will expand at the fastest rates. Brominated compounds will benefit from use in polystyrene and polyurethane insulation.

Other factors increasing demand for flame retardants include stringent fire codes and flammability requirements. Environmental issues will present mixed results, with concern over the potentially deleterious health effects of halogenated flame retardants slowing growth for those compounds, especially in consumer goods, but also offering opportunities for safer alternatives. Non-halogenated types will benefit from safety concerns with alumina trihydrate as the most important type of flame retardant used in the US market in volume terms, with 46 percent of total volume sales.

This study presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by flame retardant material, market, and product. The study also considers key market environment factors, assesses the industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 36 industry competitors.

An executive summary and free sample pages from the full report are available at

Flame Retardant Chemicals Market by Type, Application & Geography - Market Estimates up to 2017

This study estimates the global market of flame retardant chemicals by the end of 2017. Asia-Pacific is one of the most dominant markets for flame retardant chemicals, accounting for 48.5% of the global volume consumption in 2011. The Asia-Pacific region represents the fastest growing region for flame retardant chemicals both in terms of production and consumption. Flame retardant chemicals owing to their advanced and better quality characteristics are one of the fastest growing segments of today's plastic additives industry.

This market research study provides detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global flame retardant chemicals market. The report provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is further segmented and forecasted for major geographic regions, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World that include key growth regions such as China and India. Major countries with the market volumes and revenues are covered for each of the region. Competitive scenario and market share of the top players in the market has been discussed in detail. The top players of the industry are profiled in detail with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities.

An executive summary and free sample pages from the full report are available at

Global and China Refractory Material Industry Report, 2011-2012

China is a major producer and exporter of refractory materials in the world. In recent years, driven by iron and steel, nonferrous metals, cement, glass and other downstream industries, the refractory material industry in China has witnessed rapid growth. China's refractory material output grew at an average annual growth rate of 9.0% between 2003 and 2011 while export volume rose at an average annual growth rate of 11.3%.

Driven by the consolidation and reorganization boom in the global refractory material market, as well as large-scale reorganization and integration in steel and cement industries, the refractory material industry in China has entered the integration stage, and representative enterprises include Puyang Refractories, Ruitai and Beijing Lier.

The report not only studies the status quo, key products and the market of the industry, but also analyzes seven international companies as well as 19 key Chinese enterprises (Puyang Refractories, Shandong Luyang, Ruitai, Beijing Lier, etc.).

An executive summary and free sample pages from the full report are available at

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