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Flame Retardants to 2016


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Flame Retardants to 2016

  1. 1. Flame Retardants to 2016Report Details:Published:September 2012No. of Pages: 245Price: Single User License – US$4900This study analyzes the US flame retardant industry. It presents historical demand data for theyears 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by material, market (e.g.,construction products, electrical and electronic products, wire and cable, motor vehicles, textiles)and product (e.g., alumina trihydrate, phosphorus compounds, brominated compounds, antimonytrioxide, boron compounds). The study also considers market environment factors, details industrystructure, evaluates company market share and profiles industry players.US demand to grow 5% annually through 2016Demand for flame retardants in the US is expected to grow 4.6 percent per year to 938 millionpounds in 2016, a significant rebound as the industry benefits from an improving economy and aturnaround in key markets like building construction and motor vehicles. Construction relatedapplications will provide the biggest impetus to growth and continue to account for the greatestshare of sales. Other factors increasing demand include stringent fire codes and flammabilityrequirements. Environmental issues will present mixed results, with concern over the potentiallydeleterious health effects of halogenated flame retardants slowing growth for those compounds,especially in consumer goods, but also offering opportunities for safer alternatives.Recession of 2007-2009 affected most flame retardant marketsThe mortgage crisis and ensuing economic downturn resulted in a decline in flame retardantdemand beginning in 2007 as a glut in the housing market led to a sharp downturn in residentialconstruction. By 2009 the recession began to impact the construction of offices and commercialspaces. These trends reduced the need for flame retardants used mostly in construction, withboron (used in insulation) and chlorinated compounds (used in PVC) seeing the steepest declines.Markets closely associated with construction, such as wire and cable, upholstery, carpets andrugs, and other home furnishings, experienced similar losses. Outside the construction industry,flame retardant demand in motor vehicles and electronics also felt the severity of the recession.Construction markets to see sharpest advances thru 2016With the housing market bottoming out and showing signs of recovery, demand for flameretardants will also begin to improve. Flame retardants utilized in construction applications will seethe sharpest improvements given that insulation, roofing, flooring, building boards, and otherstructural materials that all require treatment. Boron and phosphorusbased flame retardants willexpand at the fastest rates. Brominated compounds will benefit from use in polystyrene andpolyurethane insulation.
  2. 2. Outside of the construction market, a number of other uses for flame retardants will experienceimproved market prospects, including construction associated industries like carpeting, curtains,and other home furnishings. Wire and cable applications for both communications and powertransmission will expand, along with new construction. Use in motor vehicle applications will poststrong improvement along with the rebound in US motor vehicle output. The increasing use ofplastics in vehicles provides additional opportunities. In contrast, the outlook for the US electronicsindustry is less benign and electronics applications will be the slowest growing outlets for flameretardant demand.Non-halogenated types to benefit from safety concernsAlumina trihydrate is by far the most important type of flame retardant used in the US market involume terms, with 46 percent of total volume sales. However, the higher-value brominated flameretardants account for the greatest share of market value. Halogenated types will register subparadvances due to health and safety concerns, although this same issue will provide opportunitiesfor a number of non-halogenated alternatives.COMPANY PROFILESCompany Profiles for 36 competitors in the US flame retardants industryAdditional InformationThis study analyzes the US market for flame retardants, including alumina trihydrate, phosphoruscompounds, brominated and chlorinated compounds, antimony oxide, boron compounds, andother smaller-volume products such as magnesium hydroxide and melamine derivatives. Thestudy discusses environmental, regulatory and other market environment factors. Historical dataare provided for 2001, 2006, and 2011, with forecasts provided for the years 2016 and 2021.Demand is stated in millions of pounds and millions of US dollars and is also presented by market(construction products, wire and cable, electrical and electronic products, motor vehicles, andother markets) and materials (thermoplastic resins, thermoset resins, and other materials). In thisstudy, the term “sales” is synonymous with “demand” and is equal to production plus imports, lessexports. The entire study is framed within the overall flame retardant industry’s economic andmarket environments.As defined in this study, flame retardants consist of products added to a material at the time ofmanufacture to improve the material’s ability to withstand fire and heat, resist combustion, and/orreduce or eliminate the generation of smoke and toxic fumes in the event of a fire. Not includedare products used after manufacturing to improve fire safety, such as asbestos or other mineralcoatings applied to steel beams or chemical sprays which are applied to textiles. Also excludedare applications for alumina trihydrate in which the compound is used as a filler and not for itsflame retardant properties, such as in acrylic countertop materials.Information and data were obtained from a variety of primary and secondary sources, includinggovernment and trade associations, industry participants, online databases, and other Freedoniastudies. Consultations with plastic resin producers, reinforcement producers, additive suppliers,plastic resin distributors, end users, consultants, industry specialists, and trade associations werepursued. Secondary data were obtained from the government, trade associations and privatesources, including material from the American Composite Manufacturers Association, theAmerican Plastics Council, the Bromine Science and Environmental Forum, and the Fiberglass
  3. 3. Tank & Pipe Institute. Other sources included trade publications such as Chemical & EngineeringNews, Chemical Week, ICIS Chemical Business, International Association of Plastics Distributors,Modern Plastics, Plastics Additives & Compounding, Plastics Engineering, Plastics News, andPlastics Technology.Get your copy of this report @ points covered in Table of Contents of this report includeTABLE OF CONENTSINTRODUCTION xI. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 5General 5Macroeconomic Environment 6Demographic Trends 9Consumer Income & Spending Trends 13Construction Trends 16Manufacturing Trends 19Plastic Resin Outlook 23Historical Market Trends 27Pricing Trends 29Environmental & Regulatory Issues 31Environmental & Health Issues 31Legal & Regulatory Issues 34International Activity 34Foreign Trade 37III. PRODUCTS 38General 38Demand by Type 38Halogenated Compounds 40Non-halogenated Compounds 42Demand by Product 44Alumina Trihydrate 47Markets & Materials 48Suppliers 51Boron Compounds 52Markets & Materials 53Suppliers 55Phosphorus Compounds 56Markets & Materials 58Suppliers 60Brominated Compounds 62
  4. 4. Markets & Materials 65Suppliers 68Antimony Trioxide 69Markets & Materials 70Suppliers 72Chlorinated Compounds 72Markets & Materials 74Suppliers 75Other Flame Retardants 76Markets & Materials 78Suppliers 80IV. MATERIALS 83General 83Thermoplastics 86Polyvinyl Chloride 88Polyolefins 90Polystyrene 93Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene 96Nylon 97Other Thermoplastics 99Thermosets 101Polyurethane 104Unsaturated Polyester 106Epoxy Resin 108Phenolic Resins 111Other Thermosets 113Other Materials 114Cellulosics 116Adhesives & Coatings 118Elastomers 120All Other Materials 122V. MARKETS 124General 124Construction Products 127Construction Products Overview 127Flame Retardant Demand 129Insulation 130Roofing 132Wood Panel Binder Resins 133Other Construction Products 133Demand by Product 134Electrical & Electronic Products 136
  5. 5. Electrical & Electronic Products Overview 137Flame Retardant Demand 139Housings & Conduit 140Printed Circuit Boards 142Connectors 142Other 143Demand by Product 144Wire & Cable 145Wire & Cable Industry Overview 146Flame Retardant Demand 147Demand by Product 148Motor Vehicles 149Motor Vehicle Industry Overview 150Flame Retardant Demand 153Demand by Product 155Textiles 157Textile Industry Overview 158Flame Retardant Demand 160Demand by Product 163Aircraft & Aerospace 164Aerospace Industry Overview 165Flame Retardant Demand 166Demand by Product 168Other Markets 169VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 172General 172Market Share 174Mergers & Acquisitions 177Marketing & Distribution 179Research & Development 181Competitive Strategies 182Cooperative Agreements 183Company Profiles 186Adeka Corporation 187Albemarle Corporation 188Almatis GmbH 192Amfine Chemical, see AdekaAmpacet Corporation 194Amspec Chemical Corporation 195Apexical Incorporated 196BASF SE 197Chemtura Corporation 199
  6. 6. Clariant International Limited 202Climax Molybdenum, see Freeport-McMoRan Copper& GoldCytec Industries Incorporated 204Dead Sea Bromine, see Israel ChemicalsDover Chemical, see ICC IndustriesEastern Color & Chemical Company 206Eastman Chemical Company 208Elementis plc 209Ferro Corporation 210Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Incorporated 211GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers, see PolyOneGreat Lakes Solutions, see ChemturaHangzhou JLS Flame Retardants ChemicalCompany Limited 213Huber (JM) Corporation 215ICC Industries Incorporated 218INDSPEC Chemical, see Occidental PetroleumIsrael Chemicals Limited 220JJI Technologies LLC 224Jordan Bromine, see AlbemarleLANXESS AG 225MAGNIFIN Magnesiaprodukte, see AlbemarleMartin Marietta Materials Incorporated 228Martinswerk, see AlbemarleMCA Technologies GmbH 229Mount Vernon Mills Incorporated 231Nabaltec AG 232Nashtec, see NabaltecNyacol Nano Technologies Incorporated 234Occidental Petroleum Corporation 235OxyChem, see Occidental PetroleumPAG Holdings Incorporated 236Polymer Additives Group, see PAG HoldingsPolyOne Corporation 238Rio Tinto Group 241RTP Company 243Schulman (A.) Incorporated 244Sherwin-Williams Company 246Solutia, see Eastman ChemicalSupresta, see Israel ChemicalsUnitex Chemical, see LANXESS
  7. 7. LIST OF TABLESSECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARYSummary Table 4SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT1 Macroeconomic Indicators 92 Population & Households 133 Personal Consumption Expenditures 164 Construction Expenditures 195 Manufacturers’ Shipments 226 Plastic Resin Supply & Demand 267 Flame Retardant Market, 2001-2011 288 Flame Retardant Pricing 31SECTION III -- PRODUCTS1 Flame Retardant Demand by Type 402 Halogenated Flame Retardant Demand 423 Non-halogenated Flame Retardant Demand 434 Flame Retardant Demand by Product 455 Alumina Trihydrate Flame Retardant Demand 486 Alumina Trihydrate Flame Retardant Demandby Market & Material 507 Boron Flame Retardant Demand 538 Boron Flame Retardant Demand by Market & Material 559 Phosphorus Flame Retardant Demand 5710 Phosphorus Flame Retardant Demand by Market & Material 5911 Brominated Flame Retardant Demand 6512 Brominated Flame Retardant Demand by Market & Material 6713 Antimony Trioxide Flame Retardant Demand 7014 Antimony Trioxide Flame Retardant Demandby Market & Material 7115 Chlorinated Flame Retardant Demand 7316 Chlorinated Flame Retardant Demand by Market & Material 7517 Other Flame Retardant Demand 7818 Other Flame Retardant Demand by Market & Material 80SECTION IV -- MATERIALS1 Flame Retardant Demand by Material 842 Thermoplastic Resin Demand for Flame Retardants 873 Polyvinyl Chloride Demand for Flame Retardants 904 Polyolefins Demand for Flame Retardants 935 Polystyrene Demand for Flame Retardants 956 ABS Demand for Flame Retardants 977 Nylon Demand for Flame Retardants 998 Other Thermoplastic Demand for Flame Retardants 101
  8. 8. 9 Thermoset Resin Demand for Flame Retardants 10310 Polyurethane Demand for Flame Retardants 10611 Unsaturated Polyester Demand for Flame Retardants 10812 Epoxy Resin Demand for Flame Retardants 11013 Phenolic Resin Demand for Flame Retardant 11214 Other Thermoset Resin Demand for Flame Retardants 11415 Other Materials Demand for Flame Retardants 11516 Cellulosics Demand for Flame Retardants 11817 Adhesives & Coatings Demand for Flame Retardants 12018 Elastomer Demand for Flame Retardants 12219 All Other Materials Demand for Flame Retardants 123SECTION V -- MARKETS1 Flame Retardant Demand by Market 1252 Construction Indicators 1293 Construction Products Market for Flame Retardantsby Application 1304 Construction Products Market for Flame Retardantsby Product 1365 Electrical & Electronic Product Indicators 1386 Electrical & Electronic Market for Flame Retardantsby Application 1407 Electrical & Electronic Market for Flame Retardantsby Product 1458 Insulated Wire & Cable Indicators 1479 Wire & Cable Market for Flame Retardants 14810 Wire & Cable Market for Flame Retardants by Product 14911 Motor Vehicle Indicators 15312 Motor Vehicle Market for Flame Retardants 15513 Motor Vehicle Market for Flame Retardants by Product 15714 Textile Product Shipments 16015 Textile Market for Flame Retardants 16316 Textile Market for Flame Retardants by Product 16417 Aerospace Equipment Shipments 16618 Aircraft & Aerospace Market for Flame Retardants 16719 Aircraft & Aerospace Market for Flame Retardants by Product 16920 Other Markets for Flame Retardants 171SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE1 Selected US Flame Retardant Sales by Company, 2011 1732 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 1793 Selected Cooperative Agreements 185LIST OF CHARTS
  9. 9. SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT1 Plastic Resin Demand, 2011 272 Flame Retardant Demand, 2001-2011 29SECTION III -- PRODUCTS1 Flame Retardant Demand by Product, 2011: Volume & Value 46SECTION IV -- MATERIALS1 Flame Retardant Demand by Material, 2011: Volume & Value 852 Thermoplastic Resin Demand for Flame Retardants, 2011 883 Thermoset Resin Demand for Flame Retardants, 2011 1044 Other Materials Demand for Flame Retardants, 2011 116SECTION V -- MARKETS1 Flame Retardant Demand by Market, 2011: Volume & Value 126SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE1 US Flame Retardant Market Share, 2011 174Contact: for more information.