Development Prospects of Flame Retardants

The production and application of flame retardants have entered a steady development stage after the boom in the early 1980s. The global consumption of flame retardants exceeds 1 million tons, of which 85% are additive flame retardants and 15% are reactive flame retardants. The United States, Western Europe and Japan are the world’s three major flame retardant markets. Among them, the United States accounts for 40% of the global market, about 30% in Western Europe, and about 20% in Japan. Between 1989 and 1998, the average annual growth rate of flame retardant consumption in the United States, Western Europe and Japan was 2.8%-3.6%, 3%-4% and 3.8%, respectively. During this period, the global average growth rate of the flame retardant market was about It is 3.5%-4%.


According to the analysis, the growth of global flame retardant consumption in the next few years will be similar to that of previous years. By 2003, the global flame retardant dosage will increase to about 1.4 million tons. According to rough estimates, 65%-70% of global flame retardants are used for flame retardant plastics, 20% for rubber, 5% for textiles, 3% for coatings, and 2% for paper and wood. Electronic / electrical, transportation, building materials, furniture, textiles are the major users of flame retardants. There are several types of fabric flame retardants. The compounds commonly used as flame retardants usually include: phosphorus compounds, phosphorus and nitrogen compounds, ammonium salts, metal salts, boric acid and its compounds, and metal oxides. Is a bismuth trioxide) with a halogen-containing compound (such as hexabromocyclododecane or a chlorine-containing compound), a sulfur-containing compound, potassium hexafluorozirconate and potassium hexafluorotitanate, and an expanded carbonaceous material that easily forms a stent.

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