Global Flame Retardant Chemicals Market Outlook (2014-2022)

The Global Market for Flame Retardant Chemicals Market is valued at $6.1 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach $14.32 billion by 2022 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.25%. The factors that drive the market include high demand from current & emerging applications, emerging economies and advancement in technology. Whereas increasing costs and strong government regulations are major restraints of the market. Construction and automotive industry and other major end-user industries of flame retardant chemicals are on a boom globally.

Flame Retardant Chemicals market is segmented by type, by product, by application, by end-user and by geography. Depending on the various types, market is segmented into Aluminum Hydroxide, Brominated Flame, Chlorinated and Organo Phosphorous. Based on the Products, it is segregated as Wood/Paper, Textiles, Plastics, Coatings/Paints and Decorations/Others. Based on the Applications, it is classified into Polystyrene, Polyolefins and Polyvinyl Chloride. Based on End-users, it is categorized as Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, Polyethylene, Polycarbonates and Polypropylene. By geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. Asia-Pacific accounts the largest share in the market, followed by North-America.

The key players in the Flame Retardant Chemicals market include Akzo Nobel Polymer Chemicals LLC, Clariant AG, Martinswerk GmbH, DIC Corporation, Dover Chemical Corporation, Royal DSM NV, ICL Industrial Products, Supresta LLC, Synalloy Corporation and The Dow Chemical Company. Read more: click here


First International Conference on ECO- riendly F lame Retardant Additives and Materials (ECOFRAM)

Call for abstract

Materia Nova and Fire reaction thematic group of Société Chimique de France are pleased to announce that the first International Conference on ECO-friendly Flame Retardant Additives and Materials (ECOFRAM) will take place in Mons, Belgium on the 16th & 17th March 2016.

This conference will bring together international scientific and industrial experts as well as researchers to discuss and exchange their experiences. Over the two days, the conference will bring you insights into state of the art as well as the latest development of basic and applied research concerning the development of eco-friendly flame retardant additives and materials.
Key Topics Include:

  • Sustainable flame retardant additives
  • Bio-based FR additives & polymers
  • Life cycle analysis of Flame retardant products
  • Aging of flame retardant polymers
  • Toxicity and environmental issues

Invited Speakers:

– Prof. Giovanni Camino : Politecnico di Torino, Alessandria, Italie
– Prof. Richard Hull : University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
– Dr. De-Yi Wang : IMDEA Material Science, Madrid, Spain

Contact :


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Dr. Dorothée Coevoet

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more information: click here

First announcement and call for presentation to “FireFoam day”

The french group of research on fire, ‘GdR CNRS Feux‘, organizes Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at INERIS in Paris (10th arr) a workshop on the FireFoam model. This meeting follows the one organized in 2014.
Brief description of FireFoam: With fireFoam, it is possible to simulate the growth and dynamics of fires in enclosed volumes. It can be used to understand and analyze the important phenomena that control the growth of a fire, to determine the thermal impact on the environment of the source of fire, to predict the movement of smokes between connected compartments. It is developped by the FM-Global company, in the frame of the OpenFOAM platform, which is a set of free softwares, developed in the logic GNU GPL (The General Public License) and provides all the tools for the simulation of solid mechanics, heat transfers and fluid mechanics. FireFOAM is open and free and include all the developments of OpenFOAM. In addition, FireFOAM contains all the necessary tools for the simulation of the phenomena that control the dynamics of a fire, combustion, radiation, soot production, extinction by sprinklers …

This workshop aims
–  to explore the opportunities of FireFOAM in presenting applications,
–  to launch discussions on general or technical issues.

If you are interested in, you are welcome and please answer to the following questions to
First name and last name:
I would like to make a presentation: Yes/not
if Yes, title:
Short abstract :
Dead line of the submission: July, 15, 2015.

ICL to close flame-retardant producing line in Israel plant 5 May 2015

ICL Industrial Products (ICL IP), an operating segment of Israel Chemical, is set to close its Israeli flame-retardant production facility. According to the company, the decision to close the line, which produces FR-1210 (DECA) product, comes as customers look to alternative suppliers.

The company previously decided to increase its R&D efforts to develop new alternatives to FR-1210 that are recommended by company-developed Systematic Assessment of Flame-Retardant (SAFR) tool. The decision to discontinue production has been announced as customers are opting for competitive products from suppliers, including Chinese producers.

In order to phase out of its FR-1210 activities, the segment proposes to remain committed to the flame retardant business and plans to collaborate with all of its customers. In November 2014, ICL IP began chemical processing at its Israel manufacturing plant for the production of FR-122P polymeric flame-retardants. Expected to produce 10,000t of flame-retardants a year, the plant complements the company’s existing facility located in the Netherlands.

ICL said that this flame-retardant will replace the segment’s HBCD flame retardant product, which is used in EPS / XPS insulation foams at present. Manufacturing various industrial chemicals based on bromine, magnesia, chlorine and salts, ICL IP supplies one-third of the world’s elemental bromine.

Annual Conference on Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials

26th Annual Conference on Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials

Chairman: Charles Wilkie

Marquette University

Conference Coordinator: Ariel Welch

Tel: (+1) 781-241-9084


Main Conference

May 18-20, 2015

Sheraton Stamford Hotel

Stamford, CT USA

Conference Program

Free webinar: Fighting Fires and Saving Lives

ITRI Innovation, Webinar

Date(s) – 02/12/2014
10:30 am – 11:45 am

2nd December 2014

Topics covered:

  • Fire hazards
  • Fire tests (laboratory-scale and full-scale)
  • Physical, mechanical and electrical tests
  • Flame retardants – current status and likely future developments
  • Flame retardant benchmarking
  • Summary

Presented by Dr. Paul Cusack

Free of charge.  Duration: 45-60 mins

Register Here




14th International Conference Fire and Materials 2015

14th International Conference

Fire and Materials 2015

San Francisco, USA, 2-4 February 2015

Download programme: click here

BASF introduces improved flame retardant grade for E&E applications

A flame-retardant and glass fiber-reinforced polyamide (PA), the new Ultramid A3U42G6, is now part of BASF’s plastics portfolio, as per the company’s statement.
This light colorable grade features easy processing with reduced deposit formation and corrosivity. Thus, it increases the durability of plasticizing units and injection molds and helps reducing production stoppages due to service and maintenance.
The new material meets UL 94 requirements for the V-0 flammability class at wall thicknesses as low as 0.4 millimeters. Its thermal ageing resistance has been considerably improved over that of well-known glass fiber-filled polyamide grades. With an RTI for dielectric strength (UL 746B) of 140 C at a wall thickness of 0.4 millimeters and even 150 C at thicknesses starting at 0.75 millimeters, the new Ultramid A3U42G6 is especially well suited for use at higher temperatures.

The new flame retardant system shows no migration effects and thus ensures component surfaces of higher quality. It also contains no halogen or antimony components. This allows favorable smoke density and toxicity values to be attained and also complies with the WEEE and ROHS directives.

Reinforced with 30% glass fibers, Ultramid A3U42G6 possesses the good mechanical properties typical of polyamides, and can be marked by laser, when colored black. This new grade is especially suitable for connectors and thermally stressed industrial automation applications such as switchgears and contactors…


European Commission Decision- Ecolabel for textile products

EU Ecolabels recognise fire safety
Updated “ecological criteria” for the EU Flower Ecolabel for textile products (5thJune 2014) and for bed mattresses (23 June 2014) recognise fire safety and flame retardants as necessary to achieve this. Durabilityof flame retardancy is specified as a criterion for “fitness for use”. Substances subject to certain hazardclassifications are “derogated” (that is, accepted for use) where the product “is required to meet fire protection requirements in ISO, EN, Member State or public sector procurement standards and regulations ”   European Commission Decision: CLICK HERE
Source: pinfa newsletter

Flame Retardant markets to 2018

Please find here a new document about “Flame Retardant markets to 2018” : PDF

Source: Roskill

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