Flame Retardants Market by Type (Halogenated, Non-halogenated), by Resin (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Epoxy), by End-User (Building & Construction, Electrical & Electronics), by Region (North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, South America,) – Global Forecast (2020 to 2027)

Flame Retardants Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Analysis, Research

Flame Retardants Market: Summary

The Global Flame Retardants Market is projected exhibit a CAGR of around 6% to reach a value of USD 15.5 billion by 2027.

Flame retardants are chemicals, which are added to manufactured materials, that inhibit or delay the spread of a fire. They are designed to minimize the risk of catching fire, even with a small heat source such as a cigarette, candle, or an electrical fault. Government authorities across the globe have various stringent regulations and safety standards for fire protection. These regulations have promoted the use of flame retardant materials, thereby driving the overall growth. Aggressive attempts of manufacturers to avoid mishaps caused due to the fire outbreak is propelling the product demand.

Flame Retardants Market: Drivers & Challenges

Market Drivers:

  • Increasing Demand from Building & Construction Industry

Rapid infrastructural development across the globe is expected to result in the number of construction activities. The use of flame retardants in the construction industry is essential to meet fire safety standards and codes. Apart from this, these are used on foam, upholstery, and carpets, which are the major part of the building & construction industry.

Flame retardants are used as a protective coating for cables and electrical wiring and as insulation material.

  • Widespread Use of Polymers in the Transportation Industry

Wide range of polymers such as polypropylene, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, among many others finds exclusive applications in the transportation industry. The shift towards the use of lightweight materials in line with the increased fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions. These polymers are prone to catch fire, which might cause a fatal disaster.

Moreover, the rapid innovation in electronics for the automotive industry is likely to fuel the use of polymers, thereby, driving the demand for flame retardants.

Market Restraint:

  • Potential Health Hazards of Flame Retardants

Flame retardant chemicals can find their way into the environment during manufacturing and can leak from products. These retardant chemicals are also released into the environment through e-waste or the uncontrolled burning and dismantling of electronic and electric waste. If exposed or inhaled, these may cause harmful effects in humans and animals such as the endocrine and thyroid disruption, reproductive toxicity, cancer, neurologic dysfunction, and adverse effects on fetal and child development.

Thus, hazardous health effects by inhalation and exposure of flame retardant chemical is likely to hamper the market growth.

Flame Retardants Market: Key Segments

  • Segmentation based on type: Halogenated and Non-halogenated.
  • Segmentation based on resin: Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Epoxy, Unsaturated Polyester, Polyvinyl Chloride, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, and Others.
  • Segmentation based on end-users: Building & Construction, Electrical & Electronics, Transportation, Consumer Goods, Textiles, Rubber, Plastics & Polymers, and Others.
  • Segmentation based on region covers: North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, , Middle East & Africa and South America, with individual country-level analysis.

Flame Retardants Market: Report Scope

The report on the flame retardants market covers a deep dive analysis of historic, recent and current market trends. Furthermore, market share/ranking analysis of key players, market dynamics, competition landscape, country-wise analysis for each region covered and the entire supply chain dynamics are covered through the below segmentation.

Report Features


Historical/Estimated/Forecasted Market Size Years


Base Year for Market Calculation


Forecasted Period

2021-2027 (2020 estimated year, forecasted up to 2027)

Measured Units

Value (USD Million) Volume (Kilotons)

Segments Included

Type, Resin, and End-users

Regional Coverage

North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, South Africa


Key Companies Covered

  • Albemarle Corporation (Company Description, Company Overview, Product Synopsis, Key Developments, SWOT Analysis)
  • ICL
  • Clariant
  • Dow
  • Nouryon
  • Huber Engineered Materials
  • Celanese Corporation
  • RTP Company
  • Nabaltec AG
  • Other Key Companies

Flame Retardants Market: Report Segmentation

For the scope of the report, In-depth segmentation is offered by Forencis Research

Flame Retardants Market, by Membrane Type

  • Halogenated
    • Brominated
    • Chlorinated
    • Others
  • Non-halogenated
    • Aluminum Trihydrate
    • Magnesium Hydroxide
    • Phosphorous-based
    • Others

Flame Retardants Market, by Resin

  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Epoxy
  • Unsaturated Polyester
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
  • Others

Flame Retardants Market, by End User

  • Building & Construction
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Transportation
  • Consumer Goods
  • Textiles
  • Rubber
  • Plastics & Polymers
  • Others

Flame Retardants Market, by Region

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America

Key Questions answered by the report

  • What are the prominent developments affecting the market worldwide and its growth?
  • What will be the impact of the developments in the market on the industry and on the market players in the future?
  • What are the evolving variations of the market globally?
  • What are the evolving functions of the market globally?
  • What are the prominent aspects that will affect market growth globally during the study period?
  • Who are the key players operating in the market across the globe?
  • How are the key players leveraging in the present market scenario worldwide?

Report Audience

  • Flame Retardants Market Providers
  • Flame Retardants Market Solution and Services Suppliers, Distributors and Dealers
  • End-Users of Varied Segments of Flame Retardants Market
  • Government Bodies and Intellectual Institutions
  • Associations and Industrial Organizations
  • Research & Consulting Service Providers
  • Research & Development Organizations
  • Investment Banks & Private Equity Firms


    1. Research Objectives
    2. Market Definition
    3. Research Scope
    4. Regional Coverage
    5. Research Timeline
    6. Assumptions
    7. Limitations
    1. Introduction
    2. Primary Research
      1. Key Industry Expert Insight
    3. Secondary Research
      1. Vital Data from Secondary Sources
    4. Market Size Estimation
    5. Data Validation & Triangulation
    1. Introduction
    2. Drivers
      1. Increasing Demand from Building & Construction Industry
      2. Widespread Use of Polymers in the Transportation Industry
    3. Restraint
      1. Potential Health Hazards of Flame Retardants
    4. Opportunity
      1. Escalating Demand for Biopolymers
    5. Challenges
      1. Rules and Regulations Associated with Flame Retardant Chemicals   
    1. Introduction
      1. Power of Buyers
      2. Power of Suppliers
      3. Intensity of Competition
      4. Challenges of Substitutes
      5. Challenges of New Entrants
    2. Macro-Economic Indicators
  6. GLOBAL FLAME RETARDANTS MARKET BY TYPE, Market Size in USD Million and Kiloton (2019—2027)
    1. Introduction
    2. Halogenated
      1. Brominated
      2. Chlorinated
      3. Others
    3. Non-halogenated
      1. Aluminum Trihydrate
      2. Magnesium Hydroxide
      3. Phosphorous-based
      4. Others
  7. GLOBAL FLAME RETARDANTS MARKET BY RESIN, Market Size in USD Million and Kiloton (2019—2027)
    1. Introduction
    2. Polyethylene
    3. Polypropylene
    4. Epoxy
    5. Unsaturated Polyester
    6. Polyvinyl Chloride
    7. Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
    8. Others
  8. GLOBAL FLAME RETARDANTS MARKET BY END USER, Market Size in USD Million and Kiloton (2019—2027)
    1. Introduction
    2. Building & Construction
    3. Electrical & Electronics
    4. Transportation
    5. Consumer Goods
    6. Textiles
    7. Rubber
    8. Plastics & Polymers
    9. Others


  1. GLOBAL FLAME RETARDANTS MARKET BY REGION, Market Size in USD Million and Kiloton (2019—2027)
    1. North America
      1. US
      2. Canada
      3. Mexico
    2. Asia-Pacific
      1. China
      2. India
      3. Japan
      4. South Korea
      5. Rest of Asia-Pacific
    3. Europe
      1. Germany
      2. France
      3. Italy
      4. UK
      5. Russia
      6. Rest of Europe
    4. Middle East and Africa
      1. Saudi Arabia
      2. UAE
      3. Rest of Middle East and Africa
    5. South America
      1. Brazil
      2. Argentina
      3. Rest of South America
    1. Introduction
    2. Market Ranking/Share Analysis of Key Companies
    3. Company Benchmarking
    1. Albemarle Corporation
      1. Company Overview
      2. Financial Overview
      3. Products/Solutions/Services Offered
      4. Key Developments
      5. SWOT Analysis
    2. ICL
    3. LANXESS
    4. Clariant
    5. Dow
    6. BASF SE
    7. Nouryon
    8. Huber Engineered Materials
    9. Celanese Corporation
    10. RTP Company
    11. Nabaltec AG
    12. Other Key Companies
    1. Key Industry Expert Insights
    2. Primary Discussion Guide
    3. Customization Options

Note1: Tentative table of contents, may get updated during the course of research.

Note2: Company financial information is subject to availability in public domain


Rep Id : CM 054

Published : January, 2020

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