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The rapidly growing global e-mobility industry requires new, innovative flame retardants and demand keeps increasing massively
Compared to classic cars with combustion engines,
ECHA Suggestion of classification, labelling and also restriction of selected chlorinated flame retardants paves the way for an increased need for halogen free flame retardants
The European Chemicals Agency ECHA recently propos
The Working Group „Flame Retardants“ brings together many participants from the flame retardants value chain and celebrates Prof. Manfred Döring’s well-deserved retirement
Finally, the meeting of the working group “F
“ECOFRAM" addresses the need for more sustainable flame retardants and showcases developments from science and industry
The International Conference on Eco-Friendly Flame
RoHS: Impact study finds positive results, review process has started
The importance of RoHS, the restriction of hazardo
“Fire Resistance in Plastics" addresses the need for flame retardants for e-mobility – halogen-free solutions in clear focus
The Fire Resistance in Plastics is one of the most

The flame retardants market


The worldwide consumption of flame retardants amounts to more than 2.39 Million tons in 2019. Aluminium hydroxide is the largest single flame retardant at 38% share. Second are the halogenated flame retardant systems comprising brominated and chlorinated products which are commonly used together with the synergist antimony trioxide, in total 30%. Organophosphorus and other flame retardants like e.g. inorganic phosphorus compounds, nitrogen and zinc based flame retardants make up the rest at 32%. Over the last decade there is a trend towards substituting legacy halogenated flame retardants with more sustainable non-halogenated products.

According to a 2020 market study of IHS Consulting, the consumption of flame retardants has grown substantially in the past 4 years, notably in electronics, and will continue to grow at a global annualized rate of 2.7% between 2019 and 2025. Flame retardants are mainly consumed by the plastics/resin industry. Textiles and rubber products account for most of the rest. Asia consumed the largest volume of flame retardants in 2019 with a 51% share, with China being the largest single consumer at 27%.

Source: IHS Consulting 2020
Source: IHS Consulting 2020