Flame Retardant Chemicals Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Product Type (Non-Halogenated Flame Retardant Chemicals and Halogenated Flame Retardants Chemicals), by End-user (Electrical & Electronics, Buildings & Construction, Transportation, and Textiles & Furniture), and Geography ( Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa)

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific


5 %

Need a report that reflects how COVID-19 has impacted this market and its growth?

Market Overview

The market for flame retardant chemicals is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period. The major factors driving the market studied are increasing infrastructure activities in Asia-pacific, rise in safety standards in building construction, and rising consumer electrical and electronic goods manufacturing. Environmental and health concerns regarding halogenated flame retardants and non-suitability of hydroxides to high-temperature applications are expected to hinder the growth of the market studied. 

  • Buildings and construction segment is expected to dominate the global market and is expected to grow during the forecast period owing to the increasing construction activities across the world. 

  • Rising Awareness on Environment-Friendly flame retardants is likely to act as an opportunity in the future.  

  • Asia-Pacific dominated the market across the globe due to the high construction activities in the region. 

Scope of the Report

The flame retardant chemicals market report includes:

By Product Type
Non-halogenated Flame Retardant Chemicals
Aluminum Hydroxide
Magnesium Hydroxide
Boron Compounds
Halogenated Flame Retardants Chemicals
Brominated Compounds
Chlorinated Compounds
By End-user Industry
Electrical & Electronics
Buildings & Construction
Textiles & Furniture
South Korea
Australia & New Zealand
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

Report scope can be customized per your requirements. Click here.

Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Building and Construction

  • Household fires are one of the biggest causes of the loss of human life. Flame retardants are used in building materials and products due to strict fire safety regulations. In buildings, flame retardants are majorly used in structural insulation. Insulations are used in homes and other buildings to maintain a comfortable temperature and to conserve energy.  

  • Phosphorus-based flame retardants are the most commonly used flame retardants in polyurethane foams, especially liquid substances. Flame retardants used for rigid PU foams are available in three forms, such as additive liquid flame retardants, reactive liquid flame retardants, and solid flame retardants. 

  • Various fire standards around the world are driving the market for flame retardants. In Europe, all materials for building and construction (including rigid PU foams) have to meet the fire requirements according to EN 13501. Building materials in the United States have to be tested according to ASTM E 84. 

  • The global construction sector is expected to expand in real terms, by an annual average of 3.2% over the next decade, to a nominal value of more than USD 6.0 trillion.

  • The pace of growth in the global construction industry is expected to increase during the coming years, in regions, such as Middle East & Africa. This reflects the huge investment in building and infrastructure that is taking place in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.  

  • All the aforementioned factors are likely to increase the demand for flame retardant chemicals over the forecast period. 

To understand key trends, Download Sample Report

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific region dominated the global market share. Flame retardant chemicals are extensively used in the construction sector in developing insulation, structural elements, cables, and electrical wires. 

  • They form an integral part in the construction sector, as they aid in increasing the threshold temperature of the material at which it catches fire, reducing the rate of spreading of fire and providing the critical escape time required to escape from the surroundings.  

  • In Asia-Pacific, infrastructure activities are increasing in countries, such as India, China, etc. 

  • The increase in infrastructural activities in the Asia-Pacific region is likely to drive the flame-retardant chemical market, during the forecast period.

To understand geography trends, Download Sample Report.

Competitive Landscape

The flame retardant chemicals market is a consolidated market, with the top five players accounting for a significant share in the market studied. The major companies include Israel Chemicals Ltd, LANXESS, Huber Engineering Materials, Albemarle Corporation, and Jiangsu Yoke Technology Co. Ltd, etc.

You can also purchase parts of this report. Do you want to check out a section wise price list?

Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Infrastructure Activities in Asia-Pacific

      2. 4.1.2 Rise in Safety Standards in Building Construction

      3. 4.1.3 Rising Consumer Electrical and Electronic Goods Manufacturing

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Environmental and Health Concerns Regarding Brominated and Halogenated Flame Retardants

      2. 4.2.2 Non-Suitability of Hydroxides to High-Temperature Applications

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

    5. 4.5 Price Analysis

    6. 4.6 Regulatory Policy Analysis

    7. 4.7 Raw Material Analysis

    8. 4.8 Technical Snapshot


    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Non-halogenated Flame Retardant Chemicals

        1. Inorganic

          1. Aluminum Hydroxide

          2. Magnesium Hydroxide

          3. Boron Compounds

        2. Phosphorus

        3. Nitrogen

        4. Others

      2. 5.1.2 Halogenated Flame Retardants Chemicals

        1. Brominated Compounds

        2. Chlorinated Compounds

    2. 5.2 By End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Electrical & Electronics

      2. 5.2.2 Buildings & Construction

      3. 5.2.3 Transportation

      4. 5.2.4 Textiles & Furniture

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Australia & New Zealand

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Qatar

        4. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Albemarle Corporation.

      2. 6.4.2 Apexical, Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.4.4 Clariant AG

      5. 6.4.5 Daihachi Chemical Industry CO. LTD

      6. 6.4.6 DIC Corporation

      7. 6.4.7 DowDuPont

      8. 6.4.8 Eti Maden

      9. 6.4.9 ICL Group

      10. 6.4.10 Italmatch Chemicals SpA

      11. 6.4.11 J.M. Huber Corporation

      12. 6.4.12 Jangsu Yoke Technology Co. Ltd

      13. 6.4.13 LANXESS

      14. 6.4.14 MPI Chemie B.V.

      15. 6.4.15 Nabaltec AG

      16. 6.4.16 Nippon Carbide Industries Co. Inc. (Sanwa Chemical Co. Ltd)

      17. 6.4.17 Nyacol Nano Technologies Inc.

      18. 6.4.18 Rin Kagaku Kogyo Co. Ltd

      19. 6.4.19 RTP Company

      20. 6.4.20 Shandong Brother Sci. &Tech. Co. Ltd

      21. 6.4.21 Thor Industries

      22. 6.4.22 TOR Minerals

  7. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Rising Awareness on Environment-Friendly Flame Retardants

    2. 7.2 Active R&D into Non-Halogenated Flame Retardants

** Subject to Availability

80% of our clients seek made-to-order reports. How do you want us to tailor yours?

Related Reports