Flame Retardant Chemicals Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Flame Retardant Chemicals Market is segmented by Product Type (Non-halogenated Flame Retardant Chemicals and Halogenated Flame Retardants Chemicals), End-user Industry (Electrical and Electronics, Buildings and Construction, Transportation, and Textiles and Furniture), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa). For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of revenue (USD million).

Market Snapshot

Flame Retardant Chemicals Market Size
Study Period: 2017-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: <5 %
Flame Retardant Chemicals Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The flame retardant chemicals market size was estimated at around USD 7.7 billion in 2021, and the market is projected to register a CAGR of less than 5% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The market was negatively impacted by COVID-19 in 2020. However, the construction industry is recovering fast and is estimated to rise in the coming years, which will stimulate the demand for the flame retardant chemical market.

  • Over the short term, increasing infrastructure activities in Asia-Pacific, a rise in safety standards in building construction, and rising consumer electrical and electronic goods manufacturing are expected to drive the market's growth.
  • Environmental and health concerns regarding halogenated flame retardants and the non-suitability of hydroxides for high-temperature applications are expected to hinder the market's growth.
  • The building and construction segment is expected to dominate the global market and grow during the forecast period due to the increasing construction activities across the world.
  • Asia-Pacific dominated the market across the world due to the high construction activities in the region.

Scope of the Report

Flame retardant chemicals are compounds added to or otherwise incorporated into compounds to slow the spread of fire or prevent fire, mainly used in building and construction materials, electronics and electrical devices, furnishings, and transportation. The flame retardant chemicals market is segmented by product type, end-user industry, and geography. By product type, the market is segmented into non-halogenated flame retardant chemicals and halogenated flame retardant chemicals. By end-user industry, the market is segmented into electrical and electronics, buildings and construction, transportation, and textiles and furniture. The report also covers the market size of and forecasts for the flame retardant chemicals market in 15 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of revenue (USD million).

Product Type
Non-halogenated Flame Retardant Chemicals
Aluminum Hydroxide
Magnesium Hydroxide
Boron Compounds
Other Product Types
Halogenated Flame Retardants Chemicals
Brominated Compounds
Chlorinated Compounds
End-user Industry
Electrical and Electronics
Buildings and Construction
Textiles and Furniture
South Korea
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

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Key Market Trends

Building and Construction Segment to Dominate the Market

  • 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: 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 pace of growth in the global construction industry is expected to increase during the coming years in regions such as the Middle East and Africa. This reflects the huge investment in building and infrastructure that is taking place in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.
  • Therefore, the aforementioned factors are expected to significantly impact the flame retardant market in the coming years.
Flame Retardant Chemicals Market Trends

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The 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 of the construction sector. Flame retardant chemicals aid in increasing the threshold temperature of the material at which it catches fire, hence reducing the rate of spreading of fire and providing the critical escape time required to escape from the surroundings.
  • China was leading in the construction industry. However, with the Evergrande debt crisis, the country's construction industry seems vulnerable.
  • In transportation, flame retardants are used in interior parts, seats, cables, electronic connections, and various textiles. As of Q3 2019, China produced 18.17 million vehicles and reached 16.96 million vehicles by Q3 2020, registering a decline rate of about 6.66%, which, in turn, negatively impacted the demand for the regional flame retardant chemicals market.
  • The electronics industry is another major end user of flame retardants in the country. The production of consumer electronic goods, such as mobile phones and laptops, in the country has declined since 2010.
  • The production of cell phones and laptops has also considerably declined as the country's electronics giants like Sony, Panasonic, and Toshiba were not able to compete with their Chinese and South Korean counterparts.
  • Therefore, the aforementioned factors are expected to impact the market in the coming years significantly.
Flame Retardant Chemicals Market Forecast

Competitive Landscape

The flame retardant chemicals market is a fragmented market, with the top five players accounting for a significant share in the market studied. The major companies (in no particular order) include ICL Group, LANXESS, BASF SE, Albemarle Corporation, and Jiangsu Yoke Technology Co. Ltd.

Recent Developments

  • The recent developments pertaining to the major players in the market are being covered in the complete study.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 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 Regulatory Policy Analysis

    6. 4.6 Raw Material Analysis

    7. 4.7 Technical Snapshot


    1. 5.1 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. Other Product Types

      2. 5.1.2 Halogenated Flame Retardants Chemicals

        1. Brominated Compounds

        2. Chlorinated Compounds

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Electrical and Electronics

      2. 5.2.2 Buildings and Construction

      3. 5.2.3 Transportation

      4. 5.2.4 Textiles and Furniture

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. 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. 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. Rest of Middle East & Africa


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

    2. 6.2 Market Share(%)**/Ranking 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


      6. 6.4.6 DIC CORPORATION

      7. 6.4.7 Dow

      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 Jiangsu Jacques Technology Co. Ltd

      13. 6.4.13 Kemipex

      14. 6.4.14 LANXESS

      15. 6.4.15 MPI Chemie BV

      16. 6.4.16 Nabaltec AG

      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 Sanwa Chemical Co. Ltd

      21. 6.4.21 Shandong Brother Sci. & Tech. Co. Ltd

      22. 6.4.22 Thor

      23. 6.4.23 Tor Minerals International Inc.

      24. 6.4.24 Tosoh Corporation

      25. 6.4.25 UFP Industries Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Rising Awareness Regarding Environment-friendly Flame Retardants

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

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Flame Retardant Chemicals Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The Flame Retardant Chemicals Market is growing at a CAGR of <5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

ICL Group, LANXESS, Albemarle Corporation, BASF SE, Jangsu yoke Technology Co. Ltd are the major companies operating in Flame Retardant Chemicals Market.

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