Flame Retardants Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Global Flame Retardant Chemicals Market Analysis. The 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).

Flame Retardant Chemicals Market Size

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR > 4.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Flame Retardant Chemicals Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Flame Retardant Chemicals Market Analysis

The flame retardant chemicals market is projected to register a CAGR greater than 4% during the forecast period.

COVID-19 negatively impacted the market 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.
  • Rising awareness regarding environment-friendly flame retardants and active R&D into non halogenated flame retardants are expected to act as market oppurtunities.
  • Asia-Pacific dominates the market across the world due to the high construction activities in the region.

Flame Retardant Chemicals Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Flame Retardant Chemicals Market according to our research experts:

Building and Construction Segment to Dominate the Market

  • Household fires are one of the biggest causes of the loss of human life. Due to strict fire safety regulations, flame retardants are used in building materials and products. 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.
  • The overall Chinese construction industry is expected to increase by 4.6% in real terms in the forecast period. According to the report published by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, construction investment increased by 6.7% in the first half of 2022.
  • The Indian government launched National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) in 2021, under which investment of 1.4 trillion USD is planned in which the further bifurcation is 24% on renewable energy, 19% on roads and highways, 13% on railways, and 16% on urban infrastructure.
  • The United States boasts a colossal construction sector that plays a prominent role in commercial, industrial, institutional, residential, infrastructure, energy, and utility construction. The construction spending during January 2022 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of USD 1,677.2 billion. Further, construction spending in the United States rose 1.3% in February, as compared to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of USD 1.677 trillion in January of 2022.
  • 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. In order to reduce dependence on the oil economy, Saudi Arabia launched various construction and city development projects as part of Vision 2030.
  • Germany has the largest construction industry in Europe. The construction industry in the country has been growing at a slow pace, majorly driven by increasing new residential construction activities. The non-residential and commercial buildings in the country are expected to witness significant growth prospects during the forecast period. The growth is likely to be supported by lower interest rates, an increase in real disposable incomes, and numerous investments by the European Union and the German government.
Flame Retardant Chemicals Market - Value Addition to Industry (including Construction), in USD trillion, Global, 2017-2021

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region dominates the global market share. In the Asia Pacific region, China and India are expected to dominate the market's growth because of large investments in key sectors such as construction, transportation, etc.
  • China's aerospace industry is projected to return to profitability in 2022 after facing a significant decline in the previous years. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has estimated the aviation sector to recover domestic traffic to around 85% of pre-pandemic levels.
  • The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) India, in a report titled India Airline Outlook 2022, indicated that 2022 was expected to see a surge of 52% in domestic and 60% in international air traffic. The air passenger traffic in FY 2022 stood at 48.22 million in the country. Furthermore, the estimated expenditure of Indian travelers through air transport stood at USD 136 billion in 2021. The government is trying to cater to air traffic by increasing the number of airports in the country.
  • According to the Japan Automobile Dealers Association, sales of new vehicles larger than 660 CC slipped by 2.9% to 2,795,818 units. The Japan Light Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Association reported that sales of mini-vehicles fell by 3.8% to 1,652,522 units in the same year.
  • As per the International Trade Administration, in 2021, the local production of medical devices in South Korea was valued at USD 11,257 million. The exports of medical devices stood at USD 8,629 million, while the imports from the United States stood at USD 5,353 million.
  • The growth in the Malaysian aerospace industry is gaining momentum with the implementation of the National Aerospace Industry Blueprint 2030. The industry is already growing at an average of 5% over the past decade. Airbus, which expects Malaysia to remain its focal point in its supply chain, is looking to increase the value of its supply, source, and MRO operations here to USD 550 million a year by 2023, driven by robust demand for aircraft in the region. This overwhelming scenario in the aerospace industry is projected to aid the low-friction coatings market to exercise very healthy growth rates over the forecast period.
Flame Retardant Chemicals Market - Growth Rate by Region, 2022-2027

Flame Retardant Chemicals Industry Overview

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.

Flame Retardant Chemicals Market Leaders

  1. ICL Group


  3. Albemarle Corporation

  4. BASF SE

  5. Jiangsu Yoke Technology Co. Ltd

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Flame Retardant Chemicals Market Concentration
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Flame Retardant Chemicals Market News

  • In September 2022, LANXESS launched new phosphorous-based flame retardants which have unique properties such as thermal and mechanical stability and are compatible with engineering plastics.
  • In July 2022, BASF SE partnered with THOR GmBH, a fire-fighting product-based company. This strategic move will strengthen the product portfolio of non-halogenated flame retardant additives.
  • In April 2022, BASF launched a new flame retardant product range for the electronic industry. These are polyphthalamides that have unique properties of corrosion resistance.

Flame Retardant Chemicals Market Report - 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

    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. Australia and 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 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

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Flame Retardant Chemicals Industry Segmentation

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
Australia and 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
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Flame Retardant Chemicals Market Research FAQs

The Flame Retardant Chemicals Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 4% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

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

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Flame Retardant Chemicals Market.

The report covers the Flame Retardant Chemicals Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Flame Retardant Chemicals Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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Flame Retardants Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)