Non-Halogenated Flame Retardant Chemicals Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The market is segmented by Type (Inorganic, Phosphorus, Nitrogen, and Other Types), End-user (Electrical and Electronics, Buildings and Construction, Transportation, and Textiles and Furniture), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa)

Market Snapshot

Study Period:


Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

North America

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific


Greater Than 7 %

Major Players:

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Market Overview

The market for non-halogenated flame-retardant chemicals is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period. Major factors driving the market studied are the increasing consumer demand for electrical & electronic products across the world. The high raw material cost and non-suitability of hydroxides to high temperatures may hinder the market.

  • The rapid growth of infrastructure in the emerging economies is expected to grow during the forecast period.

  • Rising awareness for eco-friendly flame retardants is likely to act as an opportunity in the future.

  • North America dominated the market across the globe with the largest consumption.

Scope of the Report

The non-halogenated flame retardant chemicals market report includes:

By Type
Aluminum Hydroxide
Magnesium Hydroxide
Boron Compounds
Other Types
By End-User
Electrical and Electronics
Buildings and Construction
Textiles and Furniture
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
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

Increasing Demand from the Electrical and Electronics Industry

  • Flame retardant chemicals play a significant role in the electrical and electronics market. Electrical fires are one of the major sources of household and industrial fires around the world.

  • Flame retardant materials find use in electrical equipment, right from the smallest components of a computer to large electrical grids. Flame retardants increase resistance to both internal and external heat sources.

  • The growing use of electrical appliances, along with the introduction of better technology, is expected to create an increased demand for flame retardant chemicals in the electrical and electronics sectors.

  • According to ZEVI, in 2020, the global electrical and electronics industry is expected to reach around EUR 4.70 trillion. This, in turn is likely to increase the demand for flame retardant chemicals.

  • Since electric fire is a major cause of household fires in general, the fire safety standards are getting stricter, leading to an increased use of flame retardants in electrical appliances.

  • Halogen-free materials have also not been able to match the performance level of the halogenated ones; however more industries are switching to these due to strict regulations put forth by the respective governments.

  • Certain studies have led to the development of dopamine-based (non-halogenated) flame retardants, which have excellent bonding and are non-toxic.

  • These technological developments are expected to boost the non-halogenated flame retardant chemicals market.

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The North American Region is Expected to Dominate the Market

  • North America dominated the market. In countries such as Mexico, Untied States, Canada etc., the growing construction industry is expected to contribute to the demand for the non-halogenated flame retardant chemicals market.

  • In North America, EPA has taken measures under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to regulate the manufacture and processing of these chemicals, and has banned the usage of few halogenated flame retardants.

  • The risk assessments conducted by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and discussion on the usage of flame retardants by Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in accordance with flammability standards, increase the usage of non-halogenated flame retardants.

  • Many states in the United States have banned the usage of halogenated flame retardants; few others, though they continue to permit the usage, they are focus toward the replacement of these flame retardants.

  • Aforementioned factors are expected to increase the demand of non-halogenated flame retardant chemicals market.

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Competitive Landscape

The non-halogenated flame retardant chemicals market is a consolidated market, with the top five players accounting for a significant share of the market.  The major companies include Nabaltec AG, Huber Engineered Materials, BASF SE, ICL, and Daihachi Chemical Industry Co. Ltd, among others.

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 Environmental and Health Concerns Regarding Brominated and Other Flame Retardants

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Infrastructure Activities in Asia-Pacific

      3. 4.1.3 Rising Consumer Electrical and Electronic Goods Manufacturing

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 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 Raw Material Analysis

    6. 4.6 Regulatory Policy Analysis


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Inorganic

        1. Aluminum Hydroxide

        2. Magnesium Hydroxide

        3. Boron Compounds

      2. 5.1.2 Phosphorus

      3. 5.1.3 Nitrogen

      4. 5.1.4 Other Types

    2. 5.2 By End-User

      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

      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 Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Apexical Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.4.3 Clariant

      4. 6.4.4 Daihachi Chemical Industry Co. Ltd

      5. 6.4.5 DIC Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 DuPont de Nemours, Inc

      7. 6.4.7 DSM NV

      8. 6.4.8 Eti Maden

      9. 6.4.9 Huber Engineered Materials

      10. 6.4.10 ICL

      11. 6.4.11 Italmatch Chemicals SpA

      12. 6.4.12 Jangsu Yoke Technology Co. Ltd

      13. 6.4.13 Lanxess

      14. 6.4.14 MPI Chemie BV

      15. 6.4.15 Nippon Carbide Indestries Co. Inc. (Sanwa Chemical Industry Co. Ltd)

      16. 6.4.16 NYACOL Nano Technologies Inc.

      17. 6.4.17 Rin Kagaku Kogyo Co. Ltd

      18. 6.4.18 RTP Company

      19. 6.4.19 Shandong Brother Sci. &Tech. Co. Ltd

      20. 6.4.20 Sumitomo Corporation

      21. 6.4.21 Thor Industries

      22. 6.4.22 TOR Minerals

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing Legislation Banning of Halogenated Flame Retardants

    2. 7.2 Rising Awareness about Environment-friendly Flame Retardants

    3. 7.3 Active R&D in Non-halogenated Flame Retardants

** Subject to Availability

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