Phosphate Esters Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The market is segmented by Type (Triaryl Phosphate Esters, Trialkyl Phosphate Esters, and Alkyl Aryl Phosphate Ester), Base Material (Alcohol Based, Ethoxylated Alcohol Based, and Ethoxylated Phenol Based), Application (Fire Retardants, Lubricants, Pesticides, Surfactants, Oil Field Chemical, and Others), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Phosphate Esters Market Size

Phosphate Esters Market Overview
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: > 6 %

Major Players

Phosphate Esters Market Key Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Phosphate Esters Market Analysis

The phosphate esters market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period. Major factor driving the market studied is growing demand of phosphate esters as fire retardants. On the flip side, government restrictions on usage of phosphate esters in food and unfavorable conditions arising due to the COVID-19 outbreak are hindering the growth of the market.

  • Growing demand of phosphate esters as agrochemical additives is forecasted to offer various opportunities for the growth of the market over the forecast period.
  • Phosphate esters from fire retardant application is expected to dominate the market studied over the forecast period.
  • Asia-Pacific region represents the largest market and is also expected to be the fastest-growing market over the forecast period owing to the increasing consumption from countries such as China, India, and Japan.

Phosphate Esters Industry Segmentation

The phosphate esters market report includes:

Triaryl Phosphate Esters
Trialkyl Phosphate Esters
Alkyl Aryl Phosphate Ester
Base Material
Alcohol Based
Ethoxylated Alcohol Based
Ethoxylated Phenol Based
Fire Retardants
Oil Field Chemical
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Phosphate Esters Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Phosphate Esters Market according to our research experts:

Growing Demand of Phosphate esters as Fire Retardants

  • Phosphate esters are natural esters that, when utilized with carefully chosen added substances, give a gathering of manufactured liquids that can be utilized where fire resistance is required.
  • Phosphate esters are the most fire resistant of the non-aqueous synthetic basestocks in common use. Their high ignition temperatures, excellent oxidation stability and very low vapor pressures make them difficult to burn.
  • Phosphate esters are added to consumer and industrial products in order to reduce flammability and used in plasticizers, hydraulic fluids, solvents, extraction agents, antifoam agents, and coatings for electronics.
  • Additionally phosphate esters can be used in spray dried, powder blended and liquid laundry detergents as low foaming detergent/hydrotropes
  • Various fire standards around the world increases demand for flame retardants. In Europe, all materials for building and construction have to meet the fire requirements according to EN 13501.
  • Hence, owing to the above-mentioned factors, the application of phosphate esters from fire retardants application is likely to dominate during the forecast period.
Phosphate Esters Market Share

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market for phosphate esters during the forecast period. The rising demand of phosphate esters from Fire Retardants and growing application as surfactants in developing countries like China, Japan and India is expected to drive the demand for phosphate esters in this region.
  • The largest producers of phosphate esters are located in Asia-Pacific region. Some of the leading companies in the production of phosphate esters are LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Solvay, Eastman Chemical Company, and Dow among others.
  • According to China statistical yearbooks, the construction industry has contributed considerably to China’s economic development and the urbanization process and the gross output of the construction industry in China has increased from USD $0.21765 trillion to USD $2.902 trillion dollars which in turn boosts the demand for phosphate esters as flame retardants.
  • Increasing demand of surfactants in countries like India and China with rising population and GDP boosts the demand of phosphate ester from surfactants.
  • Owing to the above-mentioned factors, the market for phosphate esters in the Asia-Pacific region is projected to grow significantly during the study period.
Phosphate Esters Market Overview

Phosphate Esters Industry Overview

The global phosphate esters market is partially fragmented in nature with only few major players dominating the market. Some of the major companies are LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Solvay, Eastman Chemical Company, and Dow among others.

Phosphate Esters Market Leaders

  1. LANXESS Deutschland GmbH

  2. Exxon Mobil Corporation

  3. Solvay

  4. Eastman Chemical Company

  5. Dow

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Solvay, Eastman Chemical Company, and Dow

Phosphate Esters 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 Growing Demand of Phosphate Esters as Fire Retardants

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Government Restrictions on Usage of Phosphate Esters in Food

      2. 4.2.2 Impact of COVID - 19

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Triaryl Phosphate Esters

      2. 5.1.2 Trialkyl Phosphate Esters

      3. 5.1.3 Alkyl Aryl Phosphate Ester

    2. 5.2 Base Material

      1. 5.2.1 Alcohol Based

      2. 5.2.2 Ethoxylated Alcohol Based

      3. 5.2.3 Ethoxylated Phenol Based

    3. 5.3 Application

      1. 5.3.1 Fire Retardants

      2. 5.3.2 Lubricants

      3. 5.3.3 Pesticides

      4. 5.3.4 Surfactants

      5. 5.3.5 Oil Field Chemical

      6. 5.3.6 Others

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and 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 Ashland

      2. 6.4.2 CASTROL LIMITED

      3. 6.4.3 Chempri B.V.

      4. 6.4.4 Croda International Plc

      5. 6.4.5 Dow

      6. 6.4.6 Eastman Chemical Company

      7. 6.4.7 Ethox Chemicals, LLC

      8. 6.4.8 Exxon Mobil Corporation

      9. 6.4.9 Kao Corporation

      10. 6.4.10 Lakeland Laboratories Limited

      11. 6.4.11 LANXESS Deutschland GmbH

      12. 6.4.12 Solvay

      13. 6.4.13 Stepan Company

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing Demand of Phosphate Esters as Agrochemical Additives

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability
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Phosphate Esters Market Research FAQs

The Phosphate Esters Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Phosphate Esters Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Solvay, Eastman Chemical Company, Dow are the major companies operating in Phosphate Esters Market.

Phosphate Esters Industry Report

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