The global market for flame-retardant chemicals was worth $4.1 billion in 2008 and a projected $4.3 billion in 2009. It should reach $6.1 billion by 2014, for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.0%.

The global flame retardant chemicals industry used 3.2 billion pounds of materials in 2008. This is expected to increase to 3.4 billion pounds in 2009, and 4.3 billion pounds in 2014, for a CAGR of 5.0%.

Studies have shown that a burning room containing flame retardant products releases 75% less heat and 33% fewer toxic gases than a room that lacks the products.

Flame Retardants to 2013 - Market Research, Market Share, Market Size, Sales, Demand Forecast, Market Leaders, Company Profiles, Industry Trends

US flame retardant demand will reverse declines and grow 2.7 percent annually through 2013. Alumina trihydrate will remain the most widely used type, while the best growth is expected for phosphorus-based products. Construction will continue as the largest end use, while the wire and cable and motor vehicle markets grow the fastest.

This study analyzes the 830 million pound US flame retardant industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by material, market (e.g., construction products, electrical and electronic products, wire and cable, motor vehicles, textiles) and product (e.g., alumina trihydrate, phosphorus compounds, brominated compounds, antimony trioxide, boron compounds).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 31 industry players, including Israel Chemicals, Chemtura and Albermarle.