Reportlinker Adds World Flame Retardants Industry

Dec 29, 2010, 10:00 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

World Flame Retardants Industry

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Global demand to rise 6.1% annually through 2014

World demand for flame retardant additives is forecast to rise 6.1 percent per year to 2.2 million metric tons in 2014. Gains will represent a substantial acceleration over the 2004-2009 period, in which demand was severely impacted by the effects of a global economic slowdown, especially in the mature markets of the US, Western Europe and Japan. In addition to an improved economic outlook, flame retardant demand through 2014 will also benefit from trends toward more stringent safety and flammability standards -- particularly in the developing world -- and the rising use of plastic products over less flammable materials. The Asia/Pacific region will continue to be the largest and fastest-growing market for flame retardants through 2014, accounting for nearly half of world demand. Advances will be fueled by nearly ten percent annual growth in the large Chinese market, strong increases in major electronics-producing countries such as Taiwan and South Korea, and a solid turnaround in Japanese demand. Gains in North America and Western Europe will rise at a more subdued pace, although each -- like Japan -- will exhibit a strong rebound from recent declines in demand.

Environmental, health issues causing shift in product mix

Concerns over the possibly damaging environmental and health effects of halogenated flame retardants have begun to cause a considerable shift in the product mix. Brominated flame retardants have come under increased scrutiny, and a combination of government regulations and image-conscious product manufacturers have led suppliers of the widely used chemical decaBDE to begin phasing out its production. Additionally, although environmentally unfavorable chlorinated flame retardants continue to enjoy high levels of demand in less developed parts of the world, countries such as China are rapidly moving away from these chemicals, spurring robust growth in demand for other flame retardants, including phosphorus and alumina trihydrate.

Alumina trihydrate to remain leading product

Alumina trihydrate was the leading flame retardant product by volume in 2009, and is also expected to see above-average gains in demand through 2014, driven by trends toward nonhalogenated chemicals. Even more rapid advances, however, are forecast for phosphorus compounds and other flame retardants such as magnesium hydroxide, which feature favorable environmental and health profiles. Although brominated flame retardants are being phased out of a number of applications, demand for these products will remain healthy going forward, supported by their superior performance and by new, more environmentally friendly formulations.

Motor vehicles to be fastest growing market

Construction products were the leading market for flame retardants in 2009, accounting for one-quarter of total demand. However, faster gains are expected for electrical and electronic applications, fueled by rising production of electronic products and increasing flammability standards in Western Europe and the developing world. Motor vehicle markets for flame retardants will exhibit the most rapid advances in demand, as the use of plastic components rises and vehicle production in the US, Western Europe and Japan rebounds from an extremely low 2009 base.

Study coverage

This new industry study presents historical demand data (1999, 2004, 2009) plus forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by product, market, world region and for 18 major countries. The study also considers key market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 38 industry competitors.

INTRODUCTION xi

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4

Global Economic Overview 5

Recent Historical Trends 5

World Economic Outlook 7

World Demographic Outlook 11

Building Construction Outlook 13

World Manufacturing Overview 16

World Electronics Outlook 18

World Motor Vehicle Production Outlook 20

World Wire & Cable Production 23

World Plastics Production Outlook 26

Regulatory Factors 28

Environmental & Health Issues 29

European Union 31

United States 32

Other Regions 33

Building, Fire & Electrical Codes 34

Recycling & Disposal Issues 37

III. OVERVIEW 39

General 39

Demand by Region 40

Demand by Product 44

Alumina Trihydrate 48

Brominated Compounds 51

Phosphorus Compounds 55

Chlorinated Compounds 59

Antimony Compounds 61

Boron Compounds 63

Other Products 65

Demand by Market 68

Construction 71

Electrical & Electronics 74

Wire & Cable 77

Motor Vehicles 79

Textiles 81

Other Markets 84

Production & Trade 85

IV. NORTH AMERICA 88

Overview 88

Flame Retardant Demand 89

United States 92

Canada 99

Mexico 104

V. WESTERN EUROPE 110

Overview 110

Flame Retardant Demand 112

Germany 114

France 120

Italy 125

Spain 131

United Kingdom 136

Netherlands 141

Belgium 145

Other Western Europe 150

VI. ASIA/PACIFIC 155

Overview 155

Flame Retardant Demand 157

China 160

Japan 168

South Korea 175

Taiwan 181

India 187

Thailand 192

Other Asia/Pacific 196

VII. OTHER REGIONS 202

Central & South America 202

Overview 202

Flame Retardant Demand 204

Brazil 205

Other Central & South America 210

Eastern Europe 216

Overview 216

Flame Retardant Demand 217

Russia 219

Other Eastern Europe 224

Africa/Mideast 229

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 235

General 235

Market Share 237

Industry Restructuring 240

Competitive Strategies 242

Product Differentiation & Market Segmentation 243

Research & Development 243

Cooperative Agreements 244

Marketing & Distribution 247

Company Profiles 249

Akzo Nobel NV 250

Albemarle Corporation 252

Almatis GmbH 255

BASF SE 258

Borealis GmbH 260

Budenheim Iberica SLSC, see Oetker (Dr. August)

Campine NV 262

Chemtura Corporation 263

China Minmetals Nonferrous Metals Company Limited 266

Ciba Specialty Chemicals Holding, see BASF

Clariant International Limited 268

Cytec Industries Incorporated 270

Daihachi Chemical Industry Company 271

Dead Sea Bromine, see Israel Chemicals

Dover Chemical, see ICC Industries

Eti Mine Works General Management 273

GLCC-Laurel, see Chemtura

Glencore International AG 274

Hsikwangshan Twinkling Star Company Limited 275

Huber (JM) Corporation 277

ICC Industries Incorporated 279

Israel Chemicals Limited 281

Italmatch Chemicals SpA 284

LANXESS AG 286

MAGNIFIN Magnesiaprodukte, see Albemarle

Manac Incorporated 288

Martin Marietta Materials Incorporated 289

Martinswerk, see Albemarle

Nabaltec AG 290

Nashtec, see Glencore International and Nabaltec

Nihon Seiko Company Limited 292

Niknam Chemicals Private Limited 293

Nippon Carbide Industries Company Incorporated 295

Occidental Petroleum Corporation 296

Oetker (Dr. August) KG 298

OxyChem, see Occidental Petroleum

Rinkagaku Kogyo, see Tosoh

Rio Tinto Group 300

Sanwa Chemical, see Nippon Carbide Industries

SCR-Sibelco NV 303

Shandong Brother Science & Technology Company Limited 305

Shandong Haiwang Chemical Company Limited 306

Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Company Limited 307

Sherwin Alumina, see Glencore International

Showa Denko KK 308

Solaris ChemTech Limited 309

Suzuhiro Chemical Company Limited 310

Tina Organics Private Limited 312

Tosoh Corporation 313

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 11

2 World Population 13

3 World Building Construction Expenditures 16

4 World Manufacturing Value Added 18

5 World Electronic Product Shipments 20

6 World Motor Vehicle Production 23

7 World Plastic Resin Production 28

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

1 World Flame Retardant Demand by Region 43

2 World Flame Retardant Demand by Product 46

3 World Alumina Trihydrate Flame Retardant Demand 51

4 World Brominated Flame Retardant Demand 55

5 World Phosphorus Flame Retardant Demand 58

6 World Chlorinated Flame Retardant Demand 60

7 World Antimony Flame Retardant Demand 63

8 World Boron Flame Retardant Demand 65

9 World Other Flame Retardant Demand 68

10 World Flame Retardant Demand by Market 70

11 World Construction Market for Flame Retardants 74

12 World Electrical & Electronic Markets for Flame Retardants 77

13 World Wire & Cable Market for Flame Retardants 79

14 World Motor Vehicle Market for Flame Retardants 81

15 World Textiles Market for Flame Retardants 83

16 Other World Markets for Flame Retardants 85

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

1 North America -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 89

2 North America -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product

& Market 91

3 United States -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 94

4 United States -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 96

5 United States -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 98

6 Canada -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 100

7 Canada -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 102

8 Canada -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 103

9 Mexico -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 106

10 Mexico -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 107

11 Mexico -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 109

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

1 Western Europe -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 111

2 Western Europe -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product

& Market 113

3 Germany -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 116

4 Germany -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 117

5 Germany -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 119

6 France -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 121

7 France -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 123

8 France -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 124

9 Italy -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 127

10 Italy -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 128

11 Italy -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 130

12 Spain -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 132

13 Spain -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 133

14 Spain -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 135

15 United Kingdom -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant

Demand 137

16 United Kingdom -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 139

17 United Kingdom -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 140

18 Netherlands -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 142

19 Netherlands -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 143

20 Netherlands -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 144

21 Belgium -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 146

22 Belgium -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 148

23 Belgium -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 149

24 Other Western Europe -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant

Demand 151

25 Other Western Europe -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 152

26 Other Western Europe -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 153

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

1 Asia/Pacific -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 157

2 Asia/Pacific -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product & Market 159

3 China -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 162

4 China -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 165

5 China -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 167

6 Japan -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 170

7 Japan -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 172

8 Japan -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 174

9 South Korea -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 177

10 South Korea -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 178

11 South Korea -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 180

12 Taiwan -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 182

13 Taiwan -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 184

14 Taiwan -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 186

15 India -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 188

16 India -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 190

17 India -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 191

18 Thailand -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 193

19 Thailand -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 195

20 Thailand -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 196

21 Other Asia/Pacific -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant

Demand 198

22 Other Asia/Pacific -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 199

23 Other Asia/Pacific -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 200

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

1 Central & South America -- Key Indicators for Flame

Retardant Demand 203

2 Central & South America -- Flame Retardant Demand

by Product & Market 205

3 Brazil -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 207

4 Brazil -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 208

5 Brazil -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 210

6 Other Central & South America -- Key Indicators for Flame

Retardant Demand 212

7 Other Central & South America -- Flame Retardant Demand

by Product 213

8 Other Central & South America -- Flame Retardant Demand

by Market 215

9 Eastern Europe -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 217

10 Eastern Europe -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product

& Market 218

11 Russia -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 220

12 Russia -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 222

13 Russia -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 223

14 Other Eastern Europe -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant

Demand 225

15 Other Eastern Europe -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 226

16 Other Eastern Europe -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 228

17 Africa/Mideast -- Key Indicators for Flame Retardant Demand 230

18 Africa/Mideast -- Flame Retardant Demand by Product 232

19 Africa/Mideast -- Flame Retardant Demand by Market 233

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 Flame Retardant Sales by Company, 2009 236

2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 241

3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 246

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 World Insulated Wire & Cable Production by Region, 2009 26

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

1 World Flame Retardant Demand by Region, 1999-2019 44

2 World Flame Retardant Demand by Product, 2009:

Volume Versus Value 47

3 World Flame Retardant Demand by Market, 2009 70

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

1 North America Flame Retardant Demand by Country, 2009 92

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

1 Western Europe Flame Retardant Demand by Country, 2009 114

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

1 Asia/Pacific Flame Retardant Demand by Country, 2009 160

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 World Flame Retardant Market Share by Company, 2009 237

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