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Flame Retardants in Plastics, Composites and Ceramics Worldwide 2010-2015
Market, Application, Technology Trends, Competition and Strategies
Flame retardants, fire retardants, halogen free flame retardants, fire barriers, flame barriers

1) Initial Position

Flame retardant and flame resistant materials, halogen and non-halogen materials show a strong increase within the last years. With new materials, the market growth is expected by more than 6%per year, in some segments more than 10% per year and expected to reach more than 6 bn US$ worldwide by 2015.

Environmental friendly materials with stringent law and regulations worldwide is one key for the development but more important are the miniaturisation, new applications, new methods and technologies. Recent advances in the use of new material increase the applications and performance.

Plastic applications count for more than 50 percent of the quantity produced but fire protection applications like building materials and insulation, cables and wood products count for more than 60 percent of the profit potentials. Nanotechnology improve coatings, enables synergism with other materials and converge with processes and chemical technologies already today. The result is a better retarding of flame spread and smoke development. New chemicals are developed to improve the flame retardancy and one of the most promising technologies and substances are nanocomposites ( polymer - clay nanocomposites ) which can substantially improve perfomance. Other important technology trends include intumescent systems, inherently flame retardant polymers and so on.

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This worldwide study is analysing and describing the markets and technologies by the state and development to 2015 in value (turnover), quantity (tons), and the development to 2015. Please see table of contents for more details or contact us.

2) Table of  contents:

Executive Summary

Chapter 1. Introduction
1.1 Goals of the Study
1.2 Methodology
1.3 Qualification of the author and publisher

Chapter 2. Market Overview: Flame Retardants Worldwide 2006-2010-2015
(Technologies, Value per year, Quantity per year, and development)

2.1 Fire protection market 
2.2 Flame retardants market
2.3 Halogen-free Fire Retardants Market
2.4. Substitution of Halogenated Flame Retardants
2.5. Advanced Flame retardants in plastics, composites and ceramics

Chapter 3. Market of Flame Retardants Worldwide by Compounds
(Technologies, Value per year, Quantity per year, and development)

3.1. Inorganic
3.1.1. Metal Hydroxides Magnesium Hydroxide Aluminium trihydroxide Zinc hydroxystannate Zinc stannate
3.1.2. Ammonium compounds
3.1.2. Antimony Compounds
3.1.3. Boron Compounds
3.1.4. Other metal compounds
3.1.5. Phosphorous compounds
3.1.6. Other inorganic flame retardants

3.2. Halogenated Organic
3.2.1. Brominated
3.2.2. Chlorinated

3.3. Organophosporous  (Halogenated)
3.3.1. Phosphate Esters
3.3.2. Others

3.4. Nitrogen based
3.4.1. Polyurethanes
3.4.2. Polyamides
3.4.3. Melamine and its salts
3.4.4. Guanidine compounds
3.4.5. Others

3.5. Composites

3.6. Ceramics

3.7 Nanotechnology Flame Retardants

Chapter 4. Market of Halogen-free Flame Retardants Worldwide by Compounds
(Technologies, Value per year, Quantity per year, and development)

4.1 Inorganic Halogen-free Flame Retardants
4.1.1 Metal Hydrates Alumina Trihydrate Magnesium Hydroxide
4.1.2 Boron compounds
4.1.3 Phosphorus compounds
4.1.4 Silicone compounds and others

4.2 Organic Flame Retardants
4.2.1 Organophosphorus compounds Phosphate Esters phosphate Tricresyl phosphate Trialkyl phosphate Triaryl phosphate Others Resorcinol bis(diphenyl phosphate) Other aryl phosphates Phosphonic acid (dimethyl ester) Phosphonates others
4.2.2 Nitrogen-based flame retardants Melamine compounds Others

Chapter 5. Market of Halogen-free Flame Retardants Worldwide by Application
(Technologies, Value per year, Quantity per year, and development)

5.1 Plastics
5.1.1 Polyolefins Polyethylene EVA Polypropylene
5.1.3 Polyesters
5.1.4 Epoxies
5.1.5 PVC
5.1.6 Polyamides
5.1.7 Polyurethane
5.1.8 PC (Polycarbonate) and blends
5.1.9 ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)
5.1.10 Modified PPO (m-PPO)
5.1.11 Thermosets
5.1.12 Other Styrene polymers

5.2 Composites
5.3 Ceramics
5.4 Textile
4.3 Coatings

Chapter 6. Market of Flame Retardants Worldwide by Branch
(Technologies, Value per year, Quantity per year, and development)

6.1 Electronic and Electric Equipment (EEE)
6.1.1 Printed Circuit Boards Epoxy laminates Phenolic laminates
6.1.2  Electronic Component Encapsulates Epoxy based Polyphenylene sulphide
6.1.3 Housing of Electronic and Electric Appliances
6.1.4 Switches and Sockets
6.2 Wiring
6.2.1 Wires and Cables
6.2.2  Wires for Electronics
6.2.3 Wall Sockets and Mounting Boxes
6.2.4 Relays, Contactors, Starters
6.3 Buildings
6.3.1 Expanded Polystyrene and Extruded Polystyrene Foam
6.3.2 Rigid Polyurethanes
6.3.3 Foils
6.4 Textiles
6.4.1  Furniture
6.4.2  Carpets
6.4.3 Clothing
6.5 Transportation
6.5.1 Cars, trucks and busses
6.5.2 Trains
6.5.3 Aircraft
6.5.4 Ships
6.6 Others
6.6.1 Lighting
6.6.2 Flame retardant sprays
6.6.3 Packaging
6.6.4 Film and video tape

Chapter 7. Market of Halogen-Free Flame Retardants Worldwide by Branch
(Technologies, Value per year, Quantity per year, and development)

7.1 Electronic and Electric Equipment (EEE)
7.1.1 Printed Circuit Boards Epoxy laminates Phenolic laminates
7.1.2  Electronic Component Encapsulates Epoxy based Polyphenylene sulphide
7.1.3 Housing of Electronic and Electric Appliances
7.1.4 Switches and Sockets
7.2 Wiring
7.2.1 Wires and Cables
7.2.2  Wires for Electronics
7.2.3 Wall Sockets and Mounting Boxes
7.2.4 Relays, Contactors, Starters
7.3 Buildings
7.3.1 Expanded Polystyrene and Extruded Polystyrene Foam
7.3.2 Rigid Polyurethanes
7.3.3 Foils
7.4 Textiles
7.4.1  Furniture
7.4.2  Carpets
7.4.3 Clothing
7.5 Transportation
7.5.1 Cars, trucks and busses
7.5.2 Trains
7.5.3 Aircraft
7.5.4 Ships
7.6 Others
7.6.1 Lighting
7.6.2 Flame retardant sprays
7.6.3 Packaging
7.6.4 Film and video tape

Chapter 8. Market of Flame Retardants Worldwide by Region
(Technologies, Value per year, Quantity per year, and development)

8.1 Worldwide Market
8.2 Asia-Pacific Market
8.2.1 Japan
8.2.2 China
8.2.3 India
8.2.4 others
8.3 North America
8.3.1 USA
8.3.2 Canada
8.3.3 others
8.4 Western Europe
8.4.1 Germany
8.4.2 United Kingdom
8.4.3 France
8.4.4 Scandinavia
8.5.4 others
8.5 Eastern Europe
8.5.1 Russia
8.5.2 others

Chapter 9. Market of Halogen Free Flame Retardants Worldwide by Region
(Technologies, Value per year, Quantity per year, and development)

9.1 Worldwide Market
9.2 Asia-Pacific Market
9.2.1 Japan
9.2.2 China
9.2.3 India
9.2.4 others
9.3 North America
9.3.1 USA
9.3.2 Canada
9.3.3 others
9.4 Western Europe
9.4.1 Germany
9.4.2 United Kingdom
9.4.3 France
9.4.4 Scandinavia
9.5.4 others
9.5 Eastern Europe
9.5.1 Russia
9.5.2 others

Chapter 10 Technology development

10.1 Nanotechnology
10.1.1 Enhancing fire resistance and thermal insulation
10.1.2 Tailored materials and Smart materials
10.1.3 Improvement of physical properties
10.1.4 Enhancing coating performance
10.1.5. Nanocomposites as flame retardants
10.2 Environmental Technology
10.2.1 Reduction of raw material consumption
10.2.2 Recycling
10.2.3 Zero emission
10.3 Intumescent systems
10.4  Inherently Flame Retardant Polymers

Chapter 11 Laws, Codes and Standards
11.1 Fire Safety Tests and Standards
11.2 Electrical and Electronic Equipment
11.3 Building Materials
11.4 Transportation
11.4.1 Motor Vehicles
11.4.2 Railways
11.4.3 Aircrafts
11.5 Regulations concerning the halogenated FRs

Chapter 12 Market Competition
12.1 Market Drivers
12.1.1 Producer Initiative
12.1.2 End-use Manufacturer
12.1.3 Consumer
12.2 Market Situation

Chapter 13 Company Profiles
13.1 Leading Competitors
13.2 Company Profiles (more than 250 companies segmented into countries)

Appendix I, List of Abbreviation
Appendix II Notes



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