Monday, June 3, 2013

Flame Retardant Industry

Different from other sectors, the flame retardant industry is a policy-driven industry. So, the establishment of fire prevention rules and standards brings objective demand for the development of flame retardant industry. Out of environmental protection concerns, increasingly strict supervision on flame retardants fuels the demand. China has been a large producer and supplier of flame retardant in the world, with the output in 2011-2012 approximating 800,000-900,000 tons. Driven by the development of downstream industries such as electronics and automotive manufacturing as well as favorable fire-prevention and flame-retardant policies, China consumed around 750,000 tons of flame retardants in 2012. Considering such factors as domestic requirements on flame retarding and cost, chlorinated and brominated flame retardants are still taking a lion's share in Chinese flame retardant market, with the proportion as high as 50% or so.  Meanwhile, China fire retardant industry

Original Post China Flame Retardant Industry Report, 2012-2015

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