Rising Consumer Electrical & Electronic Goods Manufacturing
Flame retardant chemicals play a significant role in the electrical and electronics market. Electrical fires are one of the major sources of household and industrial fires around the world. The use of flame retardant chemicals can lead to a decrease in the same. Flame retardant materials find use in electrical equipment, right from the smallest components of a computer to large electrical grids. Flame retardant chemicals increase resistance to both internal and external heat sources. In Europe, Germany is the largest producer of electronics in the region and the market will expand during the forecasted period due to the growing demand for more innovative and technological advanced products in the industry. Furthermore, the country’s industrial electronics production accounts for around 50% of total European output. Production in the electrical and electronics industry, in the country increased by 4.7% in real industry output in 2017. Such positive growth is expected to drive the market for flame retardant chemicals in electrical and electronics sector through the forecast period.
Buildings & Construction to Dominate the Market
Flame retardant chemicals are commonly used in building materials to meet the important fire safety standards and codes. Flame retardant chemicals increase the threshold temperature of the material at which it catches fire, and reduce the rate of spreading of fire along with providing the critical escape time required escaping from the surroundings. Construction activities in all 19 EUROCONSTRUCT countries was expected to rise by 3.5% in volume terms in 2017, owing to growing demand in construction in these countries. Furthermore, the market is further expected to rise by around 6% through 2020. Hungary was estimated to register the maximum demand of more than 25%, followed by Ireland (+15%), Sweden (+10%), and Poland (+9%). In Germany, construction activity increased in 2017 compared to 2016, owing to increasing demand for residential accommodation. As per industry experts, the demand for new houses is estimated to be around 350,000 per year until 2020. Such positive factors are expected to drive the consumption of flame retardant chemicals in the construction industry through the forecast period.
Germany to Dominate the Market
In 2017, Germany held the highest market share, accounting for more than 30% of the market. Germany is one of the major countries in Europe, with ample construction activities being supported by the growing economy. The construction sector in Germany recorded a huge growth in the year 2016. The permits for new residential buildings issued in Germany increased by over 20% on the year in 2016 alone. The government issued permits for 380,000 residential buildings in 2016, which is a sharp increase from the 313.000 permit issued in the 2015. Apart from construction industry, Germany’s automotive industry is one of the major consumers of flame retardant chemicals. The automotive industry in Germany is the single largest industry, which accounted for around 20% of the total German Industrial Revenue in 2016. Germany leads the Europe’s automotive market with 41 assembly and engine production plants that contribute to one third of the total automobile production in Europe. Overall, the growing demand from end-user industries is expected to promote the growth of flame retardant chemicals market.
Major Players: BASF SE, Lanxess, Clariant, ICL, Italmatch Chemicals S.p.A., MPI Chemie B.V., Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., and AkzoNobel N.V., among others.
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1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Study Deliverables
1.3 Scope of the Report
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Regulatory Policy Analysis
3.4 Raw Material Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Rising Implementation of Stringent Fire Safety Standards and Legislation
4.1.2 Improving Living Standards in Eastern European Nations Driving Demand for Safer Products
4.1.3 Rising Consumer Electrical and Electronic Goods Manufacturing
4.1.4 Growing Infrastructure Actives in the Region
4.2.1 Environmental and Health Concerns Regarding Brominated and Other Flame Retardant Chemicals
4.2.2 Non-suitability of Hydroxides to High Temperature Applications
4.3.1 Rising Awareness on Environment-Friendly Flame Retardants
4.3.2 Active R&D into Non-Halogenated Flame Retardants
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Non-halogenated Flame Retardant Chemicals
18.104.22.168 Inorganic Compounds
22.214.171.124.1 Aluminum Hydroxide (ATH)
126.96.36.199.2 Magnesium Hydroxide
188.8.131.52.3 Boron Compounds
184.108.40.206.4 Antimony Oxides
5.1.2 Halogenated Flame Retardant Chemicals
220.127.116.11 Chlorinated Compounds
18.104.22.168 Brominated Compounds
5.2 By End-user Industry
5.2.1 Electrical & Electronics
5.2.2 Buildings & Construction
5.2.4 Textiles and Furniture
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.2 United Kingdom
6.6 Nordic Countries
6.7 Rest of Europe
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
7.2 Market Share Analysis**
7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, and Recent Developments)
8.1 Akzo Nobel N.V.
8.2 Albemarle Corporation
8.3 BASF SE
8.5 DIC CORPORATION
8.7 DSM N.V.
8.8 Huber Engineered Materials
8.10 Italmatch Chemicals S.p.A.
8.12 MPI Chemie B.V.
8.13 Nabaltec AG
8.14 NIPPON CARBIDE INDUSTRIES CO., INC.
8.15 RTP Company
8.16 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
8.17 Solaris Chemtech Limited
8.19 TOR Minerals
8.20 Tosoh Corporation
*List not exhaustive
**Subject to availability on public domain
- Akzo Nobel N.V.
- Albemarle Corporation
- BASF SE
- DIC CORPORATION
- DSM N.V.
- Huber Engineered Materials
- Italmatch Chemicals S.p.A.
- MPI Chemie B.V.
- Nabaltec AG
- NIPPON CARBIDE INDUSTRIES CO. Inc.
- RTP Company
- Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.
- Solaris Chemtech Limited
- TOR Minerals
- Tosoh Corporation