Profiles of Key Producers of Flame Retardants Industry Edition (3)
After rapid development in the recent 10 years, China now can produce most kinds of common flame retardants. There are more than 300 producers in China.
The 21 companies are key players in China's flame retardants industry, representing the top level of China's flame retardants production and marketing.
The report has analyzed the 21 companies from many aspects in detail, which includes:
- Company basic information
- Company backgound
- production situation and marketing.
China's flame retardant industry has witnessed rapid development for more than 10 years with large-scale production. In China there are more than 300 flame retardant producers and almost all kinds of flame retardants can be produced.
Each type of flame retardant has different production and consumption situations, as well as different future prospects with various influencing factors, notably policy, technology and cost performance, etc.
Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are still the major type of flame retardants in China, although their application has been questioned for safety dispute and the EU has banned some types of products. At present, BFRs are still irreplaceable in some areas. Nevertheless, both of their growth rate and market share has been reducing in the past few years. With the growing concern of environmental protection, domestic producers are positively studying on developing cleaner products such as BPS and DBDPE.
The development of phosphate flame retardants (PFRs) in China is superiorly outstanding in the past five years. Except for consumption volume, the capacity and output of PFRs have exceeded those of BFRs in China. Comparatively, PFRs are more environmentally friendly than BFRs. Even though the present PFRs products are of halogen, the non-halogen PFRs are replacing them gradually. Moreover, the technology in PFRs develops greatly.
Antimony trioxide (ATO), the most effective synergistic agent of BRFs, has enlarged its capacity to a great extent in the past five years, although its domestic market share has not changed much. Since China's ATO market depends greatly on export, the output of ATO decreased sharply in 2011 due to its high price and European debt crisis. What's more, it is facing a challenge from substitutes such as zinc borate.
Zinc borate (ZB), a substitute of ATO, is environmentally friendly and will gain strong growth momentum in the near future. While at present, it can not replace ATO completely, due to its relatively narrow applications compared with ATO, and it would lower product performance to a certain degree as well.
Aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide (ATH&MH), which are widely and largely applied in overseas downstream industries, begin to grab more market share in China's flame retardant market. Due to the environmental friendliness of ATH&MH, the future prospect of ATH&MH is considered to be fairly bright.
For other flame retardants, both the production and consumption are quite immature with quite narrow application fields. They are considered to develop relatively slowly.
CCM has carried out this unique study called profiles of key producers of flame retardants Industry. The 21 selected companies are key players in China's flame retardants industry, representing the top level of China's flame retardants production and marketing. All these producers have strong integral competitiveness in China's flame retardants industry, with distinguished competence in specific products/areas.
In this report, CCM probes into these flame retardants manufacturers from many aspects including basic information, company background, production situation and marketing.