The flame retardant industry is growing with the demand, and the development of flame retardants is also rapidly accelerating. What is the trend of the flame retardant in the future? Today, the manufacturers of halogen-free flame retardants will give you a brief introduction, so please pay attention. These details.
The flame retardant industry is increasingly becoming a global industry. On the one hand, many flame retardant companies are participating in world-wide trade. The competition in the industry is not limited to the competition of enterprises in a certain country or region, but is a competition among global market participants; on the other hand, The flame-retardant regulations that appear in a country or region often have an impact on global industry rules.
It is understood that export-oriented product manufacturers, in order to enable their products to be sold to as many countries and regions as possible, generally tend to adopt the most stringent national flame-retardant standard formulations, thus stimulating global flame retardant products. The development of the entire industry chain.
According to the investigation report of the flame retardant industry survey, China has begun research on the synthesis and application of ammonium polyphosphate since the 1980s. In recent years, the development has been particularly rapid. In 2003, the domestic use of ammonium polyphosphate reached 0.8 million tons, and in 2012 it reached 2.6. Ten thousand tons, showing a sustained growth trend.
It is reported that in 2012, China's flame retardant consumption was about 474,000 tons, of which the largest proportion of phosphorus flame retardant, the total amount of about 179,000 tons, compared with 90,000 tons of consumption in 2008, an increase of 16.4%. There are many reasons for the rapid growth of the phosphorus-containing flame retardant market. We believe that the most important reason is the increase in the price of its main competitors' brominated flame retardants, followed by the downstream market, and the third is the impact of policies and regulations.
First, the increase in the price of brominated flame retardants led to the rapid growth of phosphorus-containing flame retardants. The global brominated flame retardant giants are concentrated on Albemarle, Copolya and ICL. Since 2010, the three major companies have continuously raised the prices of their own flame retardants and bromine-related products. As the price of brominated flame retardants continues to rise, it will inevitably stimulate the consumption of phosphorus-containing flame retardants and boost the growth of the market for phosphorus-containing flame retardants.
Second, the rapid development of the downstream industry has led to the growth in the consumption of phosphorus-containing flame retardants. Phosphorus-containing halogenated phosphates and halogen-free phosphates in China account for 74% of phosphorus-containing flame retardant consumption. They are mainly used for building insulation materials, fire retardant coatings, adhesives and copper clad laminates, composite materials, etc. In the rapidly developing field, halogen-free phosphate esters are used in large amounts in PC/abs alloys; ammonium polyphosphates are mainly used in fire retardant coatings and general plastics (9405, 5.00, 0.05%); hypophosphites are mainly used in polyamides in engineering plastics. , polyester and other engineering plastics; red phosphorus flame retardant is mainly used for engineering plastics and general plastic flame retardant; phosphorus heterophenanthrene flame retardant is mainly used for copper clad laminates.
All in all, no matter how the Chinese flame retardant industry develops, it still needs to rely on market development. Moreover, with the strengthening of the national fire-retardant technical requirements, in the future development, the phosphorus-based flame retardants will continue to play a role of steady development with their price advantage.