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Development of flame retardants

Nov 11, 2019

For more than 60 years since the early 1950s, especially since the early 1980s, flame retardants (FR) and flame retardant polymers have played an important role in reducing the loss of life and property caused by fire. The role. At present, the total amount of FR in the world ranks second only to plasticizers among plastic additives.

In 2007, the total global consumption of flame retardants was about 1.7 million tons. In 2008, it was about 1.95 million tons. In 2010, it reached 2.3 million tons. It is expected to reach 2.62 million tons in 2014. It will maintain an annual average of about 3.5% in 2010-2014. Speed up.

In terms of sales, global flame retardant sales in 2005 were about $3.5 billion, about $4.1 billion in 2008, $5 billion in 2010, and $6.1 billion in 2014, and about 5.5% in 2010-2014. Average annual growth rate.