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Flame Retardants

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary7
North America7
Central and South America8
Europe, Middle East, and Africa8
Other Asia9
Overview of the flame retardants industry20
North America20
Industry structure20
Operating characteristics25
Research and development26
Cost structure and profitability28
Government regulations29
Critical factors for success31
Central and South America32
Western Europe33
Industry structure33
Associations and interest groups35
Corporate activities37
Operating characteristics40
Research and development41
Cost structure and profitability43
Government regulations44
Trends and opportunities46
Critical factors for success48
Central and Eastern Europe49
Middle East and Africa50
Industry structure50
Operating characteristics53
Research and development54
Cost structure and profitability56
Government regulations57
Critical factors for success58
Industry structure58
Operating characteristics59
Government regulations59
Other Asia60
Flame retardant products and markets62
Products and functions62
Chemical types62
Product selection and substitution67
Flame-retarded materials68
Challenged flame retardants70
North America72
Brominated compounds73
Consumption and markets74
Additive flame retardants75
Reactive flame retardants77
Market participants78
Organophosphorus compounds79
Consumption and markets79
Market participants83
Chlorinated compounds84
Consumption and markets84
Market participants85
Aluminum trihydroxide86
Consumption and markets86
Market participants87
Antimony oxides90
Consumption and markets90
Market participants90
Consumption and markets91
Boron compounds91
Magnesium hydroxide and huntite/hydromagnesite92
Melamine and derivatives92
Molybdenum compounds93
Intumescent phosphates93
Red phosphorus93
Market participants94
Future trends and strategic issues96
Central and South America97
Market participants99
Western Europe99
Summary 100
Producing companies 101
Brominated compounds 108
Consumption and markets 108
Brominated polymers 109
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) 109
Market participants 110
Organophosphorus compounds 110
Consumption and markets 110
Market participants 111
Chlorinated compounds 112
Consumption and markets 112
Market participants 112
Aluminum trihydroxide 113
Consumption and markets 113
Market participants 114
Antimony trioxide 114
Consumption and markets 114
Market participants 115
Other 115
Consumption and markets 116
Magnesium hydroxide 116
Melamine and derivatives 117
Ammonium polyphosphate 117
Huntite/hydromagnesite 117
Zinc borates and stannates 117
Red phosphorus 118
Guanidine/dicyandiamide 118
Nanoclays 118
Market participants 119
Ammonium polyphosphate 119
Guanidine/dicyandiamide 119
Magnesium hydroxide and huntite/ydromagnesite 119
Melamine (including melamine salts) 119
Nanoclays 119
Red phosphorus 120
Zinc borate, sulfide, and stannate 120
Prices 120
Future trends and strategic issues 121
Central and Eastern Europe 121
Consumption, markets, and trends 121
Market participants 123
Middle East and Africa 124
Consumption, markets, and trends 124
Market participants 126
Japan 128
Summary 128
Brominated compounds 130
Consumption and markets 130
Market participants 133
Prices 134
Organophosphorus compounds 135
Consumption and markets 135
Nonhalogenated compounds 136
Halogenated compounds 137
Market participants 137
Prices 138
Chlorinated compounds 139
Consumption and markets 139
Market participants 140
Prices 140
Aluminum trihydroxide 140
Consumption and markets 140
Market participants 141
Prices 142
Antimony oxides 142
Consumption and markets 142
Market participants 143
Prices 144
Other 144
Consumption and markets 144
Guanidine salts 144
Magnesium hydroxide 145
Miscellaneous 145
Market participants 145
Prices 146
Future trends and strategic issues 146
China 147
Summary 147
Brominated compounds 148
Consumption and markets 148
Market participants 149
Prices 150
Organophosphorus compounds 151
Consumption and markets 151
Market participants 151
Prices 152
Chlorinated compounds 152
Consumption and markets 152
Market participants 153
Prices 153
Aluminum trihydroxide 153
Consumption and markets 154
Market participants 154
Prices 155
Antimony trioxide 155
Consumption and markets 155
Market participants 155
Prices 156
Other 156
Future trends and strategic issues 156
Other Asia 157
Summary 157
Market participants 158
ASEAN countries 159
India 160
South Korea and Taiwan 160
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