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Development of flame retardants



In the more than 60 years since the early 1950s, especially in the 30 years since the beginning of 1980s, flame retardants (FR) and flame-retardant polymers have played an important role in reducing the life and property losses caused by fire. At present, the total amount of FR in the world is ranked the second only after plasticizers in all kinds of plastic additives.

In 2007, the total consumption of global flame retardants was about 1 million 700 thousand tons, about 1 million 950 thousand tons in 2008, 2 million 300 thousand tons in 2010, and 2 million 620 thousand tons in 2014, and the annual growth rate will be about 3.5% over the next 2010-2014 years.

From the sales point of view, the sales of global flame retardants in 2005 amounted to about 3 billion 500 million US dollars, which was about 4 billion 100 million US dollars in 2008 and 5 billion US dollars in 2010, which is expected to reach 6 billion 100 million US dollars in 2014, and the 5.5% annual growth rate will be maintained in 2010-2014 years.

In recent years, the annual average growth rate of the production of flame retardants in China is estimated to be up to 15%-20%, which is far higher than the global 3%-4% level. In 2010, the domestic plastic products production was 58 million 303 thousand and 800 tons, according to the flame retardant plastics plastic products accounted for 20% and 10% of the proportion of the use of flame retardant flame retardant industry calculation, in 2010 the domestic potential market size in about 1 million 170 thousand tons, in 2011 the domestic flame retardant industry the potential market size of about 980 thousand tons.

China's fuel additives are different from the developed countries in terms of varieties and quantity. They have broad prospects for development. We should improve their development and innovation ability, and promote the development of flame retardant industry towards environmental protection, low toxicity, high efficiency and multi-function.

In the past 30 years, flame retardants (FR) and flame retardant polymer materials have played an important role in reducing the loss of life and property caused by fire. At present, the total amount of FR in the world is ranked the second only after plasticizers in all kinds of plastic additives. In 2007, the total consumption of global flame retardants was about 1 million 700 thousand tons, about 1 million 950 thousand tons in 2008, 2 million 300 thousand tons in 2010, and 2 million 620 thousand tons in 2014, and the annual growth rate will be about 3.5% over the next 2010-2014 years. From the sales point of view, the sales of global flame retardants in 2005 amounted to about 3 billion 500 million US dollars, which was about 4 billion 100 million US dollars in 2008 and 5 billion US dollars in 2010, which is expected to reach 6 billion 100 million US dollars in 2014, and the 5.5% annual growth rate will be maintained in 2010-2014 years.

Flame retardant industry regulations to promote industry, but also the global competitive industry, therefore, the relevant laws and regulations at home and abroad have been introduced and perfected gradually, affecting the entire flame retardant industry pattern, with resource advantage, scale economy advantage and development advantage of enterprises to provide development opportunities. China's "12th Five-Year plan" put the flame retardant material into the key development industry, and set up a strategic alliance of green flame retardant industry technology innovation, providing a policy platform for the development of flame retardant materials industry.

Flame retardant science and technology is a science that is developed to meet the needs of social safety in production and life, prevent fire and protect people's lives and property. Flame retardant is the application of flame-retardant technology in real life. It is a special chemical auxiliary used to improve the combustible and flammable materials combustion properties, and is widely used in the flame retardant processing of various decoration materials.

The production and application of flame retardants have entered a stage of steady development after the vigorous development of the early 80s. With the development and application of the synthetic material industry in China, flame retardants have wide market prospects in chemical building materials, electronic and electrical appliances, transportation, aerospace, daily furniture, interior decoration, clothing, food and shelter, etc. In addition, the fields of coal fields, oil fields and forest fire extinguishing have also promoted the rapid development of fire retardant and fire extinguishing agent production in China. The flame retardants in China have been developed into second major polymer additives, which are second only to plasticizers. In recent years, the production and consumption situation of flame retardants in China has been developing continuously, and the consumption of domestic flame retardants has increased dramatically. The market share increased mainly from two aspects: Electronics and automobile market.

The domestic varieties and consumption of flame retardants are mainly organic flame retardants, and the production and consumption of inorganic flame retardants are few. But in recent years, the development trend is good, and the market potential is large. Although the most commonly used halogenated flame retardants in flame retardants have the incomparable high efficiency of other flame retardants, their harm to environment and human can not be ignored. Environmental protection is the focus of the development and application of additives. Therefore, the product structure of flame retardants has been adjusted at home and abroad, and the development of high efficiency and environmentally friendly flame retardants has been intensified. Halogen free, low smoke and low toxic flame retardants have always been the goal of people's pursuit. In recent years, people have shown great enthusiasm for halogen-free development of flame retardants, and have invested a lot of power and achieved considerable results. With the strengthening of fire retardant technology, the development and development of flame retardants in China will have a better prospect. Our country should improve the ability of development and innovation, and promote the development of the flame retardant industry in the direction of environmental protection, low toxicity, high efficiency and multi-function.


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