The flame retardant industry expanded in the 1970s when synthetic materials became popular in the manufacture of products. The growing demand and consumption of these flammable products led many world governments to insist their manufacturers make them safer from fire. In many countries, the use of flame retardant chemicals in flammable products is mandated. In recent decades, their worldwide use has increased as highly populated countries such as China and India have recognized the safety and protective value of flame retardant chemicals.
Presently, the flame retardant chemicals industry is in transition. Because many organizations and governments have reassessed the safety benefits of flame retardant chemicals against its harmful effects on human health and the environment, the use of some widely used flame retardant chemicals is being discontinued. However, emerging technology promises flame retardant protection with reduced or eliminated toxic effects.
The global consumption of flame retardant chemicals in 2013 and 2014 reached about $3.9 billion pounds and $4.2 billion pounds, respectively. In 2019, total consumption is projected to reach $5.7 billion, reflecting a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7%.
For 25 years, BCC Research has convened the Annual Conference on Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials A signature staple of the industry, this cutting-edge conference focuses on the development of flame retardant chemicals and materials such as plastics, textiles, and surface coatings that inhibit, suppress, or delay the production of flames to prevent the spread of fire.
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