The development of flame retardants

In the 60 years since the early 1950s, especially the 30 years since the early 1980s, flame retardants (FR) and flame-retardant polymer materials have played an important role in reducing the loss of life and property caused by fires. The role of. At present, the total amount of FR in the world ranks second only to plasticizers among various plastic additives.

The total global flame retardant consumption in 2007 was about 1.7 million tons, about 1.95 million tons in 2008, 2.3 million tons in 2010, and 2.62 million tons in 2014. It will maintain an annual average of about 3.5% from 2010 to 2014. Growth rate.

In terms of sales, global flame retardant sales in 2005 were about 3.5 billion U.S. dollars, in 2008 about 4.1 billion U.S. dollars, 2010 reached 5 billion U.S. dollars, 2014 is expected to reach 6.1 billion U.S. dollars, 2010-2014 will maintain about 5.5% The average annual growth rate.

In recent years, the annual average growth rate of China’s flame retardant production is estimated to reach 15%-20%, which is far higher than the global level of 3%-4%. In 2010, the domestic output of plastic products was 58.303 million tons. Based on the calculation of flame retardant plastics accounting for 20% of plastic products and 10% of flame retardant use, the potential market size of the domestic flame retardant industry in 2010 was about 1.17 million tons. The potential market size of the flame retardant industry is around 980,000 tons.

There is a gap between our country’s fuel agents and developed countries in terms of variety and quantity. The development prospects are broad. We should improve our development and innovation capabilities and promote the flame retardant industry towards environmental protection, low toxicity, high efficiency, and multifunctionality. Direction development.

The flame retardant industry is a law-driven industry as well as a global competitive industry. Therefore, the successive introduction and gradual improvement of relevant laws and regulations at home and abroad affect the pattern of the entire flame retardant industry, which has advantages in resources, economies of scale, and R&D advantages. Of companies provide opportunities for development. my country’s “Twelfth Five-Year Plan” included flame retardant materials into key development industries, and formed a strategic alliance for technological innovation in the green flame retardant industry, providing a policy platform for the development of the flame retardant materials industry.

   Flame retardant science and technology is a science developed to meet the needs of social safety in production and life, prevent fires, and protect people’s lives and properties. Flame retardant is the application of flame retardant technology in real life. It is a special chemical additive used to improve the combustion performance of combustible and combustible materials. It is widely used in the flame retardant processing of various decoration materials.

After experiencing the vigorous development in the early 1980s, the production and application of flame retardants have entered a stage of steady development. With the development of my country’s synthetic materials industry and the continuous expansion of application fields, flame retardants have broad market prospects in various fields such as chemical building materials, electronic appliances, transportation, aerospace, daily furniture, interior decoration, clothing, food, housing and transportation. In addition, coal fields, oil fields, forest fire extinguishing and other fields have also promoted the rapid development of my country’s flame retardant and fire extinguishing agent production. my country’s flame retardants have developed into the second largest polymer material modification additive after plasticizers. In recent years, the production and consumption of flame retardants in my country have continued to develop. The consumption of flame retardants in China has risen sharply. The increased market share mainly comes from two aspects: electronic appliances and automobile markets.

The variety and consumption of domestic flame retardants are still mainly organic flame retardants, and the production and consumption of inorganic flame retardants are still relatively small. However, in recent years, the development momentum is good and the market potential is large. Although the most commonly used halogen-based flame retardants in flame retardants have unparalleled efficiency of other flame retardant series, their harm to the environment and people cannot be ignored. Environmental protection issues are the focus of the attention of the developers and application companies of additives. Therefore, the product structure of flame retardants has been adjusted at home and abroad, and the development of efficient and environmentally friendly flame retardants has been increased. Halogen-free, low-smoke, and low-toxic flame retardants have always been the goals that people pursue. In recent years, people have shown great enthusiasm for the development of halogen-free flame retardants, invested a lot of effort, and achieved considerable results.

   With the strengthening of national requirements for flame retardant technology, the development and development of flame retardants in my country will have a better and broader prospect. my country should improve its development and innovation capabilities, and promote the development of the flame retardant industry in the direction of environmental protection, low toxicity, high efficiency, and multifunctionality.


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