What are Flame retardants?
Flame retardants are a chemical that prevents the burning or reduce the spread of fire. Flame retardants are the chemical substance added during the manufacturing plastic, textile, and coatings. These retardants are activated in the presence of an ignition source and it intended to slow down the further development of the flame. Flame retardants suppress the chemical reactions that occur during combustion. There are several types of flame retardants based on the mode of action and chemical reactions. The nonhalogenated flame retardant material contains nitrogen and phosphorous chemicals, these chemicals avoid scattering and delay the fire production. Flame retardants are widely used in the construction, electric, and electric industries.
Here is the driving factor that increases the opportunity for the flame-retardant market:
Enlargement of the electrical and electronic sector:
Worldwide, electronic and electrical businesses are flourishing due to the increasing demand from end users. Plastic is used for various applications such as printing the circuit board, cable and wire, connection switches, electronic housing and components, and so on. Flame retardant is currently considered to be an essential component in manufacturing to protect the item from a fire. Rising investment in the electronics sector is expected to drive The Flame Retardants Market in the upcoming years.
Here is a restraining factor that hinders the growth of the flame-retardant market:
Harmful effect on health and environment:
Halogenated flame retardant contains several toxic chemicals that are harmful to aquatic organisms. These chemicals also contaminate the soil and groundwater. Brominated and chlorinated flame retardants are new flame retardants. They also have potential risks. Some flame retardants are non-biodegradable in nature; therefore, they persist for a long time in the environment. The toxic flame-retardant chemical may create a problem with the neurological and reproductive systems. Therefore, the concern about health and the environment may hamper the market growth of the flame retardant.
The increasing growth of construction and electrical industries due to urbanization, industrialization, and rising population, increases the demand for flame restaurants. The rising awareness regarding the use of flame retardant for the prevention of fire, expanding the market. Moreover, Harmful effects on humans and the environment can limit the growth of the market.