Global Flame Retardant Chemicals Market size was valued at USD 9.7 Billion in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 15.6 Billion by 2033, at a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period 2024 – 2033.

Flame Retardant Chemicals Market: Overview

When exposed to heat, flame retardant chemicals expand, generating a protective char layer that isolates the material from the flame and limits the emission of dangerous gases.

The global upward trajectory in flame retardant chemicals is marked by increased awareness and usage of these substances across a wide range of sectors. With an increasing emphasis on fire safety rules and standards across the globe, there is an increase in demand for flame retardant chemicals in the building, electronic devices, automobiles textile, and furniture industries.

Corporations are progressively focusing on producing ecologically friendly flame retardants to fulfill strict regulatory standards while also addressing customer concerns about toxicity and the environment. Furthermore, advances in technology and material science are pushing innovation in flame retardant formulations, resulting in the creation of more efficient and sustainable solutions.

Furthermore, the trend toward thinner and more energy-efficient components in areas such as transportation and building is increasing the need for flame retardant chemicals that may provide fire protection without compromising performance or sustainability.

By product type, non-halogenated chemicals segment held the highest market share in 2023 and is expected to keep its dominance during the forecast period 2024-2033. Non-halogenated chemicals are seeing increasing adoption throughout sectors owing to environmental and health concerns, as well as rules supporting safer and more efficient flame retardant options.

By application, polyolefins segment held the highest market share in 2023 and is expected to keep its dominance during the forecast period 2024-2033. Polyolefins, such as polyethylene and polypropylene, are becoming more sustainable, with an emphasis on recycling and renewable feedstocks, as well as advances in additives for increased performance and adaptability.

By end user, the electrical & electronics segment held the highest market share in 2023 and is expected to keep its dominance during the forecast period 2024-2033. Customer desire for portable devices, IoT connection, and sustainable solutions has propelled the trend in electrical and electronics toward miniaturization, energy efficiency, and the incorporation of smart technology.

A prominent trend in the Asia-Pacific area is the increased use of green flame retardant chemicals, which is being pushed by rigorous environmental laws and a rising consciousness of sustainability in many industries.

Clariant is a global supplier of specialized chemicals for the construction sector, especially superplasticizers, concrete ingredients, and drilling chemicals. Clariant Catalysts is a global, independent developer of energy-efficient catalyst solutions that are helping to shape the chemical industry’s sustainable future.

Report Scope

Feature of the Report Details
Market Size in 2024 USD 9.7 Billion
Projected Market Size in 2033 USD 15.6 Billion
Market Size in 2023 USD 9.2 Billion
CAGR Growth Rate 6.4% CAGR
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period 2024-2033
Key Segment By Product Type, Application, End User and Region
Report Coverage Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Company Profile, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors and Recent Trends
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America
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CMI has comprehensively analyzed the Global Flame Retardant Chemicals market. The driving forces, restraints, challenges, opportunities, and key trends have been explained in depth to depict depth scenarios of the market. Segment wise market size and market share during the forecast period are duly addressed to portray the probable picture of this Global Flame Retardant Chemicals industry.

The competitive landscape includes key innovators, after market service providers, market giants as well as niche players are studied and analyzed extensively concerning their strengths, weaknesses as well as value addition prospects. In addition, this report covers key players profiling, market shares, mergers and acquisitions, consequent market fragmentation, new trends and dynamics in partnerships.

Global Flame Retardant Chemicals Market 2024–2033 (By Billion)

List of the prominent players in the Flame Retardant Chemicals Market:

  • Akzo Nobel N.V.
  • ICL Group Ltd.
  • Nabaltec AG
  • Italmatch Chemicals S.p.A.
  • Nippon Carbide Industries Co. Inc.
  • Israel Chemicals Ltd.
  • M. Huber Corporation
  • RTP Company
  • Budenheim Iberica SLU
  • Thor Group Limited
  • PCC SE
  • Clariant AG
  • Albemarle Corporation
  • Dow Inc.
  • Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
  • DIC Corporation
  • Zhejiang Wansheng Co. Ltd.
  • Shandong Brother Sci.&Tech. Co. Ltd.
  • Others

The Flame Retardant Chemicals Market is segmented as follows:

By Product Type

  • Halogenated Chemicals
  • Non-Halogenated Chemicals

By Application

  • Polyolefins
  • Epoxy Resins
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Polyurethane
  • Polystyrene
  • Others

By End User

  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Others

Regional Coverage:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Rest of North America


  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

The Middle East & Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • Kuwait
  • South Africa
  • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America