Brominated Flame Retardant (BFR) Market Size is Estimated to USD 2.14 Billion by 2030

bhagyashri shewale
Published on Oct 17, 2023

Market Summary

The global Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) market was valued at USD 2.14 billion in 2022, and it is projected to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7% during the forecast period. The market growth is primarily driven by factors such as the increasing demand for brominated flame retardants in consumer electronics applications, the continuous expansion of textile industries in the Asia Pacific region, and the high demand for thermal-resistant coatings. Brominated Flame Retardants are chemical compounds added to various finished products during manufacturing to reduce the risk of fire and slow down combustion.

BFRs, particularly organo-bromine and halogen flame retardant compounds, are widely preferred due to their effectiveness in reducing flammability in plastic and textile-based products. They are extensively used in the manufacturing of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), polymer foams, computer casings, electrical cables, and insulation coatings. The use of brominated flame retardants is crucial for meeting fire safety regulations and protecting consumers.

Market Dynamics:

Drivers: The continuous expansion of the textile industries in the Asia Pacific region is a significant driver of market growth. The rising demand for technical textiles in various applications, such as automotive, mattresses, bags, and tents, contributes to revenue growth. Brominated flame retardants play a vital role in providing fire protection in electrical devices, further driving market growth. These flame retardants help textile industries meet fire safety regulations and inhibit the spread of fires, ensuring the safety of occupants and facilitating firefighting efforts.

Restraints: The high cost of constructing brominated flame retardants and concerns over their higher toxicity in humans and wildlife are major factors that could hinder market growth. Increasing usage levels of certain brominated compounds and their adverse effects on human and wildlife health have raised concerns among governments and environmental agencies. Governments have implemented regulations against many types of brominated flame retardants. Additionally, phosphorus-based flame retardants are emerging as alternatives to BFRs in consumer electronics, posing a challenge to market growth.

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Key Takeaways:

  • The Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) segment held the largest revenue share in 2022. TBBPA is widely used in the manufacture of polycarbonate unsaturated polyester and epoxy resins, particularly in the production of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) and electronic equipment.
  • The polyamide segment is expected to account for the largest revenue share in the forecast period. Polyamide is widely used in various industries due to its convenience, reliability, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Offline retailing is the dominant sales channel in the market. Offline retailing offers advantages such as easy order placement, reduced chances of order mistakes, and the ability to fulfill large orders.
  • The consumer electronics segment accounted for the largest revenue share in 2022. The rapid growth of electronic applications such as televisions, computers, and mobile phones drives the demand for brominated flame retardants in this segment.
  • The Asia Pacific region dominated the market in 2022, primarily driven by the high demand for consumer electronics and the expansion of textile industries. China and India are among the fastest-growing markets in the region.

Competitive Landscape:

The global Brominated Flame Retardant market has a moderately consolidated competitive landscape, with a few major companies operating globally and regionally. These companies focus on product development and strategic alliances to expand their product portfolios and establish a strong market presence. Key companies in the market include Albemarle Corporation, Akzo Nobel N.V., Velsicol Chemical LLC, ICL, Lanxess, BASF SE, Nabaltec AG, Dow, Clariant, ISU Chemical, Eastman Chemical Company, Huntsman International LLC, Muby Chemicals, Sas

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