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Polyurethane Makes Global Growth of Organophosphorus Flame Retardant 20%

Application of bromine containing flame retardants has been restricted by ROHS, IPC, etc. due to the toxic gas they produce during combustion. World-famous electronics manufacturers like HP and Dell promise that they will wipe out the bromine containing flame retardants little by little in the future. Since the best replacement is organophosphorus flame retardants currently and demand on down-stream products, namely polyurethanes and engineering plastics increases fast, the global growth of organophosphorus flame retardant is expected to reach 20%.

 

In China, flame retardant consumption is limited owing to unrecognized flame retarding protection and thus causes serious consequences: in 2008 and 2009, death tolls were 10.3 and 8.5 in one thousand fire accidents while such data in the Unit State were only 5.3 and 6.2 thanks to widely used flame retardants. Requirements and Mark on Burning Behavior of Fire Retarding products and Subassemblies in Public Place was issued in 2006, but the fire accidents of CCTV building and tragic bus fire accident in Chengdu in 2009 again warned the public of the fireproofing measures. Therefore, domestic flame retardant market will boom in the near future.