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How Big Is The “cake” In The Global Flame Retardant Textile Market? You Can't Imagine It At All
- Nov 07, 2018 -

As one of the most important application fields of polymer materials, textiles cover a wide range of applications in daily life as well as industry, agriculture, transportation, military, health, etc., and the production of flame retardant (Flame Retardant) textiles is to reduce The risk of textiles catching fire and delaying the spread of fire will lead to more escape time for people. ‍

According to the characteristics of textiles made from two main types of textile fiber materials: natural fiber (cotton, wool, etc.) and chemical fiber (regenerated cellulose fiber, synthetic fiber, etc.), fabric flame retardant finishing and fiber body flame retardant method can be used to achieve resistance. Burning function.

Some research institutes predict that the global market for flame-retardant fabrics will increase from $4.379 billion in 2017 to $5.787 billion in 2022. During the forecast period, the compound annual growth rate was 5.73%.

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The main driving force behind the growth of the flame retardant textile market comes from two aspects. First, people are paying more and more attention to the safety of work or public places and the improvement of government regulations. For example, for some large-scale high-risk enterprises such as petrochemicals, natural gas, and coal mines, high-performance flame-retardant protective clothing is required. Second, the global economy. The recovery, especially in the economic development of Asia and China, the promotion of urbanization, the rapid rise of demand for urban construction including rail transit, high-speed trains, automobiles, etc., as well as some personal flame retardant protection products.

According to the proportion of flame retardant textiles, polyester fiber still occupies a very important proportion. Although the sales volume of aramid series flame retardant products is estimated to account for more than 30%, polyester fiber products with 100% polyester filament, industrial yarn and some polyester spun yarn as the main products still occupy about 50% of flame retardant textiles. Share.

From the perspective of flame retardant chemicals, phosphorus systems involving civil and some industrial textiles may account for 85%, and this proportion is expected to continue to increase in the future; coatings or printing and dyeing of lanthanum oxide, polyvinyl chloride, polyvinyl fluoride, etc. The finishing is currently about 10%, and this proportion is expected to decrease slightly; the phosphorus-nitrogen flame retardant used for viscose fiber and natural fiber (mainly cotton) will further advance with the improvement of the comprehensive performance of polyester fiber. Downward trend.