Zinc Borate: Non-Halogenated Fire Retardants

Non-halogenated fire retardants are compounds/substances used in many materials such as plastics and fabrics to prevent the spread of flames. They are additives and are added as an ingredient to the base materials to reduce fires and heat. It is used for inducing flame retardancy properties of polymers and textiles. They are commonly used in transportation, electrical, construction, and other industries. These additives release less heat and produce less smoke. They are also more sustainable and affordable than halogenated flame-retardants. Some of the most popular non-halogenated flame suppressants include aluminum hydroxide (phosphorus), chlorine, and bromine.

Market Drivers:

Due to its increasing use in high-end applications such as automobiles, there will be an increase demand for non-halogenated flame retardants from Engineering Plastic. This will likely boost the market growth of zinc borate these non-halogenated Flame Resistants. Because they can meet the consumer’s needs, non-halogenated Flame Retardants are in huge demand as an additive to engineering plastic. Because it emits low fume toxicity, this allows for its use across the transportation system. This is driving market growth in non-halogenated Flame Retardants.

The rapid growth of non-halogenated Flame Retardants’ market share is expected to be supported by growing urbanization and fire outbreak. Additionally, the growing concern for the environment is driving green buildings to be built around the world. These green buildings will require non-halogenated Flame Retardants as a key product for safety. These factors will likely increase the demand for non-halogenated flame suppression agents over the forecast period.

Key Takeaways

According to product type, the non-halogenated Flame Retardants segment with phosphorous based flame retardants was dominant in 2018’s global market. It held a 49.2% value and was followed by non halogenated Flame Retardants powder and metal oxide based flame retardants. Non-halogenated flame prevents ants from containing phosphorous is available in two forms: additives that are mixed into polymers or reactive forms that have been bound to the polymer. This segment’s growth is driven by technological advances and its increased use in several industries.

The global market for non-halogenated flame retardants in 2018 was dominated by the construction industry. This segment accounted for 33.9% of the total value. Electrical & Electronics and Automobile & Transportation followed suit.

With a 23.5% market share, the Polyolefin category dominated the Non-Halogenated Flame Retardants global market in 2018. It was followed by Epoxy and other resins. A type of polymer called Polyolefin is growing in acceptance in a wide variety of industries such as transport and electrical.

Market Trends/Key Takeaways

Trend 1

Market growth should be supported by the growing use of aluminum-hydroxide-based non-halogenated fire retardant. Non-halogenated aluminum hydroxide flame retardant is widely used in fillets in polymers. It has many advantages, such as its ability to suppress smoke. Market growth is being driven by the increased use of aluminum hydroxide-based non-halogenated fire retardant across different end-use industries.


The non-halogenated flame suppressant additive to epoxy resins is expected will increase the market growth. Epoxy resins are used extensively in paint &coatings, adhesives, and other applications. The epoxy resin uses non-halogenated fire retardant to increase its fire-resistant capabilities. This is expected to increase the market share for non-halogenated fire retardant additives during the forecast period.