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End User Focus: Minerals’ flame gain

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Published: Monday, 25 July 2011

The emerging markets’ hunger for commodities promises to drive long-term demand for flame retardants with mineral raw materials underpinning this sector, as Professor Roger Rothon discusses here

Flame retardant additives are a very important business sector, with annual world sales estimated at over 1.5m. tonnes and a value of about €2bn. The importance of some minerals as flame retardants - such as aluminium hydroxide - is well known and has been discussed in some recent IM articles (see IM...

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