Flame retardants continue to fire demand for MDH

By Laura Syrett
Published: Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Modest end market growth and the gradual appearance of new competitor products for magnesium hydroxide-based fire safety solutions are unlikely to scupper the expansion of this market before 2019, IM discovers.

Growth in sales of consumer products and materials used in building is increasing demand for flame retardants, with mineral-based compounds being among the most popular chemicals for reasons of performance and safety, relative to alternatives such as halogenated chemicals.

Flame retardant additives are widely used in flame resistant plastics, which...

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