Polypropylene (PP) is a kind of generalpurpose plastics with large output and favorable performance. The modified PP is extensively applied in automobiles, building materials, electrical and electronic components, various pipes and fittings, etc. However, since PP is a flammable macromolecular material, it is limited in occasions requiring flame retardancy. In order to meet the requirement, in current Chinese market, flameretardant PP is produced by combining organic substance containing halogen with antimony trioxide. Plastic products containing halogen flame retardant will produce a lot of toxic and corrosive gas when flaming, which may do harm to the respiratory tract and other organs of human body, and even cause suffocation and be lifethreatening. Currently, some developed counties have begun to prohibit the use of various plastic products containing halogen flame retardant. With the improvement of the environmental standards in China, it will be a trend of the plastics industry to reduce or avoid using halogen flame retardant.
With the increasing enhancement of global environmental awareness, people's flameretardant requirement for plastic products is increasingly high. HalogenFree LowSmoke Lowtoxic environmentalfriendly flame retardant has been people's target.
In China, lowsmoke halogenfree flameretardant PP is mainly applied in such fields as electric apparatus, electric cable, and automobile. The proportion of electric apparatus is about 40%, the largest followed by that of electric cable which includes communication cable, data cable, control cable, etc. with the share accounting for about 30%, and the following is that of automobile which is mainly used in the connection of interior trims and parts, the consumption demand of which is continuously on the rise, and exceeded 15% in 2010 with the development of domestic automobile industry. In addition to the above fields, chemical container, furniture decoration, etc. are also the application fields.
Since 2008, China's halogenfree modified plastics industry has become largescale, and the demand for the halogenfree flameretardant market has seen a qualitative change. In 2008, the market scale was about CNY 480 million, increasing by about 10% YOY. In 2009, influenced by the global financial crisis, the downstream demand was hindered but still maintained the growth rate of above 10% as well as the market scale of CNY 540 million when the domestic demand was stimulated by the Chinese government. In 2010, the market scale was about CNY 610 million and the domestic market demand was 30,000 tons.
At present, 1/3 of China's lowsmoke halogenfree flameretardant PP materials depend on import. In 2010, the import volume exceeded 10,000 tons. It is predicted that in the next few years, the demand for China's lowsmoke halogenfree flameretardant PP market will be on the rise and the import volume will maintain the steady growth. On the other hand, the production capacity of domestic producing enterprises enhances, and the consumption proportion of imported lowsmoke halogenfree flameretardant PP in domestic market presents the yearly downtrend.
In China, the market demand of lowsmoke halogenfree flameretardant PP downstream industries such as electric cable, electronic apparatus, and automobile for lowsmoke halogenfree flameretardant PP has maintained the annual growth rate of above 10% in recent years. Therefore, the market prospect of this industry is favorable, and there will be an increasing number of investors entering it.
More following information can be acquired from this report:
Development Status of China's LowSmoke HalogenFree FlameRetardant PP Industry
Market Competition of China's LowSmoke HalogenFree FlameRetardant PP Industry
Major Manufacturers of China's LowSmoke HalogenFree FlameRetardant PP Industry
Downstream Demand of China's LowSmoke HalogenFree FlameRetardant PP Industry
Import and Export of China's LowSmoke HalogenFree FlameRetardant PP Industry
Prediction on Development of China's LowSmoke HalogenFree FlameRetardant PP Industry
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