The new Market Study: Flame Retardants by Ceresana Research forecasts that global flame retardant revenues will rise to approximately USD 5.8 billion by 2018. According to the study, demand is above all growing in the Asia-Pacific region, with China registering the greatest increase of 7 % per year. As environmental restrictions mainly impact halogenated flame retardants, less controversial alternatives are being developed. The demand for organophosphates and different inorganic flame retardants is rising by 3.5?-?4.3 % per year, which is significantly faster than for brominated or chlorinated flame retardants.The most widely used flame retardant is aluminium hydroxide (ATH), which is anticipated to continue to dominate the market in 2018. The most important sales markets are construction materials - especially made from PVC - insulating materials, rubbers, adhesives, and paints & varnishes. The study includes a detailed description and analysis of consumption by product type, sales and prices. In addition, it contains a list of manufacturers with 246 company profiles.