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Decabromodiphenyl Ether Market

Decabromodiphenyl Ether Market

Decabromodiphenyl Ether Market Analysis by Purity Grade (83%, 97% Purity Grade Decabromodiphenyl Ether), by Material (Polyolefin, Polyvinylchloride, Polyurethane Decabromodiphenyl Ether), by End Use, by Region - Global Insights to 2031

Decabromodiphenyl Ether Market

Market Outlook for Decabromodiphenyl Ether

The global decabromodiphenyl ether industry was worth US$ 270 Mn in 2020, expected to surge 1.5x between 2021 and 2031 to reach US$ 400 Mn. Flame retardants such as decabromodiphenyl ether are becoming a required component in many polymer-based industries and the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment, which is augmenting decabromodiphenyl ether deployment.

Key Points Addressed in Decabromodiphenyl Ether Industry Analysis

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts (2016-2031)
  • Key Drivers and Restraints Shaping Market Growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand Share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Decabromodiphenyl Ether and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

Decabromodiphenyl ether market by Fact.MR

Decabromodiphenyl Ether Revenue Analysis 2016-2020 Vs Outlook 2021-2031

The global decabromodiphenyl ether market was valued at US$ 270 Mn in 2020, registering an expansion rate of nearly 4% between 2016 and 2020. Uptake as flame retardants across multiple end use industries has majorly sustained demand.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, contractions were experienced in the first half of 2020, attributed to crunches in the supply chain due to the imposition of lockdowns. However, this was short-lived as demand for flame retardants across critical infrastructure, including hospitals and clinics, surged manifold.

Due to amplifying demand for high-performance chemicals in several end-use verticals such as construction, electrical and electronics, and plastics, the market for decabromodiphenyl ethers will see steady growth. Fact.MR- a market research and competitive intelligence provider, forecasts a CAGR surpassing 4% from 2021 to 2031.

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How is the Textile Industry Generating Demand for Decabromodiphenyl Ether?

Decabromodiphenyl ether is widely used as an additive flame retardant for its thermal stability and low cost in thermoplastic resins, thermostat resins, textiles and adhesives. Textile applications, such as in polyester fibers and in coatings for automotive fabrics, tarpaulins and tents.

Manufacturers are likely to capitalize on such emerging economies as India, China and Southeast Asia, given their high output in the global textile industry. For instance, in India, textiles contributed 2% of domestic GDP in FY 2018-19, attracting FDI worth US$ 3.75 billion from April 2000 to March 2021.

Likewise, apparel exports from China amounted to nearly 31% in 2019. Based on these aforementioned trends, demand for highly advanced flame retardants to facilitate smooth production is rising, impelling decabromodiphenyl ether demand.

Why the Foray into Electronics & Electrical Equipment?

Decabromodiphenyl ether is widely deployed as a fireproofing material across the electronics & electrical equipment industry. 80% of such brominated flame retardants are used to manufacture cabinets, housing and printed circuit boards. They are also used in connectors, relays and wire and cable insulation.

As digitization progresses, consumers are inclined towards purchasing gadgets, including smartphones, laptops, tablets and computers. To ensure user safety, decabromodiphenyl ether is deployed to regulate internal temperature and prevent any accidents. This it does by imparting flame retardant properties across these gadgets.

Documented Hazardous Impacts to Restrain Uptake?

Despite its extensive uptake as fireproofing material, decabromodiphenyl ether emission into the environment may lead to its accumulation in the human body through the food chain. Documented hazardous impacts of decabromodiphenyl ether on the human body primarily include thyroid hormone disruption and neurotoxicity.

Consequently, several countries across the world have been regulating its deployment. For instance, the U.S EPA is finalizing a rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), prohibiting the manufacturing, distribution and processing of decabromodiphenyl ether to reduce human exposure. Such initiatives may hamper future uptake.

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Country-wise Analysis

How Opportunistic is the Market in the U.S?

According to Fact.MR, demand and utilization of decabromodiphenyl ether in the U.S will contribute 35% revenue in the global market. Extensive deployment in the domestic textile industry is attributed as the primary growth accelerator.

Decabromodiphenyl ether is primarily consumed for producing furniture, upholstery and mattresses, to be treated with fire-retardant chemicals. In the case of a fire, these compounds reduce combustibility of the material. However, stringent regulations on limiting its usage is bound to restrict expansion prospects.

How do Growth Prospects appear across Europe?

France, Germany, and the United Kingdom dominate the European decabromodiphenyl ether industry. The use of decabromodiphenyl ether in the aviation and automobile industries has increased demand in the region.

Due to its high strength and flame retardant properties, decabromodiphenyl ether is utilized in battery casings, engine controls, instrument panels, trays, and electrical connectors in the automotive industry. According to Fact.MR, a CAGR of 4% is anticipated for the European landscape from 2021 to 2031.

Category-wise Insights

 Why is Uptake High across the Building & Construction Industry?

Decabromodiphenyl ether applications in the building and construction wires segment is expected to exceed US$ 31 Mn by 2031. Decabromodiphenyl ether is widely utilized in the manufacture of UPE glass composite roof and wall panels.

Insulation materials, foamed polyolefins, and roofing materials, which include membranes and films that are used under a roof to protect building areas, all benefit from the product. This could result in a large increase in product usage in the coming years.

Which is the Most Preferred Decabromodiphenyl Ether Type by Purity?

As per Fact.MR’s estimates, the 83% purity grade decabromodiphenyl ether is expected to expand steadily, clocking an expansion rate exceeding 4% from 2021 to 2031. These are used in several electronic components, including television and computers.

At the same time, 97% purity grade decabromodiphenyl ether is likely to surpass US$ 10 Mn by the next half-a-decade. This polymer is extensively deployed across the building & construction industry, particularly in water pipes as it provides high abrasion resistance.

Competitive Landscape

Key manufacturers are emphasizing on consolidating their regional presence across key countries, besides deploying strategies such as capacity expansion, product launches, partnerships and acquisitions. Notable developments include:

  • ICL-IP, a prominent chemicals and minerals manufacturer, produces a range of sustainable polymeric flame retardants, which include a broad range of material, including hexabromocyclododecane  (HBCD) and decabromodiphenyl ether
  • Likewise, Toronto Research Chemicals Inc. offers decabromodiphenyl ether (C12Br10O) and decabromodiphenyl ether-13C12 (13C12Br10O) to be used as flame retardants in plastics/polymers/composites

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Report Scope



Market size value in 2020

USD 270 Million

Market forecast value in 2031

USD 400 Million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 4% from 2021 to 2031

Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value & ‘000 Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

  • U.S
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • U.K
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Nordics
  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • GCC
  • Turkey
  • South Africa

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Purity Grade
  • Material
  • End Use
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Tosoh Corporation
  • ICL-IP Europe B.V
  • Suli Chemicals
  • Shouguang Weidong Chemical
  • Toronto Research Chemicals Inc.
  • Wingar Fengtei Chemical
  • AvansChem Specialty Chemicals
  • AccuStandard
  • Unibrom Corporation
  • Acuro Organics Ltd.


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Key Segments Covered

  • Purity Grade

    • 83% Purity Grade Decabromodiphenyl Ether
    • 97% Purity Grade Decabromodiphenyl Ether
  • Material

    • Polyolefin Decabromodiphenyl Ether
    • Polyvinylchloride Decabromodiphenyl Ether
    • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Decabromodiphenyl Ether
    • Polyurethane Decabromodiphenyl Ether
    • Polypropylene Decabromodiphenyl Ether
  • End Use

    • Decabromodiphenyl Ether for Building & Construction
    • Decabromodiphenyl Ether for Electronics & Electrical Equipment
    • Decabromodiphenyl Ether for Automotive & Transportation
    • Decabromodiphenyl Ether for Textiles
    • Decabromodiphenyl Ether for Other End Uses

- FAQs -

As of 2020, the decabromodiphenyl market reached a value of US$ 270 Mn

From 2016 to 2020, decabromodiphenyl ether sales expanded at nearly 4% CAGR

From 2021 to 2031, Fact.MR projects decabromodiphenyl ether sales to surpass a CAGR of 4%

According to Fact.MR, the decabromodiphenyl ether industry will likely reach US$ 400 Mn by 2031

Extensive uptake of robust flame retardants across key industries is spurring decabromodiphenyl ether sales

The U.S is likely to yield 35% of market revenue for decabromodiphenyl ether

Sales of decabromodiphenyl ether will likely surge at a CAGR exceeding 4% in Europe

Building & construction is likely to emerge as the largest end user, contributing US$ 31 Mn by 2031

83% purity grade decabromodiphenyl ether will expand fastest, clocking a CAGR of 4%

Tosoh Corporation, ICL-IP Europe B.V, Suli Chemicals and Toronto Research Chemicals Inc. are some notable decabromodiphenyl manufacturers

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