Since the safety performance and chemical properties of the flame retardant with the mineral composite are relatively good, the flame retardant building material is very popular, and its consumption and demand are gradually increasing. Flame-retardant plastics are widely used in flame-retardant plastics, such as building insulation materials, electronic materials, insulation materials for wire and cable, and polyurethane foam.
Magnesium hydroxide is one of the main composites required for the production of flame retardant materials. The synthesis of magnesium hydroxide flame retardant mainly produces magnesium hydroxide by chemical compounding method, and the produced magnesium hydroxide is a white powder, which is non-toxic and insoluble, and is a weak electrolyte. Although the unit price is higher than other competitors' aluminum hydroxide ore complex (ATH), magnesium hydroxide can withstand temperatures up to 332 ° C, while ATH decomposes at around 203 ° C.
Due to the constant tightening of material properties, the demand for magnesium hydroxide has gradually increased. A senior analyst once said: "This demand expansion is driven by the polymer market. Both ATH and magnesium hydroxide are the mainstay of the polymer, and will also drive ATH and magnesium hydroxide due to increased demand for the polymer. Demand is increasing, but magnesium hydroxide will be better due to its stable heat resistance.
Although the relatively mature European and North American markets have also experienced a slowdown, they are still growing slowly. These small changes are not caused by economic changes, but are usually triggered by regulatory changes. Industry observers believe that there are already some measures to promote the consumption of magnesium hydroxide flame retardants in the South American market, indicating that the South American market will have more opportunities in the future.