Pentabromotoluene (PBT) is fragment of a group of brominated and chlorinated flame retardants. It has molecular formula as C7 H3 Br5. It is also primarily known as Benzene, pentabromomethyl- (9CI) and Toluene.It has potential to undertakea long-range transportation and is predicted to be a degradation product of Decabromodiphenylethane (DBDPE) and 2, 4, 6-Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) as well as fairly persistent.
PBT exhibitsthe physical and chemical properties analogous to other persistent organic pollutants, and have been used as a flame retardants over the several decades. It is also used over the formulation of glass reinforced unsaturated polyester compounds which are used for the electrical applications as flame retardant in bulk moulding compounds. Toluene is observed as an aromatic compound due to presence of benzene ring in its chemical structure. Toluene shows beta-oxidant, calming, hepatoprotective, painkilling, and neurotransmitter purposes. It is also used in industries as a solvent in glues, paint thinners, nail polish removers, and correction fluids. In addition, it is also used in explosives industry for the manufacture of flammable & explosive compounds, such as Trinitrotoluene (TNT) and in manufacturing of hair dyes and cosmetic nail products.
According to study, “Global Pentabromotoluene Market Status (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2024) by Region, Product Type & End-Use” the key companies operating in the global pentabromotoluene market areAlbemarle, Lanxess, ICL-IP, Jordan Bromine, Great Lakes, Tosoh, Qingdao Haihua, Xinfeng Chemical, TCI, Sigma-Aldrich, Hairui Chemical and Wubei-Biochem.
Based on product type, pentabromotoluene market is segmented into purity 99%, purity 98%, purity 97%, purity 95% and others. Based on application, market is segmented into raw material to synthesize high polymer flame retardant and high efficient bromine department flame retardant. In addition, based on end-use industries, market is segmented into electronics & appliances, building & construction, wires & cables, textiles, automotive & transportation, and other end-use industries.
The pentabromotoluene market is driven by high demand from current & emerging applications, followed by rise in advancement in technology, increase in demand from emerging economies, rise in new regulatory guidelines for reducing toxic chemicals, surge in infrastructure activities, rise in safety standards in building construction, growth in consumer electrical & electronic goods manufacturing and increase in security measures. However, increase in prices of flame retardant chemicals may impact the market. Moreover, growth in construction, automotive, and other major end use industries is a key opportunity for market. Furthermore, rise in awareness on environment-friendly flame retardants is a major supportive trend for the market growth. Owing to the rise in demand based on the industrial and infrastructural sector, production of paints and coatings coupled with coatings manufacturers setting up the newer plants over the different parts of globe.
Based on geography, the Asian-Pacific region holds major share in pentabromotoluene market owing to increase in foreign investment coupled with growth in the chemicals and automobile industry in the region. Whereas, the North-American and European regions are estimated to witness higher growth rate due to increase in end-user markets over the forecast period. In upcoming years, it is predicted that future of the market will be optimistic as a result of increase in fire safety regulations during the forecast period.
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