Flame Barrier Market size is likely to experience a substantial boom between 2023-2032 worldwide, driven by the increasing demand for electronic appliances and growing consumer awareness regarding safe and good quality products worldwide.
The electronics sector is expanding at a rapid pace in emerging economies, due to the high penetration of next-generation technologies and growing consumer demand. According to an ICEA and MeitY’s report, India’s electronics manufacturing and exports are estimated to be worth USD 300 billion by 2025-26. Flame barriers are extensively used in the manufacturing of electric switches, plugs, and lighting due to their ability to resist burns. Their broad spectrum of applications can be attributed to optimum safety provided against fire.
Flame barriers are also designed to cater to specific functions in a gamut of industries. For instance, flame resistance sheets are popularly used by automotive and aerospace companies, whereas flame bricks find applications across the construction sector. Manufacturers are thus experiencing a notable rise in demand for flame barriers from construction companies.
While the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 slowed down construction activities worldwide, the Economic Survey 2022 projects a 10.7% growth in the sector. Moreover, estimates suggest that the real estate service sector in India will witness a 4% growth in FY2022 after a notable decline in 2021 due to the pandemic-driven disruptions.
Flame barriers consist of medium-density polyurethane foam which helps prevent the spread of fire across construction openings with the help of several electrical penetrants. Due to growing concerns among residents and occupants of commercial buildings regarding fire accidents, flame barrier sheets and bricks are increasingly used in infrastructure projects. These products when exposed to heat expand and provide a tight sealant barrier to restrict flame, smoke, and toxic gases from passing.
Based on product, the flame barrier market will record substantial gains from flame barrier sealants through 2032 given their rising presence in schools and hospitals, where safety is given immense importance. An array of fire barrier sealants are available including polyurethane, acrylic, and silicone. On account of growing incidences of fire outbreaks in public as well as residential buildings, the need for sealants capable of preventing explosions has increased substantially in the last few years. With skilled technical intervention, these barriers can be easily installed through high-performance attributes to provide monolithic fire-resistant seals.
Sealant barriers are gaining significant momentum across applications such as HVAC devices, plastic pipes, metallic pipes, insulated pipes, and cables. There has been a significant emphasis on energy-efficient HVAC devices as a result of stringent government regulations pertaining to safe infrastructure construction and sustainability. For instance, in February 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched Energy Star Home Upgrade, allowing average American households to save up to USD 500 annually on utility bills.
North America flame barrier market will witness tremendous growth over the projected period, driven by the U.S. and Canadian territories. The public organizations and federal agencies in the U.S. and Canada are increasingly focusing on the deployment of safety standards for the industrial and construction sectors. Fire-resistant barriers are in high demand across the region owing to the fast-recovering construction sector and the rising disposable incomes.
3M Company, Specified Technologies, H.B. Fuller, Metacaulk (Balco), Trafalgar Passive Fire Protection Systems and Everbuild Building Products Limited (Sika AG) are some of the major providers of flame barriers around the world. The manufacturers are experiencing new roadblocks and hinderances due to the outbreak of Russia-Ukraine war. The war negatively influenced the flame barrier market owing to surge in commodity prices and massive supply chain disruptions. The war also triggered inflation and shortage of critical raw materials such as polyurethane.
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