Global flame retardant sales reached nearly 192 mn sqr mtr in 2018, with momentum likely to drive the market to a 6.2 percent y-o-y in 2019, according to an analysis. Imposition of stringent regulatory rules and growing awareness about workers’ safety in high-risk industries worldwide continue to drive growth. Gains have also been driven by macroeconomic factors, notably stability in global oil prices and capital injection in infrastructure projects. The report opines that effective implementation of workplace safety guidelines in developing countries can open up new opportunities for manufacturers.