Frost.com - Chemicals, Materials, Food and PPE Research http://www.frost.com/c/10057/home.do http://www.frost.com/c/10057/home.do - Chemicals, Materials, Food and PPE Research Frost & Sullivan Nanotechnology Innovations in Electronics, Material Analysis, Printing, Anti-cancer Treatment, 3D Printing, and Energy Storage http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-68-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-68-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE describes innovations in nanotechnology in electronics, anti-cancer treatment, 3D printing, and energy storage. The TOE profiles a cost-efficient catalyst for water splitting in fuel cells, conductive inks for printing electronics, a method for analysis of magnetic nanostructures, a method for controlled deposition of carbon nanotubes, and artificial blood for healthcare applications. Also profiled are improvements in anti-cancer therapy and 3D printing of living cells. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Nanotechnology, nanosilver, conductive ink, magnetic analysis, 3D printing, carbon nanotubes, nano-coated stencils, artificial blood, fuel cells, catalyst, water splitting, cancer treatment, semiconductor Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Composite Printing Inks, Self-healing Cement, and Self-healing Fabrics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-78-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-78-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials covers the latest material innovations in composites, printing inks, self-healing cement, and self-healing fabrics. These innovations can be used in a wide variety of applications such as aerospace, printed and flexible electronics, building & construction, transportation, and defense. This issue covers few innovations on the development of self-healing fabrics that can offer protection from harmful chemicals. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Composites, printing inks, self-healing cement, self-healing fabrics, aerospace, defense, electronics, building & construction Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Advances in Gas Separation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-78-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-78-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE profiles technology developments focused on gas separation. The issue highlights innovations related to membranes and catalysts for removal of gases from various feedstocks. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Gas separation, membranes, carbon monoxide, compressed hydrogen, oxygen electro-catalyst Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 North American Above-the-neck Personal Protective Equipment Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1F9-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1F9-01-00-00-00 Commoditization has characterized the North American above-the-neck PPE market. Growth in the market has been somewhat offset by reduced demand from key sectors such as manufacturing and oil & gas. Growth in the overall market is likely to hinge upon the strength of the overall economy and outlook for the oil & gas sector. The fastest growing segments are likely to include eye protection, face protection followed by head and hearing protection. New product innovation is likely to be limited to eye and face protection--this is likely to give a fillip to sales. Leading incumbents such as 3M and Honeywell are likely to continue to dominate the above-the-neck PPE market due to strong product portfolios, presence of significant buffers against macro headwinds and high penetration rates of the installed base. Going forward, increased stratification is expected to continue with low-end commoditized products driving unit volume growth and niche products driving average selling price. Market acceptance for smart PPE is likely in the early stages--price points have to come down for products to gain higher rates of traction in the market. High-risk industries such as oil & gas are likely to afford significant growth opportunities as regulatory bodies are shoring up their safety practices. Consolidation is expected to continue during the forecast period as the above-the-neck PPE market continues to be very fragmented. Prices of products in the above-the-neck PPE market tend to be stable or growing marginally, primarily due to the addition of value-added features. For example, the use of anti-fog coatings in prescription eyewear is expected to marginal price increases. The entry of millennials into the workforce is creating demand for new products, for example, fashionable eyewear. The end-user verticals which are likely to generate the highest demand include construction which is expected to see moderate growth and oil & gas which is expected to see reduced uncertainity. Regional dynamics are likely to be largely unchanged; supply-side dynamics are likely to change should there be increased consolidation whereas demand-side dynamics depend largely upon the overall economic outlook.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

Product segments covered in this report include the following:
•    Head Protection
•    Face protection
•    Eye protection
•    Hearing protection

Key Conclusion

Barriers to entry continue to be high for certain product segments including laser eyewear, specialty face shields, welding helmets and electronic ear muffs. Leading incumbents in the space are likely to continue to innovate as investments in R&D are expected to continue going forward. For example, electronic ear muffs with two-way radio communication is gaining increasing acceptance in the market. Frost and Sullivan analysis reveals that manufacturers are likely to benefit from strategically expanding their market presence in developing countries with high standards of safety. Risks to a positive outlook include higher than expected volatility in the oil & gas sector and lack of innovation in certain product segments.

 

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Material Innovations in the Textile Recycling Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-77-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-77-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles a fabric-shredding machine for converting textile waste into other products, a chemical recycling technology for harvesting polyester from textiles waste, a recycled carbon fiber textile, a carbon disulphide-free process for recycling fiber material from worn and discarded cotton, and a technique for transforming cellulose into fabric materials that are stronger than cotton. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Textile waste, polyester, recycled carbon fiber textile, cellulose Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Coating Innovations for Healthcare, Marine, Microoptics, and Optoelectronics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-77-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-77-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE discusses about coating innovations in healthcare, marine, microoptics, and optoelectronics. Innovations profiled include a structural coloring technology for color printing onto a surface without using ink, a nanostructured coating with anti-fouling properties for underwater surfaces, a method for manufacturing soft self-healing coatings, and a flexible sensor patch that indicates sun exposure level. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Graphene membrane, protons, structural coloring, ink, nanostructured coating, anti-fouling, self-healing coatings Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Global Analysis of Battery Materials Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K221-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K221-01-00-00-00 This study analyzes the global battery materials market over the period 2013-2023. There are two main types of batteries: Primary or non-rechargeable and secondary or rechargeable batteries. This research focuses on battery materials of only Li-ion and lead acid battery chemistries of the secondary type as both cover 70-80% of the total battery materials market, globally. The study is segmented into Li-ion battery materials and lead acid battery materials. Li-ion battery materials are gaining momentum in the market due to consumer electronics and electric vehicle applications and, hence, are further analyzed according to their sub-segments that include cathode active, anode active, electrolyte and separator materials. Li-ion battery materials also present numerous material, product and technology trends. Lead acid battery materials, in contrast, do not have such a wide portfolio. The regions covered include North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of World. The study analyzes the current market size in terms of unit shipments and revenues based on the average prices of materials in the marketplace. It also provides a 7 year forecast based on the expected CAGR at which the respective battery materials segments and sub-segments are likely to grow. Further, it includes detailed analyses of drivers, restraints, market trends, product and technology trends, material trends, value chain analysis, mergers and acquisitions, competitive environment and product matrix. A range of chemistries have been extensively analyzed as sub-segments under the Li-ion battery materials segment based on their adoption levels: Cathode active materials LFP, LMO, LCO, NCM and NCA Anode active materials Natural graphite, synthetic graphite, silicon composites, lithium tin oxide and amorphous carbon Electrolyte materials Liquid, solid polymer and solid state electrolytes Separator materials Polyethylene / Polypropylene On the other hand, the study offers a more concise discussion of the lead acid battery materials segment including lead cathode, lead oxide anode, sulfuric acid electrolyte and separator materials.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • At what stage is the market and how is it expected to grow during the forecast period?
  • What is the demand for cathode and anode active materials?
  • What are the key factors driving and restraining growth in this market?
  • What are the key chemistries popular or dominant in battery materials in different end applications?
  • What are the competitive factors affecting the market and how will the structure of the market change with time?
  • What are the key geographic regions that present opportunities for battery materials?
  • Who are the key market participants in the global battery materials market?
Thu, 8 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Global 3D Printing Materials Market in Automotive Transportation, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD5C-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD5C-01-00-00-00 This research service focuses on different product segments such as plastic powders, photopolymers, plastic filaments, and metals. Plastic powders are further sub-segmented into polyamide, TPU, PEEK, and others. Plastic filaments are sub-segmented into ABS, polycarbonate, and others. Metals are sub-segmented into steel and non-steel. In terms of applications, the market has been fragmented into rapid prototyping, tooling, aftermarket, and production. End-user segments are represented by passenger cars/LCVs, HCVs, and Luxury & Sports vehicles. Major market drivers and restraints, regional demand outlooks, application growth trends, and product trends are also discussed. Unit shipment and revenue forecasts have been provided for each segment from 2014 to 2024, the base year being 2017. Mega Trends: The global automotive 3D printing materials market has witnessed exemplary growth in the recent past. 3D printing, alternatively known as additive manufacturing (AM), is likely to result in the emergence of local factories and is expected to enable decentralized production with more customized, local, and cheaper vehicle and parts solutions. The manufacturing business model is expected to shift from mega-factories to micro-factories. At present, the high material and machinery costs coupled with slow printing speed acts as a deterrent to large-scale manufacturing. However, the material price is estimated to decrease exponentially as quantities increase. Lower material as well as machinery costs will lead to lower production costs, thereby providing impetus to the market. As cost related challenges are overcome in the market, the industry will see wider adoption. Influencing Factors: Rapid prototyping is by far the largest application for 3D printing in the automotive industry. Design freedom, quick turnaround time, and aesthetic part production are the few factors which exert major influence on the market penetration of 3D printing technology for rapid prototyping. Owing to the high material prices, mass production is not commercially viable at present. However, the prices are expected to rationalize over time, narrowing the cost-gap between conventional production and 3D printing technology. This will influence wider adaptation and propel volume growth. Regional Trends: North America and Europe have traditionally lead the automotive 3D printing materials market in terms of demand and revenue, owing to the high R&D and presence of leading sports vehicle and luxury vehicle manufacturers, who lead demand. Europe is expected to be the most attractive region over the forecast period and lead regional demand in 2024. The Asia Pacific region is a nascent market at present, with substantial growth potential. However, this is a cost sensitive market, which somewhat restrains its potential in the present market condition. Wed, 7 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Nanoemulsions in Drug Delivery, Food and Beverages, Cosmetics and Personal Care Products http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-76-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-76-00-00 Nanoemulsions have a high potential for development and adoption in the next 2 or 3 years as the delivery vehicle has a number of stakeholder initiatives focused on commercializing new technology innovations. The top markets to focus on in the short term are drug delivery, food and beverages, and cosmetics and personal care as there are a number of research and development initiatives by major technology developers. Innovations in these application areas are expected to be commercialized in the next 2 to 3 years. Drug delivery applications of nanoemulsions have the highest intensity of research and development initiatives, but there is also a rise in commercialized innovations for cosmetics and personal care and new research initiatives in the food and beverages sector. This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE provides an overview of the nanoemulsions adoption trends across drug delivery, food and beverages, and cosmetics and personal care products applications. Emerging opportunities and major stakeholder developments across these application sectors are highlighted. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Nanoemulsions, targeted drug delivery, flavor stabilization, essential oil, fortified food, bioactive compounds Fri, 2 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Material Innovations for Printed Electronics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-76-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-76-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE covers the latest material innovations in the field of printed electronics. These innovations can be used in a wide variety of applications such as electronics, healthcare, robotics, sensors, photovoltaics, building & construction, transportation, displays, printed and flexible electronics. This issue covers innovations on the emerging materials that are used as conductive inks. It also covers the impact of the profiled innovations in this technology segment. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Printed electronics, healthcare, robotics, sensors, photovoltaics, building & construction, transportation, displays, printed and flexible electronics, conductive ink Fri, 2 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Bioplastics, Plant-based Proteins and Coatings, Off-grid Energy Production, and Plant Cultivation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-76-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-76-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in manufacturing of bioplastic, plant-based products including protein, feed ingredients, and coatings. The TOE focuses on various technology innovations such as organic powered off-grid unit for energy production and rapid plant cultivation. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. Keywords: Potato starch-based coating material, biopolymer, off-grid home power unit, aquafeed ingredients, single cell protein, edible seaweed-based packaging, speed breeding Fri, 2 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Growth Opportunities for Bio-based Chemicals and Materials in Europe and North America, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD58-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD58-01-00-00-00 This research analyzes the penetration of bio-based chemicals and materials in three main applications that include paints and coatings, plastics, and adhesives and sealants. The study, therefore, has three segments - bio-based paints and coatings, bio-based plastics, and bio-based adhesives and sealants. The deliverable covers North America and Europe as key regions and provides insights on how various bio-based materials have penetrated into these two regions. It analyzes the current market size in terms of volumes and revenues based on the average prices of products in the marketplace. It also provides a 7-year forecast based on the expected CAGR at which the respective application segments are likely to grow. The study bases the forecast on the various drivers and restraints along with regional, product, and technology trends in the marketplace. In addition to this, the market also analyzes the key market participants and the key competitive factors that are critical for participants to gain a strong foothold in the market. The study extensively analyzes the different segments in terms of key applications where bio-based materials are being used and have future potential to grow. Key chemistries used in each of these bio-based chemicals and materials segments have been analyzed. In order to assess the current size of the bio-based chemicals and materials and to evaluate the future potential, key growth opportunities and restraining factors are taken into consideration. Price variations and factors impacting prices of bio-based chemicals and materials across each segment have been analyzed in the report. Regional dynamics that capture the opportunities for bio-based chemicals and materials in various countries has been dealt in the report, and this will help the reader understand the future growth markets for specific applications. The various chemistries that are used across various application segments are also analyzed extensively based on their adoption levels.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

Key application segments analyzed in the study are as follows:

  • Automotive and Transportation (A&T)
  • Building and Construction (B&C)
  • Paper and Packaging
  • Consumer Goods
  • *Others

*Others include textiles, agriculture and horticulture, electrical works, and medical applications.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • What are the key applications for bio-based chemicals and materials?
  • What are the key geographic regions that present opportunities for bio-based chemicals and materials?
  • What are the key chemistries used in bio-based paints and coatings, bio-based plastics, and bio-based adhesives and sealants?
  • Who are the key market participants in the North American and European bio-based chemicals and materials market?
  • Is the market fragmented or consolidated?
Thu, 1 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Advances in Technical Fibers http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-75-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-75-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE covers the latest innovations in the field of technical fibers that include glass fibers, carbon fibers, and hybrid glass carbon fibers. These innovations can be used in a wide variety of applications such as automotive, defense and military, building & construction, consumer durables, medical & pharmaceutical. It also covers IP landscape and the technology roadmap for technical fibers. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Technical fibers, glass, carbon, hybrid glass carbon, automotive, defense, military, building & construction, consumer durables, medical, pharmaceutical Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Emerging Opportunities for Nanoemulsions http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-75-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-75-00-00 Nanoemulsions are ultrafine dispersions of two immiscible liquids that are stabilized using surfactants. With dimensions ranging from 20 to 200 nanometers, nanoemulsions provide a large surface area and low surface tension. Due to their novel optical and physical properties, nanoemulsions find adoption across a range of application sectors, which includes food and beverages, drug delivery, cosmetics, and personal care. This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE provides an overview of the nanoemulsions technology, the different manufacturing methods used, trends driving adoption, the application landscape, and analysis of patent activity. Strategic insights are provided to highlight the factors driving adoption, and future areas of development that stakeholders involved in technology development can concentrate on. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Nanoemulsions, nanotechnology, surface tension, drug delivery, targeted delivery, bioavailability Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Global Powder Coatings Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K211-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K211-01-00-00-00 The global powder coatings market research analyses the penetration of powder coatings across various end markets such as appliances, automotive, architectural, furniture, agricultural construction and mining equipment (ACME), and pipe coatings. The global deliverable covers 4 key regions that include North America, Europe, APAC, and ROW markets and regional analysis is presented at the segment level in order to illustrate the regional dynamics and opportunities for powder coatings across various applications. It analyses the current market size in terms of volumes and revenues based on the average prices of products in the marketplace. It also provides a 7 year forecast based on the expected CAGR at which the respective application segments are likely to grow. The study bases the forecast on the various drivers and restraints along with regional, product, and technology trends in the marketplace. In addition to this, the market also analyses the key market participants and provides market share and the key competitive factors that are critical for participants to gain a strong foothold in the market.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The study extensively analyses the 7 different segments where powder coatings are used. Segment level dynamics in terms of replacement of liquid coatings by powder coatings in every application segment has been extensively analyzed to estimate the future growth and opportunities for powders in the respective segment. Price variations and factors impacting prices of powder coatings across each segment have been analyzed in the report. Regional dynamics that capture the opportunities for powder coatings in various countries have been dealt with in the report and this will help the reader understand the future hotspots for powder coatings for specific applications. 

Research Highlights

The various chemistries that are used across various application segments are also analyzed extensively based on their adoption levels. The following chemistries have been extensively analyzed in the study:

  • Epoxy
  • Polyester*
  • Epoxy-Polyester Hybrids**
  • Acrylic***
  • PVC, Polyamide, Poly-olefins, Fluoro-polymers

*Polyesters include polyester triglycidyl isocyanurate (TGIC), polyester TGIC-free, urethane polyester, and super-durable polyesters.

**Hybrids used in the study refer to epoxy-polyester hybrids.

***Acrylic includes acrylic urethanes, glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) acrylics, and acrylic hybrids.

These chemistries have been further classified into thermoplastics and thermosets.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • What are the key applications for powder coatings?
  • What are the key geographic regions that present opportunities for powder coatings?
  • What are the key chemistries using in powder coatings?
  • Who are the key market participants in the global powder coatings market?
  • Is the market fragmented or consolidated?
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Advances in Nanotechnology for Applications in Healthcare, Flexible Electronics, 3D Printing, Energy Storage, IoT, and High Performance Composites http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-67-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-67-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE describes innovations in nanotechnology in healthcare, flexible electronics, 3D printing, energy storage, Internet of Things (IoT), and high performance composites. The TOE profiles a cost-efficient catalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) in fuel cells, a technology for improved display color reproduction in portable electronics, a nanosensor and modified bacteria strains for healthcare applications. Also profiled are a cost-efficient process for producing vertical power devices from gallium nitride, and improvements in 3D printing. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Fuel cells, catalysts, hydrogen evolution reaction, nanofilms, bacterial engineering, ultrasound imaging, 3D printing, graphene, gallium nitride, nanosensors, display color reproduction, IoT, organic transistors, memory resistors, memristors, 2D boron nitride Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Material Innovations in Adhesives, Healthcare, Water, and Aviation Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-74-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-74-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles material innovations in the adhesives, healthcare, water, and aviation industries. Innovations include an ultra-sticky adhesive, a self-disinfecting textile which can be incorporated into doorplate devices to prevent bacterial infections, a self-adhesive electrode material that can be used in health monitoring, and a ceramic material that self-repairs cracks for use in the aircraft industry. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Metal-organic framework, adhesives, self-disinfecting textiles, ceramic materials Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Paints and Coatings for the Sports and Leisure Goods Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-74-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-74-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE profiles paints and coatings innovations in the sports and leisure goods industry. A coating suitable for all weather types with excellent abrasion resistance for asphalt sporting surfaces such as tennis and basketball courts has been profiled. An inexpensive solvent-based coating to prevent degradation of swimming pools due to chemicals used to treat the swimming pool water is also presented. Innovations are focused toward development of eco-friendly paints and coatings and high performance paints with appealing decorative look. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Acrylates, styrene acrylic copolymer, xylene, pneumatic equipment Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Self-healing Cement, Ultra-fine Nanofibers, Digital Ceramic Printing, Carbon-based and Bio-based Plastics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-73-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-73-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles self-healing cement, ultra-fine nanofibers, digital ceramic printing, carbon-based and bio-based plastics. Innovations in focus are a self-healing cement for repairing oil and gas wells, ultrafine nanofibers developed using low-cost processing methods for producing lightweight fabrics, digital ceramic printers and inks for producing high-resolution images on glass and ceramic surfaces, a lightweight engineering plastic material that consists of a carbon-only backbone, and bioplastics made with algal blooms. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Self-healing cement, nanofibers, digital ceramic printing, bioplastics, algal blooms Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Self-healing Coatings, Hydrophobic Coatings, Wood Coatings, Coating Stabilizers, and Anti-corrosion Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-73-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-73-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE profiles self-healing coatings, hydrophobic coatings, wood coatings, coating stabilizers, and anti-corrosion coatings. The innovations in focus are a coating with carbon nanotubes that has superior corrosion resistance, a coating that has hydrophobic as well as self-healing properties, and an anti-corrosion coating that consists of a clear liquid nylon-epoxy copolymer. coating stabilizers that do not discolor the substrate, and wood varnish that protects wood from sun and water damage have also been presented in this TOE. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Self-healing coatings, hydrophobic coatings, wood coatings, coating stabilizers, anti-corrosion coatings, CNT, nylon-epoxy copolymer Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Advances in Biopolymers, Metal Foams, Natural Composites, and Graphene http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-72-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-72-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE covers the latest innovations in the field of biopolymers, metal foams, natural composites, and graphene. These innovations can be used in a wide variety of applications such as automotive, defense and military, building & construction, consumer durables, and medical & pharmaceutical. It also covers innovations based on the development of shoes with graphene, which enhances the heat dissipation by close to 50%. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Biopolymers, metal foams, natural composites, graphene, automotive, defense, military, building, construction, consumer durables, medical, pharmaceutical Fri, 5 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Coating Innovations for Automotive and Construction Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-72-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-72-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE showcases some vastly emerging coating developments within Europe. The issue finds that majority of these developments happen in the building and the automobile industries. Some of the major developments have been highlighted in this issue, which also showcase the apparently high stakeholder activity to produce a wide range of innovative coatings in Europe. A high temperature coating for industrial applications describes the value addition the coating provides in protecting substrates at very high temperatures of even 600 degrees C. Another innovation features a portfolio of coatings designed for the automotive industry that emphasizes the significance of visual appeal stands in this industry. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Powder coatings, alkyd coatings, high temperature coatings, chemical resistant coatings, gloss coatings Fri, 5 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Structural Electronics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7FD-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7FD-01-00-00-00 Structural electronics (SE) is referred to as a next-gen electronics technology involves printing of functional electronic circuitries across irregular shaped curves and architectures, including the human body. SE replaces bulky load-bearing structures within a circuitry with smart electronic components which can conform to complex shapes, ensuring optimum space utilization. SE offers different and better ways of implementing electronic functionalities into the products. In the short term, a key capability of structural electronics to reduce the weight of a product is set to disrupt the aerospace and automotive sectors. Also, structural electronics offers flexibility of components, enabling space optimization and connectivity of white goods and consumer electronic products. Advancements in material science to develop stretchable conductive materials, government funding, and application diversity play a vital role in driving advancements in the structural electronics industry. Key questions answered in the report 1. What is the significance of structural electronics technology? 2. What are the key drivers and challenges of the structural electronics industry? 3. Why would structural electronics dominate conventional electronics? 4. What are the key enablers of structural electronics? 5. What types of industries are likely to be impacted by structural electronics? 6. What sort of strategies OEMs need to embrace to strengthen technologies and acquire customers? 7. What is the future prospect of the technology? Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Antimicrobial Technologies for Enhanced Consumer Health http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D80D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D80D-01-00-00-00 Healthcare-associated infection (HAI) continues to be a significant global concern, hence there is growing research for developing new antimicrobial platforms that can significantly decrease the risk of microbial infections. While metallic ions continue to be one of the most potent antimicrobial technology platform, several new innovations across antimicrobial polymers, peptides and naturally sourced agents will lead the global consumer health landscape.Key opportunities for antimicrobial technologies will depend on the use of optimal combination of multiple microbicidal platforms for several consumer health applications. Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Technologies Impacting the Future of Korea http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7F8-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7F8-01-00-00-00 Korea is one of the world s biggest innovators in terms of research and development, patent activity, number of high-tech companies, value-added manufacturing, and researcher density per million of population. Korea s remarkable economic rise over the past decade can be attributed to the high amount of innovation and the rapid technology development. This report aims to outline broadly, those technologies that will disrupt the Korean innovation landscape in the near horizon. Ten technologies that we consider to be most impactful across a diverse technology areas have been profiled in this report, and they are Big Data technology 5G Smart Factories Rapid Charging Healthcare IT Digital Biomarkers Smart Water Management Electric Vehicles Lightweight Materials Bio-based Materials Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Alternate Feedstocks And Process Technologies For Conversion Of Gas To Chemicals http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7E2-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7E2-01-00-00-00 Transitioning towards new feedstocks for development of chemicals involves more than just changing raw materials; it includes developing new techniques, infrastructure, chemical pathways, and processing technologies, requiring major financial and intellectual investments. Hence, the resources needed to achieve this transformation involves long lasting and strong partnerships amongst industries, academics, and governments. Global competitiveness in the chemicals and energy sectors, attainment of sustainability goals, and curtailment of fossil fuel usage greatly depend on efficient and sustained use of unconventional resources for developing various intermediate and end- use chemicals across industries. This research service profiles emerging technologies that will enable alternative feedstocks to meet future demands for chemicals and analyses how it opens new possibilities to impact and converge with other industries. It also emphasis on how technology developments in the conversion of gas to chemicals value chain are associated with feedstock sources, new chemical conversion pathways and technologies, economic and efficient processing technologies, new materials and products. The research service also establishes that alternative feedstocks, specifically methane, obtained from unconventional sources can control green house emissions while economically producing commercially viable chemicals. The research also emphasizes on: Attainment of unique global competitive advantage by utilizing abundant methane generated from unconventional sources such as shale oil, natural gas, oil sands, and flue gases for feedstock production. Creation of a new manufacturing sector in feedstock supply, preparation, and conversion to carbon building blocks. Transition of manufacturing and energy use toward a low-carbon future. Emphasis on developing new process technologies/upgrading existing technologies is prioritized across geographies. Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Indian Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P983-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P983-01-00-00-00 Calcium carbonate has historically been one of the preferred fillers for the paper industry. In recent years, it has also become a preferred filler for the paint industry, heavily substituting kaolin in this application. While the primary reason has been the unavailability of high-quality kaolin, customers are also shifting due to the better opacity, gloss, and scrub resistance provided by calcium carbonate. While paint and paper are likely to remain the main application focus for calcium carbonate, relatively higher growth in segments such as Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) and masterbatches offer significant potential for a supplier to target, primarily due to the large expansion plans of companies such as Plastiblends and Finolex in India. Additionally, there is significant import substitution potential for steric coated grades of Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC) and Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) in masterbatches and PVC applications. The key challenge suppliers face today is delivering high product performance in what has become a highly commoditized market. Inclusion of niche grades (such as steric coated for masterbatches and PVC) and application development along with the end user has to be the focus for suppliers looking to make premium offerings and improving their margins. However, this can only be in addition to the high-volume sales of commodity grades, as the potential to make premium calcium carbonate offerings in India remains low. The demand for PCC is limited by its niche application segments and its price. Even though PCC finds niche usage in applications such as pharmaceuticals and oral care, there are alternate fillers also which are also fulfilling the needs of the respective industry. As a result, GCC accounts for 85% of the calcium carbonate consumed today, while PCC is only 15% of the nearly 3 million MT market size. This market is serviced by 4 large-scale calcium carbonate producers that account for around 30% of the market and an additional 20% 22% of the demand is met by imports. The remainder of the market is fragmented and is catered to by medium, small-scale, and unorganized producers.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope:

This study covers the Indian market for both types of calcium carbonate in India and provides strategic insights with respect to growth opportunities. The study further captures the value chain of the Indian Calcium Carbonate market and looks to understand the projected market value by type and application. Additionally, it provides an overview of the key trends, drivers and restraints, and critical success factors for calcium carbonate manufacturers supplying to the Indian market. Overall, this study aims to assess the potential of calcium carbonate in India and understand how it is expected to evolve in the near future.

 

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