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 Global Fire Protection Coatings Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCBA-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCBA-01-00-00-00 Fire protection coatings are coating systems that are required to be applied on structural elements in building & construction on various industries to provide adequate rescue and evacuation time in the event of a fire. Fire hazards are basically of two types which are hydrocarbon fire (that originates from burning of hydrocarbon based materials such as crude oil and natural gas) and cellulosic fire (that originates from cellulosic materials such as wood and paper). In this study, fire protection coatings are majorly classified as Hydrocarbon Intumescent Coatings, Hydrocarbon Cementitious Coatings, Cellulosic Intumescent Coatings and Cellulosic Cementitious Coatings. Intumescent coatings are materials that when exposed to fire expands to more than 60 times their original thickness and form a charred exterior to create a barrier between the external environment and the substrate. Cementitious coatings are materials based on cementitious raw materials such as Portland cement and gypsum that are inherently fire resistant and provide adequate fire insulation for a period of time. Hydrocarbon fires typically reach temperatures of over 1,100 C within a time span of 5 minutes and hence, demand highly effective fire-proofing solutions. Cellulosic fire protection systems are developed for civil construction and infrastructure projects. Cellulosic fires are caused by the burning of materials such as wood, paper, or textiles. The temperatures of cellulosic fires are slow to rise and can reach a peak of 950 C. The thickness and the number of coating layers applied on a substrate depend on the fire rating required by the end customer. Fire rating is the minimum duration of fire protection expected of the coating which is typically 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, or 3 hours. The higher the fire rating, the more the thickness required and more the number of layers of coating applied. End customers select the appropriate coating system based on certain specifications such as the substrate steel s properties, location of the structure, aesthetic requirements, duration of fire protection required, and probability of physical damage. The major industries affected by hydrocarbon fires are oil & gas, chemical & petrochemicals, marine, and power while cellulosic fire can occur at land based commercial and industrial constructions. The fire protection coatings market is at present highly competitive due to significant number of large and small market participants. Manufacturers are compelled to maintain prices at low levels due to high price sensitivity of customers in the developing countries Asia Pacific, which is the largest market for the overall fire protection coatings industry. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Powder Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-49-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-49-00-00 Powder coatings are used for imparting various functionalities including corrosion resistance, achieve high-quality finish, and improve the durability of substrates. Due to strict environmental norms for VOC emissions across the globe, the end-user industries are moving toward the adoption of solvent-free powder coatings with minimal or no VOC content. Controlled film thickness and easy application are some of the driving factors for the increased adoption of the coatings. Application industries such as automotive, construction, and consumer appliances are actively using powder coating techniques to deliver optimum results. 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, coatings, gloss, solvent, polymer, resin, polyester, epoxy, polyurethane, hybrid epoxy-polyester resins, dibutyl phthalate, plasticizer, pectin, drug release Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Biocoagulants for Water and Wastewater Treatment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-49-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-49-00-00 This High Tech Materials (TOE) features trends and innovations related to biobased coagulants that are quickly becoming widely adopted across industries due to their non-toxic and non-hazardous characteristics. This TOE focuses on various technologies used to develop natural coagulants that expedite the sedimentation process and reduce turbidity. The TOE also provides information on use of renewable ingredients in the manufacturing of coagulants, which poses less danger to human health and ecology by eliminating heavy metals and micropollutants from treated water. Corresponding patents are also provided along with industry interactions. 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: Water, wastewater, coagulants, treatment, biocoagulants Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Biopackaging for Food and Beverage Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-49-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-49-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in producing biopackaging materials that are completely biodegradable. These non-toxic, non-hazardous, and plastic-free materials do not pollute landfills. The TOE edition also focuses on various technology innovations, which have developed packaging materials using sustainable ingredients that expedite the biodegradation process in the landfill environment. The TOE also provides information on use of renewable ingredients in the manufacturing of packaging materials that are more stable, heat- and water-proof. This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in biological solutions for treatment of plastic waste. Biological solutions are being explored by stakeholders to overcome the issues posed by thermochemical processes. The TOE focusses on various technology innovations in biological solutions for treatment of plastic waste and provides insights on technology adoption and funding scenario globally. Corresponding patents are also provided along with industry interactions. 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. 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: Packaging materials, biodegradable packaging, palm leaf plates, bagasse, extrusion technology, recyclable packaging Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 2D Nanomaterials in Industrial Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3E-00-00 Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials, including graphene, boron nitride, molybdenum disulfide, or cadmium telluride, have gained attention of researchers in recent times, due to their significant electronic and mechanical performance. The high level of interest in graphene is driving opportunities for other 2D nanomaterials with similar structure. Manufacturers are still facing difficulties in developing cost-effective and easy production methods for 2D nanomaterials that will allow these materials to compete with conventional technologies, such as conductive thin-films in electronic devices. This issue of Nanotech TOE presents recent innovations in 2D nanomaterials, intellectual property analysis, and factors limiting and driving growth of these materials. 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 & 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: Nanomaterials, graphene, 2D nanomaterials, boron nitride, exfoliation, molybdenum disulfide, nanocomposite Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of the Western European Workwear and Uniforms Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCA3-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCA3-01-00-00-00 The research scope of this includes: Market trends and strategic recommendations for blue workwear, white workwear, career wear, casual wear, and uniforms Regional trends in Germany, France, UK and Ireland, Iberia, Italy, Benelux, Scandinavia, and Alpine An analysis by segment and region has been provided with historical information and revenue forecast for the period of 2013 to 2021 Major industry drivers, restraints, market trends, materials, and technology trends that are impacting the Western European workwear and uniform market are also discussed in this research service. Growth opportunities across various segments have also been provided. Market share analysis has been provided both at the total level and at the segment level. Competitive factors and assessment has been discussed at the total level. Key market participants include Fristads Kansas, MASCOT, Hultafors Group, LH Safety Delta Plus, Elis Workwear, Rentokil Initial, and Portwest. The base year for the study is 2016 with historical information from 2013 and a forecast period of 2017 to 2021. Key Questions This Study Will Answer 1. Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? 2. What are the various trends likely to affect end user adoption of particular workwear? 3. What is the impact of eCommerce on the distribution channel for the market? 4. What are the factors that are driving and restraining the growth of this market? 5. What are the key end-user preferences across various segments? 6. What are the various opportunities to grow in the market? The Western European workwear and uniforms market is expected to reach 8.01 billion in 2021. A revival in the manufacturing and construction industry across Western Europe is expected to offer high growth for the blue workwear segment. Britain s exit from the European Union has temporarily resulted in higher products prices, however, this is not expected to restrain the adoption of workwear but it is likely to hamper replacement sales. However, regions such as Scandinavia, Benelux, and Germany prefer buying quality workwear with functionality such as breathability, moisture wicking, and ruggedness. These are typically sold at a higher price point and boost the revenue for workwear segment. Furthermore, there has been significant research regarding the development of clothing, which is responsive to external surroundings. This provides comfort to the end user. However, with uptake of automation in many industry verticals, the need for workwear is expected to deter in the long term of the forecast period. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Plastics and Composites for the Aerospace Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-11-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-11-00-00 The aerospace industry is focusing on reducing the weight of aircraft in order to attain better fuel efficiency and performance. This is creating a need for materials with better mechanical, chemical, and thermal properties that can replace heavy metals. With lightweight and durability of components of prime importance, lightweight composites (for both aircraft interiors and exteriors) are being seen as a viable solution to fulfill the industry requirements. Plastics Advisor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights of various plastics and composites and also analyses their impact across various industries. The Materials and Coatings 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 their impact and applications across industries. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Aircraft, aerospace, aviation, aircraft interior, aircraft exterior, lightweight composites, polymers, plastics, polyurethane (PU), polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), polyaryletherketone (PAEK), polyether ether ketone (PEEK), polycarbonate, polymeric foam, propargyl ether, phthalonitril, carbon nanotubes Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 High-strength, Lightweight Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-48-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-48-00-00 High-strength, lightweight materials are in huge demand for structural applications to meet the demand from industries for stronger, durable, low-weight attributes. Examples of such materials include high-entropy metal alloys, fiber-reinforced hydrogels, and shape memory alloys. These materials are finding growing traction in the automotive, aerospace, defense, and healthcare sectors. Material manufacturers are focusing on identifying low-cost manufacturing methods for the high strength materials for future material development. 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: High-strength materials, metal alloys, fiber-reinforced hydrogels, lightweight applications Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 High-performance Ceramic Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-48-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-48-00-00 Ceramic coatings help in improving life of components and imparting hardness and wear resistance to them. These coatings can also be used for complex geometries and parts. The coatings can be customized to impart desired functionalities through use of surface modification techniques. 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: Ceramic coatings, high performance, corrosion resistance Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nano-additives to Enhance Performance and Lifespan of Automotive Engines http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3D-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3D-00-00 Fuel combustion is a key global challenge with the automotive industry being touted as one of the major contributors. Governments are pushing the manufacturers from automotive market to reduce the amount of emissions and automotive OEMs have been active in finding ways to accomplish the same. Nano-additives for fuels and lubricants is one of the ways that can help in the reduction of combustion, friction, and wear for automotive sector. In addition, these nano-additives may also increase the economical performance and longevity of engines. The key nanomaterials used to improve fuel and oil properties include nanoparticles of cerium oxide, zinc oxide, carbon, cobalt, titanium, and graphene. 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 & 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: Fuel additives, lubricant additives, oil additives, nanoemulsion, cerium oxide, carbon nanospheres, nanofilm Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Healthcare, Energy Storage, Photodetectors, and Cloud Computing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-3C-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-3C-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in healthcare, energy storage, photodetectors, and cloud computing. The TOE emphasizes on developments in the fields of a self-healing coating for medical implanted devices, sensors manufacturing, and pain-free blood collection devices. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Healthcare, energy storage, self-healing coatings, medical implant devices, sensors, blood collection devices Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Chemical and Material Innovations Enabling Product Authentication and Brand Protection http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-47-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-47-00-00 Companies across industries are using product authentication and brand protection technologies to prevent counterfeiting and protect with brand name and image. These technologies range from 3D films to security fibers and chemical additives added in the packaging. The recent chemical and material developments from companies operating in this industry are focused on either security solutions that can be installed during the production process or one-stop solutions that can combat all security and counterfeiting threats. 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: Product authentication, brand protection, threat, packaging Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Research Advances in Biomimetic Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-47-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-47-00-00 Biomimetics is the study of nature and natural phenomena. Principles of biomimetics can be for applied for technology and product development to address application specific challenges. The concept can help adoption of products with higher performance in several application spaces. In Europe, Japan, and the US. Biomimetics is being recognized as the technology of the future and there is increasing interest related to R&D and funding. Technologies inspired from sharkskin, naturally mimicked proteins, and lotus leaf phenomena have been developed for use in aerospace, marine, medical, and automotive industries. 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: Biomimetic, lotus leaf phenomena, natural resources, spider silk Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nanocrystalline Materials for Satisfying High Performance Requirements http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3C-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3C-00-00 A nanocrystal is a material particle having at least one dimension smaller than 100 nanometres (a nanoparticle) and composed of atoms in either a single- or poly-crystalline arrangement. Several kinds of nanocrystals such as quantum dots, nanocellulose are being widely researched across the globe. Key developmental efforts are targeted toward fine-tuning various nanocrystals across applications, prominent being medical and automotive. 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 & 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: Quantum dots, nanocellulose, zirconia nanocrystals, nanocomposites Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Low Temperature Polycrystalline Silicon for Next-Gen Displays http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-46-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-46-00-00 Low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) is polycrystalline silicon that is fabricated at lower temperatures, and is largely used in the consumer electronics industry for the development of large-area displays with high resolution. LTPS thin-film-transistors (TFTs) have high scope for adoption for liquid crystal display (LCD) panels as they provide high design flexibility at low material costs. High demand for flexible displays and compact mobile devices drives innovations in LTPS with high performance attributes, creating a high market potential for the material. 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. Miniaturization, a move toward lower power consumption, and the need for enhanced features are driving innovations in the electronics sector. Technology focus areas include semiconductor manufacturing and design, flexible electronics, 3D integration/IC, MEMS and NEMS, solid state lighting, advanced displays, nanoelectronics, wearable electronics, brain computer interface, advanced displays, near field communication, and next generation data storage or memory. Keywords: Polycrystalline silicon, consumer electronics, thin film transistor, display modules, liquid crystal displays Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Sputtering Deposition Techniques Help Increase Coating Efficiency http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-46-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-46-00-00 Sputtering is a deposition process in which ionized gas molecule is used to displace atoms of a specific material (which is called the target) and is then deposited on to a substrate in a high energy environment. The target material forms a very strong bond at the atomic level to the substrate and can help create long lasting, durable substrates. This deposition technique is used across industries with high impact applications being semiconductor, electronics, medical, solar, and telecommunications. 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: Sputtering, coating method, physical vapor deposition Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Sustainable Ingredients for Moisturizers http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-46-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-46-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in production of moisturizers using sustainable ingredients. The TOE focuses on various technology innovations that are using natural resources to manufacture moisturizers, skin care and body care lotions. The TOE also provides information on use of renewable ingredients in the manufacturing of moisturizers, which possess pharmaceutical and cosmetical properties that remove dark spots, blemishes, wrinkles, and also enhance skin complexion. Corresponding patents are also provided along with industry interactions. 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. 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: Moisturizers, skin, sustainable ingredients, pharmaceuticals Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ceramic Nanocomposites as a High Performance Alternative for Traditional Ceramic Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3B-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3B-00-00 Development of new ceramic nanocomposites is gaining importance due to a sustained end application requirements for high performance and durable composites. Growing demand for ceramic nanocomposites is mainly driven by the needs from automotive, aerospace, construction, and energy industries have spurred research and developmental efforts across the globe. Carbon nanotube (CNT)-based ceramic nanocomposites are of key research focus due to the significant capabilities of CNTs to improve the mechanical and electrical parameters of versatile materials. While the market for these materials is witnessing an upward trajectory, many innovations are still not widely adopted due to scalability issues and need for effective large scale manufacturing processes and the material adoption is still restricted to niche applications. 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 & 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: Ceramic nanocomposites, carbon nanotubes, zirconia nanocrystals, conductive magnetic nanocomposite, nanocomposite cathode Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Future of Asset Tracking in Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7A1-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7A1-01-00-00-00 With the advent of Industry 4.0 and smart factories, it has become a necessity for industries to adopt advanced technologies to improve their manufacturing processes. Asset tracking and monitoring technology is currently adopted by industries for tracking and monitoring asset location and status. Sophisticated monitoring technology can also be categorized under plant asset management systems in which industries leverage such advanced technologies to prevent asset failure and to greatly improve asset performance. This transformational technology is playing a vital role in many key industries or applications such as logistics, warehousing, healthcare, automotive, fleet management, military, and industrial automation. The value and functionality of asset tracking technologies has increased owing to its ability to leverage the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) which is set to disrupt traditional manufacturing technologies. This technology and innovation research service entitled Future of Asset Tracking in Manufacturing reviews the recent innovations in asset tracking and evaluates its impact on various industries. Key questions covered in this report: What is the significance and impact of asset tracking technologies across different industries? What is the key industry trends propelling adoption? What are the factors influencing adoption - major drivers and challenges? What are the key innovations? Who are key stakeholders driving R&D initiatives? What are the key partnership activities? What are the future prospects and growth opportunities? How can organizations capitalize opportunities? Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Research Advances in Superconducting Nanomaterials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3A-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3A-00-00 Superconductivity is a unique property that allows electrons flow to without resistance beyond a specific temperature due to the increases in motion of paired electrons. . At present the temperature of superconductors is about half way to absolute zero. This makes it difficult to scale the superconducting nanomaterials on a large scale. Therefore, research is focused on raising the superconducting temperature to room temperature. Once this is achieved, the materials can have immense potential in applications such as electronics, computing, and energy storage. 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 & 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: Superconductors, nanowires, magnetic properties, photon detectors Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Self-healing Materials for Healthcare Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-45-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-45-00-00 Global healthcare sector has always focused on developing innovative materials that can address the evolving needs of patients and caregivers. Self-healing materials due to its biodegrability and healing attributes are gaining importance in healthcare market especially in implants and drug delivery processes. Rising ageing population and increase in occurrence of chronic diseases are driving use of medical implants, which in turn increases the demand for self-healing materials including self-healing hydrogels. Researchers are more focused in the direction of providing cost-effective materials that can provide value added features. 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, medical implants, biodegradable, supramolecular polymer, hydrogels, drug delivery, shape memory, liquid crystalline network Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Applications of Polyurethane-based Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-45-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-45-00-00 Polyurethane (PU) coatings are widely used across all industries as they have the ability to impart properties such as high durability, toughness, high gloss, and so on. These coatings contain PU resins that are usually formed by the reaction of a polyalcohol with an organic di-isocyanate. However, solvent-based polyurethane coatings are harmful for the environment as they release toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs). For this reason, water-based polyurethane as well as 100% solids polyurethane coatings are being developed. Stakeholders are also trying to eliminate the use of isocyanates in the production process without sacrificing the key properties of polyurethane coatings. 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: Polyurethane, coatings, water, solvent, isocyanate, alcohol Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Plant-based Alternatives for Animal Protein http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-45-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-45-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in plant-based meat substitutes. There is growing awareness amongst population for a healthy lifestyle and people are shifting to healthier vegetarian or vegan diet options. This has led to the development of meat alternatives including plant-based products that resemble the fibrous structure, bite, and flavor of meat. The TOE edition also focusses on various technology innovations in soy- and gluten-free plant-based meat substitutes. It provides insights on the technology adoption and funding scenario globally. Corresponding patents are also provided along with industry interactions. 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. 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: Meat substitutes, protein, peas, plant-based beef patty Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of Western European Fall Protection Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCA5-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCA5-01-00-00-00 The Western European fall protection market generated revenue of 343.5 million in 2016, and is expected to reach 412.2 million in 2021. Wind energy, transportation, and utilities are expected to experience high market growth due to adoption of sophisticated products and growing penetration. On the other hand, construction and general industrial are expected to offer high potential for growth due to existing low compliance in these verticals coupled with stringent enforcement of regulations. The fall protection market is expected to offer high growth when compared to other PPE product segments. This is because of growing awareness and stringent enforcement of safety regulations across Western Europe. Fall protection installed systems and fall protection services are expected to offer high growth opportunities as their penetration in utilities, telecom, and transportation industries is expected to increase. Dearth for industry specific innovation in access systems and monorails and guardrails segments is expected to restrain market revenues. Britain s exit from the European Union has temporarily resulted in higher product prices, however, this is not expected to restrain adoption as fall protection is considered highly essential with increasing customer and end-user awareness. With uptake of automation in many industry verticals, the need for fall protection is expected to deter during the long term of the forecast period. Research Scope Market trends and strategic recommendations (soft goods, hard goods, installed systems, access systems, rescue equipment, fall protection services) Regional trends (Germany, France, UK & Ireland, Iberia, Italy, Benelux, Scandinavia, Alpine) Industry verticals trends (construction, general industrial, utilities, oil and gas, wind energy, transportation, mining, telecom) Analysis by segment, region and industry vertical has been provided with revenue forecast for the period of 2013 2021. Major industry drivers, restraints, market trends, material and technology trends, and regulatory outlook impacting the Western European fall protection market are also discussed in the study. Growth opportunities across various segments have also been provided. Market share analysis has been provided and the total level and at the segment level. Competitive factors and assessment have been discussed at the total level. Key market participants are Honeywell, 3M (Capital Safety), MSA (Latchways Inc), Kee Safety, Skylotec, Tractel S.A.S, Petzl, and Spanset. The base year for the study is 2016, with forecasts up to 2021. Key Questions this Study will Answer Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? How do the dynamics of the industry and regional diversities affect the fall protection market? What are the core end-user sectors for this market and what are the growth areas? How will the structure of the market change with time? Are the products and services offered currently meeting customer needs, or is there additional development needed? Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Barrier Films for Personal Care Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-44-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-44-00-00 Barrier films are being extensively used for packaging personal care products to improve their shelf-life, contain breakages, and preserve the active ingredients present in the products without the use of any added preservatives. Material manufacturers across the globe are developing high barrier films that provide oxygen barrier, moisture barrier, and aroma retention properties to contained products. There is high potential for adoption smart materials and bio-based materials as barrier films for packaging over the next 3 years. 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: Barrier films, packaging materials, personal care, cosmetics, active ingredients, oxygen barrier Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Plastics and Composites for the Healthcare Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-10-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-10-00-00 Plastics are used widely in the healthcare industry, from packaging and components to the devices. Key attributes such as better barrier properties for packaging, environmental protection, cost savings, radiation stability, fewer infections, transparency, biocompatibility, increased comfort and safety are driving the growth of plastics in this industry. Plastic resins are established as a vital component in an extensive range of medical designs, facilitating the development of next generation of implants, single-use devices, packaging technology, and many others. Plastics Advisor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights of various plastics and composites and also analyses their impact across various industries. The Materials and Coatings 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 their impact and applications across industries. The Health & Wellness cluster tracks developments in a myriad of areas including genetic engineering, regenerative medicine, drug discovery and development, nanomedicine, nutrition, cosmetic procedures, pain and disease management and therapies, drug delivery, personalized medicine, and smart healthcare. Keywords: Plastic, polymers, medical, healthcare, medicine, pharmaceutical, medical devices, implants, 3D printers, packaging, thermoplastic, silicon, polydimethylsiloxane, polypropylene, polylactic-co-glycolic acid, polystyrene, copolyester, polyvinyl chloride Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nanoscale Explosives and Narcotics Trace Detection in Homeland Security http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-39-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-39-00-00 Due to threats of terrorist attacks around the world in recent times, the demand for homeland security technologies is growing at a rapid pace. Airport security--that includes explosives and narcotics trace detection (ETD)--is a key aspect of homeland security; developing technologies and products that can mitigate the risk has been a key focus of R&D efforts, especially in the US and Western Europe. It is expected that nanotechnology will increasingly impact ETD by improving the sensing capabilities and portability of explosives and narcotics detectors. This Nanotech TOE highlights recent improvements and innovations in nanoscale explosives and narcotics trace detection technologies in homeland security. 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 need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Explosives detection, narcotics trace detection, nanotransistor, carbon nanotubes, plasmonic nanoresonator Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Trends and Opportunities for Chemicals and Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-43-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-43-00-00 The chemicals and materials industries are driven by the demand for application specific and environmentally friendly products. Rapid growth in industrialization and evolving end-user requirements generate the need for a dynamic innovation ecosystem where government agencies, companies, and research institutes work together to provide novel chemicals and materials. Emerging opportunities in the chemicals and materials industries on which stakeholders are expected to focus on in the future include high performance materials, bio-based products, and the establishment of large-scale and cost effective manufacturing methods. 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: Advanced materials, biofuels, plastic additives, graphene, composites, bio-based chemicals Fri, 3 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Water-borne Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-43-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-43-00-00 Waterborne coatings are extensively used in interior and exterior paints in various industries including construction, automotive, industrial wood, and marine. Strict government regulations for decreasing volatile organic compounds (VOC) emitted by solvent-based coatings are driving adoption of these coatings. Also, their high resistance to heat and abrasion, and capability to provide excellent adhesion to surfaces enhance their use across applications. 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: Water-borne coatings, low volatile organic compounds, refinish coating, water-based coating, corrosion resistance, self-cleaning Fri, 3 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Eco-friendly Disinfectants http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-43-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-43-00-00 This issue of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in producing eco-friendly disinfectants that are completely biodegradable, non-toxic, and non-hazardous. The TOE edition focuses on various technology innovations that are using natural resources to kill infectious pathogens. The TOE also provides information on use of renewable ingredients in the manufacturing of disinfectants that pose less danger to human health and ecology. Corresponding patents are also provided along with industry interactions. 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. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & 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: Disinfectants, sanitizers, non-carcinogenic, antiviral, antibacterial Fri, 3 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Material Innovations for the Automotive Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-0E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-0E-00-00 This issue of Automotive and Transportation TOE profiles developments and opportunities in innovative automotive materials and key processes and applications for them, such as renewable polymers, fiber-reinforced composites, carbon fiber wheels, cellulosic nanomaterials, 3D printing epoxy resin, heat resistant circuit board material, selective laser melting to create metal lattice structures, and processing ceramic-metal composites. The purpose of the Automotive and Transportation (A&T) Technology Opportunity Engine (TOE) is to raise awareness of global technology innovations in self-propelled ground-based mobile platforms that are not only technically significant, but potentially offering commercial value. Each monthly A&T TOE provides subscribers valuable descriptions and analyses of 8 noteworthy innovations, written by a qualified TechVision automotive engineer affiliated with SAE International (the Society of Automotive Engineers). The main focus is on highway-licensed motor vehicles (light, medium and heavy). Passenger cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, scooters and railway locomotives are within the product scope, energized by any fuel. Many of the innovations concern powertrains (internal combustion engines, turbines, battery electrics, fuel cell electrics, hybrid-electrics), as well as drivetrains (including transmissions), interiors--seating and displays, advanced materials--as for body/chassis, wireless connectivity, and self-driving technology that is currently receiving so much attention. The A&T TOE outlines and evaluates each innovation, notes which organizations and developers are involved, projects the likely timing for commercialization, furnishes a patent analysis, and provides valuable strategic insights for industry stakeholders. 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: Automotive materials, polymers, fiber-reinforced composites, 3D printing, epoxy resin, selective laser melting, metal lattice structures, ceramic-metal composites Fri, 3 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Western European Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC7B-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC7B-01-00-00-00 This study focuses on the major trends, growth opportunities, drivers, and restraints of the Western European firefighter Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) market. The study analyzes the changing firefighter PPE landscape as end users look for ergonomic, light weight, carcinogen-protective equipment. The following segments are covered: fire helmets, self-contained breathing apparatus, turnout gear, firefighter gloves, and firefighter boots. Major market, product, and technology trends in each of these segments have been analyzed. Additionally, estimates of the market size for the forecast period have been provided. Growth opportunities in the firefighter PPE landscape have been studied, including insights into current collaborative partnerships and new business models. Regional revenue breakdown has been provided for countries in Western Europe including Germany, France, Sweden, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Austria, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg), Italy, Portugal, and Spain. An analysis of the revenue forecasts has been provided for each of product segment and region. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Alternatives to Polymeric Microbeads Developed Using Sustainable Sources http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-42-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-42-00-00 Currently, microbeads used in cosmetics and other personal care products such as skin cleansers, shower gels, and creams are made of plastics such as polyethylene, polystyrene, and polypropylene. However, plastic microbeads are harmful for the environment as they are non-biodegradable. They also affect marine animals. Countries such as the US have banned the usage of plastic microbeads as per the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015. Stakeholders are replacing plastic microbeads with sustainable materials that are biodegradable. The different materials used are fruits pits, nut shells, and polymers of natural origin such as polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA). 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: Microbeads, plastic, sustainable, biodegradable Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Coating Technologies for Corrosion Protection http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-42-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-42-00-00 Anti-corrosion coatings provide protection of metal surfaces and act as effective barriers to inhibit the contact between the substrates and chemical and corrosive compounds. Most coatings available commercially also provide added protection such as abrasion resistance, anti-fouling and anti-stick properties. These coatings are being researched to provide enhanced functionality and improved performance of the substrates. 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: Anti-corrosion, coating, corrosion protection, corroded surfaces Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Coffee Production Technology http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-42-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-42-00-00 This issue of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in coffee production technology. The TOE edition focuses on various technology innovations and provides important information to improve coffee quality and yield. It also provides intelligence on technologies producing the best-in-class instant and regular coffee and developing disease and environment resistant coffee. The TOE focuses on coffee plantation software to improve coffee production efficiency. Corresponding patents are also provided along with industry interactions. 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. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & 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: Coffee production, infrared-based dehydration, oxidation proof coffee, Coffee Arabica, coffee plantation management software Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 CEOs Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership in the Americas, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K186-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K186-01-00-00-00 Economies across the Americas are undergoing intense disruption. Digital transformation, competitive complexities, and changing customer demands are fostering new business models and strategic responses. This offers visionary CEOs the prospect of reshaping the business landscape and accelerating unique growth and innovation opportunities. Frost & Sullivan's annual survey of CEOs Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership in the Americas, 2016 offers insights into how business leaders are dealing with this volatility and future-proofing their growth. About 75% of survey respondents cite revenue growth as their top growth objective over the next five years. They are adopting a variety of strategies to drive this agenda, even as they grapple with a volatile economic environment characterized by rapid and widespread technological transformation. The digital transformation of their business ecosystems highlights the need for new alliances and partnerships. While more than 40% of CEOs believe that they will rely on strategic partnerships to drive their organizations growth in the next three years, more than half acknowledge that they lag behind in effectively implementing such strategies. Rapidly changing customer behavior and demand, the growing importance of global connectivity and Big Data/intelligent data analytics, and the increasing relevance of new business models are also themes that have been discussed by CEOs in the survey. What are the ways in which organizations are responding to this environment? What are the complementary strategies they are adopting? Which best practices are fostering growth? Who are the disruptive innovators that are embracing and creating new opportunities? Today, disruptive innovators have transformed almost all industries across the global business landscape. Companies that do not embrace this disruption and fail to focus on innovation and growth, integrate new business models, and align with customer needs will find themselves increasingly marginalized. Key Questions the Study will Answer: What are the key growth objectives for organizations over the next five years? Are companies achieving their growth objectives? If not, what is holding them back? What are the top 10 growth opportunity themes for the future and which ones are organizations most likely to leverage? Which major strategies have driven maximum growth for organizations in the past three years and which strategies are organizations most likely to rely on to drive growth in the next three years? In what direction are stakeholder expectations evolving and what are some of the strategic responses that organizations are adopting to address these demands? What do organizations identify as being their most significant external and internal challenges? How do companies rate their growth and innovation performance? Which top technologies, Mega Trends, and business models have the potential to disrupt organizations? Which companies are identified as the most disruptive industry innovators? Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 CEOs Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership in Asia, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K15B-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K15B-01-00-00-00 Asian economies are in the midst of intense disruption. Digital transformation, competitive complexities, and changing customer demands are fostering new business models and strategic responses. This offers visionary CEOs the prospect of reshaping the business landscape, and accelerating unique growth and innovation opportunities. Frost & Sullivan's annual CEOs Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership in Asia, 2016 is an in-depth survey of business leaders from a wide cross-section of industries, with the overarching themes of growth, innovation, and leadership. It offers insights into how Asia's business leaders are tackling this volatility and future-proofing their growth. Revenue growth is the number 1 growth objective for CEOs over the next five years. Organizations, however, cite growth strategy implementation as a critical challenge. The CEO survey reveals the areas in which CEOs and business leaders need to improve their performance to steer a course of growth amidst increasing competitive pressures. Digital transformation is highlighted as a dominant growth, innovation and leadership catalyst over the next five years. However, the CEO survey indicates that the speed of technology change represents a real and immediate challenge, while also revealing the strategies CEOs are employing to drive maximum gains from digital disruption. Growth, competition, technology advances and changing stakeholder demands are germinating new business models. However, respondents indicate difficulties in integrating and strategically executing new business models. The CEO survey details some of the key emerging business models and evaluates whether companies have been able to effectively integrate these new business models into their organizations to drive growth. Disruptive innovators have transformed virtually every industry across the global business landscape. Organizations that do not embrace this disruption, fail to focus on innovation and growth, integrate new business models, and align with customer needs will find themselves increasingly marginalized. Frost & Sullivan's CEO s Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership in Asia, 2016 provides vital insights into the ways organizations are strategically responding to this environment. It spotlights emerging technologies, Mega Trends, and business models that are creating unparalleled opportunities for sustained growth, disruptive innovation, and visionary leadership. Key Questions the Study will Answer: What are the key growth objectives for organizations over the next 5 years? Are companies achieving their growth objectives? If not, what is holding them back? What are the top ten growth opportunity themes for the future and which ones are organizations most likely to leverage? Which major strategies have delivered the most growth to organizations in the past three years and which strategies are organizations most likely to rely on to drive growth in the next three years? In what direction are stakeholder expectations evolving and what are some of the strategic responses that organizations are adopting to address these demands? What do organizations identify as being their most significant external and internal challenges? How do companies rate their growth and innovation performance? Which top technology, Mega Trends and business models have the potential to disrupt organizations? Which companies are identified as the most disruptive industry innovators? Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000