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 Petroleum Industry Supply Chain in South Africa, 2015 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC99-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC99-01-00-00-00 The petroleum value chain in South Africa is quite complex and is made up of many capital-intensive processes that often require costly infrastructure. Strategic management and appropriate infrastructure is vital to ensure an optimal flow throughout the petroleum supply chain. The challenge for petroleum companies is to maintain a balance between the stock of scarce products and production output in way that minimises costs and puts lesser risk on the security of supply. The South African petroleum industry, although well-defined, is gradually moving towards growing inefficiencies in its supply chain. The study focuses on the South African petroleum supply chain and evaluates its current and potential challenges. The aim of the study is to analyse the supply chain efficiency on a national level, assessing infrastructure from the transport system to refineries, as well as profiling major oil companies in South Africa that focus on the downstream refined petroleum products market and related businesses. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Research Advances in Reinforced and Smart Concrete http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-41-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-41-00-00 Smart and reinforced concrete materials can provide various functional benefits for buildings and construction. These concrete structures help the construction and building structures achieve a maximum service life without the need of frequent maintenance and rehabilitation activities. Smart and reinforced concrete is emerging as a one-stop solution that can contribute effectively in extending the service life of construction and even infrastructure applications. There are extensive research activities to develop various types of reinforced concrete to reduce cost and enhanced durability. Attributes such as self-crack healing, self-monitoring, thermal conductivity, and providing mechanical strength to structures are the key factors for adoption of reinforced concrete across the globe. 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: Construction, smart concrete, reinforced cement, self-sensing nanocomposites, self-healing, carbon nanotubes, carbon fiber, asphalt, ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Research Advances in Anti-reflective Coatings and Surfaces http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-41-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-41-00-00 Anti-reflective coatings play an important role in a wide range of applications including vision lenses, flat panel display screens, plastic lenses, and building facades among others. The primary benefit offered by these coatings and surfaces is to improve vision clarity and overall aesthetics in places where they are installed. By principle, they reduce or eliminate reflection from the surface on which they are applied. Depending on the application, these coatings have to be tuned to offer anti-reflection over a broad-spectrum of wavelength. Stakeholders in end-use industries such as semiconductors, eye-wear, automotive, and solar cell manufacturers are driving material companies to develop new coatings and surface technologies that offer desired anti-reflection performance at minimum thickness and be applied using a simple application process. In this issue of Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE, recent advancements in research projects that have aimed at developing new approaches to anti-reflective surfaces have been profiled. 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-reflective coatings, solar cells, semiconductor, hard mask, windshields, eye-wear, nanostructures, moth-eye Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Biological Solutions for Extraction of Metals http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-41-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-41-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in biological solutions for extraction of metal. Interest in biological solutions is catalyzed by the growing emphasis on environmental friendly processes and also declining grades of ore in mines. This TOE edition focusses on various technology innovations in biomining 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, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Biomining, bioleaching, metal extraction, mines, ore, e-waste, gold extraction, copper extraction Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Nanodiamonds http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-36-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-36-00-00 Nanodiamonds have dimensions from 2 nm to 50 nm depending on the specific application. They are synthesized most commonly by detonation methods or impact events such as an explosion or meteoritic impact. The hardness and high fracture toughness of nanodiamonds enable their application across several industries including composites, polymers, and lubricants. Recently, initiatives focusing on altering the surface chemistry of nanodiamonds to explore their supeior mechanical and optical properties, high surface areas, and tunable surface structures are gaining prominence. Increasing number of such initiatives can help in increasing adoption of nanodiamonds, which is still in a very nascent stage. 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. 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: Nanocrystals, detonation, laser treatment, fracture strength Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 The Mining Explosives Market in South Africa for Coal, Iron Ore, Gold and PGMs, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC9C-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC9C-01-00-00-00 The South African mining explosives market for coal, iron ore, PGMs, and gold was worth $530.7 million in 2015 and its growth will be limited (CAGR of 1.2%) over the next five years. This is due to the global oversupply of metals and minerals and low commodity prices that are hindering the growth of explosives in the local mining sector. Mining of major commodities is expected to gradually regain momentum, as global demand and prices slowly recover, although this falls outside the current forecast period. Worth $223.8 million in 2015, the bulk emulsion explosives segment is expected to reach $238.6 million by 2020 at a CAGR of 1.3%. In comparison, the packaged explosives segment is expected to grow from $149.3 million in 2015 to $158.2 million by 2020 at a CAGR of 1.2%, while initiating systems will expand from $157.5 million in 2015 to $167.6 million by 2020 at a CAGR of 1.2%. The South African mining explosives market is a very competitive and price-sensitive market. Weak global demand for commodities, combined with low commodity prices, has forced mining companies to take a closer look at reducing variable costs to ensure the viability of mining operations. The top three market participants (AEL Mining Services, BME South Africa, and Sasol Explosives) had a combined revenue market share of over 82.0% in 2015. Major contract gains or losses periodically shift the market shares between the top three competitors, but ultimately these competitors dominate the market. With slow, stagnant growth in mining production and in both green and brownfield projects, competitor growth is dependent on the status of these contracts. Geographic scope: South Africa Product scope: Bulk emulsion explosives, packaged explosives, initiating systems Application scope: Coal, iron ore, gold, and platinum group metals Study period: 2013 to 2020 Key questions answered include: At what rate is the South African mining explosives market growing or declining and are growth changes expected during the forecast period? What product and technology trends are evident in the local mining explosives market and how does it affect surface and underground mining activities? How does underground and surface mining impact the use of explosives? Which product segments (bulk explosives, cartridges, and initiating systems/devices) and major commodities (coal, iron ore, gold, and PGMs) contribute the most to the mining explosives market? Is this likely to change during the forecast period (2016 to 2020)? What does the mining explosives market s competitive landscape look like? Who are the important market competitors and what products or services do they offer? Considering weak global commodity prices and their impact on the local mining industry, what are the ramifications for the South African mining explosives market in terms of volumes sold and competitive strategies employed? Are there growth opportunities? Key target audience: Current market participants Potential new entrants Commodity traders Potential investors Financial institutions Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Plastics for the Building and Construction Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-0F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-0F-00-00 Plastics are used in all forms in the building and construction industry for many purposes such as insulation, construction liners, roofing systems, and many more application. Attributes such as high mechanical strength, lightweight, ease of installation, and energy efficiency are driving the use of plastics in the construction industry. The rising research activities focused on cost effectiveness and enhancing durability and performance can also help in boosting adoption, especially in growing economies. Polypropylene, polystyrene, polyurethane, polycarbonate, and polyvinyl chloride are some of the key polymers that are gaining importance in the building and construction industry due to their superior properties. 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. Keywords: Buildings, construction, plastics, reinforced plastics, polypropylene, polycarbonate, roof insulation, construction liners Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in 3D Printing Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-40-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-40-00-00 Three-dimensional (3D) printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a layering process by which solid, 3D objects are created. The technology is gaining widespread interest in the aerospace, automotive, electrical, medical, and dental industries. This creates a need for developing a range of materials for use in the 3D printing process. Some of the 3D printing materials available in the market include metals, plastics, and ceramics. Biomaterials are slowly gaining prominence as 3D printing materials in the healthcare industry for synthesizing artificial organs. Demand for lightweight and high strength materials is predicted to drive the development of reinforced composite filaments for use as 3D printing materials. 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: 3D printing material, filament, bioprinting, additive manufacturing Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Anti-fouling Coatings for Offshore Structures http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-40-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-40-00-00 Growth of algae on offshore structures causes fouling, which inhibits efficient operation, and damages the body of marine vessels. To prevent this, research has been focused toward offshore platform coatings, which are antifouling biocide coatings. On application of the coatings, biocides are released, which prevent the growth of microorganisms on the surface of the offshore platform. However, such biocides can negatively impact the natural aquatic ecosystem causing death of marine life. To address this issue, newly developed solutions release the bare minimum quantity (only around 5% to 10% of existing formulations) of biocides, which will cause negligible damage to marine surroundings. More materials are being studied in this space across the globe with sufficient funding provided by regional governments. 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: Biofouling, anti-fouling systems, anti-cavitation, protective coatings Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Biopaints http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-40-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-40-00-00 This issue of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE focuses on innovations in biopaints. It emphasizes on key market trends as well as drivers and restraints for biopaints market. It also depicts trends across non-allergenic and non-toxic biopaint products, VOC-free biopaints, and eco-friendly paints. The corresponding patent scenario is depicted, along with the industry interaction. 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: Biopaints, volatile organic compounds, wood finish, ecological coating Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Processed Food and Beverage Market Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K14D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K14D-01-00-00-00 The global processed food and beverage market will undergo significant transformation over the next year due to the direct impact of key Mega Trends including the emergence of new business models that will transform food retail, the impact of changing socioeconomics, connected eating in the cognitive era, and the continued rise of freedom food. Valued at $4.601 trillion in 2016, revenues are expected to reach $4.675 trillion by 2017 given a year-on-year growth of 1.6%, although revenue trajectory varies widely by product segment and geography. Research Scope This research study focuses on the global processed food and beverage market and includes the following product categories (and subcategories): Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks, hot drinks) Canned, Frozen, and Perishable Groceries (CFPG) (baby food; dressings, sauces, and condiments; meal replacement; oils/fats; ready- to-eat meals; soups; other CFPG) Carbohydrates (carbs) (baked goods; biscuits; breakfast cereals; noodles; pasta; rice) Confectionery (chocolate candy, gum, sugar candy) Dairy & Ice Cream Pet Food (dog food and treats; cat food and treats) Snacks (chips, nuts, and sweet snacks; snack bars) The market size for 2016 is provided for each category and subcategory and forecasted for 2017. This study also highlights industry trends and growth drivers that are expected in 2017. Forecasts by geography (Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, North America, Western Europe, and the Rest of World) are also provided for each product category and subcategory. Key Questions This Study Will Answer What will the future of the processed food and beverage market look like and what key challenges will impact its ability to feed the world in 2017 and beyond? How do macroeconomic, social, technological, and political factors determine the demand for processed food and beverage products among final consumers? Which processed food and beverage products will witness the greatest growth opportunities and what are the underlying Mega Trends that support this growth? What are the primary consumer factors that will contribute to the overall growth and growth mix in the processed food and beverage market? Why Partner with Frost & Sullivan? Robust and proven research methodology resulting in high-quality findings: Frost & Sullivan has established relationships with the leading participants in the value chain of the food and beverage industry with which it performs primary research for the purpose of its research services. Long experience researching and tracking food and beverage markets generating reliable information: Frost & Sullivan has published studies year on year on this industry for 15+ years and employs analysts with previous experience working for food and beverage processors and formulators as well as ingredient suppliers, generating data you can trust. Breadth and depth of market coverage: Our multidisciplinary team is able to deliver a solid 360-degree perspective of the insights from the agriculture and nutrition sectors. Specifically, Frost & Sullivan s Global Agriculture & Nutrition Team has extensively worked in the areas of food ingredients, fermentation technologies, identifying opportunities for co-products and nutrition for decades. In addition, our experts are accomplished economic and business experts with over 10 academic publications in respectable journals and over 100 strategic insights and market analyses published with Frost & Sullivan. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of the Global Omega-3 EPA+DHA Ingredients Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K123-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K123-01-00-00-00 This research service identifies the major market drivers and restraints and regulatory, product, market, and technology trends in the global Omega-3 ingredient market. The study focuses on different end-application segments such as dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, infant formula, pet food, and others that include clinical nutrition and personal care. The product types considered in the study include Omega-3 ingredients derived from fish (different concentrates), krill, and microalgae sources. The study also encompasses in-depth regional demand and competitive analyses. Fri, 6 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Research Advances in Self-healing Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-3F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-3F-00-00 Need for materials with increased lifespan and durability has resulted in increasing research and developmental efforts related to self-healing materials. While these materials are limited to high-end and niche applications at present, mainstream adoption across industries including automotive building and construction, paints and coatings is expected by 2020. 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 materials, stimuli, durability, healing mechanism, responsive materials Fri, 6 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 The Dehydrated Food Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-3F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-3F-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE depicts trends across dehydrated food products. The TOE focuses on important technology innovations in dehydration food process, energy efficient dehydration technologies, and global funding scenario. The corresponding patent scenario is depicted along with the 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: Food processing, infrared dehydration, protein coating, food dehydration Fri, 6 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 North American and European Architectural Coatings Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC9D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC9D-01-00-00-00 Scope of the Study This research study includes the following segments: Scope: Architectural coatings. Segmented by chemistry (acrylics, alkyds, polyurethanes, others) and segmented by technology (waterborne, solvent-borne) Geographic scope: North America and Europe End-user scope: Architectural coating manufacturers, coating manufacturers, professional contractors, DIY (Do-it-yourself) customers Unit Shipment and revenue analysis and forecasts, drivers and restraints, and segment-wise analysis have also been provided for the North American and European architectural coatings market. What makes Frost & Sullivan's deliverables unique? Frost & Sullivan provides one of the longest market segmentation chains in this industry. A detailed market positioning, product positioning, and competitive positioning has been conducted. Entry strategies, gaps, and opportunities are identified for all the stakeholders. Comprehensive market analysis is done for the following sectors: Pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, semiconductor and electronics, energy and power supplies, food and beverages, chemicals, advanced materials, industrial automation, and telecom, and IT. Retailers and super-retailers, technology partners, and research and development (R&D) companies have also been analyzed. Key Questions Answered What stage is the market lifecycle at, and how is it expected to grow during the forecast period? What are the growth opportunities among solvent-and water-borne technology segments? How is the current construction activity and stringent regulatory scenario expected to shape the market for architectural coatings? What are the key technological developments observed across major segments? What are the competitive factors impacting the market and which companies are expected to lead in the future? Tue, 3 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Solar Paint - Advanced Coatings & Surface Technology TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-3E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-3E-00-00 Solar paint is a flexible liquid that can be spray-coated onto surfaces to form thin film photovoltaic systems that serve as an alternative to heavy solar panels. Solar paints are mostly composed of metal alloys or nanoparticles in a liquid matrix, providing the technology potentially high conversion efficiency. However, currently available solar paints are yet to meet the conversion efficiency of commercial solar panels, thereby creating a need for more focus on research and development of the technology. 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: Solar paint, nanomaterial, quantum dots, thin film photovoltaic cell, solar additive Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Smart Textiles - High-Tech Materials TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-3E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-3E-00-00 Smart textiles are fabrics that have been developed by integrating intelligent, value-added properties, such as energy conduction, sensing functionality, and stimuli responsiveness. These materials find high demand in the sports and fitness, medical devices, and consumer electronics industries. While the wide-scale technology adoption is currently hindered by the lack of clearly defined standards and regulations, higher consumer awareness on the advantageous properties of smart textiles would help drive regulatory bodies to set product directives and standards in future to propel market growth. 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: Smart textiles, power textile system, nanomaterials, intelligent materials Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Biomass Pyrolysis - Industrial Bioprocessing TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-3E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-3E-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE depicts trends across biomass pyrolysis. This issue features some of the technology innovations in pyrolysis, including overall regional trends in the adoption and development of pyrolysis technologies; drivers and restraints for the adoption of these technologies; patent trends; and selected significant patents with respect to pyrolysis. The corresponding industry interactions are depicted. 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: Biomass pyrolysis, bio-oil, feedstocks conversion, carbon dioxide capture, low oxygen bio oil, low water biomass Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Nanocoatings - Nanotech TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-33-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-33-00-00 Thin nano-films, nano-scale coating systems, and nano-structured surfaces have proven to deliver desired multi-functionalities such as corrosion protection, hydrophobicity, self cleaning, heat resistance, and thermal management. Significant long-term cost benefits offered by these coatings in niche applications, such as in the aerospace, defense, marine, and oil industries, have driven manufacturers to incorporate multi-functional coatings in their premium products and services. 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: Nanocoating, nanoscale. nanospray, nanotechnology Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Emerging Technologies Stimulating the Future of Agriculture http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D72A-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D72A-01-00-00-00 Exponential increase in the global population and the astronomical decrease in the fertile agricultural lands have compelled everyone to focus on emerging technologies which lays emphasis on weather tracking, satellite imaging, vertical farming, precision agriculture, crop sensors and water conservation technologies. The research study discusses several emerging technologies along with the respective drivers and challenges for each in detail and also provides a spotlight for various industrial stakeholders and academic participants who have strived hard to improve the quality of futuristic technologies which shall impact the future of the agricultural sector. The research study also provides useful insights which can be helpful in enhancing the agricultural efficiency and also provides sustainable approaches that can make this world a better place to live in. Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Advances in Material Technologies for Personal Care http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D74E-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D74E-01-00-00-00 The market for materials in personal care products and cosmetics, including skin, hair, and oral care and makeup products, has seen tremendous growth in last 3 5 years. The key trends focusing toward biocompatibility and naturality of ingredients in personal care products are driving the adoption of new and innovative materials and ingredients. This trend is induced by increased consumers awareness of toxicity and negative impact of synthetic materials such as parabens, SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), or aluminum salts to name a few. This research service titled Advances in Material Technologies for Personal Care provides an overview of personal care materials, showcases the major material technologies, advantages and disadvantages. Also, it does itemize the key market trends and factors that are impacting the success of personal care materials along with new innovative products. This research service also includes a detailed analysis of opportunities for the most promising material technologies in the particular industry. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Adhesives for Microfluidics- Technology Assessment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D72D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D72D-01-00-00-00 With the boom of the micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) industry in the last 3 to 5 years, wafer bonding and packaging have become a significant area of interest for the fabrication of the different types of MEMS devices. Among various fabrication techniques, wafer bonding with intermediate adhesives is an important technique as in comparison to other fabrication techniques, adhesive bonding is cost effective, robust, and simple. In adhesive wafer bonding, the adhesive is capable to hold both wafer surfaces together. Adhesive wafer bonding is preferred over other methods because of technical attributes such as insensitivity to surface topography, low bonding temperatures, compatibility with standard integrated circuit wafer processing, and ability to join different types of wafers. This research service provides:a snapshot of various adhesives and capabilities for MEMS wafer fabrication, impact analysis and assessment of recent innovations, a detailed analysis of technology and business accelerators and challenges in adhesives for microfluidic devices, an assessment of technology adoption focusing on the global hotspots and an evaluation of emerging opportunities and adoption roadmap that helps identify the year of impact of various adhesives Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Strategic Overview of the Adhesives Market in India, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P908-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P908-01-00-00-00 The study aims to analyse the adhesives market in India for 2015 and the trends until 2020. Research Scope Global market overview India market analysis and end-user outlook Classification of adhesives and new emerging applications Growth drivers and restraints for the market Impact of Mega Trends on the adhesives market in India The research service provides an overview of the global and Indian adhesives market for 2015. Countries such as China, India, and Brazil are expected to drive the demand for adhesives; application-wise, construction, automotive, and packaging industries will drive the global market. Indian adhesives market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6%, mainly driven by technological advancements and infrastructure growth. Macroeconomic factors such as low per capita consumption and increasing disposable income will act as catalysts for the growth of the adhesives market in India. The study also provides a brief profile of the major competitors in the Indian market. Pidilite is the market leader in the domestic market, followed by Henkel, Sika, and other multinational companies such as 3M, Huntsman, HB Fuller, and Bostik. Packaging is the largest market for adhesives, followed by applications in building and construction and automotive. Consumer/Do-it-Yourself segment that includes applications such as decorative films, hobby supplies, and stationery products also has a considerable market in India. In terms of adhesive type, water-based adhesives will continue to dominate the market and will have the highest growth rate until 2020. The research service also discusses innovative technologies that will find use in new emerging applications. It also discusses present and future trends in end-user industries and provides the Mega Trends and their impact on the adhesives market. The study also provides strategic imperatives and critical success factors for industry players and investors targeting the adhesives market in India. Growth opportunities in India such as infrastructure growth, growth in packaging industry driven by food and beverage market, and new emerging application segments such as aerospace and electronics have also been discussed. Macroeconomic growth levers and government initiatives such as Make in India, Smart Cities project, and Digital India have also been mentioned as playing an important role in driving the adhesives market in India. The base year for the study is 2015, with the forecast period being 2016 to 2020. Key Questions this Study will Answer 1. What was the total market size for adhesives in India in 2015? 2. What are the major drivers and restraints for the market in India? 3. Who are the major players in the adhesives market in India and what is their market share? 4. What is the impact of macroeconomic factors and Mega Trends on the market? Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Plastics for Automotive Interiors and Engine Assemblies - Plastics Advisor TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-0E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-0E-00-00 Need for viable material alternatives for conventional metals and ongoing lightweighting initiatives are leading to increasing adoption of plastics and composites in the automotive industry. While use of plastics in automotive interiors is established, research activities are also focused on the use of the plastic and composite resins for engine assemblies. 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: Plastic, composites, automotive, automobile engine, automotive interior Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Polymers for Medical Applications - High-Tech Materials TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-3D-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-3D-00-00 The healthcare industry is witnessing steady growth with the changing needs of people in the past few years. Advances in this industry, such as increased interest in miniaturization, aesthetic appeal of medical devices (especially orthopedic ones), are influencing material development for healthcare applications. Growing need for specialty medical devices has increased the need for high performance polymers with enhanced functionality, durability, and load bearing capacity. 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: Plastic, polymers, medical devices, healthcare, materials Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Coatings for Wearables and Conductive Textiles - Advanced Coatings & Surface Technology TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-3D-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-3D-00-00 Coatings for wearable devices are mainly based on precious metals such as silver. These coatings are very expensive and increase the overall price of the wearable devices. The recent trend is to develop of polymer-based coatings and nanocoatings that can offer unique and specialized properties and more cost-effective than precious metals. Developing coatings that are biocompatible and environment friendly is also a key focus area. The stakeholders are anticipating a steady increase in this sector owing to the significant growth of the wearables market. 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: Coatings, wearable devices, precious metals, silver, polymers, nanocoatings Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Biodegradation of Plastics - Industrial Bioprocessing TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-3D-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-3D-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE depicts trends across biodegradation of plastics. The TOE focuses on important innovations in biodegradable plastics covering additives that enhance biodegradability of plastics, cost-efficient technologies that degrade plastics, and microorganisms that enhance biodegradation of plastics. The corresponding patent scenario is depicted, along with the 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 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: Plastics, biodegradation, solid wastes, compostable thermoplastic resins, microbes, bacteria, soil nitrification Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Nanotechnology Innovations for Military Applications - Nanotech TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-32-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-32-00-00 Nanotechnology has gained attention for use in military applications. Several research activities in this regard can be seen in smart textiles, lightweight yet durable materials for weapons, sensors, and military medicine. This edition of Nanotech TOE profiles nanotechnology-based innovations for military 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 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, ammunition, weapons, smart bandages, military uniforms, nanocoatings, nanosatellites Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Aerogels - High-Tech Materials TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-3C-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-3C-00-00 Aerogels are lightweight materials developed by replacing the liquid component of the gel with gas. Aerogels have extremely high thermal resistance as they have very low thermal conductivity and density. Silica-based aerogels are mostly used. Aerogels are used in a wide range of industries such as building and construction, oil and gas, automotive, and aerospace. The use of aerogels in automotive is expected to increase due to the regulations in the US and Europe to reduce the weight of vehicles. 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: Aerogel, ultralight material, silica Fri, 9 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Coatings for Drug Delivery Applications - Advanced Coatings & Surface Technology TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-3C-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-3C-00-00 Drug delivery coatings are gaining prominence with rising need for increasing the efficacy of drug formulations and need for sustained and targeted drug delivery. Various materials such as bio-based polymers, inorganic materials are being used to develop durable enteric and other coating formulations to improve bioavailability without compromising the quality of the drugs. This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles latest developments in coatings for drug delivery 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: Enteric coating, bioavailability, lipid-microbubbles, polymer-free coating, drug delivery Fri, 9 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Probiotics in Household Products - Industrial Bioprocessing TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-3C-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-3C-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE depicts trends across probiotic-based household products. It covers the use of probiotics in household products as an alternate to toxic chemicals, probiotics treated textiles to kill dust mites, for combating sleep allergy, and probiotics in personal care products (such as body wash, cream, and deodorants). The corresponding patent scenario is depicted, along with the 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 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: Household products, probiotics, textile treatment, allergy, all-natural probiotic deodorant, probiotic cleaning products, personal care products Fri, 9 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Nanoparticle Innovations in Healthcare - Nanotech TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-30-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-30-00-00 The advent of nanotechnology (particularly nanoparticles) is expected to boost the nanomedicine market. It is expected to impact in early diagnosis of diseases, preventive intervention, and prophylaxis of chronic as well as acute disorders. In essence, complete development and commercialization of nanoparticles are said to significantly revolutionize the administration of drugs. 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. 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: Polymeric micelle, anticancer, vaccine, dengue, nanoparticles, tumor Fri, 2 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Materials for Packaging - High-Tech Materials TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-3B-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-3B-00-00 Packaging materials are widely used for protecting, preserving, transporting, and distributing products safely. Paper-based packaging materials are most widely used across most industries due to their recyclable nature and low-cost manufacturing, while rigid packaging materials (which include glass and plastics) are steadily gaining traction in the industry. Packaging consumers generate a high demand for sustainable, low cost, direct food-contact safe and compact packaging materials, creating a need for constant innovation in the packaging materials market to meet the evolving trends. 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: Packaging, edible, sustainable film, paper packaging, protective packaging, edible packaging Fri, 2 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Coatings for Offshore Energy Industry - Advanced Coatings & Surface Technology TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-3B-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-3B-00-00 The offshore energy industry is a capital intensive engineering segment with installations expected to perform at high levels of operating efficiencies for periods of up to 20 years depending on the magnitude of operation. Parts and components designed for such installations such as the wind turbine blades of offshore wind farms and platforms of the oil and gas drilling and production systems are usually made with metals and metal alloys that are capable of withstanding large amounts of load and harsh operating conditions. However, surfaces of equipment that are exposed to the offshore environment experience frequent changes in the ambient conditions that translate to degradation in the strength and surface integrity of the parts and components due to contact with water, moisture, salt concentrations, and high temperatures. In order to meet the requirements for operating in such environments, equipment manufacturers are constantly looking for innovative coatings and surface technologies that can be leveraged in order to provide a defense mechanism and help prolong lifetime of their products. In this issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE, we profile latest developments in the field of coatings and surface modifications that can offer desired functionalities on the exterior of equipment designed according to the standards of the offshore energy 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: Functional coatings, anti-corrosion, anti-icing, ice-phobic, thin film, wind farms, offshore platform, oil and gas, energy Fri, 2 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 North American Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment Market, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=NFD5-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=NFD5-01-00-00-00 North American Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment Market, Forecast to 2020 Changing End-user Preferences Spark Call for Rethink of Strategy This study analyzes the North American firefighter personal protective equipment market, and covers fire helmets, fire boots, turnout gear, fire gloves, and SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus). Insights into major product, material, and market trends are provided for each segment. Fabric analysis is provided for the turnout gear segment. Revenue forecasts are provided for the period 2016-2020. Key drivers and restraints for the market including regulations and concerns around cancer are discussed. Growth opportunities in the firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE) market are identified and evaluated. Strategic imperatives for manufacturers in the market are also identified. Factors that affect end-user choices of PPE are analyzed to identify areas of interest for manufacturers. Finally, a competitive factors assessment of the products in this space is provided. Following are some of the key questions this study will answer: What is the growth potential for the firefighter personal protective equipment market? What are the key market drivers and restraints? What are the major product, technology, and market trends that are likely to characterize the market going forward? Which product segments in the market are likely to experience the fastest growth? Which products are gaining favor among end users and why? Which market participants are best positioned for growth and why? Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Nanotechnology for Polymers - Nanotech TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-2F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-2F-00-00 Nanotechnology has enabled significant improvements in polymers such as increasing their thermal and mechanical properties, water resistance, chemical resistance, and electrical conductivity. Next-generation polymeric materials enhanced by nanotechnology, called polymer-matrix nanocomposites, can find applications in various industries such as transportation, construction, smart packaging, and smart textiles. 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: Nanotechnology, nanocomposites, smart packaging, polymer opals, graphene, polymeric 3D nanostructures Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Permeable Concrete - High-Tech Materials TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-3A-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-3A-00-00 Permeable concrete has a porous textures that allow air and/or liquids to pass through. Widely used for stormwater management due to its functional and environmental advantages, it is extensively used as paver or flagstone and grassed infill. 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: Permeable concrete, pervious concrete, pavement, materials Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Viscoelastic Coatings for Increased Durability and Enhanced Protection - Advanced Coatings & Surface Technology TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-3A-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-3A-00-00 Degradation of coatings and surface protection technologies can result in damage of the substrate and increase wear and tear. Increased corrosion risk can also result in equipment and pipeline damage and increase downtime. Viscoelastic coatings can help overcoming these challenges and help in providing improved protection for various industrial 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: Viscoelastic coatings, corrosion protection, offshore, protective coatings Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Biolubricants - Industrial Bioprocessing TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-3A-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-3A-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE depicts the current landscape and the new life sciences trends across biolubricants, especially focused on non-toxic compounds that may reduce friction and pollution. This edition covers alternative resources that relieve the stress on petroleum products, cost-effective biolubricants that enhance oil recovery, and development of environmentally friendly lubricants from waste residues to reduce solid waste. The corresponding patent scenario is depicted, along with the 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 Chemical 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: Biolubricants, non-toxic compounds, friction reduction, pollution reduction, rapeseed, biosustainability, petro-based lubricants replacement, palm kernel-based biolubes, lanolin, wool residues Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Movers & Shakers Interview with Magnus Nicolin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ansell http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297104308 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297104308 Prior to joining Ansell, Mr Nicolin, a Swedish citizen spent 3 years with Newell Rubbermaid, Inc., most recently as President, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000