Frost.com - Chemicals and Materials Research http://www.frost.com/c/10138/home.do http://www.frost.com/c/10138/home.do - Chemicals and Materials Research Frost & Sullivan Nanotechnology Innovations for Healthcare, Water Treatment, Materials & Coatings Manufacture, Surface Protection and Battery Technologies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-6B-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-6B-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE covers nanotechnology related innovations for healthcare, water treatment, materials & coatings manufacture, surface protection and battery technologies. Innovations profiled include self-cleaning and protective coating for a wide range of substrates, a protein-based additive that is much lighter and stronger than metal-based ones, a unique fuel additive based on nanoscale cerium oxide, nanotechnology-based controllable and functionalized biosensors, hybrid nanoparticles for anti-reflective coating applications, and nanomaterials that are useful for purification of hazardous waste. 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: Water treatment, self-cleaning coatings, protein-based additives, cerium oxide, biosensors, hybrid nanoparticles, anti-reflective coatings, nanomaterials Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Coatings for the Construction, Textile, Energy, Automotive, and Healthcare Sectors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-85-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-85-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE profiles innovations in coatings for the construction, textile, energy, automotive, and healthcare sectors. A water-borne coating for use as a replacement for solvent-based ones, a nanotextured coating intended for synthetic leather, a protective coating for bipolar plates made from carbon material, and a zinc oxide nanocoating that can spontaneously destroy bacteria are covered in this TOE. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Water-borne coating, solvent-based coating, nanotextured coating, synthetic leather, protective coating, bipolar plates, zinc oxide nanocoating Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Biochemicals, Biodegradable Paints, Bacterial Plastics, and Biofuel Production http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-85-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-85-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in manufacturing of biochemicals, biofuels, and bio-based composite materials. The TOE also focuses on alternative methods for designing bacterial colonies for the production of biodegradable, non-toxic paints, and living sensors. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. Keywords: Bio-based naphtha, bio-based honeycombs and sandwich materials, PLA-based materials, biodegradable paints, living biosensors, photonic pigments, nanocatalysts, biofuels Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Biosensors, Retinopathy Screening, MRI, Corrosion Resistant Coatings, and Batteries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-79-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-79-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE profiles developments associated with biosensors, corrosion resistant coatings, and batteries It also focuses on innovations in retinopathy screening and MRI. 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: Cellular biosensors, retinopathy, MRI glove, sodium-ion battery, copper sulfide anode Fri, 11 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Recyclable Polymers, Sustainable Concrete, Gaseous Separation, Water Treatment, and Ceramic Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-84-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-84-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE covers the latest material innovations in the field of recyclable polymers, sustainable concrete, gaseous separation, water treatment, and ceramic coatings. Innovations profiled include an amine-containing adsorbent using modified PEI grafted on silica supports that has high oxidative stability for carbon dioxide capture, a sponge-like floating material for removal and recovery of oil from water surfaces, and a conductive ceramic coating for use on carbon or plastic composite battery casings. 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: Recyclable polymers, sustainable concrete, ceramic coatings, PEI, silica, carbon dioxide capture, oil recovery, ceramic coatings, battery casings, electric vehicles Fri, 11 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Developments in Nanocomposite Coatings, Ceramic Coatings, Polymeric Coatings, Anti-bacterial Coatings, and Anti-biofouling Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-84-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-84-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE focusses on nanocomposite coatings, ceramic coatings, polymeric coatings, anti-bacterial coatings, and anti-biofouling coatings. An epoxy-based nanocomposite coating for carbon steel, a multi-functional methacrylate containing anti-biofouling coating, metallic bond coatings for battery packs for protection against heat sources, a polymeric resin coating for high-temperature applications, and anti-bacterial coatings with high adherence to metal substrates have been profiled in the TOE. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Nanocomposite coatings, ceramic coatings, polymeric coatings, anti-bacterial coatings, anti-biofouling coatings Fri, 11 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Material Technologies Shaping the Future of Electric Vehicles http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D82B-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D82B-01-00-00-00 According to the United States Environment Protection Agency, ~26% of global green house gas emissions are from the transportation sector, which includes emissions from cars, trucks, ships, trains, and airplanes. Apparently, passengers cars and light-duty trucks or light commercial vehicles (LCVs) are the largest source of transportation-related emissions and account for ~15- 20% of total greenhouse emissions. With the Paris Climate Agreement creating a sense of competitive spirit among countries to annually push their carbon dioxide (CO2) emission targets, the automotive industry has been caught up in the hustle to be the catalyst that will drive governments to achieve emission targets. As a consequence, automotive OEMs and car manufacturers are on a quest to become less accountable for climate change and to increase brand equity by becoming evangelists for a sustainable carbon-free world. The automotive industry has concentrated its efforts to make alternative powertrain technologies economical and practically competent with internal combustion engines. Even as big brands invest huge money on alternative powertrains such as full battery electric, hybrids, hydrogen fuel cell electric and plug-in hybrids, one key factor that impacts the efficiency of all these power trains is lightweighting. For every part or component that goes into a vehicle, there is a prospect to reduce weight by replacing traditionally used materials with new lightweight alternatives. This research service titled Material Technologies Shaping the Future of Electric Vehicles, discusses the current state of electric vehicle (EV) adoption by giving a snapshot of the global and regional penetration in 2017. A three-dimensional view is outlined to identify the factors that will influence the future growth in adoption of electric vehicles. In specific, the technology influencers are divided into two namely lightweight design and battery performance. From a material science perspective, key areas where materials can contribute to uptake of EVs are identified: Materials for direct lightweighting Materials re-defining battery performance contributing to indirect lightweighting A list of key innovators and inventions that could transform the EV landscape is provided along with patent filing trends to give a perspective of solutions and opportunities that are evolving in the automotive industry. Mon, 7 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Dermatology, Machinery, Polymers, Biofuel, and Phosphorous Removal http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-78-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-78-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE profiles developments associated dermatology and advanced machinery. It also focuses on innovations in recyclable polymers, biofuel, and phosphorous removal. 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: Plastic recycling, xylose fermentation, manure phosphorus extraction Fri, 4 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Anti-repellant, Abrasion-resistant, Waterproof, and Graphene-based Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-83-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-83-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE focusses on omniphobic coatings with high anti-repellancy, organic-dye-coated nanoparticles for solar upconversion, protable spray-dispensing systems for applying abrasion-resistant coatings, polyuria-based waterproofing coatings, and graphene coated solar glass panels with hydrophilic properties. 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: Omniphobic coatings, energy converting coatings, nanocoating, abrasion-resistant coatings, waterproof coating, concrete protection, graphene-coating, solar panels Fri, 4 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Deposition Techniques, Protective and Sustainable Coatings, and Coatings for Plastics and Composites http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-82-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-82-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers the latest innovations in the field of deposition techniques, protective coatings, coatings for plastics and composites and green coatings. These innovations can be used in a wide variety of applications such as aerospace, automotive, building & construction, transportation, defense, and marine. This issue covers innovations on the development of deposition technique that can be used for depositing thin films and nano-based materials. 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: Deposition techniques, protective coatings, plastics, composites, green coatings Fri, 27 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 High Performance Polymers in the Aerospace and Automotive Sectors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D830-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D830-01-00-00-00 Considering the global trends in automotive and aerospace focusing on improving fuel efficiency and reducing carbon footprint, these polymers can offer new possibilities in performance by replacing metals. However, it is a challenge to make the right choice of polymer grade for a specific end-use application due to the complexities involved in material selection, design and processing so as to achieve equivalent or better performance as metals at a competitive price. This research service titled High Performance Polymers for Automotive and Aerospace Industries (TechVision) discusses the Top 12 High Performance Polymers that are considered as an alternative to metals in automotive and aerospace industries. We present a benchmarking analysis of these polymers based on factors that affect their attractiveness in end-use industries. Factors such as functional capabilities, strength, durability, processability and price are evaluated for each polymer. Polymers evaluated include PEEK, PI, PAI, PEI, PFA, PSU, PESU, PPSU, PVDF, PPA, PPS and LCP. Key properties of each polymer that act as indicators for performance factors are identified and presented in detail. Assessment of needs from different application segments in both automotive and aerospace industries is carried out to identify gaps. A listing of key innovations, stakeholder initiatives and patent filing trends from both automotive and aerospace industries is included to give an indication of the road ahead and companies to watch in the next 2-3 years. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Advances in Nanomaterials for Electronics, Architecture, Wastewater Treatment, Healthcare, and Hydrogen Production http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-6A-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-6A-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE profiles research advances related to nanomaterials for use across various applications. Some of the application areas where the research initiatives are targeted include electronics, healthcare, wastewater treatment, and hydrogen production. 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: Nanomaterials, catalyst, electronics, architecture, wastewater treatment, hydrogen production Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Materials Research Focused on Sensing and Analytical Technologies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-81-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-81-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles innovations in material technologies that can be used for the development of sensors and wearables. The issue also profiles research advances that can be used of material characterization and analysis, facilitating high performance products that cater to the needs of specific applications. 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: Stretchable touch sensors, insulin receptor-insulin complex, nanorobots, in-situ transmission electron microscope Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Anti-corrosion Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-81-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-81-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE profiles anti-corrosion coatings for aluminum substrates, multi-sensor panels for Air Force anti-corrosion coatings assessment, self-healing coatings for industrial applications, and automotive coatings that provide protection from UV radiation. 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 coatings, aluminum substrates, multi-sensor panels, self-healing coatings, UV protection coatings Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Plastic Recycling, Diamond Coatings, Data Networks, and Ultrafiltration Membranes http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-75-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-75-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts developments associated with in plastic recycling and ultrafiltration membranes. The TOE also focuses on diamond coatings for medical implants and blockchain enabled data Networks. 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: Enzymatic recycling, food-grade packaging, ultrafiltration membranes, medical implants Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Carbon Nanotube Membranes, Graphite Production, Drug Encapsulation, Liquid Crystal Windows, and Superamphiphobic Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-80-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-80-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE profiles advancements in carbon nanotube membranes, graphite production, drug encapsulation, liquid crystal windows, and superamphiphobic coatings. A method for mass production of carbon nanotube membranes, a green technology production process for graphite, a microfluidics platform for drug encapsulation, a liquid crystal windows integrated with Internet-of-Things, and water-borne superamphiphobic coatings have been presented in the TOE. 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: Carbon nanotube membranes, graphite, drug encapsulation, liquid crystal windows, superamphiphobic coatings Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Polymer-, Waterborne-, Self-healing-, Biodegradable-, and Omniphobic-coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-80-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-80-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers developments in various types of types. Innovations profiled include coating graphene on polymeric material substrates, carbonated water-based coating with high mechanical performance, and an ultra thin coating that has self-healing and anti-corrosive properties. Also profiled is a polylactic acid coating that improves performance of biodegradable thermoplastic starch foams, and a highly durable omniphobic coating. 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: Polymer coatings, waterborne coatings, self-healing coatings, biodegradable coatings, omniphobic coatings Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Material Developments for Solid State Electrolytes, 3D Printing, and Gas Separation Membranes http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-7F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-7F-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles innovations in solid state electrolytes, 3D printing, and gas separation membranes. A method for synthesizing fine cubic Li7La3Zr2O12 powder using waste polystyrene for gas separation, 3D printable metamaterials for soft robotics, viscous resins for hot lithography, copolyimides for gas separation applications, and a method to utilize waste polystyrene as raw material for gas separation membrane have been profiled. 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: Polystyrene, gas separation, 3D printing, metamaterials, robotics, resins, hot lithography, copolyimides Fri, 6 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Adhesives, Nanoprocessing, and Ceramic Powders http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-7F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-7F-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers the latest innovations in adhesives, textiles, concrete, nanofibers, and ceramics. These innovations can be used in a wide variety of applications such as electronics, optics, medical applications, construction & building, textiles, military, and machinery. This issue covers some innovations on the development of strong, self-healing, cyclic fatigue resistant materials; and a deposition process to make electrically conductive materials. 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: Adhesives, textiles, concrete, nanofibers, ceramics, electronics, optics, machinery, military, building & construction Fri, 6 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Flame Retardants http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-7E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-7E-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles innovations in flame retardants. Flame retardants for use in thermoplastic materials, using organically modified silicates as flame retardants for polymers, on-toxic flame retardant for polyurethane foam applications, nanoclay flame retardants for composites used in the construction industry, and multifunctional organic-inorganic hybrid flame retardant for epoxy resins have been profiled in the TOE. 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: Flame retardants, thermoplastic materials, silicates, polymers, polyurethane foam, nanoclay, epoxy resins Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Architectural Coatings, Slippery Coatings, Steel Coatings, Wood Coatings, Textile Coatings, and Anti-microbial Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-7E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-7E-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers coating innovations in architectural coatings, slippery coatings, steel coatings, textile coatings, and anti-microbial coatings. These innovations can be used in a wide variety of applications, such as building and construction, medical, marine, industrial, consumer electronics, food & packaging, automobiles, aviation, and textiles. 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: Architectural coatings, slippery coatings, steel coatings, textile coatings, anti-microbial coatings Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100