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 Coating Innovations for Oil and Gas, Biomedical, Wood and Metal Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-4F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-4F-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles coating developments related to providing corrosion protection for industries including oil and gas. It also profiles research advances related to tuning of superhydrophobic surfaces and UV stabilizers developed for coatings. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: anti-corrosion, superhydrophobic, superhydrophilic Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Biofuels, Agriculture, Packaging, and Textile Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-4F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-4F-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in food and agriculture. The TOE also focuses on various technological innovations in renewable fuel production, organic plastic, and textile manufacturing, which use waste from the food industry as a feedstock. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Biofuel, crop protection, edible food packaging, organic plastic, vitamin-enriched textile, fibrous casing, waste management Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanotechnology Innovations in Ceramic Fibers, Smart Bandages, Diagnostics, Encapsulation, and Quantum Dots http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-44-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-44-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE profiles innovations related to the development of ceramic nanofillers for composite manufacturing, nanosensors for smart bandages, portable pathogen detection devices, and an encapsulation process. 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. Keywords: Ceramic nanofillers, composite manufacturing, nanosensors, smart bandages, pathogen detection, encapsulation Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Coating Innovations for Automotive, Heavy Industrial Equipment, Transportation, Marine, and Medical Sectors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-4E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-4E-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles coating innovations developed for use in automotive, transportation, and marine sectors. It also profiles an antimicrobial coating for use in healthcare and textile sectors. 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: Antimicrobial, CNT, medical, automotive, healthcare Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Food Safety Diagnostics, Food Packaging, Viticulture, and Bread Production http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-4E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-4E-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in food safety and food packaging. The TOE also focusses on various technology innovations in viticulture, sugar, bread production, and edible water packaging. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Food packaging, food safety, viticulture, sugar production, edible water packaging, bread manufacturing, bakery products Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advances in Nanotechnology for Healthcare, Textiles, and Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-43-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-43-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE profiles nanoscale colloidal silver products, enhancing osseointegration in orthopedic and dental implants, nanoparticles for simpler bioconjugation, sustainable cotton nanodyeing process for textiles, and a nanoscale radio enhancer for better acceptability of malignant tumors. 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. Keywords: Colloidal silver, osseointegration, dental implants, nanoparticles, bioconjugation, cotton nanodyeing Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Plastics for the Packaging Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-12-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-12-00-00 Use of plastic is steadily increasing in the packaging industry because of its exceptional properties such as barrier properties , exceptional packing strength, lightweight, low cost, and ease of logistics and processing. Increasing demand for plastic for packaging can be inferred with its growing number of applications. The food and beverage industry is the largest industry that is driving the growth of plastic packaging. Research centers and companies are focusing on developing biodegradable plastic packaging in order to meet environmental regulations of different regions. 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: Plastic, packaging film, food, beverage, medical, pharmaceutical, biodegradable, blown polyethylene, polypropylene, vacuum skin packaging, cellulose, nanocellulose, milk protein, casein, polyester, polyolefin Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Research Advances in Advanced Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-4D-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-4D-00-00 This issue of HighTech Materials TOE profiles research advances related to advanced materials such as an atomic-scale material for potential use in electronics, self-healing ionic conductor for flexible electronics, metal organic frameworks and bio mimetic material for healthcare 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: 1D material, self-healing, MOF, scaffolds, electronics Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Recent Developments in Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-4D-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-4D-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles research studies related to the development of water repellant and anti-fouling coatings. The issue also profiles innovations focused on water borne coatings that are commercialized for use in extreme temperature and operating conditions and also a composite coating intended for metal substrates. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Anti-fouling, durability, water-borne coatings, sustainable coatings Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 North American Agricultural Biologicals Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K0C7-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K0C7-01-00-00-00 The North American agricultural biologicals market has witnessed double-digit growth from 2012 to 2016 and will observe only slower growth from 2017 to 2022. Consisting of the biofertilizer, biostimulant, and biopesticide market segments, key growth factors driving the agricultural biologicals market include increasing environmental awareness and the desire among food consumers and retailers for crops that use minimal synthetic crop chemicals. Market growth is restrained by consumer skepticism of product efficacy claims, limited and low product awareness among growers, the price sensitivity of said growers, and a decrease in addressable farm acreage in North America. Biostimulants and biofungicides are expected to witness double-digit growth in the future, compared to the other segments. Technological innovations by manufactures have included the growing use of microbial-derived ingredients and the increasing inclusion of agricultural biologicals in the form of seed inoculants and bundle packaging. This study provides a detailed insight into the North American agricultural biologicals market by discussing drivers and restraints; the competitive landscape; and key market, company, and technology trends. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Non-oxide Ceramics for Bulletproofing Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-4C-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-4C-00-00 This issue of HighTech Materials TOE profiles non-oxide ceramics for bulletproofing applications. Non-oxide ceramics, which includes carbides, silicides, nitrides, and borides, are being widely adopted for bulletproofing applications. These materials are lightweight, hard, corrosion and wear resistant, and have low thermal expansion in comparison to alumina and steal armor. High research funding from governments toward strengthening their defense assets drives innovations in bulletproof non-oxide ceramics. Future technology developments include low-cost manufacturing techniques, developing 3D printed materials, and lightweight ceramics. 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: Non-oxide ceramics, carbides, silicides, nitrides, borides, bulletproof, personal protection, defense Fri, 7 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Coatings for Technical Fabrics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-4C-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-4C-00-00 Technical fabrics are coated with different types of materials to impart specific functionalities. Polymer coated fabrics are the most common ones as polymers are able to impart multi-functionality such as durability, mechanical strength, wear resistance, chemical resistance, and fire resistance. The sectors where coated fabrics find uses are transportation, protective clothing, industrial, roofing, canopies, furniture, and seating. Out of these, the transportation sector, which includes automobile, aircraft, and railways is one of the largest application segments. The issue of the Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE profiles the research advances in coating technologies that can facilitate high performance of batteries, implants, and other products. The issue also profiles a coating innovation that acts as a barrier layer for glass and other substrates. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Technical fabrics, polymer, coating, functionality Fri, 7 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanomaterials across Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-41-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-41-00-00 This Nanotech TOE profiles innovations related to the use of nanotechnology for manufacture of effective batteries, diagnostic and drug delivery, a process to develop graphene composites, and use of nanofibers for filtration. 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: Nanofiber, nanobattery, diagnostic, drug delivery Fri, 7 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Recent Material Innovations for Addressing Specific Needs of Application Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-4B-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-4B-00-00 This issue of HighTech Materials TOE profiles materials innovations related to elastomers, carbon nanotubes, high impact thermosets to address needs of end use industries such as offshore, oil & gas and other industries. 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: Materials, elastomers, high temperature Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Australian Industrial Lubricants and Greases Market, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P905-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P905-01-00-00-00 This research service is an analysis of the Australian industrial lubricants and greases market and it provides drivers of market growth and restraints to market growth, market size forecast, segmentation by major product type, demand trend analysis, and competitive analysis. Poor performance of key end-use verticals such as mining creates medium-term headwinds to growth. Capex in the Australian mining sector declined by 30% in 2015-16. This trend (which has resulted in weak business confidence and higher cost sensitivity) has reduced the addressable opportunity for lubricants and greases. However, the construction, utilities, and food and beverage sectors offer growth opportunities. Development in wind and solar power generation creates a growing demand for turbine oils and industrial gear oils. Investment in infrastructure construction also creates a demand for industrial greases, industrial engine oils, and hydraulic liquids. The food and beverage manufacturing segment counters the overall manufacturing decline trend by leveraging on the country s competitive advantage in the agriculture sector. Robust growth in construction, utilities, and food and beverage sectors supports the demand for a variety of industrial lubricants such as industrial engine oils, hydraulic fluids, and industrial gear lubricants, amongst others. The stability of the Australian economy has attracted a growing number of new suppliers that typically tend to compete primarily on pricing. With increased margin pressure on key end-use verticals, this strategy is gaining traction in the domestic market. Technological development in lubricant products and lubricant monitoring and dosing also throws up opportunities for clear value addition. In particular, condition monitoring services will continue to play a key role in improving end-customer awareness of lubricants and their role. The market share of imported industrial lubricants and greases has been growing due to their low cost. The Australian industrial lubricants and greases market has been segmented into the following categories: By product type: Industrial engine oils, hydraulic fluid, turbine and circulating oils, industrial gear oils, and others including compressor oil, refrigeration oil, metal working oils, process oils, and industrial grease By vertical: Mining, oil and gas, utilities, construction, manufacturing and other process industries, and others Key Questions This Study Will Answer: What are the key growth drivers and restraints for industrial lubricants and greases in Australia? What is the size and growth forecast for the Australian market? What factors will underpin this forecast? How is the market segmented by product type? What technology, demand, and service trends are likely to impact the opportunity in the future? Which are the key market participants and competitors and what are their relative strengths? Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Advanced Coating Technologies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-4B-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-4B-00-00 The issue of the Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE profiles the research advances in coating technologies that can facilitate high performance of batteries, implants, and other products. The issue also profiles a coating innovation that acts as a barrier layer for glass and other substrates. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Coating, barrier layer, graphene Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanotechnology Innovations for Automotive, Printing, Solar Cells, and Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-40-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-40-00-00 This Nanotech TOE profiles innovations related to the development of nanostructures for reducing friction of automotive engines, nanocoatings for solar cells, and nanopigments for digital printing. It also profiles research advances related to the use of graphene for manufacture of measurement equipment, and a method for developing nanocrystals. 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: Nanocrystal, nanocoatings, nanomaterials, graphene Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Recent Innovations in Silicones and Nanogenerator http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-4A-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-4A-00-00 Silicones are high performance polymers with alternating silicon and oxygen bonds. Silicones have high temperature resistance, water resistance, and superior UV stability. They can be used in a wide range of industries owing to their heat resistance and elastomer-like quality. They are used for healthcare, personal care, adhesives, and thermal interface applications to name a few. Some of the key material developers include Momentive Materials, Wacker Chemie, Bluestar Silicones, and Dow Corning. 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: Silicones, polymer, silicon Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Research Advances in Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-4A-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-4A-00-00 This edition of Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles innovations related to coating glass using a roll-to-roll process, coating for tablets and batteries, and an innovation that facilitates reuse of paper. 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: Coating, tablet, lithium batteries, recycling Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nanomaterial Innovations Enabling High Efficiency Products http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3F-00-00 This Nanotech TOE profiles nanomaterial innovations that can enable higher performance products that can improve durability and enhance efficiency. 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: Nanomaterial, batteries, encapsulation Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Decorative Paints and Coatings Market for Kenya and Tanzania, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MBD5-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MBD5-01-00-00-00 The Kenyan and Tanzanian decorative paints and coatings market was worth a combined value of $138.7 million in 2015 and is expected to show promising growth (CAGR of 6% 7%) over the next 5 years. This is due to the significant growth in population and the middle class, government policies that support the development of infrastructure, growing urban migration, and a movement towards cleaner technology. Decorative paints and coatings constitute the greatest portion of the coatings industry within the two countries. Water-based paints constitute approximately 70% of the decorative paints and coatings market. The Kenyan and Tanzanian decorative paints and coatings market is a competitive and price-sensitive market. Lower prices give market participants a competitive advantage, but it is very difficult to achieve, as most of the raw materials are imported. In addition, there is higher brand loyalty in Tanzania; thus any new competitor will have to invest more to market its product. The top 3 market participants (Crown Paints Ltd, Basco Paints, and Insignia Ltd) had a combined revenue market share of over 74.0% in 2015. Geographic scope: Kenya and Tanzania Product scope: Total decorative paints and coatings; water-based decorative paints and coatings; solvent-based decorative paints and coatings Application scope: Residential Study period: 2013 to 2020 Key questions answered include: What are the historical and forecasted sizes, volumes, and growth rates of the water-based and solvent-based decorative paints and coatings markets in Kenya and Tanzania? What are the key market drivers and restraints for the total decorative paints and coatings market as well for the water-based and solvent-based paint segments? Which area shows the most significant potential for growth and what are the contributing factors? Is it water-based or solvent-based paints? Which are the key market participants and what is their market share? What type of decorative paints and coatings will dominate the market in the forecast years? Are the products/services offered today meeting customer needs or is additional development needed? Key target audience: Current market participants Potential new entrants Raw material imports Potential investors Financial institutions Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Trends in the European Paints and Coatings Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC51-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC51-01-00-00-00 The European paints and coatings market is relatively mature. However, end-user preferences and the regulatory scenario have driven coating companies to develop sustainable, multi-functional solutions apart from providing value-added services to their customers. This market insight focusses on providing a snapshot of the European paints and coatings market specifically focussing on architectural, automotive, protective and marine, powder coatings and wood and furniture sectors. The insight captures key trends driving the paints and coatings market in each of these sectors and highlights factors, which are driving and restraining demand. In addition, this study provides an insight into coating technologies across these sectors. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Fire Protection Coatings Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCBA-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCBA-01-00-00-00 Fire protection coatings are coating systems that are required to be applied on structural elements in building & construction on various industries to provide adequate rescue and evacuation time in the event of a fire. Fire hazards are basically of two types which are hydrocarbon fire (that originates from burning of hydrocarbon based materials such as crude oil and natural gas) and cellulosic fire (that originates from cellulosic materials such as wood and paper). In this study, fire protection coatings are majorly classified as Hydrocarbon Intumescent Coatings, Hydrocarbon Cementitious Coatings, Cellulosic Intumescent Coatings and Cellulosic Cementitious Coatings. Intumescent coatings are materials that when exposed to fire expands to more than 60 times their original thickness and form a charred exterior to create a barrier between the external environment and the substrate. Cementitious coatings are materials based on cementitious raw materials such as Portland cement and gypsum that are inherently fire resistant and provide adequate fire insulation for a period of time. Hydrocarbon fires typically reach temperatures of over 1,100 C within a time span of 5 minutes and hence, demand highly effective fire-proofing solutions. Cellulosic fire protection systems are developed for civil construction and infrastructure projects. Cellulosic fires are caused by the burning of materials such as wood, paper, or textiles. The temperatures of cellulosic fires are slow to rise and can reach a peak of 950 C. The thickness and the number of coating layers applied on a substrate depend on the fire rating required by the end customer. Fire rating is the minimum duration of fire protection expected of the coating which is typically 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, or 3 hours. The higher the fire rating, the more the thickness required and more the number of layers of coating applied. End customers select the appropriate coating system based on certain specifications such as the substrate steel s properties, location of the structure, aesthetic requirements, duration of fire protection required, and probability of physical damage. The major industries affected by hydrocarbon fires are oil & gas, chemical & petrochemicals, marine, and power while cellulosic fire can occur at land based commercial and industrial constructions. The fire protection coatings market is at present highly competitive due to significant number of large and small market participants. Manufacturers are compelled to maintain prices at low levels due to high price sensitivity of customers in the developing countries Asia Pacific, which is the largest market for the overall fire protection coatings industry. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Powder Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-49-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-49-00-00 Powder coatings are used for imparting various functionalities including corrosion resistance, achieve high-quality finish, and improve the durability of substrates. Due to strict environmental norms for VOC emissions across the globe, the end-user industries are moving toward the adoption of solvent-free powder coatings with minimal or no VOC content. Controlled film thickness and easy application are some of the driving factors for the increased adoption of the coatings. Application industries such as automotive, construction, and consumer appliances are actively using powder coating techniques to deliver optimum results. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Powder coatings, coatings, gloss, solvent, polymer, resin, polyester, epoxy, polyurethane, hybrid epoxy-polyester resins, dibutyl phthalate, plasticizer, pectin, drug release Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Biocoagulants for Water and Wastewater Treatment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-49-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-49-00-00 This High Tech Materials (TOE) features trends and innovations related to biobased coagulants that are quickly becoming widely adopted across industries due to their non-toxic and non-hazardous characteristics. This TOE focuses on various technologies used to develop natural coagulants that expedite the sedimentation process and reduce turbidity. The TOE also provides information on use of renewable ingredients in the manufacturing of coagulants, which poses less danger to human health and ecology by eliminating heavy metals and micropollutants from treated water. Corresponding patents are also provided along with industry interactions. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Water, wastewater, coagulants, treatment, biocoagulants Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 2D Nanomaterials in Industrial Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3E-00-00 Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials, including graphene, boron nitride, molybdenum disulfide, or cadmium telluride, have gained attention of researchers in recent times, due to their significant electronic and mechanical performance. The high level of interest in graphene is driving opportunities for other 2D nanomaterials with similar structure. Manufacturers are still facing difficulties in developing cost-effective and easy production methods for 2D nanomaterials that will allow these materials to compete with conventional technologies, such as conductive thin-films in electronic devices. This issue of Nanotech TOE presents recent innovations in 2D nanomaterials, intellectual property analysis, and factors limiting and driving growth of these materials. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Nanomaterials, graphene, 2D nanomaterials, boron nitride, exfoliation, molybdenum disulfide, nanocomposite Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Plastics and Composites for the Aerospace Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-11-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-11-00-00 The aerospace industry is focusing on reducing the weight of aircraft in order to attain better fuel efficiency and performance. This is creating a need for materials with better mechanical, chemical, and thermal properties that can replace heavy metals. With lightweight and durability of components of prime importance, lightweight composites (for both aircraft interiors and exteriors) are being seen as a viable solution to fulfill the industry requirements. Plastics Advisor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights of various plastics and composites and also analyses their impact across various industries. The Materials and Coatings cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and their impact and applications across industries. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Aircraft, aerospace, aviation, aircraft interior, aircraft exterior, lightweight composites, polymers, plastics, polyurethane (PU), polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), polyaryletherketone (PAEK), polyether ether ketone (PEEK), polycarbonate, polymeric foam, propargyl ether, phthalonitril, carbon nanotubes Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 High-performance Ceramic Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-48-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-48-00-00 Ceramic coatings help in improving life of components and imparting hardness and wear resistance to them. These coatings can also be used for complex geometries and parts. The coatings can be customized to impart desired functionalities through use of surface modification techniques. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Ceramic coatings, high performance, corrosion resistance Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Healthcare, Energy Storage, Photodetectors, and Cloud Computing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-3C-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-3C-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in healthcare, energy storage, photodetectors, and cloud computing. The TOE emphasizes on developments in the fields of a self-healing coating for medical implanted devices, sensors manufacturing, and pain-free blood collection devices. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Healthcare, energy storage, self-healing coatings, medical implant devices, sensors, blood collection devices Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Chemical and Material Innovations Enabling Product Authentication and Brand Protection http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-47-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-47-00-00 Companies across industries are using product authentication and brand protection technologies to prevent counterfeiting and protect with brand name and image. These technologies range from 3D films to security fibers and chemical additives added in the packaging. The recent chemical and material developments from companies operating in this industry are focused on either security solutions that can be installed during the production process or one-stop solutions that can combat all security and counterfeiting threats. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Product authentication, brand protection, threat, packaging Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Research Advances in Biomimetic Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-47-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-47-00-00 Biomimetics is the study of nature and natural phenomena. Principles of biomimetics can be for applied for technology and product development to address application specific challenges. The concept can help adoption of products with higher performance in several application spaces. In Europe, Japan, and the US. Biomimetics is being recognized as the technology of the future and there is increasing interest related to R&D and funding. Technologies inspired from sharkskin, naturally mimicked proteins, and lotus leaf phenomena have been developed for use in aerospace, marine, medical, and automotive industries. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Biomimetic, lotus leaf phenomena, natural resources, spider silk Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nanocrystalline Materials for Satisfying High Performance Requirements http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3C-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3C-00-00 A nanocrystal is a material particle having at least one dimension smaller than 100 nanometres (a nanoparticle) and composed of atoms in either a single- or poly-crystalline arrangement. Several kinds of nanocrystals such as quantum dots, nanocellulose are being widely researched across the globe. Key developmental efforts are targeted toward fine-tuning various nanocrystals across applications, prominent being medical and automotive. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Quantum dots, nanocellulose, zirconia nanocrystals, nanocomposites Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000