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 in Electronics, Material Analysis, Printing, Anti-cancer Treatment, 3D Printing, and Energy Storage http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-68-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-68-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE describes innovations in nanotechnology in electronics, anti-cancer treatment, 3D printing, and energy storage. The TOE profiles a cost-efficient catalyst for water splitting in fuel cells, conductive inks for printing electronics, a method for analysis of magnetic nanostructures, a method for controlled deposition of carbon nanotubes, and artificial blood for healthcare applications. Also profiled are improvements in anti-cancer therapy and 3D printing of living cells. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Nanotechnology, nanosilver, conductive ink, magnetic analysis, 3D printing, carbon nanotubes, nano-coated stencils, artificial blood, fuel cells, catalyst, water splitting, cancer treatment, semiconductor Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Composite Printing Inks, Self-healing Cement, and Self-healing Fabrics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-78-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-78-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials covers the latest material innovations in composites, printing inks, self-healing cement, and self-healing fabrics. These innovations can be used in a wide variety of applications such as aerospace, printed and flexible electronics, building & construction, transportation, and defense. This issue covers few innovations on the development of self-healing fabrics that can offer protection from harmful chemicals. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Composites, printing inks, self-healing cement, self-healing fabrics, aerospace, defense, electronics, building & construction Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Advances in Gas Separation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-78-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-78-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE profiles technology developments focused on gas separation. The issue highlights innovations related to membranes and catalysts for removal of gases from various feedstocks. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Gas separation, membranes, carbon monoxide, compressed hydrogen, oxygen electro-catalyst Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Material Innovations in the Textile Recycling Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-77-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-77-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles a fabric-shredding machine for converting textile waste into other products, a chemical recycling technology for harvesting polyester from textiles waste, a recycled carbon fiber textile, a carbon disulphide-free process for recycling fiber material from worn and discarded cotton, and a technique for transforming cellulose into fabric materials that are stronger than cotton. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Textile waste, polyester, recycled carbon fiber textile, cellulose Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Coating Innovations for Healthcare, Marine, Microoptics, and Optoelectronics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-77-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-77-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE discusses about coating innovations in healthcare, marine, microoptics, and optoelectronics. Innovations profiled include a structural coloring technology for color printing onto a surface without using ink, a nanostructured coating with anti-fouling properties for underwater surfaces, a method for manufacturing soft self-healing coatings, and a flexible sensor patch that indicates sun exposure level. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Graphene membrane, protons, structural coloring, ink, nanostructured coating, anti-fouling, self-healing coatings Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Material Innovations for Printed Electronics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-76-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-76-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE covers the latest material innovations in the field of printed electronics. These innovations can be used in a wide variety of applications such as electronics, healthcare, robotics, sensors, photovoltaics, building & construction, transportation, displays, printed and flexible electronics. This issue covers innovations on the emerging materials that are used as conductive inks. It also covers the impact of the profiled innovations in this technology segment. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Printed electronics, healthcare, robotics, sensors, photovoltaics, building & construction, transportation, displays, printed and flexible electronics, conductive ink Fri, 2 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Bioplastics, Plant-based Proteins and Coatings, Off-grid Energy Production, and Plant Cultivation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-76-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-76-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in manufacturing of bioplastic, plant-based products including protein, feed ingredients, and coatings. The TOE focuses on various technology innovations such as organic powered off-grid unit for energy production and rapid plant cultivation. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. Keywords: Potato starch-based coating material, biopolymer, off-grid home power unit, aquafeed ingredients, single cell protein, edible seaweed-based packaging, speed breeding Fri, 2 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Advances in Technical Fibers http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-75-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-75-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE covers the latest innovations in the field of technical fibers that include glass fibers, carbon fibers, and hybrid glass carbon fibers. These innovations can be used in a wide variety of applications such as automotive, defense and military, building & construction, consumer durables, medical & pharmaceutical. It also covers IP landscape and the technology roadmap for technical fibers. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Technical fibers, glass, carbon, hybrid glass carbon, automotive, defense, military, building & construction, consumer durables, medical, pharmaceutical Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Material Innovations in Adhesives, Healthcare, Water, and Aviation Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-74-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-74-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles material innovations in the adhesives, healthcare, water, and aviation industries. Innovations include an ultra-sticky adhesive, a self-disinfecting textile which can be incorporated into doorplate devices to prevent bacterial infections, a self-adhesive electrode material that can be used in health monitoring, and a ceramic material that self-repairs cracks for use in the aircraft industry. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Metal-organic framework, adhesives, self-disinfecting textiles, ceramic materials Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Paints and Coatings for the Sports and Leisure Goods Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-74-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-74-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE profiles paints and coatings innovations in the sports and leisure goods industry. A coating suitable for all weather types with excellent abrasion resistance for asphalt sporting surfaces such as tennis and basketball courts has been profiled. An inexpensive solvent-based coating to prevent degradation of swimming pools due to chemicals used to treat the swimming pool water is also presented. Innovations are focused toward development of eco-friendly paints and coatings and high performance paints with appealing decorative look. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Acrylates, styrene acrylic copolymer, xylene, pneumatic equipment Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Self-healing Coatings, Hydrophobic Coatings, Wood Coatings, Coating Stabilizers, and Anti-corrosion Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-73-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-73-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE profiles self-healing coatings, hydrophobic coatings, wood coatings, coating stabilizers, and anti-corrosion coatings. The innovations in focus are a coating with carbon nanotubes that has superior corrosion resistance, a coating that has hydrophobic as well as self-healing properties, and an anti-corrosion coating that consists of a clear liquid nylon-epoxy copolymer. coating stabilizers that do not discolor the substrate, and wood varnish that protects wood from sun and water damage have also been presented in this TOE. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Self-healing coatings, hydrophobic coatings, wood coatings, coating stabilizers, anti-corrosion coatings, CNT, nylon-epoxy copolymer Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Advances in Biopolymers, Metal Foams, Natural Composites, and Graphene http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-72-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-72-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE covers the latest innovations in the field of biopolymers, metal foams, natural composites, and graphene. These innovations can be used in a wide variety of applications such as automotive, defense and military, building & construction, consumer durables, and medical & pharmaceutical. It also covers innovations based on the development of shoes with graphene, which enhances the heat dissipation by close to 50%. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Biopolymers, metal foams, natural composites, graphene, automotive, defense, military, building, construction, consumer durables, medical, pharmaceutical Fri, 5 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Coating Innovations for Automotive and Construction Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-72-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-72-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE showcases some vastly emerging coating developments within Europe. The issue finds that majority of these developments happen in the building and the automobile industries. Some of the major developments have been highlighted in this issue, which also showcase the apparently high stakeholder activity to produce a wide range of innovative coatings in Europe. A high temperature coating for industrial applications describes the value addition the coating provides in protecting substrates at very high temperatures of even 600 degrees C. Another innovation features a portfolio of coatings designed for the automotive industry that emphasizes the significance of visual appeal stands in this industry. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Powder coatings, alkyd coatings, high temperature coatings, chemical resistant coatings, gloss coatings Fri, 5 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Antimicrobial Technologies for Enhanced Consumer Health http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D80D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D80D-01-00-00-00 Healthcare-associated infection (HAI) continues to be a significant global concern, hence there is growing research for developing new antimicrobial platforms that can significantly decrease the risk of microbial infections. While metallic ions continue to be one of the most potent antimicrobial technology platform, several new innovations across antimicrobial polymers, peptides and naturally sourced agents will lead the global consumer health landscape.Key opportunities for antimicrobial technologies will depend on the use of optimal combination of multiple microbicidal platforms for several consumer health applications. Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Alternate Feedstocks And Process Technologies For Conversion Of Gas To Chemicals http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7E2-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7E2-01-00-00-00 Transitioning towards new feedstocks for development of chemicals involves more than just changing raw materials; it includes developing new techniques, infrastructure, chemical pathways, and processing technologies, requiring major financial and intellectual investments. Hence, the resources needed to achieve this transformation involves long lasting and strong partnerships amongst industries, academics, and governments. Global competitiveness in the chemicals and energy sectors, attainment of sustainability goals, and curtailment of fossil fuel usage greatly depend on efficient and sustained use of unconventional resources for developing various intermediate and end- use chemicals across industries. This research service profiles emerging technologies that will enable alternative feedstocks to meet future demands for chemicals and analyses how it opens new possibilities to impact and converge with other industries. It also emphasis on how technology developments in the conversion of gas to chemicals value chain are associated with feedstock sources, new chemical conversion pathways and technologies, economic and efficient processing technologies, new materials and products. The research service also establishes that alternative feedstocks, specifically methane, obtained from unconventional sources can control green house emissions while economically producing commercially viable chemicals. The research also emphasizes on: Attainment of unique global competitive advantage by utilizing abundant methane generated from unconventional sources such as shale oil, natural gas, oil sands, and flue gases for feedstock production. Creation of a new manufacturing sector in feedstock supply, preparation, and conversion to carbon building blocks. Transition of manufacturing and energy use toward a low-carbon future. Emphasis on developing new process technologies/upgrading existing technologies is prioritized across geographies. Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Indian Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P983-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P983-01-00-00-00 Calcium carbonate has historically been one of the preferred fillers for the paper industry. In recent years, it has also become a preferred filler for the paint industry, heavily substituting kaolin in this application. While the primary reason has been the unavailability of high-quality kaolin, customers are also shifting due to the better opacity, gloss, and scrub resistance provided by calcium carbonate. While paint and paper are likely to remain the main application focus for calcium carbonate, relatively higher growth in segments such as Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) and masterbatches offer significant potential for a supplier to target, primarily due to the large expansion plans of companies such as Plastiblends and Finolex in India. Additionally, there is significant import substitution potential for steric coated grades of Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC) and Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) in masterbatches and PVC applications. The key challenge suppliers face today is delivering high product performance in what has become a highly commoditized market. Inclusion of niche grades (such as steric coated for masterbatches and PVC) and application development along with the end user has to be the focus for suppliers looking to make premium offerings and improving their margins. However, this can only be in addition to the high-volume sales of commodity grades, as the potential to make premium calcium carbonate offerings in India remains low. The demand for PCC is limited by its niche application segments and its price. Even though PCC finds niche usage in applications such as pharmaceuticals and oral care, there are alternate fillers also which are also fulfilling the needs of the respective industry. As a result, GCC accounts for 85% of the calcium carbonate consumed today, while PCC is only 15% of the nearly 3 million MT market size. This market is serviced by 4 large-scale calcium carbonate producers that account for around 30% of the market and an additional 20% 22% of the demand is met by imports. The remainder of the market is fragmented and is catered to by medium, small-scale, and unorganized producers.--BEGIN PROMO--

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

 

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Innovations in Slippery Coatings, Graphene-based Coatings, Antibacterial Coatings, and Silica-based Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-71-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-71-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers the latest innovations in the field of slippery coatings, graphene-based coatings, antibacterial coatings, and silica-based coatings. These innovations can be used in a wide variety of applications such as consumer packaging, oil and gas, medical, agrochemicals, manufacturing, automotive, and aerospace. It also covers innovations based on the development of a coating from silk that can be used in the packaging of fruits and vegetables to increase their shelf life. 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: slippery, graphene, coatings, antibacterial, silica, silk, consumer, packaging, oil & gas, medical, agrochemicals, manufacturing, automotive, aerospace Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Materials for Advanced Printing Technologies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-71-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-71-00-00 Silver is the most commonly used metal for the development of conductive inks, which are used for printing applications leveraging emerging technologies. However, some emerging materials, which are getting prominence are graphene and copper. This is due to some drawbacks associated with silver such as high cost and higher tendency of electromigration. Stakeholders are developing proprietary technologies on conductive inks using emerging materials such as graphene, copper as well as silver. However, the focus is on the development of cost effective and scalable technologies so that it can be adopted by the industry participants rapidly. Market growth is being driven mainly by companies from the printed electronics, sensors, printed circuit boards, wearables and consumer electronics sectors. 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: Silver, copper, graphene, printed electronics, conductive ink, electromigration, printed circuit board Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nanomaterial Advancements in Composites, Wastewater, Batteries, Marine, and Wearable Electronics Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-66-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-66-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE covers innovations in nanomaterials in composites, wastewater, batteries, marine, and wearable electronics industry. he profiled innovations include highly porous 3D carbon nanotube composites, a low cost PET-based nano-adsorbent, a hybrid photocatalyst, antifouling nanocoating and graphene-based inkjet printing 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 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 composites, antibiotic adsorbent, photocatalyst, nanocoating, graphene-based inks Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of the Global Automotive Refinish Coatings Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD45-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD45-01-00-00-00 Automotive coatings is one of the key industries of leading economies that supplies to end-use segments such as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and refinishing body shops. Cars once sold by OEMs to individual customers may require refinishing services due to paint damages caused by accidents / collisions or to give the car body an entirely new appearance. Coatings sued for such purposes are collectively referred to as automotive refinish coatings in this study. Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000