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 Innovations in Ultraviolet Protection, Antibacterial, Hydrophobic, Thermal Barrier, and Ultra-thin Ceramic Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-91-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-91-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers innovations in ultraviolet protection, antibacterial, hydrophobic, thermal barrier, and ultra-thin ceramic coatings. A transparent coating for blocking UV light, shark-skin coating for bacterial protection, self-healing thermal barrier coating, and a coating technique to create ceramic ultra-thin films are some of the innovations profiled. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Ultraviolet protection, antibacterial coatings, thermal barrier coatings, ultra-thin ceramic coatings, transparent coating, shark-skin coating, self-healing coating, hydrophobic nanocoatings Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Carbon Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-91-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-91-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE profiles materials innovations in carbon nanotube (CNT)-based threads that can be used for lightweighting purposes, photon emitting source for quantum communication made using single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) on porous silicon substrates, gas-flow directed chemical vapor deposition process (CVD) production methods for making ultra-long CNTs, rapid CNT fiber manufacturing processes, and lightweight carbon nanofiber-based matrix for making lithium metal anodes. 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 fibers, quantum communication, carbon nanotube bundles, lithium metal anodes Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Material Innovations in Organic Photovoltaics, Wastewater Treatment, Non-halogenated Flame Retardants, and Selective Adsorbents http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-90-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-90-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE profiles materials innovations in photovoltaics, nuclear, flame retardant, adsorbents, and oil and gas industries. The innovations include development of high performance semi-transparent organic photovoltaics, a cost-effective adsorbent for uranium extraction, halogen-free polymeric flame retardant, a multi-functional aerogel, and a highly selective adsorbent for sulfur compounds. 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: Organic photovoltaics, flame retardant, aerogel, adsorbent Fri, 3 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Deposition Techniques, Fire Resistant Coatings, Nanocoatings, and Anti-microbial Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-90-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-90-00-00 This issue of the TOE covers innovations used in deposition techniques, fire-resistant coatings, nanocoatings, and anti-microbial coatings. In this edition, innovations on area selective atomic layer deposition have been profiled. The coatings in focus in this TOE can be used in a variety of applications such as medical, textiles, building & construction, food & beverages, marine, and automotive. 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, fire-resistant coatings, nanocoatings, anti-microbial, atomic layer deposition Fri, 3 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Biodegradable Plastics and Hydrogels http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-90-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-90-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in biodegradable plastic products that are used for applications, such as, ready meal packs and edible packaging. The TOE also focuses on biodegradable footwear that is made of waste resources, and biodegradable hydrogel that can be used for bio-printing of materials that mimic human soft tissues. 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: Biodegradable plastics, bioplastics, polylactic acid, edible packaging, PBAT, cell printing, hydrogels Fri, 3 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Developments in Coatings for Personal Care Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-8F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-8F-00-00 Significant breakthroughs in coating technologies toward their application in personal care, food and beverages packaging are seen to be driving the advanced coatings and surface technologies business. Developments in coatings with reduced viscosity and low VOC (volatile organic compound) content for applications in products which are to be used extensively are the key to drive environmental challenges. Coatings that are recyclable and reduce the consumption of raw materials such as aluminum films are gaining importance. Further, developing coatings for preventing the growth and accumulation of harmful microorganisms is a key research focus. Also, the development of bisphenol-A (BPA)-free coatings is gaining prominence due to growing concerns among consumers about the ill effects on health and due to stricter government regulations. The innovations profiled in this issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE are recent research innovations that are focused toward sustainability in advanced coatings and surface technologies. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Coatings for personal care, food and beverages coatings, non bisphenol-A (BPA) coatings, anti-microbial coatings, low viscosity coatings Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Nanotechnology Innovations for Agriculture, Healthcare, Data Storage, Construction, Implants, and Batteries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-6D-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-6D-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE covers nanotechnology related innovations for 3D printing, aviation industry, healthcare, batteries, agriculture, construction, and data storage applications. Innovations profiled include nanofibers for waste water recovery applications, hydrophobic nanocoating for increased safety in the aviation industry, a nanosensor that enables detection of inflammation, silicon-based nanostructures that prevent inflammation in implants, and nano-fiber based bio-fertilizers for improved efficiency in organic farming. Nanoparticles for ophthalmology applications, a novel zinc oxide-based anti-microbial coating are also profiled. In addition a novel, nanotechnology-based approach for improved data storage and a production method for more sustainable concrete alternative are described. 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: Nanocomposites, lithium-metal batteries, data storage, anti-microbial coatings, nanomaterials, bio-fertilizers, organic farming, nanocrystals, light-emitting nanocrystals Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Silicon Carbide Coatings, Solar Cells, Smart Glass, Lightweight Vehicles, and Ferroelectric Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-8E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-8E-00-00 This issue of High-tech Materials profiles innovations in silicon carbide coatings formed using chemical vapour deposition methods at low temperatures, low cost perovskite solar cells with high voltage output, polymer-dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) films for smart glass development, concept hypercar with carbon fiber turbine casings and lightweight battery packs, and metal-free perovskite compounds with ferroelectric properties. 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: Silicon carbide, chemical vapor deposition, perovskite solar cells, smart glass, lightweight vehicle, ferroelectrics Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Coating Advances in Construction, Metal, Automotive, and Agriculture Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-8E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-8E-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE presents recent innovations in hydrophobic, anti-corrosive, and self-healing coatings for different industries. Self-healing technology is one of the key research directions for smart coatings. The current issue includes two self-healing coating idea/products, which can be used for metal and paint protection. Another important market trend is that coating materials have started to shift toward the use of eco-friendly ingredients in the formulation due to increasing environmental awareness. The TOE profiles coating technology that uses biobased coating materials in metal and agricultural industry, which could provide more insights in terms of sustainable coating technology. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Anti-corrosive coating, protective coating, self-healing coating, hydrophobic coating, anti-sprout coating Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Bioplastics, Sustainable Housing, Sustainable Agriculture, and Licorice Extraction http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-8E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-8E-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in bioplastics, sustainable agriculture, sustainable housing, and licorice extraction. The TOE also focuses on technological innovations in gene technology, bio-based materials, and lignin degradation. 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: Cytochrome P450, lignin, eco-friendly housing, nitrogen-fixing, cyanothece, bioplastic, licorice, superfluid extraction, glycyrrhizin Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Developments in Superhydrophobic Coatings, Low Emission Coatings, and Anti-bacterial Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-8D-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-8D-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers innovations on superhydrophobic coatings, low emission coatings, and anti-bacterial coatings, and other coatings. Significant breakthroughs in coating technologies toward their application as superhydrophobic coatings, low VOC coatings, and anti-bacterial coatings are seen to be driving the advanced coatings and surface technologies business. Developments in superhydrophobic coatings that can sustain prolonged exposure to sunlight and also have the ability to self-heal are key to overcome durability challenges in these coatings/materials. Further, coatings that promote usage of low VOC process and are more environmentally friendly are finding wide acceptance in packaging for food and beverages. Also, developing coatings for preventing the growth and accumulation of harmful microorganisms is a key research focus. Coatings that utilize zinc hydroxyapatite and cationic polymers are also gaining attention. 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: Superhydrophobic coatings, self-healing coatings, anti-bacterial coatings, low VOC coatings, water-based coatings, coatings with high thermal stability, regeneration coatings Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Materials and Process Innovations for Environmental, Energy, and Biomedical Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-8C-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-8C-00-00 This issue of High-tech Materials TOE showcases a few breakthrough materials and process innovations for environmental, energy, and biomedical applications. To replace harmful plastics that negatively impact the environment with landfills, a recyclable material has been showcased for use in adhesive packaging. To replace toxic surfactants that are used in the cosmetics industry, a surfactant-free nanoemulsion production process has been highlighted. Another innovative inkjet printing technology is discussed, which would enhance the printability of electronics on soft substrates, mainly body tissues. A graphene enhanced rubber with excellent mechanical integrity and flex properties for use in footwear has been showcased in this issue. Finally, a novel material to enhance the energy capacity of Li-on batteries have also been discussed in this issue. 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: Lithium-ion batteries, graphene, microelectrode arrays, post-consumer recycled materials, nanoemulsions Fri, 6 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Coatings for Energy, Building and Construction, Textiles, and the Automotive Sectors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-8C-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-8C-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers innovations on advanced zinc coatings for lightweight metal alloys, waterproof coatings for natural fabrics, a sustainable surface modifier for exterior wood stains and sealants, a corrosion resistant admixture intended for application on concrete for improving the service life of concrete structures, and coating technology for controlled surface area of battery anodes. 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: Corrosion inhibition, iCVD, initiated chemical vapor deposition, waterproof coatings, Lithium-ion battery materials Fri, 6 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Environmentally Friendly Coating Innovations Across Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-8B-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-8B-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE highlights certain eco-friendly coatings used in several applications. A nanoresonator coating has been highlighted, which enhances the light absorption capabilities of solar cells by 20%. A coating to protect biopesticides from environmental degradation has also been featured, which could provide high ROI to agribusinesses. An ecofriendly conformal coating to protect PCB circuitry, an omniphobic coating with water and oil repellency, and a biodegradable coating that prevents ingression of moisture into paper have also been discussed 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: Omniphobic, nanoresonators, biodegradable coatings, protective coatings Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Functional Coatings for Flexible Packaging: Technology Impact Assessment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D847-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D847-01-00-00-00 Flexible packaging is a simple and well accepted type of packaging which provides a wide range of possibilities in customization and design flexibility according to the needs of the product being packaged. While conventional coatings applied to package substrates act as a protective layer with aesthetic appeal, recent developments in functional coatings have achieved the ability to incorporate changes in the surface and bulk properties of the coating, thereby enabling functionalities, such as scratch resistance, hydrophobicity, antimicrobial protection, gas and moisture permeation resistance and cohesive strength. These coatings are defined as functional coatings for flexible packaging. Considering the importance given to extending the shelf-life of products and improving the reusability of packaging material, there is significant interest in developing new coating materials that could enhance the functional capabilities of flexible packaging and offer quality retention and protection in different environment.This research service titled Functional Coatings for Flexible Packaging Technology Impact Assessment discusses the types of flexible packaging and the importance of barrier coatings in different application sectors. An overview of the different types of barrier coatings is provided along with an overall application landscape has been discussed.In specific, the need for barrier coatings in flexible packaging is discussed to give an understanding of the benefits in different use cases. A listing of top innovators and innovation focus areas is included along with insights on technology adoption trends in different regions, namely North America, Europe, APAC (including China and Japan). An impact assessment of evolving technologies is performed to analyze how different stakeholders in the barrier coatings industry value chain are working to meet the unmet needs in flexible packaging. Thu, 28 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Southeast Asian Decorative Coating Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA0A-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA0A-01-00-00-00 The decorative coatings industry is sensitive to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth and tends to grow at 1.5 to 2 times that of Southeast Asia s GDP. The decorative coating market in Southeast Asia is expected to fare well due to the impressive growth in the construction industry, a result of the development of residential and commercial buildings as well as infrastructure. The optimistic economic conditions anticipated in most Southeast Asian countries, especially Indonesia and Thailand, are expected to cause these sectors to witness buoyant growth, thereby influencing the decorative coating market. Indonesia accounted for the largest share 25.4% with a revenue of $1.22 billion in 2017, followed by the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand. Much of the focus is now shifting toward emerging markets mainly Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines as volume is the name of the game; these countries host large populations of 251 million, 91 million, and 99 million, respectively. Economic growth rebound in Indonesia and Thailand will increase the consumption of decorative coatings. Southeast Asia is poised for a growth rebound in 2018. Aggregate growth is likely to rebound to 5.0% in 2015 and 2016, as recovery in Indonesia and Thailand leads the way and most of the subregion trends up and benefits from rising exports and lower inflation. Inflation is forecast to subside to 3.1% in the next 2 years from 3.2% in 2017, in line with global oil and commodity prices. The decorative coating market in Southeast Asia is expected to fare well due to impressive growth in the construction industry a result of the development of residential and commercial buildings as well as infrastructure. The optimistic economic conditions anticipated in most Southeast Asian countries, especially Indonesia and Thailand, are expected to cause these segments to witness buoyant growth, thereby influencing the coating market. Rising urbanization contributes to robust construction and infrastructure spending growth. Massive construction and infrastructure spending in SEA in 2016, 2017, and beyond as a result of rising urbanization is expected to drive the demand for coatings. In addition, due to rapid urbanization, the ASEAN-5 is seeing increases in construction spending activities. However, fluctuating raw material costs are expected to restrain market growth, as they severely affect margins in this price-sensitive market. Titanium dioxide is a key raw material in the coatings space. An increase in its price, due to supply shortages, is a major concern for decorative coatings companies. Profit margins will remain under constant pressure if price hikes continue. Suppliers will also be under constant pressure to develop coatings with an optimum price to affordability ratio.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • At what stage of lifecycle is the decorative coating market in and how is it expected to grow?
  • What are the key drivers and restraints for the decorative coatings market?
  • What is the revenue forecast for the coatings market?
  • What are the dynamics influencing the growth of the different market segments?
  • Who are the leading market participants?
  • What is the coating technology trends used to meet customer needs?
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Innovations in Hydrogen Production, Effluent Treatment, Photodegradation, Anti-counterfeiting, Adhesives, Nanofluid Coolants, Self-assembled Nanomaterials, and Nano Restoration of Canvas http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-6C-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-6C-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE covers nanotechnology related innovations for producing hydrogen, treatment of effluents, photodegradation, anti-counterfeiting, adhesives, nanofluid coolants, self-assembled nanomaterials, and nano restoration of canvas. Innovations profiled include nanocomposites for photoelectrochemical water splitting to produce hydrogen, nanoparticles that enable removal of hazardous dyes from industrial effluents, synthesized nano-nano composite materials for photodegradation and use in high electrical conductivity applications. Nanotechnology-enabled magnetically color-changeable anti-counterfeiting technology, nanoparticle-based adhesive that cures quickly without the need for external curing agents, graphene-based nanofluids for cooling and heat transfer applications, and self-assembling peptide molecules are also profiled. 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: Nanocomposites, hydrogen production, nano-nano composite materials, photodegradation, peptide molecules, piezoelectric material, eggshell membranes, effluents, photodegradation, anti-counterfeiting, adhesives, nanofluid coolants, nanomaterials, nano restoration, nanoparticle generator, polyelectrolyte, silica nanoparticles, cellulose nanofibrils Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Coatings for Batteries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-8A-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-8A-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE profiles innovations related to coatings that are intended to increase battery performance, features and safety. Innovations in focus include manganese metal organic complex nanospheres for overcoming capacity degradation in Li-ion batteries, graphene-based battery components that are fire proof, Ti-S2 VACNT composite electrodes that improve stability in supercapacitor, and a paper substrate coated with nickel and reactive catalysts in the microstructure to act as electrodes for flexible cells. 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: Manganese, nanospheres, Li-ion batteries, graphene, composite electrodes, supercapacitors, paper substrate, nickel, reactive catalyst, flexible cells, biomass, Li-S batteries Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Materials and Process Innovations for Environmental, Smart Textiles, and Biomedical Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-89-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-89-00-00 This issue of High-tech Materials TOE profiles innovations in artificial saliva based on gold nanoparticles, nanomaterial used for bioimaging of scars, detoxication and removal of pollutants from blood, 3D printed structures used for carbon dioxide recovery, and a method for printing conductive electronics on textiles. 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: Gold nanoparticles, artificial saliva, 3D printing, carbon dioxide capture, carbon nanotubes, graphene, meta-organic framework, bioimaging, skin diseases, nanoflares, flexible electronic circuits, smart textile, nanorobots, detoxication Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Coatings for Storage Tank, Touchscreen Display, Steel, Paints, and Battery Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-89-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-89-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers innovations on graphene nanotubes-based anti-static coatings used for storage tanks, anti-fingerprint coatings for electronic displays, anti-corrosive coatings with improved toughness, white coating materials made using cellulose nanofibrils, and coatings for improving stability of lithium metal anodes. 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-static coatings, graphene coating, anti-fingerprint coating, corrosion resistance, white coating, lithium-ion batteries Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Sustainable Chemicals, Fuel Cells, Sustainable Agriculture, and Waste Management http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-89-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-89-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in sustainable chemicals, fuel cells, sustainable agriculture, and waste management. The TOE also focuses on technological innovations in effective use of waste lignin, biodegradable insecticide solutions, and management of plastics waste. 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: Waste lignin, biopolymer adhesives, fuel cells, benzenediols, PEDOT:PSS, biodegradable insecticides, plastic degradation Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100