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 Research Advances in Superconducting Nanomaterials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3A-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3A-00-00 Superconductivity is a unique property that allows electrons flow to without resistance beyond a specific temperature due to the increases in motion of paired electrons. . At present the temperature of superconductors is about half way to absolute zero. This makes it difficult to scale the superconducting nanomaterials on a large scale. Therefore, research is focused on raising the superconducting temperature to room temperature. Once this is achieved, the materials can have immense potential in applications such as electronics, computing, and energy storage. 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: Superconductors, nanowires, magnetic properties, photon detectors Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Applications of Polyurethane-based Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-45-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-45-00-00 Polyurethane (PU) coatings are widely used across all industries as they have the ability to impart properties such as high durability, toughness, high gloss, and so on. These coatings contain PU resins that are usually formed by the reaction of a polyalcohol with an organic di-isocyanate. However, solvent-based polyurethane coatings are harmful for the environment as they release toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs). For this reason, water-based polyurethane as well as 100% solids polyurethane coatings are being developed. Stakeholders are also trying to eliminate the use of isocyanates in the production process without sacrificing the key properties of polyurethane 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: Polyurethane, coatings, water, solvent, isocyanate, alcohol Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Plastics and Composites for the Healthcare Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-10-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-10-00-00 Plastics are used widely in the healthcare industry, from packaging and components to the devices. Key attributes such as better barrier properties for packaging, environmental protection, cost savings, radiation stability, fewer infections, transparency, biocompatibility, increased comfort and safety are driving the growth of plastics in this industry. Plastic resins are established as a vital component in an extensive range of medical designs, facilitating the development of next generation of implants, single-use devices, packaging technology, and many others. 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 Health & Wellness cluster tracks developments in a myriad of areas including genetic engineering, regenerative medicine, drug discovery and development, nanomedicine, nutrition, cosmetic procedures, pain and disease management and therapies, drug delivery, personalized medicine, and smart healthcare. Keywords: Plastic, polymers, medical, healthcare, medicine, pharmaceutical, medical devices, implants, 3D printers, packaging, thermoplastic, silicon, polydimethylsiloxane, polypropylene, polylactic-co-glycolic acid, polystyrene, copolyester, polyvinyl chloride Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nanoscale Explosives and Narcotics Trace Detection in Homeland Security http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-39-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-39-00-00 Due to threats of terrorist attacks around the world in recent times, the demand for homeland security technologies is growing at a rapid pace. Airport security--that includes explosives and narcotics trace detection (ETD)--is a key aspect of homeland security; developing technologies and products that can mitigate the risk has been a key focus of R&D efforts, especially in the US and Western Europe. It is expected that nanotechnology will increasingly impact ETD by improving the sensing capabilities and portability of explosives and narcotics detectors. This Nanotech TOE highlights recent improvements and innovations in nanoscale explosives and narcotics trace detection technologies in homeland security. 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 need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Explosives detection, narcotics trace detection, nanotransistor, carbon nanotubes, plasmonic nanoresonator Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Trends and Opportunities for Chemicals and Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-43-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-43-00-00 The chemicals and materials industries are driven by the demand for application specific and environmentally friendly products. Rapid growth in industrialization and evolving end-user requirements generate the need for a dynamic innovation ecosystem where government agencies, companies, and research institutes work together to provide novel chemicals and materials. Emerging opportunities in the chemicals and materials industries on which stakeholders are expected to focus on in the future include high performance materials, bio-based products, and the establishment of large-scale and cost effective manufacturing methods. 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: Advanced materials, biofuels, plastic additives, graphene, composites, bio-based chemicals Fri, 3 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Water-borne Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-43-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-43-00-00 Waterborne coatings are extensively used in interior and exterior paints in various industries including construction, automotive, industrial wood, and marine. Strict government regulations for decreasing volatile organic compounds (VOC) emitted by solvent-based coatings are driving adoption of these coatings. Also, their high resistance to heat and abrasion, and capability to provide excellent adhesion to surfaces enhance their use across applications. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Water-borne coatings, low volatile organic compounds, refinish coating, water-based coating, corrosion resistance, self-cleaning Fri, 3 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Eco-friendly Disinfectants http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-43-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-43-00-00 This issue of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in producing eco-friendly disinfectants that are completely biodegradable, non-toxic, and non-hazardous. The TOE edition focuses on various technology innovations that are using natural resources to kill infectious pathogens. The TOE also provides information on use of renewable ingredients in the manufacturing of disinfectants that pose less danger to human health and ecology. Corresponding patents are also provided along with industry interactions. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Disinfectants, sanitizers, non-carcinogenic, antiviral, antibacterial Fri, 3 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Coating Technologies for Corrosion Protection http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-42-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-42-00-00 Anti-corrosion coatings provide protection of metal surfaces and act as effective barriers to inhibit the contact between the substrates and chemical and corrosive compounds. Most coatings available commercially also provide added protection such as abrasion resistance, anti-fouling and anti-stick properties. These coatings are being researched to provide enhanced functionality and improved performance of the 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-corrosion, coating, corrosion protection, corroded surfaces Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Research Advances in Anti-reflective Coatings and Surfaces http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-41-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-41-00-00 Anti-reflective coatings play an important role in a wide range of applications including vision lenses, flat panel display screens, plastic lenses, and building facades among others. The primary benefit offered by these coatings and surfaces is to improve vision clarity and overall aesthetics in places where they are installed. By principle, they reduce or eliminate reflection from the surface on which they are applied. Depending on the application, these coatings have to be tuned to offer anti-reflection over a broad-spectrum of wavelength. Stakeholders in end-use industries such as semiconductors, eye-wear, automotive, and solar cell manufacturers are driving material companies to develop new coatings and surface technologies that offer desired anti-reflection performance at minimum thickness and be applied using a simple application process. In this issue of Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE, recent advancements in research projects that have aimed at developing new approaches to anti-reflective surfaces have been profiled. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Anti-reflective coatings, solar cells, semiconductor, hard mask, windshields, eye-wear, nanostructures, moth-eye Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Biological Solutions for Extraction of Metals http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-41-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-41-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in biological solutions for extraction of metal. Interest in biological solutions is catalyzed by the growing emphasis on environmental friendly processes and also declining grades of ore in mines. This TOE edition focusses on various technology innovations in biomining and provides insights on technology adoption and funding scenario globally. Corresponding patents are also provided along with industry interactions. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Biomining, bioleaching, metal extraction, mines, ore, e-waste, gold extraction, copper extraction Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Nanodiamonds http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-36-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-36-00-00 Nanodiamonds have dimensions from 2 nm to 50 nm depending on the specific application. They are synthesized most commonly by detonation methods or impact events such as an explosion or meteoritic impact. The hardness and high fracture toughness of nanodiamonds enable their application across several industries including composites, polymers, and lubricants. Recently, initiatives focusing on altering the surface chemistry of nanodiamonds to explore their supeior mechanical and optical properties, high surface areas, and tunable surface structures are gaining prominence. Increasing number of such initiatives can help in increasing adoption of nanodiamonds, which is still in a very nascent stage. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. Miniaturization, a move toward lower power consumption, and the need for enhanced features are driving innovations in the electronics sector. Technology focus areas include semiconductor manufacturing and design, flexible electronics, 3D integration/IC, MEMS and NEMS, solid state lighting, advanced displays, nanoelectronics, wearable electronics, brain computer interface, advanced displays, near field communication, and next generation data storage or memory. Keywords: Nanocrystals, detonation, laser treatment, fracture strength Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 The Mining Explosives Market in South Africa for Coal, Iron Ore, Gold and PGMs, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC9C-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC9C-01-00-00-00 The South African mining explosives market for coal, iron ore, PGMs, and gold was worth $530.7 million in 2015 and its growth will be limited (CAGR of 1.2%) over the next five years. This is due to the global oversupply of metals and minerals and low commodity prices that are hindering the growth of explosives in the local mining sector. Mining of major commodities is expected to gradually regain momentum, as global demand and prices slowly recover, although this falls outside the current forecast period. Worth $223.8 million in 2015, the bulk emulsion explosives segment is expected to reach $238.6 million by 2020 at a CAGR of 1.3%. In comparison, the packaged explosives segment is expected to grow from $149.3 million in 2015 to $158.2 million by 2020 at a CAGR of 1.2%, while initiating systems will expand from $157.5 million in 2015 to $167.6 million by 2020 at a CAGR of 1.2%. The South African mining explosives market is a very competitive and price-sensitive market. Weak global demand for commodities, combined with low commodity prices, has forced mining companies to take a closer look at reducing variable costs to ensure the viability of mining operations. The top three market participants (AEL Mining Services, BME South Africa, and Sasol Explosives) had a combined revenue market share of over 82.0% in 2015. Major contract gains or losses periodically shift the market shares between the top three competitors, but ultimately these competitors dominate the market. With slow, stagnant growth in mining production and in both green and brownfield projects, competitor growth is dependent on the status of these contracts. Geographic scope: South Africa Product scope: Bulk emulsion explosives, packaged explosives, initiating systems Application scope: Coal, iron ore, gold, and platinum group metals Study period: 2013 to 2020 Key questions answered include: At what rate is the South African mining explosives market growing or declining and are growth changes expected during the forecast period? What product and technology trends are evident in the local mining explosives market and how does it affect surface and underground mining activities? How does underground and surface mining impact the use of explosives? Which product segments (bulk explosives, cartridges, and initiating systems/devices) and major commodities (coal, iron ore, gold, and PGMs) contribute the most to the mining explosives market? Is this likely to change during the forecast period (2016 to 2020)? What does the mining explosives market s competitive landscape look like? Who are the important market competitors and what products or services do they offer? Considering weak global commodity prices and their impact on the local mining industry, what are the ramifications for the South African mining explosives market in terms of volumes sold and competitive strategies employed? Are there growth opportunities? Key target audience: Current market participants Potential new entrants Commodity traders Potential investors Financial institutions Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Plastics for the Building and Construction Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-0F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-0F-00-00 Plastics are used in all forms in the building and construction industry for many purposes such as insulation, construction liners, roofing systems, and many more application. Attributes such as high mechanical strength, lightweight, ease of installation, and energy efficiency are driving the use of plastics in the construction industry. The rising research activities focused on cost effectiveness and enhancing durability and performance can also help in boosting adoption, especially in growing economies. Polypropylene, polystyrene, polyurethane, polycarbonate, and polyvinyl chloride are some of the key polymers that are gaining importance in the building and construction industry due to their superior properties. Plastics Advisor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights of various plastics and composites and also analyses their impact across various industries. The Materials and Coatings cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and their impact and applications across industries. Keywords: Buildings, construction, plastics, reinforced plastics, polypropylene, polycarbonate, roof insulation, construction liners Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in 3D Printing Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-40-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-40-00-00 Three-dimensional (3D) printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a layering process by which solid, 3D objects are created. The technology is gaining widespread interest in the aerospace, automotive, electrical, medical, and dental industries. This creates a need for developing a range of materials for use in the 3D printing process. Some of the 3D printing materials available in the market include metals, plastics, and ceramics. Biomaterials are slowly gaining prominence as 3D printing materials in the healthcare industry for synthesizing artificial organs. Demand for lightweight and high strength materials is predicted to drive the development of reinforced composite filaments for use as 3D printing materials. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: 3D printing material, filament, bioprinting, additive manufacturing Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Anti-fouling Coatings for Offshore Structures http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-40-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-40-00-00 Growth of algae on offshore structures causes fouling, which inhibits efficient operation, and damages the body of marine vessels. To prevent this, research has been focused toward offshore platform coatings, which are antifouling biocide coatings. On application of the coatings, biocides are released, which prevent the growth of microorganisms on the surface of the offshore platform. However, such biocides can negatively impact the natural aquatic ecosystem causing death of marine life. To address this issue, newly developed solutions release the bare minimum quantity (only around 5% to 10% of existing formulations) of biocides, which will cause negligible damage to marine surroundings. More materials are being studied in this space across the globe with sufficient funding provided by regional governments. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Biofouling, anti-fouling systems, anti-cavitation, protective coatings Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Biopaints http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-40-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-40-00-00 This issue of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE focuses on innovations in biopaints. It emphasizes on key market trends as well as drivers and restraints for biopaints market. It also depicts trends across non-allergenic and non-toxic biopaint products, VOC-free biopaints, and eco-friendly paints. The corresponding patent scenario is depicted, along with the industry interaction. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Biopaints, volatile organic compounds, wood finish, ecological coating Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Research Advances in Self-healing Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-3F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-3F-00-00 Need for materials with increased lifespan and durability has resulted in increasing research and developmental efforts related to self-healing materials. While these materials are limited to high-end and niche applications at present, mainstream adoption across industries including automotive building and construction, paints and coatings is expected by 2020. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Self-healing materials, stimuli, durability, healing mechanism, responsive materials Fri, 6 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Solar Paint - Advanced Coatings & Surface Technology TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-3E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-3E-00-00 Solar paint is a flexible liquid that can be spray-coated onto surfaces to form thin film photovoltaic systems that serve as an alternative to heavy solar panels. Solar paints are mostly composed of metal alloys or nanoparticles in a liquid matrix, providing the technology potentially high conversion efficiency. However, currently available solar paints are yet to meet the conversion efficiency of commercial solar panels, thereby creating a need for more focus on research and development of the technology. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Solar paint, nanomaterial, quantum dots, thin film photovoltaic cell, solar additive Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Smart Textiles - High-Tech Materials TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-3E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-3E-00-00 Smart textiles are fabrics that have been developed by integrating intelligent, value-added properties, such as energy conduction, sensing functionality, and stimuli responsiveness. These materials find high demand in the sports and fitness, medical devices, and consumer electronics industries. While the wide-scale technology adoption is currently hindered by the lack of clearly defined standards and regulations, higher consumer awareness on the advantageous properties of smart textiles would help drive regulatory bodies to set product directives and standards in future to propel market growth. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Smart textiles, power textile system, nanomaterials, intelligent materials Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Biomass Pyrolysis - Industrial Bioprocessing TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-3E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-3E-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE depicts trends across biomass pyrolysis. This issue features some of the technology innovations in pyrolysis, including overall regional trends in the adoption and development of pyrolysis technologies; drivers and restraints for the adoption of these technologies; patent trends; and selected significant patents with respect to pyrolysis. The corresponding industry interactions are depicted. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Biomass pyrolysis, bio-oil, feedstocks conversion, carbon dioxide capture, low oxygen bio oil, low water biomass Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Nanocoatings - Nanotech TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-33-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-33-00-00 Thin nano-films, nano-scale coating systems, and nano-structured surfaces have proven to deliver desired multi-functionalities such as corrosion protection, hydrophobicity, self cleaning, heat resistance, and thermal management. Significant long-term cost benefits offered by these coatings in niche applications, such as in the aerospace, defense, marine, and oil industries, have driven manufacturers to incorporate multi-functional coatings in their premium products and services. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Nanocoating, nanoscale. nanospray, nanotechnology Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Adhesives for Microfluidics- Technology Assessment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D72D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D72D-01-00-00-00 With the boom of the micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) industry in the last 3 to 5 years, wafer bonding and packaging have become a significant area of interest for the fabrication of the different types of MEMS devices. Among various fabrication techniques, wafer bonding with intermediate adhesives is an important technique as in comparison to other fabrication techniques, adhesive bonding is cost effective, robust, and simple. In adhesive wafer bonding, the adhesive is capable to hold both wafer surfaces together. Adhesive wafer bonding is preferred over other methods because of technical attributes such as insensitivity to surface topography, low bonding temperatures, compatibility with standard integrated circuit wafer processing, and ability to join different types of wafers. This research service provides:a snapshot of various adhesives and capabilities for MEMS wafer fabrication, impact analysis and assessment of recent innovations, a detailed analysis of technology and business accelerators and challenges in adhesives for microfluidic devices, an assessment of technology adoption focusing on the global hotspots and an evaluation of emerging opportunities and adoption roadmap that helps identify the year of impact of various adhesives Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Strategic Overview of the Adhesives Market in India, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P908-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P908-01-00-00-00 The study aims to analyse the adhesives market in India for 2015 and the trends until 2020. Research Scope Global market overview India market analysis and end-user outlook Classification of adhesives and new emerging applications Growth drivers and restraints for the market Impact of Mega Trends on the adhesives market in India The research service provides an overview of the global and Indian adhesives market for 2015. Countries such as China, India, and Brazil are expected to drive the demand for adhesives; application-wise, construction, automotive, and packaging industries will drive the global market. Indian adhesives market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6%, mainly driven by technological advancements and infrastructure growth. Macroeconomic factors such as low per capita consumption and increasing disposable income will act as catalysts for the growth of the adhesives market in India. The study also provides a brief profile of the major competitors in the Indian market. Pidilite is the market leader in the domestic market, followed by Henkel, Sika, and other multinational companies such as 3M, Huntsman, HB Fuller, and Bostik. Packaging is the largest market for adhesives, followed by applications in building and construction and automotive. Consumer/Do-it-Yourself segment that includes applications such as decorative films, hobby supplies, and stationery products also has a considerable market in India. In terms of adhesive type, water-based adhesives will continue to dominate the market and will have the highest growth rate until 2020. The research service also discusses innovative technologies that will find use in new emerging applications. It also discusses present and future trends in end-user industries and provides the Mega Trends and their impact on the adhesives market. The study also provides strategic imperatives and critical success factors for industry players and investors targeting the adhesives market in India. Growth opportunities in India such as infrastructure growth, growth in packaging industry driven by food and beverage market, and new emerging application segments such as aerospace and electronics have also been discussed. Macroeconomic growth levers and government initiatives such as Make in India, Smart Cities project, and Digital India have also been mentioned as playing an important role in driving the adhesives market in India. The base year for the study is 2015, with the forecast period being 2016 to 2020. Key Questions this Study will Answer 1. What was the total market size for adhesives in India in 2015? 2. What are the major drivers and restraints for the market in India? 3. Who are the major players in the adhesives market in India and what is their market share? 4. What is the impact of macroeconomic factors and Mega Trends on the market? Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000