Frost.com - Chemicals, Materials, Food and PPE Research http://www.frost.com/c/10057/home.do - Chemicals, Materials, Food and PPE Research Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:27:42 Innovations Based on Polymer Brushes, Plastic Packaging, and Reinforced Composites http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-18-00-00 This edition of the Plastics Advisor TOE covers the latest innovations in the field of polymers and plastics for industries such as food and medical packaging. It also covers innovations based on polymer brushes and how they are disrupting the medical devices segment. The issue also covers an innovation based on the development of carbon fiber composites from natural resources. It also entails innovations based on polymer powders and green adhesives. 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: Plastics, food, medical, packaging, polymer brush, carbon fibers, composites Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Zero Friction Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D835-00-23-00-00 This edition of Future Tech TOE focuses on zero friction coatings, which provide slippery surfaces that allow viscous liquids, gels, and emulsions to slide freely. The key fabrication techniques include incorporation of nanoparticle and polymer binder, layer-by-layer, nano-encapsulation and liquid impregnation or liquid infusion to create such surface coating. Zero friction surfaces are expected to have a huge impact in the next 5 years with potential in various applications across industries that include automotive, aerospace, marine, electronics, plastic packaging, and biomedical devices. This Future Tech TOE outlines the technology snapshot, market challenges, key development trends, patent analysis, key innovation profiles, major application sectors, and future insights. The Future Tech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures emerging innovations in research and development, or profile existing technologies which have seen a resurgence in terms of new markets and applications. It usually provides a technology overview, drivers, challenges, research and development, analyst insights and key patent information. In some cases, technology convergence scenarios and future growth opportunities are outlined. It covers innovations and technologies in a variety of industry spaces including manufacturing, sensors, electronics, information and communications technologies, networks, lighting technologies, healthcare, medical devices, materials and coatings, and developments in the energy sector that contribute toward a sustainable and greener world. 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: Zero friction coatings, liquid impregnated surface, oil-repellent, water-repellent, surfactant repellent Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Materials for Healthcare, Food and Beverages, Electronics, Batteries, and Cosmetics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-67-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles development of a new method for cancer treatment and skin parameters analysis. The issue also profiles a next-generation microsensor, a semiconductor, and a cathode. 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: Biomarkers, microsensors, magnesium wire, compostable polymer, skin patch, hafnium diselenide, hafnium dioxide, silicon, semiconductor, cathode, skin mechanical parameters Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Shatter-proof Glass, Subsea Valve, Graphene Composite, Self-healing Nickel, and De-icing Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-67-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE focusses on shatter-proof glass coatings for glass containers, high temperature and high pressure subsea valve coating for use during deep sea operations, graphene composite coatings for exchangeable metering systems used for steel casting, self-healing nickel coatings for providing corrosion protection to magnesium alloys, and nanoparticle-based coating for making de-icing of surfaces easier. 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: Glass coating, subsea valve coating, high temperature resistance coating, graphene composite, self-healing nickel coating, anticorrosion coating, de-icing, nanocoatings Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advances of Nanotechnology in F&B Packaging http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-5C-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE covers innovations related to applications of nanotechnology in F&B packaging. With the progress in the research and development of nanocomposites, they have been found to be very promising in the food packaging industry. Nanocomposites add value to products in the packaging sector as they provide improved barriers; mechanical, thermal, and biodegradable properties; and applications in active and intelligent food packaging. Polymer nanocomposites along with other forms such as silicate nanocomposites and zinc oxide nanocomposites can minimize food losses and provide safe and sound food products. Some common nanoparticles based on zinc oxide, titanium oxide, and nanosilver are applied directly to plastic films to develop nanocomposites for intelligent food packaging. North America dominates in this initiative followed by Asia Pacfic wherein R&D is still niche but growing at an attractive pace. 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: Polymer nancomposites, gas barrier, intelligent packaging, nanoclays Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 The Economic Benefits of Using Lutein and Zeaxanthin Food Supplements in the European Union http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297937926 The objective of the Economic Benefits of Using Lutein and Zeaxanthin Food Supplements in the European Union study (link below) is to determine whether health cost savings could be realised, in the form of avoided healthcare-related expenditures, from the use of lutein and zeaxanthin supplement. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Coating Innovations for Medical Devices, Aerospace, and Textile Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-66-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE focusses on coatings for medical devices, aerospace, and textile industries. Innovations profiled include a hydrogel coating design for medical equipment, a surface modification technique for preventing ice build-up, coatings for aircraft cockpit windows to protect pilots against laser light, and nanocoatings for heating fabrics. 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: Polymeric coatings, hydrogel coatings, nanocoatings, curing agents, surface modification technique Fri, 6 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Cancer Research, Medical Implants, Artificial Intelligence, Energy Storage, and Herbicides http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-5B-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in cancer research and medical implants. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of artificial intelligence, energy storage, and controlled release herbicides in agriculture. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Medical implants, cancer detection, artificial intelligence, molten salts, herbicides Fri, 6 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Material Advances in 3D Printing, Crop Health, Building and Construction http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-66-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE focusses on advances in 3D printing, crop health, building and construction. Innovations profiled include material a material for improving crop health, a building material developed using carbon dioxide, 3D printed porous bricks and a 3D printed house made from polyurethane and concrete. 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: Crop health, building materials, carbon dioxide, 3D printed bricks, 3D printed house, polyurethane, additive manufacturing Fri, 6 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Skin Care, Biodegradability, Food Shelf-life Extension, and Food Quality Analysis http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-66-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in skin care and paper bio-degradability. The TOE focuses on various technology innovations in food shelf-life extension and food quality analysis. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. Keywords: Bio-active tissue paper, food shelf life, waterless car cleaning, food quality analysis Fri, 6 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanomaterial Advancements for Automotive, Water Treatment, Battery, Aerospace, and Healthcare Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-5B-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE covers innovations related to automotive, water treatment, battery, aerospace, and healthcare industries. Innovations profiled include nanocellulose from wood pulp used to make lightweight auto parts, applying carbon nanotube porins for effective water purification, producing ultra-fast charging lithium anodes using high surface area porous carbon made from asphalt and conductive graphene nanoribbons, and carbon nanotube-reinforced silicon carbide fiber composites for aerospace applications. 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: Wearables, hydration sensor, nanowires, nanocellulose, CNT, porins, nanoribbons Fri, 6 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Solid-state Electrolytes Next-generation Safer Alternative in Li-ion Batteries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297917894 Lithium Ion Battery (LIB) is by far the most promising, efficient, and fastest growing battery chemistry in the market as it offers high energy density and superior mechanical properties. Tue, 3 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Developments in Anti-Corrosion, PDMS, Silver-Reflective and Nano-based Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-65-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles a coating for combating corrosion, an edible nanocoating for fresh produce, PDMS coating for MOF membrane, a reflective coating for telescopes, and protective coating for lithium-ion batteries. 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, edible nanocoating, PDMS coating, MOF membrane, reflective coating, protective coating, lithium-ion batteries Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Materials for Smart Glass, Solar Cells, Personal Care Products, Hydrogen Storage, and Tunable Optical Devices http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-65-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE focusses on innovations related to smart glass, an antimicrobial additive for cosmetic formulations, a high-pressure resistant material, electrotunable materials, and a perovskite material for solar cells. 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 glass, antimicrobial additive, cosmetics, electrotunable materials, perovskite material, solar cells Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Tunable Optics, Syngas Catalysis, Nanodiamonds, 2D Field Electronic Transistors, and 3D Printing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-5A-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE covers innovations related to tunable optics, syngas catalysis, nanodiamonds, 2D field electronic transistors, and 3D printing. 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: Tunable optics, syngas catalysis, nanodiamonds, 2D field electronic transistors, 3D printing Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Smart Glazing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D74D-01-00-00-00 Smart Glazing or Smart Glass, as it is widely known and accepted has witnessed a growing demand across industries, especially in the building and construction sector due to the rising need for sustainable solutions that can optimise energy requirements. Increasing investments in the setting up industrial-scale production capacities, enhancing technology scalability potential has significantly contributed towards its wide scale adoption. Growing collaborative efforts between technology providers, product developers and end users are also contributing towards faster adoption of technology. Smart glass, with its ability to fine tune properties on application of heat, light or voltage, changes from clear to opaque allowing light to pass or to be blocked at certain values of wavelengths with or without human intervention. Furthermore, it can react to weather changes and adjust itself providing optimised comfort for residents and energy-efficient buildings. It also complies with strict legislations across the globe for more sustainable buildings, accelerating its growth potential in the coming years in the building and construction sector. It is also expected to find growing acceptance in the automotive, aerospace, and marine industries. With growing demand for passenger cars, automotive sector is also going to be a high opportunity sector. Technology-wise, Active glass is expected to achieve higher growth rates in the next 5 years compared to passive glass. The active glass category can be segmented into - electrochromic glass, suspended particle device (SPD) glass, polymer dispersed liquid crystal glass. In the year 2017, SPD and electrochromic technologies are dominant due to their wider application landscape. Liquid crystal glass finds its major use in electronic devices and its growth is highly dependent to a major extent on the growth of electronic industries. Passive glass, divided into photochromic and thermochromic glass are mostly used in power generation and construction industries. This research service, titled Innovations in Smart Glazing , provides an overview of types of smart glass, its advantages, drawbacks and applications amongst various industries. Additionally, it also profiles various emerging technology and product developments that will enable the smart glass industry to meet future needs, as well as open up new possibilities for the sector to impact and converge with other sectors Briefly, this research service provides: A snapshot of emerging smart glass technologies and its application landscape Key properties, drawbacks, major innovations, and research and development (R&D) efforts of various smart glass technologies. Regional development and adoption trends. Future roadmap highlighting the adoption of smart glass across industries. IP trends Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations Impacting Industrial Sensing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7DB-01-00-00-00 Sensor technologies have been extensively used in building smart factories and manufacturing automation processes. Industrial manufacturers are increasingly using electronics systems for improving machine performance, worker safety and comfort. The main role of the sensors in the industrial sector is to inspect and monitor the work-in-progress operations that are interfaced with the manufacturing equipment. Eventually, with the advancements in sensor technologies, novel ways of parameter monitoring will lead to improvement in safety and precision of automation solutions. Sensors in industrial applications measure multiple parameters including light, gas, chemical, pressure, flow, level, vibration and acceleration. By 2020, innovations in smart sensing will find wide scale adoption in industrial sector for tracking machine's process state and support predictive and preventive maintenance measures. Key sensing technologies covered in this technology and innovation report include LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), CMOS image sensors, 3D vision sensors, thermal image sensors, nano gas sensors, MEMS sensors, acoustic sensors, smart sensors and accelerometers. Sensor technology and IIOT concept plays a major role in building smart factories. Other enabling technologies supporting industrial safety include machine-to-machine learning, big data, and predictive analytics. The report assesses impact of key sensor innovations in the industrial sector. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Breakthrough Delivery Technologies For Flavors And Fragrances http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7EA-01-00-00-00 in a controlled manner to provide long-lasting effects. With the demand for nutrition providing foods and customized products that provide different flavor and fragrance profiles, new developments in delivery technologies are expected in future. This research service titled Breakthrough Delivery Technologies for Flavors and Fragrances focuses on capturing recent innovations and developments with regard to encapsulation technologies used for delivery of flavors and fragrances. This research service includes a holistic analysis of the different processes used, which includes their technical capabilities, limitation factors affecting their adoption, and key stakeholders involved in technology adoption. Insights are provided on the road ahead for technology developers in this space. The encapsulation processes considered are segmented on the basis of the methods used, namely, physical, physio-chemical, and chemical processes. Only processes used for encapsulating flavor and fragrance compounds have been considered within the scope of this research. In brief, this research service provides: A brief snapshot of encapsulation delivery technologies, highlighting the advantageous properties provided. The application landscape for flavor and fragrance encapsulation technologies, and their market segmentation. An overview of key drivers and challenges that impact the widespread adoption of the technology. The technology capability of various existing and emerging encapsulation technologies. Mapping of different core and carrier materials to encapsulation technology used for various end-use applications. Key stakeholder developments across the globe and their significance to the encapsulation industry. Analysis of research and development (R&D) scenario, funding initiatives and collaboration initiatives across North America (NA), Europe, and Asia-pacific (APAC). Patent analysis and trends observed among granted patents. Insights into the road ahead for encapsulation technologies and materials used. Growth opportunities present and critical strategies to be implemented by companies to succeed in the industry. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Manufacturing Technologies Empowering Automotive Lightweighting http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7E3-01-00-00-00 Lightweighting, one of the key trends witnessed in the automotive industry is expected to introduce transformational changes in the longer run. Lightweighting has garnered increased interest from the entire transportation ecosystem to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Lightweighting of vehicles is achieved either by introducing design changes or by using advanced multi-materials either in the chassis, powertrain, engine or other interior parts of a vehicle. Lightweighting can significantly reduce vehicle weight, improve aerodynamics of the car, and enable improvement in the overall performance of vehicle. The technology and innovation report captures noteworthy manufacturing and materials related technological innovations that enable lightweighting of automobile structural elements, chassis, and powertrain. Examples of such technologies include: flexible roll forming, oil fluidic tube hydroforming, 3D printing, self-joining rivets, resistance stir welding and many more. Key questions answered in the study: What is the significance of automotive lightweighting? What are the key funding trends and focus areas? What are the key emerging materials used for lightweighting? What are the manufacturing innovations driving adoption? How did the end-users leverage the benefit of automotive lightweighting technologies? What are the growth opportunities beyond 2020 for lightweighting in the automotive industry? Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Emerging Opportunities for Self-Healing Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D78C-01-00-00-00 Materials that have the ability to intrinsically heal or repair itself on damage are known as self-healing materials. the damage can be due to mechanical stress, external triggers, and many more. These widely researched class of materials have a wide potential in various industries including infrastructure, healthcare, consumer electronics, and transportation to name a few. These materials differ from their conventional counterparts by their ability to initiate healing mechanism at the right time to repair and prevent further damage to existing structures, thereby, reducing the need for frequent monitoring and external intervention for damage control. This also prolongs the need for constant replacement of structures, thereby, saving time and cost. While self-healing materials have gained the interest of technology developers and end users alike, the technology is still at a nascent stage as the focus is on developing effective materials which can satisfy the critical needs of targeted applications. It is also noticed that researchers are focusing on getting the material design perfected by incorporating accurate prediction of volume of damage at various damage modes to ensure effective high-performance materials. This research service titled, Emerging Opportunities for Self-healing Materials captures various self-healing with emphasis on the emerging technology trends and developments. the research service also highlights the key application markets for these materials and also explains how the technology is likely to evolve in the future and identifies key opportunities for the technology. Essentially, this research service provides: A) A brief snapshot of various self-healing materials and their technology capability B) An overview of key drivers and challenges that impact commercial adoption of self-healing materials for various application segments across industries C) A review of recent innovations and their potential applications D) A roadmap indicating timelines and assessing opportunities for the development of self-healing materials Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Emerging Innovations in Adhesive Technologies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7DE-01-00-00-00 In recent years, there has been an increasing use of adhesive technologies in various sectors such as packaging, electronics, automotive, textile, construction and heavy machinery, to gradually replace the use of mechanical or other joining methods. This is mainly due to the advantages of adhesives, such as superior adhesion properties with high strength to weight ratio, design flexibility, damage tolerance and fatigue resistance features over conventional joining methods and became one of the most important chemical products in today s modern industry. There are numerous adhesives-bonding materials available for component assembling. Selection of the adhesive type and form depends on the nature of substrate, performance requirements of the end use application, and the adhesive application method. These are important as it could greatly affect the quality and cost of the end product. The adhesive development trend has been evolving from price oriented to value-oriented strategies. More research efforts are focusing on the adhesive technology advancements which offer expanded flexibility to support emerging application and the need of customisation while meeting the environmental requirements. The adhesive market is primarily driven by the increasing usage of adhesive in different industries and the raising of emerging economics such as China, India and Brazil. The stringent environmental regulations are seen as the main challenges facing by the adhesive industry. One of the biggest transition currently is the switch from solvent-borne adhesives to waterborne formulations for adhesive products which used in different sectors in emerging countries such as China and other Asian countries. The key research and development (R&D) of adhesive technology will continue to focus on the development of sustainable adhesives to meet the environmental regulation. As the market is shifting towards a high value-added adhesive product which not only helps to stick surface together but able to offer other attributes. This research service (RS) depicts the current and future landscape and trends in adhesives, focused on the following criteria: Sustainable, comply with stringent regulatory requirement, provide sustainable and safer adhesives that do not affect health to the manufacturer and end-users. Cost-effective, developing high-efficiency adhesives which can facilitate production capacity and functional adhesives that provides more benefits with fewer raw materials. Durability, provide superior bonding performance, impact and chemical attack resistance to meet the ever-changing and increasingly demanding requirements of end-users. High flexibility, where the bonding can adapt to different type of substrate surfaces and easy to apply to provide more advantages than other joining and fastening methods. The study deeply illustrates the following: Types of adhesives Key technology and product trends & developments Industry overview and key stakeholders Market drivers and challenges that will impact the growth of adhesive technologies Emerging Innovations and their market impact Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Materials Replacing Steel in Oil & Gas Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D78E-01-00-00-00 The oil and gas industry is in the lookout for new materials that can offer a solution to the challenges imparted by the traditionally used one such as steel. While steel and other metals such as aluminum and cast iron are remarkable in terms of strength performance and handling high volumes of oil and gas fluids, a major drawback associated with all these materials is corrosion due to various reasons. Some of these include handling corrosive chemicals, prolonged contact with the high moisture environment (if the pipe is buried underground) or even high temperature and pressure conditions can result in a metal based product being corroded that is followed by development of stress and finally leading to crack the material, many times referred to as stress corrosion cracking(SCC), which can even result in fatal accidents even causing death in some cases. Also, steel is heavy and the need of alternative lightweight materials that can easily be replaced and relocated resulting in lower freight costs are also under being evaluated. A myriad of advancements to explore alternative materials that can eliminate any corrosive factor and additionally prevent stress corrosion cracking is under progress. Aging pipelines across the globe are considered to be replaced by lightweight composite and plastic-baed pipelines that are less prone to stress corrosion cracking. For oil and gas drilling and gathering lines, reinforced thermoplastic pipes are being considered as a potential replacement of steel to cater high performance operation under extremely high temperatures. Oil and gas industrial flooring and gratings made initially of steel are being replaced with fiberglass alternatives for tough mechanical operating conditions. However steel has been used for decades. Though advancement towards alternative materials are prominent, end users are skeptical to use any alternative materials due to lack of reliability. Additionally, plastics and composites have no specific standardizations and specifications for use in this industry. This further creates the need to develop the alternative materials to replace in certain specific segments. Though stakeholders that support the use of steel defer to use traditional carbon or stainless or tool steel and instead are modifying the formulation of steel with innovative alloy compositions to enhance the strength of steel and reduce the corrosion aspect. An example to showcase the same is the use of iron steel. This type of steel is being used in oil and gas transmission pipelines where the high pressure and temperature and corrosivity of the constituents would hinder the use of any other material than steel. Hence nano scale additives, nioboium and titanium alloys and iron steel are penetrating and replacing the use of traditional steel in these segments. Oil and Gas firms as well as Engineering companies prefer these materials to high strength plastics to cater their needs of lightweighting, high strength, anti-corrosivity, HPHT applications and low sagging features. In the next few years, innovative technologies are expected to evolve, that can potentially match steel s performance characteristics. Some of the key potential materials have been discussed in the research. This research service (RS) depicts the current landscape and the evolving trends in the steel replacement materials development, particularly in oil and gas pipelines. The unique and synergistic approaches are defined below: Technical plastics used in the Oil and Gas industry: Polyethylene (Innovative types such as HDPE 3710), Polypropylene, Poly-amide-imide, Polyether ether ketone (PEEK) Advanced Composites: Carbon fiber in polymeric matrix, carbon fiber in epoxy matrix, glass fiber in polymeric matrix, aramid fibers in polymeric matrix, Other types of matrices with the three core fibers Nanostructured and microalloyed steels: Steel with modified crystalline structure for higher Rockwell hardness Innovative Alloys: Titanium and Molybdenum alloys replacing cast iron, aluminium and incoloys Iron Steel: Different types of ferrous steels designed with a unique formulation for an anti-corrosive effect in the oil and gas industry Nanoadditives: Niobium and carbon nanotube additives to prevent corrosion This study focused on the following: Technology capabilities of alternative materials A strategic opportunity evolution showcasing materials with highest potential to replace steel Stakeholder activities, influence, industry initiatives, key partnerships and funding opportunities Technology development roadmap highlighting the key materials that can evolve in the next few years Strategic recommendations for technology developers and end users Technology management strategies for alternative material technologies to evolve An appendix is also included, comprising lists of major participants of the study and the most notable patents in the field. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Materials Innovations Transforming 3D Printing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7F0-01-00-00-00 Building & Construction sector has been dominated by same materials and technologies for ages with hardly any disruptive innovations with regards to material technologies. The current construction techniques lead to a lot of material wastage, takes a lot of time to build as well as creates a lot of pollution. Moreover, these technologies are not viable to build complex and intricate structures. 3D printing has the ability to address a number of issues of the sector such as inability to create structures with precision, material wastage, requirement of more labor etc. The potential of 3D printing for this sector is immense as 3D printing has the ability to create complex and intricate structures. It also enables structures to be created with much less material and labor. Thus, the material and labor cost are minimal resulting in considerable savings. It also reduces carbon dioxide emissions, thus environment friendly.3D Printing also allows the buildings to be printed from any remote location. 3D printing in the building & construction sector is still in the nascent stage as the current 3D printers are not well suited to building large landscape models or buildings. Thus, the development of large scale 3D printers is the key focus presently. Novel technologies in 3D printing are also entering the sector that could revolutionise the entire building & construction industry like BAAM/LSAM. The disruptive potential of 3D printing in the building & construction sector is huge especially in the context of other emerging technologies such as robotics and digital prefabrication. Although some jobs will be done by robots very efficiently but the sector will continue to require skilled engineers and architects as it is extremely difficult to make a robot creative! The advancements in the development of 3D printing materials for the construction industry is still focused on concrete in most of the cases. The research efforts for the development of new materials for 3D printing for the building sector are facing serious hindrances in terms of adoption due to regulation issues. This research service (RS) depicts the current landscape and the new trends in 3D printing and corresponding materials in the building & construction sector. It deeply illustrates the following: the potential of 3D printing in the building & construction sector emerging materials and noteworthy innovations, regional technology development and adoption trends, patent analysis, funding scenario a detailed technology adoption roadmap and a specific focus towards Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM), key examples and the impact of BAAM in the sector Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Vitafoods Europe 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297898569 Digestive health continues to grow: Vitafoods Europe 2017 had a dedicated probiotic knowledge hub and it is expected that digestive health will remain a top growth area as manufactures continue to respond with increasingly convenient products. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 R&D Focus Areas for Battery Anode and Cathode http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7E4-01-00-00-00 There are 3 main goals that influence direction research and development for anode and cathode for lithium-ion batteries, which are to increase longevity of the battery both in terms of capacity and calendar life, to widen safe operating windows and to reduce cost per kWh of battery. These 3 main goals or achievement lead or push researchers to concentrate their research on the specific capacity of battery in order to increase longevity of battery, manipulate nanomaterials to increase every aspect of the electrode, increase cycling stability of electrode and to reduce volumetric changes on the electrode. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advances in Anti Fouling Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D78D-01-00-00-00 Antifouling coatings are specialized coatings applied on surfaces to protect them from the adherence and accumulation of biological, organic, and inorganic materials. The use of these coatings helps prevent the onset of damage by corrosion, improves the dynamic performance of structures, and reduces the need for constant maintenance and replacement. New ship building activities, deployment of new infrastructure development projects, and rising demand for environmentally-friendly coatings are expected to fuel advancements in the antifouling coatings industry. While government funded research efforts and growing awareness on the benefits of antifouling coatings propel market opportunities, restrictions on the use of biocides in coatings and un-met end-user requirements for flexible coating systems that can be applied on multiple surfaces hinder widespread adoption. Development of natural product antifoulants (NPAs) and biomimetic coatings are expected to be key future developments that help overcome challenges faced by the technology. This research service focuses on the technology capability of various antifouling coating materials, assesses the global innovation ecosystem for coating development, and captures the major development trends expected in future. Key questions answered in this research study include: What are the currently available and emerging antifouling coating materials? What are the end-use requirements for antifouling coatings? What are the different entities involved in the technology value chain for coatings development? What are the different applications across which different antifouling coatings can be used? What are some of the key developments? What are the hotspot regions for technology development and adoption? What are the future growth opportunities? What strategies should companies focus on to serve as technology leaders? Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Material Advances in Ultra-repellant Surfaces, Silver Conductive Inks, Stem Cell Encapsulation, Bionic Composites, and Liquid Crystals http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-64-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE focusses on ultra-repellant materials for protecting surfaces from biofouling, silver conductive ink for digital printing, hydrogel technology for encapsulating human cells, graphene-enhanced spider silk, and liquid crystal technology for switchable glass systems. 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: Ultra-repellant materials, biofouling, hydrogel, graphene, spider silk Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 African Chemicals Outlook 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD0A-01-00-00-00 This study presents some of the predictions that Frost & Sullivan believes will shape, grow, and have high relevance within the African chemicals industry for 2017 to 2019, specifically within sub-Saharan Africa. Key African trends are discussed, including digitisation and convergence, smart agriculture, LNG beneficiation, Internet of Things (IoT), changing business models, supply chain optimisation, additive manufacturing, and lightweight materials. While these trends are discussed separately, due to their complementary nature, many trends converge. Base year: 2016 Geographical scope: Sub-Saharan Africa Key research objectives: To quantify the size of some of the major markets in terms of revenues To identify the top predictions and analyse key trends impacting the African chemicals market in 2017 To highlight the major competitors in the African chemicals market To recognise growth opportunities and strategic imperatives for current and the potential market participants To detail and analyse the key mega trends and their impact To identify to what extent Smart Agriculture is relevant to the African market Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Rapid Charging Technology Empowering Small-Scale Electronics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7D5-01-00-00-00 With rapid proliferation of smart electronic gadgets and devices in various industries including consumer electronics, healthcare, and automotive, the manufacturers and developers are constantly under pressure to add smart and innovative features to sustain competition. High dependability on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and medical devices, minimizing down time has turned to be a critical aspect of technology development. Rapid/ quick/ fast/ supercharging of electronic devices is gaining momentum among various stakeholders in the electronics ecosystem. Rapid charging can enable charging of devices in few seconds or minutes. Consumer electronics industry is highly competitive and adding features such as rapid charging will create competitive advantage for stakeholders. Smart phones, laptops, wearables, hearing aids/ear phones, cameras, trimmers, EVs will benefit from rapid charging in the medium-long term. The rapid charging technology is poised to impact portable electronics in 2019. By 2021, rapid charging will evolve from being an emerging technology to next generation charging platform for various electronic applications. Strategic alliances (collaboration/partnership/joint venture), technology licensing can drive technology development and adoption in existing and niche market segments. The technology and innovation report discusses the impact of rapid charging on portable electronic devices. Some of the key questions addressed in the report are highlighted below: 1. What is the significance of rapid charging technology? 2. What are the key applications impacted by the technology? 3. What are key factors influencing adoption? 4. Who are the major innovators and innovations? 5. What is the future prospect of the technology? 6. How does patent and funding drive technology development? 7. What sort of strategies OEMs need to embrace to gain entry and sustain competition? Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Developments in Coatings for Bioactive Hydrogels, Friction-modifying Coatings, Thermoelectric Coatings, Corrosion Protection Coatings, and Powder Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-64-00-00 Significant breakthroughs in coating technologies toward diversified industrial applications are driving competitiveness in the advanced coatings and surface technology domain. Recent evolution in coating technologies are focused toward development of efficient methods for application of friction-modifying coatings, thermoelectric coatings for utilizing heat from waste streams, a unique composition for corrosion protection coatings, optimizing powder coating application techniques, and development of bio-active hydrogel for medical applications. This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE focusses on recent research innovations that are driving 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: Bioactive hydrogels, friction-modifying coatings, thermoelectric coatings, corrosion protection coatings, powder coatings Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanomaterials for the Electronics, Wastewater, and Energy Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-59-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE covers innovations related to electronics, wastewater, and energy industries. Innovations profiled include stretchable carbon nanotube yarns for energy generation, hybrid aerogel nanomaterials for antibiotic removal from water, a ceramic nanofiltration membrane with low separation limits, a highly efficient organic polymer nanophotocatalyst for hydrogen production, and copper nanoparticles-based electrocatalyst for effective conversion of carbon dioxide to fuels. 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 yarns, aerogel nanomaterials, ceramic nanofiltration membrane, organic polymers, nanophotocatalyst, copper nanoparticles Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Urban Farming http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7CF-01-00-00-00 Urban farming is the practice of growing, processing, and distributing food and other produce through plant cultivation in and around cities for self consumption or for feeding the local population. Over the last few years, the focus on urban farming has increased considerably due to the large numbers of people moving to the cities, the effects of climate change and the need to sustain food security. The urban farming market is diverse, with multiple farming techniques and various technologies enabling urban farming. The rising demand for food in the urban regions due to the increase in population makes urban farming an important sustaining factor for global food security. The study analyzes the innovations in farming practices and the key technologies enabling urban farming. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Digestive health continues to grow: Vitafoods Europe 2017 had a dedicated probiotic knowledge hub and it is expected that digestive health will remain a top growth area as manufactures continue to respond with increasingly convenient products. http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297874443 Digestive health continues to grow: Vitafoods Europe 2017 had a dedicated probiotic knowledge hub and it is expected that digestive health will remain a top growth area as manufactures continue to respond with increasingly convenient products. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanotechnology Advances for Microrobotics, Energy Generation, Energy Storage, and Biomedical Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-58-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE covers innovations related to improved efficiency of nanocatalysts for the energy sector including more cost-efficient anodes for lithium-ion batteries, catalysts for improved electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide, and selective solar absorbers. It also profiles a development of microbots for the biomedical sector, and nanoparticles for early treatment of spinal cord injuries. 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: Nanocatalysts, lithium-ion batteries, solar absorbers, microbots, nanoparticles Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Research Advances in Bentonite http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-63-00-00 Significant breakthroughs in processing bentonite and development of its applications as an adsorption barrier agent to hazardous waste/organic matter are driving competitiveness of bentonite in the high-tech materials business. This issue High-Tech Materials TOE profiles an efficient process for converting calcium bentonite to sodium bentonite, adsorption of hazardous waste using bentonite, and a method for removal of organic matter from a compound using bentonite. Also profiled is a study of the relationship between geotechnical parameters and bentonite content of bentonite-sand mixtures for creating an efficient barrier for nuclear waste repository. 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: Calcium bentonite, sodium bentonite, nuclear waste disposal, phosphoric acid Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Encapsulation Technologies for Food and Pharma Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-63-00-00 Technology of coating substances with another material at various sizes to form nanocapsules or microcapsules is called encapsulation. Encapsulation increases the stability and shelf life of the product being encapsulated, helps the manipulation of the product, and enables controlling delivery of products at a particular site and time. The ingredient inside the capsule is called the core, and the outer wall is called the shell. The diameters of the capsules may vary from a few micrometers to a few millimeters. This technology finds applications in various sectors such as healthcare, construction, personal care, paints, oil and gas, and food and beverages. 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: Hard gelatin capsules, encapsulation, active ingredients, microspheres Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Butter, Chocolate, Wine Storage, Precision Farming, and Food Preservation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-63-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE profiles trends and innovations in the food and agriculture industry. The TOE focuses on various technology innovations in butter, chocolate, wine storage, precision farming, and food preservation. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Butter, chocolate, wine preservation, argon, precision agriculture, ethylene gas, food preservation Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Emerging Technologies for Defense http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7D1-01-00-00-00 Emerging Technologies for defense are those that have the capability to make existing systems obsolete or disrupt the balance of power between players on the international stage. Most technologies that will impact the future of defense arise from non-defense sources such as commercial R&D activity, scientific and technological innovation from non-military sectors such as research labs, universities, and small organizations globally. In the area of innovation, defense companies will have to develop the capacity to recognize key technological innovations outside the defense space, and find ways to exploit these opportunities through advantageous partnerships. This report outlines the emerging technologies most likely to disrupt the defense sector , and include artificial intelligence, small data, metamaterials, nanocoatings, biosensors, wearable devices, robotic exoskeletons, visible light communications, fuel cells and microgrids. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advances in Nanotechnology for the Automotive, Road Paving, Glass, Fuel Cell, and Wastewater Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-57-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE profiles recent nanotechnology developments in automotive, road paving, glass, fuel cell, and wastewater industries. In particular, it profiles lightweight and strong nanoceramic aluminum alloy for the transportation industry, magnetic nanoparticles for self-healing road bitumen, switchable and reflective thermochromic nanoparticle films for building and car windows, tungsten carbide nanoparticles for durable and low-cost fuel cells, and single-walled carbon nanotube-based adsorbent for water filtration. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research 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: Nanoceramic aluminum alloy, magnetic nanoparticles, thermochromic nanoparticle films, tungsten carbide nanoparticles, fuel cells, SWNT, water filtration Fri, 8 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Battery Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-62-00-00 New materials for batteries has been a significant area of research and it has seen some disruptive developments as well. However, the need for safer and more efficient storage options has been driving the development of new material options. For instance, despite Li-ion being the preferred choice of the manufacturers at present, the safety concerns have made the researchers be involved in the development of safer options such as solid state electrolytes. Also, the need for better storage capacity has also been an important driver behind the adoption of materials such as silicon to be used in electrodes. This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE covers developments in materials used in batteries and the manufacturing process used for synthesizing these materials to develop better and safer energy storage. 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: Batteries, Li-ion, solid state electrolyte, silicon, glass bottles, diamond nanoparticles, dendrites, liquid electrolytes, thermal stability Fri, 8 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Plastic Recycling and Sustainable Plastic Alternatives http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-17-00-00 This edition of the Plastics Advisor TOE profiles plastic recycling methods and sustainable plastic alternatives. Recycled plastics are those that are subjected to plastic waste recovery and then processed for use in main stream applications. The plastics that are mainly recycled are polyethylene terephthalate, high-density polyethylene, low-density polyethylene, polypropylene, nylon, and polystyrene. The key application segments where recycled plastics are used are packaging, construction,and automobiles. The key industry drivers are the increased prices of virgin plastics, environmental factors, and better quality of recycled plastics. 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: Pyrolysis, plastic recycling, polymer additive, thermoplastics, biodegradable plastics, sealant films Fri, 8 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Coating Advances for Graffiti-resistance, Solar Power Harvesting, Sparkle-effect, Anti-corrosion, and Medical Implants http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-62-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles coating developments that can be used to prevent graffiti on metal surfaces, corrosion of support structures in wind farms, and harvest solar energy. The issue also highlights a biodegradable coating for implants and an automotive coating to improve aesthetic appearance. 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: Graffiti-resistant coating, clear liquid coating, biodegradable coating, anti-corrosion coating Fri, 8 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Textile Manufacturing, Biosensor, Biofuel, and Biochemical Production http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-62-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE profiles trends and innovations in biofuel and biochemical production. The TOE also focuses on various technological innovations in biosensors, animal-free gelatin production, plant-based fabric, and biopolymer materials for pharmaceuticals and medicine purposes. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Animal-free gelatin, recombinant protein, plant-based textile, pineapples fabric, nanofibrous biopolymer materials, biosensor, algae-like cyanobacteria Fri, 8 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Aerospace Sealants Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD26-01-00-00-00 Aerospace is one of the key industries of leading economies that supplies to market such as commercial aviation, defense aviation, and general aviation. Aircrafts and related components and products that are in operation or are being manufactured require a variety of highly specific and durable sealants for various applications on parts such as fuel tanks, fuselages, access doors, windows, engine systems, landing gears, and airframes. Such sealants are collectively referred to as aerospace sealants in this study. In this study, aerospace sealants market is analyzed for end-industries including commercial aviation, defense, and general aviation and the major end-user types are original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). The major chemistries involved in formulation of these products are polysulfides, silicones, and fluoroelastomers, among others. Sealants are selected for an application based on a variety of requirements such as elasticity, toughness, corrosion resistance, conductivity, adhesion to various substrate types, resistance to fuels and other chemicals, stability under various temperature ranges and pressure conditions, and resistance to humidity. The requirements vary depending on the end application. North America is the largest market for the aerospace sector with huge manufacturing and maintenance bases of leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as The Boeing Company, Airbus, Bombardier, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman established in the region. Asia Pacific is the fastest growing market owing to the increasing demand for air travel by the large and growing urban population in the developing countries with increasing disposable incomes. The market for aerospace sealants is greatly impacted by mega trends such as robust growth of aircraft production due to increasing demand from commercial and defense aviation of the developing countries such as China, India, and countries of South East Asia and Middle East. However, market growth may be restrained by a slowdown in new investments in commercial freight aircrafts due to an expected decline in international trade in the coming few years. The aerospace sealants market is presently highly competitive among large and global manufacturers who are primarily established in the developed markets of North America and Europe. The competitive environment in the market is highly skewed towards the larger market participants who increasingly engage in mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures among themselves and smaller companies to acquire new products, technologies, and market shares due to which the market points towards further consolidation in the coming few years. The aerospace sealants face regulatory pressure from organizations such as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), and REACH that mandate the use of products with lower VOC emissions and eliminate the use of heavy metals. There is an increasing trend of customers moving to higher solids aerospace sealants instead of solvent borne products for want of lower VOC emissions, better specifications, and durability. Manufacturers are increasingly investing in product development to enhance environmental sustainability and product efficiency. Customers are increasingly looking for products that are easier to apply, lighter in weight, and regulatory compliant. Wed, 6 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Material Innovations for Electronic Skin, Solar Fuels, Skincare, Construction and Healthcare Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-61-00-00 Highly advanced materials in the field of electronic skin, solar fuels, skincare, construction additives, and the healthcare industry has been showcased in this issue of High-Tech Materials TOE. Breathable electronic skins are of great interest when any new wearable device is developed. This issue features breathable electronic skin constructed using a nanofiber substrate. A material used to split water into hydrogen using visible light has been presented in another study. An encapsulation silicone that withdraws most of the challenges of traditional silicones in the cosmetic industry has also been featured. The issue also highlights an organic polymer-based plasticizer that unlike pthalates is highly compatible with cement molecules and can permeate freely around polymer chains. Finally, a naturally sourced collagen that mimics human collagenous tissues and can be used in injectable products is presented. 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: Electronic skin, nanofibers, polymer, plasticizer, cement, collagen Fri, 1 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Packaging, Anti-bacterial, Corrosion Inhibition, and Anti-reflection Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-61-00-00 Significant breakthroughs in surface protection coatings and developments in diffusion coatings, sol-gel coatings for corrosion inhibition are driving competitiveness in the coatings business. Application of diffusion coating to a substrate increases its longevity by deflecting heat away from the surface and decreasing it temperature. Coatings made by using sol-gel can be tailored for different functionalities. They can also be made to repel water and fight corrosion when combined with polymer coatings. In addition to these, research innovations that are driving sustainability in the advanced coatings industry such as anti-bacterial coatings, reflective coatings, and water soluble package coatings are featured in this issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology 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: Anti-bacterial coatings, reflective coatings, water soluble package coatings, diffusion coatings, sol-gel coatings Fri, 1 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanotechnology Innovations in Smart Textiles, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Solar Cells http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-56-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE profiles recent nanotechnology developments in smart textiles, healthcare, manufacturing, and solar cells. In particular, it profiles development of a new method for brain stimulation, detection of explosives, high-quality graphene synthesis. The issue also profiles next-generation smart fabrics and colorful solar panels. 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, silver nanowires, magnetic nanoparticles, cantilever, nanomechanical forces, sensor, graphene, solar cells, silicon nanopatterns, imprinting Fri, 1 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 North American and European Building and Construction Composites Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD0C-01-00-00-00 This research service analyzes the building and construction (B&C) composites market in North America and Europe. Europe Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, and Eastern Europe, among others North America The United States and Canada The main segments covered include the following: Composite fibers - glass and carbon fibers Composite resins - unsaturated polyesters, vinyl esters, epoxies, phenolics, thermoplastics, polyurethanes, and modified liquid acrylic resins The major market drivers and restraints, the regional construction outlook, and product and technology trends are discussed. Key insights from the construction industry for each of the individual countries mentioned above have been discussed at the regional level. Unit shipment and revenue forecast has been provided for each segment from 2013 to 2023. At the sub-segment level, the analysis focuses on the major applications, which are mainly classified into 5 categories. These include structural applications, wet areas, door and window profiles, infrastructure, and large facades and panels. Percent unit shipment for each country is also mapped for Europe and North America. Competitive structure and market share data have been provided at the top level. Competitive environment has been covered for each of the segments. The base year is 2016 and the forecast period ends at 2023. Drivers: Strong growth in B&C activity in North America, steady recovery in European construction activity, increasing customer awareness about the benefits of composites Restraints: Relatively high cost of composites when compared to traditional materials, weak regulatory framework to promote the use of composite materials, and difficulties in terms of recycling of composite products Key Questions Answered Include the Following: At what stage is the market? How is it expected to grow during the forecast period? What is the demand for carbon and glass fibers in B&C applications? What are the key factors driving and restraining market growth? What types of resin systems are used in B&C composite applications? What is the growth outlook for such materials? What are the competitive factors affecting the market? How will the market structure change with time? What makes Frost & Sullivan's studies unique? The company provides one of the longest market segmentation chains in this industry. A detailed market, product, and competitive positioning is conducted. Entry strategies, gaps, and opportunities are identified for all the stakeholders. Comprehensive market analysis is done for many sectors, such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, semiconductors and electronics, energy and power supplies, food and beverage, chemicals, advanced materials, industrial automation, and telecom and IT. Retailers and super-retailers, technology partners, and R&D companies are also analyzed. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Polyurea Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-60-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coatings and Surface Technologies profiles innovations focused on polyurea coatings. The issue highlights developments in these coatings for metal substrates, steel pipes, and industrial 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: Polyurea coatings, metal substrates, steel pipes, tensile strength, structural integrity Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Transistors, Superconductors, Biomedical Scaffolds, and Self-healing Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-60-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE profiles innovations in advanced materials. The innovations are related to electronic devices superconductors, transistors, and batteries. The TOE also focuses on biodegradable scaffolds for tissue implantations and bio-compatible reverse batteries. 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: Superconductors, transistors, self-healing materials, elastomers, tissue engineering, reverse batteries Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Technology Advances in Prebiotic Additives http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-60-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE profiles trends and innovations in prebiotic additives. The TOE focuses on various innovative additives in prebiotics for several applications such as for gut care in children, joint health, obesity, oral care, as well as skin care. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Prebiotic additives, anthocyanins, joint health, oral health, skin care, obesity, nutritional supplements, amino acid Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Developments in Nanotechnology for Energy Storage, Optics, Electronics, Wastewater, and Pharmaceutical Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-55-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE profiles recent nanotechnology developments in energy storage, optics, electronics, wastewater, and pharmaceutical industries. A nano-electrocatalyst that can enhance hydrogen production for energy storage system, metalenses that can substitute the bulky glass lenses, a nanowire network that can increase the energy efficiency of miniaturized electronics, a nanomembrane for removing oil spills, and gold nanoparticles that improve the antibacterial efficiency of drug delivery systems are profiled in this issue. 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: Nano-electrocatalyst, hydrogen production, metalenses, nanowire network, nanomembrane, oil spills, gold nanoparticles Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100