Frost.com - Chemicals, Materials, Food and PPE Research http://www.frost.com/c/10057/home.do - Chemicals, Materials, Food and PPE Research Mon, 1 May 2017 7:12:23 Coating Innovations for Oil and Gas, Biomedical, Wood and Metal Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-4F-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles coating developments related to providing corrosion protection for industries including oil and gas. It also profiles research advances related to tuning of superhydrophobic surfaces and UV stabilizers developed for coatings. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: anti-corrosion, superhydrophobic, superhydrophilic Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Biofuels, Agriculture, Packaging, and Textile Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-4F-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in food and agriculture. The TOE also focuses on various technological innovations in renewable fuel production, organic plastic, and textile manufacturing, which use waste from the food industry as a feedstock. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Biofuel, crop protection, edible food packaging, organic plastic, vitamin-enriched textile, fibrous casing, waste management Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Welding Personal Protective Equipment Market (PPE), Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K18D-01-00-00-00 This research service provides an analysis of the global welding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) market. The study addresses key aspects such as drivers and restraints, key regulations, and the potential for growth. Market drivers and restraints have been discussed for the period 2017-2021. Key welding techniques and processes have been defined including gas welding, arc welding, resistance welding, and laser welding. Products that lend themselves suitable for specific welding applications have been identified. Market, product, and technology trends for varied PPE segments have been analyzed with particular emphasis on trends, which are likely to result in a higher uptick in sales. Distribution channels have been identified. The impact of changing demographics of the welder base has been analysed. Market share analysis has been provided for product segments including welding head and face protection, eye protection, hearing protection, hand protection, and protective clothing and foot protection. Specific emphasis has been laid on the factors that contribute to dominance in certain sub-segments. Competitive factors assessment for each product segment has been provided with an emphasis on features that improve comfort and performance. Growth estimates have been made for product segments, taking into account the challenges in the macroeconomic environment. An analysis has been provided for regions across the globe including North America, Western Europe, Rest of the World, and Asia-Pacific. Head and face protection Eye protection Hearing protection Protective gloves Protective eyewear Protective footwear Protective clothing Pricing analysis has been provided for all product segments. Information on the degree of technology change and price sensitivity is provided and the level of risk is analysed. The fastest growing segments in the welding PPE industry are identified. Additionally, insights into major market trends that are likely to characterize the welding PPE market are provided. For example, the impact of changes made to directives governing the use of PPE in Europe. Other major trends such as uncertainty in the macroeconomic environment have been analysed. SWOT analysis has been carried out for the leading market participants in the welding PPE space including companies 3M, ESAB, Honeywell, Kimberly-Clark Professional, Uvex Safety, and Optrel. Growth opportunities that characterize the welding PPE ecosystem have been detailed, taking into account policy initiatives that are likely to have an impact on the market. Market participants in the welding PPE landscape that are emerging have been identified. Growth levers have been identified along with discussions on whether unit volumes or prices are likely to drive revenue. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Top Technologies in Chemicals and Advanced Materials, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7C5-01-00-00-00 The research service provides an in depth analysis of the top 10 materials, chemicals and coatings technologies that are expected to have the highest impact across industries and applications. Each technology is analyzed in terms of its market potential, application segmentation, innovation landscape and IP landscape. Key funding deals and the innovation ecosystem along with the technology development and adoption scenario are also highlighted. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Borosilicate Glass http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-4F-00-00 This issue of HighTech Materials TOE profiles innovations in borosilicate glass. The market for borosilicate glass is highly attractive with limited alternatives to this type of glass. As this glass is corrosion-, heat-, and pressure-resistant, it is used as laboratory glassware and cookware. From the R&D front, it is seen that the US and Japanese companies are more focused toward new product development by float method while European companies have an innovative approach toward producing borosilicate glass bubbles. In the next few years, the mechanical integrity and crushing strength features of borosilicate glass would be even more enhanced with increasing R&D and research collaborations. 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: Borosilicate glass, lighting, glass, LED, medical tubing Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanotechnology Innovations in Ceramic Fibers, Smart Bandages, Diagnostics, Encapsulation, and Quantum Dots http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-44-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE profiles innovations related to the development of ceramic nanofillers for composite manufacturing, nanosensors for smart bandages, portable pathogen detection devices, and an encapsulation process. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. Keywords: Ceramic nanofillers, composite manufacturing, nanosensors, smart bandages, pathogen detection, encapsulation Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Asia-Pacific Construction Chemicals Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P975-01-00-00-00 This research service analyses the Asia-Pacific construction chemicals market. The region mainly includes countries in the SEA and ANZ regions SEA countries Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines The ANZ region Australia and New Zealand The main segments covered are concrete admixtures, waterproofing chemicals, industrial flooring, grouts and concrete repair mortars, and adhesives and sealants. Within each of these segments, the products and technologies covered are as follows: Concrete admixtures plasticizers, super-plasticizers, accelerators, retarders, air entrainers, and others Waterproofing chemicals and membranes including various technologies for above- and below-grade applications, such as cementitious, PU-applied, bitumen, bentonite, and others Grouts and concrete repair cementitious and polymer-modified grouts and concrete repair products such as chemistries including epoxy, polyester, and polyurethanes Industrial flooring chemistries including epoxy, polyurethane, acrylics, cementitious, and others Adhesives and sealants chemistries including cementitious, acrylics, polyurethane, silicones, and others Major market drivers and restraints, regional construction outlooks, industry growth trends (residential, commercial, infrastructure, and industrial), and product and technology trends are discussed. Key insights from the construction industry for each of the countries in the Asia Pacific region have been discussed at the top level. Unit shipment and revenue forecasts have been provided for each segment from 2013 to 2023. At the sub-segment level, the analysis focuses on the major technologies, product types, and chemistries these segments use in their products. Percent unit shipment for each country is also mapped for each of the afore-mentioned countries. Competitive structure and market share data have been provided at the top level. Competitive environment has been covered for each segment. The base year is 2016 and the forecast period ends at 2023. Drivers: Increasing cement and concrete consumption, steady infrastructure spending, growing environmental awareness, and increasing customer preferences towards high-performance products are identified as key drivers influencing growth in this market. Restraints: On the contrary, highly commoditized market leading to severe price competition, lack of skilled labor and well-trained applicators, threat of low-cost import products, and low acceptance towards new materials and technologies are likely to restrict market growth, in terms of volume and value. Key questions answered include: At what stage is the market and how is it expected to grow during the forecast period? What are the growth opportunities for the different market segments? What are the key factors driving and restraining growth in this market? What are the key technological developments observed across major segments? What are the competitive factors affecting the market and how will the structure of the market change with time? What makes Frost & Sullivan's reports unique? Frost & Sullivan provides one of the longest market segmentation chains in this industry. A detailed market positioning, product positioning, and competitive positioning is conducted. Entry strategies, gaps, and opportunities are identified for all the stakeholders. Comprehensive market analysis is done for the many sectors such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, semiconductor and electronics, energy and power supplies, food and beverages, chemicals, advanced materials, industrial automation, and telecom, and IT. Retailers and super-retailers, technology partners, and research and development (R&D) companies are also analyzed. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Post Holdings Continues its Acquisition Route to Growth and is Set to Acquire Weetabix http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297533680 The recent news on Post holdings Inc. acquiring Weetabix does not seem to be out of place, in terms of mergers and acquisitions in the food industry. There is continued expectation that the food industry will continue to get consolidated, as market participants across the supply chain try to meet various challenges faced by the industry. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Material Innovations for Water Desalination, Energy Storage, Bioengineering, Aerospace, and Construction Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-4E-00-00 This issue of HighTech Materials TOE profiles material innovations for water desalination, energy storage, bioengeneering, aerospace, and construction applications. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Water desalination, graphene, perovskite, nanofiber, nanowires Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Coating Innovations for Automotive, Heavy Industrial Equipment, Transportation, Marine, and Medical Sectors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-4E-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles coating innovations developed for use in automotive, transportation, and marine sectors. It also profiles an antimicrobial coating for use in healthcare and textile sectors. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Antimicrobial, CNT, medical, automotive, healthcare Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Food Safety Diagnostics, Food Packaging, Viticulture, and Bread Production http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-4E-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in food safety and food packaging. The TOE also focusses on various technology innovations in viticulture, sugar, bread production, and edible water packaging. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Food packaging, food safety, viticulture, sugar production, edible water packaging, bread manufacturing, bakery products Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advances in Nanotechnology for Healthcare, Textiles, and Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-43-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE profiles nanoscale colloidal silver products, enhancing osseointegration in orthopedic and dental implants, nanoparticles for simpler bioconjugation, sustainable cotton nanodyeing process for textiles, and a nanoscale radio enhancer for better acceptability of malignant tumors. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. Keywords: Colloidal silver, osseointegration, dental implants, nanoparticles, bioconjugation, cotton nanodyeing Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Plastics for the Packaging Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-12-00-00 Use of plastic is steadily increasing in the packaging industry because of its exceptional properties such as barrier properties , exceptional packing strength, lightweight, low cost, and ease of logistics and processing. Increasing demand for plastic for packaging can be inferred with its growing number of applications. The food and beverage industry is the largest industry that is driving the growth of plastic packaging. Research centers and companies are focusing on developing biodegradable plastic packaging in order to meet environmental regulations of different regions. Plastics Advisor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights of various plastics and composites and also analyses their impact across various industries. The Materials and Coatings cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and their impact and applications across industries. Keywords: Plastic, packaging film, food, beverage, medical, pharmaceutical, biodegradable, blown polyethylene, polypropylene, vacuum skin packaging, cellulose, nanocellulose, milk protein, casein, polyester, polyolefin Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Research Advances in Advanced Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-4D-00-00 This issue of HighTech Materials TOE profiles research advances related to advanced materials such as an atomic-scale material for potential use in electronics, self-healing ionic conductor for flexible electronics, metal organic frameworks and bio mimetic material for healthcare applications. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: 1D material, self-healing, MOF, scaffolds, electronics Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Recent Developments in Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-4D-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles research studies related to the development of water repellant and anti-fouling coatings. The issue also profiles innovations focused on water borne coatings that are commercialized for use in extreme temperature and operating conditions and also a composite coating intended for metal substrates. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Anti-fouling, durability, water-borne coatings, sustainable coatings Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Sustainable Milk Production http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-4D-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in the milk production sector. The TOE also focusses on various technology innovations in the dairy industry. The TOE has special focus on sustainable practices in dairy industry across the world and provides insights on alternative sustainable processes that maintain the flavor and nutritive value of milk products. It discusses key market trends as well as drivers and restraints of sustainable practices in the milk processing industry. 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: Agriculture, dairy industry, milk processing, sustainable milk production, membrane separation Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Manufacturing Innovations for Flexible Electronics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D79E-01-00-00-00 The flexible electronics (FE) industry is witnessing enthusiastic participation from various stakeholders who are introducing diverse enabling technologies which in turn are propelling the growth of FE industry. With the convergence of such enabling technologies, FE is expected to grow into a key technology sector with immense potential. The next-generation semiconductor technology, which is currently in its infancy, is expected to find applications in major industries, such as consumer electronics, healthcare, and photovoltaics. With its potential to be integrated with many industries, manufacturing FE is expected to be the next major job creating technology thus harnessing immense interest from government and legislative bodies. Key factors that are decreasing the potential for FE are advancement in material sciences and manufacturing processes that are unable to meet cost-performance demand. Constraints in development in this sector are mainly due to lack of standardized tools, an industry-accepted manufacturing technique, integration, and maintenance standards. Manufacturing techniques for FE need standardization and further capital intensive research initiatives to accelerate the market adoption of FE products. This requires developing a scalable manufacturing process that focuses more on process control which reduces production cost and enables product variability. Major stakeholders involved in the FE industry are actively encouraged by government bodies, thus making the innovation landscape highly effective. APAC and North America (NA) are witnessing an active innovation scenario focusing on niche areas in the FE industry while the European Union (EU) has a broader focus ranging from manufacturing to differentiated product developments. This technology report captures manufacturing innovations that enables production of cost-effective flexible electronics products. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Sensors for Oil and Gas Pipeline Monitoring http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D79D-01-00-00-00 When it comes to the aspect of change, the pipeline industry appears to be conservative. Pipeline operators can be hesitant to adopt new solutions quickly and widely because of the initial investment. Decisions related to the adoption of innovative technologies are taken very cautiously and implemented only if required or when it leads to reduced downtime or cost. At present ageing pipelines is a prime focus area and opportunities for new technologies appear to be tough. Pipelines are subjected to various issues such as pipeline leakage, corrosion, cracks, flow, and vibration and so on. The oil and gas pipeline industry is focused on the enhancing the functionalities of pipelines. Transformational trends, such as operational intelligence, infrastructure development, demand and supply, convergence, utilization of greener concept, and emergence of new technologies, are driving the need for enhanced and innovative sensing technologies in the oil and gas pipeline industry. Companies need to identify the key elements of transformation faster and devise strategies to accelerate adoption of novel sensing platforms. The technology and innovation report has evaluated advances in sensing technologies, and its impact on the oil and gas pipeline industry in the near-, medium-, and long-term. The requirement of the pipeline industry varies depending on its processes. The report captures sensor innovations from different dimensions such as upstream, downstream and midstream. Key questions addressed in the report: 1. What are the four phases of pipeline integrity assessment? 2. What are the key parameters in pipeline monitoring systems? 3. What are the enabling technologies in oil and gas pipeline industry? 4. What are the implementation examples in the upstream, midstream, and downstream phases of pipeline monitoring? 5. What are the key sensor innovations in oil and gas pipeline monitoring? 6. What are the emerging opportunities and technologies in oil and gas pipeline monitoring? 7. What type of futuristic technologies is expected in long term? Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 North American Agricultural Biologicals Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K0C7-01-00-00-00 The North American agricultural biologicals market has witnessed double-digit growth from 2012 to 2016 and will observe only slower growth from 2017 to 2022. Consisting of the biofertilizer, biostimulant, and biopesticide market segments, key growth factors driving the agricultural biologicals market include increasing environmental awareness and the desire among food consumers and retailers for crops that use minimal synthetic crop chemicals. Market growth is restrained by consumer skepticism of product efficacy claims, limited and low product awareness among growers, the price sensitivity of said growers, and a decrease in addressable farm acreage in North America. Biostimulants and biofungicides are expected to witness double-digit growth in the future, compared to the other segments. Technological innovations by manufactures have included the growing use of microbial-derived ingredients and the increasing inclusion of agricultural biologicals in the form of seed inoculants and bundle packaging. This study provides a detailed insight into the North American agricultural biologicals market by discussing drivers and restraints; the competitive landscape; and key market, company, and technology trends. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Emerging Robotic Exoskeleton Technologies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7A2-01-00-00-00 Robotic Exoskeleton has been experiencing significant technology enhancements in the recent years. This advanced technology is destined to play a critical role in transforming the everyday lives of people, especially patients with disabilities. It has opportunities in manufacturing, for instance in warehouse applications. Robotic exoskeletons can be classified into six main categories: Full body powered suits Limb assistance suits Back support suits Powered gloves Supernumerary robotic arms Tool holding exoskeletons Robotic exoskeletons are anticipated to impact the healthcare, military, and manufacturing industries significantly. The technology literally improves the physical strength, functionality, and performance of the user. The Emerging Robotic Exoskeleton Technologies technology and innovation report reviews the recent technology advancements and innovations impacting various industries. Key questions covered in this research service: What is the significance and impact of robotic exoskeleton technology across industries? What is the key industry trends propelling adoption? What are the major drivers and challenges? What are the key innovations? What is the patent and funding trend? Who are the key stakeholders? What is the technology roadmap for the next five years (2017-2022)? What are key growth opportunity areas? Fri, 7 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Non-oxide Ceramics for Bulletproofing Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-4C-00-00 This issue of HighTech Materials TOE profiles non-oxide ceramics for bulletproofing applications. Non-oxide ceramics, which includes carbides, silicides, nitrides, and borides, are being widely adopted for bulletproofing applications. These materials are lightweight, hard, corrosion and wear resistant, and have low thermal expansion in comparison to alumina and steal armor. High research funding from governments toward strengthening their defense assets drives innovations in bulletproof non-oxide ceramics. Future technology developments include low-cost manufacturing techniques, developing 3D printed materials, and lightweight ceramics. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Non-oxide ceramics, carbides, silicides, nitrides, borides, bulletproof, personal protection, defense Fri, 7 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Coatings for Technical Fabrics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-4C-00-00 Technical fabrics are coated with different types of materials to impart specific functionalities. Polymer coated fabrics are the most common ones as polymers are able to impart multi-functionality such as durability, mechanical strength, wear resistance, chemical resistance, and fire resistance. The sectors where coated fabrics find uses are transportation, protective clothing, industrial, roofing, canopies, furniture, and seating. Out of these, the transportation sector, which includes automobile, aircraft, and railways is one of the largest application segments. The issue of the Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE profiles the research advances in coating technologies that can facilitate high performance of batteries, implants, and other products. The issue also profiles a coating innovation that acts as a barrier layer for glass and other substrates. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Technical fabrics, polymer, coating, functionality Fri, 7 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanomaterials across Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-41-00-00 This Nanotech TOE profiles innovations related to the use of nanotechnology for manufacture of effective batteries, diagnostic and drug delivery, a process to develop graphene composites, and use of nanofibers for filtration. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Nanofiber, nanobattery, diagnostic, drug delivery Fri, 7 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Recent Material Innovations for Addressing Specific Needs of Application Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-4B-00-00 This issue of HighTech Materials TOE profiles materials innovations related to elastomers, carbon nanotubes, high impact thermosets to address needs of end use industries such as offshore, oil & gas and other industries. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Materials, elastomers, high temperature Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Australian Industrial Lubricants and Greases Market, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P905-01-00-00-00 This research service is an analysis of the Australian industrial lubricants and greases market and it provides drivers of market growth and restraints to market growth, market size forecast, segmentation by major product type, demand trend analysis, and competitive analysis. Poor performance of key end-use verticals such as mining creates medium-term headwinds to growth. Capex in the Australian mining sector declined by 30% in 2015-16. This trend (which has resulted in weak business confidence and higher cost sensitivity) has reduced the addressable opportunity for lubricants and greases. However, the construction, utilities, and food and beverage sectors offer growth opportunities. Development in wind and solar power generation creates a growing demand for turbine oils and industrial gear oils. Investment in infrastructure construction also creates a demand for industrial greases, industrial engine oils, and hydraulic liquids. The food and beverage manufacturing segment counters the overall manufacturing decline trend by leveraging on the country s competitive advantage in the agriculture sector. Robust growth in construction, utilities, and food and beverage sectors supports the demand for a variety of industrial lubricants such as industrial engine oils, hydraulic fluids, and industrial gear lubricants, amongst others. The stability of the Australian economy has attracted a growing number of new suppliers that typically tend to compete primarily on pricing. With increased margin pressure on key end-use verticals, this strategy is gaining traction in the domestic market. Technological development in lubricant products and lubricant monitoring and dosing also throws up opportunities for clear value addition. In particular, condition monitoring services will continue to play a key role in improving end-customer awareness of lubricants and their role. The market share of imported industrial lubricants and greases has been growing due to their low cost. The Australian industrial lubricants and greases market has been segmented into the following categories: By product type: Industrial engine oils, hydraulic fluid, turbine and circulating oils, industrial gear oils, and others including compressor oil, refrigeration oil, metal working oils, process oils, and industrial grease By vertical: Mining, oil and gas, utilities, construction, manufacturing and other process industries, and others Key Questions This Study Will Answer: What are the key growth drivers and restraints for industrial lubricants and greases in Australia? What is the size and growth forecast for the Australian market? What factors will underpin this forecast? How is the market segmented by product type? What technology, demand, and service trends are likely to impact the opportunity in the future? Which are the key market participants and competitors and what are their relative strengths? Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Advanced Coating Technologies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-4B-00-00 The issue of the Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE profiles the research advances in coating technologies that can facilitate high performance of batteries, implants, and other products. The issue also profiles a coating innovation that acts as a barrier layer for glass and other substrates. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Coating, barrier layer, graphene Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Agriculture, Leather, Chocolate, and Tire Manufacturing Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-4B-00-00 This week's IBP TOE features trends and innovations in the agriculture sector. The TOE also focusses on various technology innovations in leather, chocolate, and tire manufacturing industry. This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in biological solutions for treatment of plastic waste. Biological solutions are being explored by stakeholders to overcome the issues posed by thermochemical processes. The TOE focusses on various technology innovations in biological solutions for treatment of plastic waste 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, 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: Agriculture, crop protection, probiotics, leather manufacturing, cocoa bean alternate, chocolate manufacturing, tire manufacturing, tire fillers Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanotechnology Innovations for Automotive, Printing, Solar Cells, and Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-40-00-00 This Nanotech TOE profiles innovations related to the development of nanostructures for reducing friction of automotive engines, nanocoatings for solar cells, and nanopigments for digital printing. It also profiles research advances related to the use of graphene for manufacture of measurement equipment, and a method for developing nanocrystals. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Nanocrystal, nanocoatings, nanomaterials, graphene Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Analysis of the Asia-Pacific Gas Detection Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P974-01-00-00-00 Research Scope: Market trends and strategic recommendations (fixed detectors, portable detectors, detector tubes) Regional trends (Australia and New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam) Industry vertical trends (oil and gas, mining and metals, chemicals and petrochemicals, water and wastewater, utilities, food and beverage) Analysis by segment, region, and industry vertical has been provided with revenue forecast from 2013 to 2021. Major market drivers and restraints, material and technology trends, and regulatory outlook impacting the market are also discussed in this study. Growth opportunities across various segments have also been provided. Market share analysis has been provided at the total level and the segment level. Competitive factors and assessment has been discussed at the total level. Key market participants are Honeywell Analytics, MSA, Draeger, Industrial Scientific, Tyco Int., and Det-Tronics. The base year for the study is 2016; 2017 to 2021 is the forecast period. Key Questions This Study Will Answer: 1. What is the growth potential of the market in Asia-Pacific? 2. What forces are driving market growth? 3. What product, pricing, technology, and regulatory trends are observed in the marketplace? 4. How will the dynamics of the industry and the regional diversities impact the market? 5. How is each product type expected to grow? What are the factors (market/regional/intrinsic-product) driving/restraining growth? 6. What strategies are adopted by manufacturers to differentiate their products from competitors to gain market share? The Asia-Pacific (APAC) gas detection market generated a revenue of $135.4 million in 2016 and is expected to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5% from 2016 to 2021. Portable gas detectors are anticipated to record the fastest growth, at a CAGR of 4.6%. This will be largely driven by increasing demand from the water and wastewater treatment and the utilities end-user industries, apart from key end-user industries such as chemicals and petrochemicals, oil and gas, and mining and metals. Oil and gas, chemicals and petrochemicals, and mining and metals accounted for 69.0% of the market revenue in 2016. While the percent share of chemicals and petrochemicals is likely to increase, the share of oil and gas and mining and metals is forecast to decline. Australia led the market in terms of percent revenue share in 2016, accounting for 32.2%. It is expected to retain its position as it is likely to record a 5.0% CAGR from 2016 to 2021. The other regional hotspots are Indonesia (23.1%), Singapore (15.3%), and Malaysia (12.7%). Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Antioxidants Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCEB-01-00-00-00 This research service identifies the regulatory, product, market, and technology trends as well as the major drivers and restraints in the global antioxidants market. The study focuses on different food end application segments (oils and fats, bakery and confectionery, meat and poultry, dairy, and other segments such as frozen food, salads, and dessert). Various product types are considered in the study. Among these are antioxidant ingredients derived from natural extracts (rosemary and mixed tocopherol) and synthetic substances (BHA, BHT, TBHQ, Ascorbyl Palmitate, and Propyl Gallate). The study also encompasses an in-depth regional demand and competitive analysis for the global antioxidants market. The global antioxidants market is estimated at $377.1 million as of 2016 and is forecast to reach $485.17 million by 2021, recording a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2%. A growing demand for convenient food products and in other food segments, increasing awareness on prevention against diseases, and product innovations by industry participants are the major factors that are contributing to the growth of this market. Market Trends: There is a strong preference for natural antioxidants due to their minimal side effects (as opposed to synthetic antioxidants). Most food companies have a strong demand for natural ingredients to ensure that their products meet the clean label requirements. Antioxidant manufacturers focus on providing customized products so as to suit customer requirements globally. This trend is expected to grow in future. With population growth, increase in disposable income, and changing lifestyles, a strong demand from Asia-Pacific is expected to propel market growth, as antioxidants are of paramount importance for maintaining the shelf life of food products. Research Scope: This study focuses on the global antioxidants market with regional analyses for North America, Europe, APAC, and ROW. Market size for 2016 and forecasts for 2021 are provided for each sub-segment. The study also provides a competitive analysis of the top companies in the global antioxidants market, their expansions, partnerships, and other activities. It also offers a price trend analysis. Key Questions this Study will Answer: What are the growth prospects of the global antioxidants market? What are the technology, pricing, product and regulatory trends in the market? What are the key drivers of growth in the antioxidants market? Do the existing products and services offered meet customer needs or is additional development needed? Do market participants need partnerships to take their businesses to the next level or can they manage on their own? Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Recent Innovations in Silicones and Nanogenerator http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-4A-00-00 Silicones are high performance polymers with alternating silicon and oxygen bonds. Silicones have high temperature resistance, water resistance, and superior UV stability. They can be used in a wide range of industries owing to their heat resistance and elastomer-like quality. They are used for healthcare, personal care, adhesives, and thermal interface applications to name a few. Some of the key material developers include Momentive Materials, Wacker Chemie, Bluestar Silicones, and Dow Corning. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Silicones, polymer, silicon Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Research Advances in Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-4A-00-00 This edition of Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles innovations related to coating glass using a roll-to-roll process, coating for tablets and batteries, and an innovation that facilitates reuse of paper. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Coating, tablet, lithium batteries, recycling Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nanomaterial Innovations Enabling High Efficiency Products http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3F-00-00 This Nanotech TOE profiles nanomaterial innovations that can enable higher performance products that can improve durability and enhance efficiency. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Nanomaterial, batteries, encapsulation Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Decorative Paints and Coatings Market for Kenya and Tanzania, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MBD5-01-00-00-00 The Kenyan and Tanzanian decorative paints and coatings market was worth a combined value of $138.7 million in 2015 and is expected to show promising growth (CAGR of 6% 7%) over the next 5 years. This is due to the significant growth in population and the middle class, government policies that support the development of infrastructure, growing urban migration, and a movement towards cleaner technology. Decorative paints and coatings constitute the greatest portion of the coatings industry within the two countries. Water-based paints constitute approximately 70% of the decorative paints and coatings market. The Kenyan and Tanzanian decorative paints and coatings market is a competitive and price-sensitive market. Lower prices give market participants a competitive advantage, but it is very difficult to achieve, as most of the raw materials are imported. In addition, there is higher brand loyalty in Tanzania; thus any new competitor will have to invest more to market its product. The top 3 market participants (Crown Paints Ltd, Basco Paints, and Insignia Ltd) had a combined revenue market share of over 74.0% in 2015. Geographic scope: Kenya and Tanzania Product scope: Total decorative paints and coatings; water-based decorative paints and coatings; solvent-based decorative paints and coatings Application scope: Residential Study period: 2013 to 2020 Key questions answered include: What are the historical and forecasted sizes, volumes, and growth rates of the water-based and solvent-based decorative paints and coatings markets in Kenya and Tanzania? What are the key market drivers and restraints for the total decorative paints and coatings market as well for the water-based and solvent-based paint segments? Which area shows the most significant potential for growth and what are the contributing factors? Is it water-based or solvent-based paints? Which are the key market participants and what is their market share? What type of decorative paints and coatings will dominate the market in the forecast years? Are the products/services offered today meeting customer needs or is additional development needed? Key target audience: Current market participants Potential new entrants Raw material imports Potential investors Financial institutions Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Trends in the European Paints and Coatings Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC51-01-00-00-00 The European paints and coatings market is relatively mature. However, end-user preferences and the regulatory scenario have driven coating companies to develop sustainable, multi-functional solutions apart from providing value-added services to their customers. This market insight focusses on providing a snapshot of the European paints and coatings market specifically focussing on architectural, automotive, protective and marine, powder coatings and wood and furniture sectors. The insight captures key trends driving the paints and coatings market in each of these sectors and highlights factors, which are driving and restraining demand. In addition, this study provides an insight into coating technologies across these sectors. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Fire Protection Coatings Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCBA-01-00-00-00 Fire protection coatings are coating systems that are required to be applied on structural elements in building & construction on various industries to provide adequate rescue and evacuation time in the event of a fire. Fire hazards are basically of two types which are hydrocarbon fire (that originates from burning of hydrocarbon based materials such as crude oil and natural gas) and cellulosic fire (that originates from cellulosic materials such as wood and paper). In this study, fire protection coatings are majorly classified as Hydrocarbon Intumescent Coatings, Hydrocarbon Cementitious Coatings, Cellulosic Intumescent Coatings and Cellulosic Cementitious Coatings. Intumescent coatings are materials that when exposed to fire expands to more than 60 times their original thickness and form a charred exterior to create a barrier between the external environment and the substrate. Cementitious coatings are materials based on cementitious raw materials such as Portland cement and gypsum that are inherently fire resistant and provide adequate fire insulation for a period of time. Hydrocarbon fires typically reach temperatures of over 1,100 C within a time span of 5 minutes and hence, demand highly effective fire-proofing solutions. Cellulosic fire protection systems are developed for civil construction and infrastructure projects. Cellulosic fires are caused by the burning of materials such as wood, paper, or textiles. The temperatures of cellulosic fires are slow to rise and can reach a peak of 950 C. The thickness and the number of coating layers applied on a substrate depend on the fire rating required by the end customer. Fire rating is the minimum duration of fire protection expected of the coating which is typically 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, or 3 hours. The higher the fire rating, the more the thickness required and more the number of layers of coating applied. End customers select the appropriate coating system based on certain specifications such as the substrate steel s properties, location of the structure, aesthetic requirements, duration of fire protection required, and probability of physical damage. The major industries affected by hydrocarbon fires are oil & gas, chemical & petrochemicals, marine, and power while cellulosic fire can occur at land based commercial and industrial constructions. The fire protection coatings market is at present highly competitive due to significant number of large and small market participants. Manufacturers are compelled to maintain prices at low levels due to high price sensitivity of customers in the developing countries Asia Pacific, which is the largest market for the overall fire protection coatings industry. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Powder Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-49-00-00 Powder coatings are used for imparting various functionalities including corrosion resistance, achieve high-quality finish, and improve the durability of substrates. Due to strict environmental norms for VOC emissions across the globe, the end-user industries are moving toward the adoption of solvent-free powder coatings with minimal or no VOC content. Controlled film thickness and easy application are some of the driving factors for the increased adoption of the coatings. Application industries such as automotive, construction, and consumer appliances are actively using powder coating techniques to deliver optimum results. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Powder coatings, coatings, gloss, solvent, polymer, resin, polyester, epoxy, polyurethane, hybrid epoxy-polyester resins, dibutyl phthalate, plasticizer, pectin, drug release Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Biocoagulants for Water and Wastewater Treatment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-49-00-00 This High Tech Materials (TOE) features trends and innovations related to biobased coagulants that are quickly becoming widely adopted across industries due to their non-toxic and non-hazardous characteristics. This TOE focuses on various technologies used to develop natural coagulants that expedite the sedimentation process and reduce turbidity. The TOE also provides information on use of renewable ingredients in the manufacturing of coagulants, which poses less danger to human health and ecology by eliminating heavy metals and micropollutants from treated water. Corresponding patents are also provided along with industry interactions. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Water, wastewater, coagulants, treatment, biocoagulants Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Biopackaging for Food and Beverage Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-49-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in producing biopackaging materials that are completely biodegradable. These non-toxic, non-hazardous, and plastic-free materials do not pollute landfills. The TOE edition also focuses on various technology innovations, which have developed packaging materials using sustainable ingredients that expedite the biodegradation process in the landfill environment. The TOE also provides information on use of renewable ingredients in the manufacturing of packaging materials that are more stable, heat- and water-proof. This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in biological solutions for treatment of plastic waste. Biological solutions are being explored by stakeholders to overcome the issues posed by thermochemical processes. The TOE focusses on various technology innovations in biological solutions for treatment of plastic waste 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, 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: Packaging materials, biodegradable packaging, palm leaf plates, bagasse, extrusion technology, recyclable packaging Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 2D Nanomaterials in Industrial Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3E-00-00 Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials, including graphene, boron nitride, molybdenum disulfide, or cadmium telluride, have gained attention of researchers in recent times, due to their significant electronic and mechanical performance. The high level of interest in graphene is driving opportunities for other 2D nanomaterials with similar structure. Manufacturers are still facing difficulties in developing cost-effective and easy production methods for 2D nanomaterials that will allow these materials to compete with conventional technologies, such as conductive thin-films in electronic devices. This issue of Nanotech TOE presents recent innovations in 2D nanomaterials, intellectual property analysis, and factors limiting and driving growth of these materials. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Nanomaterials, graphene, 2D nanomaterials, boron nitride, exfoliation, molybdenum disulfide, nanocomposite Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of the Western European Workwear and Uniforms Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCA3-01-00-00-00 The research scope of this includes: Market trends and strategic recommendations for blue workwear, white workwear, career wear, casual wear, and uniforms Regional trends in Germany, France, UK and Ireland, Iberia, Italy, Benelux, Scandinavia, and Alpine An analysis by segment and region has been provided with historical information and revenue forecast for the period of 2013 to 2021 Major industry drivers, restraints, market trends, materials, and technology trends that are impacting the Western European workwear and uniform market are also discussed in this research service. Growth opportunities across various segments have also been provided. Market share analysis has been provided both at the total level and at the segment level. Competitive factors and assessment has been discussed at the total level. Key market participants include Fristads Kansas, MASCOT, Hultafors Group, LH Safety Delta Plus, Elis Workwear, Rentokil Initial, and Portwest. The base year for the study is 2016 with historical information from 2013 and a forecast period of 2017 to 2021. Key Questions This Study Will Answer 1. Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? 2. What are the various trends likely to affect end user adoption of particular workwear? 3. What is the impact of eCommerce on the distribution channel for the market? 4. What are the factors that are driving and restraining the growth of this market? 5. What are the key end-user preferences across various segments? 6. What are the various opportunities to grow in the market? The Western European workwear and uniforms market is expected to reach 8.01 billion in 2021. A revival in the manufacturing and construction industry across Western Europe is expected to offer high growth for the blue workwear segment. Britain s exit from the European Union has temporarily resulted in higher products prices, however, this is not expected to restrain the adoption of workwear but it is likely to hamper replacement sales. However, regions such as Scandinavia, Benelux, and Germany prefer buying quality workwear with functionality such as breathability, moisture wicking, and ruggedness. These are typically sold at a higher price point and boost the revenue for workwear segment. Furthermore, there has been significant research regarding the development of clothing, which is responsive to external surroundings. This provides comfort to the end user. However, with uptake of automation in many industry verticals, the need for workwear is expected to deter in the long term of the forecast period. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Plastics and Composites for the Aerospace Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-11-00-00 The aerospace industry is focusing on reducing the weight of aircraft in order to attain better fuel efficiency and performance. This is creating a need for materials with better mechanical, chemical, and thermal properties that can replace heavy metals. With lightweight and durability of components of prime importance, lightweight composites (for both aircraft interiors and exteriors) are being seen as a viable solution to fulfill the industry requirements. Plastics Advisor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights of various plastics and composites and also analyses their impact across various industries. The Materials and Coatings cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and their impact and applications across industries. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Aircraft, aerospace, aviation, aircraft interior, aircraft exterior, lightweight composites, polymers, plastics, polyurethane (PU), polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), polyaryletherketone (PAEK), polyether ether ketone (PEEK), polycarbonate, polymeric foam, propargyl ether, phthalonitril, carbon nanotubes Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 High-strength, Lightweight Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-48-00-00 High-strength, lightweight materials are in huge demand for structural applications to meet the demand from industries for stronger, durable, low-weight attributes. Examples of such materials include high-entropy metal alloys, fiber-reinforced hydrogels, and shape memory alloys. These materials are finding growing traction in the automotive, aerospace, defense, and healthcare sectors. Material manufacturers are focusing on identifying low-cost manufacturing methods for the high strength materials for future material development. 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: High-strength materials, metal alloys, fiber-reinforced hydrogels, lightweight applications Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 High-performance Ceramic Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-48-00-00 Ceramic coatings help in improving life of components and imparting hardness and wear resistance to them. These coatings can also be used for complex geometries and parts. The coatings can be customized to impart desired functionalities through use of surface modification techniques. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Ceramic coatings, high performance, corrosion resistance Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nano-additives to Enhance Performance and Lifespan of Automotive Engines http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3D-00-00 Fuel combustion is a key global challenge with the automotive industry being touted as one of the major contributors. Governments are pushing the manufacturers from automotive market to reduce the amount of emissions and automotive OEMs have been active in finding ways to accomplish the same. Nano-additives for fuels and lubricants is one of the ways that can help in the reduction of combustion, friction, and wear for automotive sector. In addition, these nano-additives may also increase the economical performance and longevity of engines. The key nanomaterials used to improve fuel and oil properties include nanoparticles of cerium oxide, zinc oxide, carbon, cobalt, titanium, and graphene. 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: Fuel additives, lubricant additives, oil additives, nanoemulsion, cerium oxide, carbon nanospheres, nanofilm Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Healthcare, Energy Storage, Photodetectors, and Cloud Computing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-3C-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in healthcare, energy storage, photodetectors, and cloud computing. The TOE emphasizes on developments in the fields of a self-healing coating for medical implanted devices, sensors manufacturing, and pain-free blood collection devices. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Healthcare, energy storage, self-healing coatings, medical implant devices, sensors, blood collection devices Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Chemical and Material Innovations Enabling Product Authentication and Brand Protection http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-47-00-00 Companies across industries are using product authentication and brand protection technologies to prevent counterfeiting and protect with brand name and image. These technologies range from 3D films to security fibers and chemical additives added in the packaging. The recent chemical and material developments from companies operating in this industry are focused on either security solutions that can be installed during the production process or one-stop solutions that can combat all security and counterfeiting threats. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Product authentication, brand protection, threat, packaging Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Research Advances in Biomimetic Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-47-00-00 Biomimetics is the study of nature and natural phenomena. Principles of biomimetics can be for applied for technology and product development to address application specific challenges. The concept can help adoption of products with higher performance in several application spaces. In Europe, Japan, and the US. Biomimetics is being recognized as the technology of the future and there is increasing interest related to R&D and funding. Technologies inspired from sharkskin, naturally mimicked proteins, and lotus leaf phenomena have been developed for use in aerospace, marine, medical, and automotive industries. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Biomimetic, lotus leaf phenomena, natural resources, spider silk Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nanocrystalline Materials for Satisfying High Performance Requirements http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3C-00-00 A nanocrystal is a material particle having at least one dimension smaller than 100 nanometres (a nanoparticle) and composed of atoms in either a single- or poly-crystalline arrangement. Several kinds of nanocrystals such as quantum dots, nanocellulose are being widely researched across the globe. Key developmental efforts are targeted toward fine-tuning various nanocrystals across applications, prominent being medical and automotive. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Quantum dots, nanocellulose, zirconia nanocrystals, nanocomposites Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000