Frost.com - Chemicals, Materials, Food and PPE Research http://www.frost.com/c/10057/home.do - Chemicals, Materials, Food and PPE Research Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:53:34 Innovations in 3D Printing, Micromachining, Sensors, High-tech Materials, and Diagnostics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-9A-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) depicts the current landscape and the new trends in a series of developments associated with 3D printing and micromachining enabling miniaturized devices. It also focuses on innovations in sensors, high-tech materials, liver testing, and diagnostics. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine 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: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, liver function testing, high strength lightweight material, biomaterial Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Carbon Nanotubes, Artificial Muscles, and Metal-based Catalysts http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-A5-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) is based on innovations that are focused on carbon nanotubes (CNTs), artificial muscles, and metal-based catalysts. These innovations can be used in a wide variety of industries such as military, sensors, and energy storage devices (batteries and capacitors). This TOE also covers innovations on the development of artificial muscles using yarns of CNTs. 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. Key words: Carbon nanotubes, CNT, artificial muscles, catalysts, military, sensors, energy storage, batteries, capacitors Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Western European Gas Detection Equipment Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME1B-01-00-00-00 The demand for gas detection equipment in the Western European market is augmented due to the stringent regulations enforced by regulatory bodies. The compliance level across end users has increased over the years and it is expected to improve in the future. Inorganic growth through acquisitions in the market remains active and the consolidation trend is expected to continue during the forecast period. Wireless detectors are now considered as an attractive option that can replace traditional fixed-gas detectors. These detectors enable to monitor workers remotely on a real-time basis. However, their infrastructure cost remains a major bottleneck for end users to adopt them at their facilities.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

  • The total revenue generated by the gas detection equipment market in 2018 was €665.0 million. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.1% from 2018 to 2023.
  • The market is segmented into fixed gas detection equipment, portables gas detection equipment and detector tubes.
  • By product segments, fixed detectors contributed €306.0 million and the revenue share in percentage was 46.0% in 2018, while, portable detectors contributed €328.0 million and their market share was 49.3%. Detector tubes accounted for the rest of the €31 million or 4.7% of the total revenue generated by the gas detection equipment market.
  • Within the fixed gas detection equipment segment, a gradual shift in preference from catalytic to infrared sensors will be observed during the forecast period. This is due to the underperformance of catalytic sensors in oxygen-deficient areas.
  • The demand for portable gas detectors is expected to increase during the forecast period. This is owing to their key benefits such as compact size, light weight, and mobility. Improved sensor quality and better battery performance are key features that end users are looking for to reduce their total cost of ownership.
  • In terms of end-user industries, oil and gas, chemicals and petrochemicals and water and wastewater treatment are the three main industries that generate the highest revenue for gas detection equipment in the region.
  • Germany, the UK and the Republic of Ireland, and France are as the key revenue generating markets within the Western European region, contributing 63% of the total revenue generated by the market. Other potential countries within the region where demand is expected to get stronger are Scandinavian countries, Italy, and Benelux.
  • Draeger, Honeywell, and MSA are the key participants in the market. These three manufacturers contributed 55.7% of the total market revenue generated in the region. All manufacturers experience intense pressure on margins due to surging competition from global and local manufactures.
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Nanotechnology Innovations in Healthcare, Electronics, and Aviation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-73-00-00 This issue of the Nanotechnology TOE covers the latest innovations in in healthcare, energy, flexible electronics, and aviation. Innovations profiled include graphene micro-transistors for low frequency brain mapping, graphene-silica-based battery that offers fast charging capabilities, and graphene composite-based leading edge for Airbus A350. Graphene-based conductive ink for printing low cost IoT devices and lightweight super strong energy storage devices are also in focus in the TOE. 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: Graphene, micro-transistors, brain mapping, graphene-silica, battery, graphene composite, conductive ink, IoT devices, storage devices Fri, 4 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Technology Convergence Transforming E-textiles http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D856-01-00-00-00 With advancement in Internet of Things (IoT) applications, there is an increased demand for technologies for remote monitoring of vital body parameters and surrounding environment. E-textiles are emerging as a major IoT application trend providing increased safety, communication, and location tracking capability for users. E-textiles involve integrating electronics with fabrics to provide safety and physiological awareness to users through active mechanism and communication capabilities. In the short term, E-textiles are poised to impact transportation, military and defense, and healthcare industries. The demand for E-textile solutions is poised to increase in manufacturing and entertainment industries in the medium term. The study assesses key innovation areas, applications, and market segmentation, and growth strategies for E-textiles. Some of the key questions addressed in the research service are highlighted below: What are the key drivers and challenges in the E-textiles industry? What are the key applications of E-textiles? What are the key functionalities of E-textiles? What are key growth strategies for E-textile stakeholders? Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Technologies with High Funding: Impact Assessment and Growth Opportunities http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D889-01-00-00-00 This report "Technologies with High Funding: Impact Assessment and Growth Opportunities" focuses on recent technologies with high funding. It analyses the impact and growth opportunities for these technologies in ICT, healthcare, chemicals and materials, sensors, advanced manufacturing, energy, and environment. The high funding technologies covered are Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Organs, Big Data, Biomarker Analytics, Distributed Energy Generation, LiDAR, Metal 3D printing, Nanohybrids, and Smart Water Grid. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Breakthrough Sensor Innovations in Food and Beverage Sector http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D88C-01-00-00-00 Smart sensors transform conventional industrial machines into connected industrial machines by connecting the device to the Internet. Connected industrial machines integrated with smart sensors are smart electronic devices, which can be remotely retrieved, observed, and measured using personal computers, laptops and smartphones. In food manufacturing process, sensors are built for detecting and identifying contaminants in food quality and food safety applications. Mostly, the sensors are built and utilized in-line and are directly integrated to the current manufacturing lines. Advancements in sensors for food and beverage industry are enabling key benefits such as process monitoring, shelf-life investigation, freshness evaluation, authenticity assessment and other quality control studies. Key Questions Answered in the Technology and Innovation Report 1. What is the significance of sensors in food and beverage industry? 2. What are the technology trends and key enabling technologies? 3. What are the factors that influence technology development and adoption? 4. Who are the key innovators driving developments? 5. What are the opportunities based on patent and funding trends? 6. What are the future prospects of the technology? 7. What sort of strategies do OEMs need to embrace to gain entry and sustain the competitive marketplace? Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Alternate to Plastics: Emerging Technology Assessment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D811-01-00-00-00 Piling up of millions of tons of plastics in landfills and other suitable environment results in the release of harmful contaminants in to the soil and groundwater. Leaching of hazardous contaminants in to the soil reduces the fertility of the soil required for agriculture and excessive seepage of leachates also spoils the quality of groundwater. This increases soil and groundwater toxicity, which makes it unsuitable for any human activity. Burning of plastics also releases toxic fumes in to the surrounding environment and this leads to rapid air pollution. Inhalation of poisonous chemicals and other green house gases emitted during air pollution results in the deterioration of human and animal health. The toxic emissions can be suffocative, choking and can also cause several respiratory disorders in humans. Global stakeholders are involved in finding sustainable alternatives for plastics but the efforts so far are facing challenges because of cost and performance of alternate material. The new and innovative production processes profiled in the report eliminate many energy intensive intermediate steps that can otherwise increase the operational expenditure of bioplastics production. The new technologies involved also maintain the recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable properties of the materials used in bioplastics production. The research study has identified the utilization of futuristic processes and sustainable raw materials that will enable the manufacture of bio-based plastics,, which can efficiently replace the synthetic counterparts. The research service offers insights primarily on the following: Overview on the impact of plastics on human health and environment Global regulatory frameworks Technical drivers and challenges for plastic alternates Emerging technologies focusing on sustainable alternatives for plastic Analysis of innovations ecosystem Analysis and recommendations Sun, 30 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Disruptive Innovations in Natural Colors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D864-01-00-00-00 Consumer demand for naturally derived ingredients and raw materials have led to the increasing demand for natural colors in various industries, the foremost being the food and beverage (F&B) industry. Currently, a major trend in the industry is the clean label trend that is being actively pursued by ingredient manufacturers and product developers alike. The clean label tag helps in gaining consumer confidence and create a perception of health and wellness in various food and beverage products. While the use of natural colors is able to overcome the possible adverse effects of artificial colorants, the use of natural colorants is still considered to be in emerging stages mainly due to challenges related to stability, possible leaching and scaling. Efforts to overcome these challenges and development of natural colorants that can impart additional functional benefits are key areas of focus by both academia and industry alike. Besides the ability to develop colorants for use in a wide range of applications, technology developers are also focusing on improving cost-effectiveness to hasten wide scale adoption. This research service titled Disruptive Innovations in Natural Colors discusses the recent developments in the natural colors that are being touted as a viable alternative for synthetic and chemical ones. The research study focuses primarily of the innovations targeted towards the F&B industry, being the most research intensive application for natural colors. In brief, the research study captures the following: Overview of natural colors and application segmentation. Assessment of key innovations, research focus areas and technology developments Key impact factors that influence acceptance of natural colors by consumers Emerging opportunities for technology developers Key patents. both granted and application status Sat, 29 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Metal 3D Printing Revolutionizing Modern Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D88E-01-00-00-00 Metal 3D printing has experienced increased demand in the additive manufacturing market. However, the high cost of printers, slow speed, and limited part size have somewhat limited the volume opportunities for metal 3D printers in industrial applications. The rapidly evolving manufacturing industry has recognized the significance of additive manufacturing technology and has initiated R&D projects and set up dedicated teams to further improve and expand the technology capabilities to meet future end-user needs. The metal 3D printing market is becoming one of the fastest growing market segments in the digital era, and the trend is expected to continue moving forward. The focus of 3D printing has moved from hobbyist to industrial and business applications with metal 3D printing in the limelight at present. While plastic 3D printing technology using 3D printing techniques, such as fused deposition modeling (FDM) is the largest market segment, metal 3D printing is gaining attention. The growing demand for metal 3D printing is highly driven by the ability of the technology to manufacture highly customized metal alloys at affordable prices and the ability to combine various separate parts into a single unit. Key applications include: aerospace, automotive and healthcare industries.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key questions answered in the study:

• What is the significance of metal 3D printing?

• What are the key funding trends and focus areas?

• What are the manufacturing innovations driving adoption?

• How do end-users leverage the benefit of metal 3DP?

• What are the growth opportunities beyond 2020?

• What is the future of metal 3D Printing?

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Big Area Additive Manufacturing: Technology Adoption Assessment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D894-01-00-00-00 Additive manufacturing (AM) techniques have become more popular in the recent times due to its ability to enable low cost objects, leading to saving considerable amount of time, labor, and material. The advent of large-scale additive manufacturing techniques, has further led to the development of more advanced technologies such as big area additive manufacturing (BAAM), which has smaller difference compared to traditional 3D printing methods. Globally, BAAM and other large-format 3D printing technologies are finding increased opportunities. Owing to the huge build volume enabled by BAAM, the technology may have high adoption by 2020. Several OEMs and research universities are buying BAAM machines for deployment in factories which enables them to save significant time and also to drive research and development initiatives. BAAM largely finds applications in automotive, aerospace, consumer markets and in the building and construction sector. In the construction industry, large-scale additive manufacturing has showcased tremendous benefits. Several companies are constructing houses and bridges using 3D printing technology. However BAAM is in the nascent stage of adoption in the construction sector. Key research focus areas include adhesives and materials used for BAAM, inkjet printing, high density 3D printing, as well as fused deposition modeling. Eco-friendly methods of using material in large-scale additive manufacturing have been adopted by Chinese firms enabling 3D printing with ink developed from recycled waste, thus ensuring zero waste. The technology and innovation report Big Area Additive Manufacturing: Technology Adoption Assessment covers technology development and adoption scenario driving the future of manufacturing. The report captures topics on technology and application landscape, key stakeholder initiatives, patent publication trends and funding scenario, and growth opportunities for BAAM. Wed, 26 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Emerging Opportunities for Sulfur http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D88F-01-00-00-00 Sulfur is an abundantly available chemical element that is often derived as a byproduct from desulphurization activities in chemical industries and petroleum refineries. Elemental sulfur has conventionally been used for the production of hydrosulfuric acid and fertilizers. The shift towards a circular economy where byproducts are to be used in recyclable materials has driven the need for identifying new value-added applications of sulfur. This research service titled, Emerging Opportunities for Sulfur analyzes emerging opportunities for elemental sulfur in large volume applications that have the potential for commercialization in the next 10 years. The applications covered include polymers, building and construction, flame retardants, and energy storage. The research service includes a holistic analysis of the different opportunities available in an application area, the benefits derived from using elemental sulfur for developing materials, and the key stakeholder activities involved in technology development. The path ahead for sulfur in emerging application areas is also explored to give an analysis on the expected time to market for commercial products made using sulfur. In brief, the research study discusses the following: Overview of elemental sulfur s properties and its global production scenario Assessment of emerging market opportunities for elemental sulfur Overview of different products that can be developed using elemental sulfur Key stakeholder developments and their significance to sulfur usage Insights into the road ahead for sulfur opportunities Analysis of the opportunities present and the future outlook dictating sulfur usage. Wed, 26 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Micro- and Nano- encapsulation: Technology Impact Analysis http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D87C-01-00-00-00 Encapsulation is used to preserve/protect various substances within another material at microscale sizes (microencapsulation) and at nanoscale sizes (nanoencapsulation). The material encapsulated is referred to as the core whereas the encapsulates is referred to as the shell . The core material for different nanocapsules differs in size, shape and composition. Encapsulation is performed to achieve specific objectives and functionalities such as targeted delivery, sustained release etc. The need to improve the stability of active ingredients and prevent degradation of the same due to environmental conditions would be the key factors enabling growth of encapsulation. Both micro-, and nano-encapsulation technologies would be predominant in all areas wherein protection and stability of the active ingredient is the key; prominent being personal care, food, and healthcare sectors. Micro-encapsulation is mostly aimed at colloidal and surface properties that provide protection against environment and provides control to the release characteristics of different coated materials while nano-encapsulation exhibits potential to enhance bioavailability, improve controlled release, and enable precision targeting of the bioactive compounds. This research service titled, Micro- and Nano-encapsulation Technology Impact Analysis analyzes the potential of the technology across various applications. In brief, the research study provides: An overview of various micro- and nano-encapsulation technologies. A highlight of various application segments and trends that influence adoption. An analysis of the key factors that influence adoption of micro- and nano-encapsulation amongst various industries. An assessment of various technology developments and industry initiatives. A patent filing trend analysis highlighting key patents, both granted and in application status related to micro- and nano-encapsulation New developmental aspects and future prospects for development and adoption of micro- and nano-encapsulation technologies. Mon, 24 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Technology Advances in Functional Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-A4-00-00 In this issue of High-Tech Materials TOE, innovative technology developers and market forces shaping the functional materials industry have been identified. Material development has progressed significantly in the past 5 years enabled by new possibilities in achieving structural changes at the atomic structure level, which has helped scientists incorporate functional capabilities on traditional materials that can transform a wide range of industries. Innovative approaches to engineer these high value functionalities have unlocked opportunities for building material companies, aerospace component manufacturers, solar photovoltaic producers, and healthcare providers. 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. Key words: Shape changing, auxetic, metamaterials, cementitious composite, construction, military, plasmonic absorber, liquid crystal elastomer, semiconducting polymer Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Polyurethane, Surface Protection, Release Profile, Edible Film, and Technical Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-A4-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers innovations on two-coat systems for steel structures made using polyaspartic technology, surface protection coatings for concrete sewage pipes, release coatings for porous substrates such as paper, biodegradable edible film coatings with antimicrobial properties for preserving seafood, and technical coatings for improving surface roughness and porosity of additive manufactured parts. 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: Anticorrosion, polyaspartic, turbine coatings, surface protection coatings, sewage pipe protection, release coatings, biodegradable edible film, antimicrobial food coatings, technical coatings, additive manufacturing Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Production of Animal-free diary Products and Low-calorie Chocolates, Detection of Pathogens, Livestock Protection, and Synthetic Designing of Antimicrobial Peptides http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-A4-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in animal-free diary products and low-calorie chocolates. The TOE also focuses on the development of cellular technology for detection of pathogens. Additionally, the TOE talks about innovative livestock protection and synthetic designing of antimicrobial peptides. 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: Animal-free diary products, restructured sugar, virus resistant pigs, wasp toxin Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Emerging Opportunities for Conductive Polymers http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D867-01-00-00-00 The increasing demand for high performance and cost-effective materials in various industries such as consumer electronics, automotive, and others is boosting the growth and enhancing the adoption potential of conductive polymers. Moreover, the dimensional stability, structural strength, flexibility, and chemical resistance characteristics are also making conductive polymers as a possible alternative of metals in the automotive and aerospace sectors. This research service titled, Emerging Opportunities for Conductive Polymers, provides an understanding of various types of electronically conductive polymers (ECPs), including intrinsically conductive polymers (ICPs) and filled conductive polymers (FCPs) that can potentially replace traditional materials including metals, in applications such as electronics, sensors, and transportation. This research service describes the technology capabilities, manufacturing processes, and future prospects in development of conductive polymers. Additionally, it also captures the various factors that influence adoption and the application prospects in various industries. This research service also highlights the emerging innovations that will enable the use of electronically conductive polymers to meet the needs of various applications. Briefly, this research service provides: A snapshot of emerging technologies in electronically conductive polymers and their advantages and disadvantages pertaining to usage in various applications Key trends and factors impacting adoption and regional adoption scenario Key properties, major innovations, and research and development (R&D) of commonly used ECPs Patent activity related to materials and material processing Detailed market segmentation with the innovation ecosystem definition Application scope across various industries Implementation in the industries- use cases and best practice examples An opportunity evaluation analysis that can help identification of the emerging application areas Thu, 20 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of Global Silicone Market, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME35-01-00-00-00 This research service analyzes the global silicone market. The main segments covered by product form are elastomers, fluids, resins, and gels & other products. In terms of end-user applications the market has been fragmented into transportation, construction, electronics, medical, personal care & consumer goods, special systems, energy, and industrial process. In terms of applications, the market has been segmented into rubber, coatings, emulsions, and sealants. The global market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and RoW (Rest of World). Major market drivers and restraints, regional demand outlooks, application growth trends, and product trends are also discussed. Unit shipment and revenue forecasts have been provided for each segment from 2014 to 2024. Competitive structure and market share data have also been provided at the individual as well as the overall level. The competitive environment has been covered for each segment. The base year is 2017 and the forecast period is from 2018 to 2024. Megatrends: Urbanization is, by far, the most important factor for the growth of the silicone market. Rapid urbanization and rising purchasing power in Asia, particularly China, India and Southeast Asia, has resulted in a booming demand for automobile, consumer goods, personal care products, and infrastructure development. The primary reason for the high growth in Asia is urbanization and the development of the region as a global manufacturing hub. Sustainability is the key word that has a strong impact on the global silicone market, particularly in the personal care industry. Although volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from silicone are within acceptable limits, for most end-use applications, Cyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and Cyclopentasiloxane (D5) are the two components which are known to cause harm to human body and the environment. Functionality and performance are the key determinants of the silicone used in end-user industries. The hydrophobic nature of the material encourages application in the construction sector. Its stability in high-temperature applications is a key factor for its usage in electronics, energy, and automotive industries. Owing to its superior performance characteristics, silicone is also gradually replacing other polymers. Influencing Factors: The increasing focus on light-weighting by automotive OEMs has triggered new opportunities for silicone. The average plastic content of a vehicle has increased considerably over the years, and silicone is an important additive used to improve plastic s performance. Moreover, miniaturization of automotive components has led to higher demand for silicone products in under-the-hood applications. Growing consumption of silicone per vehicle, coupled with the high growth in vehicle production itself, is an encouraging prospect for the silicone market. Growing demand for renewable energy, particularly solar and wind, is another major influencing factor for the silicones market in spite of their comparatively low demand share. Regional Trends: APAC is by far the largest consumer of silicone and presents the most lucrative opportunity for future growth. The North American market is witnessing an economic revival along with a significant improvement in production. Since most end-user applications such as automotive, construction, and industrial processes are related to the economic wellbeing and growth of an economy, the market is expected to grow at a moderate pace. The Western European market will likely post a slower growth rate than the North American market over the short term due to sluggish economic growth seen in the region. However, the absolute demand growth in the European market is likely to surpass the North American market. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Emerging Opportunities for Quantum Dots http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D87B-01-00-00-00 Quantum dots (QDs) can be defined as nanoscale semiconducting materials whose optical properties strongly differ according to its physical size due to quantum mechanical effects. QDs are able to absorb and emit photons within a narrow spectral range according to the particle size. Suspended in liquid media, QDs enable coating of the material through a variety of low-cost techniques, such as spin coating, spray, and dip coating among many other large-surface coating procedures. The distinctive features of QDs are attributed to its ability to tune light emission to a specific wavelength as well as its ability to use a single semiconducting material to emit different wavelengths by using particles of different sizes. Such distinct properties of QD enable generation of a white light output from red and green light coupled with a blue light-emitting diode (LED) light source. This leads to improvement in color gamut compared to yellow Cerium-doped Yttrium aluminum garnet (Ce:YAG) phosphors. Additionally, energy efficiency is enhanced as QDs re-emit most of the incoming light energy. QDs find significant use in photovoltaics and medical devices applications. However, commercial use is certainly focused on displays. Complementary technologies such as 3D printing and 4K and 8K ultra-high-definition (UHD) displays are enabling QDs to enhance consumer visual experience. Recent innovations in QDs are focused on addressing environmental concerns related to the presence or absence of cadmium or other heavy metals. Cadmium-free QDs exhibit higher growth rate due to their positive impact on products that are likely to be subjected to safety and environmental regulations. The technology and innovation report covers the following topics: - Technology trends and developments - Key innovations and stakeholders - Applications landscape - Drivers and Challenges - Market potential, trends, and opportunities - Patent and Funding Trends and Key insights - Technology roadmap - Strategic perspectives on emerging growth opportunities Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of Global Flooring Materials Market, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME2D-01-00-00-00 Construction is one of the key industries of the world s leading economies. Rise in construction spends is expected to drive the growth of building materials. Flooring systems are among the key building materials, and include hard and soft floor coverings. Apart from floor coverings, flooring adhesives have also been taken into account and together are defined as flooring materials in this study. The flooring materials market in this study is analyzed for end-industries including commercial, residential, and industrial construction. The major end-user types are project management companies (PMCs), building owners, and tenants. Major materials involved in the market are resilient, non-resilient, and soft coverings; the materials commonly used in flooring are ceramics, vinyl, laminates, and carpets. Adhesives are selected for an application based on the flooring material. Commonly used adhesives are acrylics, cementitious, and polyurethane (PU). The flooring materials market currently gains a large portion of its revenues from the residential construction segment that is driven by a robust growth in demand for remodeling as well as new construction due to economic prosperity in various regions. Additionally, a significant growth in development of the commercial construction segment propels the growth of this market in regions such as Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific (APAC). Non-resilient flooring materials dominate the flooring materials market, while resilient flooring is being driven by the growth of luxury vinyl tiles (LVTs). In the flooring adhesives space, water-based adhesives are gaining prominence due to the increasing need for environmental sustainability and a requirement for low volatile organic compound (VOC) emitting products. APAC is the biggest and the fastest growing region with high potential from the residential, commercial, and industrial construction segment. The market is also impacted by mega trends pertaining to the organizing of events such as World Expo 2020, Summer Olympics 2020, and FIFA World Cup 2022. The flooring materials market is highly competitive and sees the participation of 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 smaller market participants who are predominantly regional based. However, the larger market participants increasingly engage in mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures among themselves and also 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 market faces regulatory pressures from organizations such as US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and Conformit Europ enne (or the CE Label) that mandate the use of products with lower VOC emissions and call for the elimination of heavy metals. There is an increasing trend of customers moving to water-based flooring adhesives 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. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of Plastics and Polymers Used in the Global Consumer Goods Market, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME2C-01-00-00-00 The term consumer goods encompasses a gamut of products, ranging from housewares to footwear to electrical appliances. Manufacturing of such a wide range of products developed on the basis of varying consumer needs across the globe entails the use of numerous materials, including a variety of plastics and polymers. Growing demand for consumer goods underpinned by rapid urbanization, increasing discretionary spending, and proliferation of e-commerce coupled with the ever-increasing focus on ensuring sustainability across the value chain is likely to engender a dynamic period for the industry, especially on the materials front. Accordingly, a study on various plastics and polymers for consumer goods applications becomes all the more important. Asia Pacific, by far, is the market leader owing to its dominant share in global consumer goods output. Favorable macroeconomic outlook coupled with changing consumer preferences is expected to help achieve a moderate-high growth in consumption of the considered materials for consumer goods applications in the region. Whereas, in Latin America, the recovery following a period of economic downturn in most countries is expected to augur well for market growth over the forecast period. The global market is characterized by presence of several large participants and a host of small- and mid-sized companies operating globally and/or regionally. Amidst a period of lackluster organic growth, major incumbents have increasingly been focusing on mergers & acquisitions in order to unlock stakeholder value and strengthen their position in an ever-competitive market. Further, there has been an increasing focus on developing specific grades for specialty, high-end applications including appliances and housewares as against commoditized offerings. Stringent regulations and policies coupled with increasing sense of responsibility towards the environment have prompted the incumbents to channelize efforts towards adopting greener alternatives and, in certain cases, non-plastic ones.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The intent of this study is to quantify the consumption of various plastics and polymers across a considered set of applications and to indicate the corresponding dollar values for the same over 2017-2024. The material groups considered in the study include commodity polymers (polypropylene, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, and polystyrene), engineering polymers (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, polyamides, polycarbonate and polyoxymethylene), thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), and polyurethanes. Further, application groups considered in this study include appliances & equipment, furniture, footwear, housewares, and toys, sporting goods & leisure.

Thus study analyzes the current market size in terms of volumes and revenues based on the weighted average prices of products in the marketplace. It also presents a seven-year growth forecast (CAGR) for the regional markets and segments under consideration.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Nanotechnology Innovations for Healthcare, Energy, Flexible Electronics, and Aviation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-72-00-00 This issue of the Nanotechnology TOE covers the latest innovations in the field of nanocoatings for solar panels, graphene for batteries production, and carbon nanotubes-based coatings to prevent ice build-up on aircraft. These innovations can be used in various applications such as energy and industrial processing, and healthcare. Additionally, this TOE includes an innovation focused on simple production of nanosensors and nanoarrays to detect cancer cells, silk-based nanostructures for flexible electronics, tunable metamaterials for healthcare applications, and auxetic material for body armor. A novel nanotribological 3D printing technology for additive manufacturing of nanostructures, and a microstructure layered material for improved efficiency of perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells are also presented in the TOE. 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: Perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells, self-cleaning coating, nanosensor, CMOS production, graphene, graphene lithium batteries, cancer detection, carbon nanotubes, CNT, silk-based materials, auxetic material, metamaterial, nanotribological printing, 3D printing, additive manufacturing, AM Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Developments in Super-hydrophobic, Protective, and Anti-Fouling Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-A3-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE showcases a unique nanoscale glass coating, which could be applied on mobile touchscreens to eliminate the transmission of mobile touch borne diseases. A roof coating, which can eliminate the risk of water permeation in roofs to maintain durable buildings for years, is also discussed. Also highlighted is an adhesion promoter, which when applied between coatings can eliminate the need of sanding. Finally, a copper-free coating additive, which acts as a bio-repellent for marine coatings to prevent bio-fouling from algae and barnacles is also discussed. 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: Super hydrophobic, self-cleaning, protective coatings, adhesion promoters Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Developments in Cathode Materials, Composite Materials, and Macroporous Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-A3-00-00 Significant breakthroughs in cathode materials, composite materials, and macroporous materials are seen to be driving the high-tech materials business. Sodium (Na), which is resource-abundant, inexpensive, and whose chemical properties are close to those of lithium, is receiving significant attention as a promising alternative for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) as a cathode material. Also, development of new hydrothermal methods for developing materials fopr large scale energy storage is being viewed as a promising solution due to the method s ability to produce materials with relatively high energy density and at a lower cost. Further, the current growing demand is toward developing portable electronic devices, such as hybrid electric vehicles, cell phones, and laptops. This development of appropriate new generation energy storage devices is driven by significant interest toward composite materials. An increased interest is also observed for developing new macroporous functional materials that are developed using intrinsically conducting polymers (ICPs). This is due to the growing demand for the development of electrorheological fluids, organic lightweight batteries, and conductive packaging. With regard to development of battery materials, the focus has been on materials that enable a high surface area, are extremely lightweight and have high charging capability. These materials enable development of high performing futuristic battery solutions and are thus gaining high interest. Overall, researchers are working toward incremental developments in synthesizing new materials and developing new methods for synthesis to enable new industrial and commercial benefits. The innovations profiled in this issue of the High-Tech Materials TOE are recent research innovations focused towards energy storage solutions and their synthesis methods that suit the new consumer and environmental needs of the day. 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: Nanocomposites, combustion synthesis, macroporous materials, chemical oxidative polymerization, supercapacitors, composite materials, lithium-ion battery, hydrothermal method, cathode material, combustion synthesis Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of Global Rigid Plastic Packaging Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2ED-01-00-00-00 A rigid plastic material is defined as a material that exhibits no elastic deformation and perfect plastic deformation. Thus, the rigid plastics cannot be easily squeezed and are generally self-supporting and free-standing. Rigid plastics are well suited for packaging as these are lightweight, break- and shatter-proof, and easy on pocket. Rigid plastics including caps, closures, cups, and bottles are used for various packaging related applications. From caps and closures for cosmetic products, simple tubs and trays for yogurt to plastic bottles used in pharmaceuticals, the application of rigid plastics are wide and extensive. The production process for the manufacturing of rigid plastic products is equally wide and is different for each product type, ranging from extrusion and blow molding to injection molding. There are various factors that have promoted the use of rigid plastic packaging products among the consumers. Increasing demand from end-use industries such food & beverage and pharmaceuticals, changing consumer preferences for convenient packaging, and new product and technology innovations have supported the market growth. The food and beverage manufacturers have focused on efficient packaging systems that would ensure safe food supply and long-term storage, thus extending a product s shelf life. This makes the food & beverages industry as one of the biggest users of rigid plastic packaging. In addition, rigid plastic products such as vials also find application in pharmaceutical industry. The products used to store pharmaceutical products should fulfill the necessary functional requirements such as chemical compatibility, hygiene, and sustainability. As the rigid plastic products such as fitments or vials are chemically unreactive, they do not react with the drugs contained in them and, hence, preserve the formulation of the drug. Moreover, with the population turning more conscious and aware about the ingredients they consume in their food, innovative trends such as smart packaging seems to further uplift the rigid plastics packaging market. Smart packaging includes the incorporation of microchips in food packages to provide accurate information about packaged product. Furthermore, intelligent packaging, which involves the use of temperature indicators to provide information about the history of package and quality of food, further expands the innovation standards of the rigid plastic packaging market. Although plastics, with its ever-expanding application areas, have delivered many benefits to the society, the environmental impact associated with its production and disposal has raised serious concerns. Moreover, the emergence and preference of flexible packaging is restraining the market for rigid packaging. This is primarily due to the fact that flexible packaging uses fewer resources and their process of manufacturing also consumes less energy compared to that by rigid plastics. The market of rigid plastics packaging is fragmented with numerous global as well as local participants. Acquisition and mergers to expand the customer base and strengthen the market position has been a significant strategy adopted by the participants in the market. For instance, in November 2016, Amcor acquired the North American rigid plastics blow molding operations of Sonoco Products Company. As a part of the acquisition, Amcor gained control over six production sites in the US and one in Canada, which significantly enhanced Amcor s product offerings. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 ASEAN Aquaculture Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA20-01-00-00-00 This study provides an analysis of sustainability in the ASEAN aquaculture industry, with a specific focus on the current status of the three leading producers in the region Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand. Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food production sector in the world, fuelled by stagnating global capture fisheries, rising global protein demand, and rapid population growth. At present, ASEAN is the second-largest aquaculture producing region in the world. Growth in ASEAN aquaculture is driven by the steady development of industries in Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand. In order to maintain seafood supplies from ASEAN, aquaculture practices in the region will be required to address the challenges pertaining to feed and seed quality, minimise disease outbreaks, and mitigate the deleterious impacts of farming operations on the environment. Issues such as climate change, growing concerns on the environment and food safety amongst consumers, and security of supply and scarcity of raw materials are the key drivers for addressing sustainability challenges in ASEAN. As global marine supplies shrink and ecosystems become increasingly fragile, sustainable aquaculture will become increasingly important in the ASEAN region. ASEAN aquaculture producers are in a position to strategically implement sustainability protocols (environmental and social) as a unique selling point for their products in order to increase their value, particularly for exports. The most significant barriers to the sustainable management of ASEAN aquaculture industry are: lack of effective regulations, limited availability of resources and support services, and inability to leverage advanced technologies. Although efforts have been made to adopt policies and establish regulatory frameworks to properly develop and manage sustainable aquaculture practices, several countries in the region are still lagging behind. The implementation of more ecologically-sound management practices is fundamentally constrained by the lack of financial and skilled human resources. Thus, issues of poverty and urbanisation need to be addressed in order to effectively manage the sustainable development of ASEAN aquaculture. In order to achieve this, the public and private sectors will be required to work collaboratively to create effective and efficient sustainability solutions. The technologies currently available for sustainable aquaculture include: feed alternatives, hatchery produced seed, gene and breeding technology, biosecurity monitoring technologies, water purifying agents, holding systems, and advanced harvesting methods. However, the large-scale adoption of such biotechnological innovations in ASEAN is constrained, as their cost is exorbitant for small-scale farmers who continue to form the foundation of aquaculture in the region. The ongoing development of biotechnological innovations for aquaculture will depend on the willingness of the ASEAN aquaculture industry to work collaboratively with scientists and the international donor community on related research, capacity building, and infrastructure development. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Industrial and Commercial Applications of Graphene http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D835-00-32-00-00 This edition of Future Tech TOE covers industrial and commercial applications of graphene. It gives an overview of the different ways to synthesize graphene and the different forms and properties of graphene. It also covers the different application areas of graphene, innovations, and requirements for the key application sectors. The TOE also includes trends in different regions such as Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. This issue also includes IP trends analysis and a technology roadmap. The Future Tech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures emerging innovations in research and development, or profiles 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 & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Graphene, batteries, sensors, electronics, filtration, biomedical, composites, energy, coatings Fri, 7 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Microbiome Research, Sentiment Analysis, Self-healing Coatings, Superhydrophobic Coatings, and Nanomaterials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-97-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts the current landscape and the new trends in a series of developments associated with microbiome research and an intelligent system for movie recommendations. It also focuses on innovations in self-healing coatings, superhydrophobic coatings, and nanomaterials. 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: Microbiome, micelles-based coatings, superhydrophobic coatings, nanomaterials, self-healing coatings Fri, 7 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Analyst Perspectives on Emerging Opportunities for Graphene Oxide http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-A2-00-00 This issue of High Tech Materials TOE presents analyst perspectives on emerging opportunities for graphene oxide. The TOE is focused on various applications such as filtration, membranes, sensors, lubricants, aerogels, and composites. It also covers IP trends analysis and key applications of graphene oxide. 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: Graphene oxide, membranes, filtration, lubricants, aerogels, composites, sensors Fri, 7 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Developments in Thin Film Nanocoatings, Synthesis of ZnO Coatings, Carbon-free Nanocoatings, and Titania Nanocoatings on Silica Nanoparticles http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-A2-00-00 Significant breakthroughs in thin film nanocoatings, synthesis of ZnO coatings, carbon-free nanocoatings, and titania nanocoatings for applications as anti-corrosion coatings, energy storage, food and beverages, and as architectural coatings are seen to be driving the advanced coatings and surface technologies business. It is observed that coatings are gaining high interest when they incorporate multifunctional properties such as hydrophobicity and self-healing. Also, new methods have been developed to produce coatings wherein the heat treatment temperature is of 300 degrees C, which is much lower than that of traditional solid-state annealing methods; this breakthrough has enabled solutions to overcome drawbacks of lithium-based storage devices pertaining to ageing and robustness. Today, nanocoatings are playing a vital role in increasing the efficiency and performance in industries by enabling advantages such as high temperature resistance. Further, fabricating of coatings with photocatalytic activity that is higher than that of commercial TiO2 for building exteriors and development of the coatings that have transparency, which is close to transmittance of bare glass has been obtained by using ZnO are a key area of interest. Researchers are working toward incremental developments to enable new industrial and commercial benefits of nanocoatings, the innovations profiled in this issue of the Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE are recent research innovations that are focused toward high performance of 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: ZnO nanocoatings, zinc acetate, polymeric thin film nanocoatings, sol-gel method, functionalized ZnO coatings, ultra-fine core-shell nanoparticles, titania nanocoatings Fri, 7 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of Global Wood Adhesives Market, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME19-01-00-00-00 Wood adhesives are adhesive types used to bond wooden substrates to other wooden or non-wooden substrates. They find important applications in the manufacture of wood products in end-use industries primarily furniture, building & construction, shipbuilding, arts & crafts, and sports & entertainment. These key end-use industries pertaining to consumption of wood adhesives have been considered during the course of the research study conducted at a global level. Wood adhesives find applications for a variety of substrates such as LDF, MDF, HDF, OSB, plywood panels, CLT and LVL, which have been discussed in detail in this report. The main resin chemistries used for formulation of wood adhesives are also discussed in the report and mainly comprise urea-formaldehyde-based, melamine-urea-formaldehyde-based, melamine-formaldehyde-based, phenol-formaldehyde-based, isocyanate-based, polyurethane-based, polyolefin-based, polyamide-based, ethyl vinyl acetate-based and polyvinyl acetate-based resin chemistries. Key challenges facing wood adhesives manufacturers and end-users are long-term conformations to emission regulations and developing products with commercially attractive price-to-performance ratios. Manufacturers have also been strategizing to provide superior technical support to customers to help improve adhesive application efficiency and also the bonding quality. There has been a rapid growth in the economies of China, India and Latin American countries, leading to a rapid increase in the purchasing power of the respective populations. This has been leading to a rapid growth of the furniture and building & construction industries in China, India, and Southeast Asian countries. This has also been resulting in a spurt in demand for wood products used for manufacture in these industries, and thereby for wood adhesives. A similar fast growth has been observed for these industries in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and Argentina in Latin America as well. A lower adhesive weight-per-wood weight ratio or the demonstration of special properties has been helping to aid premium pricing of specific wood adhesive products that has been driving the market size of wood adhesives by revenue. The rate of curing of the wood adhesive, the ease of its application, and the versatility of a single wood adhesive product to bond multiple varieties of wood substrate types and species have been important criteria for the costing of wood adhesive products. Also, the ability of the wood adhesive to display enough tack to ensure strength for handling the wood composite prior to final bonding is also an important product characteristic needed to gain competitive advantage. Asia Pacific is the largest market for wood adhesives with large-scale manufacturing of low-cost furniture products in China, India, and Southeast Asia and a simultaneous proliferation of the regional building & construction industry. Hence, major global wood adhesive manufacturers such as Henkel Adhesive Technologies, BASF SE, and Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC have been focusing on strengthening and augmenting their sales & distribution channels in this region. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Graphene and Graphene Oxide http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-A1-00-00 This issue of High Tech Materials TOE showcases some of the major developments in graphene and graphene-based composites across the globe. A few manufacturing processes that would enable improved yield of high quality graphene have been showcased. A graphene oxide-based membrane that is suitable for water remediation has been discussed. The TOE also highlights a sensor synthesized with graphene, which could disrupt the agricultural segments by monitoring the water movement from roots to leaves in crops. Finally, non allergenic fabrics infused with graphene, which could provide not just comfort, but also modulate the body temperature of the user are also showcased. 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: Polycrystalline copper foils, anti-microbial fabrics, graphene oxide sensors, polysulfone Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Coatings for Improving Hard-wearing, Biocompatible, Light Capture, Heat-rejection, and Non-stick Properties http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-A1-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers chemical vapor deposition (CVD) tungsten carbide-based coatings that are used to provide weather resistance properties to subsea drilling tools, hydrophilic coatings for upconverting nanoparticles that are used in medical imaging applications, windows coatings for harnessing energy from the sun, heat-rejecting coatings for keeping buildings cool, and silicone coatings for imparting non-stick and slippage properties to surfaces. 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: Chemical vapor deposition, CVD, subsea tools, upconverting nanoparticles, bioimaging, solar coatings, smart windows, silicone coatings, non-stick Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Global Food and Beverages Processing and Packaging Equipment Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2E0-01-00-00-00 There is a growing demand for food products globally due to several factors. These include: population growth, increasing disposable income, and rising awareness on health and wellness among older and younger populations. These factors have not only contributed to the greater need for processing and packaging equipment, but also forced food processors to look for advanced technologies that are more efficient and offer higher production output compared to the traditional machines. In this edition of the Agriculture & Nutrition Opportunity Engine Series, global growth opportunities in the food and beverages processing and packaging equipment market are explored in detail with an emphasis on key growth factors across end-application segments, global and regional market trends, technologies, and product innovations. Global food and beverages processing equipment market revenue is expected to record a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% by 2022 to reach $56,434.2 million, with significant demand for equipment across different end applications. The global food and beverages packaging equipment market revenue is expected to record a CAGR of 5.9% by 2022 to reach $22,166.8 million. Top participants in the global food and beverages processing equipment market GEA, Illinois Tool Works, Buhler, Alfa Laval, Tetra Pak, John Bean Technologies, and Marel hold a 26.1% market share. Top participants in the global food and beverages packaging equipment market Krones AG, Sealed Air Corp, Sidel, Bosch Packaging Technology, and Tetra Pak hold a 65.4% market share.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This research covers the global food processing and packaging equipment market. The regions covered in the study include North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Rest of the World (RoW) (Middle East and Africa).

The study is segmented into different end applications such as beverages; fruits and vegetables; meat, fish, and poultry; grains; industrial bakery; and dairy.

The equipment scope includes all processing and packaging machineries/equipment used across different end applications. Processing equipment includes cooking kettles, filters, homogenizers, pasteurizers, mixers/blenders, fruit presses/pulpers/juicers, holding tanks, separators, brine injectors, dough dividers and rounders, purifiers, and many more. Packaging equipment include aseptic packaging/filling, FFS (form, fill, seal) packaging machines, bottling, canning, and others.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the future of the food processing and packaging equipment market, and what are the key challenges that will impact the market in future?
  • How do macroeconomic factors determine the necessity for advances in technology and new product innovations, and how do they impact the final consumer?
  • What are the most important technology innovations across food processing and packaging segments that will record the highest growth, and how are these likely to change in future?
  • What are the primary consumer factors that will contribute to the overall growth and growth mix in the food processing and packaging equipment market across different end applications?
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Global Biomedical Adhesives and Sealants Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2E3-01-00-00-00 This research study covers the global market for adhesives and sealants used for biomedical applications. Adhesives and sealants in this study cover synthetic products such as cyanoacrylates, polyethylene glycol, and acrylates, along with their natural counterparts such as collagen, fibrin, and albumin. It also covers specific product trends related to hydrogels. Moreover, the brand mapping in the study gives a clear picture of the market competition. The biomedical applications refer to internal applications, external applications, dental care, and orthopedic and ophthalmological care. The study covers only skin-related applications and does not include adhesives and sealants used in medical devices. The internal applications cover cardio, pulmonary, vascular, and neurological surgeries, while the external applications cover wound care and tissue bonding.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

The study includes regional market analysis for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. Following are some of the key findings of the market.

  • Certain products such as cyanoacrylates are used for both internal and external applications, whereas products such as hydrogels are exclusively used for internal applications.
  • Internal applications are expected to lead the market across all regions.
  • Clinical and safety advantages offered by biomedical adhesives and sealants, such as less operating time, lower infection rate, good cosmetic results, immediate wound sealing, and ease of use, over the traditional techniques of sutures and staples are expected to boost the growth of the biomedical adhesives and sealants market during the forecast period.
  • Factors such as regulatory issues, long gestation period, and time-consuming, detail-oriented, and expensive documentation create high market-entrance barriers.
  • The global biomedical adhesives and sealants market is consolidated among 3 global participants’ highly regarded products and service offerings, enabling them to retain their market positions.
  • North America held the majority share of the global biomedical adhesives and sealants market. However, Asia-Pacific is likely to witness the highest growth rates during the forecast period.
  • Revenue growth in developing countries will be boosted if companies could offer biomedical adhesives and sealants at lower prices, as the substitute technologies are more cost effective and, hence, acquire a majority of the market share.
  • Market participants are focusing on developing natural products with prolonged shelf life to meet the rising demand from the import-driven regions of Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Mexico.
  • Providing quality products at lower prices will eventually help in improving the adoption rates in emerging regions. This will further accelerate the demand for biomedical adhesives and sealants in the emerging regions.
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Emerging Protein Sources for Fish Feed http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D835-00-31-00-00 This edition of Future Tech TOE covers emerging alternative protein sources for fish feed. The challenge facing the aquaculture industry is to identify economically viable and environmentally friendly alternatives to fish meal and fish oil on which many present aquafeeds are largely based. With wild capture fisheries at their limit of exploitation under the current management regime, there is an increasing need to augment their use with alternative, non-marine ingredients. This Future Tech TOE captures innovations addressing the alternative fish protein needs, its impact on aquaculture efficiency and technology readiness level, market drivers and challenges, and also presents a patent analysis of the space. The Future Tech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures emerging innovations in research and development, or profiles 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 Energy and Environment cluster provides global insights and intelligence on a wide variety of disruptive emerging technologies and platforms ranging from energy storage, advanced batteries, solar and wind energy, to unconventional oil, bioenergy, geothermal energy, and energy transmission. Keywords: Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS), fishmeal, fish oil, single cell protein, black soldier fly, Krill, lauric acid, gut health Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Developments in Nanomaterials for Optics, Functional Metalenses, and Multifunctional Composites http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-A0-00-00 The innovations profiled in this High-tech Materials TOE are recent research innovations that are focused toward new nanomaterials to suit the consumer and environmental need of the day in high-tech materials. Significant breakthroughs in nanomaterials for applications in optics and extraction of radioactive ions, and 2D materials for constructing functional metalenses, self-monitoring anocomposite materials are some of the key trends driving the high-tech materials business. In the water treatment industry, nanomaterials are being widely used to prevent hazardous materials in effluents from being disposed in the environment. Development of extremely lightweight 2D materials with large surface area and high charging capability is also gaining high interest as these materials enable developing high performing optical solutions that can be used in diverse wavelengths. Currently, nanomaterials are also playing a vital role in increasing the water repellency of mortar by enabling advantages such as increasing life of the structure, and providing high stability. 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: Cerium oxide and cadmium oxide nanomaterials, silane enriched nanomaterials, magnetic iron oxide/carbon nanomaterials, 2D materials, functional metalenses, self-monitoring nanocomposite materials Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Functional Coatings and Surfaces http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-A0-00-00 In this issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE, TechVision has identified innovative technology developers and market forces shaping the functional coatings industry. Coating technology development has progressed significantly in the past 5 years enabled by new possibilities in achieving patterns, textures, and functionalities in nanoscale dimensions on a wide variety of substrates. Innovative approaches to engineer these high value functionalities have unlocked opportunities for plant operators, product developers, and OEMs across different industries to offer differentiated products and services that enhance customer experience. Industry stakeholders in aerospace, oil and gas, chemical processing, and construction are exposed to huge economic risks if the functional integrity of their machinery and equipment are compromised due to corrosion. Therefore, self-cleaning, omniphobic, and anti-corrosive functionalities have become a must-have for components exposed to constant abrasive forces in applications such as fluid treatment, purification, separation, and fluid transport pipelines. In medical device segment, a new wave of coating innovation aims to combine the benefits of lubricious and anti-fouling surfaces with tunable binding characteristics to improve human diagnostics experience and implant success rates. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Omniphobic, glove coatings, nanofiber arrays, tunable functionality, medical implant, filtration, sensing Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Hybrid Manufacturing: Technology Roadmapping and Opportunities http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D875-01-00-00-00 Rapid proliferation of three-dimensional (3D) printing technology in the industrial arena has attracted manufacturers and consumers to adopt the technology widely. Also awareness of the technology has led to the innovative option of merging additive and subtractive additive manufacturing techniques. The hybrid manufacturing technique or system often comprises direct energy deposition, powder bed fusion and milling techniques. Addition of milling option to additive manufacturing provides high quality products with improved surface finish, thus resulting in improvised solutions for design engineers. The technical attributes of hybrid manufacturing overhaul existing conventional techniques and have created footprint in sectors such as oil and gas, aerospace, and automotive. Business models are also evolving toward leasing of machinery, providing hybrid systems as a service in the manufacturing arena. This will increase the bandwidth of industries that the hybrid manufacturing systems service. Aerospace is one of the major industries impacted by the introduction of hybrid 3D printers. The technology is expected to improve tolerances, geometrics, and surface areas. 3D printing itself can enable production of lightweight components. 3D printed metal parts can reduce the weight of an airplane by about 7%. The technology and innovation report assesses opportunities for hybrid manufacturing systems, and provides insights on technology development scenario for the near-, medium-, and long-term. Growth opportunities for hybrid systems in different applications are also assessed. The technology and innovation report addresses the following questions: a) What is the significance and attractiveness of hybrid manufacturing technology? b) What are the key factors influencing adoption of hybrid systems over conventional techniques? c) What are the market potential and key trends impacting opportunities? d) How does research and patent scenario impact development? e) Who are the major companies working in hybrid manufacturing and what is the impact of their development? f) What will be the technology development scenario in the near-, medium-, and long- term and related growth opportunities? Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000