Frost.com - Chemicals, Materials, Food and PPE Research http://www.frost.com/c/10057/home.do - Chemicals, Materials, Food and PPE Research Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:14:30 Asia-Pacific Power Cable Materials Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9D8-01-00-00-00 This research service focuses on power cable non-conducting materials including insulation materials and jacketing materials in the Asia Pacific region. The timeframe covered by the research is 2013 to 2023, the base year being 2016. The market is forecast from 2017 to 2023. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nanosensing Innovations for the Healthcare Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-64-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE covers innovations in sensors for the healthcare industry. The profiled innovations include a portable device for flu virus examination, a bacteria-based ink for 3D printing, wearable devices for measuring hydration level in the human body, and a wearable fluorescent microscope for nanoscale analysis. A comparative analysis of innovations and IP landscape for nanosensors in the healthcare industry are also presented. 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: Nanosensor, flu virus diagnosis, hydration level, silver nanowires, fluorescent analysis, 3D printing, bacteria-based ink Fri, 8 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Material Developments for the Transportation and Construction Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-6F-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE profiles innovations showcasing lightweight, high strength materials in the US and Germany for the transportation and construction industries. It features innovative aluminum foam sandwiches for the ship building industry, an organic photovoltaic technology to replace traditional solar cells with good energy storage properties, and other potential next generation materials. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Organic photovoltaics, aluminum foams, chloro fluro carbons, thermoplastic elastomers, water purification strategies Fri, 8 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Coatings for Boiler Fittings, Wind Turbines, Nickel Catalysts, and Anti-fouling Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-6F-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers advanced coatings for boiler fittings, wind turbines, anti-fouling technologies for marine applications, and two pre-commercialized nanocoatings that can enhance the light absroption capability of a germanium molecule and the catalytic properties of a nickel catalyst which in the future could also be leveraged in the filtration industry. 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: Nanocoatings, germanium, nanoshells, anti-fouling coatings, heat resistivity Fri, 8 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Food Preservation and Food Processing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-6F-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in food processing and preservation. The TOE focuses on the development of various innovative films and coatings, and food adulteration detection techniques aimed to prevent contamination of food and improve its shelf life. It also provides intelligence on technologies, processes, and strategic insights on novel food processing technologies for converting waste resources into edible food and beverage products. 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 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: Poultry waste, pollulan, phages, food adulteration, edible films, tofu whey, biotransformation, isoflavone, antioxidant Fri, 8 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Animal Feed Probiotic Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9B7-01-00-00-00 Probiotics are playing an increasingly important role in the animal feed industry. The use of probiotics improves animal health as well as increases nutrient utilization from the feed. Probiotics have been scientifically proven to offer benefits in improving the composition and balance of the intestinal microflora, and have been demonstrated to be as efficacious as the previously used prophylactic synthetic antimicrobial growth promoters (AGP). Additionally, they have an immune-enhancing effect and have been suggested to be influential in the prevention and control of bacterial diseases. The global animal feed probiotic market is projected to reach USD 1,746.5 million by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.5% from 2017 to 2022.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

  • Probiotics are increasingly used in all sectors of animal and aquaculture production, although their application differs in focus for each animal species. Their consumption continues to increase as a result of consumer demands for alternatives to synthetic AGP, as they are natural products with wider applications.
  • The market for probiotics in animal feed is segmented by region, with North America accounting for the largest share in 2016, followed by Europe and Asia Pacific, respectively.
  • The primary factor driving the probiotics market would be the European Union’s (EU) ban on AGP in animal feed. The EU governing body has completely removed all synthetic AGP products from animal feed, commencing with the banning of avoparcin in 1997. This was followed by bans on tylosin phosphate, zinc bacitracin, virginiamycin and spiramycin in 1999. The EU directive 1831/2003, which legislates all feed additives for animal nutrition, has been implemented in full since January 2016.
  • There has been a steady increase in the demand for natural feed additives to improve the efficiency of animal production, in order to replace AGP products. With synthetic antimicrobials added to animal feed and being used for the past 55 years, there have been significant concerns over AGP removal, gauging from the reactions of end users.

 

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Global Animal Feed Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9CF-01-00-00-00 Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) are essential nutrients but are not normally produced by animals in any significant quantity. Adding DHA + EPA to animal feed helps to enhance fertility, enhance sperm count, enhance the viability of young, improve skin conditions, improve growth rate, improve feed conversion, and increase omega-3 content of meat and eggs. The inclusion of omega-3 in animal feed helps reduce inflammation, thereby reducing the intensity of allergies from flea bites, through contact and food. This is a common scenario among pets, and the consumption of omega-3-rich food products resolves this concern. In addition, omega-3 lessens skin scaling disorders, thereby promoting healthy skin. The importance of omega-3 is also emphasized by animal health organizations such as the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), which enforces regulations for manufacturers to indicate the required allowances of omega-3 in food supplements. This is expected to have a positive influence on the animal feed market. The global animal feed DHA+EPA market is forecast to witness robust growth and is expected to reach $86.8 million in 2021, registering a compounded growth rate of 4.5% during the forecast period. An increase in the number of reported health benefits backed by scientific findings is expected to drive the omega-3 adoption rate in the animal feed industry. Several governments from around the world have published dietary recommendations about the intake of omega-3 fortified foods to curb the rising cost of medical care. Asia-Pacific is an emerging market in terms of the consumption of omega-3 products in animal feed. The expanding health-conscious population and the rising disposable income are the major factors driving demand. Furthermore, due to increased awareness in countries such as the United States and Canada, North America prevails as the largest contributor in terms of consumption of omega 3 (DHA+EPA). Besides India and China, countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore in Southeast Asia are constantly innovating products to cater to regional demand. For instance, companies in Malaysia offer Halal products, thereby promoting their products to Southeast Asian countries, which is a distinct factor that other nations lack. However, increasing concerns about the safety and sustainability of fish omega-3 ingredient sources is expected to restrain overall market growth. Furthermore, rising ocean temperature is anticipated to limit the availability of global marine life; this will also be a challenge for the growth of the DHA+EPA ingredient market. In addition, the DHA+EPA market is relatively fragmented at the global level. However, with increasing demand, competitive pricing, and proven efficacy of products, the top 3 competitor s market share will increasingly consolidate market leadership. Furthermore, manufacturers are constantly investing in R&D and innovative technologies that provide superior capabilities such as quality, purity, and high concentrates, besides catering to multiple end applications. Some of the leading producers in the segment include companies such as DSM, Alltech and Roquette, among others. Thu, 7 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Materials for Metal 3D Printing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-6E-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials covers the latest innovations in the field of metal 3D printing. The materials that are used mostly are titanium, stainless steel, inconel, copper, nickel, and aluminum. The key application segments are aerospace & defense, biomedical applications such as orthopedic and dental implants as well as artificial knee and hip replacement surgeries. North America is the most dominant region in terms of adoption of metal 3D printing. 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: Metal 3D printing, titanium, stainless steel, inconel, copper, nickel, aluminum, aerospace, defense, biomedical, orthopedic, dental, implants, artificial knee, hip Fri, 1 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Self-healing, Radiation-protective, Atomic Layer Deposition, Solar Cell, and Graphene Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-6E-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE focusses on self-healing paint protection films for the automotive aftermarket, protective window films for blocking solar radiation, atomic layer deposition process for forming thin films on surfaces, solar cell coating for increasing the efficiency of solar cells, and graphene coatings for improving the recharging time of smartphone batteries. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Self-healing, automotive, solar film, atomic layer deposition, thin films, solar cell coating, graphene coating, lithium-ion batteries Fri, 1 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Water Quality Monitoring, Biofuels, Bioadhesives, and Biochemicals http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-6E-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in water quality monitoring and biofuels. The TOE also focuses on various innovative technologies for bioadhesives, and biochemicals. 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: Smart water, biofuels, bioadhesives, biochemicals, artificial photosynthesis Fri, 1 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Advances of Nanotechnology in Food Dyeing, Construction, Paper Strength Enhancement, Thermal Energy Storage, and Healthcare http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-63-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE covers innovations in cancer treatment, food dyeing, construction, paper strength enhancement, and thermal energy storage. In thermal energy storage, an innovative phase changing nanofluid has been described that can act as a wonderful tool for thermal energy management. The issue also features a nontoxic dye nanoformulated to replace azo dyes in the food industry. 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: Azo dyes, biomimetics, anti-carcinogenetics, nanoglass, nanofluids, phase changing materials Fri, 1 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Advances in Materials for Alternate Energy, Batteries, Thermal Energy Storage, and Material Synthesis http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-6D-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles recent advances in material science that define new possibilities in solar, thermal, and lithium-ion battery storage. Focus is also on new composites, which aim to improve high temperature performance of materials used in fusion reactors. Also profiled is a new ion substitution process that can potentially transform the way functional materials are synthesized and fine-tuned for applications in solid ion batteries and electronic devices. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Lithium-ion battery, cathode, fusion reactor, ion intercalation, ion substitution, phase changing composites Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Advances in Superhydrophobic, High-solid Content, and Water-based Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-6D-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers recent innovations focused on superhydrophobic coating, high solid content coating, and water-based coating. The coatings can be used for myriad industries including wearable electronics, steel, and construction. The profiled innovations include superhydrophobic coating using multiwalled carbon nanotubes, superhydrophobic coating prepared via simple one-pot route, a transparent superhydrophobic coating using fluorinated polymer foam, a commercialized high solid content coating, and a high performance water-based coating for wall and flooring systems. 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: Transparent superhydrophobic coating, wearable electronic coating, fluorinated polymer foam, water-based coating, high solid content coating Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nanotechnology Innovations in Smart Textiles, Biofuels, Crop Cultivation, and Medicine http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-62-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE covers innovations in healthcare, processing, and optoelectronics, The innovations profiled include a novel polymeric nanoparticles to track damaged tissues, a cost-efficient process to mix oil and water, a drug delivery system, a novel process to impact production of 2D materials, and a color sensing device. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Nanotechnology, polymeric nanoparticles, semiconductor polymer particles, perovskite, color sensor, 2D materials, mobylbdenum trioxide nanosheets Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Human Organ Transplantation, Toxicity Monitoring, Water Desalination, Coatings, and Stroke Detection http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-61-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE profiles innovations in human organ transplantation and stroke detection. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of water toxicity monitoring, desalination, and ice and water-resistant coatings. 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: Organ transplant, stroke detection, water toxicity, smart water, water-resistant coatings Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ultra-high Molecular Weight Polyethylene for Medical Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-6C-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE profiles medical applications of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). The innovations profiled include a composite UHMWPE with excellent oxidation resistance, a composite UHMWPE with excellent oxidation resistance, an antioxidant infused UHMWPE for reduction in potential implant failure rates, and a porous UHMWPE for use as implants in medical 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: UHMWPE, composites, oxidation resistance, antioxidants, implants Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Superhydrophobic Coatings, Electromagnetically Transmittable Coatings, and Anti-corrosion Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-6C-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers the latest innovations in the field of coatings especially superhydrophobic coatings, electromagnetically transmittable coatings, and anti-corrosion coatings. The coatings can be used in a wide variety of industries such as consumer goods, packaging, healthcare, aerospace, automotive, and construction. The TOE also covers innovations based on improving the optical characteristics of telescopes. The issue also has innovations based on the synthesis of anti-corrosive coatings with hydrophobic properties in an environment friendly way. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Coatings, superhydrophobic, electromagnetically transmittable, anti-corrosion, consumer goods, packaging, healthcare, aerospace, automotive, construction Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Prebiotics and Probiotics for Skin Care Cosmetics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-6C-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends across prebiotics and probiotics. Prolonged use of conventional personal skin care products based on mineral oil can lead to several harmful effects to human skin and also result in premature skin aging. This TOE profiles use of prebiotics and probiotics instead of mineral oil for skin care cosmetics. 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: Prebiotics, probiotics, skin care, antioxidants, cosmetics Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nanotechnology Innovations for Smart Textiles, Biofuels, Crop Cultivation, and Healthcare http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-61-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE covers nanotechnology-related developments in smart textiles, biofuels, crop cultivation, and healthcare. The innovations profiled include a novel cooling material and its printing method, an oxidative enzyme to boost the nanocellulose breakdown process, a technology for efficient delivery of fertilizers during crop cultivation, and a technology to target and treat damaged brain cells. 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 transistors, smart textiles, biofuels, crop cultivation, fertilizers Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Technology Breakthroughs Enabling Low-VOC Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7EC-01-00-00-00 Over the last few years environmental regulations have created a huge demand for low- and zero-VOC coating products especially in architectural paint industry. As the growing awareness of consumers toward health and environmental impact of the use of chemical substances, low- VOC coating application has become an important trend across various industries including, automotive, heavy industrial and packaging. Numerous technologies have been applied to enable the low VOC technologies, such as powder coatings, radiation cure, high solid content coating and waterborne coating systems. Within each type of technologies, the selections of raw materials such as resins/binders, pigments, additives and solvents play the important roles to provide high performance and cost-effective coatings. One of the significant transitions in the low VOC coating market is the switching of organic solvent-based to water-based coatings and high solid content coatings in different applications. More research efforts are focusing on the resins and additives modification advancements which can offer expanded functionality to support emerging application while fulfilling the environmental requirements. The low VOC coating market is primarily driven by the increasing demand for green and eco-friendly coatings solution and the raising of stringent regulations. However, some of the limitations in the existing low VOC coating technologies such as low weatherability, narrow color selection and higher cost have hindered the widely adoption of the coatings. R&D investments to develop quality or similar coating product with lower production costs promise ample opportunities for market participants. The key research and development (R&D) of low VOC coating technology will continue to focus on the development of sustainable raw materials and coating formulations to meet the environmental regulation. Currently the initiatives to penetrate the market and gain market share offer ample scope for bio-based raw materials manufacturers. As the market is shifting towards a high functionality coatings, the industry participants which able to provide low VOC coatings with anti-corrosive, high temperature resistance, high weatherability and durable features can definitely capture a greater piece of the market share. This research service (RS) depicts the current technology landscape and the enabling technologies in low VOC coatings, which including: Radiation cure coatings; High solid content coating; Waterborne coatings; Powder coatings; New resins, crosslinkers and additives advancement The study deeply illustrates the following: Technology snapshot, benefits and types Key enabling technologies and innovators who spear-head the development and adoption of low-VOC coatings Industry overview and key stakeholders Factors that impact the adoption of low VOC coating technologies Emerging technology development and adoption trend Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Growth Opportunities in the Chinese Fuel Additives Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9CD-01-00-00-00 The Chinese diesel market is set to grow at a robust pace over the next 5 to 7 seven years as production of diesel vehicles increases and the introduction of China V specifications takes center stage. The implementation of China V regulations is key to the consumption of diesel, and in turn, lubricity improvers (LI) and cold flow (CF) additives. Lubricity improvers are estimated to grow at a strong CAGR of 11.9% between 2016 and 2022 while cold flow additives, which are predominantly used in winter diesel, will grow at a lower CAGR of 2.8%. Excess kerosene availability in China will also be a challenge for the growth of cold flow additives, as it is a cheap alternative. Local players in China currently dominate the supply of LI and CF additives to Sinopec and Petrochina. The local players that dominate the market have excellent relationships with both Sinopec and Petrochina. These relationships are long-standing ones which gives them an edge over new entrants. New companies trying to tap opportunities in the LI and CF market in China are advised to partner with the domestic players, as it will enable them to get a foot in the door with the state-owned enterprises. Owing to these long-standing relationships, the technical specifications set by the refineries are published in such a way that most of these domestic players will qualify. International additive companies have superior technical specifications as compared to domestic players, but these improved specifications are often perceived as premium or expensive. The procurement process for LI and CF is different between Sinopec and Petrochina. While Sinopec is predominantly a consumer of LI, Petrochina is a large consumer of CF, as Petrochina produces larger quantities of winter-grade diesel due to its locations in colder regions across China. While the procurement process for Sinopec is done completely at the headquarter level, the process for the procurement of CF is left to individual Petrochina refineries. This difference in the tender processes has made domestic additive manufacturers increase their sales and marketing staff in order to have a constant presence at the location of various refineries. There are however interesting ways by which international LI and CF players can enter the China market and be successful. One of them is to partner with a strong domestic additive manufacturer. The other option is to provide value-added services such as refinery economics exercises, training workshops for refinery personnel on the advantages of using CF over kerosene as well as joint R&D exercises. These services will go a long way in building relationships with refineries, which is the cornerstone of success in the diesel additive market in China. Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Southeast Asian Aerosol Spray Paints Market for the Two Wheeler Aftermarket, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9D2-01-00-00-00 The aerosol spray paint market is expected to grow for all of the four selected Southeast Asian countries, with Indonesia leading the group in terms of volume and value. Growth in the aerosol spray paint market is closely associated with the population of two wheelers and the number of repainting jobs. On an average, a two wheeler gets repainted every 2 to 3 years in Southeast Asia for maintenance and decorative purposes. There are two variants of aerosol spray pain: one component (1K) and two component (2K). The 1K system is the conventional aerosol spray paint in which the paint is sprayed using a propellant or solvent which is filled into the container along with the paint. The 2K system has two compartments, one containing resin and the other containing a hardener. This hardening agent provides gloss and resistance to the surface. Additionally, the 2K system does not require an extra clear coat. In terms of volume, the overall market is witnessing an adjustment to a lower total consumption of cans. This is because fewer 2K cans are needed to complete the same painting job as compared to 1K cans. In terms of performance, the 2K technology is superior to 1K and is on par with the spray gun technology. Furthermore, the price of 2K is lower and it is easier to use compared to spray guns. Hence, while traditionally, 1K technology has dominated the market, the added benefits of 2K are likely to contribute to market expansion of the 2K technology. Producers of aerosol spray paint mostly sell their products directly to the distributor, hardware stores, dealers/retailers, and eCommerce companies. Purchase decision making varies across different countries. For instance, in Malaysia, end consumers are more aware and use social media to decide the brand to purchase, whereas, in Vietnam, decisions are primarily driven by workshops due to the lack of awareness among consumers. The overall aftermarket is typically segmented into 3 types of workshops: OEM affiliated, insurance affiliated, and shed shops. Two wheeler owners typically prefer visiting shed shops for major repainting jobs, while decorative paint jobs and minor touch ups are typically Do-it-yourself (DIY) or are carried out by shed shops. Overall, Indonesia stands out as the most attractive country, considering the quantum of market as well as the projected growth potential (in both value and volume terms). Vietnam is another country which is expected to experience high market growth and it will become the second largest market after Indonesia by 2020. Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Plastics for the Automotive, Horticulture, 3D Printing, Consumer Goods, and Construction Sectors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-19-00-00 This edition of the Plastics Advisor TOE profiles sustainable plastic alternatives for applications in automotive, horticulture, 3D printing, and consumer goods. It also profiles technologies of biobased plastics made with the aid of microorganisms, and fluorinated plastics using Escherichia coli bacteria strain. In addition, a novel technology that utilizes plastic waste for more sustainable concrete production in the construction sector is presented. 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: Recycled plastics, superadsorbents, soya-derived bioplastics, reinforced plastics, engineered bacteria strain, thermoplastic polyester elastomers, fluorinated bioplastics Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Materials for Biometric Identification, Lightweighting, Battery Catalyst, Self-healing, and Additive Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-6B-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles materials for biometric identification, lightweighting, battery catalyst, self-healing, and additive manufacturing. Innovations profiles include a new perovskite material for the energy industry, a photo-curable self-healing coating system, 3D printing of composites based on polymers and non-woven textiles, and an advanced process for magnesium alloys. 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: Sensors, lightweighting, battery, catalyst, self-healing coatings, additive manufacturing. perovskite material, 3D printing, magnesium alloys Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Corrosion Protection, Antireflective, Sputter, Fire-resistant, and Superhydrophobic Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-6B-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE focuses on recent innovations in corrosion protection coatings for galvanized steel surfaces, biomimetic coatings with antireflective properties, sputter coating devices for electron microscopy application, fire-resistance coatings with low application costs, and superhydrophobic coatings for glass and paper 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: Corrosion protection, galvanized steel, antireflective coating, biomimetic coating, sputter coating, electron microscopy, fire-resistant coating, superhydrophobic coating Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nanomaterial Advancements in the Textile Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-60-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE covers innovations in the textile industry. The profiled innovations include an anti-microbial textile, eco-friendly fabrics using bamboo-based nanoparticles, self-healing fabrics for clothing line, and thermally conductive textile with cooling effect. The competitive landscape for nanomaterials in the textile industry is also discussed. 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: Antibacterial nanocoatings, bamboo charcoal nanoparticles, self-repairing fabrics, boron nitride nanosheets, poly(vinvyl alcohol) Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Animal Feed Protein Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9CE-01-00-00-00 The global animal feed protein market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 2.2% during the forecast period of 2016 and 2022. The overall growth will be primarily driven by the increased awareness of nutritional benefits of using protein and other micro ingredients in the formulation of animal feed. The food industry is expected to face the challenge of feeding more than 9 billion people by 2050, but this offers an opportunity for the animal feed industry, as well. Apart from the population growth that will probably lead to increased demand, consumers are demanding more animal protein, particularly as those in developing countries continue to adopt Westernized lifestyles. Consumers are becoming more affluent, thus their ability to afford more meat has increased. However, how much the increasing demand in developing countries will offset the steady increase in mature regions like Europe remains to be seen. In most countries, regulatory bodies ensure that the feed industry adheres to feed safety, which could be translated to food safety for human consumption. Strict regulations create increased confidence in the quality of feed ingredients manufactured. These regulations are expected to become stronger and have an impact on the market, as governments increasingly work toward ensuring food security and safety. Furthermore, globalization gives rise to increased international trade, which means that countries need to offer good product quality to stay competitive in the global market. More collaboration is expected in the industry, to ensure that issues are tackled globally. Most large participants have a global presence, which offers the participants an understanding of the regulations in different countries. Of all protein sources, Soymeal, a product from the most popular oilseed soya bean, has the highest amount of crude protein. Hence, it is in great demand, particularly in China, the largest importer of soya beans. In addition, feed ingredient manufacturers are likely to try to stay competitive by means of innovation and new product development, which will be achievable through increased investment in R&D. This, in turn, would provide more evidence that can support market growth. In addition, market participants that go the extra mile to provide technical support will have a competitive advantage, as farmers look for information on not just the know how but also the do how . Animal feed protein market is a highly fragmented market, with Sojaprotein and Wilmar garnering a significant market share due to their wide product portfolio, with offerings in almost all segments, and their global presence. Wed, 8 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Materials for Flexible and Printed Electronics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-6A-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE profiles innovations in materials and inks that can be used for the manufacture of printed and flexible electronics. The TOE also highlights the impact of material developments on the printed and flexible electronics industry. 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: Solvent, silver conductive ink, CVD, graphene ink, silver nanowire ink Fri, 3 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Coatings for Chromium Substrates, Metallic Seals, Window Glass, and Nuclear Reactors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-6A-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE focuses on recent innovations in coatings for chromium substrates, metallic seals, window glass, and nuclear reactors. These are some of applications that are driving the advanced coatings and surface technologies business. A corrosion resistant coating for chromium substrates, coatings for mechanical components exposed to high temperatures, composite coatings for application to mechanical seals used in high-temperature applications, and multilayer coatings to withstand normal and accident conditions in nuclear reactors are profiled in this TOE. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Chromium substrates, metallic seals, window glass, nuclear reactors, corrosion resistant coating, heat resistant coating Fri, 3 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Seed and Fertilizer Treatment, Recycling Plastics, Clothing Dye, and Baby Food Preservation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-6A-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in agriculture and sustainable processes. The TOE focuses on various technology innovations in seed and fertilizer treatment improving crop yield. This issue also discusses innovative plastic recycling process, extracting dye from waste husk and technology for developing nutritious baby food. 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: Seed treatment, plastic recycling, neem coated urea, wool dye, sorghum husk, baby food Fri, 3 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nanotechnology Advances in Healthcare, Radioactive Waste Management, and CVD Graphene Growth for Electronics at Low Temperatures http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-5F-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE profiles recent innovations for anti-cancer treatment and nanoparticles that can be used in radioactive waste treatment. In addition, CVD graphene growth at low temperatures for electronics applications and a ultrafast 3D microscope that enables imaging at nano-scale are presented. 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: Anti-cancer treatment, thermal therapy, hyperthermia, 3D imaging, interferometry, radioactive waste treatment, CVD graphene, chemical vapor deposition, magnetic nanoparticles, optical fiber, self-regulating nanoparticles, nanofibers Fri, 3 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Material Innovations Based on Hydrogels for the Manufacturing, Medical, and Adhesive Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-69-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles fiber-reinforced soft composites that are tough and flexible, protein-based photo-responsive hydrogels, ingestible drug delivery materials with prolonged medication release, biocompatible nanofibers based on mussels for production of strong hydrogels, and a bioinspired adhesive film for signal amplification of wearable sensors. 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: Fiber-reinforced soft composites, drug delivery materials, nanofibers, mussels, hydrogels, adhesives, wearable sensors Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Technology Developments in Coatings with Fire Resistance, Low Emissivity, Antistatic Properties, and Low Gloss http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-69-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE profiles transparent fire resistant glazing and fire resistant coatings, glass substrate with low emissivity coatings, antistatic coatings on plastics, low-gloss coatings with high resistance to burnishing, and liquid adhesive coatings for protecting skin and mucous membranes. 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: Fire resistant coatings, antistatic coatings, low-gloss coatings, liquid adhesive coatings Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Bio-solar Cells, Bio-fertilizers, Carbon dioxide Capture and Utilization, and Smart Water Systems http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-69-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in bio-solar cells, carbon dioxide capture and utilization, and smart water meters. The TOE also focuses on a technological innovation for converting of wastewater into sustainable products such as bio-fertilizers and bio-fuels. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. Keywords: Bio-solar cells, carbon capture, smart water meter, bio-fertilizers, wastewater treatment Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanomaterials for Energy Storage Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-5E-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE covers recent innovations in nanomaterials for energy storage applications including a novel coating for carbon batteries, improved aluminium-ion batteries, hybrid zinc-oxide nanomaterials, and ultralight silver-wire based aerogel with high electrical conductivity. 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: Metal foams, silver nanowires, aerogel, ultralight, conductive, energy storage, post Li-ion batteries, nanocoatings, hybrid nanomaterials, surface modification, carbon batteries, aluminum-ion batteries, graphene Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 North American Workwear and Uniforms Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1C9-01-00-00-00 Frost & Sullivan analysis reveals that the North American workwear and uniforms market is poised for growth as manufacturers realign their product portfolios to suit the needs of millennials in the workforce. Manufacturers are carefully evaluating new growth opportunities so as to bring value-addition to the end user. New workwear is likely to take the form of moisture-wicking fabric, stain-resistance, and smart workwear for end users that are responsive to new technologies. Headwinds have characterized the rental segment leading to choppy growth. Manufacturers that are able to switch to eCommerce are likely to be able to successfully navigate any turbulence in the market. The emergence of eCommerce as a viable sales channel is bringing to the forefront issues pertaining to inventory management. Manufacturers have to invest in tools that allow them to respond in a nimble manner; it becomes essential for manufacturers to stock the right amount of inventory so as to minimize wastage and optimize working capital management. White workwear is expected to offer new growth opportunities due to increased hiring in healthcare and social assistance. Incumbents are well-positioned to take advantage of these growth opportunities due to robust product portfolios and efficient laundry facilities. Manufacturers are likely to reevaluate the benefits of ancillary rental services so as to maximize the benefits to the end user. The provision of easy care is lessening the demand for laundry services. Collaborations between workwear and uniform manufacturers and technology giants and start-ups are emerging. The possibility of new growth levers are likely, should the use cases for smart workwear be well defined. As style and design gain more prominence, manufacturers are likely to invest in design teams that can bring to the market aesthetically appealing workwear. Growth in the uniforms segment is expected to be driven by increased allocation of spending on military, law enforcement under the Trump administration, which in turn, is expected to boost sales of uniforms. As uniforms continue to be worn as a symbol of pride, there is unlikely to be any major shift away from the traditional uniform design. Region-level consolidation is expected to continue during the forecast period as incumbents seek to realize cost synergies and move further along the maturity curve. Overall, the outlook for the uniform and workwear market is positive, as incumbents are well positioned to respond in a nimble manner to changing end-user preferences. Regional dynamics are also stable, which is expected to encourage workwear manufacturers to make investments in innovative garments. Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Materials for Sensors, Batteries, Car Parts, Water Splitting, and Emission Control http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-68-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles profiles recent innovations in materials for water splitting, a cost-efficient catalyst for emission control, a novel cost-efficient catalyst that improves performance of zinc-air batteries, a lightweight thermoplastic composite for the automotive industry, and a pressure sensor that can be produced by programmed bacteria. 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: Catalyst, water splitting, hydrogen generation, emission control catalyst, organic sensors, 3D materials, lightweight composites, zinc-air batteries, electrocatalysis Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advances in Electro Coatings, Anti-fouling Coatings, Screen Coatings, and Liquid Repellent Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-68-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers the latest innovations in the field of coatings especially electrocoatings, anti-fouling coatings, screen coatings, and liquid repellant coatings. The coatings can be used in a wide variety of industries such as consumer goods, healthcare, food, pharmaceuticals, and diagnostics. It also covers innovations based on reducing the glare and reflection of sunlight on mobile phones. The issue also has innovations based on increasing the durability of tennis courts with specialized 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: Electrocoatings, anti-fouling, liquid repellant, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, food, consumer goods Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanomaterials for Electronics, Adhesives, Oil and Gas, Microelectronics, and Energy Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-5D-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE describes the application of nanomaterials across different industries including electronics, adhesives, oil and gas, microelectronics, and energy. The innovations comprise of a new silver-based nanostructure conductive film, a carbon nanotube dry adhesive, new silica nanomaterial formulation for oil recovery, ultrafine carbon nanomembranes, and a novel synthetic nano-bio chassis for light-to-hydrogen production. 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: Adhesives, silver, conductive film, carbon nanotube, silica nanomaterials, carbon nanomembranes, nano-bio chassis Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100